Back to School is in the Bag

It’s time to fill your cart!! The TPT Back to School Bonus Sale is coming!! Tuesday and Wednesday August 31 and September 1, everything at Somewhere to Share will be on SALE! 25% off with code BTSBONUS21

While you wait, sample some of our freebies to see if you are a fan of our work!

Free: Agua Song of the Week, Tuyo y mío Song of the Week, Huellas 1.1 Bajo la mesa

Now that many of us are back in the classroom (or heading back shortly) to face to face instruction, our theme at Somewhere to Share has been “Bring Back the Joy”. We are trying to cultivate as much positive as we can through the hand we’ve been dealt. We know that many of you are going back to situations in which you feel unsafe, unsupported, or unappreciated. Please know that we see you. We will do our best throughout the year to offer free ideas, tips, and strategies that are working for us!

Can we help you with your planning?

Looking for level 2? Try here!

Looking for levels 3 and 4? Try Huellas 1 or Huellas 2!

Looking for music? Try here!

Blessings to you as you head back to the classroom. I have two weeks in now and it has been VERY positive. Of course the mitigations make it feel a little different but it is the closest to normal we’ve felt since March 2020. Hope your year feels the same! I’m so grateful to you. I feel like my colleagues both in person and online have helped me navigate the last 18 months and I couldn’t do it without you.

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","Bananas", "Sostenible", and "Papálotl" 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

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