March Music Madness

We are getting ready to have our yearly competition!  Huge shout-out to SpanishPlans for bringing this idea to classrooms across the US.  You had a GREAT idea!  My students have been asking for a month if we were doing this again and were glad to see the brackets go up today!

I’m sharing our songs.  I just print these out and hang on the wall.  Nothing fancy for sure!  I draw the bracket pieces on white paper or if I hang them on the white board, just directly on there.  🙂  Then hand write the name of the song that advances.

Can’t wait to see our winner! March Madness 18

Author: senoracmt

I began teaching Spanish in Illinois in 1994. I have taught levels 1-4 in a small rural high school, 8th grade introductory Spanish, Biology 1, and 101 and 102 at the community college level. My Spanish classes are partnered with the community college to offer students 8 semester hours of dual credit on completion of Spanish 4. In 2011 I met Carol Gaab and Kristy Placido and have since co-authored the book "La hija del sastre" with Carol Gaab and authored the novels "La Calaca Alegre", "Bianca Nieves y los 7 toritos." "Vector," "48 horas" and "Bananas" through Fluency Matters. In 2006 I became National Board certified and I have been serving as a mentor both for candidates seeking certification in world languages other than English and a virtual mentor for candidates in all certificate areas. I completed my Masters degree in Spanish education in 2011 and did my research on the use of Understanding by Design to create meaningful cultural units for the language classroom. I am a frequent presenter on this topic, please consider me if you are interested in a workshop on backward design. In 2013 I was named the ICTFL Foreign Language teacher of the year and in 2014 I was selected as CSCTFL's teacher of the year. In November of 2014 I was lucky enough to be one of the five finalists for the ACTFL National Teacher of the Year in San Antonio, TX. What a "Cinderella" experience! You can reach me via email at senoracmt at

5 thoughts

  1. Thanks so much for sharing! One possible correction: the document says “Corazon/JBalvin” but I think it is by Maluma (according to Spotify, anyway)

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