Homecoming Week is high-energy, lots of fun, and a great way for students to come together to show pride in their school. It is also hectic and really hard to plan for! Students are always coming and going. One period of Spanish 2 might have 30 students and another might have 10 because students have been excused for an activity. One period of Spanish 1 might be the full 60 minutes and another might be 25 because an assembly ran long. Again, super fun but also a NIGHTMARE as far as lesson plans go. Especially when you might not know about the absences or time differences until class starts! Homecoming Week is just one of the crazy times for teachers. Here are 6 ideas for activities that take little to no prep (think two minutes or less), work with 30 students or 10 students and 60 minutes or 25 minutes, will keep your students engaged during the crazy week, AND are great for learning Spanish!
1. JEOPARDY-STYLE TRIVIA GAME
|SER Trivia Game|
|Telling Time Trivia Game|
|Preterite vs. Imperfect Trivia Game|
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3. TASK CARDS
|La Fecha Task Cards|
|School Vocabulary Task Cards|
|Realidades 1 Task Cards|
4. DICE ACTIVITY
5. CONVERSATION CARDS
Cards: Lay cards out around the room. Only put
out as many cards as you have pairs. Play music and instruct students to wander
around the room until the music stops. Once the music stops, students need to
quickly find a card. There can only be two students at each card! If there are
already two students at a card, students need to go find a different one. Once
everyone is in a pair at a card, they need to take turns answering the question
on the card with their partner. This is a great way to get students mingling
with other students in the class and expose them to music in Spanish!
Bowl Activity: Give each student a card and then quickly divide the class into two
groups. Have one group make a large circle. Have each person in the second
group go stand in front of someone in the circle, facing the person. You should
have two circles now, one inside the other. Have students greet the person
across from them in Spanish. Then have the outer group ask the inner group the
question on their card. Inner circle needs to answer in a complete sentence and
then ask their question. Once that is done, both students need to say gracias
to their partner and then wait for a signal to rotate. Once you give the
signal, the INNER circle moves one person to the right. Repeat the process of
greeting, asking, answering, asking, answering, thanking, and rotating one
person to the right until everyone is back where they started.. This is a quick
process. Students are with their partner no more than 30-45 seconds at a time,
depending on the question. A Fish Bowl is a great way to get students speaking
A LOT of Spanish and in a short amount of time!
c. Walk & Talk: Hang
the cards around the room and have students walk around with a partner. Each
time they come to a card, they both need to answer the question in Spanish.
Save yourself time with these conversation card sets! Each set comes with 48 question cards for lots of engagement, speaking, and fun!
6. BOOM CARDS
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If you end up using any of these ideas in your classroom, I would love to hear about it! Please tag me on IG (@laprofeplotts) or let me know on Facebook! As always, if you loved this post, I would greatly appreciate you pinning it for me ↓ so others can enjoy it, too. Thanks, amigos!