Grin and Grab it Day 3-22-2015
This post is about Grin and Grab it Day 3-22-2015. Several sellers are participating, and we hope you find this to be a good opportunity. If you have read this blog before, you will know Grin and Grab it Day is when we make some usually priced Teachers Pay Teachers products free for the day. We do not all live in the same time zone, so just check and see if the items are free, and”grab” them if they are. Don’t wait! Of course, we so appreciate kind feedback if you like a product. This post will also point out some always free items, just in case you weren’t aware of them.
Whether or not you actively celebrate El Dia de los Muertos in your Spanish classes, it’s nice to decorate! La Profesora Frida has a FREE Day of the Dead banner for you to download in her TpT store! Pretty Day of the Dead colors and Day of the Dead flowers adorn this lovely banner. Download it now for free!
Let’s dispel the myth of the “ignorant American” by allowing an opportunity for our students to study current events in other countries ON A REGULAR BASIS! Not just for a day or even just a week, but dare I say for an entire semester?? Or, GASP, an entire school YEAR??
Current Event Articles are a fantastic way for students to take charge of their own education, learn to use multiple resources, and to research a place in the world that they find interesting.
Depending on your classroom needs, this could be a weekly, monthly, semester or year long project for any class! This activity is perfectly suited for a government class, world history, social studies or foreign language classes. But I can see this research being done in so many different classes. It would be a wonderful activity for a speech/public speaking class too.
I wrote this document for use in my Spanish classes, but as you can see, it can easily be changed for any foreign language classroom, social studies, or government class. And being the creative teacher that YOU are, I’m sure you can think of many more applications!
My students are having a blast this semester with this activity. They know that every Thursday their Current Event Article is due, and they get to share the articles they found for the week with their classmates.
I also offer a few points of extra credit for students who share their articles in front of the class– You wouldn’t believe how many students clamber to share their articles! And they find the most interesting news!! (Have you heard about the lady in Spain who `bought´ the SUN and wants to CHARGE every inhabitant of Earth for using it?? Can´t make this stuff up! Check it out!)
My students are not only keeping themselves and their classmates up to date on world news, they’re helping to keep ME informed as well!
This is a FREE lesson you can download in my TeachersPayTeachers store! I really hope that you will also find it useful. Positive feedback MAKES MY DAY ~~ If you have a wonderful experience or anecdote about using this product in your class, please share it here!!
~~La Profesora Frida
Ever wish you had a premade handout with Hints and Tips for Studying a Foreign Language that you could give to your students ore share with parents? Well, now you do!
Of course you want your students to be successful in your foreign language class! I created this handout for my students to help them understand what they need to do in order to be successful in my class. I hope you find it useful too!
It´s also a great idea to photocopy enough to have on hand for Open House at the beginning of the school year and also for Parent – Teacher conferences. Parents often ask how they can help their child study for a foreign language at home, and having this list of Tips and Hints is a great piece of information to put in their hands.
I’m offering this handout for FREE because I want you to be successful this year too, and I’m hoping that this handout will help you with your classes. 3 hole punch it before you even hand it out so students can immediately put it into their binders as a reminder of good habits for studying a language.
Positive Feedback in my TpT store MAKES MY DAY. If you find this handout useful, please be so kind as to let me know!
~La Profesora Frida