You Will Practice: 00:00-1:52: Intro. to the family 1:53-5:25: Lyrics: Una Tortillita 5:26-7:30:Song: Una Tortillita 7:31-10:20: Family Members 10:21-12:30: Song: La Familia 12:31-15:12: Family Tree 15:13-17:24: Song: Family Tree 17:25-21:13: Trick-or-Treat 21:14-23:46: Count to 10 Song 23:47-25:09: Song: Numbers 1-10 25:10-26:39: Classroom Objects 26:40-34:10: Singing Classroom Objects (Singular and Plural)
This week if you choose to review family vocabulary in Spanish with your students, download and print the picture of the family tree below. Use the picture to review family members in Spanish during the week. You can also play the audio file and sing family member vocabulary together as a class!
A Grammar Note: The word "the" is a definite article in English. In Spanish, the words "el" and "la" are both definite articles. The word "el" means "the" and is used with masculine-singular nouns. The word "la" also means "the" and is used with feminine-singular nouns
2. Trick-or-Treat (15 minutes)
In this FUN activity your students will act out "Trick-or-Treating"! (You will need some sort of treats to give them. I purchase treats such as spider rings or small boxes of stickers from the Dollar Store. They are sold in packs of 24 or more so they do not cost a lot.)
Explain to your students that you are going to pretend to be at home watching TV on Halloween night. You so badly hope that many children come to your house Trick-orTreating! Tell them that they get to be the children who pretend to come to your house, ring your doorbell and say, "Trick-or-Treat" in Spanish!
Next, play the audio file below to practice saying "Trick or Treat," "thank you," and "you're welcome" in Spanish so the entire role play can take place in Spanish! After practicing these phrase with the audio file, give two or three students a Halloween bag (sold in packs of four from the Dollar Store) or a plastic bag and tell them that they will pretend to walk up to your "house." In your classroom, stand behind a partition or a bookcase so it appears that you are in your house watching TV. Tell the students with the Halloween bags to come to your door and pretend to ring the doorbell. Have the class sing "ding-dong" to simulate a doorbell ringing. You can even tape a button or a lego to the wall or a bookcase that represents the door as a pretend doorbell they must press.
When you hear the doorbell, act excited that you have Trick-or-Treaters and pretend to open the door. When you do, the trick-or-treaters must say "Trick or Treat" in Spanish, which is "Dulce o Truco" (pronounced: Dool-seh oh Tdoo-koh). You put an item in each of their Halloween bags. Encourage the Trick-or-Treaters to say "thank you" in Spanish, which is "gracias", pronounced (gdah-see-ahs) and you respond to them by saying "you're welcome," which is "de nada", pronounced (deh nah-dah.)
Continue until each child has gone Trick-or-Treating once. Your can repeat this fun activity throughout the week. You will notice that the first time, your students will need you to coach them along with saying "Trick-or-Treat" and "thank you" in Spanish. However, after the first or second time they have practiced this role-play, your students will amaze you as they will remember how to say these words and not need your help any longer! This will be a proud moment for you!
3. NUMBERS 1-10 (5 minutes)
During your morning meeting time or if you have a quick 5 minutes before nap time or as parents are picking up their children, play the audio file and point to numbers 1-10 as sing them together. Have a student be "the teacher" and use your pointer to point to the numbers for the class. As you know, kids LOVE when they get to pretend to be the teacher, or when they can be your helper!
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Whether your students are finally beginning to repeat or sing in Spanish along with the online videos, or say random words in Spanish throughout the day, or teachers are feeling more confident carrying out the follow-up activities, or parents are sharing that their child is saying words in Spanish at home — we want to hear your wins BIG and small! Celebrating you always, Theresa & Team HOLA