02 May

Learning TIME in Spanish

We are learning about time now. My first graders are enjoying this unit because we can use our smart board and our clock whiteboards.
Just the other day I read a great post from Technology Rocks Seriously about teaching the time online resources. (thanks a lot for sharing)
I am going to add some that are in Spanish, for all your bilingual students.

 We got inspired with all these clocks and we created our own cuckoo clocks to practice at home. Check them out at TPT!

Isn’t that cute?
It is not written in Spanish because we have another official language here in my region.
I can’t show more photos because all the photos I took included my students… I am still learning everything about blogging!
But I can assure you that they where all as beautiful as this one!
And the last one, and the best one to… It includes lesson, vocabulary words, grammar, dialogues … And best of all audio!!! And if you click on the left corner you can find similar lesson for teaching colors, home, money, shopping…

30 Apr

maths review

It looks like my last post had many views! Thank you everybody for coming!
To celebrate I will share one of my students favorite games.
When Summer is almost here they start feeling bored about mental math, so last year I came up with this idea during the Summer to have them enjoy this practice again. I was doing some cleaning at home when I found some board games my mother wanted to donate. This was a disgusting board game that consisted on picking inside this man’s nose. The winner was the one that made his brain jump. Disturbing…I know.
So a few weeks ago I introduced my first graders to “El SeƱor Mocoso”. I was a bit worried but they loved it!
So here is what we do. I ask them three rounds of addition problems and the one that guess 2 o more win the chance of picking inside his nose… If anybody pulls out the brain they get a round of applause from their classmates. 
This silly game has returned their motivation. 
28 Apr

Spanish Maths Resources

I love teaching maths to firstgraders, you have many manipulatives, foldables, games… You can find tons of ideas on the internet. When teaching maths I find it very easy translating online printable resources but what I can’t do is translating online games.
So here I am sharing some online maths games that my students play in Spanish. They are classified 1-6 grade. You can use it on your Smart Board or just send them to practice at home. Have fun!