Tuesday, February 23, 2016

¡Barcas!  Vamos a jugar...

This is a game that has been a WINNER in all of my classes for over 20 years! Students will ask to play this game over and over again and you can play it for many verb tenses. It is like the popular game of Battleship, but I call it "BARCAS" (which means "boats") since students have to find one boat at a time. There are specific instructions of how to prepare, print, and play the game in your classes in the product. The most prep would be to print out a class set of the cover cards and laminate them! Otherwise, you are ready to play once you print a copy of the game for the day for each student. There are 30 gameboards total for:

--Regular Present Tense: -ar verbs, -er verbs, -ir verbs, and -ar/-er/-ir verbs 
--Present Tense Stem-Changing Verbs: e-ie, o-ue, e-i and all three sets together
--Present Tense Reflexive Verbs
--Regular Preterite Tense: -ar verbs, -er verbs, -ir verbs, and -ar/-er/-ir verbs 
--Irregular Preterite Verbs
--Preterite Stem-Changing or Sandal Verbs
--The Imperfect Tense--Regular and Irregular Verbs
--The Subjunctive--Regular and Irregular Verbs
--The Future Tense--Regular and Irregular Verbs
--The Conditional Tense--Regular and Irregular Verbs
--The Imperfect Subjunctive--Regular and Irregular Verbs
--Commands--Regular and Irregular
--Numbers: 1-50 and 51-100

The game will take at least 20 minutes, usually up to 30 minutes. I usually print the gameboard 2-sided, so students can play twice if time permits.

¡A jugar!  You may find this product at:  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/GAMES-BARCAS-FOR-MIDDLE-OR-HIGH-SCHOOL-SPANISH-2408407

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

¡Feliz Día de los Enamorados!

I absolutely LOVE Valentine's Day!  Even when I was single for so many years, I absolutely loved the holiday.  It is a time to promote love in this world.  I love decorating my classroom with hearts everywhere!  Here is a Power Point that you can have streaming in your classroom for February, or print the slides and have instant decorations for your classroom, door, or hallway!  Includes cultural phrases such as:  "Cielo," "Mi media naranja," and "Mi príncipe azul."