This is the twelfth story in the "Había una vez - Year 1" curriculum. It directly follows El pirata y el mono.
If you are not following this curriculum, you can teach "Elefante va a la escuela" as a stand-alone story.
I created this story for students in an elementary FLES program. It will work best with students from preschool through second grade.
In this story, Elefante is too big to go to school on a bus, in a car, or in a helicopter. How does Elefante get to school? He flies! He is a superhero!
This bundle includes:
• Elefante va a la escuela - picture story
• Teacher's guide
• Printable student version
• Vocabulary handout
• Story cards
• Game cards
• 2 Counting cards
• Vocabulary posters
• Handout showing the numbers 1-20 in Spanish
• Number practice worksheets
• 1 cut-and-paste worksheet for younger students
• 3 worksheets for older students (with a full answer key)
• Transportation poll
• Classroom library story - Súper Elefante
Complete list of units in the "Había una vez - Year 1" Curriculum:
• Unit 1: La familia
• Unit 2: La familia de galletas
• Unit 3: Chocolate
• Unit 4: Gatos, gatos
• Unit 5: Los tres osos
• Unit 6: Los monstruos
• Unit 7: Diego está enfermo
• Unit 8: Pobre Enzo
• Unit 9: Cinco ratoncitos
• Unit 10: La Caperucita Roja
• Thanksgiving Mini-Unit: El pavo de muchos colores
• Unit 11: El pirata y el mono
• Unit 12: Elefante va a la escuela
• Unit 13: La lechuza
• Unit 14: El muñeco de nieve
When I am reading the story to the whole class, I project it on a Promethean Board from my computer (many PDF viewing programs have the option to view PDF files as full page or as a slideshow). I also print out several copies, laminate them, and keep them as part of our classroom library. If students finish their work early, they can go to the library and check out a book. I also incorporate regular reading time in our class periods so all students can review the stories we have already learned.
NOTE: This story is sold in PDF format. I have received some requests to put these stories in PowerPoint format. However, many of the artists who create educational clipart specify that the clipart must be locked down in a PDF file, as this secures the file images. Some PDF viewing programs have the option to "view as slideshow", which looks very similar to a PowerPoint presentation. Other programs have the option to view as full screen or full page. This is how I use the PDF files in my class.