Silence for Sandy Hook Elementary

Saturday, December 15, 2012

My heart is with them!
Carolina

Los Cucos Amarillos- A game that teaches about a Colombian tradition

Friday, December 14, 2012

Wearing yellow underwear is a unique tradition that some people in Colombia, and other places where Spanish is spoken, have on December 31st during “La Noche Vieja” on New Year's Eve. It is believed that wearing yellow underwear will bring good luck in the new year. This tradition is known in Colombia as “Los Cucos Amarillos” or “Los Cucos de la Suerte.” “Cuco” is a word used in some places in Colombia to refer to underwear.

Through this game children will learn about this fun tradition and three simple common expressions in Spanish: ¡Qué buena suerte!, ¡Qué chévere!, ¡Qué mala suerte! You will need good luck to play the game well, of course!
Download the freebie HERE!




¡Buena suerte!

Carolina


Fun Christmas Game to Play in Spanish Class

Thursday, December 6, 2012
This game will get everyone involved in class and will allow participation at different levels. For this game we read the e-book "¡Papá Noel! ¿Quién Tiene Tu Gorro?". In this short story "Papá Noel" is missing his hat. He is worried and needs to find it before Christmas. He will ask Rudolph, the Christmas star, the candy cane, and others for the hat. To his surprise, he finds that the Christmas present had his hat. Once he has the hat on his head Papá Noel shouts happily "Ho, Ho, Ho, ¡Feliz Navidad!"


In preparation for this game, you will need to print the "Papá Noel" without the hat and a few copies of the hat. Just scroll down to find the link to download them for free . Laminate them and place Velcro or adhesive tape on the back of each hat.

You will need to teach students each of the phrases in the game. A good way to do this is to chant them along with children. I encourage my students to chant as a whole group and help each other out this way. 

Next, choose a student to volunteer to be Papá Noel. Ask this student to leave the room. 

Quietly distribute the hats between the children and ask them to hide the hats.

Invite your class to call the child who left the room by saying "¡Papá Noel ven aquí!"

Then, the class will ask: "¡Papá Noel! ¿Quién Tiene Tu Gorro?"

The student who is Papá Noel will ask in the class "¿Tu tienes mi gorro?"

The student and the class will answer: "Sí, si tengo tu gorro." or "No, no tengo tu gorro".

You can choose the number of turns you allow. If the student who is Papá Noel finds the hat, he can place it on the picture and say "Ho, Ho, Ho ¡Feliz Navidad!".

This is how it goes:

Class: Papá Noel ven aquí
         ¡Papá Noel! ¿Quién tiene tu gorro?
Student (Papá Noel): ¿Tu tienes mi gorro?
Class: No, no tengo tu gorro.
         Sí, sí tengo tu gorro.

Click HERE to download this freebie!

      
Happy Holidays!

Carolina
      


A Winter Celebrations E-book in Spanish Plus Simple Crafts

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
This e-book is short, has a lot of repetition and will get everyone involved. Read the book aloud while placing the candles and decorations on the book.
This title has:
1. E-Book: Las Luces del Invierno
2 Navidad craft
3. Kwanzaa craft
4. Janucá craft
5. A lot of fun!

Buy Here
$4.00






Happy Holidays!
Carolina

Una Historia de Navidad (E-book, Memory Game and A Lot of Fun!)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

This is a simple and fun story that provides a lot repetition. It engages young learners easily and soon they will start reciting the story with you. This simple activity will get everyone participating in class!

This set includes an e-book, coloring book, simple craft, idea for short play and a memory game!

 Buy Here
$4.00










Happy Holidays!
Carolina


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