Author name: Julie Hoffman

Julie began the K-4 Spanish Program at Camden Rockport Elementary in mid coast Maine in 1998 where she continues to teach. She is the founder and co-owner of Mundo de Pepita, Resources for Teaching Spanish to Children.

Making Simple Arpilleras with Kids

Arpilleras are South American works of art that are both easy and inexpensive to make with kids. They became a popular form of political protest during Pinochet’s military dictatorship in Chile (1973-1990), but more contemporary arpilleras often depict rural life. These crafts are also a great way to honor Hispanic Heritage Month, the annual U.S.

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Tips to Advocate for a Foreign Language Program in Your Child’s Elementary School

This coming academic year will be my 20th year teaching Kindergarten through Fourth Grade in the elementary Spanish program I established in our school. I continue to be eternally grateful to the parents who initiated and advocated for putting a foreign language program in place, who continue to support me and the program, and for

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Take a Fun Journey to the Galapagos Islands in Spanish Class

My elementary students LOVE animals, so sharing the great biodiversity of different regions in the Spanish-speaking countries is always a huge motivator and of high interest. The Galapagos Islands is a perfect choice, and there are some wonderful resources to bring them to life for students. This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and

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