Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Scarecrow


There is a competition  in Auckland to build a scarecrow. I teach adult ESOL students and they enjoy doing the activities.


"The Jingle Jangle Scarecrow"       Dingle Dangle
When all the cows were sleeping
 and the sun has gone to bed
Up jumped a scarecrow
and shouted very LOUD!
"I'm a Jingle Jangle scarecrow     ( Dingle Dangle)
 with a flippy floppy hat.
 I can shake my arms like this!
 And shake my feet like that!"

When all the hens were the roosting
And the moon has gone to bed
Up jumped a scarecrow
and shouted very LOUD!
"I'm a Jingle Jangle scarecrow      (Dingle Dangle)
 with a flippy floppy hat.
 I can shake my arms like this!
 And shake my feet like that!"

1: The students drew posters of a farm with fruit trees and vegetables. I showed them photos of my apple and fig trees that had fruits eaten by birds. The children added animals on the far,

2: The students acted out as scarecrows.
choosing different farm animals, the student changed the song ,"when all the cows"  to the particular animal.

3: Two-word alliteration. Learning the vowels AEIOU and the Consonants. We used the first letter of the students name, in case of a vowel, eg, Eric, we used the second letter.
Changing Jingle Jangle, we sang  
Fiona: Fingle Fangle
Sam  : Single Sangle
Eric   : Ringle Rangle
Sound silly, but the students loved it.


4: We made a giant 2 dimensional scarecrow. Different children made different parts. I used split pins to attach the limbs , head and hat so they "Jingle jangle"


5: For Mothers Day, the students made their own scarecrow with one limb of their choice that
jingle jangle" 


 6: We wrote our own song:
 
It is 10 sleeps to Christmas,
The plums on the tree are getting ripe.
The birds fly to the white fence,
And chirp to themselves,
I am going for that red plum,
That very yummy plum.
I am going for that red plum,
That very yummy plum.





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5 comments:

Lina Gustina said...

The first scarecrow is cute :)

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wenn said...

that's fun..

Louis la Vache said...

AH! «Louis» thanks you for posting these fine photos of his bovine relatives!

While we are on the subject of COWS....

;-D

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Very interesting...over here...scarecrows are just pieces of plastic flying from a line...or old clothes e.g. baju kurong or t-shirt hanging from branches of the trees..they are usually stuck to a bamboo pole...

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Oh yeah..nothing to crow about...LOL