Each day I do the following:
- my stick-drawer (job) draws a stick with a name at random and I describe what the person is wearing to the class (including colors afterwards to describe)
- I recently started asking that person to stand up; not sure I would feel comfortable doing this depending on the class, but my students this year know I am not there to make fun of them and so far have been great sports. I don't talk about them for more than 30 seconds to a minute anyways.
- Then ask about the words up there that I have pre-determined and ask if anyone is wearing a certain thing.
- Could ask a follow up question, what store did you buy that in ? (need to "cover" preterite this year... but that's actually an interesting question if you want to know!)
I know it's nothing earth-shattering. But I feel like it is going about as well as I expected.
Today I gave them a warm up where they were supposed to match the clothing words to the English counterpart and they did just fine.
So I am glad that this frees me up for teaching with stories and other things I enjoy in the rest of class and I can incorporate the clothing as needed.
Here's the template if you wanted to use something similar.
I don't change it every day, but might change the color of the socks, shoes, shirts, etc.