Week 14: Holidays/ Articles/ En/La/Los/Las
Spanish articles: Article has 4 forms, depending on whether the noun is masculine, feminine, singular or plural.
-Masculine nouns have the article "el" in singular form and the article "los" in plural.
-Feminine nouns have the article "la" in singular form and the article "las" in plural.
-When a plural includes both masculine and feminine elements, the masculine noun is used with the article "los" (for example: parents are "los padres", children are "los niños" or "los hijos").Feminine nouns
-Generally nouns ending in "-a" -la fruta, la mesa, la palabra
-Nouns ending in "-dad" / "-tad" / "-tud"
-Nouns ending in "-ción" / "-sión" / "-gión"
-Nouns ending in "-ez", as long as they refer to abstract nouns formed with suffixes
-Nouns ending in "-triz"
-Nouns ending in "-umbre"
-Nouns of Greek origin, ending in "-ma" / "-ta" / "-pa"
Game: Matching articles with words we learned from previous weeks. -For this game we use paper plates (where I wrote down the articles and the words into little squares of construction paper). Each student used a straw to match as much articles with words in 2mins for each run.
Spanish holiday celebration: Dia de Los Reyes Mago Day of the three wise kings
-We celebrate the day by ending "Rosca de Reyes" (Special Mexican bread that is eaten on Jan 6th) and decorate our own shoes. (In Spanish countries, children leave their shoes next to the Christmas tree for the 3 wise kings with special treats.
Watch a video clip about los reyes magus : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-6KlH47tYY
April Fool's Day- El Día de los Inocentes
Christmas- La navidad
Christmas Eve- la noche buena
Easter- la Pascua
Epiphany- Día de los Reyes Magos
Father's Day- El Día del Padre
Mother's Day: El Día de la Madre
New Year's Day- El Año Nuevo
Valentines Day: El día de san Valentin
Activity: Matching game words in Spanish
Independence Day- Día de la Independencia
Thanksgiving- Dia de accion de gracias
Day of the Dead- Día de los Muertos (1 November)
Day of children- El dia de los niños
Birthday- el cumpleaños
Party- una fiesta
wedding- la boda
Activity/game: For this game we use red cups where I wrote down the vocabulary in English. Before they can throw the ball into the cup, the kids needed to tell me what the Holiday it was in Spanish. The kids had a blast tossing the ball around since it was a bit challenging to make inside the cup :)
Week 15: Focus: Transportation/Transportació
(practicing their writing)
Boat- El barco
Car- El carro
Game: Matching memory game with transportation (spanish words)
Vocabulary words:La ambulancia- Ambulance
La bomba de incendios: Fire truck
El helicóptero: Helicopter
La moto: Motorcycle
El carro de policía- Police car
El carro de deportes- Sports car
Game: (flying vocabulary to its destination) The kids made their own paper airplanes for this game. The goal of this was for them to fly their airplane into the correct basket with the correct vocabulary word I chose.
La camioneta- Truck
El tractor- TractorLa limosina- Limo
El metro- Subway
La navel especial- Space ship
El yate- Yacht
(Everyday we start with review by going over all the vocabulary from the previous day)
Week 16: Focus- House appliance
Kitchen items: Cosina
La estufa- StoveEl horno- Oven
El fregador- Sink
El microondas- MicrowaveLos gabinetes- Cabinets
El escurridor- Dish-washer
El refrigerador- Fridge
Game: Jenga with kitchen items (each blog had a vocabulary word). The kids love playing jenga and at the same time they learning how to pronounce the words given.
Vocabulary words: Living room/ Sala de espera
Las Sillas- Chairs
El sofá- CouchLos mumbles- Furniture
La lampara- Lamp
La mesa de centro- Table center piece
El teléfono- Telephone
Los Cuadros- Frames
Game: Pictionary (The kids were given white boards and a few seconds to draw the picture I called out loud)
Vocabulary words: Beedroom
Bedroom- RecamaraLa cama- Bed
La almohada- Pillow
La cobija- BlanketLas cortinas- Curtains
El despertador- Alarm clock
El espejo- Mirror
La bañera- Shower
El lavamanos- Sink
El jabón- Soap
La tualla- Towel
El cortinero: Shower curtainEl cepillo de dientes- Toothbrush
La pasta- toothpaste
Kitchen utensils:La taza- Tea cup
El tenedor- Fork
El cuchillo- Knife
La cuchara- Spoon
The kids made their own house models :)
Game: (Tag with appliances) In this game the kids got to move around all around the classroom and had to find the word I called out. The kids had a blast playing this game since it was a bit of a challenge finding the cards in the floor:)
Our daily review before we start learning new vocabulary
Week 16: Focus: Fruits, Vegetables, Diary
Las Uvas- Grapes
Las naranjas- Oranges
Las manzanas- Apples
Las fresas- Strawberries
Los plátanos- Bananas
Los duraznos- PeachesLas peras- Pears
La piña- Pineapple
El mango- Mango
La cereza- Cherries
El limón- Lemon
La sandia- WatermelonLa gramada- Pomegranate
La zanahoria- CarrotsLas papas- Potatoes
La lechuga- Lettuce
El Elotte- Corn
Los frijoles- Beans
La cebolla-OnionLa espinaca- Spinach
El apio- Celery
El tomate- Tomato
Los chícharos- PeasLos Pepinos- Cucumbers
Not only did we learn the name of fruits, vegetables and dairy products, but we also learn about what foods to eat and avoid! :)
Project: The kids also had the chance to do their own food pyramids, which came out great!
Game: (Food tag) In the game plastic good/picture card was place all around the classroom (some items were hidden).The kids had to find any food, write it down and whoever was able to put on their plates first, earned points!:) The kids really enjoyed this game since it involve running. This game, was a fun way to practice their writing and sounding words out.
Tag the food and put on the plate!
Grab and run with food: In this game all the words we learned were place all around the classroom. The first student to find and grab the word in spanish I called out in English, earned points:). In this game, the students learn how to recognize and sound out the words in Spanish.
How we start our morning by reviewing the previous words from the day before! (tag the fruits on the picture cards)