What to do on the first day of upper-level Spanish class? This is the perfect back to school Spanish icebreaker for the first day of Spanish 2, Spanish 3, or Spanish 4 to talk about what you did over the summer using the preterite tense. This Spanish 1st day of school Find Someone Who people search or people hunt activity was designed as a Spanish interpersonal communication back-to-school activity to get students talking in Spanish class using the preterite tense to discuss mi verano. Actividades para el regreso a classes.
PDF Mi verano Find Someone Who has differentiated versions
- ✅ Page 1 – Interpersonal questions – yo form provided – most support
- ✅ Page 2 – Presentational writing about friends – most support
- ✅ Page 3 – Interpersonal questions – more advanced
- ✅ Page 4 – Presentational writing about friends & self – differentiated support word bank
- ✅ Page 5 – Presentational writing about friends & self – most advanced
This my summer 1st day of Spanish speaking and writing activity is a great way to review or introduce the preterite tense in upper-level Spanish class. Even if students have had limited exposure to past tense, all forms of the preterite needed are provided on the easier versions of the mi verano activity. There is an extension to have students write about what their class did as well.
This mi verano Find Someone Who would be great for students who have some Spanish background knowledge such as Spanish 2, Spanish 3, or Spanish 4 to talk about what they did over the summer. This mi verano para el regreso a classes is many teachers’ go-to 1st day of upper-level Spanish class plan. A stress-free, zero prep first day of Spanish class, where students build a positive classroom community and get to know each other.
Mi verano Find Someone Who
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⭐ This first day of Spanish activity is a PDF-only resource. If you would prefer a similar activity post-break editable Google Slides Activity, I would suggest Mi verano Google Slides instead. Or upgrade to get both options plus more activities with the Mi verano bundle.
- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ My students were actively engaged with this activity. It helped to remind them of what they already knew and got them to use Spanish. The follow up activity is excellent, and helped students to contrast the 3rd person with the 1st person, then allowing them to summarize what they did over the summer. It was an excellent activity for my students in the first week of Spanish 3. Thank you! – Kelly M (used with grades 10, 11 & 12)
- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Students were engaged and practicing in Spanish – a WIN! I love it when they get to walk around with a purpose and then use what they’ve learned to get some writing done. – Maria C
- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Very fun activity and makes the first week of school very smooth. – Laura P
- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I’m teaching Spanish 2 and 3 for the first time this year and was thinking of a good first day activity! I’m glad I found a great, no-prep activity that works for both levels of students and that will get them speaking Spanish again day 1! – Hannah S
- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This is a great little activity that can go such a long way! Thank you for the differentiation! I’ll be using it in Spanish 2 and 3! – Sarah W
- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Excellent resource. My students were actively engaged after not being in class for over a year. It was great to see them move around in class using Spanish and interacting. – Assunta S
- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Students enjoyed talking to classmates and finding out what they did over the summer. Great ice break activity or to review the concept of preterit. – Janny
ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages
- ✅ Interpersonal Communication – Learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
- ✅ Presentational Communication – Learners present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics.
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Extend this activity & pair it with the Mi Verano conversation cards
Want the same Resource for French Class?
- Find Someone Who – Mon Été (past tense FRENCH).
**If you are using distance learning or want a similar fully distance resource, I suggest the new Mi verano Google Slides instead or additionally.
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