Thursday, August 30, 2018

Fall Themed Spanish Books - September Spanish Booklist


It's booklist time again!! What kinds of themes do you love to talk about in September? Around here we like to talk about trees, since the leaves will be changing colors soon, and apples, and this September we're reading the story "The Three Little Pigs" as part of our Jump Into Spanish curriculum, so I added the themes of construction and the farm as well! All these should make for a fun month! So see below for:
  • Books About Trees in Spanish, as well as some great tree activities and poems
  • Books About Apples in Spanish, as well as a fun video describing the parts of the apple
  • Books About Construction in Spanish
  • Books About the Farm in Spanish (including one sing-a-long!)

Friday, August 17, 2018

Our Spanish Plans for Fall - In Seven Simple Steps


Back-to-school means back-to-Spanish!! Although I try to always teach Spanish to my kids each week, starting a new school year puts a little boost in my efforts. I like to amp things up each fall, and at the beginning of every New Year.

As much as I can, I try to share with you all here on the blog (and on Instagram) what we do in our own home to learn Spanish. It helps me sooooo much to see what other parents and educators are doing. My hope is to share things that inspire you and give you ideas and practical help for learning Spanish in your own home!

I'll break down as much as I can what we'll be doing this fall (below), and maybe it will help you make your own Spanish plans for this school year. Or if after reading all of this, you still feel like you need a little help or guidance to get Spanish going in your house, I do lead a group called Jump Into Spanish where I share resources, lesson plans, videos, etc. for doing what we do each week. If you want more info or updates about that group go here: Jump Into Spanish Wait List

Read on for:
  • What method I use for teaching Spanish to my kids
  • How to use The Three Little Pigs to learn Spanish with your kids this fall
  • Resources for extending the story, practicing, and reinforcing what you learn

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Back to School Books in Spanish - August Booklist


I've really been in denial that it's back to school time around here. I dropped my kids off today for their first day! Their school had a "Boo-hoo/Yahoo!" breakfast for the parents. I was definitely in the "boo-hoo" camp. I am sad to see summer end!!!! If you're in the boo-hoo camp like me, you can use this amazing list of back-to-school books in Spanish to cheer you up, or if you're in the yahoo camp, you can use these books to celebrate! 

You can also find below some of these books read aloud on YouTube, back-to-school music, and a set of back-to-school vocabulary flashcards! ¡Disfruten!