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Mark your calendar: today’s the day you’ll learn how to write dates, or las fechas , in Spanish! You may want to write an email, book your next holiday to a Spanish-speaking destination, or schedule an event. 

Learn how to write dates in Spanish so you can enjoy planning holidays, events, and days out while also making sure that you’ll be there at the right time. Once you understand the core differences between English dates and Spanish dates, you’ll be writing out plans in no time! 

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How To Write Dates in Spanish Versus English

Understanding the structural differences between dates in Spanish and dates in English will help you master the calendar faster. One key difference is that Spanish dates use a cardinal number, while English dates use an ordinal number. Cardinal numbers are the original form of a number, such as 1, 2, and 3, while ordinal numbers look like 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

Spanish: 5 de marzo English: March 5th

Another key component of learning how to write dates is understanding their order. Spanish dates are ordered by day, month, and year rather than the English order of month, day, and year. 

Spanish: 5 de marzo de 2023 English: March 5, 2023

We explore these differences in more detail below!

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Days of the Week in Spanish — Los días de la semana

The Spanish calendar looks a little different from the typical English one. Spanish weekdays usually begin on Monday instead of Sunday. Additionally, days of the week in Spanish are not capitalized. 

  • Monday — lunes
  • Tuesday — martes
  • Wednesday — miércoles
  • Thursday — jueves
  • Friday — viernes
  • Saturday — sábado
  • Sunday — domingo

To refer to a specific day, use the article el , as in el lunes. And to refer to a weekly occurrence, use los, as in los sábados . See the examples below for a better understanding:

Me voy el lunes. I’m leaving on Monday.

Yo juego los sábados. I play on Saturdays.

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Months of the Year — Los meses del año 

Just like with the days of the week, months in Spanish are not capitalized.

  • January — enero
  • February — febrero 
  • March — marzo
  • April — abril
  • June — junio
  • July — julio
  • August — augusto
  • September — septiembre
  • October — octubre
  • November — noviembre
  • December — diciembre 

If you want to say “in” a certain month, use en . See the example below: 

Voy a México en junio. I’m going to Mexico in June.

Now that you’ve studied the vocabulary, it’s time to put it into the proper format. Keep in mind that dates in Spanish are written as day, month, and year. Just like in English, there are several formats you can use to write dates in Spanish. 

Number Version

The number version is the simplest and easiest way to write the date in Spanish. It uses numbers to represent the day, month, and year. This makes it super useful in case you forgot how to say a certain month in Spanish. 

Try to remember this form:

When writing the current year in Spanish, you can also omit the first two numbers instead of writing out the whole number. So, 2021 would become 21. 

July 25, 2021 — 25/7/21

February 31, 1977 — 31/2/1977

March 4, 1756 — 4/3/1756

Formal Version

In the formal version, you use numerals to represent the day, but spell out the month. These parts of the date are separated by the word de , which means “of.” 

Try and remember this form:

es + el + day + de + month 

It is July 25. — Es el 25 de junio.

It is January 11. — Es el 11 de enero.

 It is February 15.  — Es el 15 de febrero.

You may also spell out the numbers:

It is December 17th. — Es el diecisiete de diciembre.

 It is May 30th. — Es el treinta de mayo.

 It is November 28th. — Es el veintiocho de noviembre.

The First Day of the Month Is Special

Heads up! The first of the month is never written as el uno . Sound more fluent and use el primero instead. Here are some other great examples of how to write dates for the first of the month like a native speaker.

It is January 1st. — Es el primero de enero.

 It is August 1st. — Es el 1ero de agosto.

 It is April 1st. — Es el 1º de abril.

 It is March 1st. — Es el 1 de marzo.

How To Add the Year

When using dates from past years it’s important to show which year you are talking about. To add a year, simply add de and then the year. However, when talking about the current year, it’s okay to omit the year (just as you’d do in English). 

es + el + day + de + month + de + year

It is April 18, 2020. — Es el 18 de abril de 2020.

It is December 27, 1933. — Es el 27 de diciembre de 1933.

It is March 22, 1865. — Es el 22 de marzo de 1865.

Add the Days of the Week

Now that you know how to write dates out in Spanish, you can make them even more specific by adding the day of the week. All you have to do is place the name in front of the date and add a comma. 

Hoy es lunes, el 9 de marzo. Today is Monday, March 9th.

Hoy es viernes, el 2 de febrero. Today is Friday, February 2nd. 

Hoy es jueves, el 12 de mayo. Today is Thursday, May 12th.

Calendar Vocabulary — vocabulario del calendario

Great job mastering how to write dates! You can get even more precise in your time telling skills with this calendar vocab list. Add these words to your sentences to talk about today, tomorrow, yesterday, or even last week.

  • date — la fecha
  • calendar — el calendario
  • today — hoy
  • tomorrow — mañana
  • yesterday — ayer
  • week — la semana 
  • the weekend — el fin de semana
  • next week — la semana que viene
  • last week — la semana pasada
  • month — el mes
  • year — el año

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Mañana es el cuatro de octubre. Tomorrow is the fourth of october.

Ayer fue el quince de mayo. Yesterday was the fifteenth of May.

Hay cuatro semanas en un mes. There are four weeks in a month.

Useful Phrases Regarding Dates in Spanish

Want to write the date but forgot what it was? No problem! Use these useful Spanish phrases to ask for the date or to add context to your message. 

  • When is…? — ¿Cuándo es…?
  • What day is today? — ¿Qué día es hoy?
  • What is today ‘s date? — ¿Cuál es la fecha de hoy?
  • Today is… — Hoy es…
  • My birthday is… — Mi cumpleaños es…

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Hoy es mi aniversario. Today is my anniversary. 

¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños? When is your birthday?

Mi cumpleaños es el 30 de diciembre. My birthday is December 30th. 

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How to Say & Write Dates in Spanish

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I’ve had students who were able to understand, speak, and hold conversations beautifully in Spanish. However, when it comes to the “simple” stuff, such as saying dates in Spanish, they start to struggle. There is no shame in this! The Spanish formatting for saying or writing dates can throw you off if you’re unfamiliar with it. 

So, in this guide, I’ll teach you the key elements and formulas you need to write or say dates in Spanish. Here are the things we’ll go over:

  • Formatting numerical dates
  • Formatting written dates

Giving the Dates in Spanish

  • Asking the Date in Spanish

Dates are a frequent element in our conversations. Some common applications are setting appointments, saying someone’s birthday , or creating time markers for the preterite tense .

How to Write the Date in Spanish

Whether you want to say or write the date in Spanish, you need to use the following elements:

  • Lunes – Monday
  • Martes – Tuesday
  • Miércoles – Wednesday 
  • Jueves – Thursday 
  • Viernes – Friday
  • Sábado – Saturday
  • Domingo – Sunday
  • Enero – January
  • Febrero – February 
  • Marzo – March
  • Abril – April 
  • Mayo – May
  • Junio – June
  • Julio – July
  • Agosto – August
  • Septiembre – September
  • Octubre – October
  • Noviembre – November 
  • Diciembre – December 
  • Masculine definite article ‘el’
  • From 1 to 31 to indicate the day of the month
  • Large numbers to say the year 
  • Preposition ‘de’

While there are several formats you can use to say or write the date in Spanish (covered below), the order of primary elements for dates is always the same:

As you can see, in Spanish, the day and the month have the inverse order than English. With this in mind, let’s jump to see some formulas and examples. 

Take Note: Date is called ‘ fecha’ in Spanish. Although in English the word ‘date’ is used in many contexts, idioms, and expressions, the word fecha is not always used in those situations. 

Siempre trato de mantenerme al día . I always try to be up to date .

Becky y Josh tuvieron una cita doble. Beck and Josh had a double date .

Numeric format for writing dates

Below is the numeric format for dates in Spanish along with some examples:

[Day] / [month] / [year]

Tip: you can write down the last two digits of the year to abbreviate your date. 

Formatting for writing dates in Spanish

If instead you need to write the full date with words, you can use the formula below. Notice that you can omit some elements depending on how precise you need your date to be: 

[Day of the week] + [date] + de + [month] + de + [year]

Me voy el lunes 25 de septiembre . I’m leaving on Monday , September 25 .

Hoy es ocho de agosto de 2022 . Today is August 8th, 2022 .

La fecha de caducidad es el diez de enero de dos mil veinte . The expiration date is January tenth two thousand twenty .

Tu hija nació el 20 de noviembre de 1991 . Your daughter was born on the 20th of November, 1991.

If some of the examples look strange in English, it’s because I’m illustrating how it’s common to mix numbers and words when writing dates in Spanish. In very few formal circumstances, you may be required to write the full date with words. Doing so requires you to be very familiar with numbers in Spanish . 

In the sections below, I’ll teach you what verbs to use when giving the date. But first, let’s address several common questions you may have about using dates in Spanish.

Are dates in Spanish capitalized?

Dates in Spanish are never capitalized unless they are used to start a sentence. Since ‘el’ is usually the first element of the date, it would need to be capitalized in this situation. If the date is in the middle of a sentence , none of its elements should be capitalized. 

Look at the two examples below, one where the sentence starts with the date, and therefore “el” is capitalized and the other where the sentence doesn’t start with the date.

El 20 de mayo regresé a México. I came back to Mexico on May 20th.

Regresé a México el 20 de mayo. I came back to Mexico on May 20th.

Are dates in Spanish masculine or feminine?

Dates in Spanish are masculine since they are built with months and numbers (for days and years), which are all masculine words . Because of this, when using days of the week to say the date, you must include the masculine definite article .

When saying dates in Spanish, we use the verb ser when referring to appointments or giving the date . 

Remember that, based on the information you need to convey, you can add or omit certain elements of this formula. 

[‘Ser’ conjugated] + el + (day of the week) + [date] + de + [month]

Su cita es el lunes 20 de agosto . Your appointment is on Monday, August 20 .

Hoy es 15 de julio. Today is July 15.

Tu cita fue el 30 de enero . Your appointment was on January 30.

Conversational tip: you can also use the more informal expression estamos a + date to tell today’s date.    

Hoy estamos a 10 de marzo. Today’s date is March 10.

If you want to say the date when an event takes place , you need to use different verbs. These events can be anything from birthdays, holidays, anniversaries to expiration dates. Check these examples:

[Verb conjugated] + el + (day of the week) + [date] + de + [month]

Judith nació el 2 de julio de 1970. Judith was born on July 2, 1970.

La leche se vence el siete de abril. The milk expires on April seventh.

Cristóbal Colón descubrió América el 12 de octubre de 1492 . Christopher Columbus discovered America on October 12, 1492 .

Questions to Ask the Date 

Now that you know how to say the date in Spanish, here are some common questions you can use to ask others for the date:

  • ¿Cuál es la fecha? – What’s the date?
  • ¿A qué estamos hoy? – What’s today’s date?
  • ¿Qué día es hoy? – What day is today?
  • ¿Cuál es la fecha de hoy ? – What’s today’s date?

If you use the question ¿qué día es hoy?, don’t be surprised if some people just answer you by saying the day of the week . 

Knowing how to say dates in Spanish can help you avoid misunderstandings and improve your communication. When it comes to this topic, remember that:

  • The correct order to write or say dates is day , month , and year . 
  • Spanish dates are only capitalized if they are at the beginning of a sentence. 
  • Dates in Spanish are masculine and use the definite article ‘el’ .  
  • The verb ‘ser’ is only used to talk about appointments or give the date .

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Writing the date may sound like a simple task, but it can be deceivingly complex. The norms vary country by country, which can make it a tad confusing. You probably won’t get into too much trouble if you write the date wrong, but it’s still worth knowing how to do it right. Dates can come up a lot when you’re traveling, especially when you’re booking flights and hotels. Here, we’ll give you an overview of calendar vocab like the months and days of the week in Spanish and show you how to put it all together.

Days Of The Week In Spanish

Note: In most countries besides the United States, the week begins on Monday, rather than Sunday.

Monday — lunes

Tuesday — martes

Wednesday — miércoles

Thursday — jueves

Friday — viernes

Saturday — sábado

Sunday — domingo

Months Of The Year In Spanish

January — enero

February — febrero

March — marzo

April — abril

June — junio

July — julio

August — agosto

September — septiembre

October — octubre

November — noviembre

December — diciembre

Write The Date In Spanish

Now that you know the months and days of the week in Spanish, we can put all the pieces together. First, there’s more than one way to write the date in Spanish, as with most languages. There’s the numbers-only version — and if you want to learn how how to say the numbers in Spanish, you should check out this guide  — as well as the more formal version.

Numbers-Only Version

In pretty much every country that speaks Spanish, the format is dd/mm/yyyy , which reverses the American style of putting the month first. So September 7, 2014 would be 07/09/2014.

Formal Version

First, it must be noted that unlike in English, the days of the week and the months of the year are not capitalized. The basic format is el [ day of the week] [day] de [month] de [year] .  So then Sunday, September 7, 2014, would be el domingo 7 de septiembre de 2014 in Spanish .

There is also a slight variation where the de before the year can also be  del . In that case it would just be el domingo 7 de septiembre del 2014 .

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  • It was a jammy assignment - more of a holiday really.
  • He took this award-winning photograph while on assignment in the Middle East .
  • His two-year assignment to the Mexico office starts in September .
  • She first visited Norway on assignment for the winter Olympics ten years ago.
  • He fell in love with the area after being there on assignment for National Geographic in the 1950s.

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  • • The students were given a homework assignment .
  • • The reporter's assignment is to interview the candidate.
  • • The reporter is here on an assignment .
  • • The reporter is here on assignment .
  • • The article discusses the recent assignment of senators to some of the more powerful committees.
  • • her assignment to the embassy in India
  • • the computer's assignment of a number to each image
  • • She asked if she could change her seating assignment .

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What is the translation of "assignments" in Spanish?

"assignments" in spanish, assignments {pl}.

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assignable {adj.}

  • volume_up asignable

assigned {adj.}

  • volume_up asignada
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assigns {pl}

Translations, assignments {plural}.

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  • volume_up asignaciones de comités

"course assignments" in Spanish

  • volume_up asignaciones de cursos
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"dangerous assignments" in Spanish

  • volume_up asignaciones peligrosas

Synonyms (English) for "assignable":

  • transferable
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  • assigned work
  • assignment editors
  • assignment include
  • assignment involve
  • assignment judge
  • assignment of proceeds
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  • assimilable
  • assimilate the information
  • assimilate the knowledge
  • assimilation
  • assimilation into society
  • assimilation test

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5 Spanish Calendar Activities That Teach Students About Geography, Food, Holidays and More

Do you ever find it difficult to get students excited about the fundamentals of Spanish?

I know I do.

Some days, teaching Spanish can sometimes feel like I’m giving students a lot of boring instructions.

And those instructions mainly involve memorizing lists of vocabulary .

So, I tried teaching familiar topics like the days of the week, months of the year and season with some creative calendar activities. They make the whole experience of learning essential vocabulary and grammar much more hands-on, relatable and grounded in context.

I even got to fold in other valuable Spanish lessons on topics like food, climate, geography, holidays, traditions and talking about yourself. And I was able to tweak these activities for a variety of skill levels by adjusting the depth of the content and the difficulty of the tasks.

Things went much better.

So, I’ve laid all of my favorite calendar activities out here so you can give them a try as well.

First, let’s talk about why and how to get creative with your Spanish calendar lessons.

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Why Get Creative with Your Spanish Calendar Lessons?

  • Build confidence early on and have fun with creative projects . Students always appreciate a break from lessons that are all business, especially if they’re just starting to learn Spanish.
  • Students already have personal connections to dates, months and seasons. Make the most of the personal connections students will have to a birthday month or favorite season. Students can learn what they have in common with classmates, which can build rapport and enhance their Spanish classroom experience.
  • Creative calendar activities offer opportunities to reinforce other Spanish learning objectives. For example, the activities below connect calendar vocabulary with geography and number and weather expressions, cultural investigations and more!

How to Connect Calendar Activities with Spanish Lessons

  • Teach numbers , both cardinal and ordinal, with calendar activities.  For example, one interesting little nugget to share is that only the first day of the month uses an ordinal number in Spanish!  You can not only teach this within one of these Spanish calendar activities, but you can reinforce it by practicing it naturally in conversation with your students during each activity.
  • Introduce the uses of ser and estar alongside lessons about the calendar. Telling time requires the use of ser, so reinforce that grammar concept with your calendar lessons.
  • Increase weather vocabulary and other expressions using the verb hacer . For details, see the activities below that concern the four seasons. You’ll get to talk about all the seasons and their various weather patterns around the Spanish-speaking world, from rain and snow to sunshine and partly-cloudy skies.
  • Explore geography and climates with creative calendar activities.  With these Spanish calendar activities, you’ll go way beyond teaching dates and help students learn about the different Spanish-speaking countries all over the world. What’s the weather like in all these different places? How does it affect the traditions, lifestyles and dress of the people who live in these places?
  • Learn about holiday traditions and culture in Spanish-speaking countries. Make personal connections and learn new ways to celebrate with customs from Spain and Latin America. You and your students might be surprised by how much our traditions and cultures are tied to the calendar.

5 Creative Calendar Activities for Beginning Spanish Learners

1.  ¡feliz cumpleaños a mí.

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About this project

There’s an old joke that claims that most people are their own favorite topics of conversation. Your students are likely no different! Everyone likes to talk about themselves, their interests and what matters most to them.

And, for language students, personal topics are often the easiest things to talk about. Language students tend to learn the vocabulary and grammar to talk about themselves first. It makes sense—how else can you carry on a conversation?

This presentation project emphasizes the personal. While it works any time, you can assign this activity at the beginning of the school year to give students the opportunity to introduce themselves to you and to each other.

How to implement

Begin by organizing students into groups by their birthday months—or have them organize themselves. Call out the months in Spanish and point out where students born in that month should sit or stand.

If you’re working with beginners, distribute a list of the months in Spanish and English amongst the students in the groups. Offer them an informal opportunity to get moving while they practice their numbers in Spanish with each other and line themselves up in numerical order by date of birth. The rule is: They can only speak to each other in Spanish.

Ask students to brainstorm a list of questions in these small groups that they would like to ask each other after giving introductions. If necessary, combine smaller groups and divide up larger ones. Choose the top 10 most interesting questions, or put them to a vote for a more student-led decision. These questions will form the basis of their introduction projects. For example, questions like “what is the hardest thing about having a birthday in December?” or “what is the best thing about having a birthday in October?” can reveal some interesting sides to your students’ personalities.

Be sure to make your expectations clear. If you’d like to make this a more involved presentation project, let students know what they should provide in terms of visual aids like props, photographs and posters. Specify what type of vocabulary and grammar students should incorporate in their presentations.

If you’re using this project as a rapport-building activity , it may be best to consider it a credit/no credit assignment. A graded assignment might lead students to feel like the evaluation is about them as individuals, which can be disheartening if the grade isn’t a perfect A.

2. Word Origins: The Days of the Week in Spanish

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Exploring word origins , the study of etymology, can pique a student’s natural curiosity about language.

This short and sweet research activity connecting etymology to Spanish days of the week can work as a great in-class group project or as a single homework assignment .

Begin by explaining to students that all words, whether in English or Spanish, have a story to them. This early discussion of etymology might be exciting to students, so be prepared with some examples in English that will interest them and work as a hook to get their attention.

Students may find it interesting that Monday, or “moon day,” in English, corresponds rather closely to lunes , or día de la luna . The name of the first month, January, comes from the Roman god of gates and doorways, Janus, just like enero comes from Iano , an alternate spelling of Jano , Spanish for Janus.

Give students the list of days of the week to learn in Spanish. Ask them to learn them and come back to class with descriptions of their origins. To extend the assignment, you can include the months of the year as well. The activity can be adjusted for different levels of Spanish students by requesting that students dig deeper into the topics and get more complex with their vocabulary and grammar.

You can research the Spanish word origins here with an online Spanish etymological resource and translate the meanings in Spanish for your classroom.

3. The 4 Seasons Around the Spanish-speaking World

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Seasons are different in different parts of the world. So, why not combine calendar vocabulary with geography, map skills and even weather expressions? Make this activity as brief or as involved as suits your classroom and curriculum goals.

Decide first how complex you would like this activity to be and then plan accordingly.

A basic assignment could invite students to mix and match the seasons with various Spanish-speaking countries around the world. For example, a student can select “spring” from the list of seasons, and “Chile” from the list of countries. Spinning wheels and hats filled with snippets of paper are both great ways to randomly delegate seasons and countries.

Have students write a brief description (in Spanish) of the weather conditions at this time of year in the particular country as a homework assignment. In class the following day, ask for volunteers to share their findings with the rest of the class. Both writing and speaking skills will get a bit of practice this way.

Encourage students to use a map for this assignment so that they can develop an appreciation for the variety of conditions that can impact different countries and regions in any given season. In Chile, for example, springtime on the central coast can be a lot warmer than in the mountains of Patagonia in the south.

You can even get creative with vocabulary building by asking students to describe the weather conditions and the corresponding items of clothing someone might wear at this time of year, or the corresponding activities people might do. Beginner learners can offer these descriptions in phrases, while more experienced students can write in complete sentences.

If you would like to extend the assignment into a research project or an extra credit activity, incorporate more in-depth requests about geography and map-reading to encourage students to learn more about specific Spanish-speaking regions. This assignment works well as a group presentation project as well, but just make sure individual students in each group know the tasks they’re responsible for before they get started.

4.  ¡Fiesta! Traditions and Holidays on the Spanish Calendar

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This in-class guided research activity explores the cultural side of Spanish calendars with an introduction to Spain and Latin America’s most important religious and secular holidays.

Depending on how you design the project, students can learn about the role of Catholicism in Spanish-speaking cultures or the significance of folklore and myth—or even a combination of the two!

First of all, some schools may be more open to talks about religion than others, so be sure you know what kinds of conversations are most appropriate for your students.

If it makes sense for you, introduce this activity with an explanation of the difference between religious calendar events and secular ones, or ask students to talk about holidays and customs that they enjoy personally. You could also choose to lead the way with a basic introduction to world religions and philosophies.

Then, assign each student a calendar month and ask them to select a holiday from that month that interests them. Christmas Day, Easter and Day of the Dead in any Spanish-speaking country are obvious choices, but what about Mexican Independence Day every September? Other interesting holidays like San Juan’s Bonfires in Alicante, Spain (June), the Andean New Year in Bolivia (June) and San Martin’s Day in Argentina (August)?

Give students a handout you’ve created with general questions about holidays and customs to fill out after they’ve selected a particular holiday in their particular month to learn about. This handout will be collected at the end of the activity.

Example questions might include:

  • What special activities do people do on this day?
  • What special foods do they eat?
  • Where in the Spanish-speaking world do they celebrate this day?

These handouts will serve as a way for the students to document what they learn from their research while giving you a way to evaluate their participation.

Students who may enjoy more independence while learning can come up with their own topics to research once they have selected a holiday. Give these students clear guidelines on the end result you are expecting for a successful experience. No matter how you go about it, the Spanish calendar will become more relevant as students explore examples of celebrations that interest them personally.

5. Food for Thought: What to Eat and When?

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Who doesn’t love food?

To seriously excite your students, connect your calendar lessons with food vocabulary.

This activity takes a closer look at growing seasons, climate and agriculture in Spanish-speaking countries. If you want to make this activity truly memorable, have students prepare and share their recipes and enjoy the food together in the classroom.

Before bringing this activity to class, count up your students and prepare a list of fruits and vegetables that grow in Spanish-speaking countries beforehand. Also take note of the growing seasons so that you have that information ready for the students.

Start by asking students to take a look at the calendar. Assess prior knowledge with a few questions about vegetable gardens and fruit trees:

  • What can you grow  in each season and month?
  • What climates does each type of produce need to grow well?
  • What are the typical foods grown in each country in the Spanish-speaking world?

Ensure interest by asking students to list favorite vegetables and fruits and corresponding recipe, or by asking if anyone has any experience growing their own food.

Announce at this point that everyone will be contributing a recipe to a classroom calendar cookbook.

To begin the activity, assign each student a vegetable or fruit, its corresponding Spanish-speaking country and its growing season. Then, ask students to think about food they have enjoyed that contains that vegetable or fruit, and ask students to create a recipe for that food for homework.

For example, the fall growing season in Mexico produces marvelous tomatillos, ready for a green salsa, while the summer growing season in Peru works best for corn and homemade corn tortillas. In Spain, wintertime is the best time to plant garlic, a delicious savory seasoning for many Spanish recipes, while summer is ideal for tomatoes that are perfect for gazpacho.

Suggest they get help from family members and friends, and other pre-approved resources like encyclopedias and cookbooks. Once the written recipe is complete, encourage the students to use their artistic flair and color when rewriting and illustrating their recipes, complete with its country and growing season, so they can be posted on a bulletin board in the classroom or compiled into a lovely book.

Who would have thought Spanish students could have so much fun learning about the calendar?

The calendar is so much more than a bunch of squares with numbers squiggled on it.

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