Looking for a creative way to add more beginner level Spanish into the classroom? Try showing the 22 episodes of BBC's interactive web mystery series, Mi Vida Loca! Each episode is 10-15 minutes long and requires interaction from the students for the story to progress.
I have included a packet that you can use with your students to help them follow along. I did not include episode 14 because you travel to a bodega, but it would be easy to include if desired. It is a great way to introduce additional vocabulary and reinforce what you are already doing. It would be a great whole group warm-up, homework (with internet connection), language lab, or extra credit assignment for students. After each episode, there is a practice section with additional vocabulary, grammar, and practice. There is a "Final Test" located on the BBC website. I use the final test as an extra credit assignment.
The website where you can access all of the webisodes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/mividaloca/