As our third and final enrichment cluster, we further integrated Spanish activities within our daily schedule. We made various crafts that represent significant items and/or clothing that Spanish people use and/or wear, as well as learned how to identify farm animals in Spanish, as this aligned with our Thematic Unit of Studies.
We made maracas! Maracas are a musical instrument that Spanish people often use while making music during song, chant, celebrations, and/or ceremonies.
We used various colors to decorate our fans with lines, dots, zigzags, and some drew pictures of rainbows, flowers, family, and animals.
First, we had to paper mache. Thank you Mrs. Ferrell for all your help!
Then we had to paint the pinatas. Thank you Mrs. Torizzo for all your help!
Last, we added colorful tissue paper to our pinatas to give them more detail!
When working in our "Los Animales De La Granja" (The Farm Animals) book, we tried our best to stay inside the lines when coloring; we made sure to 'pinch' our finger - thumb is bent, pointer points to the tip, tall man uses it's side; we used colors that 'made sense' and tried to add 'detail' by using various colors (e.g., a dog with black and brown spots, and a pink collar). Some friends then traced the names of the animal in Spanish or some friends copied the names. Some friends even went back and labeled the pictures in English using what they know about letters and their sounds.