Thursday, September 29, 2011

Freebie for Science week

I made these matching cards to review vocabulary related to our science unit. Just print, laminate and then cut the pieces. Invite children to match the cards to find the words.



Science Week

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Day and night

Exploring our wonderful world.

We are Christian so we believe God made the world. The Bible tells us how He did it.
Genesis 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 Now the earth was unformed and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters. 3 And God said: 'Let there be light.' And there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. 


Day and night

We talked about day and night. To introduce the theme I asked her some questions like
  • How do you know when it is time to get ready for bed?
  • What happens at night?
  • What type of activities do you do during the day?
  • What activities do you do at night?
  • Do all people sleep during the night?
  • Do all animals sleep during the night?
Then she drew things she did during the day and things she did during the night.


We went outside and checked the sky. I asked her.
  • How is nighttime different from the daytime?
  • What gives us daylight?
  • What do you see in the day sky?
  • What do you see in the night sky?
Then she had to sort day and night images in the wheel.



Science Week


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Saturday, September 24, 2011

The 7 up experience

I have seen somewhere a post to stretch sentences using a can of 7up. I dont remember where so if you are the owner of the idea, let me know and I will link to it.


I made cards with short sentences and challenge my older kids to stretch them using adjectives, adverbs, connectors, etc.

Download sentences here


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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Falling words! Bilingual Wednesdays

Fall is here and we can take advantage of this teachable moment to learn some fall related words in Spanish.
Are you ready? Get some stuff to talk about Fall, you can use pics of some like crow, squirrel and real props like dried leaves, corn, pumkin and acorns.

Let children talk about the pics, ask questions such as 
  • What's this?
  • Where did you find it?
  • What colour is this?
  • What animal is this?
Tell children they will learn the Spanish form of these words:
Squirrel / Ardilla
Leaf / Hoja
Acorn / Bellota
Crow / Cuervo
Corn / MaĆ­z
Pumpkin / Calabaza

Let children form the words using the tiles in the cards.
To prepare the letter tiles you just need to print, cut and laminate them.

Happy Fall you all!


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Thursday, September 15, 2011

We celebrated our first 100 classes !

As I am an ESL teacher I teach my kids twice a week. I decided to celebrate our 100 first classes of English at school.

I was looking for some ideas to celebrate with my kids and found tons of wonderful activities in the web.
I chose these:
Count and color

To download the file- Right click in the pictures



I made these 100 charts with their favourite characters: George and Angelina.


Or you can use this blank chart


Children had to bring 100 things (small ones). Most of them brought 100 stickers, boys brought 100 marbles, two of them brought 100 buttons.
We made a mural with our 100 favourite things.
We played in the playground to Old Simon says. It is a variation of the traditional Simon says. I told them that now Simon is 100 years old (could you believe it?) and he just came up with things like 
Old Simon says to jump 100 times, to count to 100, to stomp your feet 100 times....
We were exhausted after playing that so we sat and sang this song

Happy 100 Day

Tune of "Happy Birthday to You"


Happy 100 classes to us,
Happy 100 classesto ..............(name of group or school)
Happy 100 days to us!
and after that we enjoyed a delicious snack in the playground.
Do you celebrate 100 classes at school? 

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Vintage Teacher

A big thank you to Pam from The Vintage teacher to nominate my blog in her 10 Top Blogs!


Thanks so much Pam!

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Monday, September 5, 2011

I LOVE Pinterest!


Since I found Pinterest I have pinned day and night. :)

Pinterest is a site where you can “pin”  photos you find on the  web. These photos link to the webpage or blog post where the photo is posted, so you can read more about it. 
It is perfect for  me because I found a  way to save inspiring ideas as well as connecting with other people.

There is a tutorial page with goodies here

This is my pinterest

These are my boards. I have 69 boards organized by themes like Pirates, Apples and areas such as Grammar, Reading, etc

Have a look here

And this is my favourite board " I need one"


yes, I include Josh Holloway ;)

Have a great day!

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