Señora Gose's Homeschool Spanish Blog (aka "Seriously, Suzanne")

Skate Boarding and Language Learning?

Skate Boarding and Language Learning?

Something you may not know about me... well, first the stuff you probably already know. How many ways do you and I match? ~I'm left-handed. ~I'm a mother to five children (two lefties!) ~I'm married to a U.S. Marine. ~I LOVE *helping entrepreneurs, *chocolate, *traveling, *chickens, and *gardening. (Not necessarily in that order.) ~We live on a hobby farm and also have chickens (of course), dairy goats, turkeys, and ducks.   .... and here's the surprise part: My husband and THREE of our kids are "skaters."   I KNOW. That last one doesn't match me AT ALL. But here we are!...

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Finish STRONG!

Finish STRONG!

How do we FINISH STRONG? We are petering out our last little bit of energy... this Spring Break is SO NEEDED every year. I don't know WHY we need permission to take a week off, but we need permission for some reason. And Spring Break gives It to us! YEAH! (To me, it's always one week late every year, honestly.) Happily, there IS A WAY to BOOST your school year finish. You're going to be SHOCKED but it's TRUE. How do we finish strong? ... ADD SOMETHING NEW. I mean it. ... The year we added bee keeping to our...

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Where's the Spanish Alphabet Lesson?

Where's the Spanish Alphabet Lesson?

Because See it and Say it Flip Flop Spanish teaches how to speak Spanish in the same way we learned our first language, the alphabet is not a focus. We learn to communicate what the NEEDs, WANTS, and LIKES are first, and once your brain is accustomed and comfortable with that, more depth, more vocabulary, is added. Nouns are the first thing our brains want to communicate about. So that's what the cards show. However, since we are older, we want to make a phrase, which is why you can build a complete sentence within the first three minutes of...

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"The Goldilocks Zone"

"The Goldilocks Zone"

In addition to being a homeschool mom to five awesome teens - oops, four... the eldest Is 20 now! I teach Spanish classes and write Spanish curriculum. One thing I've learned from my mentors and from my students and classes of all ages over the past 25 years of teaching (I was a public school teacher before becoming a mother) is that you just can't FORCE learning. You can push and push THINK they've got it, but they don't. Regurgitation does not equate absorption. Everyone (including me) is interested in doing things efficiently. Well, being fast isn't efficient. Being "early" isn't...

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Need a Meaningful teen Christmas Gift? We've got you covered!

We just made this super fun print for you to put under the tree for your teen! From laughing at bad jokes, to doodling, and discussing the best and worst chores, movies, class subjects, food, and colors, our 30 minute sessions are a MUST have for the Spanish Geniuses. Yes, we do this ALL IN SPANISH! Your teen will look forward to learning in our live zoom meetings connected with their Spanish Curriculum that FEEDs the FREEDOM in homeschooling. Give it a try for a month, and watch your student's motivation to learn Spanish SOAR!

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