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
Emphasize that the English class is beginning with a rite that will always be repeated in every class.
Mess up the class and make room in the centre of it
The children take off their shoes
1. STARTING SONG
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 assist immersion and will help the students start identifying the sounds
of the English language.
5. MOVE YOUR HIPS
Let the children listen to a story in English and, with the help of your body language, they will try to discover something about the meaning of the story that will represent, in some way, the scene from the previous video.
The purposes of this activity are: to familiarize the students with yoga practices and meditation through English; make the kids conscious of time and place; and aware of how they can use their bodies.
6. HARMONY TIME
My class lasts between
25 and 30 minutes!
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
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, we will ask the students to clear the tables and benches to free the area in the middle of the classroom. They will not need the banks or the backpacks, nor pencils or notebooks. In addition, they should take off their shoes and leave them in a place that you determine. Don’t forget to take your shoes also! While they do this, you will listen to the following opening song.
*REMEMBER TO SPEAK
ENGLISH AT ALL TIMES!
It would be good if, little by little, the song became interactive. That is to say that the children can be doing the slogans that the song invites to perform, such as giving a hug. This will help them to make sense of what they are listening to and eventually, singing.
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
Start a story with an engaging hook. For instance, “One day I was walking through a shady forest. I thought I was alone, but all of a sudden…” Have students raise their hand if they want to tell the next portion of the story. Choose a student to continue the story (just a line or two) and let them choose the next storyteller in the same way. Continue until everyone who wishes has had one chance to contribute. Feel free to jump back and bring the story to a close if it is floundering.
We have provided a couple of ideas.
ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS
The object of this version of the familiar game is not to win, but to see how many rounds you can stay in the game vs. the teacher. Play begins with one, two, three shoot. Everyone makes their choice and makes sure that others can see their choice on screen. If the teacher’s choice beats yours, you’re out. If not, you keep playing.
Meeting online has put a damper on spontaneous conversations with and among your students. Spice up the conversation with your students by asking new and interesting questions.
This is a fun activity that tests students’ power of perception. With your hands out of sight from the camera, make a sound with something. For instance, crumple up a piece of paper, strike a spoon on the rim of a glass, or snap your fingers. Let students take turns guessing what they hear.
Turn the projector on and play the following video! You can choose from the different options. They are both great! (this can be prepared from the first moment to avoid wasting time and prevent the kids from dispersing).
*If you don't have a projector: we recommend that you perform what happens in the video. You should create a situation in which two people laugh wildly.