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Friday, January 4, 2013

Flannel Friday - Froggy se viste

I'm sure it's been shared in multiple variations before, but with the cold and snow finally arriving here in Kentucky, I wanted to share my flannelboard version of Froggy Gets Dressed, also available in Spanish as Froggy se viste, by Jonathan London.  If you haven't shared this tale on the flannelboard before, go for it!  Especially if you are working with preschool, or even young school age kids.  This story may even be a great fit for early elementary Spanish teachers to consider including in the classroom to reinforce clothing vocabulary.  And, it's guaranteed to get some giggles!

Before I move on to the flannel, though, I'd like to quickly share that there is still time to register for my upcoming online course, Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca, being offered by the Library of Virginia.  I am SO thrilled to finally be teaching this class!  Bilingual folks will find new songs, stories, online resources, and pre-made plans they can use to enhance their programs.  However, this class is for librarians who don't speak Spanish too!  Many resources and techniques are included for making English storytime programs more inclusive of Latino culture and the Spanish language.  I even share some flannelboard patterns and video demonstrations!  There is a pre-requisite for the course, but I will consider waiving it for students who already have experience providing outreach to Latino and Spanish-speaking communities.  If you are interested, please click the link above for full registration information and more details about the course itself.  Now, on to Froggy!


Most people are probably already familiar with this story of a little Frog who wakes up early to find snow on the ground.  He wants to go play, but each time he goes outside, his mom calls his name to let him know he's forgotten a crucial item of clothing.  There is a lot of repetition in the story, and the kids can join in predicting what may happen next.  Here are some of the key words in Spanish: snow/la nieve, frog/la rana, winter/el invierno, socks/las medias, boots/las botas, hat/la gorra, scarf/la bufanda, gloves/los guantes, pants/los pantalones, shirt/la camisa, jacket/la chaqueta, and underwear/la ropa interior.

As always, here is a PDF of the flannelboard which you can download and print to use as a pattern to make creating your own version of this story even easier.  Happy flanneling!  ¡Disfruten el cuento!

2 comments:

Miss Tara said...

I just made the same "flannel" printing out a pattern and laminating it. Your flannel is way awesomer... as it is a REAL flannel. I plan on remaking mine sometime before next year. Nice work!

Katie said...

Thanks Miss Tara!