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Month: December 2017

2017…the Year of the Teacher Blog

Published / by kellharr / Leave a Comment

Wow, I cannot believe that 2017 is winding down.  In August I started my 20th year of teaching…say WHAT?  How is that possible?  Even though now I am a “veteran teacher,” I am always looking for ways to improve and strengthen myself and my teaching as well as learn from my awesome Teacher Tribe.  Soooooo, this year I opened my Teachers Pay Teachers store, started an Instagram account and created this blog.  I’ve enjoyed them all but already know that I would like to post more items in my TPT store and write more blog entries.  Shout out to Kelsey Hayes for sharing her blog secrets to help me get this up and running.

Here’s the good stuff:  I’ve joined forces with over 25 AWESOME Spanish educators to help bring you the LO MEJOR de 2017!  How amazing is that? The internet has helped to create an incredible Spanish Tribe that share ideas, tips, resources and activities regularly.  You guys rock!

My top selling item of 2017 was my Manía Musical aka March Madness of Latin Music.  It was inspired by Señora Weinhold’s March Madness and Música Miércoles activities.  It is a Google slideshow of the March Madness of Latin Music.  How is it different than other people’s March Madness activities?  I created a digital file that provides a link to a school appropriate video by clicking on each song name.  My students are all about the videos.  If the song’s official video was not school appropriate I found one that was. My school uses Schoology as a learning platform but you could share the link with your students so they can preview each song before they have to vote on their favorite.  I teach grades 6, 7 & 8 so I had each grade vote on different rounds.  All students were able to vote in the final round.

Click on this picture to find the LO MEJOR de 2017!  ¡Buena suerte!  ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!  A super big thank you to The Spanish Resource Shop for organizing all of this awesomeness.

Un abrazo,