Saturday, March 31, 2018

Little Red Riding Hood Spanish Unit

Learning Spanish with your own kids is hard. Even for me, someone who loves Spanish, it can sometimes just fall to the wayside. Not because I don't care, but because there's not much in my life to remind me of it.  Life is full of responsibilities, stresses, events, activities, and other things that can crowd out my intentions to keep Spanish in our life daily.

What's a parent to do? 

One thing giving me a boost lately, helping me keep Spanish front and center, is a group I started with a few friends.  We started last January.  I write all the lesson plans, choose our themes and vocabulary, and we all keep each other accountable in a private group on Facebook.  I've been calling it "Jump Into Spanish," because we all just try to jump in where we're at and learn a little bit with our kids each day.  

Accountability is key.

Finding like-minded people on the same journey as you matters.

People to encourage you.  To give you tips.  To cheer you on.  To inspire ideas.  To keep you motivated.  To say, "Yeah, this is hard, but it's worth it!"

Facebook Group Opening Soon

Our group is on break for the month of April.  I'll be busy making plans for our next twelve-week unit, and wanted to share with you all what we'll be doing in case you want to join in!  The group opens up at the end of April for a few weeks to new members.  Check out below some of what we'll be learning and doing.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Spanish Picture Books of 2018 You DON'T Want to Miss

Read Below for:

  • 5 Spanish Books Releasing Soon in 2018
  • Tips on Expanding Your Spanish Picture Book Library

Keeping up with all the new kids books coming out can be hard.  I try to keep up on all the new releases by following the work of people like Sarah Mackenzie at the Read Aloud Revival, Charnaie from Here Wee Read, Erica from What Do We Do All Day, and most recently on Instagram I have been following Kate Olson at littleloudlibrary.  The latter three especially do a great job of helping me find diverse and multicultural books for my kids.

But what about Spanish books?