In an effort to revitalize my Spanish 2 courses, I’ve come to terms with the fact that for me this also means revamping my classroom space. It gets me to be creative and in turn I get more and more creative. Since this realization I’ve updated my question posters in crisp colors and added helpful vocabulary sheets for our Anuncios Positivos (Good News) on the wall to freshen up my classroom. I noticed today my wall space (and window space, and cabinet space…) is quickly disappearing… all the space except for the outside of my door! What a wasted opportunity!
So, I’ve decided to add some themed Spanish vocabulary and signs on the outside of my door. I was inspired this morning by this tweet from Cynthia Hintz (who was inspired by Carrie Toth) and this one from Carrie Toth herself. I’m hoping it will entice students who are not currently enrolled in Spanish to consider joining, and I’m also hoping that it will make the students who are in Spanish feel like they’re part of a group because they will understand the sayings.
As it is February, I’ve put up some pick-ups lines and some hearts with Valentinesy vocabulary (amor, beso, etc.) with English translations on my door. Here are the corny pick-up lines taken from English ones and here are some that are specific to the novel Tumba. We’re not going to read Tumba in Spanish 2, but I thought they were comprehensible for my students so I included them. I must confess that I stole the Tumba pick-up lines from Chasati Haden McCowan (@SraMcCowan) on Twitter! She has two more sets specific to Fluency Fast novels. I was super impressed that her students came up with these and wish I could be that effective as a teacher. Check out all of her book specific pick-up lines here on Twitter.
Please feel free to download and use these pick-up lines and put them to use in your classes!