!Tanto que hacer!

The first day of school is approaching and this year, with my Julián, I’m not even sure where to begin!  Thanks again to the CL Blog for motivating me to get my syllabus revamped- but there’s still so much to do!  Classroom decor, class lists, professional development and lessons!  I really need some direction because my little guy has me super distracted!

So how do you get started???  Please share!

Until I figure it out… I’ll try to find some inspiration in these back to school commercials I came across… There’s a little bit of everything – hope you find them useful and would love to hear how you used them! 🙂

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¡De vuelta a clases!

Well, it’s that time of year again!  Summer has quickly come to an end and as most teachers I’m now thinking about and anxious about the new school year!  I’ve spent the last 10 weeks or so at home with my children and new baby Julián- I’m really nervous this year because he’ll be starting daycare and of course I’m a hot mess of emotions right now, but hopefully new school projects will help me keep busy and the days go by quicker!

Mil Gracias to the Creative Language Class blog– As always they inspire me to be a better teacher! Last year they motivated us to create super cool bulletin boards for our students and this year they pushed us to spice up our syllabus!  I didn’t get mine done in time to submit for their contest, but here it is anyways.  Please give me feedback!  The old one was SUPER boring- just plain text and NO PICTURES!  Here is what I came up with- I used a newsletter template on Word and just added some pictures and cool font- it definitely looks better than before and I LOVE everyone’s really cool ideas like adding in a pie chart and a QR code.  I think my kiddos will find this cheverísimo…

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Even though I had my syllabus from years past, I was really stuck on what to put on it.  I took away most of the wordy parts and tried to make it clear and to the point.  Now, I’m thinking about how to present it- should I just go over it? do a scavenger hunt? hmmm…. decisiones…

What do you think?  What do you put in your syllabus?  Do you just read it to them? Have them read it to eachother???