My Wiggly Word Walls!

My Wiggly Word Walls!

I am absolutely obsessed with my word walls this year! Last year I didn't really have them at all. I was so frustrated with trying to figure out how to change or hide my word walls based on the various levels I was teaching. The biggest problem I had was my higher levels I found…
BRAIN BREAKS PD for ALL Content Areas

BRAIN BREAKS PD for ALL Content Areas

I recently made a comment on the iFLT page that I did a mini Brain Breaks presentation for my faculty and staff at school as part of a Professional Development Day. It was hugely successful. I had to adapt and shorten what I normally do at conferences to make it not so language specific. There…
La Loca reviews La Dentista

La Loca reviews La Dentista

O.D.M. (That is what I say for OMG in Spanish!) Sooooo I was SO fortunate to be one of the people Señor Wooly sent a preview of "La Dentista" to. My life has been so insane, the first minute I had to sit down and enjoy it was on a plane to visit a friend…
Day of the Dead Chapel and Classes

Day of the Dead Chapel and Classes

Day of the Dead was very special this year. I had so many resources at my disposal.  Every class was different and I had all of my resources open in case a class "steered" itself in one direction or another. I wanted to make sure I had a place to "reflect" on the day and…
YAYYYY! No more ¿cómo se dice?

YAYYYY! No more ¿cómo se dice?

I am finally to my favorite part of the year! We have removed the phrase "¿cómo se dice??" (how do you say?) from ALL of my classes! In my opinion, the most valuable skill I teach my students, is that of circumlocution. It is my favorite word. ALL of my students know the word in…
Magic in Maine (TCI Maine 2017) Day 2

Magic in Maine (TCI Maine 2017) Day 2

First of all, look how cute this video turned out that I made for my kid's sub plan on Friday... It's not too often teachers offer to help each other write sub plans.... Amy, Carol, Omar, and John are good sports. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfaK_38UPoU I finally got to see Carol's session in Hebrew. I found myself squealing…
Magic in Maine (TCI Maine 2017) Day 1

Magic in Maine (TCI Maine 2017) Day 1

Skip and Beth Crosby have to be two of the most incredible people I've ever met. I was so excited to be invited to Maine and at the PERFECT time of year! As promised, here is a recap of the presentations that I did. I will not delete the presentations. You can still access them…
Backwards Charades

Backwards Charades

I texted Mary Overton this morning because I can't remember who I learned Backwards Charades from. I know it was while I was teaching at Skinner Middle School in Denver, and it may have been Mary who taught me or maybe she learned it from someone else! Regardless, it is a wicked awesome game! Last…

Making Lemonade! Facing my Fear!

This year I was told I would have one class of 4. FOUR.... 1,2,3,4! WHAT?! I had several teachers come to tell me how fortunate I was and exactly what THEY would do with such a small class. I told them all honestly that a small class is my greatest fear. I would rather a…