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Table of Contents: Books in Multiple Languages. Dia de los Muertos Art Project. One of the most popular celebrations in Central and South America is Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.

Dia de los Muertos Art Project

It is a special day to remember loved ones who are no longer living. The art represented in the Day of the Dead celebrations are vibrant, energetic and colorful. It’s hard not to be inspired by this special holiday. My fifth grade students created marigolds (the flower of choice for this holiday) from painted paper scraps and placed them onto a blue or eggplant colored paper. They glued the flowers to the background paper first. I used the book, The Day of the Dead / El Dia de los Muertos by Bob Barner as my inspiration.

Fifth grade Day of the Dead artwork… Señor Wooly. This week I ran across my Hispanic Artists Photo Challenge on my external hard drive.

I got such a giggle looking through the slides that my students had submitted! They had a blast doing it and it made me proud that they could actually enjoy a project about famous Hispanic artists! For this project, students research the paintings of several Hispanic artists. They choose a painting, recreate it themselves and take a photo. They have the rule that they can't buy anything for the project! ALL ABOUT SPAIN - Country and culture. Explore Spanish regions, cities, coasts and islands, or book your travel to Spain.

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Here you find great deals on Spain Tours, flights, hotels, holiday homes, car rentals and special offers to discover the essential Spain. Antoni Gaudí Modernist Museum in Barcelona. Like it or not, it's nearing that time again ... back to school.

I know some of my teacher friends are heading back already! A few days ago on my facebook page, I asked people to leave a comment about their favourite back to school activity. I know...I have heard me say this a million times.

It is important to have groups in science and to have individual jobs while you are working together! So how do you introduce it the first time???? We begin by Introducing our science groups. Each group has 4 people in it (as best as possible - because I have 22 students I do have two groups with 5 in them). Each child is assigned a color as you see. We began working as groups by setting expectations. Then we worked on two simple tasks. Why? Get your students into their groups of four and send your Getter 1 to the materials spot to get 6 solo cups and one rubber band tool. It's Saturday, so it's time to link up with my BBB Joanne from Head Over Heels for Teaching for Spark Student Motivation!

The weeks leading up to spring break were absolutely horrible with chattiness -- talk, talk, talk. I'm talking about the kind of talk when there shouldn't be talk. 2b Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.

Positive behaviors Interactions that convey a portrait of the way you want to be perceived and healthy interactions with technology itself, for example, moderating the time online or gaming, ergonomic issues and balancing use of media with daily physical activity. Safe behaviors Interactions that keep you out of harm’s way, for example, knowing the identity of who you are interacting with; how much and what kind information you release online; protecting oneself from scams, phishing schemes and poor purchasing practices (e-commerce theft). Legal behaviors Interactions that are mindful of the law, for example, abiding by copyright and fair use, respecting network protections by not hacking them and not using another’s identity. We already been in school for a month, but I was putting this post off until I could take better pictures.

That hasn’t happened, like many things on my to-do list… ah, the life of a teacher and mother. Who doesn’t love teaching Spanish songs in class?

Music sticks in our minds, uses repetitive language, and makes us fall in love with culture. Untitled. I am still thinking through how I really should teach vocabulary.

More and more, I’m convinced I should toss the lists (certainly the laborious, too-long ones from the textbook), but I’m not confident yet that I can toss them completely. Although it’s likely that vocabulary is better acquired through storytelling, in chunks, and not as part of themed lists, Spanish I is still tough because at this point students need a lot of words at the get-go. I’ve included my beginning of the year vocabulary booklet, which includes some basic greetings and classroom objects so we can quickly function in the TL in the classroom. We’re coming up fast on the beginning of another school year.

That means a new batch of students to get to know, students who need to be made comfortable in your classroom, and who need to get to know each other. It’s essential to start building relationships with your students right from the start. And how to accomplish this? Icebreakers. ForAllRubrics - Log In.