LOTS of Class Videos!!!! YAYYY!

LOTS of Class Videos!!!! YAYYY!

This isn't a full-blown blog but I wanted to link to some videos that I have been posting! :) I love that it is a real window into my classroom! Management, brain breaks, brain bursts, EVERYTHING! I have been having SO much fun with my 5th period. It is made up of 10 students who…
Student and Teacher Reflections

Student and Teacher Reflections

The last two weeks of school are INSANE! The first week I worked over 75 hours and I clocked more than 80 my last week. Exhausting....We had exams,  7th grade girls sleep over, two award shows, field day, locker/classroom clean out, exam review, professional development, end of the year meetings, faculty awards and luncheons, and…
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…
Best Valentine’s Day EVER!

Best Valentine’s Day EVER!

I am so annoyed that I couldn't have TRIED this with students BEFORE today, so that I could have shared it for y'all to use TODAY! Darn it! Well, save this post for next Valentine's Day because OH MY GOSH this lesson was DY-NO-MITE and you can TOTALLY use it for multiple levels (I am…