Saturday, February 9, 2019

Let’s make a snowman!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Easy Christmas crafts for decorating the classroom

Here are some easy Christmas crafts I’ve tried over the years. They are not meant to be taken home by the kids, but to decorate the classroom for the holidays. That takes some of the pressure off as they don’t have to be perfect, and it’s nice collaborative work as all the kids contribute to one final product.

Christmas tree:

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Christmas lights:

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Snowman:

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Seasons pyramid craft

Here’s a great craft I tried last week: the seasons pyramid.

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I did this with my 4-year-olds because we needed visual support to learn the seasons, but I recommend this craft for ages 5 and up, as their drawing skills will be more developed. As it is, we had to use stamps (snowflake, flower, sun and leaf) to make sure everyone knew what season it was. Winking smile 

Here’s how you make it:

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We used A3 sheets and made it a collaborative activity. We had 4 groups (one for each season), and every kid drew one thing typical of that season. Then I glued the four parts together, and now we have our seasons pyramid for the classroom.

With older students, you can also use normal (A4) sheets and have each kid make their own pyramid.

Also, this is the song we sing to learn the seasons:

Let me know what you think of the craft and of the song!

How do you teach the seasons?

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Video: How to teach Kids English

Check out this video to find fun active games for your class. You’ve got activities to teach:

  • actions (TPR)
  • big/bigger 
  • what’s your name
  • how are you
  • counting
  • colours
  • bye bye songs

I love the teacher’s energy and how he encourages children to use full sentences. It definitely gave me some ideas for my class. Enjoy!

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

MY CALENDARS

These are the calendars I use in my English classroom. I made them out of cardboard, construction paper, velcro tape, and some printed-out words and pictures.

 My 4-year-olds learn the days of the week and the weather.

 

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My 5-year-olds also learn the months and the seasons. Every time it’s someone else who gets to arrange the calendar so that eventually they all participate.

 

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