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Have you been practicing?

Buenos días, mis amigos,

¿Han ustedes estado practicando el español durante las vacaciones? Have you been practicing your Spanish over break? I know some of my 5th and 6th graders were so intrigued by the Guapo videos that they just HAD to watch them over and over during break! ;) If you have no yet seen these videos, here is a taste:

5th and 6th grade has been discovering the differences between 1st person (Soy guapo = I am handsome) and 3rd person (Es guapo = He is handsome) Can you hear the differences in the video?

3rd and 4th grade just finished a chapter on emotions. We acted out some fun stories! The best one was about a sleeping teacher: “La maestra está muyyyy cansada. La maestra está muy cansada y duerme. Duerme mucho. La clase come jelly beans y pizza con mucho queso y ice cream y popcorn. La class come mucho y la maestra duerme. Ahora, la clase baila. La clase come y la clase baila. ¡OH NO! Señor Nolan entra la clase. Señor Nolan no está contento. Señor Nolan está cansado y duerme. La clase baila.” Ask your student to read this to you and tell you what happened!

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade is learning the emotion words está cansado, está enfermo, duerme. We  have been acting out mini stories and play games to learn these words!

Here is a little picture I found that will give us the motivation to get back to school on martes!



¡Hasta pronto!

Señorita T


About Lauren Tauchman

Lauren Tauchman is a Spanish teacher in Colorado. She serves on the Board of Directors for CCFLT (Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers), she is a certified instructional coach, and a presenter. She has taught K-6, middle school, and currently teaches high school Spanish 1 and 2, using TPRS/CI methods. e-mail

2 responses »

  1. I love your page and this blog. I am a new teacher to teaching with CI, and a lot of your ideas are very helpful. Thank you for all of your inspiring activities. I was actually on your webpage and saw your post for the first days of school. I saw your post about the first day of school activities you had thanks to Martina Bex. I was wondering if you could specify to me which activities those are in the picture and how I can obtain them.

  2. Hey Jennifer! Thanks for the support! I bought Martina’s curriculum on Teachers Pay Teachers. Each unit is a few dollars and includes lesson plans, slides, activities and assessments.

    I don’t know if that is a specific enough answer, but I’m happy to give you any of my materials or help you find Martina’s! Feel free to email me at

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