Back to school is always a time of so many emotions. It means a fresh start to a new school year as a teacher. This might mean new students, a new teaching assignment, or even a new school. Teachers always want to “get it right” in the first weeks of school to hopefully set a positive tone for the school year. It used to be every year, I would do a complete overhaul of my first day and the first week of Spanish class activities, trying to find the perfect back-to-school formula.
Well, what I have realized is that the ideal back-to-school plans for Spanish classes vary depending on your specific situation. So, in this back-to-school Spanish class round-up, I have put together all of my back-to-school blog posts and resources to save your precious time. So bookmark this post & get back to reading for fun by the pool!
Traditional In-Person 1st Week of Spanish Class plans Blog Posts
My #1 suggestion for a 1st unit for Spanish 1/Exploratory Spanish, &/or as a review to start Spanish 2. This is my absolute favorite unit I have created. I have personally used it a dozen times.
This blog post has my go-to plans for the 1st day of Spanish 2, Spanish 3 & Spanish 4. It started with just my very popular Mi Verano Find Someone Who, but now I have so many variations to mix it up & go beyond day one as well.
More 1st Week of Spanish Class Plans
Created for a proficiency focus at a new school.
1st Week of Spanish class Using Distance/Hybrid Learning
1st Weeks of Spanish Class Ready to Go Resources
If you want to start Spanish 1 with comprehensible input and acquisition of the Spanish Super 7, this unit is for you.
Extend the preterite review with similar questions but in printable task cards.
Newly updated for 2022 and fully editable for Spanish 1-4. Learn more in the syllabus blog post.
- Year 4 Classroom Tour (from year 4)
- Classroom Tour (from year 2)
- Classroom Set Up Ideas
- Library Tour 2015
- Word Wall
- Charging Station
- Interpersonal Communication Skills Free posters for classroom expectations in a deskless classroom
- Quick Tip: I CAN statements for Spanish class
Planning for the Year
All the info about how I use digital lesson templates to plan for the year, month and week in every single level of Spanish.
- Curriculum Year 6
- Curriculum planning for upper levels
- Standards Based Grading
- Curriculum Year 5
- Curriculum Year 4
- Planning as a Department of 1
- Curriculum Years 1-3
- 100 Resources for World Language Teachers
- How to Movie Talk in Spanish class
- How to use High-Frequency Verb Units
- Classroom Routines in Spanish class
- Organization Tip – Lesson Binders
- Teaching a Novel 101
Getting to Know Your Students