Planning for Proficiency!

Here I am, putting the finishing touches on a new room I never expected to be moving into… And I am SO excited to be taking this journey toward proficiency with a new group of students!  I have a smart board, 1:1 iPads, co-planning time with my colleague… It is going to be a great year!

For these students new to my ways, I wanted to create a clear path to proficiency so I moved my bulletin board!

Then I hung my proficiency descriptors and some words and expressions that will help them climb the ladder toward our final goal of becoming independent learners and users of Spanish! One thing that has stuck with me after IFLT was Dr Krashen saying that our classroom time isn’t going to allow us to make them as fluent as natives but we CAN get them enough proficiency to continue learning via reading, listening, and travel!  And I think this is true for a slower processor as much as a super star student!!!  (words and expressions are available in my TPT store

Looking forward to lots of fun with and without technology this year as we begin our first steps toward seal of biliteracy and dual credit at SCHS!


  1. I LOVE IT Carrie!! You’ve inspired me to do something “grand” as apposed to the poster I have…
    I can tell you’ve been working hard for those new kiddies–They are going to LOVE your class!!!

  2. I love your proficiency bulletin board Carrie. What are your proficiency level goals for Spanish 1 for each quarter? And is meeting the goal a B, and exceeding it an A? I am really want to get consistent this year with my assessing. Thank you!

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