Welcome to my blog. I am a father of two and a Kindergarten through 8th Grade Spanish teacher in Central Florida. The 2014-2015 school year was my first year using Comprehensible Instruction Methods, specifically TPRS and I have been using it ever since. Advertisements
A fun twist on character creation that I have used with my youngest elementary students comes around at this time of year: Creating Class Monsters! There is one big change for creating this character with younger students rather than upper elementary or middle schoolers: Rather than have them make suggestions for all the details, I… Read More Halloween Monsters!
The blog content has been flowing this year. I have found new inspiration for teaching this year and I am having a great time experimenting and sharing about it here. You might have noticed that I haven’t been posting quite as often in the last week or so. The reason is: ACTFL!!! Currently, I am… Read More Prepping for ACTFL
For those times when your plans, no matter how great they were, just won’t work out… Read More No-Prep Activities for When Your Plans Go Out The Window
Hello all, I have updated the look of the blog a bit, mostly to make it easier to access the newly updated Stories Pages. I have divided the stories into ones to use for Elementary and ones to use for Middle or Upper school. Content for the stories is almost all student-driven. As I’ve written… Read More New Stories and a (slightly) New Look
I have been using brain breaks in my classroom a lot this year, mostly to move kids around in my classroom and to get their wiggles out. I have been trying out all kinds of things for them to do: Simon Says – It’s always fun to do quick round of my favorite game in… Read More Brain Breaks and The Story Circle – A Fun Twist on Class Stories
The day after our class fiestas was not really what I was expecting…… Read More Fiestas and a Hard Lesson (For Me)
Hi everyone! As I have mentioned a few times before, I have been planning to use news articles in the classroom for reading materials for my middle school students. I have been putting off writing about it because I wanted to try a few different kinds of activities before I write about how great or… Read More Using News in Middle School