IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD

This week in the MLC we‘ve started a new unit, and it’s all about food! We are having lots of fun learning about fruit, vegetables and many different types of food. We ‘re also reading stories , playing games and acting out our very own restaurant inside the classroom. Here are the lyrics and the link to one action song about bananas that we have been enjoying this week. Ask your kids to sing it with you!

Bananas unite (hands together above your head- say it loudly)
Peel Bananas, peel peel bananas (move one hand down at a time, like peeling a banana)
Chop Bananas, chop chop bananas (hands in front, as if you were chopping bananas)
Mash Bananas, mash mash bananas (hands in front, as if you were mashing bananas)
Mix bananas, mix mix bananas ( hands in front as if you are mixing bananas)
Eat Bananas, eat eat bananas (in a very quiet voice, pretend to eat bananas and then PAUSE for complete silence).
Go bananas, Go go bananas (REALLY LOUDLY, go bananas, go crazy!)

One of the activities that kids enjoy most in the MLC is using our SMART boards to play interactive games. There are lots of excellent language-learning websites to choose from. Below is a small selection of online activities which you can do with your kids, which are both educational and fun!

Children can review vocabulary learned in class with these fun games. http://www.digitaldialects.com/English/Fruit.htm , http://www.digitaldialects.com/English/Food_audio.htm ( make sure you choose the audio-only version), and they can even practice shopping at an English supermarket. http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/fun-games/trolley-dash

If you visit this cbeebies website, you can see these easy to follow recipes specially designed for cooking with small children. There is even an online cookery game which you can do before making the recipes with your kids. http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/i-can-cook/games

Have fun!

Carnival

CARNIVAL

A lo largo de las dos semanas anteriores hemos trabajado el carnaval y todo lo que le rodea: personajes, prendas de ropa, instrumentos musicales, canciones…

El carnaval es una fiesta que les encanta a los niños porque les da la posibilidad de meterse en la piel de sus personajes favoritos. Hemos disfrutado imitando a piratas, príncipes y princesas pero también nos hemos convertido en gatos, perros, y otros animales.

Realizamos la representación teatral de la obra “Los músicos de Bremen” con la que aprendieron los diferentes instrumentos musicales. El teatro es una forma estupenda de mejorar sus competencias lingüísticas de una forma lúdica. (Pueden ver el vídeo del cuento en el siguiente enlace: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ4rMfPsmO8)

Y para convertir este acontecimiento en la fiesta que se merecía nuestros niños realizaron diversos juegos dinámicos y TPR.

A continuación les mostramos una parte de nuestra gran actuación teatral:

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The last two weeks we have been working on carnival and everything related to it such as characters, clothes, musical instruments, songs, etc.

Children love carnival because they have the chance of dressing up and becoming whatever they like. We all have enjoyed being pirates, princess and princesses for the day. We also played the roles of cats, dogs and lots of different animals in the MLC.

We have role played the story of “The Bremen Town Musicians” and children learnt the different musical instruments. Theatre is a wonderful way to improve their linguistic abilities in a fun way. (You can watch the video of the story on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ4rMfPsmO8).

To convert this activity into a party that the children enjoy, they played fun dynamic games and lots of TPR!

St. Valentine´s Day

Saint Valentine’s day

En MLC hacemos muchos juegos y cantamos muchas canciones en inglés. Consideramos muy importantes los valores de la amistad y el amor, por eso queremos fomentarlos aprovechando este día tan especial.

Hemos aprendido palabras como amor, abrazo, beso y te quiero. También hemos disfrutado haciendo juegos y manualidades de San Valentín y hemos aprendido canciones nuevas (Barney – I Love You, Love You Song For Kids-Valentine’s DaySong, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day) En MLC el inglés ¡es diversión!

At MLC we play many games and sing many songs in English. We consider friendship and love very important values, so we want to promote them and make the most of this special day.

We have learned words such as love, hug, kiss and I love you. We also played St. Valentine’s games, made crafts and learned new songs (Barney – I Love You, Love You Song For Kids-Valentine ‘s DaySong, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day) At MLC English is fun!

Do you like singing? We love it.

We, as the teachers of the kids’ club, believe that songs are the key to successful language teaching for young children. It is more fun and it makes it easier to capture their attention and interest.

These are some of the songs that we have sung and that we are singing and dancing in the English Kids Club.

HELLO SONG

Hello (child’s name) how are you?

Hello (child’s name) how are you?

Hello (child’s name) how are you?

How are you today?

GOODBYE SONG

Clap your hands
Spin around
Jump up high
Ok!
Clap your hands
Sit down
Stand up
1,2,3,4

Goodbye, goodbye, see you again
Goodbye, goodbye, see you my friends
Goodbye, goodbye, I had fun today
I had fun today

Stomp your feet
Shake your body
Stand still
Ok!
Stomp your feet
Turn left
Turn right
1,2,3,4

Goodbye, goodbye, see you again
Goodbye, goodbye, see you my friends
Goodbye, goodbye, I had fun today
I had fun today, I had fun today
I had fun today
Goodbye!

SHAKE YOUR HEAD

Shake, Shake, shake your head.  Shake your head like me.

Shake, Shake, shake your head.  Shake your head like me.

Wave your arms

Pat your tummy

Tap your legs

Stamp your feet

I HAVE TWO EYES

I have two eyes, blink, blink, blink!

I have two eyes, blink, blink, blink!

I have two ears, shhh, shhh, shhh!

I have two ears, shhh, shhh, shhh!

I have a mouth, yum, yum, yum!

I have a mouth, yum, yum, yum!

I have a nose, aaatchooo!

STAND UP, SIT DOWN!

Stand up, sit down, clap your hands,

Stand up, jump and turn around,

Touch your hear and touch your toes,

Put one finger on your nose,

Stretch up high count one, two, three,

Sit down again hands on one knee.

 Las profesoras del Kids’ Club creemos que las canciones son la clave del éxito a la hora de enseñar un idioma a niños pequeños. Es más divertido y más sencillo llamar su atención e interés.

Estas son algunas de las canciones que hemos y estamos cantando y bailando en nuestro club.