Target Structures: buenos días, ¿Cómo estás?, Muy bien, gracias, el pollito, and dice.
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.)
Activity 1: Teach the song Buenos días (embedded below). This will be a good way to start future classes, and you can teach the whole song, or just focus on the buenos días line. The morning, afternoon, and night picture cards below can be printed for each student, or just used by the teacher. As you learn the song, do motions for each part (stretching in the morning, hands up, questioning, for how are you, thumbs up, and pointing to a friend for usted).
Activity 2: Teach the first line to Los pollitos: Los pollitos dicen pío, pío, pío. Show the chick puppet (free printable) to teach el pollito, and move the mouth for pío, pío. Circle both pollito and dice. ¿El pollito dice <muu>? ¡No! ¿El elefante dice <pío>? ¡No! ¿El pollito dice <pío? ¡Sí! etc. Once the kids feel comfortable with that phrase, give them their own little chick, and practice singing the first line several times.
Movement/brain break: Since everything is new, we do this part entirely together and they can just watch what I do. We begin with levántate, siéntate, manos arriba, and manos abajo. Eventually, the first two will come in handy so I can give them directions in Spanish. Today, it’s just fun moving
Further Practice, or Practice at Home:
- Listen to/sing Buenos días
- Listen to/sing Los pollitos dicen
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