Where does the time go? I have all these blog posts I want to put up but I keep coming home and crashing instead of blogging. There are solid biological reasons for my behavior, yes. But it's a shame that I haven't found time for this blog lately.
Let me start the backlog of lost posts with el Día de las Madres. (A little late, I know.) Students of mine were testing and my classes were only half full, so it was one of those days when you feel like you can't introduce new material, you can't do anything super meaningful, and you certainly can't do an assessment.
So I had them working on a little Mother's Day activity in grupitos and, when they had a chance, they were each to get a picture of themselves as a gift for their mother. Here are some of them for you to enjoy.
I took construction paper and made the back drop in the morning before school. Then, as a group, we came up with some ideas about what we wanted to say to our mothers. Each person was able to write their own personalized message, but it had to be in Spanish.
I got a lot of nice feedback from the moms and a lot of stories from the kids about how they got to teach their mothers a bit of Spanish.