Tuesday, May 5, 2015

So many celebrations!! Teacher Appreciation Week, Cinco de Mayo, 1,100 followers on TpT!

There are so many reasons to celebrate this week! 

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week on TeachersPayTeachers!  EVERYTHING in my store is on SALE! 
Don't forget to use promo code: ThankYou at checkout to receive an EXTRA 10% off your purchase!

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!  Treat yourself to some new resources to help you make your teaching life less stressful!

And a personal celebration for me-- I recently reached 1,100 followers in my TpT store!  Hurrah! 

To celebrate ALL of these wonderful things, it's time for a giveaway!! 
TWO TpT gift cards are up for grabs!  Enter today!

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Grin & Grab it Day! 3-22-2015, FREE SPANISH LESSONS today only! :D

Grin and Grab it Day 3-22-2015

Grin and Grab it Day 3-22-2015This post is about Grin and Grab it Day 3-22-2015. Several sellers are participating, and we hope you find this to be a good opportunity. If you have read this blog before, you will know Grin and Grab it Day is when we make some usually priced Teachers Pay Teachers products free for the day. We do not all live in the same time zone, so just check and see if the items are free, and"grab" them if they are. Don't wait! Of course, we so appreciate kind feedback if you like a product. This post will also point out some always free items, just in case you weren't aware of them. Fun Frog Theme Day: If you think you will need a substitute this spring, or you would just like to have an entire day that is just "print and go," this frog theme day would be perfect. It could be used anytime, really. Grab it and add it to your sub binder, or use it yourself in between units or after testing week. Print-and-Go-Fun-Frog-Theme-Day Word Play Higher Order Thinking Skills Activity: Change a letter, change a lot! Students will find the word that matches each definition by replacing only one letter in the previous word. Fun and challenging! Word-Play-Higher-Order-Thinking-Skills-Activity La Casa Dream House: How about a dream house project for your Spanish students? Have your students design their dream house in descriptive detail! There are TWO rubrics included in this packet to help your students practice their writing skills. One is for a "Dream House" and the other is for "Mi Casa Nueva." La-Casa-Dream-House-Project-for-Spanish-classes
Breakfast, Lunch, Desayuno, Almuerzo Vocabulary Practice, Cloze: “Cloze” sentences give clues to breakfast and lunch vocabulary words in Spanish. Students use their problem solving skills to decide which vocabulary word from the list makes sense in each sentence. Practice for your next meal in a Spanish restaurant!
Cootie Catcher Fortune Teller Comecocos IR in the PRETERIT: A “comecocos” is also called a “fortune teller” and a “cootie catcher.” The instructions on how to fold the paper are included in this packet.
Cootie-Catcher-Fortune-Teller-Comecocos-IR-in-the-PRETERIT Practice in Base Ten with the Base Ten Kids: This 65 page unit supports learning Numbers and Operations in Base Ten. There are matching games for place value and math thinking sheets. Worth your time to download and enjoy in your classroom!Practice-in-Base-Ten-With-the-Base-Ten-Kids-Numbers-and-Operations-in-Base-Ten-811640 Odd and Even Numbers in the Barnyard Song and Printables: You are getting a fun odd and even song ready to print and display in your class. The children love it and its helps them to remember the odd and even numbers. You are also getting 7 printables in black and white with numbers to sort for odd and even. Odd-and-Even-Numbers-in-the-Barnyard-a-Song-and-PrintablesSimilar to Pete the Cat I Have Who Has Game with Fry's First 100 Words: Grab your I Have Who Has game using the Fry's First 100 Words. There are 24 cards in this set. Similiar-to-Pete-the-Cat-an-I-Have-Who-Has-Game-with-Fry-Words Decision Making Grade 4 Personal, Family, School, Community: Here is a product usually priced $4 for fourth grade about decision making. I made this thinking about the fact children are not always taught how to decisions are made. See a free similar product, a decision making freebie, at this link. Decision-Making-Grade-4-Personal-Family-School-Community The following products are always free by Gramma Elliott's Educational Tools. Compound Word Puzzles Free Sampler Compound-Word-Puzzles-Sampler-free- Long Vowel Sample Clip Art, always free Long-Vowel-Clip-Art-Sample-Freebie And, finally, another always free product, Insects for Your Bulletin Board! This would certainly capture the interest of students. Insects-for-Your-Bulletin-Board-Magnified-by-an-Electron-Microscope We hope you like our Grin and Grab it Day products! Thank you so much, Carolyn Wilhelm

Monday, February 23, 2015

La Profesora Frida's TeachersPayTeachers gift code GIVEAWAY! Celebrating 1,000 followers on TpT!

I am feeling so blessed and so humbled to have reached 1,000 followers in my TeachersPayTeachers store.  I want to celebrate and give back to YOU, the people who keep me motivated to continue creating lessons to share with teachers around the world.

Please help me celebrate by entering to win one of 2 TpT gift codes!!  First prize is for a $25 TpT gift code and second prize is for a $10 TpT gift code.  :)

This is going to be a FAST giveaway, lasting just 2 days!  You have today and tomorrow to enter!

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Spanish Valentine's Day Lessons!! El Dia de San Valentin, El Dia de los Enamorados!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner!!

Come check out La Profesora Frida's 37 page packet of Valentine's Day activities for your Spanish classes!

There are a bunch of fun activities in this packet that you could use all week!  Choose one or two to supplement your lessons each day leading up to Valentine's Day, or set up Dia de San Valentin stations and have students work through the activities at their own pace.

They're not only fun for you to use with your students, but are also great to have on hand for your Fast Finishers during the month of February, and are perfect emergency sub plans because they are self contained lessons.

Included in this 37 page packet are the following activities:

-Tips and Suggestions for use
-Bulletin Board elements
-Valentine's Day vocabulary handouts
-3 dictionary activities
-4 word searches (just for fun!)
-A Spanish Valentine's Day Glyph
-An activity for "anti" Valentine's Day :)
-M.A.S.H. (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House) game in Spanish
-"Speed Dating" communicative activity for Spanish classes

What some people have to say about this packet:

"Lots of stuff here! I was able to adapt for multiple grade levels. Definitely useful for older students!" ~ Cassandra

"Me encanta la variedad de actividades en este paquete."  ~Ginger

"Profesora Frida, you rock! I love this whole packet. So much better than what I had for Valentine's day activities. I did stations and it was fun for the students and for me."  ~Susan

Don't have much time for celebrating El Dia de los Enamorados with your students?  Check out this fun communicative activity, called "Speed Dating!"

This activity is a BLAST!!  It is an awesome say to get your kids communicating 100% in Spanish in short bursts.  What you do is set up your class like you're hosting a "speed dating" session, haha!  My students often choose to take on a persona for this game-- Pretending to be someone famous! The responses they come up with are hilarious! :)

"I really LOVED the speed dating activity! My students were so invested. Some of the bachelors/bachelorettes were: Hitler, Frankenstein, Miley Cyrus, The Easter Bunny, etc. They did great!"  ~Christine

Having students take on a persona makes things more comfortable - we want our kids to have fun, right??  Well, they DO when they're pretending to be Cinderella or Bruno Mars instead of themselves! 

"Students were talking about this months after it happened. Before they knew what was going on, I had them come up with a celebrity that they wanted to be for the whole period. So, instead of dating each other, they were dating the celebrities. I think it made it easier for them to participate. Thanks for this awesome activity! So great!"  ~Perla A.

In the lesson packet there are easy to understand instructions as well as a "citas rapidas" tracking sheet for your kids.  It helps them remember questions they may want to ask.

The kids also fill out a questionnaire at the end, a good way to wrap up the activity.

So many fun choices for Valentine's Day!!  I hope you have fun with your students this week!  :D
If you do happen to use any of my lessons this week, I'd love to hear how they work for you!

~La Profesora Frida