lunes, 22 de febrero de 2016

Birthday Theme, a little more.

To continue the Birthday theme, just a few resources.

Use the cupcake letter tiles to build the theme´s vocabulary words and review the ones from previous units. Each student of group of students can have a set of letters.
·        Children can line up the tiles in alphabetical order. Make it a contest.
Place the flashcards in a visible place and have students build the words.

Have children build new words in an allotted time. See which group has built the more correct words.

Creating their own books will develop a positive attitude towards reading. In the doing, it will involve that children will be motivated as they will own a book that they will be able to read at home. It will enhance their narrative skill by telling the story to their parents.

I designed the worksheets to make the activity fun and engaging as there many more things to do than just complete them. 

Some skills need to be review or your lesson planning is too short. Worksheets can be done at the students pace at their desks or in groups.

And some cute bear to wrap up the theme. Free!

martes, 16 de febrero de 2016

Brunch (breakfast and Lunch) Theme

Link to the resources:

More food related blogging! 
It is a good idea to complete all your worksheets and bring in a model of the activity. Students will know what is expected from them to do.

Ws elementary 1:  Students read and color as indicated.
Grab some bottle caps and have children place them where you tell them.
Teacher: red bottle cap on the sandwich.
Finish the indications.
Teacher: Where is the blue bottle cap?
Students: On the milk.
Teacher: Where is the juice ?
Students: Under the green bottle cap.
Have them cut apart the cards and make up their own game, it can be memory, match, board game, etc.

Worksheet elementary 2:

And a worksheet can be turned into anything. I made a mobile!

Worksheet elementary 3: pizza shapes. More activities to do with a worksheet. Tell the children that they are going to complete the complete the pizza slice with some shapes (give them the shape template or have them make the shapes), But there are some rules.

Place the cards on a pocket chart or the board.  They can only color the shapes in the colors on the cards( red, blue, yellow, green, orange), they can only use the shapes on the worksheet and that there shouldn´t be more than 5 of each shape in the same color. 
 Have the children complete the worksheet. When finished, play BINGO!
Have the children get a marker or crayon in black, instruct them that when you name the shape with number and color , if they have it , it should be crossed out.
Teacher: Four green circles. (Use the cards to call out Bingo!)

Found a different kind of graph making on the newsletter of the
 I placed the graph paper horizontally inside a sheet protector. I tied yarn to each hole, so each child can place their own clothespin in their choice. The file will be free, the link is above.

Sort countable and uncountable food flashcards on the board. Students can do the same on their notebooks using the flashcard worksheet or from magazine cutouts.

Use the flashcards to introduce how to ask questions with countable and uncountable nouns.

 Draw a grid on the board and assign a number to each flashcard.

Have students write a sentence on their notebooks for each number. 
Review countable and uncountable nouns in a sentence.

Number 1: It´s a hot dog.
Number 2: It´s pizza.
Number 7: They´re hot dogs.

Teacher: Number 8 !
Students: It´s soup.
Teacher: Number 10!
Students: They´re sandwiches.

More resources, ideas and activities! 

sábado, 6 de febrero de 2016

Fruit and Vegetable Theme

I joined both themes, 4 fruit (apple,banana,pear,orange) and 4 veggies( onion, carrot, potato,tomato).
Many ideas from my other blog for this unit can be used for speaking and listening activities.

Use this Domino Game to maintain the learner´s interest.
The cutouts help to create the contexts in which the vocabulary words become meaningful. The students will participate in a conversation by expressing information.
You can print all the puzzle pieces in 11 different colored construction paper. Place a fruit or vegetable on each color.

Teacher: Where is the onion ?
Student: It is on yellow.
Teacher: What is next to the onion ?
Student: a potato on blue.
Teacher: pear!
Student: on orange.

And for more practice of the vocabulary words ,a match game. Make it motivating.  Provide more language practice using the cards in speaking and listening. It can be a game played in pairs asking simple questions. Student 1 who asks the questions has to place the cards in a Yes pile or a No pile, then see how many cards are in each pile.

Student 1: Do you like bananas ? 
Student 2: Yes, I do/ No, I don´t.

And for reading and writing.
Make a print of the cards for each group in class. Have the children in the group shuffle all the cards and place them face down on the table. One student turns two cards and reads or says what is on each card. If the cards are a match, he/she keeps them. If not, the cards must be returned to the table. All students must play. When all the cards are gone from the table, the students have to write a sentence on their notebooks with the cards they have.

Encourage students to interact with the shopping lists. Print all the cutouts or have play food toys available in class. One group will be the shoppers and another will be the sellers. You can have many shops and many shoppers. Hand in each student a shopping list card and the other group the food, not all the food has to be available in all the shops.
The buyers have to go to shopping.

Student Shopper: Do you have tomatoes?
Student Seller: Yes, I do. Here!
Student Shopper: Do you have bananas ?
Student Seller: No, I don´t. Sorry! ( moves on to another shop)

I know that you are always looking for worksheets. Here are 6 of them. Worksheets are good for individual quiet time. Go around asking questions about the pictures. Use them to review written grammar points.  Do your own worksheets and place them on the board so the students can do self-check.
Remember to visit my other blog for more  resources and activities.