Voki Lesson Plans: Music and Math Lesson Plans

Voki Lesson Plans: Music and Math Lesson Plans

There’s a strong relationship with music and math. So how can you integrate some music theory into your math lesson? It’s easy! We prepared 3 great lesson plans to get your students excited about learning math and music.

Musical Fraction – In this lesson, students will learn how to add fraction using musical notes. Students will learn about the different types of musical notes (whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth note, and sixteenth note). They will learn how to add and subtract using musical notes. Students will have to create their own musical fractions to present to class.

Multiplication Songs This lesson will teach your students how to learn and memorize the multiplication table using songs. Students will sing along to songs that they are familiar with (i.e. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, etc.). They will create a Voki and record one multiplication song to share with the class.

Beat Patterns – Students will learn about patterns. They will learn what patterns are and how they can create their own patterns. Students will have to create their own patterns by clapping, stomping, snapping, etc. They will create a Voki to explain their patterns and why it is a pattern.

Remember: The grade level assigned to each lesson plan is not set in stone. You can use Voki lesson plans for a higher, or lower, grade than the one you teach. Feel free to customize the lesson plans to fit your needs. These Voki lesson plans can be adapted to fit your style or your students’ abilities!

Do you want to share your lesson plans with us? Send it to lessonplans@voki.com!

Until next time,

The Voki Team

Voki Lesson Plans: Eating Healthy Lesson Plans

Voki Lesson Plans: Eating Healthy Lesson Plans

Did you know that June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month? Fruits and vegetables are healthy and good for our bodies. In addition to exercising, eating healthy foods help us stay… well, HEALTHY! Developing a healthy eating habit should start from a young age. So, for the month of June, we have prepared 3 new healthy lesson plans to teach your students how to eat healthy.

Remember: The grade level assigned to each lesson plan is not set in stone. You can use Voki lesson plans for a higher, or lower, grade than the one you teach. Feel free to customize the lesson plans to fit your needs. These Voki lesson plans can be adapted to fit your style or your students’ abilities!

Fruits and Vegetables – In this lesson, students will learn about the health benefits of fruits and vegetables. They will understand the type of nutrients that fruits and vegetable provide and how it can help their body stay healthy. They will have a fruits and vegetable tasting test.

Food Pyramid – Students will learn about the food pyramid and the different food groups. They will identify the foods that belong in each part of the food pyramid. Students will learn how to place what they ate into the correct food groups. They will analyze and figure out which food groups they should eat more and which food groups they should eat less.

Healthy Snacks – This lesson will teach students how to identify what kind of snacks are healthy and unhealthy. They will learn that snacks are small portion of food that is eaten between regular meals. Students will record what kind of snacks they eat for 1 week and create a Voki to present it to their class.

We would love to know how you are using Voki in class! If you have a lesson plan that you want to share with us, send it to lessonplans@voki.com!

Until next time,
The Voki Team

Voki Lesson Plans: End of the School Year Lesson Plans

Voki Lesson Plans: End of the School Year Lesson Plans

Another school year is nearly complete. It can be hard to keep your students focused until the last day of school. But don’t worry! We have developed new lesson plans to keep your students focused and looking forward to summer and the new school year!

Remember:  You can use Voki lesson plans for a higher, or lower, grade than the one you teach. These Voki lesson plans can be adapted and customized to fit your unique style or your students’ abilities!

Summer Short Stories –   In this lesson, students will write a short story that will take place during the summer. They will learn about the elements of a short story and pick a story topic to write about. Students will learn to edit and revise their stories. They will create a Voki to present their final story.

 

Letter to Your Next Teacher – Students will learn about the parts of a letter and how to write a letter. They will write a letter to their teacher for the following year. Students will introduce themselves and talk about their favorite hobbies, books, and subjects. They will be required to create and send a Voki to themselves and to their parents.

 

Summer Book Talk – In this lesson, students will pick a book of their choice. They will be required to do a book talk. In the book talk, students will be giving an overview of the book, explain their favorite part, and read a short passage from the book. They will be required to create a Voki to read a short passage from the book.

Have a lesson plan that you want to share with us? Send it to lessonplans@voki.com!

Until next time,

The Voki Team

Voki Lesson Plans: Lunar New Year Lesson Plans

Voki Lesson Plans: Lunar New Year Lesson Plans

Lunar New Year is coming up! Lunar New Year is a very important holiday in Asia. To celebrate this upcoming holiday in Asia, we have prepared 3 new Lunar New Year lesson plans on Korea, China, and Vietnam.

 

Remember:  You can use Voki lesson plans for a higher, or lower, grade than the one you teach. These Voki lesson plans can be adapted and customized to fit your unique style or your students’ abilities!

Chinese New Year –   Students will learn about the legend behind Chinese New Year and the 12 animal zodiacs. They will look into the customs and traditions of Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated. Students will learn Chinese New Year greetings. They will create a Voki to compare and contrast New Year and Chinese New Year.

 

Korean New Year (Seollal) This lesson will teach students the Koreans celebrate Lunar New Year. They will learn about traditional New Year’s food and how to play a traditional New Year’s game. Students will learn how to wish others Happy New Year in Korean.

 

Vietnamese New Year (Tet) – In this lesson, students will learn how the Chinese influenced Vietnamese culture. They will learn about the preparations before and during Tet. They will compare and contrast Vietnamese New Year (Tet) with their own holidays and holiday traditions. Students will split up into groups to research on 3 different aspects of Tet.

If you have a lesson plan that you want to share with us, send it to lessonplans@voki.com!

恭喜發財!

새해복많이 받으세요!

Chúc Mừng Nǎm Mới!

The Voki Team

Voki Lesson Plans: ESL/ELL Lesson Plans

Voki Lesson Plans: ESL/ELL Lesson Plans

Happy New Year everyone!

Let’s ring in the New Year with new Voki lesson plans! We have prepared 3 new ESL/ELL lesson plans for non-English speakers!  Your students will enjoy learning about idioms, heteronyms, and writing about current events.

Idioms (Intermediate) – In this lesson, students will learn what idioms are and some of the most common idioms used in the United States.  Idiom is an expression that means something other than the literal meanings of its individual words. The class will discuss the different idioms they have heard in the past. This lesson allows students to understand the proper usage of idioms and their meanings.  Students will create their own Voki using the idioms taught.

 

Heteronyms (Beginner) – This lesson plan will teach students what heteronyms are and the different heteronym used. Heteronyms are words that are spelled the same but have different pronunciation and meaning.  Students will discuss about the different heteronym used and the definition of each words.  They will be required to create a Voki using at least 5 different pairs of heteronyms in sentences.

 

Current Events (Intermediate) – Students will pick out an interesting news article to read. They will learn how to summarize the article, describe the article, and write about how they feel about the article. Students will be required to create a Voki presenting their article.

 

Remember: The grade level assigned to each lesson plan is not set in stone. You can use Voki lesson plans for a higher, or lower, grade than the one you teach. Feel free to customize the lesson plans to fit your needs. These Voki lesson plans can be adapted to fit your style or your students’ abilities!

Do you have lesson plan ideas that you want to share with us? Send it to us at lessonplans@voki.com!

Until Next Time,

The Voki Team

Voki Lesson Plans: Latin America Lesson Plans in Spanish and Portuguese

Voki Lesson Plans: Latin America Lesson Plans in Spanish and Portuguese

Are you thinking about vacation already? Well, this month’s lesson plan theme brings you and your students to three beautiful countries in Latin America.  These three new lesson plans will let your students explore the exotic culture, unique geography, and famous landmarks of Argentina, Colombia, and Brazil. Best of all, these lesson plans are translated into Spanish and Portuguese for our Voki users in Latin America!

¿Estás pensando en vacaciones ya? Bueno, el tema de este mes de planificación de clase trae a usted y a sus alumnos a tres hermosos países de América Latina. Estos tres nuevos planes de clase le permitirá a sus alumnos  explorar la exótica cultura, geografía única, y lugares de interés turístico de la Argentina, Colombia y Brasil. Lo mejor de todo es que estas lecciones son traducidos al español y al portugués para nuestros usuarios Voki en América Latina!

Você já está pensando em férias? Bem, o temado plano de aula deste mês traz para você e seus alunos  três bonitos países da América Latina. Estes três novos planos de aula vão deixar seus alunos explorar a cultura exótica, geografia única, e monumentos famosos da Argentina, Colômbia e Brasil. O melhor de tudo, estes planos de aula são traduzidos para o Espanhol e o Português para os nossos usuários Voki na América Latina!

 
Argentina Weather Forecast (Spanish) – In this lesson, students will learn about the geography and climate of Argentina. They will learn about the different regions within Argentina and the various types of weather in each region. Students will be assigned to a region to write a brief weather forecast. They will be required to create a Voki to practice their public speaking.

Pronóstico del Tiempo en Argentina (Español) – En esta clase, los alumnos aprenderán acerca de la geografía y el clima de Argentina. Ellos van a aprender acerca de las diferentes regiones de Argentina y los distintos tipos de clima de cada región. Los estudiantes serán asignados a una región para escribir una previsión del tiempo breve. Se les exigirá crear un Voki para practicar su discurso público.

Previsão do Tempo para a Argentina (Espanhol) – Nesta aula, os alunos irão aprender sobre a geografia e clima da Argentina. Eles vão aprender sobre as diferentes regiões da Argentina e os vários tipos de clima de cada região. Os alunos serão atribuídos a uma região para escrever uma breve previsão do tempo. Eles serão obrigados a criar um Voki para praticar a sua oratória.

 

Colombian Culture (Spanish) – Students will explore the different aspects of Colombian culture, customs, and traditions. Students will be assigned to one of the Colombian culture. They will create a Voki presenting their findings and what they found interesting.

Cultura Colombiana (Español) – Los estudiantes explorarán los diferentes aspectos de la cultura colombiana, sus costumbres y tradiciones. Los estudiantes serán asignados a un aspecto de la cultura colombiana. Se creará un Voki para presentar sus hallazgos y lo que encuentren interesante.

Cultura Colombiana (Espanhol) – Os alunos irão explorar os diferentes aspectos da cultura colombiana, costumes e tradições. Os alunos serão atribuídos para um aspecto da cultura colombiana. Eles vão criar um Voki para apresentar seus resultados e o que acharam interessante.

 

Brazil Expedition (Portuguese) – This lesson will take your students on an expedition around Brazil. Students will learn new vocabulary words and the five different regions in Brazil. Students will be separated into groups for a six day expedition in one of the regions. Each student will be responsible for one Voki log.

Expedición Brasil (Portugués) – Esta clase  llevará a sus alumnos en una expedición por todo Brasil. Los alumnos aprenderán un nuevo vocabulario y las cinco regiones de Brasil. Los alumnos se dividirán en grupos para una expedición de seis días en una de las regiones. Cada alumno será responsable de un registro Voki.

Expedição Brasil (Português) – Esta lição vai levar seus alunos em uma expedição pelo Brasil. Os alunos vão aprender novas palavras e as cinco diferentes regiões no Brasil. Os alunos serão separados em grupos de uma expedição de seis dias, em uma das regiões. Cada aluno será responsável por um registro Voki.

 

Remember:  You can use Voki lesson plans for a higher, or lower, grade than the one you teach. These Voki lesson plans can be adapted and customized to fit your unique style or your students’ abilities!

 

Recuerde:Usted puede utilizar la Planificación de Clase Voki para un grado superior, o inferior, a la que enseñe. Estos planes de estudio Voki se pueden adaptar y personalizar para adaptarse a su estilo único o habilidades de sus alumnos!

Lembre-se: Você pode usar os Planos de Aula Voki para um grau superior, ou inferior, do que aquele que você ensina. Esses Planos de Aula Voki podeM ser adaptado e personalizado para adaptar-se ao seu estilo único ou habilidades dos seus alunos!

 
Have a fun lesson plan that you want to share with us? Send it to lessonplans@voki.com!

Tiens un plan de clase divertida que quieras compartir con nosotros? Envíalo a lessonplans@voki.com!

Você tem um divertido Plano de Aula que você deseja compartilhar com a gente? Envie ele para lessonplans@voki.com!
 
Until Next Time,                         Hasta la próxima,                         Até a próxima,

The Voki Team                            El equipo de Voki                         A Equipe Voki

Voki Lesson Plans: Lessons in Music, Rhythm, and Rhyme

Voki Lesson Plans: Lessons in Music, Rhythm, and Rhyme

Tra la la! Summertime is near and we bet you and your students hear the summer breeze beckoning you like a song. This May, indulge in that spirit of music and have fun with rhythm and rhyme!

We have developed three music lesson plans that will get you and your students to use imagination and timing to create fun and interactive musical atmospheres. Your class will be able to think about what they will learn in the future by singing a fun song, make up lyrics that rhyme, sing with enthusiasm and learn how to describe music with emotion words!

Sing Out Loud and Learn (Music, Kindergarten) – Students start their school year with a song that talks about all of the new things they will learn in kindergarten. After learning the song and singing it out loud together, students will create a Voki that talks about the things they hope to learn. This activity will help students think about abstract ideas and will be fun to revisit at the end of the year with students and parents.

Down By the Bay (Music, 1st Grade) – Down by the Bay will introduce students to melody, rhythm and rhyming lyrics. Students will learn about singing expressively with their own voice and using tone and pitch to give words emotion and dramatic appeal. Students will create Vokis that sing Down by the Bay with their own made-up lyric.

Describing Music with Emotion Words (Music, 2nd Grade) – Students will develop an understanding of the emotional characteristics of music by learning and using new music vocabulary. The vocabulary includes adjectives that will help students visualize sound and better relate to the music on an emotional level. Students will create Vokis that describe their favorite songs with their new vocabulary.

Singing out loud together in class is an engaging activity that will bring out the best of your class. These interactive singing activities were created to improve students understanding of musical concepts and to boost the happiness level of each class. So stop talking and get singing!

Check out more ways to teach with Voki by visiting our Lesson Plan Page. And if you would like to contribute a lesson plan, please send us an email to lessonplans@voki.com.

Until Next Time,

The Voki Team