Lesson 8 covers the days of the week in Preschool Spanish. Click here to see the week-by-week listing, and to access my still-in-process unit plans. (Each lesson provides enough material for multiple classes.)
Lesson 8 Goals: I can say the days of the week.
Target Structures: lunes, martes, miércoles, jueves, viernes, sábado, domingo (optional: hace calor, hace frío, está lloviendo, está nevando, está nublado, hace sol)
Review: Sings the songs learned so far and do the ¿Cómo te llamas? ball chant.
Activity 1: Introduce the days of the week as a song. I like to sing them to the tune of Frere Jacques, or the YouTube version by Miss Rosí.
Activity 2: Add calendar time to your classes and use the time to talk about what day it is and what the weather is like. If you want to stay simple, just ask about the weather using hace frío and hace calor, or add in the additional weather terms if desired.
Activity 3: Tell the story El cerdito que tiene hambre.
Activity 3: Tell the story El cerdito que tiene hambre. You may want to add in gestures and exaggerate here and there to make sure everything is comprehensible, and of course check for understanding as you go.
Activities from Unit 3 on TpT
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Days of the Week in Preschool Spanish Further Resources:
El cerdito pequeño leads well into the story La oruga muy hambrienta. Of course, a lot of the original vocabulary will be out of bounds, so you could narrate the story as a MovieTalk or BookTalk– tell the story using familiar words, so everything you say is comprehensible. If you do want to use the authentic language, then it might be fun to let the kids listen to the book and see what words they can catch.
If you want to expand on weather and calendar terms: