Four Corners and Student Interest Survey


HOLA friends!

My classroom is all set up and I spent 8 hours straight today lesson planning and fitting non-targeted “CI” into step by step lesson plans for the first week of school. It is a big adjustment for me! I am getting there. (First week is easy though!)

I created two things though that I thought would be helpful to y’all! 🙂

First, a student interest survey. I will use this after my pre-test. I do plan to do the Character Traits of a Language Learner and I am spending a full day for students to set goals and dreams for their Spanish class and from there we are creating our norms together. (I will let you know how that goes). I have this older student interest survey also, and if you teach younger kids, something like this format may be more useful to you.

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Second, I made this Slides show to use before the student interest survey, to get lots of movement and conversation going. I love four corners! I will probably post one of these flags  in each corner to match the presentation. Y’all know that the first week of class I use a LOT of intentional English. I plan to do this for Tuesday-Friday next week and then the 10th of September, the second week of school, will be straight to 90% or more TL use! The slides show doesn’t have words on them though so you could easily do it in the TL and use it in Latin, French, German or Chinese! 🙂 I chose those flags because of my 5th grade class names this year, but you can change those too!

If you’re a Chinese teacher, please use this version created by Chloe Lu! She made the flags: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the US flag. You can have great conversations around the debate of whether Taiwan is a country or not and discussions around Hong Kong and its status too! Here are the big flags to put up.

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There you go! I hope something is useful to you!!!

Side note, those of you waiting on my Master Brain Breaks blog, it may take a little more time. I have hit a snag with my previous employer and unfortunately, someone there is  making things difficult for me and I can’t post just yet. Patience…. <3 much love!!!

Until next time,



La Maestra Loca


  1. Darn on making this difficult! I cannot WAIT for that master brain breaks blog though. XOXO eres la leche y una gran inspiración!

  2. Bonjour! Could you explain what you do with four corners? I don’t quite understand, and can’t find it in google searches! All I can think of is BINGO! Also, can you explain how/what you do with the naming of the class periods by country? I know you associate each class with a different Hispanophone (is that a word?) country, but what do you do with it? Merci!

    1. Shawna, I think you hang up a flag in each corner and then project the slides. The students look at the slides and go to the corner of the item of their preference. So if a student likes Justin Beiber, he/she would go to the corner that has the US flag in it. HOpe that helps 🙂

    2. I believe based on your opinion/preferences of the four choices, you move to a specific corner of the room. Then, in the corners usually an extra step (why did they make that choice? add a detail about that person… etc)

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