This exciting lesson’s objective is the perfect tool to celebrate Grandparent’s Day in your classroom. You will be able to review colors, physical characteristics and adjectives. It is a great tool to have students describe their grandfather and grandmother physically, their personality and practice “Tiene” and “Es” statements. Instructions:
1) Distribute the worksheet called “Mis Abuelos” Ask students to attach a photo of their grandparents to the page for homework. Ask them to put their last name in the blank box underneath the picture.
2) Have students describe their grandmother and their grandfather using the writing prompt
3) Distribute the page “La Abuela” to the class.
a. Make sure they understand the body parts vocabulary. They just need to circle the correct answer.
b. Go over personality traits. Have students work with a partner and complete the page.
c. Go over favorite activities page. They can write five things their grandmother like to do in Spanish. Great chance to review AR/ER/IR verbs.
d. Ask them to put the names of their family members.
4) Students fill the “Mi Abuela” Writing Prompt. Ask them to put a small picture of them with their grandmother. They only need to copy statements they circled in the description page. The sentences have been pre written for them. Ask for ten statements. Collect both the Portrait page and the statements. Send them home as a gift to their grandmother. They will be amazed they can describe their grandmother. Great way to develop writing skills.
5) Repeat steps 3 and 4 with “El Abuelo”. Send statements home for the grandparents. Great for children whose grandparents are of Spanish origins. They will love to see their grandchildren writing about them.
6) Easy scoring. You can have students do a rough draft and collect it. You can grade it 2 points per sentence. (20 for La Abuela) and (20 for El Abuelo) = For a total of 40/40 points.