"I'm done. Now what??"
Don't you wish you could just point to your pretty bulletin board when you hear this question?
Laurie, a Spanish teacher in New York, created this awesome layout (above) with Autumn Fast Finishers for Spanish Packet from La Profesora Frida.
Below is another creative layout:
Already purchased La Profesora Frida's Autumn Fast Finishers Bulletin Board Set? You could get the WINTER version for FREE by taking a picture of your bulletin board layout for the Autumn version and sending it to her on Facebook!
Because we teach in a public school system, we usually have a mixture of ability levels in our foreign language classes. While we are offering help to students who are having trouble contemplating a subject, there are often those students who understand the content and finish earlier than the rest of the class. Which is when we hear, "I'm done. Now what??"
Students who finish fast often fall into one of 2 categories:
-the quiet type
-the bored "trouble maker"
The quiet type are those students who have a great work ethic. These are the students who already have a book to read or who have brought a bit of homework from another class to work on because they are used to finishing first. They're nothing to worry about.
Except.... Are they getting as much intellectual stimulation in your class as they deserve?
The bored "trouble makers" are those students who are not actually trouble makers. They finish early because they are bright students, but then they don't know what to do with themselves. They might start to wander the classroom or try to talk to students who are still trying to work-- making them appear as though they are trouble makers.
And.... Are they getting as much intellectual stimulation in your class as they deserve?
One useful way to keep Fast Finishers academically focused (whether they realize it or not!) is to apply a Fast Finishers program to your classes.
Check out this interactive, creative Spanish packet at my TeachersPayTeachers store! Let me know what you think! I find it incredibly useful, and I hope that you can apply this teaching concept to your Spanish classes as well.
Already purchased La Profesora Frida's Autumn Fast Finishers Bulletin Board Set? Would you like the WINTER version for FREE?? Take a picture of your bulletin board layout (that La Profesora Frida can post on her blog!) for the Autumn version and send it to her on Facebook!