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1. PALM TREE
Palmeira

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​

CLASS PLAN

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! 

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1. STARTING SONG

Starting Song - Vivadí
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My class lasts between
25 and 30 minutes!

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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

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3. EMOTIONAL VIDEO

  • This activity is meant for the students to empathize with the characters

  •  Generate curiosity to understand the character's emotions in the videos.

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.

7. ENDING SONG

  • The idea is to finish the English class with a closing rite that the kids will memorize through repetition.

  • Also, it's time to put on their shoes again and organize the class.

2. GAME

  • It is a transitional game between the starting song and the activity that comes next.

  • At the end of the game, children should be sitting in a circle in the middle of the room.

4. STORYTELLING

  • 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.

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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 the area in the middle of the classroom. They will not need the desks or the backpacks, nor pencils or notebooks. Also, they should take off their shoes and leave them in a place that you determine. Don’t forget to take off your shoes too! While they do this, you will play the following opening song.

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

*REMEMBER TO SPEAK
ENGLISH AT ALL TIMES!

TRUST YOURSELF! 

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.

SUGGESTION:

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES