These are the lessons for a month-long unit on colors. Students will learn ten color vocabulary words in this unit: rojo, verde, azul, amarillo, anaranjado, morado, rosado, cafe, blanco, and negro. We will also learn to read the three “A” color words : azul, amarillo, and anaranjado. In their core Math classes students will begin to learn about patterns. Students will wrap up this Spanish unit by making Math connections by creating patterns using their colors in Spanish.
These are the lessons for a Two week-long Kindergarten unit on Commands. We will begin learning to recognize five basic commands for groups: Levántense-stand up. Siéntense-sit down. Brinquen-jump. Bailen-dance.Canten-sing. Students will start out using TPR actions as the teacher calls out the commands and progress to giving commands to others. Next week we will learn to give commands to individuals.
These are the lessons for a three-week Kindergarten unit on Feelings. In this unit we will learn how to ask and respond to the question “How are you?” Students will learn basic feelings vocabulary by using TPR and feelings photos and then progress to being able to use this vocabulary in a short conversation with a friend.
These are the materials relevant to our Trimester Culminating Project: a re-enactment of Where the Wild Things Are in Spanish. Kindergarten has spent two-thirds of the trimester learning about commands and feelings and a week learning vocabulary relevant to the story (cena, rey, monstruos, etc). The class will also have heard the book read to them in Spanish at least three times and practiced using their props before any assessment takes place.
The re-enactment will take place as follows: each student will be assigned a prop (a boat, a monster, supper, a tree, a feelings card, etc). The teacher will read Where the Wild Things Are in Spanish and when the students hear their prop mentioned, they will stand and act out the corresponding action. Students are encouraged to say the story words along with the teacher.
These are the lessons for Week One in a three week unit on animals and the parts of the body for Kindergarten.This week we will use TPR and the song “Cabeza, Hombros, Rodillas, Pies” to learn vocabulary for parts of the body. Next week we will move on to learning animal vocabulary. Students will also learn to read four body words in Spanish. This unit will culminate in the reading of the book De la Cabeza a los Pies by Eric Carle which will utilize all animal and body vocabulary.
These are the lesson plans for the Kindergarten Unit on Emotions and Basic Greetings.
First, students will learn to use greetings and emotions vocabulary as well as gestures typical in Latin American countries in a simple conversation. Students will then create a TPRS (Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling) story using the learned emotions vocabulary. Students will demonstrate understanding of learned vocabulary by re-telling and re-enacting this story.