It is homecoming week around here, so things are spirited and kids have a lot of energy. Spanish 1 just finished Martina Bex’s telling time story, which was a great way to introduce the concept of telling time through a story. They also worked on making their school schedules and comparing them with others. We were left with one and a half class periods this week, and that is even you even call Friday’s early out with Parade, Pep Assembly and Homecoming a class. I knew that starting something new at the end of this week would not be successful, so I decided to expand a little more on telling time in a way that students could move around and stay active. I already plan on having students complete this activity, so I can formatively asses students asking and answering with time, but I needed something else as expansion, so the answer was Stations. I know that this is not true comprehensible input teaching, but it will give students more opportunities to practice something that I have found can be very confusing for many students.
I made this basic Station document to post on Schoology as instructions, as well as plan to have instructions posted around the room. There are just four activities this time, Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing. A big shout out to the resources used from Zachary Jones & Señor Jordan. I am so thankful for those out there who share so freely, and make last minute lesson planing much easier. I have mini dry erase clocks that I bought in the dollar store one year before school started and a big clock with movable hands that students can use to practice with each other. If you do not have these, students could always just draw their own clocks to practice.
What are other activities you have found work well during crazy weeks?
I have an activity that, depending on what you want out of it, can be a lot of prep or no prep at all. It can be used for a variety of topics, but I like to use it for vocabulary. It's called 1-2-Muévense. The version you prep is where you put a picture of a vocabulary word on the outside of a folded 3×5 note card and on the inside, write what the vocab word is in Spanish. (For the no prep version, have each student write a vocab word (or a subject-verb combo) on the outside and the answer on the inside. You should check their cards before beginning the activity though to ensure no mistakes have been made).
Now it's time for 1-2-Muévense. 1 – they show the cards to one another and guess what the word is in Spanish. 2 – they show the correct answer and exchange cards. 3, ¡Muévense! They move on to someone else and do the same thing. Because they have new cards each time, it isn't a big deal if they talk to someone more than once.
Mis Clases Locas says
Sounds like a fun way to keep students moving! Thank you for sharing!