Sunday, August 10, 2008

Spanish Time! Lesson Plan: My Family ~ Mi familia

Spanish Time! Lesson Plan: Family Portrait

Vamos a Cantar – Let’s sing
Song: "Canción de Saludar/Greeting Song"-Track #6 Boca Beth’s My 1st cd
Song: Spanish Vowel song Bonus #1*
Song: "I Love My Family" - Track #9 Mas/More Boca Beth cd

Vamos a jugar –Let’s Play
Game/Activity: Family Portrait ~ Retrato de la familia
Talk about your family with your child. Then go over the Spanish word for various family members. Tell your child that she's going to draw a picture of her family. While looking at your child’s family portrait, you could ask:

¿Quién es éste? (kee-AYN ehs AY-stay) Who is this?

madre (MAH-thray) mother

mamá (mah-MAH) mommy

padre (PAH-thray) father

papá (pah-PAH) daddy

hermana (ehr-MAH-nah) sister
hermano (ehr-MAH-noh) brother
abuela (ah-BWAY-lah) grandma
abuelo (ah-BWAY-loh) grandpa
(TEE-ah) aunt
tío (TEE-oh) uncle
(PREE-moh) cousin (boy)
(PREE-mah) cousin (girl)
mis primos
(mees PREE-mohs) my cousins

Visit my PDF of more family words in Spanish and to see a Family Tree activity.

Check out 123 Teach Me Spanish to hear how family words in Spanish are pronounced and used in conversations.

Showing love to family

abrazos = hugs
, besitos = kisses
dame un beso
= give me a kiss
te amo, te quiero =
I love you
te quiero a tí
= I love you too

te quiero tambien = I love you too

Es la hora de decir adiós (It’s time to say goodbye)
Song: “We are Little Friends” – Track #2 We are Little Friends cd

Try to use 3 Spanish words of praise and encouragement today and throughout the week. Fill in the third one. (You’ll find the list in Bonus #2*)

1. Déjame verLet me see.
2. ¡Qué bonito/a!How beautiful!

The Spanish-Engli
sh family book that we have at home is My Family and I/Mi familia y yo by Gladys Rosa-Mendoza.


Diane said...

What a great, thematic lesson. Love the "showing love" part!
Diane from

Boca Beth said...

Great way to pull all of these components together Jessica.

I am thrilled to hear you are using our music, and I love the way the board books from Gladys seem to tie into my bilingual beats.

Thank you amiga mía for continuing to share our Boca Beth music with your visitors!

Happy Educating! ¡Sea feliz educando!

Beth Butler
CEO of The Boca Beth Program

Jessica said...

Thank you for the encouragement, Ladies!

I'm so glad you stopped by and found the lesson interesting and useful.