4/13-4/17 Spanish Lesson
Think of your favorite animal and why it is your favorite animal!
Activity: My Favorite Animal is... - Mi animal favorito es...
Songs: Buenos Dias (Good Day) or Buenas Tardes (Good Afternoon)
Spanish Challenge: big/large - grande; small - chico
Books: Marta! Big & Small by Jen Arena (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPUqDopWV3E); a bilingual book about animal opposites
Tres Palabras (Three vocabulary words): favorito - favorite; caracteristicas - characteristics; opuestos - opposites
Instructions for Activity: Today's activity will focus on your favorite animal or animal favorito. I want you to think about your favorite animal and their many characteristics - caracteristicas. I have included a bilingual idea web to help you think about some of the characteristics of your favorite animal. At the center of your idea web, please draw a picture, print out, cut-out from a magazine, or just write the name of your favorite animal. Once this is complete, have an adult help you read the characteristic bubbles surrounding your animal. For example, one of the bubbles has the words lento (slow) and rapido (fast). Is your animal a fast runner (cheetah) or a slow walker (turtle)? Circle the characteristic that best describes your animal's speed. You will do this for each characteristic bubble. Please feel free to add your own bubbles to your idea web. Write down the word in English - "ferocious" or "gentle"- and look it up in Spanish - "feroz" o "suave." If you need help translating a word, just send me a quick e-mail and I will help out! Below I have included two attachments: 1) the first an example idea web for my favorite animal - a TIGER! (the tiger's characteristics are highlighted in red); and 2) the second is a blank idea web that you can either print or write out by hand onto a piece of blank paper. I would love to see what kind of animals are your favorites.
Some of the materials you may need:
pencil or pen
markers, crayons, or colored pencils
scissors (if you want to cut out a picture of your animal from a magazine)
glue (to paste a picture of your animal onto your web)
Enjoy exploring your animal favorito!