Saturday, June 6, 2015


Tuesdays don't come quick enough for me-I am loving these cute kids and hearing them clap out a rhythm in two rows, chant a counting out rhyme together & pick up these new games so quickly!

Counting out rhymes (to decide who is IT or not IT) like eeny meeny miney mo

We start off class with these to determine the order of our clapping game.

El cielo es azul.                       The sky is blue 
¿Cuánto años tienes tú?           How old are you?

Manzana, manzana,                      Apple, apple
manzana podrida                           Rotten apple
uno, dos, tres, salida                      one, two, three, out!

Cinco ratoncitos                              Five little mice
de colita gris                                    with grey tails
muevan las orejas                            move their ears
muevan la nariz                               move their nose
uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco             one, two, three, four, five
corren al rincon                                they run to the corner
Porque viene el gato                        Because the cat comes
 a comer ratón.                                 to eat the mice.

Clapping games 

(clic links to see videos)

Por aquí pasó un caballo                   A horse passed by here
con las patas al revés                        With backwards legs
si me dices cuántas tiene                 If you ask me how many he had
te diré que dieciseís                         I would tell you sixteen
uno, dos, tres, etc.                            One, two, three, etc.

More Games (here are the explanations to a few of the games we are playing in class)

(This is similar to London Bridges & is very popular so far)

A la víbora, víbora                         The snake, the snake
de la mar, de la mar                        Of the sea, of the sea
por aquí pueden pasar.                    You can all pass through here
Los de adelante corren mucho,       Those in front will run so much
y los de atrás se quedarán                And those behind will stay
Tras, tras, tras,                                  Stay, stay, stay, (and get caught)

Thursday, April 30, 2015

El transporte

Transportation-we've been talking carros, bicicletas, barcos, trenes y motos. We've been putting together silly sentences about going to the moon on a bicycle, the park in a rocket ship and back home in a boat!  Here are the links to the songs we've been singing in class.

Había un barco chiquitito (clic the link for video)

En el auto de papa (this one is short and mainly plays the chorus which is what we've learned in class)

And here is a fuller version  (with all the stops, tunnels, curves & potholes)

Here are the lyrics and translation of the chorus

En el auto de papa                En Daddy's car
nos iremos a pasear.             We will go for a ride
Vamos de paseo pipipi         We go for a ride  beep, beep, beep,
en un auto feo                       In an ugly car
pero no me importa              But I don't care
porque llevo torta                 Because I  have cake

Las ruedas del autobús (The wheels on the bus...)

Monday, March 2, 2015

Songs from Winter session

It took me the whole session to get these songs up but just in case you are still humming the tunes over and over without the exact words hopefully this will help!

Hola & Adiós 

(We begin and end each class with this little song)

Hola (Adiós) a todos aquí          Hello (Goodbye) to everyone here
Hola (Adiós) a todos aquí          Hello (Goodbye) to everyone here
Hola amigos                               Hello friends
Hola (Adiós) a todos aquí          Hello (Goodbye) to everyone here

Voy a ponerme...  (I'm going to put on...)

(To the tune of Twinkle Twinkle little star-mostly ;)

Voy a ponerme                              I'm going to put on
botas, botas, abrigo                       boots, boots, coat
gorra, bufanda y guantes.              hat, scarf and gloves.
(be sure and unwrap your scarf 
and say "Boo" right here)

media, media y zapatos                sock, sock and shoes           
pantalones o falda                         pants or skirt
(trip on your skirt and fall when you say falda)           (don't forget to giggle and get right back up)
camisa y suéter                             shirt and sweater
Voy a ponerme                              I'm going to put on.

Los copos de nieve (The snowflakes)

(To the tune of London Bridges falling down)

Los copos de nieve se cayerán, cayerán, cayerán
Los copos de nieve se cayerán
Hasta que en la tierra estarán.

The snowflakes will fall down, will fall down, will fall down
The snowflakes will fall down
Until on the ground they will land.