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Spanish Clothing Vocabulary for Bilingual Learners

Spanish clothing vocabulary can carry so many variations. From a simple shirt to an elaborate dress, many terms can describe clothing in Spanish. In teaching Spanish clothing to preschoolers, consider the essential words that they often encounter. When you activate prior knowledge of seasonal wear with clothing terms, preschoolers will be more apt to understand those words. In addition to word assimilation, use fun activities…

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How to Get Started with Guided Reading

This article contains affiliate links. When you purchase from Scholastic, Spanish4Kiddos earns a small commission. In turn, you help Spanish4Kiddos use parts of the proceeds to purchase school supplies for teachers in need. Thank You! Guided reading is the most engaging way you can teach children to learn to read. In a group of five or six students, you can implement many reading skills. From…

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Classroom Morning Activities for Bilingual Learners

Classroom morning activities are essential parts of any bilingual learner. Even during the first weeks of back to school, these activities help bilingual students resonate with the class environment. From the moment you meet your students at the door, you set those expectations of a positive learning setting. So, as part of your back to school lesson planning, take the time to create ways to…

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How to run an effective bilingual morning preschool routine

An effective bilingual morning preschool routine occurs when the classroom environment operates systematically. Does this mean that children have to follow instructions in a robotic mode? An active classroom offers children the opportunity to foster learning and creativity. With so many interactive tools available for teachers, learning with scissors, glue, paint, crayons, and other writing tools become second nature. A morning preschool routine involves reading…

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letter recognition

Letter recognition tools as actionable ways to motivate reading

Letter recognition impacts the learning of many children in the classroom. Recognizing letters influences the young readers to evaluate and correlate sounds with letters meanwhile affecting reading skills. Teachers know students need a solid foundation of letters and phonics. As much as reading is necessary for life, students need a basis to learn the different mechanics of letter identification. Teaching the alphabet before interpretation is…

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Left side activities for interactive notebooks

Do you know how students learn the most from the left side activities in their interactive notebooks? The left side activities of interactive notebooks is sometimes the most hands-on experience for most students. It is also the most fun. On this side, students participate more with their learning. They are more active in completing questions and offering feedback. Amazingly, students like to collaborate more with each other,…

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Fun learning activities – Careers

Fun learning activities like learning careers can be more than educational. It opens up the opportunity for children to learn about what jobs are done in the community. This fun learning activity also encourages children to explore careers. In doing a job, sometimes children may not be aware of dangers or hazards that grown-ups do. What are some fun activities you can use in the…

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Spanish learning activity: Seasons

In this Spanish learning activity, you’ll learn to make a bilingual mobile of the seasons. By using simple homemade products, you’ll be able to recycle and teach children about the seasons. The Spanish learning activity consists of making a mobile from a wire hanger and displaying the seasons on paper plates and cutouts. Children will be cutting pieces of common things of seasons.

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Finger painting activity: Learning Spanish colors

What makes a great learning activity for children? Finger painting is a good way for children to learn about sensory and language skills. Many children enjoy the messy display of colors and paint onto a paper.

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