I'm Katherine of sracruz.com. 2015 marked my first year of blogging. As this year winds down and a new one begins, I wanted reflect on my most popular posts of the year and share them with you.
I love to joke that memes are my love language! I have a folder of memes on my phone ready to text to my friends when the moment arrives! Spanish memes can be a great teaching tool, especially for verb tenses. In this post I talked about using memes in class and shared my Pinterest boards with memes grouped by verb tense and topic.
2015 was also the year that I joined the Instagram world! In this post I shared the 9-square stories of some of my Spanish teacher friends, talked about hashtags to use for Spanish class and to find your #spanishtribe, and linked to SpanishPlans' great post about using instagram to find authentic resources to use in your class.
If you struggle to fit in culture with the rigor of your Spanish curriculum, this post is for you! This talks about how I've used a resource called Cultura Diaria to teach a Hispanic culture facts for each day of Spanish class. It's a great class starter and resource to help you teach culture every day.
My most popular post of 2015 was a 3-part post on what to do during the first days of Spanish class. I talk about relationship-building activities, going over rules and procedures, and using TPR vocabulary to get students speaking and understanding right away.