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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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Three learning styles to teach children “Las Vocales en Español”

By incorporating these three learning styles you can help maximize the time spent teaching children. Let’s plan a lesson teaching las vocales in Spanish as an example.

First, let’s review the learning styles: Visual, Aural, and Kinesthetic

1. Visual:
The child benefits most from seeing the information being taught. In this case a student learns by seeing the subject being taught either as a graphic base {visual learner} or a text base {read/write learner}.
For visual learners, you can use many tools to teach, for example, objects such as pictures, charts, shapes, patterns, diagrams… and so on. These kids will very much enjoy using color and illustration activities. The read/write learner learns by seeing the information in a word form. They benefit most from reading and writing. These students may love to rewrite notes, lists and powerpoint presentations.

2. Aural or Auditory:
The student learns best via hearing. Tools for teaching this style are lectures, group discussions, reading out loud and music.
Even having music on while learning or reading out loud help this student.

3. Kinesthetic or tactile learners:
This is a hands on approach type of learner. The child benefits from using all the senses. Here the subject being taught could become a real life event such as a field trip therefore using taste, smell, touch, sight and hearing.
For this student taking more frequent breaks during a lesson maybe a benefit.

Ready? Now let’s teach las vocales.

Visual:
Use a drawing and coloring worksheet.

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Aural:
Listen to a fun song and singing along.

Baila Baila Music – Las Vocales

Kinesthetics:
Playing a game. Can you find an object that starts with the letter A? Make sure to sound out the sound of the letter. Have the child stand up from their location and encouraging movement in the lesson.

Teachers Tip: If you are beginning to teach reading and writing in Spanish, make sure you spent enough time learning the vowels. These 5 letters are key to successful reading and writing.

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¿Cómo hacer un adivinador de papel con niños?

Today I had a very small class, so I asked my 4 students for ideas of what do to. They offered making a piñata, baking cookies… but the most realistic idea proposed in a 75 minute class was to make paper fortune tellers.

So I asked, How do you make un papel de la fortuna?

As soon as a student started explaining the detailed steps and that we just needed a piece of paper, I was sold! It’s not because she had said “sólo necesitamos un papel Angélica,” but she had to teach the class (including me) on how to make this magical project.

We all sat down with just one piece of paper and she began: Primero dobla el papel para que esta puntita llegue hasta el otro lado… Luego…

What I truly adore about today’s class is not that I will become una gran artista de pop como Katy Perry (a pop singer like Katy Perry), but that she was so thoughtful, patient and engaging while explaining the project… all in Spanish, of course!

Do you want to make one? Here’s a how-to.

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Ask your students to teach a game or an activity to the class. Perhaps a dance step? It will be easier for them to teach the activity as a step-by-step process.

What a great way to practice their language skills and build self-confidence skills!

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