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Spanish December 2019

  1. Go to Spanish Christmas Terms to see cultural notes then write in your journal about a Spanish Christmas.
  2. Go to Navidad Radio Latina to listen to some Spanish Christmas songs live then write down the words in Spanish you hear and understand.
  3. Also go to NPR to listen to Christmas music from Puerto Rico and Slacker to listen to Christmas music from Mexico
  4. Go to Tarjeta de Navidad to see a list of words and phrases to make a Christmas card in Spanish.
  5. Go to Spanish Christmas Stories yo choose a story to read a passage aloud for a grade. Watch your vowels.
  6. Christmas Cookies: Do a search for Christmas cookies in Spanish then write a list of ingredients in Spanish. Click on Bilingual Ingredients to see a list of ingredients in Spanish
  7. Go to Spanish Christmas Terms to see cultural notes then write in your journal about a Spanish Christmas. Supplemental: For a Nativity skit in Spanish go to Prima Navidad and Ideas for Spanish Christmas Skits
  8. Marzipán: Go to Origins of Marzipán to write a summary of the sweet Marzipán. What city in Spain does Marzipán come from? What about Toledo and Leonardo da Vinci? Why did the nuns make Marzipán during the Arab rule? What are the main ingredients? Go to Receta to find an easy traditional marzipan recipe.
  9. Turrón: Go to Romantic Turrón Story and Turrón Traditional Sweet to learn about the dessert from Spain then write notes and anything interesting you can find to your culture book. See Receta 1 and Receta 2 to watch the videos on how to prepare Turrón. Answer questions like when did the idea of Turrón come to Spain? What are the main ingredients of Turrón? Who were the Moors and why were they in Spain? For how long? What is the story of the snow and planting almond trees?
  10. Polvorones: What are polvorones? What does polvo mean? Do a search to find a recipe of polvorones to share with the class. Go to the links to see how to make polvorones: Receta Polvorones Spanish Receta Polvorones
  11. Tronco de Navidad: What is it? Go to Receta to see how to make a tronco de navidad then write the ingredients and directions in English.
  12. Dec 6 – Saint Nicholas day. Go to the links below to learn more about this holiday celebrated in many parts of the world Saint Nicholas Saint Nicholas of Myra Saint Nicholas and your Shoes
  13. Santa Claus: How many names? Go to Santa Names to see the different names for Santa Claus in the Spanish speaking world.

15. Poinsettia: Go to What is in a Name to learn about the Poinsettia in Mexico, Guatemala, Chile, Peru, Spain and Mexico.

16. Dec 16 – 24 Las posadas. Go to Video and here to learn about las  posadas then add notes and images to your culture book.

Bilingual Mexican Posadas Song Chart Mexican Posada Song More on Posadas Celebration and Crafts Las Posadas Tradición de Navidad Mama Lisa Las Posadas Pedir Posadas

What is under the Christmas tree in Mexico? What is placed under the tree at midnight? What do some house holds fix for dinner on :Christmas Eve? What do the families do each year on this night in Mexico? See Christmas Eve in Mexico for more information.

Las Posadas from St. Louis Review on Vimeo.

17. Dec 21 – Las hogueras. Go to Las Hogueras Fire Jumping to answer the following questions on your own paper. What does it mean ‘las hogueras’? When does it take place? What do the people do during this time and why?

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18. Dec 22 – El gordo. Go to Video to learn about El gordo. Who sings the winning numbers?

Cultural Notes about the Lottery Christmas Lottery in Spain and El Gordo

Where is El Gordo played? How many people can play? What town did all but one residents win? How many hours does the game take place? What do the people do during the drawings?

19. Dec 24 Nochebuena. Misa del Gallo? What about the rooster?

20. Dec 25 Día de navidad. Papá Noel and the Reyes Magos. Who brings gifts and when? January 6? What do the people of Spain eat? Truffles in the turkey?

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21. Dec 25 – Jan 5 Twelve days of Christmas. Go to 12 Days of Christmas to see traditions of countries around the world then write a summary of what you find. When does it begin and when does it end? What celebration starts the following day? What takes place on the 12th night and what is the cake eaten? How do people celebrate? What activities take place? How does this relate to Saint Nicholas Day and December 6?

Go to Biscochos to watch the video on how to prepare then write down the directions and ingredients in English

22. Dec 28 Día de los inocentes. April fools day? Go to Día de los Inocentes to answer these questions on your own paper. What is Día de los Inocentes? When is it? Why does Spain celebrate Día de los Inocentes? What do the children do on this day?

23. Dec 31 Nochevieja. What do you eat at midnight on the 12 strikes of the clock?

24. Jan 6 – Go to the Video to learn about the three kings cake then do a search to see what you can find about Día de los reyes. Gifts for Christmas? January 6? What is in the bread and what is inside? What is la cabalgata? Go to Receta to see how to make a three king cake (roscón de reyes)

 


Quizlet Christmas Terms




Spanish Body Songs

Weather Song

See vocabulary list below
el veranosummer
el inviernowinter
el otoñoautumn
la primaveraspring
hace fríoit’s cold
hace calorit’s hot
hace vientoit’s windy
hace solit’s sunny
llueveit’s raining
nievait’s snowing

Spanish Elementary School Lessons

Spanish K – 6 Printable Activity Sheets

The activity sheets on this site are all teacher-created and available to help you find printable material ready for classroom and personal use.

Easily print these elementary Spanish worksheets by clicking on the free Spanish worksheet link you would like to use with your students. For access to all worksheets go to Annual Membership. New activities added daily.

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Ideas for Class

Spanish Colors Lesson. Choose two colors then hold up an object saying the color; i.e., hold up blue marker and say ‘azul’. Point to you then say the word. Next, point to the students for them to repeat. Say ‘muy bien’ then continue the repetition until you are ready to move on to the second color.  Example, say ‘azul’ while holding up the color then point to the students to repeat ‘azul’. When ready choose another color like ‘anaranjado’ and ask students to repeat, using your hand motions. Switch back and forth while students practice listening and repeating the colors in Spanish. You can also hold up a color and ask ‘es azul o anaranjado’ (is this blue or orange). I generally use a children’s Spanish board book for my prop. Some of the other questions I eventually incorporate into a color lesson include ‘qué color es – what color is this’ or ‘Y este – and this’.

Shapes in Spanish. To teach shapes you can use shapes from your class to pass out to students they say to them ‘quién tiene un círculo – who has a circle’ then ask students to raise their hands if that is that shape they have. Repeat this with ‘triánglo, cuadro and rectángulo’.

Describe your toy. To practice using adjectives to describe an object you can choose something like a stuffed animal to describe using adjectives like ‘es suave – it’s soft, no es duro – it’s not hard, es mullido – it’s fluffy, es pequeño – it’s small, es mediano – it’s medium, no es grande – it’s not big, es rugoso – it’s fluffy’. Question words to use with students include ‘Cómo es – what is it like’

Simon Says Body Parts. For this activity you can use a simple Simon Says game along with students drawing a monster image.

  • toca la cabeza – touch the head
  • toca la nariz – touch the nose
  • muestra la lengua – show the tongue
  • abre la boca – open the mouth
  • cierra la boca – close the mouth
  • abre los ojos – open the eyes
  • cierra los ojos – close the eyes
  • levanta las manos – raise the hands
  • baja las manos – lower the hands
  • levántate – stand up
  • siéntate – sit down
  • agachate – bend down/over
  • levanta el pie – raise the foot
  • baja el pie – lower the foot
  • da vuelta – turn around
  • gira a la izquierda – turn to the left
  • gira a la derecha – turn to the right
  • anda un paso – take a step
  • para – stop
  • camina por la puerta – walk to the door
  • ven aquí – come here
  • corre en un círculo – run in a circle

Body Monster Image: Another activity to learn body parts is to ask students to draw a funny monster with any body part the want to use then ask the students to use vocabulary to describe.

  • tiene – he/she has
  • no tiene – he/she doesn’t have
  • un ojo – an eye
  • cinco ojos – five eyes
  • una boca – a mouth
  • dos orejas – two ears
  • un nariz – a nose
  • cinco manos – five hands

Animals. I like to use this activity with kindergarten students. After practice repeating the animal vocabulary in Spanish you can ask students what ‘what is this’ then make an animal sound.

  • vaca -cow (mu mu mu mu)
  • pavo – turkey (gluglú gluglú)
  • gallo – rooster (kikirikí)
  • burro – donkey (ii-aah)
  • oveja – sheep (bee mee)
  • pato – duck (cuac cuac)
  • perro – dog (guau guau)

You can also use plastic farm animals as props to practice saying the words in Spanish. One activity students like to do is sit in a circle with a small animal figure, passing it around behind their backs with the teacher asking ‘quién tiene/who has’ then say the animal in Spanish

  • Quién tiene la vaca – who has the cow
  • Quién tiene la gallina – who has the chicken

Around the World: Use this game to review any vocabulary. Ask students to stand up with to answer say the meaning of a word. If the students gets the word correct the student remains standing and it’s the next person’s turn. Students that miss the word must sit down. This is also a good activity to use with older students to learn the Spanish speaking countries in Alphabetical order.

  • Argentina    
  • Bolivia
  • Chile  
  • Colombia    
  • Costa Rica      
  • Cuba  
  • Dominican
  • Ecuador         
  • El Salvador    
  • Equatorial Guinea    
  • Guatemala     
  • Honduras      
  • Mexico                       
  • Nicaragua      
  • Panama         
  • Paraguay       
  • Peru   
  • Spain 
  • Uruguay        
  • Venezuela 
Spanish Speaking Countries and Capitals from BASHO & Friends
Song to teacher body parts. See activities below.

SUB PLANS December 6, 2018

Sub Plans: December 6, 2018

Go to Spanish Christmas Songs to translate the underlined words that are in the songs listed below. Students may work in groups and use their phones.

Blanca Navidad

Rodolfo un reno

Santa Claus llegó a la ciudad

Cascabeles

Venid fieles todos 

Noche de paz

Spanish Lessons Week of November 26, 2018

Spanish 1

1. Reading and Writing: Workbook

2. Speaking: Go to page 5 on the Student Interview to see past tense phrases in Spanish then write five sentences in Spanish telling what you did over the holiday. Be ready to say aloud for the class.

3. Grammar: Click on Present Regular Verbs to complete the AR, ER and IR present tense Spanish worksheet. Be ready to turn in for a grade.

4. Vocabulary: Review time, weather, numbers 1 to 1000

5. Culture: Go to Spanish Christmas Songsto hear some Spanish Villancicos and sing with the class

Blanca Navidad

Spanish 2

1. Reading and Writing: Workbook. Go to Spanish Tongue Twisters

2. Speaking: Go to page 5 on the Student Interview to see past tense phrases in Spanish then write five sentences in Spanish telling what you did over the holiday. Be ready to say aloud for the class.

3. Grammar: Go to Preterite Regular Verbs to complete the AR and ER/IR preterite tense Spanish worksheet. Be ready to turn in for a grade.

4. Vocabulary: Go to  to see Around the House to see a list of house related terms.

5. Culture: Go to Spanish Christmas Songs to hear some Spanish Villancicos and sing with the class

Spanish Lessons Week of November 13, 2018

Spanish 1

1. Reading and Writing: Continue working Thanksgiving Vocabulary to see Thanksgiving related Spanish vocabulary then complete the activities on your own paper. Be ready to say aloud for the class.

2. Speaking: Go to the student interview Getting to Know You to practice with a partner.

3. Grammar: continue practicing ser and estar

4. Vocabulary:

5. Culture: See below

Spanish 2

1. Reading and Writing:

2. Speaking:

3. Grammar: Go to the link below for the guided writing activity

4. Vocabulary: Go to Thanksgiving Vocabulary to see Thanksgiving related Spanish vocabulary then complete the activities on your own paper. Be ready to say aloud for the class.

5. Culture:

 

Spanish Lessons Week of October 29, 2018

Spanish 1

1. Reading and Writing: Continue working on Vowels Numbers Telling TIme

2. Speaking: Go to the student interview Getting to Know You to practice with a partner.

3. Grammar: continue practicing ser and estar

4. Vocabulary: Continue working on Basic Vocabulary for daily practice with the class.

5. Culture: See below

Spanish 2

1. Reading and Writing: With a partner write a dialog shopping at una tienda de ropa. See the Restaurant Activity Packet link below for a list of restaurant words and phrases.

2. Speaking: Go to Money Numbers and Shopping to practice the dialog in groups of three people.

3. Grammar: Go to Guided Writing to answer the questions on your own paper.   Click on Direct Object Pronouns Spanish to complete the sentences aloud with the class.

4. Vocabulary: Go to the Shopping and Money Activity Sheet above to see shopping and money related vocabulary then complete the activities on your own paper. Be ready to say aloud for the class.

5. Culture: Go to All Saints Day in Spain to learn about the celebration and take notes. Be ready to discuss with the class.

Go to the Halloween Vocabulary document so see a list of Spanish English words and phrases.

Culture: Día de los Muertos

Questions: When is the Day of the Dead celebrated? What do the winds blow back? Why is it celebrated? What do they do with the grave sites? What flowers do they decorate with? What is the significance of the butterfly and the marigold? How many days does it take place? Tell about the sand and flower courtyard tapistries. What is the bread called? What are the skulls and skeletons called? What music is played? Who is Calavera Catrina and José Guadalupe Posada? Who is Xoloitzcuintli the hairless dog? Who began the celebration and why?

MEXICO, EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS from enrico martino on Vimeo.


Oaxaca: The Day of the Dead from Bob Krist on Vimeo.

Click on the program below to listen to the program about Day of the Dead Texas Radio Day of the Dead

 

Week of October 22, 2018 Spanish Lessons

Spanish 1

1. Reading and Writing: Go to Vowels Numbers Telling TIme to practice Spanish vowels then be ready to read a passage from your work book for the class.

2. Speaking: Go to the student interview Getting to Know You to practice with a partner.

Greetings

Ser Dialog

3. Grammar: continue practicing ser and estar

4. Vocabulary: Continue working on Basic Vocabulary for daily practice with the class.

5. Culture: N/A

Spanish 2

1. Reading and Writing: With a partner write a dialog shopping at una tienda de ropa. See the Restaurant Activity Packet link below for a list of restaurant words and phrases.

2. Speaking: Go to Money Numbers and Shopping to practice the dialog in groups of three people.

3. Grammar: Click on Present Regular Verbs to complete the sentences aloud with the class.

4. Vocabulary: Go to the Shopping and Money Activity Sheet above to see shopping and money related vocabulary then complete the activities on your own paper. Be ready to say aloud for the class.

5. Culture: Go to the Halloween Vocabulary document so see a list of Spanish English words and phrases.

Culture

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