The selfie is everywhere. Even I have taken a few and I am the ugliest guy in the world and don’t much like looking at myself.
BUT selfies are loads of fun especially when the kids come up with them. So how do we do selfietalk?
a. Get the kids to take a selfie. Ideally, this will be taken somewhere there’s background that’s identifiable, and also ideally there will be two students from class in it. Oh and it’s gotta be appropriate.
b. They email you the selfie.
c. Project it, and then Picturetalk it. You make statements, and ask questions about it, and here, you ask the person(s) in the selfie to talk (in first person) about what was happening.
So the other day the foods teacher was teaching pancake-making to her grade 8s and brought me a plate of pancakes. I couldn’t eat ’em but Neha– who had rolled out of bed late and had forgotten to eat breakfast WAS ALL OVER THESE and her pal took a photo which got sent to me.
So here’s some sample Q&A about the photo that I did:
Who’s eating? –Neha is eating.
What is Neha eating? –She is eating pancakes.
What is Neha wearing? –She is wearing a bunny hug.
Is her bunny hug blue or black? –Her bunny hug is blue
Is Drake or Neha eating pancakes? — Neha is eating pancakes. Drake is not eating pancakes.
Then, I asked Neha some questions:
Did you like the pancakes? — Yes I liked the pancakes
Why did you like the pancakes? — I liked the panckaes bc they were delicious.
What were you eating? –I was eating pancakes.
Was SpongeBob eating pancakes? — No, *I* was eating pancakes.
That evening I made a crude meme out of this with a simple sentence (“I like pancakes a lot”)
The next day, we spent a few minutes talking about the photo. The cool thing here: the photo and Spanish were 100% comprehensible, and the writing 100% supported the picture. I was able to ask the kids questions like ¿te gustan los pancqueques? and ¿te gustan los panqueques un poquito, o te gustan mucho? (do you like pancakes, and do you like panckaes a bit or a lot?) and they could easily answer from reading.
The question reads “why are they happy?” and of course this is tailor-made for Sr Stolz to make fun of himself and the kids to go AWWWWWIEEE at Max.