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Reading about Egypt in Spanish in the Bilingual Homeschool

Reading about Egypt in Spanish

This is our second time since we started homeschooling that we are studying Egypt. This time we are going more in depth as everyone is a bit older and I think we can complete more projects from Susan Bauer’s Story of the World.

Listen to the Story of the World Vol. 1 CDs (in English)

Related Post: Activities to keep busy while reading books aloud (Morning Time / Morning Basket)

Like every subject in our bilingual homeschool, I try to provide as many resources we can in English and Spanish so that we can continue growing in our language skills while learning a subject we are interested in.

FREE Fun Printable: Teaching Geography in the Bilingual Dual Language Classroom or Homeschool Plus FREE Geography Signs Printable

 

Books about Egypt in Spanish for the Homeschool:

 

Egipcios / The Egyptians: Explora los secretos de la vida en el Antiguo Egipto (Spanish Edition) 

When you read this book, you will find that Tut will walk alongside you by the Nile River to tell you all the secrets of Egypt.

Diario de Pilar en Egipto (Spanish Edition)

Pilar, Breno, and their cat Samba are transported to Egypt on a magical carpet. They meet Tutankamon who teaches them about Ancient Egypt, the culture, and life way back when.

Quien fue el rey Tut?

The well-known series of Who Was? books is available in Spanish! Thanks to the fellow mom who shared that tip with me!

This book sounds like such a fun adventure! It’s the story of a boy who is given a key to a secret room where all kinds of maps are stored! Also he is given a mysterious necklace that will allow him to travel all around the world. This time he is traveling to Egypt with a dragon. Together they will go explore the pyramids! 

Los pendientes de Nefertiti: El jeroglífico mágico

This story is about discovering the tomb of Queen Nefertiti. Pitin, a young boy, goes on an adventure to discover the tomb.  It is also available for Kindle Unlimited. 

 

Hope this list is helpful to you!

Cuéntame, ¿ qué libros están leyendo en tu hogar?

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Free Printable Spanish Rhyming Words

freeSpanishRhymingPuzzles

 

Practice rhyming Spanish words to build phonemic awareness. In other words, to recognize similarities between words we hear. This will help in learning to read and write later on.  Plus kids enjoy thinking of new words (real or made up ones) that rhyme. Be prepare to laugh!!!

Children can naturally learn a new language from a young age when they learn to rhyme.  This is why I put together this printable that has more than 30 cards to print. Print them on cardstock and laminate for durability.  Then cut each card in the center (the orange dotted line) so that you can mix them up and find the matching pair. 

There are also books that have nursery rhymes and poems in Spanish through Amazon that are full of RICH RHYMES.

Recommended Spanish Rhyming Books and CDs

Diez Deditos and Other Play Rhymes and Action Songs from Latin America (Spanish Edition)Diez Deditos and Other Play Rhymes and Action Songs from Latin America (Spanish Edition)De Colores and Other Latin American Folksongs for Children (Anthology) (Spanish Edition)De Colores and Other Latin American Folksongs for Children (Anthology) (Spanish Edition)¡Pío Peep!: Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes (Spanish Edition)¡Pío Peep!: Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes (Spanish Edition)Pio Peep! Book and CDPio Peep! Book and CD

 

Why Use Rhyming to learn a language?

Reading and singing rhymes is a natural way to learn a language. Parents and grandparents often sing nursery rhymes because these have been passed from generation to generation. They usually have a nice ring to them, they flow, it’s like a song. Rhymes also teach culture, tradition, as well as language structure. 

Free Spanish Rhymes Printable 

List of Spanish Rhymes

queso – beso
niña – piña
botón – ratón
pato – gato
camión – avión
bota – pelota
manzana – ventana
oveja – abeja
cuna – luna
vestido – nido
rana – campana
anillo – martillo
tortuga – lechuga
olla – cebolla 
chaqueta – maleta
mano – piano
toro – loro
masa – casa
estrella – botella
ardilla – silla
bandera – escalera
corbata – piñata
maraca – vaca
jarro – tarro
cono – mono
mapa – papa
cartón – jabón

Download FREE Printable Spanish Rhymes Puzzles 

Here is the download for the FREE Printable Spanish Rhymes

Record the rhymes by writing them down on this Registro de palabras que riman. 

Registro de palabras que riman

Hasta la próxima! 

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Bilingual English and Spanish Unit Study on George Washington for President’s Day Dual Language

 

Dual Language Unit Study on George Washington (1)

This week we studied George Washington, the first President of the United States. While studying his life, we have also covered a few other subjects to create a bilingual – Dual Language unit in English and Spanish.

George Washington was a brave man and a leader. These are two qualities that our students can learn from studying his life.

Writing a Biography – Escribir una Biografía

Studying someone’s life is a perfect opportunity to introduce students to write their autobiography. They can talk about when they were born, show pictures, talk about who they are with their class.  Use adjectives (adjetivos) to describe personal characteristics. 

 

History – in English

We enjoyed reading this book from the Who Was series. It is so easy to read, complete with lots of facts and information on top events.

Who Was George Washington?Who Was George Washington?George Washington's BreakfastGeorge Washington’s Breakfast

Historia (in Spanish)

I really appreciate the comment in Instagram the other day that the Who Was series is also available in Spanish!!!! We will be picking it up from the library and read a chapter of it. I am already planning ways to include this series of books into other units.

¿Quién fue George Washington? (Who Was...?) (Spanish Edition)¿Quién fue George Washington? (Who Was…?) (Spanish Edition)

Writing / Escritura

Write Letters: We learned to date the letter, how to address it (Dear _______,), whereas in Spanish it is Querido(a) _______:

We wrote letters that included a few sentences and a question to ensure that we would get a letter back.

We also practiced writing our names in cursive to sign the letter off.

Dental Health – Salud Dental 

Did you know George Washington had terrible teeth? He only had 1 real tooth of his own!!! It is so important to teach our children from a young age to take good care of their teeth by being diligent in their cleaning.

Recommended Books to read in English about Dental Health

Just Going to the Dentist (Little Critter) (Golden Look-Look Books)Just Going to the Dentist (Little Critter) (Golden Look-Look Books)The Night Before the Tooth FairyThe Night Before the Tooth FairyThe Berenstain Bears Visit the DentistThe Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist

Recommended Books to read about Salud Dental in Spanish

Mis primeras rutinas. Cómo enseñar a tu cocodrilo a lavarse los dientes (Spanish Edition)Mis primeras rutinas. Cómo enseñar a tu cocodrilo a lavarse los dientes (Spanish Edition)Los Cocodrilos No Se Cepillan Los Dientes / Cocodriles Don't Brush Their Teeth (Spanish Edition)Los Cocodrilos No Se Cepillan Los Dientes / Cocodriles Don’t Brush Their Teeth (Spanish Edition)10 Pasos Para Tener Dientes Felices (Spanish Edition)10 Pasos Para Tener Dientes Felices (Spanish Edition)

Economics – Economía

  • Discuss the meaning of Importing and Exporting (importación y exportación).
  • Discuss what are taxes. 
  • Play selling and buying play food, paper, and other things with an added tax (impuesto) for each item. 

Paying Taxes (True Books)Paying Taxes (True Books)Lemonade For Sale (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Mathstart: Level 3 (Prebound))Lemonade For Sale (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Mathstart: Level 3 (Prebound))

Hope you were able to get some ideas for a Dual Language Unit Study on George Washington.

Cuéntame:

Let me know in the comments what ideas you have that could be included in this list. 

Hasta la próxima! 

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