Thursday, October 9, 2008

Spanish Montessori Week 3

The third week in the primary classrooms:

We always begin with a Good Morning song:
Buenos Días
Buenos días, buenos días,
¿cómo estás? ¿cómo estás?
Muy bien, gracias,
Muy bi
en, gracias,
¿y usted? ¿y usted?

I added Good Afternoon - Buenas Tardes and Good Evening - Buenas Noches. I played Jose-Luis Orozco singing this song.

I always greet the children in Spanish. It may be individually if I get a chance or as a group and see if I get a response. If I do not get a response, I may say "Estas bien or mal" good or bad! I also like to ask here and there "What does Buenos Días mean?" Or whatever word I choose that may be in a song we are singing to see if they are understanding.

We sang "head, shoulders, knees and toes", "Vamos a Cantar" Let's Sing by Jose-Luis Orozco, and "Que llueva" Let it Rain.

We end with the Adios song from Jose-Luiz Orozco: Good Bye, Good Bye, Good Bye until next Tuesday or Thursday depending on the day we meet.
Adios Adios Adios
Adios Adios Adios

Hasta el martes (jueves)
Adios Adios Adios

In Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary we started to play TENGO like BINGO. (See a picture at the end of this post). The Tengo (I have) cards, have classroom items we covered
on week 2 and a few new ones. I have the Tengo cards as Excel files which can be downloaded from the "Free Downloads" link on the left of this blog.

To play this game with the Upper Elementary, each student takes a turn calling the items. They have in their hand the picture and on the back the name of the item: la escuela - the school. The student says "Tienes la escuela?" and all of the other students say "Tengo la escuela". When someone wins, they yell "TENGO"

Lower Elementary students also take turns calling the cards but they are not as loud and need a lot more help with pronunciation. I take volunteers for lower elementary but make all upper elementary participate.

Upper Elementary: With the Upper Elementary I also started to record the students doing their interviews. I just used my digital camera which takes videos and recorded their short 3 minute interviews. They loved to see themselves on video and just loved the entire idea of having their own "show"!

Playing TENGO!


Maria said...

I would like the TENGO cards if you are still open to mailing them out...

Gigi said...

Hi Maria! The cards can be downloaded on the left hand side of the blog under "Free Downloads". I will update this entry to show that!
Thank you-Gigi