This year has been very full already. My schedule is packed and with more classes at different levels I have more level meetings. I do love this system, we have an incredible knowledge of our kids. The only downside is that I have not been able to post as much, let alone creating.
Finally, this week I have been able to create new resources.
This year, posts will be mainly oriented on French 6th grade since that is my new course, and I am creating a new curriculum for it.
My first unit so far has included greetings, introductions, and a short unit on objects of the classroom to start grasping the concept of singular, plural, masculine, and feminine.
I am learning so much, and I am so grateful my two classes are made of an incredible bunch of kids.
My smartboard has also had a lot of issues, and they have displayed a fantastic level of patience.
So this week and the fact that we started doing more concrete vocabulary, I was able to create a few new resources.
The first one was actually pretty quick to create and is a backpack with 4 items. Students are paired up and must ask the question, 'do you have a ...?' to find out if their friends have various items pictured on their list.
The only vocabulary they have is the question.
To cater to students with various levels of handwriting and processing speed. I created an interactive vocabulary sheet where students have to cut and paste the vocabulary to the picture but also write the correct definite article.
After many years, teaching at the next level, I realize that my students in the 6th grade will need about 3 lessons to process the new vocabulary in various ways to 'anchor' it. So I created a tic tac toe game which will allow students to review the vocabulary but also to add the numbers 1-60 in the process. And since I was already in the template I decided to create one for my 7th grade Spanish class about breakfast foods.
This last picture only shows a little bit of the fortune-tellers my students created to practice salutations and instructions. I hope to use this creative review game in future units at the end of the chapter since they can ask each other questions about anything.