- Set up two, or three rows of desks according to the number of students in the class. There should be no more than three rows of 6. Any extra students are used as "referees".
- Have index cards with weather "pictures" on each desk in three sets of six equal pictures (one for each desk). All three first desks would have Hace calor, all three second desks would have Hace frio, all three third, Hace viento, all three fourth, Hace fresco, all three fifth Nieva, and all three sixth, Hace sol.
- Using puppets from the "Mira" story as mascots, each first student in seat number one gets a puppet (or stuffed animal). He or she then turns and passes the "mascot" to the second student in the row and asks, "Whatís the weather like?" (¿Que tiempo hace?). The second student looks at the index card on his desk and responds, hace frío, if the picture shows itís cold out. He or she then turns and passes the "mascot" to the third student in the row and also asks ¿Que tiempo hace?. The third student looks at the index card on his desk and responds, Hace viento, if the picture shows the wind blowing. This continues until the sixth, or last person, in each row is passed their "mascot" and has said his index card weather expression.
- The last student in the row runs to the first desk while everyone moves one back in the row. This continues until the original first student of each team sits at the original first desk in the row and his/her team shouts out, ¡Mira!
- The first row to shout ¡Mira! appropriately wins a designated amount of points (minus any points taken away by the "referees" for non-audible or inappropriate responses).
- The first team to reach 20-25 points is the champion.
Assessment: Observe the studentsí participation in the game. Are they asking the question, ¿Qué tiempo hace? and responding with complete sentences? Are they listening quietly or goofing around when itís not their turn?
Objectives: TLW be able to ask the question, "¿Qué tiempo hace?. TLW will correctly interpret and point to pictures of different types of weather in Spanish.
Languages In Use: ¿Que tiempo hace?, Nieva, Hace frío., Hace color., Hace fresco., Hace sol., Hace viento., Hace buen tiempo., Mira
Materials: Desks or chairs, index cards, 3 sets of 6 cards, each with the same pictures of 6 different weather expressions, 3 puppets or stuffed animals.
Communication 1.1: Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, in the TPR relay.
Communication 1.2: Students understand and interpret picture language about weather.
Connections 3.1: Students practice cooperative learning through their participation in the game.