Sunday, June 30, 2013

Oh Noah!

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I love finding a new (to me at least) online Spanish video or online Spanish game. Oh Noah! has both!  I can't wait to help my kids and my little Spanish class learn Spanish at home with this. It is geared to teach Spanish to children ages six to eight years old. The Spanish videos are short-- just under three minutes.  At the time this was written there were 15. Some of the titles include "Cowboys and Librarians," "Monkey Business," and "The Red Balloon."  Go here to check out all the Oh Noah! videos and Games.

There are even some extension activities to print.  I think my favorite is the activity in which children can design their own place mat. Children will practice table setting vocabulary in this activity.

Another fun activity is the playground printout (see picture below) in which children can practice numbers, colors and playground equipment vocabulary in Spanish.

Want more?  Teachers and parents alike can find even more activities, the targeted standards and lesson plans related to Oh Noah! by clicking on each video title from this page.

How about you?  Have you had any experience with Oh Noah!?  Let us know in the comment section!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Quiero Fruta

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Lesson 26 of Sonrisas Spanish Elementary Curriculum is titled "Yo Quiero"
The suggested book to go along with it is ¡Quiero mi plátano! I Want My Banana! by Mary Risk.  I have not read this book but I have read several in the "I Can Read Spanish" series and they are always a hit with my kiddos.

I did not have this book so I decided to use a video from Salsa Spanish, The Fruit Fiasco
If you are not familiar with Salsa Spanish you can check out my post here.

The Fruit Fiasco is a great little video about a mama bear that needs some apples to make an apple empanada.  Perfect for teaching the fruits in Spanish.

First I reviewed the vocabulary below:
Necesito, quiero, azucar, huevos, uvas, manzanas, bananas, naranjas, limones.

I used a puppet and picture cards of the vocabulary.  I passed out cards to each
child and then used the puppet to say necesito...3 manzanas...

Students then got a chance to "feed" the puppet. They loved this!

Next we watched the The Fruit Fiasco
As we watched I paused the video here and there to check for understanding.

After the video students completed the sheet below.  This was advanced for my 3.5 year old student but I just guided her through it.  I gave her extra help and had her count and name the fruits and name the colors with me.

Print out p. 24 for the sheet above located here.