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Classroom Morning Activities for Bilingual Learners

Classroom morning activities are essential parts of any bilingual learner. Even during the first weeks of back to school, these activities help bilingual students resonate with the class environment. From the moment you meet your students at the door, you set those expectations of a positive learning setting. So, as part of your back to school lesson planning, take the time to create ways to…

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Preschool Classroom Routines Ideas to Spark Bilingual Learning

How do preschool classroom routines run in the mornings for you? For the most part, classroom morning routines are prone to disorganization and lack of structure. Especially when children arrive in the classroom at different times in the morning, most kids tend to put away their backpacks, lunches, and settle down. Of course, you have to wait until the bell rings and start the day.…

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Wild Animal Names in Spanish

Wild animal names in Spanish is a terrific way to increase Spanish vocabulary. Many children associate seeing wild animals in zoos or conservation centers. So, why not spend time to teach children the Spanish terms? With a few dual language lessons, you’ll be able to incorporate Spanish names in themes and curriculum. 

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End of the School Year Activities

Are students counting the days until school is out for the year? Distractions like these certainly do not motivate students to learn. So, what can you do to make sure your classroom keeps running until the last day? Your students are marking those days until there is no more reading or assignments. Developing learning activities to motivate students to continue learning is not an easy…

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Spanish Verb Conjugation of the -er Regular Tense

Spanish verb conjugation is challenging to learn. Probably one of the most challenging aspects of learning Spanish is trying to memorize which subject-verb agreement go together. Much like English, studying verbs is the perfect time to master the language. Actions are what motivates you to communicate and interact with one another. Especially with a foreign language, you want to master the essential components. In that…

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How to Learn Spanish Verbs Using Cootie Catchers

When you learn Spanish verbs, the learning tasks are more than a grammatical rule to follow. Learning how to use Spanish verbs in sentences is a fundamental language skill. Any new learner to Spanish needs to know how to conjugate verbs in specific ways. Of course, the grammatical rules of Spanish guide you to use these verb conjugation in different patterns. Whether you use Spanish…

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A Beginner’s Guide: Preschool Curriculum Themes for Your Spanish Classroom

Preschool curriculum themes promote learning to engage young learners. Aside from learning, preschool curriculum themes help you plan and organize lessons quickly and effectively. As you teach preschoolers, you know the profession requires dedication and motivation. Seeking the right tools to teach preschoolers, especially English learners or bilingual learners requires focusing on teaching. Therefore, you don’t want to wonder what to prepare next and what…

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How to use preschool technology in Spanish class

Preschool technology abundantly fills more classrooms ever since a desktop became a favorite household item. Preschoolers interact with technology from home to school more than parents. Anywhere from digital devices to help them start the day to parents using tools to get to school on time, preschoolers experience plenty of technology. By the time preschoolers enter school, technology is part of everyday life for young…

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Preschool teaching strategies for bilingual classrooms

Preschool teaching strategies emerge from designing lessons and curriculum. More importantly, these techniques developed by what you want to teach in the preschool classroom. Imagine a preschool classroom utterly blank with only the bare walls and a floor. How would you fill up the room? Perhaps, you might think you need chairs, tables, rugs, desks, and books. However, you might be surprised that one of…

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