Something that tends to always try to rear its ugly head in my class are vocabulary lists.
I resist and resist and resist, but this year I am working in a large department (various schools) and they have agreed on some various vocab that should be in common among the different levels.
So for Spanish 2, I find myself doing WHATEVER I can to not let my class be overrun by the common vocabulary activity, but instead to expose my students all semester/year to the words slowly adding in new ones.
I bring this up because one thing I COULD do is teach every single clothing word known to man. But I know that if I do that, I am wasting valuable time on actual class time that could be used for input-based activities.
My compromise is to try and do a "fashion report" every day in Spanish 2 where I just talk about what someone is wearing at random and we can move on with our lives.
It's completely experimental. I'll let you know how it goes!
Wish me luck!