Who can use a little cheering up during a long cold, dark and dreary winter? These prewritten messages of a Greeting, Body and Closing come with simple instructions and an easy to design card-making activity. My students loved this activity and your students will look forward to it every December. The activity is designed to coordinate with the Christmas season as well as be a setup for a “Winter Friendship Greetings”. Students can send a little cheer to their classmates, friends, family or be designed as a leadership community service project for a retirement community. Get creative and spread “positive high-five” messages to anyone in town!
This project includes:
• 5 pages (150+ expressions) bilingual messages; Greetings, Body and Closings (all language learner levels)
• Teacher lesson suggestion options
• Suggested instructions and adaptations
• Section for adaptation for younger students or various cultures (formatted for document camera or smartboard)
• Student Instructions
• Student Instructions (formatted for document camera or smartboard)
• Scoring scale
Could you use an activity that gets around the tricky issues of students who do not celebrate holidays or “Saint’s Days”? Dozens of the lines can be adapted for a multi-culture classroom with winter cultural greetings and events other than Spanish speaking. How about an activity that can easily be adapted for younger students? There is a page formatted with simpler messages for children where they only use one or two sections and only to a friend or a family member so they have practice with the use of “tu”.
Essential Background Knowledge:
-Formal V.S. Informal
-Informal verb spellings using "tú"
Minor Background Knowledge:
-Gender and Number agreement
-Singular V.S. Plural
-Three parts of a letter; Greeting, Body and Closing
The "Christmas and Friendship Card Projects" can be used as a stand-alone activity. If you would like additional seasonal activities, please see my other related resources below. Maestra Mapache Creations has coordinated these collections of vocabulary, dialogues, worksheets and images to be your versatile tool for both verbal and written activities. Enrich your current curriculum units and put valuable time back in your hands.
These pages can also be utilized as teacher directed, cultural projects, in-class activities and homework assignments. With this product as well as all of Maestra Mapache's activities, you are receiving a multi-use product that will give you opportunity to reuse in new ways again and again. Thank you so much for visiting my store!
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