OK- we are cheating a little bit with this one! Although "CH" is a letter of the alphabet in Spanish, we are actually talking about a word that begins with "C" and another word that begins with "H"- el cuerpo humano (the human body). We are learning to pronounce the letter "CH" (chay), and we are learning about Chile and César Chávez. We are learning to identify parts of the body in Spanish. We are learning the question, "¿Qué es?" (What is it), and learning the command, "Toquen..." (Touch). The younger students are learning all the parts of the face. We are playing fun games like "Simon dice..." (Simon says...) and singing songs like "Cabeza, Hombros, Rodillas, y Pies" (Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes). The older students are starting to put numbers, colors, and body parts together by drawing some pretty crazy looking monsters with three yellow heads and six blue arms! See if your students can point to different parts of the body and identify them in Spanish. Also be sure to ask about Chile and César Chávez. Why does Chile look so skinny on a map? Where did César Chávez live?
This week, students are bringing home some pages to practice parts of the body. It is getting exciting to keep adding onto what we already know. Now students can say they have ten fingers, two blue eyes, etc. Keep practicing conversational skills and encourage your students to speak Spanish to any Spanish speakers they may encounter! Try watching the Spanish channel for a little while and see how many words your students can understand. It's a fun challenge!
Coming up next week... D for "¿Dónde Te Duele?" (Where does it hurt?).
Lesson plans for this week:
PreK/ K (click here)
1st/ 2nd grade (click here)
3rd-5th grade (click here)