Saturday, November 21, 2015

FREEBIE!!! Punctuation marks English or Spanish

Enjoy these posters featuring the Spanish and English punctuation marks. They are a great visual for students, specially to help with directionality with punctuation. 

Each poster is letter size and comes in a black with color dots background. Laminating is recommended for durability purposes.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Reading Comprehension Strategies- FREEBIE!!

Set of 9 Reading Comprehension Strategies cards that will help your students interact with a text and monitor comprehension.

Strategies included:
- Predecir
- Resumir
- Ajustar la velocidad de mi lectura
- Visualizar
- Hacer conexiones: Texto a mi-Texto a texto-Texto al mundo
- Hacer preguntas
- Aclarar

I usually have two sets of this cards for my classroom. One set is posted in my Read Aloud area and the other is used for reference in my Guided Reading groups.  They are kid-friendly and help students make a quick reference when needing support with comprehension or simply to monitor their understanding of the text.

Hope you find them useful in your classroom. You can download your copy here.

Happy teaching!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New Editable Spanish Chevron Desk Plates

These Chevron basic desk plates provide a quick reference to frequently used information in the classroom. The desk plate page measures 17"x 11" and contains two desk plates. There are 30 desk plates included in this file. This desk plate includes the A to Z Spanish Alphabet Cards with open syllables, left and right handprints, 0-20 number line, shapes, and colors.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Classroom Extreme Makeover

Well, first of all, I have to admit I had no clue there was a Blogger App, where have I lived so far????? After knowing it existed, I couldn't help it but to start using right away. And here I am, blogging at 11:30 p.m. on a Saturday night after spending the last hour in my classroom. Yep! you read it right, in my classroom! My crazy dearest best friend Jennifer talked me into setting my brand new borders in my classroom tonight, sometimes I think it is not a good idea to live this close to the school, the temptation of going at anytime  is too much too handle :)

This year I am continuing my work on creating a uniform classroom with blues and greens. This year I decided to change my borders to fit that theme.
Well, after a long morning we decided to take some borders with black background and color dots. Hesitant at first because of the black background, I could not resist the idea of setting the bulletin boards today to have peace of mind. And IT WAS WORTH IT!!! I just love the way my they look now.:-)

Now my next step will be to paint my red and blue baskets to make them fit my theme. But more on that later :-)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


It has been a very busy Summer, between my 2 kids and the new update for my Math calendars I have barely had time to breath!!  But after so many long nights the new update for the ACTIVBOARD Calendar Math is here.


Although the update will be available for all the usual interactive boards (SMARTBOARD, MIMIO, and EASITEACH) so far I have only uploaded the ACTIVBOARD version of the calendars.  I guess some more long nights await for me!!

The main change in the calendars has taken place in the graphics.  With a better quality and definition these calendars are just adorable, I can't wait to use them with my students this year!!

Some other changes include

•             Monthly calendar with icons to mark special days and birthdays.
•             Weather graph with graph analysis questions.
•             Interactive thermometer/ Link to consult your own weather in the National Weather Service
•             120 Board. Adding and subtracting 1 or 10 to a number.
•             Money
•             Time. Interactive clock and blank clock to show the time.
•             Problem of the Day. Step by step problem solving steps. 

Only a few weeks left for the start of a new school year, so don't forget to grab your copy of the calendar and get ready for a new adventure :)

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Finally, Back to School!!!!!!!

It seems like yesterday when we were welcoming Summer so desperately and anxious. But what amazes me the most is how the same excitement is back this time to welcome a new school year. And all the ads and sale signs all over the place are of course fueling such excitement!!!!! Well, here it is one more sign that will surely help you get motivated for the upcoming year.

This Mega Bundle includes all of my Spanish Language Arts resources:

- Alphabet journal
- Classroom Alphabet Line
- Alphabet Mini-Cards Set
- Alphabet Flashcards

This is the perfect resource pack to launch the school year and save some money!!!

*Alphabet journal*
- Cover
- 66 Pages
- Uppercase and lowercase tracing guidelines.
- Syllables tracing guidelines.
- Word bank.
- Each letter has an extra page to add new words seen in class.
- Soft c, soft g, rr, and soft r have separate alphabet pages.
- Digraphs ch and ll also have separate alphabet pages.
- Black and White for easier and better quality mass copying.

* Classroom Alphabet Line*

- 33 (132 in all) alphabet cards to support Spanish instruction in your classroom.
- Letter size.
- Color and black and white sets.
- Students can easily use these alphabet cards as reference using a letter- related picture.
- Each card includes syllables formed with each individual letter.
- Includes two different sets, with or without guide lines for letter formation.
- 132 letter cards.

*Alphabet Mini-Cards Set*

- 33 alphabet mini cards to support Spanish instruction in your classroom.
- Perfect for literacy centers.
- 2.25” x 2.88”
- Students can easily use these alphabet cards as reference using a letter- related picture.
- Each card includes syllables formed with each individual letter.
- Includes three different sets: 
* Syllable cards
* Lowercase letter cards
* Uppercase letter cards
- Ready for two sided printing.
- 99 letter cards.

*Spanish Alphabet Flashcards*

- 33 alphabet flashcards to support Spanish instruction in your classroom.
- Digraphs ch and ll included.
- Color and black and white sets.
- Students can easily use these alphabet cards as reference using a letter- related picture.
- Each card includes syllables formed with each individual letter.
- Includes two different sets, with or without guide lines for letter formation.
- 132 letter cards.
Individual resources are also available at my TpT store :)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Procedural Writing- How to books (English and Spanish)

Summer days aren't long enough (although technically we have not got to Summer yet)!!! Having a brand new baby at home is harder than I remember, I can barely sit in front of my computer for a straight hour :( And this without taking into account my soon to be 2 year old, she by herself is a handful!!! God I love being a mom :)  Well, after sleepless hours I have finally finished my newest writing package.

For our procedural writing unit we basically focused on two parts, recipes and stuff we were experts on. I personally loved the recipes part, lots of eating and fun!!! We used all the recipes created in class to put together a class recipe book.

We also used lots of foldables to sequence the steps in the process, and practice using both transition words and ordinal numbers to describe the sequence.

After working very hard in our recipes, we took it to a more individual level. Each student decided on something they were experts on. So they talked about how to grow a plant, how to build a tree house, how to dig a hole (yes, he described a very thorough sequence), even how to read a book!!

I really enjoyed putting this package together. It has different templates to describe how to cook or make/build something, including transition words and ordinal numbers. I also included a tab book and different writing lines models. My school requires we use Handwriting Without Tears® but I know others use single lines or the primary writing paper with the dotted mid line.