For this week’s Spanish lesson we’ve been practicing how to identify emotions. Señor y Señora Rana have been a great tool in this practice. Each morning I bring out Mr. and Mrs. Frog and they lead us through a dialogue in Spanish of “how are you?” and “who is well? who is very well? and who is not well?” with their friends, “las tres osos.”
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Here are “las tres osos.” We affectionately call them “oso grande, oso mediano y osito.”
My kids love Señor y Señora Rana. WJ gets really involved in the dialogue and is starting to respond in Spanish! WJ is a visual learner so I also created flash cards of our dialogue for him to review.
First, we practice without the flashcards. I play the role of Mr. and Mrs. Rana and WJ is in charge of the bears. Mr. and Mrs. Rana take turns asking WJ questions about how each bear is feeling and WJ gets to respond. He’ll either point to the correct bear or he’ll respond in Spanish.
Next, we bring out the flashcards. I read the questions and WJ reads the correct response. JA just sits back and takes it all in (and plays with the bears!).
This week’s Spanish lesson has been such a success that I plan on using Mr. And Mrs. Rana to present more of our Spanish lessons. Stay tuned for the next lesson! We’ll be practicing “los colores.”