Literacy activities are included in my online classes. My youngest students will always be exposed to Reading and Writing! Listening and speaking too!
Teaching Spanish using a cross-curricular approach helps students connect to content they already know. Science is an effective and FUN way to practice and learn Spanish!
I always use core literature in my classes. All genres of literature are used. Read-a-Louds, Think-A-Louds and additional Language Arts strategies are used!
I have an amazing group of friends who compose and publish
Spanish music for kids! I use music in every single class I teach! Culturally relevant music is a must in my classes!
I write all of the lesson plans and curriculum as well as create all the e-activity pages that accompany the class. All classes include this resource. You can also purchase these as a stand alone.
Arts and Crafts are part of every class and I publish a materials list for each class. Most materials are common house-hold items.
Making a craft or project helps make the curriculum and lesson interactive and expands the lesson. A simple lesson can be enriched with a project that students can feel pride in and are excited to share with other and use the language!
Teaching online means that I get to be as creative as possible. Making the class come alive is most important to me! I may be a pirate or a paleontologist!
Teaching a world language means weaving culture, traditions, music into all lessons. It means exploring outside of our boarders and being a student of the world.
Busy families need simple tools. I use google classroom to help students and parents keep track of lessons and all tools used in class. Assessments if needed are also on google forms and you can access it on any device!
In 2006 I started My Escuelita...after 15 years of teaching in the classroom. After the pandemic I converted all of my classes to an online platform and worked hard to develop classes that are FUN, CULTURALLY RELEVANT, INTERACTIVE, Based on literacy and literature and include essential skills from other content areas.
I build relationships with my students. Having classes that are build on trust and empathy is extremely important to me. Teaching life long learners is my most important goal. "In any language and in any culture" -Maritere Bellas