El Tió de Nadal 2.0

El Tió de Nadal 2.0

Hola my dear friends! TODAY, the 8th of December, families in Cataluña are putting out their tió... it starts as just a bitty baby and then it grows throughout the Christmas season as the children give it food and water each day. This year when I taught about el tió, I used the slides and…
AMAZING Frida resource!

AMAZING Frida resource!

If you teach about Frida, at any point, EVER, please consider using this incredible resource to supplement what you do. The incredible STEM teacher that I work with sent this to me yesterday. She uses Flocabulary in her classes and she said "Maestra, there is an awesome Spanglish flocabulary resource about Frida available!" and she…
Picture Talk for Compelling Comprehensible Culture!

Picture Talk for Compelling Comprehensible Culture!

One of my favorite things to present on is how to deliver highly engaging, highly compelling comprehensible input while talking about culture! Culture, for me, used to be such a challenge  to "teach" while staying in the target language. I desperately wanted to go in depth with my students and share with them my passion…
Día de Reyes Magos/New Year resource again!

Día de Reyes Magos/New Year resource again!

FELIZ Año nuevo mis amigos!!!! I took a MUCH needed break from my YouTube, Twitter, and Blog over vacation. I still managed to work the entire time but it was amazing how much more relaxed I feel. I had to reset before coming back yesterday to 6 classes/6 preps back to back! It is going…
Day of the Dead Chapel and Classes

Day of the Dead Chapel and Classes

Day of the Dead was very special this year. I had so many resources at my disposal.  Every class was different and I had all of my resources open in case a class "steered" itself in one direction or another. I wanted to make sure I had a place to "reflect" on the day and…
El Tió de Nadal

El Tió de Nadal

Isla Rose wrote Santa an early Christmas letter this year asking for a special elf for "Daddy and AtDat's house" (she calls me AtDat). Santa delivered and with all of the magic that we expect from Santa. She was absolutely overjoyed. Magic and the idea of believing in Magic is my most absolute favorite thing…