Friday, April 11, 2014

Brush Your Teeth

One of my teaching English mottos is “Learning with Fun”. A simple end of the term task can become a collaborative learning ESL activity... having lots of fun! And this is what I do with my students of grade 4.

As we are learning how to say the time in English, I choose the Song: Brush your teeth (Linda Adamson's version), just to have a little practice on “quarter to” and some routines (simple present).

With the help of my Language Assistants from the project “Sharing to Learn”, we plan to produce a simple video of this song.

First, children learnt the different “routines” of the song and then the decided how to mime them. It was a group decision to select the pairs to become the main characters of the videos. Then, in pairs, they discuss and collaboratively decide the different choreographies for each strophe (some TPR was required!). The rest of the group did the same for the chorus of the song.

Some children became the “video technicians”, one was the producer and another the director (jobs vocabulary!)

After recording the videos, we edited in one video (with Windows Movie Maker) and sync the music... And this is the result!

I know that the quality of the video and the music sync is not the best, but Easter Holidays were waiting for us and we hadn’t much time to do it better!

SWEET AND CHOCOLATE EASTER HOLIDAYS! 
HAVE FUN!

Brush your teeth from Enric Calvet on Vimeo.


When you wake up in the morning, and it's quarter to one
And you want to have a little fun
You brush your teeth, ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch
You brush your teeth, ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch

When you wake up in the morning, and it's quarter to two
And you want to find something to do
You brush your teeth, ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch
You brush your teeth, ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch

And when you wake up in the morning, and it's quarter to three
And your mind starts hummin' tweedle dee dee
You brush your teeth, ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch
You brush your teeth, ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch

When you wake up in the morning, and it's quarter to four
And you think you hear a knock on your door
You brush your teeth, ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch
You brush your teeth, ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch

When you wake up in the morning, and it's quarter to five
And you just can't wait to come alive
You brush your teeth, ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch
You brush your teeth, ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch

When you wake up in the morning, and it's quarter to six
And you want to have a plate of Weetabix
You brush your teeth, ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch
You brush your teeth, ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch
You brush your teeth, ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch

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