Archive for September, 2012

Hispanic Heritage Month in Full Swing

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Every year we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month between September 15th and October 15th.

You may or may not know why the United States decided to pass a law marking this occasion.  I have two great ways for you to find out more about Hispanic Heritage Month.

  1. Follow this link and grab some cool information, ideas for weaving Hispanic Heritage Month into your classroom routine, and enter for a chance to win a $50 Boca Beth Backpack set full of bilingual songs for children and other bilingual education fun! 
  2. E-mail me directly at bocabeth@bocabeth.com and ask for my FREE 7 page fun file for the history of Hispanic Heritage Month and wonderful arts & craft ideas, cooking ideas and more to keep the Spanish learning fun going. 
Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!
Boca Beth

Win $50 of Boca Beth Bilingual Fun Products

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

It’s true!

Boca Beth Beginner Backpack

Not only will you enter for a chance to win this cool Boca Beth Beginner Backpack, you will also find all sorts of wonderful ideas for celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

Go here now: http://inspiredbyfamilymag.com/2012/09/18/hispanic-heritage-month-fiesta-crafts-recipes/

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Casual Greetings in Spanish and English

Friday, September 21st, 2012

This is one of my FAVORITE bilingual music videos we have made over the past 10 years of sharing our Boca Beth bilingual program for children to learn both English and Spanish.  It’s quirky, includes lots of children in the shots and helps kids of all ages learn some Spanish and English vocabulary.

Now try this for some more ways to greet your friends and family in Spanish (the lips don’t always match the  voice but still cute!):

Buenos Dias, Bebe! / Good Morning, Baby! (Soft-to-Touch Books) (Spanish and English Edition)This book can be found for only $1.24 USED on Amazon.com … order a bunch of bilingual children’s books at one time and save on shipping.

How about a cool bilingual laptop for that sweet little one in your life?  It seems like a very good price for this type of learning tool.  Bilingual education made fun!  Click here to learn more about it.

Hope the start to your traditional or homeschool academic school year is going fine / muy bien.  Stay tuned for more Boca Beth bilingual learning fun tips as we move through the end of 2012.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

 

How About Some Bilingual Fun This Week?

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

I never did show back up last week for a little more help with opposites in Spanish.  

Follow this link for some easy to read Spanish opposite help.

Enchanted Learning’s site has some great bilingual opposite fun ~ follow the link please.

Over at Kaboose.com you will find this game pretty fun for learning opposites in a second language.

Check out my web site’s page of free flashcards – many opposites can be found.

 

And for a little under $2 you can get this cute board book on Los opuestos / Opposites.

Opuestos (Opposites) (Spanish Edition)

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

 

Check out these kids – super enthusiastic about shouting out opposites in Spanish / español!

 

Kids Learn Opposites in Two Languages

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

More than 120 first graders learned their opposites in both English and Spanish using our Boca Beth bilingual song titled Opposites / Los opuestos.  Now you can learn even More Opposites / Más opuestos with our featured song and themed lesson fun for this week.

Find the suggested circle time activity to do with the more opposites song below:

This opposite song encourages lots of movement and bilingual learning. Sway dance is the dance of choice here with the chorus section – then the children act out the opposites as they are sung in English and Spanish. The children love acting out long & short, hot & cold, slow & fast and then open & closed. Lots of opportunities to sing, dance and play in this one.

Here are the words to our Boca Beth song where children learn about the shape of a star / estrella and more:

“More Shapes”

(sung to tune of “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow”)
Diamond is diamante

Diamond is diamante

Diamond is diamante

I know my shapes.
Diamante es diamond

Diamante es diamond

Diamante es diamond

Yo se mis formas.
Star is estrella

Star is estrella

Star is estrella

I know my shapes.


Estrella es star

Estrella es star

Estrella es star

Yo se mis formas.
Heart is corazón

Heart is corazón

Heart is corazón

I know my shapes.
Corazón es heart

Corazón es heart

Corazón es heart

Yo se mis formas.

See you later this week for more fun!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth