This past week in Spanish 1, we finally got to do my “Roll & Draw Your Own Alebrije” activity. For me, it was one of my most anticipated lessons of October. I am fascinated with the wonderful creations that my students designed! Plus, they had so much fun! Take a look at a few of them 🙂
I was able to create this clipart from their drawings (which is actually VERY easy to do in Microsoft Paint 3D). I was able to display a lot of them in the hallway before I left school on Friday! Since we don’t have display boards in the hallways, I took advantage of these doors that lead to the electrical supplies. I think it turned out great!!
In addition to creating these wonderful creatures, students also showed off their Spanish skills by writing a short paragraph about their creature. Here is how one student described her alebrije:
Wow! No doubt, we need to work some more on word order (and we haven’t covered me gustan….only me gusta thus far). But I think this is impressive for a rough draft! Here is another one 🙂
So, did you teach about alebrijes (and the real alebrijes, opposed to the Disney versions) in your classes this year? Leave a comment and let me know!
If you want to check out my Roll & Draw resource, you can click the image below.