I love this simple activity for practising dates with my students in both French and Spanish class. The students each have a bingo card and a board marker. The teacher calls out dates randomly from the list and if the student has that date on their card they cross it out. The first student to cross out all six dates on their card is the winner and they have to say those six dates back to the teacher in the target language in order to win their prize. The students listen intently to the dates that you are calling out and they also practice the use of dates being formatted numerically with numbers assigned to each month i.e. may = 5. Download the bingo cards for free here, you will need to print and then laminate (if you want to be able to reuse them). I really enjoy giving out prizes and stickers from my rewards jar (see picture below). The reward jar is available for purchase here.
Google Forms is a fantastic tool for creating formative assessments within the classroom. As part of our unit on identity and relationships in French Phase 1, students have been learning numbers so that they can express their ages, as well as talk about birthdays, dates and times. See the link here to see my Google Form on high numbers. The students can receive instant feedback on their answers.
See this post here for tutorials on how to create formative tasks with Google Forms, how to use the Flubaroo Add-on, and for a review of the pros and cons of only using Google Forms for feedback, versus the use of Google Forms with Flubaroo.
I have been teaching French and Spanish for 13 years. I qualified and started teaching in the UK, and I currently work at Shanghai Community International School, China. I have experience teaching GCSEs and IB DP and MYP. Find out more about me within these blog pages or below at LinkedIn.