|We sing this song using percussion instruments!|
FIESTA (that is in an old literature series we still have in our closet at school_ It tells about how Mexican kids celebrate Cinco de Mayo in their community. After discussing some of the new vocabulary in the book we had kids come up and spin the vocabulary spinner. Then they had to use the word in a sentence. Everybody was great at it.
|We did our vocabulary test this week using some of the Spanish Words we learned.|
Then we passed out Mexican sombreros for art and some Oriental Trading stickers on the Mexican theme. They colored, cut out and decorated their sombreros. We counted up to 10 three times in Spanish. Then I'd ask the kids "What is ocho, what is tres?" They loved it!
|Here we are just before our 1st Grade Musical called "Seasons Change"|
Boy did they do a fantastic job dancing the Maypole Spring dance!!!
While they were working I read them The Tortilla Factory. They loved eating their plates of tortilla chips and salsa with mango and peach. Mmmmmm..... Some years I buy a pinata or we make little ones out of brown paper bags and tissue paper with a donkey head. I usually fill the pinatas with colorful taffy. A cute book on pinatas is Curious George Pinata Party by H.A. Rey. It also has the spanish right along with the English words.
|Everybody picked out 7 stickers to put on their hats.|
|We did the hats in red, green and yellow|
The Mexican Hat Dance is one of the cute songs on the Dance CD