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"This is a crazy question but I am
teaching Spanish to kids on a grant and they are asking us to spend the money
that is left over which is a lot of money. I want ideas of great resources that
I can us or any ideas of things I should get?”
Vero :Spanish books and movies in
Spanish, and any other kind of audivisual
material that you can get
Joe: Buy a subscription to ESL Library.
It has fantastic images and labels in Spanish. This is one of the few things
I'd buy even with my own money.
Mary: Grab a teacher's discovery and go
to town! Puppets are also a great investment. Lakeshore Learning Store has a
great selection with a variety of races, genders and even disabilities. They
also have excellent play food that will last forever. Investing in cardstock
and laminating can be a great way to save materials for future years. If you do
any TPRS, the
curriculum is great. Enjoy!
Simone: What age are the kids? Check out
the picture book collections from sonrisasspanish
school. Also, the teachers discovery website/catalog. If someone will continue
to teach, look at the blaine ray tprs
curricular materials. If there is technology access in the school, check out Qtalk
materials for computer and interactive white board, or they have magnet tile
version for low tech/ no tech settings.
Janet: I use the Sonrisas
curriculum for my K-5 students and they sell four story book sets that are
excellent for elementary grade levels http://sonrisasspanishschool.com/
Marlo: Technology! Books! Manipulatives!
Erzsi: Buy dictionaries, a good scheme
of work if you haven't got one, laminating pouches, ink for your printer, an ipad....how
much money have you got:-)?
DVDs! they love them! you can get for preschool-1st and 2nd conoce los colores, conoce los numeros, conocelasletras, rosie and andy. For
3rd-6th you can get the "Spanish for kids" collection, volumes 1 and
2 are awesome, you can find them on amazon or carlex
online. Another great dvd is from "Calico Spanish"
they have great songs and videos for kids. You can also get some storybooks
from lakeshore learning, they have great story books to learn the alphabet and
some other stories for 1st and 2nd graders. Music helps a lot too, get
"Basho and friends" volume 1 and 2, he has some AWESOME music! As
mentioned before, puppets are a great investment, I got mines from Amazon,
manufactured by "Aurora", those puppets are my best friends! Also,
Depending on how many students you have, try to get at least 1 per 3 students
(not sure how much $$ you can spend, but this would be awesome!). Also,
download some of the apps that were mentioned here before (bilingual child, busuuspanish, gus on
the go... among others). ALSO, invest on a "treasure box" for kids
who do a good job, this has worked like a charm in my class, I let them pick an
item from the treasure box once a month if they did a good job during the whole
month. You can check orientaltrading.com for
some good/inexpensive prizes....
Angela: Get Linguascope.....
Great website for languages.... And get de CDs and books of Patti Lozano...
Michelle : Send home bilingual books with
text in both languages. Or pairs (for example the same Junie B or
Magic Treehouse book
in both Spanish and English). Spread the wealth and give kids a way to delight
in their language learning at home!