And we had a great time! Such a good time that I recorded them for posterity – and you can listen by going to my new Box of goodies! (you can also download the powerpoint if you want!) We didn’t stop there either – break came and I was inspired again – why not take the classroom outside – so we did. Outside went the box of puppets and we had another chorus of Diez animales this time using the puppets as the actors and the shelter as our stage. The boys weren’t happy with the outdoor picture so we moved to the cloakroom for some more!
Then we went back to the class and made our own walls with animals on. Some walls were more successful than others (don‘t think we have any future bricklayers in the class!) but the animals were selected and named (mostly!) in Spanish. Comments at the end of the lesson included ‘That was fun, Señora, do I have to stop now?’, ‘I’ve just put it in my desk to finish tomorrow – is that OK?’ and ‘Oh! I missed it all cos I was at choir!’.
Next week we’ll go back to ¡Quiero mi plátano! as we’re moving on to talk about fruit, but I’m sure we’ll have to sing Diez animales again!