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Great Games to Get Your Language Learner Speaking
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Great Games to Get Your Language Learner Speaking

Games to use at home, school, or anywhere you want to practice language skills! Ready to encourage your language learner to speak more in the target language? These fun games will help provide a time to practice speaking – in any language! What’s more, these easy games can be squeezed into any quick window in […]

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Winter Science Experiments for Kids in Spanish (With Videos)
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Winter Science Experiments for Kids in Spanish (With Videos)

Amazing winter science experiments to try at home with your child! Looking for some wonderful winter science your child can do at home? From ice crystals and artificial snow to homemade ice cream or a snow storm, I’ve got you covered! You and your child can create your own winter science lab in the kitchen. […]

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Winter Scavenger Hunt for Kids – English & Spanish
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Winter Scavenger Hunt for Kids – English & Spanish

Free bilingual winter scavenger hunt for children Winter has almost arrived! Here in Minnesota, winter brings snow, ice, and delighted children outside enjoying the season despite the weather! Building snow forts, ice skating, or sledding – there’s fun to be had even when the temperatures drop. Since moving north to Minnesota several years ago, we’ve […]

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Fall Scavenger Hunt for Kids in Spanish & English
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Fall Scavenger Hunt for Kids in Spanish & English

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year where we live in Minnesota! Leaves are changing colors to brilliant reds, yellows, and oranges everywhere we go. Our neighbors’ front porches are filling with gorgeous mums, pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, and festive Halloween decorations. The cooler autumn weather has arrived, and we’re […]

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Creating Community with Kids in a Minority Language
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Creating Community with Kids in a Minority Language

How can you build community around your minority language? Bilingual parenting can feel like a lonely path at times.  I know it has for me, especially as a non-native Spanish speaker trying to teach my children a language that we rarely hear in our small Midwest community. Yet finding opportunities in which my children and I […]

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Around the World Cookbook for Elementary Classes
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Around the World Cookbook for Elementary Classes

With a free printable to use for your class cookbook One of my first years teaching, I had a new student join my classroom from Puerto Rico. He was the most amazing, brave first grader! While we were already a diverse group of dual language students from native Spanish and native English homes, he was […]

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Why Should I Choose Bilingual Education?
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Why Should I Choose Bilingual Education?

5 compelling benefits to consider PLUS helpful websites parents should know about Choosing a school program is an important decision parents make for their children.  In many communities, parents have options about which school their child attends.  So why would parents choose bilingual education? Bilingual education has so many powerful benefits for children as they […]

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Elementary Spanish Calendar Routine Ideas
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Elementary Spanish Calendar Routine Ideas

Many preschool and elementary classrooms start each morning off with a calendar routine.  While doing distance learning at home with my kids, we even started our morning routine with calendar time!  Here are some ideas for how to enhance your calendar routine – whether doing distance learning, homeschooling or in the classroom.  I’ve included many […]

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