*This is a digital download.
This is a bundle of all Year 1 units.
There will be 26 units included in this growing bundle.
The bundle currently includes Units 1-7. We plan to add 1 to 2 more units each month.
Each unit includes:
-Teacher notes with helpful tips
-A list of new words covered in that Unit
-A Unit at a Glance page
-A song card (with the lyrics, translation, pictures, instructions, a QR code link with the key words for introducing the vocabulary, a QR code link to original music, and a QR code link to a read aloud of the song).
It has always been so hard for me to find traditional Spanish children's songs that are pleasant for an adult to hear over and over, so I contacted a couple of talented friends and asked them to record children's music for my curriculum, and oh, I am really loving what they’re doing! Listen to the song every day. Listen to as much Spanish music as possible. Dance to it, play it while you're cooking or when your child just needs a break.
-A poem card with pictures you will need for the lesson, translation, and a QR code link to native speaker audio.
I have intentionally chosen classic/living literature (poems, books, etc) that was originally written in Spanish (not translations into Spanish). This allows the student access to authentic literature and Spanish speaking culture.
-A Bible verse in Spanish to learn or listen to during that Unit.
-A Psalm to sing during that Unit.
-A Gouin Series card with instructions, translation, and a QR code link to native speaker audio.
I wrote some about the Gouin Series on my website, but it basically is a series of sentences describing an action. (Some refer to this as “Total Physical Response.”) These activities will help your child to think in Spanish and not translate everything in his mind. If you speak Spanish, try to do this with other activities throughout the day.
-A Spanish phrase "Challenge" with translation, a QR code link to native speaker audio, and instructions. These sentences are pieces of a real life conversation between a mother and a child.
The Spanish Challenge will help you practice speaking Spanish more regularly around your home. For example, in Unit 1, I recommend that every member of your family replace “Good morning” with “Buenos días.” You can even keep track of how many times each of you uses it correctly and have a contest where the winner may choose a meal, or a park to play at. If you only have little ones that aren’t ready to speak Spanish, then the challenge would be just for you. You will add a little more Spanish to your daily life with these challenges.
-A science poster with translation, a QR code link to native speaker audio, and instructions.
For some families, getting out into nature is more of a challenge, but these activities can still be done at home! Just tell your child you will pretend they see the tree or butterfly etc. in the living room. If you do go on regular nature walks, you can put the poster in your nature journal so that you don’t forget to bring it with you.
The bundle also includes:
-Formal lessons to study of 3 different books with all the pictures, QR code links to native speaker audios, translations and instructions.
-Formal lessons of two poems with all the pictures, QR code links to native speaker audios, translations and instructions.
-A book list. (buying these three books is only necessary if you are going to do the book formal lessons.)
-Instructions for how to teach the informal activities and the formal lessons.
-Sample schedule for both the informal play based activities and the formal more academic lessons.
-Bonus items like treasure hunts, recipes, and more.
-When you purchase the Year 1 Bundle, you receive a link to an online folder in Google Drive. This folder contains all the materials already completed at the time of your purchase. After that, when we upload a new unit, it will automatically show up in the bundle folder on Google Drive (accessible through the same link we sent to you upon purchase). We upload 1-2 units each month, so you can either look at the folder at the end of the month or subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates on the new products.
Due to the nature of this product we don't allow refunds, exchanges or returns; but please contact me if you have any questions.