V.I.P.s (very important papers) are a set of papers that I made as reference sheets for my Spanish 1 students. They are excellent to hand out on the first day or to give to new students.
V.I.P. 3 provides students with 78 commonly used infinitives and a simple explanation of how to conjugate each verb in the "yo form." The sheet also lets students know which of the 78 verbs are irregular and shows the "yo form" conjugation for the irregular verbs at the bottom of the sheet.
When paired with V.I.P.s 1 and 2 (or 2.5) students are able to make an endless number of Spanish sentences from day one, leaving them feeling confident and eager to learn more.