lunes, 22 de febrero de 2016

Birthday Theme, a little more.

To continue the Birthday theme, just a few resources. 
Past Birthday Blog post and this one in a single product:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Birthday-Theme-Resources-for-Elementary-ELL-2101105

When you say Birthday, the months come to your mind. I am adding the Months cards.
Review the months by handing in the 12 cards to 12 students. Have them arrange themselves according to their birthdays by asking questions.
Student: When is your birthday ?

Tell the students that you are going to present your family´s birthday.
Teacher: This is my sister. Her birthday is in August.
         This is my father. His birthday is in February.
This is my grandma. Her birthday is in May.
This is my mom. Her birthday is in May.
Then have the students do their own family members´ birthday on their notebooks and present to the class.


Place all the months cards on the board. Ask each student: When is your Birthday? and write the student´s name under each month.
Then, have the students say which month has the most Birthday students or which has the least.
Teacher: When is Rose´s birthday?
Student: It is in May.
Teacher: August!
Students: Sue´s birthday! 


And with birthdays comes balloons, presents, cake!
Place all the cards on the board. I wrote random numbers just to practice.
Teacher: Look at number 38! What does he have?
Students: He has a party hat, two yellow ballons and two presents.
Have them guess who are talking about.
Teacher: She has a party hat and a present.
Students: Number 37!



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.
Worksheet 1. after it is done, have the children cut it amd make a puzzle for another student to put together on an extra sheet of paper.Worksheet 2.Dictate the colors of the cakes and the numbers. Then shave the students place the numbers where indicated. After students cut all the cakes and make a mobile placing all the cakes in order.
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