THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS CYCLE ARE:

  • Engage in debates on content-related topics and establish connections among claims, arguments, and supporting evidence within oral discourse.

  • Make significant contributions to the class atmosphere.

  • Express ideas and opinions clearly, precisely and convincingly, performing and responding to a wide range of language functions.

WE SUGGEST YOU CHECK THE EVIDENCES WITH WHICH YOU WILL OBSERVE IF YOUR STUDENTS HAVE ACHIEVED THESE OBJECTIVES​

 
 
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OAK 
TREE
Carvalho 

Group 3 (7-8 year olds)

CLASS PLAN

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1. STARTING SONG

  • Just like in previous cycles, the Starting Song is the moment for preparation of the Vivadí class. There are different proposals to carry out this activity to strengthen the pedagogic use of the use. 

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3. POPCORN TIME

  • For students to visually see places/people/food from the countries they are learning about

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5. HARMONY TIME

  • To “clean the house”: the objective is to go through the main articulations of the body and renew those joints with some simple exercises that will refresh the energy. 

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7. HARMONY TIME

  • To continue and finish the “cleaning of the house” started in Harmony Time 2.0

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9. ENDING SONG

  • To end the class in the same way it started. 
    That children take responsibility for ordering their learning space and to make them feel owners of it.

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2. HARMONY TIME 

  • To exercise the connection of the body with the air flow. 
    To connect with the classmates’ energy. 

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4. GAME

  • For students to play a game that makes them listen and speak in english, as well as move

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6. STORYTELLING

  • For students to read iconic stories from the countries they are learning about. 

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8. MOVE YOUR HIPS

  • For students to learn about the countries through their national dances

My class is 25 to 30 minutes long!

Remember that if your periods are shorter than 50 minutes, you can try out these shorter plans!

 
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1. STARTING SONG

Starting Song - Vivadí
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As usual, we will begin the class with the starting song. 

We suggest you let the kids start this activity by themselves, even with a bit more autonomy than in previous cycles. Once you see they’ve started singing and dancing, you can join the fun.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

CONCENTRATED MODE

If the kids are concentrated, we propose a few activities that will help you manage the energy of the group.

MIRROR DANCING

Ask the children to get in pairs.

One of them will be the dancer and the other will be the mirror.

The idea is that the dancer moves freely to the rhythm of the starting song and the mirror has to imitate the dancer’s moves.

You can tell the children to switch roles halfway through the song so that they all get to act as dancers and as mirrors.

FOUR WORDS EACH

In a circle, start the song by singing the first four words.

The student sitting by your side should sing the following four words, and the next student the four words after that, and so on. 

The idea is that the kids listen and pay attention to the words they have to sing out loud.

They win the game if they manage to sing the whole song in this manner!

EUPHORIC MODE

If the kids are euphoric, we propose a few activities that will help you manage the energy of the group.

ADJUSTING VOLUME

Open your hand and raise it as high as you can. While your hand is up and the starting song is playing, sing the lyrics in a loud volume and encourage the kids to do the same.

Then, as your hand goes down, slowly lower the volume making them understand they should lower the volume too. Once they understood the game, play with the volume of the kids singing of the starting song with the use of your hand.

 

*you can use this resource anytime to adjust the volume of the class by raising or lowering your hand.

CHANGING PLACES

Choose a few of the words that are repeated during the starting song, for example “room” “English” and “Vivadí”. 
When the children listen to these words they should switch places with another student or just move to another place in the classroom. 
This activity will require an active listening of the song, which will help with the general concentration of the group.

ORCHESTRA

Tell the children to sit in four separate groups. During the starting song, you will be an orchestra director. This means that you decide which group has to sing in different parts of the song. 
So, you will point at the group that has to sing and the others will have to remain silent until they are pointed at.