Get to know your students – IN THE TL!

Get to know your students – IN THE TL!

After you share a little about yourself so they can get to know you (FIRST DAYS, FIRST IMPRESSIONS) it’s nice to get to know them a little, too!

Here’s a simple form I use duing the #firstweek so that students can connect back USING THE TARGET LANGUAGE. It’s so important to show them they can understand a lot – even if they can’t produce at the same level. Plus, this info helps me tailor my future lessons to connect with my students. (Example: One class loves tennis… I’ll start the sports unit with Rafael Nadal!)

 

 

These make for a fun bulletin board (or billboard as my friend K usually calls them). Kids love to show off their work and parents like to peek at them on Family Night. Download the Spanish version “SOBRE MI” form for your students below:

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Here it is in French! (Thanks, Christele, Wendy, and Heather!)

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Want to help us put this form in other languages? Send us translations and we’ll do it for you!

Did you use this form in your class? How did it go? We’d love to hear how you used it!

23 Comments

  1. Tara Brown

    Thank you so much! This is wonderful! I just discovered your site, and I love it here! 🙂

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    • Megan Smith

      Glad to hear it, Tara! Thanks for letting us know!

      Reply
  2. Kayla O'Meara

    This is a great idea! I’d love to send you a translation in French. What text editor do you use to create all of your fantastic resources?

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    • Erica Christine Guittar

      Would you send to me after you translate to French? Would love as well!!!

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      • Megan Smith

        Erica – French form is ready! Enjoy!

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        • Nicole Larocque

          Thanks for the French version!

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          • Megan Smith

            You are very welcome! Grateful for the translation help!

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    • Megan Smith

      Hi, Kayla! Just added a French version – you can download it (right under the Spanish version). Enjoy! P.S. I use a mix of programs to create. This one was on an app called Over.

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      • Kayla

        Hi Megan! Thanks for the French version and the tip about Over. Looks very cool 🙂

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  3. Daniela Leonard

    Love this. I’d be happy to translate it into Italian, just tell me where to start and I’ll get it done.

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    • Megan Smith

      Thanks, Daniela! If you want to just send me an email you can just type the main categories one at a time (family, etc) and all the words to describe it beside it. I don’t need any translations back to English – just the correct Italian. creativelanguageclass@gmail.com

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  4. Dylan

    Thank you so much! Will definitely use with my returning 8th graders this week 🙂

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    • Megan Smith

      You’re welcome, Dylan! Glad you can use it!

      Reply
  5. Marilyn Zeller

    Is there any way you could post the template for the Sobre Mi form without any responses already filled in? That would be so helpful!

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    • Amanda

      Hi Marilyn,

      If you scroll to the bottom where it says “Download Now” there is a blank version to downlod 🙂

      Reply
  6. Mary Bell Boltwood

    would be nice to maybe include the verb (mi familia es…mis clases favoritas son…) and then they can present their sheet to their group even if they haven’t learned that verb yet.

    Also, love the inclusive use of @ and cognates

    thanks so much for your generous sharing. Might use my first day with 101 students!

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    • Megan Smith

      Good idea! Maybe I’ll add the verb in for back-to-school next year!

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  7. Tatiana

    How about English, for ESL/ENL students. Beautiful fonts!

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    • Megan Smith

      Could you still use it? I’ll do it for you if you can!

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  8. Monica

    Do you have this in Italian?

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  9. Katlynne

    Definitely using this for our first day next Tuesday. So many cognates. A non-threatening way to introduce the language and build their confidence so that they’re more willing to take risks and speak Spanish!

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  10. Dawn

    I love your ideas and resources!

    Reply

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