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…
iFLT17: Day 2 and 3

iFLT17: Day 2 and 3

 Day 2: My heart is seriously  OVERFLOWING with gratitude. Today was AWESOME. My littles were really tired when they walked into my room but they still did great. 3 hours with these babies is a LOOOONG time! It is hard for adults!!! WOW! I am grateful for gracious and wonderful teachers who watched and still had…
Classroom Management Part 1.2: Fiestas

Classroom Management Part 1.2: Fiestas

One of my most read blogs was my post on my  Classroom Management point system.  I constantly get tons of GREAT feedback from teachers who decide to experiment and use arbitrary points to motivate their students and create an incredible classroom culture and community. I wanted to give everyone ideas for the many different "fiestas"…
Exams and REVIEW! VIDEOS included ;)

Exams and REVIEW! VIDEOS included ;)

Merrrrrrrp..... I know opening up a blog to read about Exams is about as exciting as opening a blog talking about faculty meetings, or school dress code. HOWEVER, I have received several emails this week asking about what I do for exams so I thought I would share here. What should you do if you…
Maestra’s Many Mutations of Mafia

Maestra’s Many Mutations of Mafia

Can you tell I like alliteration? I took the leap this year and decided to try Mafia. If you are not sure of what it is or how to play it, please read Martina's blog here, as she gives a fabulous description of how it is played in a Language classroom. I had watched a…
Get outside! Chalk drawings!

Get outside! Chalk drawings!

Close to the end of the year, I like to find new things to do to keep things interesting and fresh for the kids, and for myself. We are all so burnt out, if I can find new activities or games to keep their interest and engagement high and keep me from pulling every hair…
Storylistening – Maestra Loca Style

Storylistening – Maestra Loca Style

In many of my recent blogs I have explained how in the past two years I have moved away from using TPRS every day and rather do an enormous mix of anything and everything CI that I can think of. This year I have done a lot of experimenting with Story-listening. My students are VERY…
CCFLT 2017! YAY!

CCFLT 2017! YAY!

if you missed my presentation, I'll be doing an encore presentation at 11 in Loveland B. ❤️❤️❤️👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 Here is a link to my Output Presentation Here is a link to my Brain Bursts Presentation. Here is a link to an EVER CHANGING Brain Break document. Here is a link to my YOUTUBE channel with LOADS…