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1. PALM TREE

Palmeira

Group 1 (2-4 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

  • 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

1. STARTING SONG

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

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

3. EMOTIONAL VIDEO

  • 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.

5. MOVE YOUR HIPS

  • 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.

7. ENDING SONG

  • 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.

2. GAME

  • 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.

4. STORYTELLING

  • 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.

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

Starting Song - Vivadí
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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.

*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:

Lyrics

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

 
 
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OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

If you want to, show the kids the following video. Gestures are really important in this cycle as children don’t manage the language. In this video, the students will be able to watch and copy a choreography that will indicate with dance steps what the song is saying.

2. GAME

FREEZE DANCE

This is more of a fun activity than a game, but it gets kids up and moving (and grooving!). It’s perfect for after an instruction block. Put on some fun music and encourage kids to show off their best dance moves. When the music stops, everyone freezes. Anyone still dancing is out and sits down to watch their classmates.
Use the songs from Move Your Hips! 

I SPY

SIMON SAYS

 The character will give orders to the children for them to do, for example "jump". The children should do it only if the order begins with "XXX says" where XXX is the character's name.

If the children do the task but you didn't say "XXX says" before, they will lose.

 

* For the kids to engage with the game, you should get involved and play with them.

EXPRESSIONS

 
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For the first few rounds, in order to not confuse the students, you should  be the leader and explain the rules. You will say a  command and the students must match the command with the expression. The point of the game is to “confuse the students” so you could repeat the same command 3 times. Whenever a student messes up they are out of the game. The game ends when there is one student remaining. Once the students have understood, the winner will replace you as the leader. 

 

The commands are: 

“I am happy” and the students must smile wide 

“I am sad” and the students must hide their face in their hands 

Test your students’ observation skills with a quick round of I Spy. Choose an object from your onscreen background. For instance, “I spy something green.” Students take turns guessing what the object is. You can also choose something from someone else’s background. For example, “I spy something in João’s background that looks soft.”

 

3. EMOTIONAL

VIDEO

Invite the children to sit together looking at the screen in the class. Introduce the moment, with the assistance of the character explaining that they will watch a video and they must focus on the scene going on.

You can choose between 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 act what happens in the video. You should create a situation in which two people laugh wildly.

Happiness

Sadness

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