Teaching in Spanglish

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November Fluency Task Cards in Español

Hi, Guys! I'll make this post short and sweet! =)

I came across this amazing Freebie on Pinterest the other day.

As you can guess, I immediately fell in love and thought to myself, "Why didn't I think of this?!" "Why aren't they in Spanish?!"
Well, problem solved, Ladies and Gents! I took it upon myself to recreate/translate/modify these cards and made a Spanish version for all my Bilingual/Dual Language Peeps out there!

Click HERE for a copy of the SPANISH VERSION Fluency Task Cards
Click HERE for a copy of the ENGLISH VERSION Fluency Task Cards

Please keep in mind that Angelia over at Extra Special Teaching is the original creator of my Pinterest find. Head on over to her blog to check out these task cards and as well as other amazing products!

Oh, and before I forget, I am well aware that the O in "Expresion" needs an accent; the font I used does not have accented letters. =( Boooooo! (lol).

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Parent-Teacher Conferences! Yuck!

Am I the only one that hates these?! Lol. I CAN'T be the only one!
This year, my students parents were all wonderful, with the exception of 1 or 2, but still I find entire day dreadful... as dreadful as checking your bank account when you know you've spent more money than you should or listening to your voicemail when you don't answer a phone call from your mother. Lol. I'm just a weirdo.

Don't get me wrong, deep inside me, I do enjoy being able to learn about my students through the formal conversations held with their parents. I had so many "a-ha!" moments yesterday that today I approached the day quite differently; which is something that may not have happened anytime soon if yesterday had not taken place. Today, was a good day. =)

To help me mentally prepare for the actual conversations, I made a sheet to help guide each conference. Over the weekend I pre-filled a sheet for each student with 2 celebrations, 2 concerns, and 2 suggestions for each child (even my Honor Roll students because there is always room for improvement). I also included a portion at the bottom for their IDEL and Mclass results.

Having this filled out before each conference gave me a peace of mind, so I decided to share it with those of you that get a little frazzled and need a little something to help guide you through the good, the bad, and the ugly conversations. =)

Click HERE for a copy!