Category Archives: Teaching in Spanish

Community Helpers Unit

Community Helpers Unit

I am one happy teacher right now…it’s Sunday night and I don’t have the Sunday night blues!  I’ve got a week of spring break ahead of me! Before break started, we finished up our unit on Community Helpers.  I’ve taught the unit in both English and Spanish, but this year I taught it entirely in Spanish.…Continue Reading

Spanish Folk Song Lyrics

Spanish Folk Song Lyrics

Do you use songs in your classroom?  I do, and kids love it!  Here are some folk songs in Spanish that I use as shared reading with young (K-1) bilingual students. Download the lyrics to these 7 traditional folk songs, and display them for students as you sing together.  You can teach students letters, 1-to-1…Continue Reading

Community Helpers Unit & A Funny!

Community Helpers Unit & A Funny!

Happy Friday, everyone!  So, I definitely wasn’t planning to blog tonight about my community helper unit, but I started it this week with my kiddos, and had something happen that gave me a good laugh. Some background:  the unit starts off by teaching the kids about the difference between wants and needs (since community helpers…Continue Reading

Spanish Letter Sounds Intervention Kit

Spanish Letter Sounds Intervention Kit

Happy Friday!  Today was a good day…I was offered a new job for next year in the area that my husband and I are moving to, and I finally finished my Spanish letter sounds intervention pack!  I have one kiddo who still isn’t remembering all of his letter sounds, and I’ve been doing interventions with…Continue Reading

Spanish sight words

Spanish sight words

I’ve read in multiple places that there’s no need to teach sight words in Spanish like we do to English beginning readers.  Spanish is much more consistent in its letter-sound relationships, whereas to read English, we need to have a large sight word vocabulary in order to deal with the language’s letter sound inconsistencies.However, particularly…Continue Reading

Using Songs For Shared Reading

Using Songs For Shared Reading

This year, I began my shared reading instruction by teaching my kindergarteners some traditional songs.  Before school started, I downloaded six different songs, typed up the lyrics, and put them on colorful PowerPoint slides.  On the first day of school and over the next few weeks, I taught the kids those 6 songs with the…Continue Reading