A Trip to ‘The Farm’ (La Granja)

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Brookhaven Elementary School’s dual language program kindergarten students took a trip to “The Farm (La Granja),” an end-of-year bilingual play performed for parents and faculty on June 4 in the library. Under the direction of teachers Brenda Tejeda and Natalie Baeza, students assisted in creating the props and worked in groups to create the skits. 

Assigned group skits and dressed as various barnyard animals, the students read the poem “All Around the Barnyard,” where they met farm animals and described their purpose on the farm.  The kindergartners then performed the “Three Little Pigs” and a Mexican version of the “Little Red Hen” called “Mañana Iguana.” There was a skit called “Los Pollitos Dicen” about how hens take care of their chicks and “Josefina La Gallina” about a hen that goes crazy when she hears music. The delightful performance concluded with “The Farmer in the Dell” about a farmer’s various jobs on the farm.

During the school year, the students have been studying farm life. They created a farm corner in the classroom where they participated in purposeful play to help them learn important concepts. They even had the opportunity to visit a farm and met with a farmer and his animals.