I teach Spanish 1 to span across 6th and 7th grade. We use thematic units instead of a textbook, so a lot of what I do to engage students has to come out of my own head! (And, often, the brilliant minds of TpT!)
I love to include hands-on activities that allow for student interests to expand on the topic at hand. I incorporate a lot of conversation and mini-projects during class. When I use worksheets, I try to go the extra step and add a speaking component whenever possible.
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I have a bachelor's degree in Secondary Spanish Education from Butler University (including a study-abroad experience in Madrid).
I am La Pequeña Señorita because standing strong at 5'2", many of my middle school students are growing taller than me!