¡Febrero… el mes de amor, amistad… y vacaciones!

With El Día de San Valentín coming up in two short weeks, I’ll be posting a Valentine’s Day resource for you every day!  Since today I taught Zumba – what a better way to begin than with a fun, love inspired playlist 🙂

Here are some of my favorite love songs en español… ¡ojo! Listen to the songs before sharing with your students – not all the songs work with all age groups.

What are your favorite canciones de amor?  Do you do anything with your students for this day? This year, it is tricky for us since 2/14 is the Friday before our winter break – but it might just be what we need to get them hooked on that last Friday!

Share your thoughts below!

Here is my Día de San Valentín Playlist on Spotify:

 

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¡Vamos a cantar! ¡Villancicos de Navidad!

I love villancicos! It’s one of my favorite holiday traditions.  My family and I celebrate Navidad, and one of our traditions is to do the Novena- and part of the novena is singing!

On one of my previous posts from this week, I talk about the bablingua site and their Navidad mini-unit – in it they have a karaoke for some villancicos – the kids love doing it – even if they don’t celebrate Navidad.  To avoid the whole conversation about – well I don’t celebrate XYZ… I tell them that if they were to visit any Spanish-speaking country this is what they’d hear, see, etc… So we do sing villancicos in our classes!

 

 

Here is my all time favorite villancico sung by none other than Juanes!

Here are some of my other favorite songs…Some of them can be found in karaoke versions if you look on youtube 😉

 

Do you sing villancicos w/ your students?  Which ones?

Love music?

Do you love music?  I do too! Especially in the classroom.  It really is a powerful tool and here is a great resource for elementary Spanish teachers – and middle school teachers!  The site is http://www.123spanishtogether.com/.  Here you can preview and purchase CD’s created by the Spanish teacher Carolina Gomez.  She has authentic songs on many different topics and all set to very catchy, get out of your seat and dance beats.  There are some videos on youtube.com as well.She also does workshops!  If you are in MA she’ll do a workshop for you and she’s done some at MaFla too.
Check her out!