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Our three favorite tips for teachers. Happy new school year!

backtoschool Our three favorite tips for teachers. Happy new school year!

Happy new school year!  

  • Plan ahead your music and books

Enrich your students learning experience and cultural knowledge by offering a diversity of songs and stories. Visit your public library website or branch. You will be surprise of how many books and music in Spanish they have! Just plan ahead to make sure they are available when you need them.

  • Visual materials are a must!

Have a white board and color pens handy. Try to draw pictures of what you are explaining or teaching. If you are not Picasso act out the words, it is always fun for everyone in the class!

  • Keep parents involved

It is difficult for parents to know what children are learning in their Spanish class. Send classroom updates regularly that include vocabulary lists, music and book resources. The more parents are involved the more they will support their children bilingual education.

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Aprendiendo la letra Dd

La letra y el sonido de la Dd en español puede ser difícil de aprender para niños que también están aprendiendo a escribir y leer en inglés al mismo tiempo.

Sigue estas sugerencias y no olvides de aportar más ideas en nuestra sección de comentarios.

  • Cómo ejercicio de calentamiento tus estudiantes pueden hacer diferentes sonidos y muecas con la boca y lengua.
  • Pide a tus estudiantes poner la yema del dedo índice entre los dientes. Se darán cuenta que la  lengua necesita tocar el la punta de los dientes de arriba. Ahora pide que digan muchas veces “dadada”. Sentirán como su lengua vibra y hace cosquillas. Sigue practicando con diferentes sonidos. (dede, didi, dodo, dudu).
  • Juega a repetir rimas o trabalenguas.

Din don dan, din don dan… doce campanadas dan.

    • Para introducir la forma de la letra utiliza plastilina u otros materiales que sean flexibles.
    • Practica su forma y su sonido utilizando hojas de trabajo pedagógicas.

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  •  Promueve la lectura utilizando libros fonéticos.

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¿Cómo ayudas a estimular la lectoescritura en casa o en la escuela?

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Simple Back to School Tips for Parents

La Maleta, El Area de Trabajo, y Los Días de la Semana!

What is the solution for your child’s success when going back to school?… Below are three easy back to school tips for parents by Diana P. a “mamá latina” of two on how she helps herself, her child and their teacher have a smooth transition into the new school year. 

~A new school year is here!  It is the perfect time for families to establish new routines to prepare for a successful school year.  To help get your families get ready for school, I have listed an easy top three list that is sure to make your child’s school year as easy as the ABC’s.

  1. Buy a backpack with ONE zipper/pocket.  One!  Not two, three or nine zippers and pockets.  A simple backpack with one zipper will make finding homework, permission slips and lunch money easier for you, your child and his teacher.  Yes, sometimes the teacher wants a signed permission slip only to have the child tell his teacher that he cannot find it in his backpack.  Guess who has to fish through his backpack at school?  Now imagine if each of her 25 students asked for her help with their backpacks?  Let’s make everyone’s life easier and buy a backpack with ONE zipper, and therefore ONE pocket!
  2. Have a designated spot at home for the backpack.  A handy place to keep it is where the child will do her homework.  The child can take her homework out, complete it, and put it in the backpack when she is done.  In the morning, your child will know exactly where her backpack is located.  There won’t be a need for The Great Backpack Expedition before each school day in search of the backpack that needs to get to school, too.
  3. One word – CALENDAR!  Get your child used to being responsible for his own school schedule and items.  Schools are teaching this as young as Kindergarten!  A small wall calendar designated specifically for school will do the trick.  For the children that cannot read yet, draw a book on the day of the week that his class has library day, or a ball on days gym class requires him to wear sneakers.  Calendars work well with the older kids, too.  If your child has music class, swim practice, or a big assignment due, a visual will help keep the child on task.  Plus, the calendar will help your child get ready the night before.  On Monday night, if your child sees he has library scheduled the next day, he will be responsible for making sure his library books are in his backpack.

Enjoy this school year as your child embarks on another year of learning and growth, and may these tips make the journey a little smoother.  Happy School Year!~ Diana P.

Did we hear, teach young children the days of the week? The Monarca Language educational material includes the days of the week worksheets for your child. Es facil! Lunes, Martes, Miércoles…and check out our free printables too.

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Trabalenguals or twist your tongue…Learn spanish and practice pronunciation with a fun activity.

Twist your tongue or traba tu lengua with a trabalengua a tongue twister, you can do it and so can your kids!

A fun way to learn spanish and practice pronunciation is with a tricky rhyme or tongue twisters, un trabalenguas. Not only will this be a very engaging and fun activity for children but it has many long term benefits such as;

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Practice Spanish, listening skills and focus with a tongue twister.


  • Stimulates memory
  • Strengthens listening perception
  • Builds focus and concentration
  • Improves pronunciation and articulation
  • Boosts confidence

Make sure you start slowly, and remember to repeat many times. Don’t worry about making mistakes because everyone makes mistakes, it’s part of the fun.



You will have fond memories of these rhymes for years to come and so will your students or children.

These are some of the trabalenguas I remember from my childhood.

Tres tristes tigres tragaban trigo en un trigal en tres tristes trastos.
En tres tristes trastos tragaban trigo tres tristes tigres.

R con r cigarro,
r con r barril,
rápido ruedan los carros, 
cargados de azúcar del ferrocarril.

Cómpadre, cómpreme un coco,
cómpadre, no compro coco
porque como poco coco como
poco coco compro.

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¡Maestras! Plan ahead and win awesome Spanish Classroom Posters.

Yes, we are all enjoying great summer weather, late dinners with friends and fun-filled days! Going back to school might be a few weeks away but why not start prepping now and save time in the long run.

As a Spanish teacher I think that certain things are key to have a successful year. One thing that I have learned throughout the years is that I need to make sure to keep my student’s families are involved and well informed about what we are learning in class. Most of my families don’t know spanish and I want to make sure they take their children Spanish class as importantly as their math or science class. Here are my tips to help you be the most famous teacher of the school:

1. Send a letter introducing yourself but most importantly introducing the spanish program and what goals you have for your class.

2. Attach a basic vocabulary list of the words and phrases you will be using throughout the school year.

3. Send updates regularly. The updates should include resources, ideas and tips so that parents can practice at home.

4. Decorate your classroom with materials in Spanish. Who doesn’t like to read labels and posters?

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Finally our best tip!
Save time and win a set of our educational Spanish Classroom Posters from Monarca Language to decorate your classroom.
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¡Super fácil! Share how you get ready for going back to school. Just write your comment on this post and participate in our giveaway.

We will randomly select a winner on August 1st. The winner will be announce on our blog, facebook and twitter accounts.

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