Well, we've come to the end of another great year. This year was different due to a greater group size, but every student contributed in a different way. With respect, we helped each other, and learned from each other. We had lots of great activities at TALK, and here are some of the latest pictures:
FOOD Lesson - COMIDA
In pairs, the students asked each other which vegetables they prefered in Spanish by saying:
¿Te gusta .... o ... ? Then, they wrote down the answers. Here are some sample worksheets:
*Note ambos means both & ninguno means none of them.
Numeros Lesson + Me gusta-Mi favorito (I like- My favorite) + Animals & days of the week review
Some of the children's responses I most enjoyed reading about their preferences:
I was very impressed with the creative book covers the students designed for their story book of preferences:
Viernes de Pachanga
Every Friday, we either learned about a new Latin American/Spanish musical rhythm or we learned about some Spanish instruments. Here are some pictures from our lesson about Colombian instruments.
The students created: Guacharacas, Acordeones & Cajas.
|Guacharacas - tubes with ridges|
|Acordeones - Accordions|
|Cajas - Drum-like instruments|
|We used these|
instruments to play vallenato
|Some of the features of this particular Colombian rhythm, which we discussed in class.|
Vamos al Restaurante - Ordering at a restaurant in Spanish
|Each child, randomly picked one of these roles: cocinero/a (chef), mesero/a (waiter), or cliente (customer)|
|Los cocineros "prepared" the food orders using homemade clay|
|Los meseros took orders in Spanish, and los clientes ordered food in Spanish.|
|We took turns to make sure everyone had a chance to participate in a different role|
Happy Holidays everyone! We'll see you next year! 2014