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Throw out your textbooks and show your students the real thing! Use this Mexico lesson plan, PowerPoint presentation for Cinco de Mayo to teach your Spanish or English students what Mexico is really like. Start with: * A joke (about Sinko de Mayo
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Oh no! Not the Spanish subjunctive again! No need to worry. This unit has everything you need to spice up the present Spanish subjuntivo (games, songs, web activities, quizzes, tests, a teaching guide, funny animal pics for memes, and so much
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Re-energize your classroom with 50 fun Spanish games and activities. Teach your students Spanish while: designing T-shirts, enjoying authentic food at your own language cafe, playing classroom sports, singing songs, writing fairy tales, acting out
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Are you tired of mopey kids on Spanish Valentine's Day, Día de los enamorados, San Valentín? Use these vocab expressions, games, speaking and writing activities, crafts, and cheesy love songs to guarantee that every student will have a special day
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Re-energize your classroom with 50 fun French games and activities. Teach your students French while: designing T-shirts, enjoying authentic food at your own language cafe, playing classroom sports, singing songs, writing fairy tales, acting out
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Do you struggle to make Spanish speaking countries culture come alive? Want to bring your students on virtual field trips to all 21 Hispanic countries without ever leaving your classroom? Want to convince even your most reluctant learners to speak
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Do your students struggle to learn the Spanish question words and how to use them? This Spanish interrogatives unit has everything you need to teach your students how to ask questions with ease and fluidity. It includes: games, Internet
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Make Hispanic culture come alive by traveling the globe virtually with your students to all 21 Spanish speaking countries. This collection of links to 85 video clips are perfect for teaching authentic culture and for Spanish listening practice
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Fill your French students' hearts with love this Valentine's Day, jour de la Saint-Valentin. Here's a way to guarantee that every student will have a special day (at least in French class). My students love these activities and it gets them
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Everything you need to spice up teaching the formal and informal Spanish commands, mandatos and to give yourself a break with these no prep activities. This 2-3 week Spanish commands unit includes: * Formation of the Imperative: Tú +, Tú -, Ud.
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Review Spanish adjectives, professions, age, tener, ser, estar, etc., while learning interesting facts about famous Hispanics and other celebrities. This game can be used for advanced beginner, intermediate, or advanced students. This PowerPoint
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These 200 page Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead Spanish lesson plans have everything you need to celebrate this traditional Mexican holiday for all grade levels and abilities: 40 slide colorful PowerPoint, crafts, skull mini books, song link,
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This 2-3 week Spanish lesson plan is a fun fairy tale project which combines grammar, advanced vocabulary, a speaking component, and advanced verb tenses. This can be used any time of year, but it works especially well as an end of year, final
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These Spanish Speaking Activities are perfect for quarterly assessments, midyear, midterm, final exams, or classroom use. The speaking exam includes 40 situations in English to ask your students such as: 1. We are at a party. Introduce yourself
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Do you struggle to make Francophone countries culture come alive? Want to bring your students on virtual field trips to all the major French speaking countries without ever leaving your classroom? Want to convince even your most reluctant learners
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This list of 100 Spanish transition words for beginner, intermediate, AP students, and college students is a great tool to improve and formalize student writing. It will eliminate the short, choppy sentences that many students write and make their
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Review French adjectives, professions, age, être, avoir, etc., while learning interesting facts about famous people and famous Francophones. This game can be used for advanced beginner, intermediate, or advanced students. This PowerPoint works
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This colorful English PowerPoint presentation will bring Day of the Dead to life in your classroom. This presentation explains what Day of the Dead is, when it takes place, and how people celebrate. Spanish Version Here's what's included: * 40
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Color by number flags for all 21 Hispanic countries. Have students color these flags to make decorations for your classroom or for their rooms at home. Here's what's included: * 21 black and white color by number flags * Colored seals to paste
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Make Francophone culture come alive by virtually traveling the globe with your students. Open their eyes and minds with these 75 video clips that will show them what it's like to live in other parts of the world. Once you watch one, your students
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

* High School French and Spanish Teacher for 9 years; dual certification in Massachusetts and New York

* Designed and created my own curriculum to teach kids ages, 3-7, in my home

* Taught elementary students and adults in community centers and at after-school programs

* Currently home with my kids and raising them bilingually (definitely challenging at times, but worth it)

Working with all different types of students from PreK-HS seniors, from urban and suburban backgrounds, and from challenging students to high achievers has taught me that kids are kids.

No matter what their background or where they’re from, deep down all they really want is to know that you care about them.

MY TEACHING STYLE

* I am a firm believer in active learning. The more hands-on and exciting the lessons, the more the students get involved, and the more language they learn.

* I immerse my students in the target language and expect them to use it consistently in class. It’s amazing to see how they rise to high expectations. By the end of the school year, they feel comfortable communicating in the language, not only with me, but also with their peers.

* To me, each class is a big family ��� we take care of each other and help one another succeed.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

* 1 of 16 teachers selected from across the U.S. for a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to travel and study in Mexico for a month

* Top 100 High School Seller on TeachersPayTeachers.com

* Top 1000 Seller Worldwide on TeachersPayTeachers.com

* Have sold over 10,000 resources to teachers across the globe

Shining Teaching Moment:

* Getting a girl with severe disabilities who spoke only a few words and rarely smiled, to laugh and sing a song with me

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

* Wellesley College – B.A. French, minor in Education, semester in Paris, studying at Jussieu and with NYU program

* Harvard University – Continuing Education class in Spanish

* Middlebury College – M.A. Spanish

Raising my two kids bilingually has perhaps given me the best opportunity to learn and grow as a teacher. Watching the natural language learning process first-hand is incredible!

Kids don’t study flashcards or conjugate verbs when they’re learning their native language; they are immersed in the language and use it to communicate their needs, wants, and feelings.

The resources that I create reflect this native language learning style, but are adapted to the constraints of a regular classroom setting.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

* I LOVE all outdoor activities (hiking, biking, kayaking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, etc.).

* Selected as a First Team All-American Field Hockey player in college and my #16 seed team defeated the #1 seed to go on to play in the Final Four. Very exciting!

* I’m secretly a big goofball and love being the center of attention and making people laugh.

* My graduate school nickname was “Buscapalabras” (She who looks up words), because I had taken only 8 classes of beginner to intermediate Spanish before jumping into a Masters’ program in grad school. Carried an enormous dictionary around with me all the time and constantly looked up words.

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