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On this site I have complied over 150 activities and teaching suggestions from my 17 years of teaching world language. The categories and the search box to the right are a great place to start exploring.
Along with my classroom teaching, I work with impoverished communities and schools in Nicaragua. In additional to volunteering in schools I am dedicated to providing school supplies to students in the area of La Concha, Nicaragua who who are learning to read and write.
Many of the teaching activities on this site are free and you are welcome to download and modify to fit your needs. By purchasing my activities through the Teachers Pay Teachers links you will get great teaching resources and you will also help to provide school supplies (pencils, paper, books) for students at the Panama School in La Concha, Nicaragua. I dedicate a percentage of product proceeds to the continued support of this school.
Merci, Thank You, Gracias, Grazie, Danke, 谢 谢 (Xiè Xie)!
Los Pipitos is a national organization that works with families and children with disabilities in Nicaragua. A few years ago the special education school run by Los Pipitos in La Concha was robbed of everything. Until recently they only had chairs, one table and a chalkboard. There are at least 15 children with disabilities in La Concha, however only two have been going to school, as the school has no resources. Some children are integrated into public schools, while others stay home. I allocate a portion of my TPT profits to this program and will also be volunteering there and in the Panamá School when I return to Nicaragua in June.
I traveled to Nicaragua this past summer to work with students at the Panamá School. The students and teachers were so happy to have the materials that I brought down for their classrooms and the library. They particularly liked the posters with letters and numbers. The puzzles and memory games were a big hit with the kids. Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this possible by shopping in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
Meet some students at the Panamá School in La Concha, NIcaragua.