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Spanish Class Activities When You're Exhausted, Sick, or Lost Your Voice

Do any of these resonate with you? You’re exhausted.  You’re feeling sick, but running out of sick days. You lost your voice. You still need to show up for work, for whatever reason. Below I’m listing ideas & tools to use if any of the above apply to you. When you’re exhausted & sick you need:  Low energy teacher-led activities Student-led activities Activities that can be done independently (can be done individually, in pairs, or small groups) Below I’m listing 6 overarching ideas you can use to create lesson plans that don’t involve a lot of energy or require you to do a lot of speaking throughout the lesson.  Each main idea includes ways to branch off and extend these ideas into multiple 45-minute class periods.  A) Read a story or a reading comprehension passage.   My ideas below can make this take anywhere from 2 45-minute class periods, to many more! I tend to feel impatient when students are working independently, and if that’s you, remind yourself, it’s OKAY for the pac

Spanish Classroom Speaking, Listening & Writing Activities - Find Someone Who!

Spanish Classroom Speaking, Listening & Writing Activities - Find Someone Who! One of my favorite activities to do in Spanish class that gets students out of their seats and conversing with their classmates, is a good ol’ Find Someone Who activity. After talking with fellow colleagues about what this looks like in their classes, (even math teachers have done this activity!) I realized there’s many different variations of what this can look like depending on the subject, time of year, and grade level. The most common time of year my colleagues were saying they use these activities is at the start of the school year , as an ice breaker activity. That’s definitely a great time to do an activity like this!  However, I’ve used this activity not just as a simple icebreaker activity, but with proper scaffolding & extension activities, it’s a great way to incorporate all 4 modes of communication!  Here’s my general multi-day lesson plan when it comes to using a Find Someone Who activ