Welcome to The Spanish Cave, a place where work and play merge together to create joyful, meaningful–and therefore valuable–learning.

¡Hola a todos! I am “Señorita M.”, a Spanish teacher who is passionate about writing, languages, online privacy, and minimalism. This website is a collection of linguistic (primarily Spanish) and cultural resources and a documentation of my teaching journey. Thanks so much for visiting!

THE CAVE: Twelve years ago, at the beginning of my teaching career, my boss walked me to my new room and explained my job quite succinctly: “Teach Spanish”. There was no curriculum, no book, nothing to follow–I was on my own. While some would be overwhelmed by such a task, I was excited to begin with a blank canvas. The idea of a Spanish Cave came several years later, when I was moved to a tiny classroom and we started calling it La cueva/The Cave. Have fun exploring the virtual version of this cave!

Radio Nacional España

Images of Spain, Mexico, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru, Chile, Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua.

Table of Contents

  • Continued Learning: assignments for students when there are not physical classes at school– see dropdown menu by grade level
  • The Blog: all blog posts; note that the date is the same for many posts because I had to transfer all of them recently, and there were *technical difficulties*
  • Projects: project ideas- frequently updated
  • Other Posts: my own personal rambling on language, along with formal letters to optional, language-related activities for the summer and other vacations
  • Museum: digital collection of students’ Spanish art/science/history museum exhibits
  • FAQ Page: frequently asked questions and answers about language
  • All 21 Countries: culture-related links, organized by country
  • Monthly Updates: a look at the curriculum in an easy-to-read, narrative form
  • PK-5 Spanish: a look at the curriculum in an easy-to-read, narrative form, with links from previous years of pics, videos, and articles students have seen in class and may want to revisit at home
  • AP Spanish: resources
  • Travels: photos of my travels overseas, by country
  • About: fun facts about me
  • Music: collection of music in languages other than English
  • Privacy: privacy policy, as per the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Contact: contact information

Bulletin Board Fun

*”Bulletin Board Fun” slides are credited to James Chapman.

Quotable Quotes


This Is How Confusing Life Would Be Without Proper Punctuation– Fun Article!