A ILAP for Kindergarten - Grade 3
Our unit will connect with the different disciplines.
|MATH- measuring for cooking, graphing favorite food and using money for purchasing food||READING- Children's literature about Mexico or from Mexico.|
|SPANISH - Spanish words for food, songs sung in Spanish, Spanish/English computer program||SCIENCE - nutrition, volcanoes|
|ART - piņata, maracas and decoration for celebration||COMPUTER - Spanish program and menu design|
|MUSIC- listening to Mexican music, use of maracas, and Mexican dance||GEOGRAPHY - find Mexico on the globe and talk about the climate and growing conditions|
PREPARATION FOR THE FIESTA
Find Mexico on the globe.
What is Mexico's climate, language, agriculture, foods?
What is a fiesta? What foods do they eat? What else is part of a fiesta? Music? Games?
Activities included in the two week Fiesta Unit
Plan menu - look through recipes and decide as a class what we would
like to try.
Make grocery list - talk about amount needed and cost
Listen to Mexican music and choose some favorites for our fiesta
Learn the Mexican hat dance
Learn Mexican songs
Research Mexican games and activities and discuss which would we be able to try at our fiesta.
Plan decorations - using colors and style of Mexican parties
Make and decorate pinata, masks and maracas
Learn Spanish words for foods and words associated with meal ( please pass, I'm hungry ,etc.)
Practice Spanish words using a commercial computer program
Plan a schedule for the fiesta day with time for food preparation, games, cleanup, etc.
Share children's stories about and from Mexico
Day of the fiesta
Set and arrange table
Enjoy eating together
Music and dancing
Games and pinata
Group discussion of fiesta
Graph favorite food
Individually write and/or draw memories of fiesta
Make a group board with children's writing, artwork and photos
Teacher scans children's work and photos to design a web page