I've been practicing the basic lettering strokes this month with big pens, which is what I could find fast in Puerto Rico. But they are more difficult to use for beginners than small pens. I got my small pens in the mail today, and I don't think I can hold on until the end of the month to try out some letters! This was my first try at some actual letters with my new pen! I know I have some mistakes, but I'm pretty proud! 😃 Loose translation: "Ok, this is done. My pens were delivered!" Accepting better translations from other boricuas. 😂 ⬇️
La vida sigue... Life goes on. It’s been a couple of very difficult weeks, and I feel bad even saying that, because my situation doesn’t compare at all to what my boricuas in the South and in the mountains are still living (including my sister and extended family in Orocovis, PR). It seems like the aftershocks are spacing out a little, and I truly hope it’s the beginning of the end of this nightmare. The semester is scheduled to begin Tuesday for teachers and Wednesday for students in the schools to the North and East of the island, if the certificate of inspection by structural engineers is available by then. But no one feels at ease with this, since the inspections are corroborating, not that the schools are earthquake-resistant, but that they didn’t suffer damage during the earthquakes of Jan. 6 & 7 and their aftershocks. We know most schools are not safe in the event of a future, bigger quake. 😕 Thanks to everyone who’s been keeping an eye on me and the situation in Puerto Rico. I really appreciate it. ❤️ For now, I’ll try to get back to normal as much as I can. I got this tee on the mail the other day and receiving it made me happy, so I enlisted the hubby for a photo shoot. 📸 Go watch the rest of the shoot in my graphic design account @keirarte_design. DM me if you’d like a link to this tee on Amazon. 😉
Have you read my blog? Writing is the way I feel most comfortable expressing myself, and I'd love for you to join me! It may be a little rusty, and I may not have the most blog-gy (🤪) blog in the world... yet! ...but I can assure you I'm 100% real in there. Is there something you'd like to read about in my blog? Has something in there helped you out someway? Let me know! 💬
Ummm... This is weird. 🤪 Two sisters, two teachers, two artists, a Mom and a Titi. All love. Love you, @shikitamakes!
Thank you so much for the extras! @omabykritzie ¡Me encantan! ❤️ #teacherstyle #handmadeinpuertorico
Sometimes, you just need to make a big mess to find the inspiration you need. Organizing some boxes at home (you know, those school bins you stuff everything in at the end of May), I found these beautiful posters I made 𝓫𝔂 𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓭 for my students a couple years ago. All hand written and drawn by me with such care, it makes me sniffy to think of the things us teachers do just to try to engage our students. It's a shame these were used just once! Finding this was just what I needed to challenge myself and create some products before the new year. I didn't make it, because I ended up posting today. But I'm so proud of this new resource! Lots of research, reading poetry, picture selection, digital drawing and more went into this for three long days. If you are going to tackle figurative language this semester, take a look at my new resource on "Las imágenes sensoriales"! Just present, print, and teach. Go to the link to my TpT store in my bio or DM me if you want a direct link. What topic are you going to be working on to begin the semester? Let me know below! 💬 #teachmorespanish #spanishclass #lenguajefigurado #maestradeespañol #iteachspanish
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My Mom knows I love Mafalda, so she brought this mate to me from Argentina (cup and leaves). This thing must be good for something, because the taste... 😬😖😅 Cuéntame... ¿te gusta el mate?
My husband took this picture back in September and 10 lbs. ago when I had a meeting with my TpT friends @tipiterasboricuas, but I never got around to posting it! I don't keep count of my followers, but seeing I'm now almost at 2.5K, which I never imagined, I think it's time to do a bit of a welcome post! • I'm Keira, and my favorite people call me "Misi", "Misis Keira", "Lebrón" or "maestra". • I'm a middle school Spanish Language Arts teacher, graphic artist and entrepreneur sharing ideas, graphic designs @keirarte_design and teaching resources that solve problems for teachers and engage students. • I'm an 8th year teacher, but I actually took a 4 year hiatus, so it could be my 12th! 😱 #feelingold • I love the Instagram teacher community, and I never considered myself super social. BUT, this is a refreshing side of the Internet and surprisingly, a great source for free PD! • I'm honest (sometimes to a fault), I think I express myself best in writing, and my thoughts often go way faster than my tongue, which is why I struggle a lot with speaking (in camera AND in person). Many people don't believe me, but I'm very shy and socially awkward, except with my students (the shy part! 🤪). • I don't really get why people follow me, so tell me... What do I bring to YOU? Why did you decide to follow me? What would you like to see more of? (REALLY hoping it's not the K word... 🥦🍳🥑🥩😅) While you're here, if you read Spanish, head over to my blog lamisideespanol.com to read my latest post on what it's like to be a teacher on social media.