Category Archives: Classroom Environment



Back in March I read this blog post which had this brilliant idea of doing a musical ‘March Madness’. Well… I was way to busy and there was too much testing going on! But I really wanted to do this! SO….the past few weeks we’ve been working on a song every day. Then every other day we vote on our favorite. Each new round we have a new activity. I switch it up constantly so that it’s a variety of activities which work on listening, reading, and comprehension skills. As we get farther into the ‘Madness’ the students are really falling in love with the songs. They constantly come in singing them, asking for more, or telling me how they sang them all weekend long.

Next week we will finally be finishing it up! Which means, I’m starting to get new songs and activities on my teachers pay teachers!  Because not every song makes it all the way- I haven’t yet developed all the activities for all 16 songs. BUT- today my son decided to take a 3 1/2 hour nap…which means I have two songs completely done!

Two of the four remaining songs are ‘La Gozadera‘ by ‘Gente de Zona’ ft. Marc Anthony and ‘Me Voy Enamorando‘ by Chino & Nacho. My students LOOOOOVE these songs! And the videos are vibrant and (in my opinion) school appropriate! I especially love how you can link ‘La Gozadera’ to a unit about Spanish Speaking Countries and Capitals.

Click here to check out my lessons for both ‘La Gozadera’ and ‘Me Voy Enamorando‘!

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Pinterest Invasion



Remember life before ‘Pinterest’?

I’m sure many of you have found so many resources and ideas for your classroom through pinterest.

I’m pretty excited about these three random ‘pins’.

1. Markers with pom poms glued to the end. This will be FANTASTIC when we are using mini white boards! No longer will I have to hand out (waste) paper towels to each student for erasers!

2. Phone Prison: If someone has a disobedient phone which decided to come out to play during class…off to prison it shall go!

3. If you mustache a question….: Ok…well there’s no practical reason for this….but it’s fun. : )

What are some of your favorite classroom Pins?