Teacher-Recommended Resources

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We all know how hard it is to find high quality resources in Spanish!


So some teacher friends and I have collaborated to bring you a few recommendations! Here are a few resources we’ve used this week that I can recommend to you. All of these are available to purchase (all low cost!), and all of them will save you lots of time and make fall even more fun!
 
Since we follow the Montessori method, and many of you do as well, I’ll also note how each resource aligns with Montessori studies and theory. We do sometimes use resources that are not at all Montessori, but that are fun for us and we can use without compromising the Montessori atmosphere and environment that we’ve created.
 
This time I’m sharing 5 resources that I can recommend for kindergarten in traditional school settings, or for ages 3 and up in Montessori environments. 
 
 
Subject: SLA (Spanish Language Arts)
 
What I like about it:
It has 12 scrambled sentences, and for each one there are cards with the individual words and art that helps them decipher the vocabulary; a recording sheet with the options of cutting and pasting the sentence and writing it; and a card with just the art to match with the entire sentence. Some sentences are more difficult than others. Miss Adventuress loved the sentence cards; she read each word and then made them into a sentence that made sense. She also wanted to write her sentence down, but she was not interested in cutting and pasting it.
How it aligns with Montessori:
For those who can read and just don’t read fluently yet, it’s a fun activity. The cards with one word on each fit well with other Montessori activities. The recording sheet with cut and paste work could be an option, but shouldn’t be required. It’s a fun activity for the season, and if the child is interested in it, there’s no problem with including it as an option for work! Some children will also like to write the sentence they built in their own little book, and illustrate it themselves. That also fits well with Montessori.

Oraciones mezcladas por Mrs. GOraciones mezcladasOraciones mezcladas recording sheet

 

 
Subject: SLA (Spanish Language Arts)
 
What I like about it:
Six little books that take you from back to school to Christmas; they are simple and help reinforce vocabulary. Perfect for beginning readers.
 
How it aligns with Montessori:
Not a Montessori resource, but a fun resource that can be included as a work option for children who are just beginning to read.
 
Fall flip books spanish
Libritos solapa de otoño en castellano

                     
 

SubjectVocabulary, Reading 
 
What I like about it:
Twenty word wall words, all with a fall theme, and no Halloween words (good for us since we don’t celebrate it). The art is simple and illustrates the words well, which helps beginning readers. There are also cards with the pictures and words separate, for matching.
 
How it aligns with Montessori:
A more Montessori way of using this would be to give the child the cards with the pictures, and let them build the words using the moveable alphabet. Miss Adventuress liked having the words on the wall already, though, so she could use them to write a fall poem. The word wall cards can also be used as a control for matching the picture and word cards, and used this way, they work like Montessori three-part cards. This isn’t a Montessori resource, but it fits well with our Montessori work when used in these ways, and we are really enjoying it! 
 

Palabras prodigiosas de otoño

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Scrappy Bright Numbers-04
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: SLA (Spanish Language Arts)
 
What I like about it:
10 board games and 10 boards for four-in-a-row give us lots of options for practicing reading words. All have cute fall themes, that are visually attractive.
How it aligns with Montessori:
In Montessori, we don’t ask the child to read words out loud until they are reading with confidence. It’s a little more challenging to use these game boards without asking Miss Adventuress to read the words out loud. But, I can write a word, and she can find it on the board, or advance to that space, and then read it if she feels confident, or ask me to read it for her. She can also work on her own, reading the words and covering them with a marker or advancing along the path. It’s a fun fall resource!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: SLA (Spanish Language Arts)
 
What I like about it:
 
Seven different activities that work on sounds and syllables, and all with a Thanksgiving theme! We’ve used all of them, beginning last year when Miss Adventuress was four years old. There are also practice pages that she likes to do occasionally.
How it aligns with Montessori:
These activities work on the same skills as the sound games in the Primary language album. They can be used to reinforce those games, and all are designed to be used independently. It’s another fun seasonal work option to have on the language shelves.
 
Turkey SLAR Activities
 
 
 
Turkey Spanish Language Arts
 
 
Now, hop over to see what my friend Juliana at Kinder Bilingue recommends!

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