domingo, 2 de noviembre de 2014

Séptima sesión

Hoy en Círculo celebramos Halloween y Día de los Muertos. Para comenzar, los niños tuvieron tiempo para colorear imágenes de calaveras. Luego, dividimos a l@s niñ@s en grupos para una búsqueda del tesoro. L@s niñ@s buscaron 8 pistas,1 a 8, y l@s voluntari@s las pusieron en diferentes lugares. Cuando terminamos la búsqueda, tuvimos algunos grupos con extras de algunos números para cambiar pistas con los otros grupos. Después, l@s niñ@s leyeron los acertijos con l@s voluntari@s. Cada respuesta era una palabra del vocabulario de las canciones. Cuando l@s niñ@s adivinaban la palabra a un acertijo, recibían una segunda pista. Las palabras eran sobre el Día de los Muertos, como "ofrendas" y "dulces". Cuando l@s niñ@s encontraron la respuesta al segundo juego de pistas, pudieron obtener su tesoro – ¡dulces!



Después de la búsqueda del tesoro, l@s niñ@s se organizaron en grupos para hablar sobre sus disfraces de Halloween. Este año, l@s chic@s fueron muy creativ@s con sus disfraces como un reportero, un zombie ninja y “String theory”. L@s niñ@s practicaron luego una canción sobre el Día de Los Muertos. Durante la merienda, entre calaveras de azúcar y pan de muertos, tuvimos la oportunidad de ver un clip corto sobre un niño esqueleto que fue a una fiesta mezclada de Halloween y el Día de los Muertos. Los niños disfrutaron del espectáculo y luego pasaron a practicar su canción. Cantamos todas las canciones para practicar como: "Campana sobre campana," "A la nanita nana", "Portal de Belén" y "Candelikas". Al final l@s niñ@s recibieron máscaras de calaveras para decorar y much@s se quedaron después del final de la sesión para terminar de decorarlas.

Resumen en video: http://youtu.be/vAOlm8TyLeM

¡Nos vemos el domingo!
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Today in Círculo we celebrated the two holidays of Halloween and Día de los muertos. To begin, we let the children have some time to color in pictures of skulls. Then we split the kids into groups for a treasure hunt. The children searched for 8 clues, which were numbered 1 to 8 and scattered in different locations across the room. At the end of the search, however, we had some groups with extras of some numbers and there had to be a trade of clues amongst the groups. Then the students sat down and read the riddles on their clues. Every answer was a vocabulary word that we had learned from our songs. When the kids guessed the word to a riddle, they were rewarded with a second clue, which this time was a word. When all of the riddles were figured out, the kids then had to guess what all of the words they had earned had in common. The answer was that all of the words were things that belonged to Día de los muertos, like “ofrendas” (offerings) and “dulces.” And once the kids got the answer to the second set of clues, they were able to get their treasure – candy!



    After the treasure hunt the kids got together in their groups again and took turns talking about what they dressed up as for Halloween. This year the kids were very creative with their costumes. Amongst them we had a reporter, a ninja zombie, and String Theory. Next the kids practiced singing a song about the holiday of Día de los muertos. For their beautiful singing, the kids were then able to go and enjoy snack time, which included bread, sugar skulls, and popcorn. During snack time we also had the chance to watch a short clip about a skeleton boy who went to a Halloween party and scared all of the human kids by taking off his head. The kids really enjoyed the show and then went back to practicing their singing. We sang all of the songs we have been practicing throughout the session: “Campana sobre campana,” “A la nanita nana,” “Portal de Belen,” and “Candelikas.” The kids are getting really good at memorizing the words and our volunteer soloist had no problem singing during this session. Once they were done singing the kids were able to decorate a skull mask with stickers and markers to wear for the rest of Día de los muertos. Many of the kids even stayed after the session had ended to finish their masterpieces. We look forward to the next session.



Video summary: http://youtu.be/vAOlm8TyLeM