Back to School Spanish Activities: The Ultimate Round-Up of Plans and Ideas
Inside: Back to school Spanish activities and plans.
Remember when the words “back to school” used to give us butterflies?
Well, 2020 is taking it to a whole new level. Yeah.
This post gather all kinds of ideas and plans for back-to-school in Spanish class from Spanish teachers, so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. In browsing what other teachers are doing, of course, it’s important to remember that this is NOT a normal year.
So first, let’s collectively l-o-w-e-r our expectations and give grace to ourselves and our students as we figure out this year together.
A lot of the activities and links from the original blog post can be adapted for distance learning. However, I know many of you are looking for ideas with specific suggestions for online teaching or teaching with social distancing measures in place. I’ve been collecting those and have updated each section below. Hope this makes your planning a little easier and gives you ideas to start with!
To help you navigate the ideas and links in this post, here are the main topics (you can click to jump to those sections):
- Activities for the First Days of Spanish Class
- Planning the First Weeks of Spanish Class
- Decorating and Organizing
- Classroom Management
- Ideas for Setting up Interactive Notebooks
- Building Relationships in Spanish Class
- Staying in the Target Language
- Teacher Self-Care and Prep
Here are ideas and activities just for the first days that you are back to school with your students.
Social-Distancing Activities for the First Days of Elementary Spanish Class from Mundo de Pepita
Back to School Kahoot Idea for Spanish Class from Señora Chase
First Day of School About the Teacher PPT Freebie from Fun for Spanish Teachers
First Day of an Upper Level Spanish Class from Diego Ojeda
Card Talk Simple Activity and Slides from Palmyra Spanish
Welcome back-to-school video (template) for students from CI Liftoff
First Days of Elementary Spanish Class from Mundo de Pepita
First Days, First Impressions from Creative Language Class
Back to School Lessons (Spanish 2 or 3) from Mrs. Spanish
Name Gold: Kindergarten Edition from Mrs. Spanish
First Day of Spanish 1 on the Block Schedule from La Libre Language Learning
10 First Day of School Ideas from Palmyra Spanish
First Day of Spanish 1 and 2 with Jolly Ranchers from Señora Chase
First Day of Spanish 2 from Lugar para pensar
First Day of Spanish 2 and 3 from Mis Clases Locas
Back-to-school with Soy Yo from Mrs. Spanish
First Day of Spanish Class from Maris Hawkins
5 Things You Need to Tell Your Students on the First Day of Class from TCI By the Lake
The first video below from Diego Ojeda talks about the first day/ first weeks of Spanish class during Covid:
Spanish Class Distance Learning: How to Start the Year Online from Secondary Spanish Space
First Two Weeks of Spanish 1, in the Proficiency-Based Classroom from Spanish Mama
First Week of School, PreK – HS from La Maestra Loca
First Two Weeks Focused on High Frequency Verbs from Mis Clases Locas
First Week Using Comprehensible Input from Mis Clases Locas
Free Unit for Week 1 of Spanish 1 from The Comprehensible Classroom
Creating a Digital Classroom or Open House
Create Your Bitmoji Classroom from Fun for Spanish Teachers
Bitmoji Scenes for the Proficiency-Based Classroom from La Maestra Loca
Spanish Classroom Tours – A Huge Collection of Pictures from Everyday Teachers
7 Awesome Classroom Hacks from Secondary Spanish Space
Organizational Lifesavers from Señora Chase
New Pandemic, New Procedures from Sra. Chase
CHAMPS in the WL Classroom from Sra. Shaw
Tips for Traveling Teachers from Fun for Spanish Teachers
Tips if You Are on a Cart from Mundo de Pepita
Hand Signals for Classroom Management from Fun for Spanish Teachers
5-Minute Brain Breaks from Secondary Spanish Space
Digital AP Notebooks from Aventuras Nuevas
Creating Digital Interactive Notebooks from Señora Jota Jota
Back-to-Spanish Class with Interactive Notebooks from Spanish Mama
Getting Started with Interactive Notebooks from Island Teacher
Building Community in Spanish Class During Distance Learning from Minute by Minute Spanish
Creating Good Vibes in Spanish Class from Sol Azucar
Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport from La Profesora Frida
Establishing a Culture of Learning from La Profesora Frida
First Days: Building Relationships from Sra. Cruz
Building Relationships from Day 1 from Desk-Free Classroom
Free webinar on building a positive class environment during remote learning in Spanish class:
Staying in the TL from Day 1 from Spanish Plans
First Week of Staying in the TL from Señor Howard
Back-to-Spanish Class: 9 Ways to be a Happier Teacher from Secondary Spanish Space
Top Priorities for Day One from Secondary Spanish Space
Advice for a First-Year Teacher from World Language Cafe
Starting off the Year: Core Ideas from Bryce Hedstrom
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