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Snails, el Caracol

Snails - Caracol
What do you know about snails? Show pictures of snails: google 'snails' or 'caracol.' Talk about their bodies -  tell them that caracoles or snails don't have feet.  My kids, wondering what that would be like, threw themselves on the floor and pretending to move (arrastrarse) like a snail. Hehehe. I am pretty sure that was their favorite part of the lesson!!! caracoles have wet bodies - sprinkle water on their arms and legs and have them compare a wet arm with a dry one and which they prefer. Of course they said that having their arm wet made them want to go to the pool! Craft time: Make a snail: use a paper plate, cut up pieces of paper, and antennas. Have the child cut and paste the pieces. brush on a glue and water mixture (more glue than water) to make it shiny which will make it look like it's wet. Music: Caracolito - Caracolote: Preschool song about snails. Sn…

Book Review: Ve, Perro, Ve or Go, Dog, Go

We've read the titleVe, Perro, Ve! (Go, Dog, Go!)  by P.D. Eastmanmultiple times lately. The kids enjoyed seeing the colorful pictures of the dogs and the different transportation systems the animals used to reach their final destination, a party at the top of a tree. Quite humorous! 

In reading this book, they were able to learn about a variety of transportation systems, the meaning of the traffic lights and its relation to speed. 

When first reading the title, I asked the children what they thought "ve" meant. If it meant to 've' as inveror to see someone or if it meanveas in going for which I did a hand motion to indicate 'to go.' I used only Spanish when explaining the difference between the homophones veandve

The first time I read the story all the way through, a different time, the children had to use picture contexts to tell the story.  Another time, I read each sentence and the children had to repeat what they heard. They already know the meaning a…