Saturday, May 28, 2011

Addicted to blogging! Argentina is there too!

I have to confess...I am a Teaching Blog Addict! And of course, I have my own membership card.

Who are Teaching Blog Addicts? We are an international community of teachers, home educators, parents, mentors, and tutors. We love teaching and want our children to love learning. TBA provides bloggers and readers direct access to fabulous teaching blogs that are filled with creative teaching tips and fun educational resources. You will become hooked- it's guaranteed!

Do you think you may be a teaching blog addict? Don’t worry. You’re not alone and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Really.

and... I am not only a Teaching Blog Addict but also a Teaching Blog Author! I am so proud to be part of this wonderful community of amazing teachers and homeschoolers !
That's my badge!

This is how Tamara Chilver, the owner and one of the TBA authors, welcome my blog:

Welcome Analia!

Make sure to check out Analia's post when you scroll down. She is joining us from South America! Analia has A LOT of really great ideas on her site so stop by and visit. ELL teachers are
going to be thrilled. Welcome Ana!

Argentina is talking about TBA!

One of the most important streets in Buenos Aires downtown.
Can you believe it?

The question is...are you a Teaching Blog Addict?
Want to know? Check here!

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Friday, May 27, 2011

All I ever really needed to know- by Robert Fulghum

Most of what I really need to know about how to live, and what to do, and how to be, I learned in Kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sandbox at nursery school.
These are the things I learned: Share everything. Play fair. Don't hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don't take things that aren't yours. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Flush. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. Live a balanced life. Learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work some every day.
Take a nap every afternoon. When you go out into the world, watch for traffic, hold hands, and stick together. Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the plastic cup. The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the plastic cup - they all die. So do we.
And then remember the book about Dick and Jane and the first word you learned, the biggest word of all: LOOK . Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation, ecology and politics and sane living.
Think of what a better world it would be if we all - the whole world - had cookies and milk about 3 o'clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankets for a nap. Or if we had a basic policy in our nation and other nations to always put things back where we found them and clean up our own messes. And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.

You can find me in the first pic sitting next to the teacher. And 17 years later when I got my diploma as a kindergarten teacher. Today, 20 years after my graduation, I still agree with Robert Fulghum. Most I really need to know, I learned in Kindergarten.

Do you want to share your experiences in kindergarten? Something special? Leave me a comment!

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

A kindergarten teacher: Rosario Vera Peñaloza

May, 28th is the day of Kindergartens and Kindergarten teachers in Argentina.
I will be posting some articles about Kindergartens.

Rosario Vera Peñaloza was born on December, 25th in 1873 in Atiles country town, Rivadavia, La Rioja.
She was a teacher who founded the first kindergarten in Argentina. She also founded the first Museum for Elementary School called "Complejo Museológico del Instituto Félix Bernasconi".
She died on May, 28th in 1950. We remember and honour her this day, celebrating Kindergarten
and kindergarten teachers day.

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A garden for Kinders- Friedrich Froebel

May, 28th is the day of Kindergartens and Kindergarten teachers in Argentina.
I will be posting some articles about Kindergartens.

A garden where children grow

The term kindergarten was originated in German in 1835.
It was developed by the educator Friedrich Froeble, who designed a special programme for young children in order to help them understand the unity of humanity, God and nature through a set of symbolic activities.

He founded his own school and called it "Kindergarten" or the garden where children grow.

You can read more about Froebel's life at

If you want to read more about Kindergarten download the introduction from my book Teaching English to Kinders here

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

J is for Joseph ideas and freebies

I love the story of Joseph.I read this to my niece and she loves it,too.
All throughout the story we can see that the Lord was always with him.
Joseph showed courage and accepted his situation gracefully and he found favor in God's eyes.

Catalina loved the colours of the Joseph's coat so we made a coat with ribbons to dress Joseph, our puppet. We also added eyes and I drew a nice smile.

As she loves my scrappbooking ribbons, she wanted to glue some on letter J. Cute right?

You can download both worksheets here:

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