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Every year, Americans around the nation get together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th through October 15th. The contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the United States are endless and inspiring, and they have had a profound and positive impact on our county.

Aug 12 Summer Contest- Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Teachers!

What do you do throughout the summer to stay informed?

We want to know your favorite teaching related websites/blogs/books/podcasts, and what you love about them. We will compile the list of resources and share them on www.spanishclassroom.com

Please send your list of resources to cbacigalupo@santillanausa.com

Last day to participate is Friday, August 16, 2013.

The first 10 respondents will receive a FREE copy of Hablando bien se entiende la gente

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Nov 30 Congratulations! Spanish Literacy Contest: Leer es Saber - Free Resources for Spanish Teachers

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Spanish Literacy Contest: Leer es Saber

Santillana USA recently held a Spanish literacy contest for Minnesota students. Students were instructed to read their preferred title out of a selection of nonfiction titles from our online library, summarize the main idea, and participate to win $500 in products plus a one year subscription to My eBooks for the entire School (a $3470 value), as well as a Kindle Fire for the winning student!

We are happy to announce our 2 winners! Congratulations to:

 

K-2: Rylie Eskuchen, 2nd grader at Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School in Robbinsdale, MN. Teacher: Sra. Seiffert. Book: El canto del mosquito, by Alma Flor Ada.

 AND 

3-5: Erika Johnson, Westwood Intermediate. Teacher: Sra. Brita Larson. Book: Celebra el día de Acción de Gracias con Beto y Gaby,  by Alma Flor Ada.

Nov 08 Win free books & an iPad at ACTFL 2012! - Free Resources for Spanish Teachers

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Share with us your favorite word in Spanish at ACTFL 2012!

Stop by booth #1301 and have your photo taken with your favorite word in Spanish.* The best 3 photos will be shared on our blog, Plaza Santillana. The photo with the most comments will win $250 worth of Spanish books from Santillana USA for your classroom and an iPad for you!

So get creative and have some fun! See you at ACTFL!

Nov 06 Win up $5,000 worth of Spanish books! - Free Resources for Spanish Teachers

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