I have been teaching Spanish for 17 years in public elementary schools in North Carolina, mostly in FLES style programs. I taught English for 4 years in Madrid, Spain. Five years ago I started in a new school with Smartboards in every classroom and this changed my approach to materials creation. I have been working on our curriculum units since then, and they get better every year I use them and improve them.
I believe in the natural approach to learn a foreign language: creating natural situations for the kids to learn and use the language. I use TPR and immersion (98% use of the target language). I create fun activities, visuals, sing songs and use movement to reach all learning styles. I love the new technologies and how they have opened the world to the students. I have been working with Smartboards for 5 years, but also use props and other materials to make the experience more real and fun for the students.
The notes I get from my students saying I am the BEST teacher ever are my best awards. Seriously!
Degree in Philology from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, License in Spanish K-12 from Central University.
I am a perfectionist, so I keep updating my products as I use them in the classroom.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, European History, Foreign Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Foreign Languages, Geography (University), Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, Cooking, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa