Tag Archives: Vocabulary

Spring thematic web in Spanish

Spring thematic webs make life easier for all teachers!

As a teacher, February is one of my favorite months. I enjoy planning, creating and designing Spring-related materials and themes! Spring is the perfect season to learn about life cycles; from animals to plants and foods, everything during the Spring begins a new cycle.

I always start the school year by creating a curriculum plan for each season. It helps me organize all the information I will be collecting throughout the school year. It is also a great way to track which information has been provided and therefore what children already know. Since I teach in a spanish immersion school, it is very important for me to created layers of vocabulary and general language knowledge. By creating thematic webs I am able to teach more efficiently each theme.

This is a map a created for a Spanish Immersion Kindergarten class last year for the Spring Season.

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Spring thematic web in Spanish

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Spring thematic web in Spanish

I also created a thematic web for each topic with questions to explore in class and…

Mapa temático

An activity web with specific ideas, questions, games and activities to do in class.

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Actividades temáticas

Writing a weekly lesson plan it is so much easier (I promise!),  if you have thematic web for each topic and the activities for the the theme already planned.

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Planeación Semanal

Freebie! Thematic Web Templates

Here are the templates I created. Let me know if they worked from you class!

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Dress the Snowman Game via MommyMaestra

Download for free this adorable Dress the Snowman game. The perfect winter activity, your preschooler colors in the game cards then chooses one to draw on the muñeco de nieve. MommyMaestra has also shared a cute and short story in Spanish about un mueñeco de nieve.

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MommyMaestra is a blog dedicated to share share ideas and educational resources in English and Spanish for families raising bilingual children.

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Trabalenguals or twist your tongue…Learn spanish and practice pronunciation with a fun activity.

Twist your tongue or traba tu lengua with a trabalengua a tongue twister, you can do it and so can your kids!

A fun way to learn spanish and practice pronunciation is with a tricky rhyme or tongue twisters, un trabalenguas. Not only will this be a very engaging and fun activity for children but it has many long term benefits such as;

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Practice Spanish, listening skills and focus with a tongue twister.

 

  • Stimulates memory
  • Strengthens listening perception
  • Builds focus and concentration
  • Improves pronunciation and articulation
  • Boosts confidence

Make sure you start slowly, and remember to repeat many times. Don’t worry about making mistakes because everyone makes mistakes, it’s part of the fun.

 

 

You will have fond memories of these rhymes for years to come and so will your students or children.

These are some of the trabalenguas I remember from my childhood.

Tres tristes tigres tragaban trigo en un trigal en tres tristes trastos.
En tres tristes trastos tragaban trigo tres tristes tigres.

R con r cigarro,
r con r barril,
rápido ruedan los carros, 
cargados de azúcar del ferrocarril.

Cómpadre, cómpreme un coco,
cómpadre, no compro coco
porque como poco coco como
poco coco compro.

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Enriching Vocabulary challenges your Spanish

This week I am teaching the theme “animales domesticos” (domestic animals) and it has been so fun to discover with my students new and enriching vocabulary. Teaching theme concepts helps explore words that may not be heard in daily conversations. What a great way to challenge both, the teacher and the student, to exercise our español.

Spanglishbaby has a few more tips to enrich your child’s vocabulary. 

What words do you think can enrich a lesson about domestic animals?  Start with this free minibook.

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Teaching Spanish vocabulary to preschoolers and how to enrich it by using a theme concept.

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¿Cómo hacer un adivinador de papel con niños?

Today I had a very small class, so I asked my 4 students for ideas of what do to. They offered making a piñata, baking cookies… but the most realistic idea proposed in a 75 minute class was to make paper fortune tellers.

So I asked, How do you make un papel de la fortuna?

As soon as a student started explaining the detailed steps and that we just needed a piece of paper, I was sold! It’s not because she had said “sólo necesitamos un papel Angélica,” but she had to teach the class (including me) on how to make this magical project.

We all sat down with just one piece of paper and she began: Primero dobla el papel para que esta puntita llegue hasta el otro lado… Luego…

What I truly adore about today’s class is not that I will become una gran artista de pop como Katy Perry (a pop singer like Katy Perry), but that she was so thoughtful, patient and engaging while explaining the project… all in Spanish, of course!

Do you want to make one? Here’s a how-to.

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Ask your students to teach a game or an activity to the class. Perhaps a dance step? It will be easier for them to teach the activity as a step-by-step process.

What a great way to practice their language skills and build self-confidence skills!

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