I am sharing general ideas for
teachers based on how a “typical” school year might look in a Preschool and Kindergarten
Spanish class. All the ideas I’m sharing here are geared toward programs that
meet once or twice a week. In this schedule, there is not that much contact
time with the students in the target language, so some of the concepts should
be recycled and taught in a spiral way. In other words, if you teach numbers
during the first month or two of the school year, continue to make time
throughout the year where students may continue to be exposed to the
vocabulary. For example, count apples in September and have them guess how many
hearts you have in a bag in February.
I like using my students as a guide
to know how long I should be exploring the content, but make sure to always go
back to it and weave it throughout the school year.
In the spirit of full disclosure,
please note that many of the suggestions have links to resources in my Teachers
Pay Teachers store or affiliate links to Amazon. I invite you to also explore
many of your local libraries to find some of the books suggested below. The
activity packs that are available on Teachers Pay Teachers have teaching tips,
suggested ideas, and games.
I hope this serves as a good
starting point to help you create your own curriculum. You might also find new
ideas here that you would like to incorporate into your existing curriculum.
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