Fall Activities for Spanish Class

Seasonal activities are a great way to engage your Spanish students. Here are four of my fall-themed favorites, including a fun freebie! 😍 1. CONVERSATION CARDS Give your students a ton of speaking opportunities in Spanish class this fall with these fun fall-themed conversation cards! There are 48 cards to get your students up and moving while […]

Día de Muertos Ideas for Spanish Class

El Día de Muertos is one of my favorite things to teach my students about because it is such a beautiful, misunderstood holiday. Do you also want to teach your students about el Día de Muertos but you are overwhelmed with the idea of spending hours creating activities for your students? Here are some easy […]

Hispanic Heritage Month Ideas for Spanish Class

Want to teach your Spanish students about Hispanic Heritage Month but don’t know where to start? Overwhelmed with the idea of spending hours creating activities for your students? Here are some easy and fun Hispanic Heritage Month activities you can use in Spanish class! #1. HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH COLLABORATIVE POSTERS Looking for a unique Hispanic […]

First Day of Spanish Class Lesson Plan

At a loss with what to do with your Spanish classes on the first day? I got you. Personally, I never go over rules and procedures until a few days into the term. I always end up with new students every day for the first few days and I don’t want them to miss anything […]

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¡Hola! If you haven’t figured it out by now, I am insanely passionate about supporting Spanish teachers. I have been listening to teachers ask over and over again for more resources, more support, and more ideas for making their teaching lives easier because they are overwhelmed and struggling with burnout and stress. I started a […]

Proven Routines and Procedures for Spanish Class

Ten+ years into my teaching career and I finally feel like my classroom runs like a well-oiled machine. Through A LOT of trial and error, I have created a space that works for me AND my students. Many of the following ideas put the responsibility back on the students so they learn life skills and […]

Why Spanish Teachers are Leaving (and Staying)

It’s no secret that teachers are leaving the profession in droves. There are so many job postings at my kids’ school for the district that they are doubled up and hanging off all sides of the bulletin board. It’s a hot mess. Not unlike teaching right now. 😬 I recently asked my email subscribers to […]

Fun Spanish Review Activity – Relay Race Game

Collaborative and fun, this game is sure to get students moving and engaged! I love how students have to work as a team and EVERYONE contributes. The first team to correctly complete all the task cards wins! Need some task cards to do this activity? Click HERE for a FREE set of task cards for […]

Spanish Review Activity – Treasure Hunt!

Make students work for their task cards AND give them a great review of classroom vocabulary, colors, commands, or whatever else you want to use with a treasure hunt! With a treasure hunt, you hide task cards around the classroom and write clues for the students to solve to find them. How fun would this […]

How to Play Matamoscas in Spanish Class

Have you played Matamoscas before? The flyswatter game is a HUGE hit with students and can be used with any vocabulary. Win-win!  HOW TO PLAY THE SPANISH REVIEW GAME: BEFORE PLAYING  Write the vocabulary words you want students to review on the whiteboard. Here, there, and everywhere. (Pro tip: Have a TA? This is a great thing […]

Spanish Direct Object Pronouns Activities

Teaching Spanish direct object pronouns? Here are some of my favorite activities to give students lots and lots of practice with direct object pronouns in Spanish! 1. BOOM CARDS Self-checking AND self-grading? YES, PLEASE! If you are looking for a fun, interactive digital activity for your students to practice Spanish direct object pronouns, these no-prep Spanish Boom Cards are just what […]

O-UE Stem-Changing Verbs Activities for Spanish Class

Are your students struggling to remember the verbs with an O to UE stem-change like ALMORZAR? Here are some of my favorite activities for those tricky irregular O-UE stem-changers in Spanish! 1. BOOM CARDS Self-checking AND self-grading? YES, PLEASE! If you are looking for a fun, interactive digital activity for your students to practice o to ue stem-changing verbs, […]