The Goodees Blog

Who speaks FRENCH and says, AU REVOIR ? 

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Who speaks SPANISH and says, ADIOS?

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Who speaks ENGLISH and says, GOOD-BYE?

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Who speaks MANDARIN and says, ZAI JIAN?

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goodee pics 004PePe: “Bonjour, Wollie. Do you want to paint with me?”

goodee pics 011  Wollie: “No.”

goodee pics 004  PePe: “Why not?”

goodee pics 011  Wollie:” I am going to visit my nana.”

goodee pics 004  PePe: “Okay then, au revoir.”

goodee pics 011Wollie: “Well, aren’t you going to say good-bye to me?” 

goodee pics 004PePe: “I just did. Au revoir means good-bye in French.”  

goodee pics 011  Wollie: “Oooh.”

scan002  Alex: “Hola, Wollie. Do you want to play hide-and-seek with me?”

goodee pics 011  Wollie: “No. I’m going to visit my nana.”

scan002  Alex: “Okay, adios.”

goodee pics 011  Wollie: “Well, aren’t you going to say good-bye to me?”

scan002  Alex: “I just did! Adios means good-bye in Spanish.”

goodee pics 011  Wollie: “Ooh.”

goodee pics 005  Stuie: Ni hao, Wollie. I’m going to play chinese checkers. Do you want to play with me?

goodee pics 011  Wollie: “I wish I could, but I’m going to visit my nana.”

goodee pics 005  Stuie: “Okay, Zai Jian.”

goodee pics 011  Wollie: “Wait. Did you just say good-bye to me in Mandarin?”

goodee pics 005  Stuie: “Uhhh, yes.”

goodee pics 011  Wollie: “Well, au revoir, adios, and good-bye to you, too.”

 

How do we say “good-bye” in Spanish?

Au revoir,  Adios, Zai Jian, or See You Next Time

 

How do we say “good-bye” in French?

See You later Alligator, Au revoir,  Adios, or Zai Jian

 

How do we say “good-bye” in Mandarin?

 Adios, Au revoir, See You Next Time, or Zai Jian

 

Practice saying hello and good-bye in the four languages with your little learner.  Each day greet them and say good-bye to them in each language with hand gestures to help reinforce what each word means. 

When I look in the mirror, what do I see? I see two eyes, one nose, two ears, one mouth and crazy hair staring back at me.  We use our eyes to see, ears to hear, mouth to taste, and our nose to smell.  See if you can locate the different parts of the face for each of The Goodees.

Can you find PePe’s eyes, nose, mouth and ears?

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How many ears does PePe have?

Un, Trois, or Deux

What color is PePe’s nose ?

Purple, Blue, or Pink

 

Can you find Alex’s eyes, nose, mouth, and ears?

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How many spots does Alex have on his ears?

Dos, Cuatro, or Uno

What color is Alex’s nose?

Black, Red, or Green

 

Can you find Wollie’s eyes, nose, mouth, and ears?

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How many eyes does Wollie have?

Three, Four, or Two

Does Wollie have ears?

Yes or No

 

Can you find Stuie’s eyes, nose, mouth, and ears?

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How many noses does Stuie have?

San, Er, or Yi

Does Stuie’s ears look like your ears?

Yes or No 

 

Now have your child look in the mirror to locate the different parts of their face and draw a picture of what they see.  Send us a copy of your child’s self portrait to thegoodees@gmail.com with their name and age. I would love to post it in an upcoming blog!

 

T.S.: Hey, Wollie. What are you doing?

goodee pics 011Wollie: I’m just jumping. I love to jump.

T.S.: You don’t say.

goodee pics 011Wollie: Yes, I really like jumping.

T.S.: People like to jump, too. So tell me, why do frogs jump? 

goodee pics 011Wollie: Well, I like to jump because it’s really, really, fun, but frogs mainly jump because it’s a way to protect ourselves from predators that want to eat us. We don’t have big, sharp teeth or claws, so we jump far and high to get away or hide. We also jump to catch our food such as insects.

T.S.: But, I thought pizza was your favorite food?

goodee pics 011Wollie: I do like pizza very much because it’s really, really good and I don’t have to jump to catch it. Why do people jump?

T.S.: We jump to have fun and excercise. Jumping has great benefits to our health. It helps strengthen the muscles in our legs and our lungs. It also helps to burn calories in a fun way. We can jump on a trampoline, on our beds, with a rope,  and even on a pogo stick.

goodee pics 011Wollie: Wow!  That’s awesome, you can jump everywhere and use many things to jump!  We can only use our strong hind legs to jump high, but not every frog has long hind legs to jump. It depends on the type of frog.

 T.S.: How high can you jump, Wollie?

goodee pics 011Wollie: I can jump pretty high, but some frogs can jump over 7 feet in length and as high as 10 feet . It really depends on the type of frog. My dad told me that the longest jump a frog has been recorded to make was a little over 22 feet!! I can’t jump that far, yet.

T.S. : Wow!  Now, that’s pretty impressive. I don’t know many people who could jump that high or that far even with a pogo stick or trampoline. Frogs are just naturally great jumpers and swimmers due to their powerful hind legs and nothing else.

 

Jump when you see the picture of Wollie the Goodee Frog

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Jump when you see the colors red and yellow

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Jump when you see a jumping man 

 

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If you haven’t already done so, get up and jump, jump, jump. It’s fun to do and it’s good excersie, too. Your body will thank you for it! See how high you can jump!

T.S. : Hey guys! Yesterday we celebrated Memorial Day? Why do we celebrate Memorial Day?

scan002Alex: I don’t know. To help keep people alive?

T.S.: That’s close, Alex.

goodee pics 004Pepe: Umm….. Fart juice?

T.S.: Not exactly, PePe.

goodee pics 005Stuie: I know. So there will be no school for kids and work for parents?

T.S.: Yes, Stuie, that’s usually what happens on Memorial Day, but it is not the reason why we celebrate the holiday.

goodee pics 011Wollie: To remember all the good soldiers that fought for the United States and to remember our presidents.

T.S.: Thank you, Wollie.  Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that takes place every year on the final Monday of May. It is a day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Memorial Day also marks the start of the summer vacation.  On this day many people visit cemetaries and memorials to give respect to those who lost their lives in military service.  American flags are usually placed on the graves of these men and women that have died serving our country. As a matter of fact, below are drawings of the American flag in observance of Memorial Day by some of our friends! 

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          Sarai, 3 years old                  Azaan, 7 years old

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                                   Messiah, 11 years old

We hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day Weekend!

“Hey Alex, guess what I see? I see four red strawberries looking at me. One , two, three, four,” said Wollie the Goodees Frog.

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“Wollie, that’s not what I see. I see cuatro red strawberries looking at me.  Uno, dos, tres, cuatro,” said Alex the Goodees Dog.

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“No way, Alex. That’s not what I see. I see quatre red strawberries looking at me. Un, deux, trois, quatre,” said PePe the Goodee Pig.

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“No, no, no, PePe. That’s not what I see. I see si red strawberries looking at me. Yi, er, san, si,” said Stuie the Goodee Bear.

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How many red strawberries do you see? Parents help your child count the red strawberries below in English, Spanish, French, and Mandarin like The Goodees. 

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ENGLISH COUNTING

ONE (1), TWO (2) , THREE (3) , FOUR (4)

SPANISH COUNTING

UNO (1), DOS (2), TRES (3), CUATRO (4)

FRENCH COUNTING

UN (1), DEUX (2), TRIOS (3), QUATRE (4)

MANDARIN COUNTING

YI (1), ER (1), SAN (3), SI (4)

      To hear the pronuciation of each number word in their respective language go to:

www.forvo.com/listen-learn/

In the previous blog we reviewed some of the basic colors. The Goodees love colors, especially PePe the Goodee Pig.  Just about everyone has a favorite color. Each of The Goodees have a favorite color, too.  Let’s review the colors again and see if we can identify Wollies’s, Alex’s, PePe’s, and Stuie’s favorite colors. By the way, you can identify your favorite color,too!  Each Goodees character’s favorite color can be found in “The Goodees” book or in each of their “Introduction Blogs”.

What is Alex the Goodee Dog’s scan002 favorite color?

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         Orange                            Green                                 Red

 

What is  Wollie the Goodee Frog’s goodee pics 011 favorite color?

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            Pink                              Yellow                         Blue

 

What is PePe the Goodee Pig’s goodee pics 004 favorite color?

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             Purple                          Orange                             Pink 

 

What is Stuie the Goodee Bear’s goodee pics 005 favorite color?

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             Red                                Blue                            Orange

                               

                                   What is your favorite color?

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