4. PINE TREE
Group 3 (7-8 year olds)
Welcome to Cycle 4!
Congratulations for the progress you are helping your students achieve. In the following cycle, students should become engaged with the class in an increasingly active and participative manner. This is why some of the proposed activities in Cycle 4 will require a more dearing involvement from the kids.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS CYCLE ARE:
Consolidate understanding of class structure.
Interact with the concepts of past, present, and future.
Speak spontaneously and creatively experiment with the target language.
When you see that there is progress in these areas, you can move on to the next cycle. Check the rubric that will help you know if the group is ready to move forward!
WE SUGGEST YOU CHECK THE EVIDENCES WITH WHICH YOU WILL OBSERVE IF YOUR STUDENTS HAVE ACHIEVED THESE OBJECTIVES
That children feel protagonists of their learning process by inviting them to engage as creators in a narration experience.
To challenge the students to find agreements as a group through the process of choice making.
1. STARTING SONG
As always, the Vivadí Class will begin with the Starting Song. Considering one of the main objectives of this cycle, we propose a small activity to start the class and generate spontaneous group responses while the children get ready for Vivadí.
During this cycle, you will play the starting song without giving any indications to the children. In other words, you will stay still and wait to see their reaction to the introduction of the song without giving instructions. Wait for a few seconds and see if they begin to arrange the classroom, or if they take their shoes off, or somehow show that they are ready to start with the class.
If your friends are in the classroom, say hello.
If you see your teacher smiling, show your teeth
If you want to show your feelings, give a hug
If you feel like being silly, make some noise
If you want to get together, make some room
Let your heart feel so much better, make some room
Let’s get ready for Vivadi
Let’s have some fun and play with english in our world
Let’s get ready for Vivadi
We are all in this together
We’ll do it you and me
We’ll be a big great family
If you notice that the kids haven’t reacted to the song, you should intervene by giving the usual instructions of the beginning of the class. Nevertheless, it is very important that you try this exercise every class.
The bee and the Elephant
This activity combines storytelling and visual arts.
Students will decorate stones inspired by the images from the story. Or try thematic stones such as the story they listened to. Put all the stones into a sturdy bag. As your students pull them out one by one, they will use stones to retell the story.
You can also choose to divide the story in 6 parts. Students will work in trios. Assign each trio with a different part of the narrative. Ask them to add new characters and situations and imagine a different ending.
WHO’S TO SAY?
Ball in the hand
Divide the class into small groups and tell them to arrange the seats in a circle. Give each group a story starter at the beginning of the rounds and play music in the background. Tell the kids to move around the circle. Now tell one child to give the other player of the group a sentence of the story. Then the other kid in front of him has to continue the story. The students have to go around the circle, adding one sentence at a time until you give a signal or the music stops.
The second option of activity is to ask the students to make a circle of chairs with one chair less than the number of students in the classroom and while playing the music they have to turn around the chairs. When the music stops the student who is standing has to talk and do what they can do (I can …)
3. MOVE YOUR
This time in “Move your Hips”