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If I could do it again

I would not do the project with 9th graders, much less a class of 25 9th graders (well, 2 juniors and a sophomore are among them). They need a stronger foundation in the language and more maturity. Perhaps Spanish I could assist a more advanced class. I would spring for fewer Read more…

By SraSpanglish, ago
authentic texts

Imperfect childhood

I’m trying to design a project that would foster a little introspection while reinforcing the imperfect tense and connecting a little to La llaman America. Almost halfway through the year, we’re on page 4 of the picture book,  where America’s behavior in her current setting in Chicago is contrasted with Read more…

By SraSpanglish, ago
culture

Nosotros

The cameras are all here! The supplies are almost all sorted! If we can get a couple of bigger boxes, double-check inventory, and just get our hands on the memory cards, everything will be just about ready to ship to La Laja in Colombia! That means it is time to Read more…

By SraSpanglish, ago
culture

Pre-bake sale nerves

I woke up an hour before my alarm, anxiety over the bake sale to send school supplies to La Laja in Colombia stalking up and down my brain. I calculated that if every pair from class brings one batch of their goodies, and if every batch includes an average of a Read more…

By SraSpanglish, ago
activism

In with the old

Find the updated project here This project was not fully cooked when I started teaching it. It’s also lain dormant for at least two years, maybe four. I really did have some good ideas in the olden days, but they do need to be reexamined and revamped to work now. Read more…

By SraSpanglish, ago
interpretive

Making a mess

One of last year’s more memorable Spanish 1 lessons involved blindfolding students and making them touch slimy things. We are preparing for a bake sale so we can ship the supplies we collected for La Laja in Colombia (hopefully, along with some video cameras to share messages between our students Read more…

By SraSpanglish, ago