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The Colors of July July 31, 2012

Posted by americanex in Uncategorized.

July fun with colors!

Last Friday morning, July 27, 2012, we had an activity about the English words for colors.  The children were learning and practicing these words in English and I was learning the colors in Russian.  The children are better at this than I am, and it is a lot of fun for them when I make a mistake.  Of course, the hardest part of learning a new language is to speak.  It is important to be willing to make mistakes, even if others laugh at you, so I do not mind.

Colors are fun to learn because everything has a color.  We played games with fruits and their colors, and with vegetables and their colors.  The week before we had learned fruits and vegetables so this was a chance to practice these words again.  Then we asked the children to tell the colors of their clothes.  Summer clothes in Ukraine and in America are very colorful, so there were lots of good colors to name.  In both countries, pink and purple are favorites for girls of all ages.  English words with two “p’s” like purple and pumpkin are hard to say, so these are good words to practice at home.  Boys seem to like red and orange.

Another fun part of learning colors is using crayons, so we did a coloring activity.  The children had to read the color words and then pick the correct crayons to finish their color palatte.  All of the children did very well with this and had a lot of fun.

Summer fun will continue on Friday at 10:00AM in the Window on America Room.  This week we will have a special guest from America and we will talk about sports in honor of the Olympics.  Ukraine already has some medals so keep watching the Olympics and come visit us at the library on Friday morning, and tell us how many medals Ukraine has won by then.



1. Виктория П - August 2, 2012

And my favorite July colors are green leaves and blue sky. And the color of clear sea water 😉

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