la playa

I just got back from a friend’s wedding in Myrtle Beach this weekend.  It was a very nice wedding and it was wonderful to spend sometime at the beach in the winter!  Now of course, it wasn’t tank top and bathing suit weather, but it was about 65 degrees and a little cloudy.  Great weather for a run on the beach!!

So I thought, why not, let me share something Thanksgiving/Beach vocabulary with you this week!


la playa- beach

la arena- sand

la costa- coast

el océano- ocean

las olas- waves

las hojas- leaves

el otoño- autumn

el día de (la acción de) gracias- Thanksgiving

el pavo- turkey

la cena- dinner

la familia- family

la comida- food

gracias- thanks



How do you learn?

Did you know that we all have different learning styles?  I certainly didn’t until I took an education class for tutoring certification in college.  There are those of us who learn best through visual demonstration, hands-on activities, writing/reading and/or listening. 

I learned in that class that I am very much a writing/listening learner.  That didn’t come as a shock since I always wrote mountains and mountains of notes.  I know that sounds boring and tedious, but it really works for me. I know a lot of people who are visual learners, they only need to see how something works and then it clicks.

What works for you?  I’ve always believed that a combination of things is best, taking notes while listening to the teacher, watching the results of an experiment while making note of the process, trying something out on your own and making record of it later. 

I’ve also learned that the classroom today is very different from what I had in high school.  Then, we took out physical textbooks and notebooks, we wrote notes with a pen or pencil and we physically turned in all of our assignments.  Today, I’ve noticed that many of my students have a school-issued laptop and it’s the tool they use to take notes, create and turn in assignments, and read textbooks.  For me that sounds like a nightmare, I feel the need to read or write something on a piece of paper, not a computer screen, but maybe I’m just dating myself.


What do you think?


Una tienda de recursos

S.T.A.T. Project now has an online store!  Yay!  We’re in the process of adding some tutoring resources, easy-to-follow notes that describe verb tenses, and some fun little goodies to make studying just a little more enjoyable!

We’re so excited and can’t wait to share more with you! Visit our Facebook page for more info!

What’s your favorite study aid?  A favorite pen/pencil? Good lamp? Special notebook?

I know I can’t live without my planner!!! If I don’t physically write something down, I’m bound to forget it (I probably shouldn’t admit that, but it’s true!).

It’s planner mayhem!!