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

Vote! (Spanish Translation: ¡Vote!) for your favorite Homeschooling Curriculum

Vote! (Spanish Translation: ¡Vote!) for your favorite Homeschooling Curriculum

Oh my goodness, Practical Homeschooling Magazine has outdone themselves again. Each year, they hold readers' awards. Flip Flop Spanish has been pleased to be award recipients in the Foreign Language Category for the past two years in a row. WHAT ARE the Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards? The most prestigious homeschooling award. Nominated by homeschoolers, voted on by homeschoolers. Not a bogus "award" companies pay for - there is NO cost to be included, & you can't nominate yourself. If you would like your voice to be heard for (hopefully ours and other) great curriculum that has helped you, you can go there and...

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...and how are you NOW?

Fun Spanish Activities

...and how are you NOW?

Emotions play a big part in growing up, and teaching our kiddos how to express their emotions throughout the days, weeks, and years is an important skill to practice.  As we discussed in an earlier blog post, absorbing the language requires using it! Here's a link for LOTS of fun Spanish Printables for only $5. Or, for today, get a printable version of this free Spanish Emotions Chart, by signing up for the Flip Flop Spanish newsletter!     To use your printable, simply ask and answer:  ¿Cómo estás ahora? (How are you now?) Estoy... (I am) Your children will enjoy engaging you...

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Family is everything...

Family is everything...

I really believe in family and family time. So much magic can come from the time an adult focuses on a child.  Right now, I'm reworking an old set of lessons I taught several years back to entire families at a time. The walk down memory lane has been LOVELY as I imagine new families visiting, talking, acting moves and skits out, and playing the innovative games I created for them to enjoy learning and USING Spanish together.  It brings me such joy to create the environment that children and parents experience the knowledge that they can communicate in a...

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More on resolutions, three more obstacles YOU CAN avoid

How To Learn Spanish

More on resolutions, three more obstacles YOU CAN avoid

If you're already thinking about next semester, it's a GREAT time to add in Spanish in a fun, light way with Flip Flop Spanish. Here are three more obstacles you can avoid easily, just by knowing they exist!   Obstacle 3: “Do I HAVE to?” (BOREDOM) Let's face it. Languages are made up of words. Words must be learned. There aren't any cool dissections, or neat battles to re-enact, no physics laws to be broken. That's the bad news. The good news is all of THOSE things are made up of WORDS. If you find yourself or your child getting bored...

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A word about resolutions

A word about resolutions

Do you LOVE that snail? I LOVE THAT SNAIL! He's achieving his goals! Are you one of those people who makes lots of resolutions? Or none at all? My Marine makes one every year: to not make any resolutions. And every year, he keeps his. If you enjoy new plans, new starts, (like I do!) and maybe learning Spanish is amongst those plans, let's get rid of some of the obstacles in the way. When it comes to foreign languages, many parents (homeschooling or not) feel stuck. They may feel fearful or even antagonistic toward learning a language other than English. A...

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