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Author: profenygaard

17+ Free Resources for teaching Heritage Speakers Class

Sneak peek: Over 17 free resources for heritage speakers class designed to make your life easier. Getting started with teaching a heritage class can be overwhelming and knowing where to find quality free resources can be equally stressful and time-consuming. Accessing free resources shouldn’t be confusing. So, don’t worry, I’m

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Spanish classroom

My approach to Teaching a Heritage Speaker Class

Sneak peek: Everything you should know about my approach to teaching a heritage speaker class.  My story begins in 2017 when I inherited the heritage Spanish class at my school with no clear scope & sequence to go on. That first year was a whirlwind! With little to no time

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student writing about their name in Spanish

Mi nombre: a Writer’s Workshop for Heritage Speakers

Sneak peek: Here’s how I taught a five-day writer’s workshop about names in heritage speaker class. Do you know the story of how you got your name? Some people are named after family members, or distinguished social leaders. Some people are named after the favorite TV show characters of the

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teacher classroom tour

Photo Essay: Profe Nygaard’s Classroom Tour

Sneak peek: An inside look at what is in my classroom! *This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll earn a small percentage at no extra cost to you. Since I am currently in the distance-learning model and have been

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Book Review: Stef Soto, la reina del taco

Sneak Peek: Stef Soto, la reina del taco is a great book to add to your heritage speaker classroom library. This book is especially great for middle schoolers! *This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click into one of the product links, I’ll earn a small percentage

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writing a grant proposal to fund your fvr library

How to Write a Grant Proposal to Fund your FVR Library

Sneak peek: Inside you will find examples and best practices on how to write a grant proposal to fund acquiring Spanish-language books for your classroom library.  Personally to date, I have received over $7,000 in funding for my classroom FVR library. Getting funding for your classroom can be daunting. It

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raising money for books

How to Fund an FVR Library for your Classroom

Sneak Peek: In this article, you will find ideas for where to get funding for your FVR library. You probably don’t need much convincing on why building a classroom library would be useful. If you’re like me, the only thing standing in your way is that hefty price tag that

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padlet gallery walk

How to do a Virtual Gallery Walk using Padlet

Sneak peek: Gallery walks are a great way for students to observe each other’s work. Padlet makes this possible to do virtually while distance learning! I love using gallery walks to showcase student work. This is simply not possible right now during pandemic-education where I have half of my students

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