Froggy Se Viste: Clothing Materials in Spanish

During the winter months, I introduce vocabulary related to clothing. It is a meaningful and practical way to teach not only clothing vocabulary but to also to talk about the weather and the seasons.

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Froggy Se Viste

To introduce new vocabulary, I always use a children’s book or song to connect grammar and context to the theme. One of my favorite books is Froggy Se Viste by Jonathan London. The story is engaging and repetitive making the perfect combination to learn Spanish in context. That said, I modify the story emphasizing the sentence structures I want my students to learn.

 

 

Here is a compilation of clothing materials in Spanish I created as well as other fun materials and lessons I found online.

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Día de Muertos $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Al sonar las doce de la noche las calaveras salen a pasear… Con canciones humorísticas y decoraciones coloridas es como celebramos está gran tradición. El Día de Muertos es una celebración mexicana que honra a nuestros seres amados que ya se han ido.

When the clock strikes twelve the skeletons go out for a ride… With humorous songs and colorful decorations we celebrate this very important tradition. The Day of the Dead is a Mexican tradition celebrated on November 1st 2nd that honors our loved ones that have departed.

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Here are two lovely bilingual books to read this week and a fabulous Gift Card Giveaway!

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El Día de los Muertos 
Bob Barner
Available on Amazon.com

About the book:

Un libro bilingüe, en donde dos niños preparan un altar con flores, calaveritas de azúcar, pan de muertos y comida deliciosa.
Follow two children as they celebrate their ancestors on this vibrant holiday. They offer marigolds, sugar skulls, and special bread, and make delicious food. By spreading marigold petals, they guide the dead home to join the festivities.

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Yo Recuerdo a Abuelito
Janice Levy
Available on Amazon.com

About the book:
¡Es el Día de Muertos y es tiempo de celebrar! En este libro bilingüe, una niña pequeña se prepara junto con su familia para honrar la memoria del abuelo.

It’s the Day of the Dead! It’s time to celebrate! In this bilingual book, a young girl is busy helping her family prepare to honor those who have died–especially her grandfather. She misses him very much and is excited for his spirit to visit that night.

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Noche de Muertos 101 ~ Day of the Dead

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“Noche de Muertos” is a Mexican tradition celebrated primarily on the 1st and 2nd of November of each year. The day of the dead celebration has become very popular around the world, perhaps because of its colorful papel picado, fun calaveritas de azúcar and beautiful ofrendas. Although this is a great way to introduce the festivity to little ones and young students, it is important to understand and respect this tradition. Then, it will be truly cherished and awaited each year by generations to come. For more than 600 years, indigenous groups in Mexico have been performing different types of rituals to honor, interact and relate to life after death. Indigenous Mexico accepts death as part of a lifecycle without beginning or end. It is believed that the souls of the dead return for a visit to celebrate a family reunion. Families gather a few days before to prepare for the arrival of their loved ones. This can be at home, the cemetery or both. The items prepared and gathered are the food, drinks, and personal items the deceased loved. Also, personal items and tools are gathered for their journey back. The offering is an expression of love and acceptance of the cycle of life.

I believe that what is truly important to understand is that these two days are an opportunity to be with family and the community. A Maya professor states: “We celebrate togetherness with our dearly departed”.

Lasy year, I had the privilege of spending Noche de Muertos in Michoacan state. Here is a short video of the Tzintzuntzan’s procession. It was magical!


Great Resources:

Elementos imprescindibles para recibir a las ánimas

Noche de Muertos en Michoacan

A day of the Dead Story: Those Good Old November Days 

Day of the Dead: Celebration, History and Origins

For the niños

Two of my favorite storybook for Día de los Muertos!

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Uncle Monarch and the Day of the Dead
By Judy Goldman
Uncle Monarch and the Day of the Dead Noche de Muertos 101 ~ Day of the Dead

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Yo Recuerdo a Abuelito
Un cuento del Día de los Muertos
By Janice Levy
I Remember Abuelito: A Day of the Dead Story / Yo Recuerdo a Abuelito: Un Cuento del Día de los Muertos (Spanish and English Edition) Noche de Muertos 101 ~ Day of the Dead

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Hopes and Dreams Create Powerful Classroom Rules

Last week I attended a Responsive Classroom workshop where I learned how to create powerful classroom rules based on the hopes and dreams of my students. Powerful, simple and clear classroom rules allow students to fulfilled their social, emotional and academic dreams.

How to Create Powerful Classroom Rules?

During the beginning of the school year, brainstorm what hopes and dreams each student has for the new school year. Give them a day or two to decide which one they will like to share with their classmates. You can share your dreams and hopes as their teacher too! Create a display with all of their hopes and dreams.

Here are some great samples I found on the web.
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Once you have created a beautiful display for their dreams and hopes, you can start chatting with your students about what makes good classroom rules. To create your classroom rules ask them what type of rules there has to be to fulfill each and one of their hopes and dreams. If my hope is to make new friends, I have to be kind and respectful. If my hope is to learn how to write in cursive, I need to practice and do my homework.

Once you have recorded everyone’s ideas, draw three columns on a chart paper to create three rule categories. These three categories (place, each other and self) will help your classroom rules be clear, easy and short. The first category is about the space we use to learn and play. If we want to be able to learn and play, we need to take care of our school furniture and materials. How we treat each other is the second category. The last one is about taking care of yourself. This category can be confusing for your students but probably a few of their ideas already recorded fit into this category. For example, if I want to learn how to write in cursive, I will need to practice and pay attention to the lesson. Therefore, I need to be responsible for my own learning.

Your classroom rules can look like this:

Use school materials carefully.
Let everyone learn.
Be ready to learn.

Creating together straightforward and positive classroom rules together will help your students have a sense of belonging and ownership, which is essential to adapt successfully to a new environment.

If you will like to learn more about Responsive Classroom approach here is a Q&A.

Creating everyday rules in a Responsive Classroom

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