In Spanish class during the month of November we will learn to compliment others, count turkey feathers and put a turkey back together and dance "La Macarena" while counting to 12. We'll also learn how to say the names of dishes and silverware in Spanish which is the perfect warm-up activity for setting and cleaning the table. We'll learn how to say typical Thanksgiving food like "turkey", "stuffing", "corn" and " pie. We'll learn how to say if they like or dislike different foods. We'l'l also practice ordering food in a restaurant role-play. See below for ways you can reinforce Spanish in November vocabulary at home.
Below are the three compliments in Spanish that we'll be learning at school. Play the audio file and practice the compliments at home too!
Pepe el Pavo
November is the perfect month for Pepe el Pavo "the Turkey" to help us count to 12 in Spanish!
(Pepe is missing his 12 feathers but we'll put those back on him at school!)
At home you can practice counting from 1-12 in Spanish too. Just click on the audio file above Pepe and sing along with the numbers. Point to the numbers on Pepe as you count.
We use dishes everyday at home and at school so it'll be very useful for your child to learn how to say them in Spanish. Play the audio file and point to the dishes and you repeat them. Next, click on each picture and the name in Spanish will appear. Try to say the name in Spanish with your child, this time without the audio file.
Listen to the audio file and repeat the food vocabulary words with your child. Point to the pictures of the food in the slideshow. Whenever you have these foods at home say their names in Spanish!
Setting the Table
Children naturally enjoy helping out at home. As a family you can set the table while talking in Spanish! First play the sound track below and follow along with the vocabulary in the table.
Next, play one of the sound tracks below.You have options! You can sing along with a mom or a dad to a slower tempo or a faster tempo. As you sing, help your children take turns putting the plates on the table, then the napkins, forks, knives, spoons and cups. Show off to grandma and grandpa or friends that you can set the table together in Spanish!