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! ๐Ÿ™‚

First, a student interest survey.ย 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 flagsย  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! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 isย  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 inspiraciรƒยณn!

  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    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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