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Pinterest & blogs, oh my!

Well as I'm sure you already know, Pinterest has the BEST ideas for teaching. Not only Spanish, but also general classroom information. This past summer when I was in Spain working on my Master's, I found myself discovering that not only can Pinterest help me with figuring out how to get a stain out, but also it can lead me to GREAT blogs! I'm getting very excited and pumped for this year! (Well I think Spain had a lot to do with this also).

Idea #1-Blogs
I have discovered so many amazing Spanish teaching blogs! Here's some of my favorites:

I love finding great resources! I'm going to try to implement some ideas, so I'll let you know how well they work. 

Idea #2-Crafts
As I said, Pinterest has some amazing ideas, so here's some of them, and some I've adapted:

"Toma un número"

I got the idea from this pin.  I adapted it for Spanish. Students who need to talk to me take a clothespin (labeled with Spanish #'s of course :D ) and return to their desk.  I can call them up one at a time to help. There goes having a line of students asking questions at my desk! 

1. paper sign (laminated)
2. clothespins
3. ribbon
4. Staples 
I just stapled the ribbon to the paper. I know it's not the prettiest, but I figured a staple would hold up better than a hot glue gun. I zig zagged the clothespins so that the ribbon was even. 
*Craft note-I didn't have pinking sheers when I cut the ribbon, so I taped some "mauvelous" to the ends, and it is no longer fraying for me! 

QR Code
I got this wonderful idea from this pin

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1- I got from PInterest, and just made a quick QR code from this FREE online generator with my contact information.  

Then I thought, why not make one for the kids too. They all use cell phones, and know how to, so I made:

2. This one is a link for the kids to scan and have our website. Now, I posted this OUTSIDE my room, and I intend on telling all of them, NO PHONES IN SCHOOL. Do this on our way to the bus, or in the a.m. when you walk by my door. 

I'm also adding one onto my syllabi. :) No more of the "I don't know the web address so I couldn't check our homework." 

Ok, I have so many  more ideas I'd like to share this year with you! Once I have them put together, I'll upload them. I have some on my TPT page if you'd like to go look. 


  1. I love pinterest!! What is your account; I'd love to follow you. Mine is



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