Spanish Fall / Winter Blog Hop Tips for those Winter Months of Teaching, La Profesora Frida


Spanish Fall / Winter Blog Hop Tips for those Winter Months of Teaching, La Profesora Frida

How do we keep our teaching exciting and interesting allll year long?  Especially in the winter months when the doldrums start to hit?  I have a few ideas and I hope you enjoy them!

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Spanish Fall / Winter Blog Hop GIVEAWAY from La Profesora Frida!

Check out the Rafflecopter giveaway below for your chance to win a $25 TpT gift card!  Come back again tomorrow and enter AGAIN– there are plenty of options that can be done more than once!
Buena suerte!


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It pays to be a follower! Most products posted at 50% off for the first 48 hours!

Did you know?? 
It pays to be a La Profesora Frida follower on TeachersPayTeachers!  Most new products are posted with a 50% discount for the first 48 hours! 

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Stress Free Manicures for Teachers, Jamberry Back To School GIVEAWAY

Making my life as stress free as possible is the name of the game! 
And that includes exploring all of the ways I can make my life easier and spend more time doing the things I love. 

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Take What You Need Posters, Toma Lo Que Necesitas, Spanish lesson

“Take What You Need” posters have become a phenomenon of happiness and goodwill and an expression of personal artistic nature.  Please visit my Pinterest board titled “Take What You Need Posters” to see more lovely examples and links to articles about this illustration of human kindness. Read more

Erin Condren For Teachers, Stress Free Spanish Teacher Life Planner Unveiling

Having you been hearing about Erin Condren Life Planners but have been wondering what the buzz is all about?  Here’s my unfiltered unveiling of my EC Life Planner and how I plan to use it to make my life a bit more stress free!

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So many celebrations!! Teacher Appreciation Week, Cinco de Mayo, 1,100 followers on TpT!

There are so many reasons to celebrate this week!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week on TeachersPayTeachers!  EVERYTHING in my store is on SALE! 
Don’t forget to use promo code: ThankYou at checkout to receive an EXTRA 10% off your purchase!

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!  Treat yourself to some new resources to help you make your teaching life less stressful!
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Free Spanish Lesson! Grin & Grab It Day this Sunday!

Grin and Grab it Day 1-25-2015 Free Products for One Day

This post is about another blog hop Grin and Grab it Day 1-25-2015 with free products for one day. Several bloggers have joined this blog hop and by visiting their blogs you can see which usually priced products on TpT are free this Sunday only. We live in different time zones, but products will be marked down in the morning and be priced again in the evening. We just ask you kindly rate them while they are still free as after they are again priced, people who get them for free will be unable to rate them at that point in time. Grin-and-Grab-it day get a usually priced product on TpT on 1-25-2015
First, La Profesora Frida who I have written about previously on this blog, has a Spanish Adjective Agreement and Clothing Practice product. No prep! Just print and go! The activities in this packet are designed to supplement your already in place Spanish curriculum and to offer extra opportunities for your students to buff up on their adjective agreement skills. Spanish-Adjective-Agreement-Practice-with-Clothing-La-Ropa-1622297
Charlene Tess who has written several guest blog posts on this blog has a lesson in comparing and contrasting two short stories and a rubric for grading the composition product that will be free Sunday. Included in the packet are: • a note to the teacher with instructions on how to present the lesson; • 2 sample rubrics; • a graphic organizer on which students take notes on the plot, characters, theme, point of view, and tone of two short stories; • and more! omparing-and-Contrasting-Two-Short-Stories-140235
Artistic Educational Tools has Rhyming Word Family Flip Books, for grades 1-2. This version is black line only. The black line version is well suited for students to color their own flip books. It is also nice for schools and homeschools with limited or no color printing capabilities! Rhyming-Word-Family-Flip-Books-Grades-1-2-Black-Line-Only-471975

The Silent E Love Bugs and Magic e! Valentine’s Day Literacy Center is being given by Teaching Resources for the Classroom. This product helps meet CCSS RF.1.3, RF.1.4, RF.1.3e, RF.K.3, and RF.2.3 as well as providing fun learning experiences.
Wise Owl Factory is joining in this free product day, too. The Mice Themed Prepositional Phrases product will be free Sunday. It helps meets CCSS L.1.1i and L.K.1e.Mice-Themed-Prepositional-Phrases-Center-and-Writing-Frame-PDF-135745We hope you enjoy our free product day and that you will enjoy the lessons and activities
Thank you for reading, Carolyn

Spanish class Fast Finishers, Bulletin Board SET for your quick workers!

What to do, what to do with those fast finishers in your Spanish class?!

Consider making a Fast Finishers bulletin board with these cards of activities that your students can do while they wait patiently for others to finish!

A point system within this packet is used to reflect the difficulty level of each task. 

Elementary students (bless their little hearts!) do “fast finisher” tasks out of pure intrinsic motivation, but midde schoolers / high schoolers often need some extrinsic reward. Thus the point system.

 There is a tally sheet for you to copy and give to your students for them to keep track of which tasks they have completed and how many points they have earned. I recommend giving awards on a tiered level by points completed. (Stickers, candy, etc.)

Come and check out the entire PREVIEW file at my TeachersPayTeachers store!

And as always, I LOVE to hear your thoughts and feedback about the lessons I create!  If you have any suggestions (or catch any typos!), please send me a message!
Thanks so much!
~La Profesora Frida

Spanish Class WINTER themed lesson plans! Printables for

Not your typical Winter Packet Celebramos El Invierno! is a compilation of printables for you to use with your students to help them learn new vocabulary, new verbs and new phrases to express themselves about the topic of Winter (not a specific “Christmasy” theme, although some holiday vocabulary is included).

 The vocabulary used in the following activities is common vocabulary found in most Spanish textbooks along with supplementary vocabulary to help your students express themselves more fully.

Sometimes when we take time away from our already in place curriculum to teach “the fun stuff” (for example, holidays), we can worry that we aren’t providing a rigorous learning experience for our students. This packet of activities should reassure you that the opposite can be true! activities in this packet not only teach (and supplement!) vocabulary, they offer communicative work, sentence structure and reading comprehension practice, verb conjugation work and even poetry and art!

Each activity can be used individually, or consider setting up stations. Need to be away from your classroom? I’m sure your substitute would be thankful for this packet of activities to implement in your absence.

Check out the activities included in this packet:¡Vocabulario Útil del Invierno!  –Useful vocabulary to talk about winter.
Winter Vocabulary Handout
Word Search of vocabulary words
       + sentence structure practice
Cloze paragraph with picture clues
       + teacher key
Snowman Glyph
Vocabulary Matching worksheet (or quiz)(+teacher key)

¡Verbos Útiles del Invierno! –Useful verbs to talk about cozy, winter days.

Winter Verbs Handout
Word Search of these verbs
       + conjugation and sentence structure practice
Conjugation practice with winter verbs (and teacher keys) 
Vocabulary Matching Quiz (or worksheet if you like)
       + teacher key
Cloze verb conjugation worksheet (or quiz, if you like)
       + teacher key
Winter vacation writing prompt
        extension: Cartoon art element
Frosty the Snow Man’s winter vacation writing prompt
        extension: Cartoon art element)
Winter Poetry Project with Rubric
Winter Comecocos (Cootie Catcher, Fortune Teller)

There’s SO MUCH included in this packet!!  Here’s what one teacher had to say about this packet:
“Wow! This was a very creative packet! I can’t wait to use it this winter. My favorite was Frosty the Snow Man’s winter vacation writing prompt with drawing element. This seller always does outstanding work! ”  Awwwww!  *blush*
And another teacher had this to say:
GREAT unit on Winter that takes into account vocabulary AND grammar (practice with verb conjugations). Completely relevant for this time of year–will probably use this with my 5th or 6th graders, since we will be going into present verb conjugations after the holidays!”
If you do purchase it, I would love to hear your thoughts!
~La Profesora Frida