Weeks 23 & 24 were fun to do…all about musical instruments! We started off looking at the different musical instruments on the worksheets and talked about what they are and asked ¿Qué instrumento es? (What instrument is it?). The lesson evolved and before we knew it the children we playing and tuning the ukulele!
This is one of the things I love about Home Education – seeing the children’s Spanish learning-journey evolving with them – there are no limits to where they can take it.
We discussed how – when talking about instruments that you play – you use the verb “Tocar” (to touch):
|Yo toco||I play|
|Tu tocas||You play (informal)|
|El/ella toca||He/she/it plays|
|Nosotros tocamos||We play|
|Ustedes tocan||You play (formal)|
|Ellos/ellas tocan||They play|
The children enjoyed the next activity which involved miming different instruments while the others guessed what it was. We used the question format as suggested by Speekee – ¿Qué instrumento tienes?” (What instrument have you got?). The children answered, for example, “Tengo una guitarra” (I have got a guitar).
The children got on independently with the worksheets for this unit and we finished with a discussion about our favourite instruments by asking “Cuál es tu instrumento favorito?”. They answered: “Mi instrumento favorito es …” (My favorite instrument is …).
My next blog post will cover weeks 25-26.
For more information about the Speekee Spanish programmes visit their website: www.speekee.com/accelerate/