This lesson worked so well the first day of school the last two years that I’m looking forward to using it again!
This product contains everything you need for the first day:
-A two-page customizable syllabus (the first page is shown in the thumbnails)
-An engaging meet-the-teacher activity (students make guesses about you and then see if they were right! See thumbnail)
-An icebreaker class activity that elicits fun stories from students
-6 templates to make 3D bilingual nametags (also sold separately at my store)
-A sheet for students to fill out information about themselves (the first page is shown in the thumbnails)
-Lists of 100 Spanish names for each gender (compiled from lists of popular baby names in the 90’s and 2000’s, so they are not outdated).
-A detailed lesson plan that incorporates all of the above, plus how to teach six basic commands using the Total Physical Response method.
This works best with Spanish 1 classes, but to use it with a higher level, just change the meet-the-teacher activity so it has Spanish phrases instead of English ones, and substitute the basic TPR classroom commands in the lesson plan for more advanced commands. My syllabus is aimed at a curriculum that starts with the Realidades Para Empezar unit for Spanish 1, but can easily be customizable. I did not include any Powerpoints (since each class is so different, you would end up completely changing them anyways), but feel free to add some of your own for pizzazz!
If you have any problems opening this zip file, e-mail me at email@example.com, mention your TpT username, and I will e-mail you the seven files individually. After opening a file, you might have to click on the "view" tab and then "edit document," or for new versions of word, click the "enable editing" along the top (it's a computer's default way of opening Microsoft Word documents from the internet).
This lesson has gone well for all fifteen of my classes in the last three years, whether the class was large or small, or had quiet or incredibly energetic students. I hope this helps you have a great first day back!