If You Give a Mouse a Cookie was one of my favorite books growing up and when I came across the Spanish version, I knew I just had to incorporate it into my lessons! It really sets up the future tense nicely so I added it to my 8th grade future tense unit. It's roughly … Continue reading If You Give a Mouse a Cookie… Part 1: Reading
A presenter at a seminar I attended mentioned EdPuzzle in her presentation, lauding it as a fantastic tech tool. One visit to the website and I was immediately hooked. I started to use them in the classroom that same year, but EdPuzzle was fantastic to use during Remote Learning, too. My students rave about them; … Continue reading My Best Friend EdPuzzle
By around week 6 or 7 of Remote Learning, the novelty had worn off and both faculty and students were approaching exhaustion. The sheer amount of screen time was tiring and causing headaches, so I tried to plan more silly or off screen activities like escape rooms for our Face to Face (F2F) lessons and … Continue reading Getting Off-Screen with Zumba!
Towards the end of 7th grade, my students study informal commands. One of the mini projects that I have them do is create a poster with things to do and not to do in order to be a considered a good student. The project requirements have shifted over the years, but the current iteration asks … Continue reading Informal Commands: Silly Posters
Our final day of in person schooling for the 2019-2020 school year was March 13th. It was so surreal watching our students walk out the front doors. There was still so much uncertainty - around the virus and whether or not school would close for the remainder of the year - and it really felt … Continue reading Covid-19: Remote Learning
So my last update was in 2018 promising some new posts shortly. Oops. A lot of things happened and I lost the meaning of the words "free time." (Haha) So here I am on July 1st, 2020, and finally getting around to updating the blog a little bit. I have some fun activities and a … Continue reading Updates!