Miss Señorita
Most beginning Spanish 1 students probably think that everyone in the Spanish-speaking world eats tacos.  And while it's true some people in Spanish-speaking countries do eat tacos - not everyone does. And there are other foods besides tacos! If you're looking for an idea to teach students about foods of the Spanish-speaking world and expand their vocabulary beyond "los tacos" , then have I got an idea for you! Hispanic Foods Webquest & Menu Project So this 3-day project is 2 parts: first the webquest, and then the menu project. How to set up the webquest 1. Choose 3 countries you want to focus on that have very different traditional foods. It's easier if you choose places you're familiar with. I chose Spain, Mexico, and Peru. You could choose more than 3 countries, but you want students to complete the webquest in 1 (50-minute) period. Add more countries if you have more time. 2. Do some research about what the traditional and common foods are in the 3 ...
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I love a good, engaging review game. Dominoes is for sure one of those games....
  Dia de los Muertos is one of my favorite culture activities because there are so many misconceptions about it. Students either think there's something evil about it, or they think it's some sort of Mexican Halloween....
Any other year, you can open the Microsoft Word documents you have from last year, print them, and voilá your lesson is done. But, if you're teaching virtually, you can't do that this year. You absolutely can still use those writing activities though! ...
Distance learning has completely changed teaching and it's not better or worse, it's just different. Okay, maybe it is worse. But, if your school is currently completely virtual - Loom can be your best friend....
We're in the middle (like no end in sight) of a pandemic and yet some schools are planning on re-opening in person in the fall. This is deeply concerning for a number of reasons.  But rather than list them here, you should check out 👉 Jillian Starr Teaching's post 👈 One of the numerous problems that Jillian raises is that teachers have to get extra supplies so that students don't share, and cleaning supplies on top of that. You need Lysol or Clorox wipes for days the whole goddamn year. You need masks . You need gallons upon gallons of hand sanitizer . You need a class set or even individual student sets of materials like pencils so that no one shares. Do you have enough pens this year? Do you supply kids with looseleaf paper ? Do you need to purchase white board markers ? Or chalk ? (I feel so bad for you if you need chalk). Do you have all the lesson plans you could possibly need for this school year? What about folders ? Or sticky not...