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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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The countdown has begun!


As a friend of mine posted the other day “It’s almost like Christmas break for teachers right now”.


Well…I wish it wasn’t true but since it is I’ve been busy getting things together…and honestly….I’m excited!

I started thinking about how every year I get “all jazzed up” for the upcoming year and all the cool ideas I want to implement and by November I’m wondering why was I ever so excited? (Maybe this year will be different??)

One thing I am extremely excited about is my new plan for “MISSING WORK!”


Instead of students bombarding me at the beginning of class they will now be able to access their missing work via el internet.

They can either scan the QR code which will take them to my google drive account where all the missing work is organized by date;

Or they can type in this address and find the link.


Hopefully it works!

What ideas are you excited about???