Thursday, August 30, 2012

Spanish Circle Time Printables {FREE!}

Spanish Printables

I am soooo excited about adding a new element to our daily “Circle Time” routine:
Spanish Circle Time!


I’ve actually been working on these for a while now, and they are finally ready to share.


(UPDATE: January 2015  This continues to be my most visited post!  So exciting!  I've made a few corrections to the printables, but the photos do not show the updates.  Be sure to click the links to view the documents before printing.)



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It’s pretty basic so far.  The kids will learn the days of the week, months of the year, colors, ABC’s, 1-2-3’s, and possibly the weather (if I can get around to creating it!).  We also have space to add various vocabulary words as the school year goes on.


I got the basic idea for our first flip chart from here a few years back.  It is still working well for us, so I’ve kept it pretty similar for the Spanish flip chart.  After printing and laminating the sheets, each piece was cut out.  Then I attached a small piece of Velcro to the backs.


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Each element is attached to the foam board.  I used rings for the song pages, but glued the other parts down for durability.


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I thought it would be fun to share them with you too!

These are two songs in Spanish: Buenos Dias (Good Morning, How are you?), and Dias de la Semana (Days of the Week).  The days of the week song has an empty box to add the day.  You can either laminate it and use dry erase marker to write in the day, or use the printable below by printing, laminating, and cutting each day out.  Then attach Velcro to the back of each day and the song sheet and your child can add the day of the week themselves.  (The phrase Hoy es means Today is.)


(Click here and here to see videos of the songs.)




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Click to print:Spanish Songs



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Click to print:Spanish Days of the Week

Another element that my kids have always enjoyed is choosing the color of the day.  Usually this is Elaina’s job, but she will pass the torch on to her baby sister Olivia this year.  We will continue to use the English colors as well, but this will be a fun new tool for the older kids.  Print, laminate, and cut out the pieces.  Attach the middle section los Colores en Espanol to your flip board or calendar wall.  I use Velcro dots to the back of each color and then one single dot in the blank square for ease of use.

(Not sure how to pronounce the colors?  Click to see a video here.)


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Click to print: Spanish Color Set


Just for fun, I created a calendar set with some cute clip-art you can add to your flip board or calendar wall.  Print, laminate, cut out, and add Velcro dots to the back.

(Not sure how to pronounce the Spanish months of the year?  Click here to watch a video.)



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Click to print: Spanish Calendar




Looking for more Spanish printables?
Click here for my Spanish Calendar Journal Page.


Spanish Calendar Journal




I pray that providing these free printables will enrich your homeschool experience and make your planning a little easier! I would love to hear if you have used these printables. Just leave a comment below. Please link back directly to my blog, not the document link provided. Please do not sell or host these files on your website. Thanks!

41 comments:

BETHANY said...

Thank you for sharing your work, Sarah! This is exactly what I was looking for (and hoping I didn't have to create it). I just found your blog and am enjoying it so much. God bless! :)

Nicole said...

These are great! Josie is doing Speekee online and LOVING it! It is amazing to me how much she (and myself) is learning from it. It's a great program!

Sarah said...

Yea! So glad you are able to use it! And happy that you've stopped by my blog! Thanks :)

Sarah said...

Thanks Nicole! I've been hearing really good things about Speekee. May have to try it out!

Our Side of the Mountain said...

This is awesome! :D

Christina said...

For the calendar, did you put the velcro dots on the backs of each number of the day? Do you think it might be easier to just use a dry erase marker to number? Just thinking out loud...

Sweet Dreams Bakery said...

Thanks, Sarah, for your hard work! We have been looking for a way to incorporate more spanish into our daily routine. This looks like a great place to start!

Sarah said...

You are welcome! I am so happy that you can use them :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous idea! I have printed all of your materials, so I can set up a circle time bulletin board in my home school. I have a request: will you please make available for print the EL MES ES card you pictured above the calendar? Then my set can be complete, like yours!

Sarah said...

Oh I am so glad you let me know! I thought I had included it already but some how it got left out ;). I have updated it now and it is with the Spanish month and days link here: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3FUs4WbHoVxblJ3YUhNWXVRaW8

If you've already printed the set, then you can go back and select the page (I think page 4?) to print only that printable.

I am so happy you stopped by! Blessings on your new year and have fun using the Spanish printables!

Anonymous said...

buena iniciativa excelente trabajo

Miranda said...

OMG! Adorable! Can you tell me where you got these lovely calendars printed? Being over 8 x 10 format I imagine they were costly.

thk

Andy said...

Thank you for posting this, I am just starting as a Bilingual Teacher for 3s and 4s and this is so helpful.!!!

chelsea said...

Thank you so much - these look great!

sandra nevarez said...

thank you soooo much for sharing ! we had been searching everywhere for the exact stuff you have on your page, and wow printables. love it!! i was so excited i shared it on facebook with all my friends ! cannot wait to print them and start using them in the classroom i am in at the moment ! god bless!

Srta. M said...

I think this is awesome! only thing is days of the week are not capitalized in Spanish

Sarah said...

Thank You! I have fixed them now so I hope you are still able to use them. :)

Sarah said...

Thank you! I'm so glad you are able to use them and that they bless your class this year!

Sarah said...

You are very welcome! Thank you for the nice words!

Sarah said...

Awe wonderful! That is such a fun age to teach. Have fun this year!

Sarah said...

I just used my home color ink jet printer. Not too expensive! :)

Sarah said...

Muchas gracias!

Caroline Radcliffe said...

Great printable's love them and cannot wait to use them! Mil gracias!

Ana Ramirez said...

thank you so much for sharing, GOD BLESS YOU<3 :)

Caleb and Laura said...

Oh yeah! I was just trying to piece together exactly what you've created so beautifully! Thank you for sharing!

mfino39 said...

I found this through Pinterest and have to say, "Thank you for sharing!"

Carmen said...

A really nice and useful resource. ¡Muchas gracias! :-)

Salema Jenkins said...

Thank you for this awesome resource. I had been looking for a journal like this and was afraid I would have to create a much more plain one.

However, when talking about the 4 seasons, the word for season is la estacion. Thank you!

Brigid Grogan said...

These are fabulous! I'm going to use them slightly differently in the classroom so I was wondering what fonts you used so I can match the rest of my calendar setup to the awesome looking days and months cards I printed.

smellslikesalad said...

Two glaring errors here: days of the week in Spanish are written in lowercase and an interrogative begins with an inverted question mark.

Erin Ek said...

These are really lovely but there are a few little things I thought I'd share - miércoles and sábado have accents and español isn't capitalized. Thanks for taking the time to share these!

Lina Tapia said...

I cannot get enough of your clip art! Where do you find such cute stuff!? Would it be too much to ask if you can make/add a clip art page of your "tiempo". I would like to cut them out and do something similar to "el mes" activity. Also, an "estacion" addition to the calendar would be THE BOMB! :)

THANKS A BUNCH!

Terri Sears said...

I love these. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing.I really want to use them in class. Could you please tell me how you were able to print them larger than 8½ X 11? Mine are very small when I print them and the ones in your photo look much larger than regular size paper. Thank you in advance for your help.

Sarah said...

Terri- I printed them the normal size, but you could try messing around with your printer's magnification maybe? I'm so sorry I couldn't be more helpful...

Debbie Kunes said...

Thank you. May your kindness be returned to you.

Bonnie Joy said...

Thank you so much, you are a huge blessing!

Lisa Kelly said...

Thank you so much!

Griselda said...

Gracias Sarah!

I have been searching for fun activities (ways) to teach my son Spanish. I saved all your printables. Thank you!! I am looking forward to creating a board like yours and singing the Spanish songs as a way to practice Spanish with him. He is 7 years old and I feel like I am behind on teaching him. So another BIG THANK YOU! -Griselda

teaching with apples said...

Thank you for sharing these. I teach ESL and Spanish. I am always looking for new and interactive ways to get students in K-6 excited.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for giving this. They are beautiful and I will enjoy using them and they will make learning more fun. blessings!

mae juni said...

Thank you so much for posting.We are new in homeschooling ad this is a big help for us.