Sat
05 Sep
2015
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GoNoodle ’s Back to School Blogger Blitz

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I just love GoNoodle! My kids love it too. And it is free!

What else can you ask for?

Some of my teacher friends don’t use it because it is not in Spanish. But this it can be easily adapted.

Here you can see a screenshot I took of my computer.

My kids do not understand most of the brain breaks. They find them funny but they just don’t understand. So what I do is that I use the dance/run ones. They even catch some of the lyrics. Zumba is easy but their favorite is Koo Koo Kagaroo.

One of the things that I like about GoNoodle is Maximo or the other relaxing videos. My kids don’t understand them at all. They just can’t follow.

What can you do? Just click on the YouTube icon and add what you need. We all have our favorite Spanish songs, chants… I added some relaxing ones and the times tables songs. So worth it!

Once you have the videos that you like you just use them in the classroom.

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As soon as we started GoNoodling in the classroom parents asked me about it. You can invite them to use it at home by sending a letter home.

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I have created some Spanish posters. Feel free to use them :) There are some great printables on the GoNoodle blog too.

Another great thing about GoNoodle is that you can buy lots of goodies on their GoNoodle store. My kids went crazy when I gave them tattoos last year. I may get some pencil for my new firsties.

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Remember to use the Back to School code if you want to get some goodies.

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Thanks for reading the whole post! I am having a little giveaway. You can win 25 GoNoodle pencils.

EVERYONE can participate. Even international teachers. :)


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Wed
18 Mar
2015
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Raindrop alphabet and some lucky leprechauns

This has been a busy week. We have been preparing for Fallas and St. Patrick. I used this easy printable with my secondgraders before our tests.
I have included English-Spanish and capital letters too. Enjoy! 

They love everything crafty! :)

 I also loved our Leprechaun directed drawing. Jennifer is an artist. And this was just perfect for my Art lessons in English.

We needed three 45 minutes lessons to complete them. But the results are worth it!
We draw them with pencils and colored with watercolors. On the last day they traced them with the black markers. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 
Mon
23 Feb
2015
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Thousand club and valentine late…

This year I am teaching Secondgraders. My kids were jealous about the 100th day celebration in the first grade classroom. So I decided to do something and celebrate.
I created a small packet with hundred charts: The Thousand Club. I printed the charts half sized, they were excited. They love the miniworksheets and so do I. Less printing paper, size, time… Just perfect for this time of the year!
It is an easy center. They just grab a chart, fill it and add it on the thousand club bulletin board. It works as a motivator and reminder. The kids check which was the last chart they were working on and then they go with the next one.
  
 Of course not everyone is motivated in the same way and at the same time … So I got some smelly markers for next week. I hope I can fill those empty spaces without pushing anyone. 😉
About Valentine day… I was exhausted. We did lots of cute things. But the Butterfly poem was my favorite. I cannot share it because it is not my activity, but I can tell you it was really good and my kids loved creating those poems on their own. If I ever get my coworker in the blogging world I will tell you. :)
We also did some crafts. We created beautiful lanterns with mason jars
I love how beatiful they looked together. I wish I had a better photo. But they got sold pretty quick during the Valentine Solidarity Market.