Monday, October 19, 2015

Guest Post: Day of the Dead

Ever since my mom passed away, two years ago, Day of the Dead has taken on a new significance for my family and me.  My mother fought breast cancer valiantly for ten years, but her body just wore out.  She was an amazing woman who gracefully raised three kids, including my very handicapped brother.  She dealt with the many challenges that life brought her way with a positive attitude and kind spirit.  Such strength and love!  This is why we are all so eager for her spirit to return to us on November 2nd, Day of the Dead.
Day of the Dead - My Mom
                                        My Mom
I used to teach my students about Day of the Dead through a short video or a brief explanation, but this year

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Halloween in the World Language Classroom

Are your students quickly turning into ghosts, goblins, and witches?  Has the workroom been inundated with tons of candy and chocolate?  Then odds are Halloween is coming to class!  This post will provide several activities to help you celebrate and talk about cultural comparisons when it comes to Halloween in the World Language Classroom.  Simply click on the titles to access the activities.

Free Spanish Activities
Free 10 Halloween Creatures Feelings
Free Halloween Chants in Spanish
Freebie Day of the Dead Sugarskulls
Spanish Halloween Mixed Up Sentences

High Quality Spanish Activities
Authentic Reading for Spanish Halloween
Halloween Spanish Color by Number
Halloween Printable Spanish Minibook

Free French Activities
Chat à la Pleine Lune
French Halloween Bingo
Halloween Themed Game in French

High Quality French Activities
Les Zombies Attaquent
French L'Halloween Bundle
Halloween Craft en français

Free German Activities
Halloween German Sudoku 
Bewegungspausen Halloween

High Quality German Activities
Halloween German Coloring Pages
German Halloween Madlibs

Enjoy these activities with your students!  We hope your halls will be haunted with learning!