The Glasses Game

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Are we supposed to return those 3-D glasses after we watch a movie? I'm not sure about that, but I am sure that your students will have so much fun with them! I have a couple of pairs that I've kept and use with my students to play a simple and silly game they all love.

I've created small flash cards that I stick to the glasses using velcro. I ask for a volunteer to wear the glasses and guess the name of the flash card that I've placed on top. There are different cards related to the units we're exploring. This game never gets old!

Once the volunteer is wearing the glasses, the class asks the questions in unison. The student with the glasses gets three turns to guess. Depending on their level, I might ask them to make sentences using each specific word.
I also use this game as an opportunity to explain the differences between ¿qué es? and ¿qué son? vs ¿quién es? and ¿quienes son? My students are very young, so I choose not to have discussions specifically about grammar in my classes, but they understand it through songs and games like this one. Naturally :)

There is a freebie here for you! Just click HERE to download the cards. 

Enjoy,
Carolina


Game: Juguemos en el bosque

Thursday, April 18, 2013

I grew up playing this game in Colombia and had tons of fun with it.  I recently used it in a unit on clothes with my second graders. We have played the game outside when the weather is nice, and we've also played the game in the classroom with a wolf made out of felt. The children enjoy each of the versions - indoor or outdoor.

The game is simple, just pick a wolf and have everyone else sit in a circle. The wolf will stand up in the middle of the circle while the rest of the class chants.



Class: Juguemos en el bosque mientras el lobo no está. ¿Lobo estás?
Lobo: Me estoy poniendo los pantalones.

Class: Juguemos en el bosque mientras el lobo no está. ¿Lobo estás?

Lobo: Me estoy poniendo el chaleco.

Class: Juguemos en el bosque mientras el lobo no está. ¿Lobo estás?

Lobo: Me estoy poniendo el saco.

Class: Juguemos en el bosque mientras el lobo no está. ¿Lobo estás?

Lobo: Me estoy poniendo el sombrero (or sombrerito)

Class: Juguemos en el bosque mientras el lobo no está. ¿Lobo estás?

Lobo: ¡Sí! Y salgo para perseguirte / ¡Sí! Te voy a comer / ¡Sí! Corre


Here is a fun video with the song:

Have fun playing the game!
Carolina

Game: Mariposa, ¿Dónde Estás? {Freebie}

Tuesday, April 16, 2013



Spring has finally arrived, what a great opportunity to review colors! 
During class I counted paper flowers with the children, went over the colors, and introduced the word "mariposa" (butterfly). I displayed the flowers in the room and hid the butterfly  under one of the flowers while the children covered their eyes. I then asked a child in the class to take two turns trying to find the butterfly, while the rest were chanting, "Mariposa, mari, mariposa, mariposa ¿dónde estás?" The child looking for the butterfly had to say "¿Aquí está la mariposa?" and the class responded "Si, allí está la mariposa" or  "No, allí no está la mariposa". I always model these kinds of sentences before and during any game.

Variations:
You can find more animals for the children to find under the flowers.
You can write numbers on the flowers and have the children ask "¿Está debajo del 10?" or "¿Está debajo del 2?"

Happy Spring!
Carolina


Silly Rhymes in Spanish {freebie}

Monday, April 8, 2013
Download the set of silly rhymes to decorate your classroom or cart. You can also use this rhymes as attention grabbers by saying the first sentences and your students respond with the other part of the rhyme. Click here download them all!







Enjoy,
Carolina


Win A Flash Drive Filled with Twenty of My TpT Products! {Giveaway}

Thursday, April 4, 2013
A lucky reader and TpT subscriber will get to win a flash drive filled with twenty products from my Teachers Pay Teachers store. You can load it up with twenty products of your choice. It's very simple to enter. Just make sure to "like" my page on Facebook and subscribe to my TpT store. 

The Giveaway

It's easy!  Just "like" my page on Facebook and subscribe to my TpT store in the boxes below!
This giveaway will end on April 14th, 2013. United States ONLY!
*Flash drive might be different to the one pictured above.


¡Buena suerte!
Carolina
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