Lesson 3 Goals: I can name some farm animals.
Target Structures: dice, el caballo, el perro, el gato, la gallina, el cerdo, el pato
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.)
Review: Review the ¿Cómo te llamas? ball chant from Lesson 2, and sings the songs. Play Los animales Bingo.
Activity 1: ¿Qué hay en la bolsa? Have a bag ready 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.)
Activity 2: Play Duck, Duck, Goose as Pato, pato, pollito. It’s tricky to get the hang of it, but this has been a big hit in my little class.
Activity 3: Use the animals videos embedded below for MovieTalks. Show the video and mute the sound or pause the video here and there. Describe and talk about what is happening using words and questions the students know. ¿Es una vaca? ¿Cómo se llama? ¿El gato corre o salta?
Movement/brain breaks: We stretch with levántense, siéntense, manos arriba, and manos abajo, corre and salta.
Further Practice or Practice at Home:
- Continue listening to/sing Buenos días and Los pollitos dicen
- Read mini-book (¿Cómo dicen los animales?)
- Listen to/watch the following songs and videos:
(In this version, they say “hace” instead of “dice”– I believe that’s how it is in Spain):
More supplemental videos for class or at home:
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