1. PALM TREE
Group 4 (9-11 year olds)
Hello teacher! Welcome to Vivadi’s first cycle of work. This is the beginning of a journey that we’ll go through together, to help our students acquire the english language!
THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS CYCLE ARE:
Understand Vivadí's class routine and distinguish the English class from the other classes.
- Develop a curiosity for the content and start building a relationship with the language.
Begin to recognize the class as a safe environment for experimenting with the new 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 EVIDENCE WITH WHICH YOU WILL OBSERVE IF YOUR STUDENTS HAVE ACHIEVED THESE OBJECTIVES
We know that some schools count with more frequent and shorter English classes of 25 to 30 minutes. In those cases, we suggest you follow this shortened plan of activities. It is based on the activities that follow.
The most important is that the essence of the Vivadí Class is respected to make sure that the immersive
atmosphere is not disrupted!
If you have any suggestion don't doubt to tell us!
1. STARTING SONG
My class lasts between
25 and 30 minutes!
1. STARTING SONG
Emphasize that the English class is beginning with a rite that will be repeated in every class.
Mess up the class and make room in the center of it
The children take off their shoes
5. MOVE YOUR HIPS
Through this activity we expect to let the children’s bodies move freely after staying seated.
To listen to a song in English that will promote immersion and will help the students start identifying the sounds of the English language.
Let the children listen to a story in English
With the help of your body language, try to understand something about the meaning of the story, which will be connected, in some way, to a scene from a previous video.
6. HARMONY TIME
The purposes of this activity are: to familiarize the students with yoga practices and meditation in English; make the students conscious of time and place and aware of how they can use their bodies.
To start, we need to make sure that the English moment is clearly separated from other classes the children have in the same room and the same conditions of learning. To do this, it is essential to modify the space as this helps the students to receive something different (which is, in this case, a different language).
That is why, in favor of creating a new working routine, you will ask the students to clear the tables and benches to free t