Welcome back to week three of our preschool Spanish class! Click here to see the week-by-week listing, and to access my still-in-process unit plans. (These weekly lessons move very quickly. I designed them for families who are doing the songs, games, and mini-books 4-5 days a week at home. It is ALWAYS better to move slowly when needed. If you are teaching a class several times as week, I would just keep repeating and mixing games, songs, and input.)
Lesson 3 Goals: I can name some farm animals.
Target Structures: dice, el caballo, el perro, el gato, la gallina, el cerdo, el pato
We are still on the first line of Los pollitos today. The animals were introduced last week, and the students have been listening to La granja and reading my mini-book ¿Cómo dicen los animales?
Opener/1st Input: We do our ¿Cómo te llamas? ball chant from last week, and review our songs.
¿Qué hay en la bolsa?: I have a bags with toy farm animals inside. We sit in a circle, and the kids take turns getting a bag. They have to put their hand in the bag and guess what animal is inside just by feeling it. Once they guess the animal, we talk about it. I circle dice and the animal names each time:
– ¿Es un caballo? ¡No! ¿Es un pollito? ¡Sí! ¿El pollito dice <muu>? ¡No! ¿El pollito dice <pío>? ¡Sí!, etc.
(Some of the students can’t name the animals yet, even though they are eager for turns– we will probably repeat a similar version of this lesson next week, without introducing new targets. I don’t worry about output yet– the whole activity is designed as a way to catch their attention and get more input.)
Movement/brain break: We stretch with levántense, siéntense, manos arriba, and manos abajo, corre and salta.
2nd Input: We play Duck, Duck, Goose as Pato, pato, pollito. It’s tricky to get the hang of it, but this was a big hit. My group is pretty wiggly, so having an active way to end the class is perfect.
Closing: If there’s any extra time, we play Bingo or sing.
Learn at Home:
- Continue listening to/sing Buenos días and Los pollitos dicen
- Read mini-book I sent home (Los animales)
- Listen to the following songs:
(In this version, they say “hace” instead of “dice”– I believe that’s how it is in Spain):