Tuesday, December 17, 2013

SOLS A fun new ritual

It is Tuesday and this is a "Slice of Life" (SOLS) for Two Writing Teachers.  Check out their website for lots more reflections on teaching.

This is a really small slice - I am borrowing my husband's computer, because mine is being repaired. (An unfortunate accident with absolute consequences - I spilled my tea on the keyboard....) I didn't want to miss the Tuesday slice though!!


We have a new ritual in the Big Cats this year - read-alouds in both English and Spanish. My Teaching Resident (Melissa) is bilingual...plus there are oh so many great picture books that are available in both English and Spanish.

Today we read Mo Willems' Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
(No Dejes Que la Paloma Conduzca el Autobus!)

This is such a fun book by Mo Willems. Both Melissa and I got such a kick out of the children yelling "NO!!" every time the pigeon tried to talk them into letting him drive the bus - whether he made his demands in English or Spanish! Very, very cute!

We read these familiar books with lots of dramatic flair - trying hard to mirror each others intonation, in both languages. The children are riveted by these bilingual read-alouds.

1 comment:

  1. Marvelous idea-I will certainly pass it on to our primary Spanish teacher, Maureen. Hope you have a very happy holiday with your family!