About a month ago my students were working on Ordinal Numbers with their house vocabulary in class. I knew my students needed more practice, but I was fresh out of ideas. When I searched this topic on Pinterest, the search results were all from elementary teachers! Frustrated with a deadline, I decided to use their idea but change it so that it would accommodate my target language.
Essentially, I recreated the same assignment but put it in Spanish. While more time-consuming than simply buying a pre-made document off TeachersPayTeachers, this is the best option because there aren’t any documents available.
If you think about it, we’re kind of like elementary teachers in a way. As Foreign Language teachers, we’re teaching our students new vocabulary – how to say the new words and how to spell the new words. We’re teaching our students new social skills from the countries our language is spoken in. We expose students to new experiences through music and we decorate our room in hopes that one of the authentic materials catches our students’ eyes.
If you’re ever in a bind for materials, I highly recommend you look at an elementary teacher’s resources and see what YOU can do with their materials.