Inside: Top Mis Clases Locas posts of 2019. the best of Mis Clases Locas resources for Spanish teachers.
This past year has been a slower one on the blog. 52 posts were published, but if you noticed many were just updated previous posts. With 450 total posts, I realized that sometimes my limited time is more efficiently used updating outdated older material, than starting from scratch.
Additionally some of my efforts this year were shifted to presenting more than writing. I presented at three online conferences, as well as in person in Iowa and Texas. Maybe I will see you at #CSCTFL20 , #IWLA20?! or another opportunity in the works. 🙂 With two small kids and both my husband and I working full time, I have very limited availability, but do really love presenting.
Also, now besides this blog, social media is often the place for my new ideas, since the idea of putting it into a blog post is much more daunting. If you want to keep up to date with what I post, follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as well as sign up for the Mis Clases Locas newsletter.
This year brought only 25 brand new blog posts. While many older posts are still pretty popular, below are the top 5 most viewed of the new posts.
A new book you should add to your class library from A.C. Quintero. You can see all 18 of my past libro lunes book recommendations here. Find the whole El Mensaje post here.
#4 1, 2, 3 Salta! – game
A fun, new to me game that is no prep and gets your students moving! Find the whole post here.
A new Netflix movie that is perfect for any level of Spanish class. I personally used the film this year in Spanish 4 to spur discussions on the environment, South America, and colonization. Find the whole post here including a movie guide.
This past year I had the opportunity to present in three online conference. I think they are a great way to provide PD at a much lower cost to those who are not able to travel for specialized training and conferences. Find the whole post here.
The most popular new post this year was resources for using the Netflix show Go! Vive a tu manera. I have personally used the show with my Spanish 2 this year and they have watched the first 6 episodes so far.
If you are still looking for activities this week I have a holiday resources round up post, which can be found here or a bundle of all my my holiday resources here. Below are resources that you can use the next couple of days, or right after break, that require no prep and can save a little bit of your sanity.
10 Holiday dances for any class
10 Holiday dances for any class
All the dance ideas for extra homeroom time, indoor recess, extra time after final or #baileviernes
Find Someone Who – Pre holiday break – future
This is a perfect one day activity to talk about plans over break in the future tense. It is especially good, if you are trying to avoid cultural celebrations and instead just focus on your students talking about their lives.
A fun holiday plate sketch game the day before break, perfect if you have a short class or just some extra time.
If you want to add a little bit each day, here are 3 weeks of daily class starters or brain breaks, that could also be used to fill a couple class periods.
This is a perfect one day activity to talk about what people did over break. Print it before break, have it on your desk & do not worry about what to do when you get back! A great way to make sure you can ENJOY your break! For Spanish 1 or novice students without much past tense knowledge, I have a versions just using one verb: fuiste find someone who & fuiste question cards.
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