We have a winner! The La Locura de Marzo activity, otherwise known as March Madness, was a huge success. My IB Spanish 2 classes include quite a few basketball players, as well as music aficionados, so the activity was quite a hit. We included sixteen songs in our Locura de Marzo bracket, which made for stiff competition and heated discussion once we reached el Úlitmo Cuatro or Final Four.
These four teams, highlighted below in bold, made it to the tense vote for el Último Cuatro, with our final ganador selected by class vote.
March Madness selections: IB Spanish II (Sweet 16)
We had a few broken hearts, but overall a successful round of La Locura de Marzo. I have a feeling I may have to teach a few more of our Úlitmo Cuatro songs before the year ends!
If you're interested in teaching the extremely popular Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, please follow the link here.
For instructions on how to run La Locura de Marzo in your classroom, click here.
For instructions on how to teach the song warm-up activity to your students, click here.
My name is Katherine Lupton and I am an International Baccalaureate Spanish teacher at Baltimore City College High School, a public school in Baltimore, MD. As a student of the public school system myself, I am an advocate for quality education in public schools and work to assure all of my students have access to opportunities to succeed. This website represents a collection of my favorite lesson plans, service learning projects, and travel stories. I hope it will service as a resource for other Spanish teachers around the world.