Saturday, July 23, 2011

BOCADILLO DE PROFESOR

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/Galicia/Bocadillo/profesor/elpeputec/20110704elpgal_7/Tes

Monday, January 31, 2011

WILD ANIMALS SOUNDS

We all know that children are in love with all kind of animals so we have to take advantage of this fact in order to make the most of it. The following video can be useful to recognize the sounds that wild animals make and to review the vocabulary related to them. We can talk about where they live, what they eat, how long they live for, how many hours they sleep... and so on. Our students are eager to know all these facts, that´s why I think it´s a very motivating and useful activity.

USEFUL LINKS:
Coloring and crafts:
Especies fact sheets:
http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/map.html


PRESENT CONTINOUS

How can we make our students like grammar? Well, I suppose it isn´t very easy but at least we can try it thanks to videos like the ones I will post below.I hope you and your students enjoy them :)



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ENGLISH TRIFLE!!!

What a stunning dessert the trifle makes with its multiple layers that delight with so many colors, textures and flavors. The English have enjoyed this dessert for over three centuries now.  Although the dictionary defines 'trifle' as being something insignificant, this dessert is anything but. Its beginnings were humble as the first trifles simply consisted of a mixture of boiled cream and a few other ingredients. It wasn't until the mid 18th century that the trifle started to evolve into what we have today.

Click on the link below to read a good trifle recipe and try it! :-)
http://www.joyofbaking.com/StrawberryLemonCurdTrifle.html

Sunday, May 2, 2010

HAPPY GROUNDHOG´S DAY!

Groundhog´s Day is held on February, 2nd, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania every year. It is believed than groundhogs are real weather forecasts. You might be wondering how a groundhog landed the job of predicting the weather. If you're unfamiliar with the tradition, it goes like this: If the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, sees his shadow, we're stuck with six more weeks of winter. If he doesn't see his shadow, we luck out with an early spring

USEFUL LINKS:
Arts and crafts: 

Happy Groundhog´s day songs: 

Just for fun!
http://www.holidays.zingerbugimages.com/GroundhogDay/groundhog_cat2.gif

Thursday, April 15, 2010

THE GINGERBREAD MAN

This is a Gingerbread Man made by me. It´s really easy to make. You only need a Gingerbread Man template, thread, a needle and felt of different colours. Also, you can decorate it the way you like ... (a scarf, a tie, buttons, a bow tie, a ribbon...).

I encourage you to make it because when you tell his story, children will enjoy it much more if they can see the "real" Gingerbread Man out of the book. Do it yourself! It´s worth a try!

Tip*: Take him into the classroom and look at children faces! Have fun!

USEFUL LINKS:
Gingerbread Man stuff:
Template:

Saturday, April 10, 2010

LOS NIÑOS APRENDEN LO QUE VIVEN

Si un niño vive criticado aprende a criticar.
Si un niño se siente amado aprende a amar.

Si un niño vive con hostilidad aprende a pelear.
Si un niño vive con equidad aprende a ser justo.

Si un niño vive avergonzado aprende a sentirse culpable.
Si un niño vive con seguridad aprende a tener fe.

Si un niño vive con tolerancia aprende a ser tolerante.
Si un niño vive con aprobación aprende a quererse.

Si un niño vive con estímulos aprende a confiar
Si un niño vive con aceptación y amistad aprende a encontrar amor en el mundo...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

LET´S COUNT TO ONE HUNDRED!

Children love to learn how to count in English, that´s why we should try new ways to teach numbers so that they can enjoy the experience to the full.

Click on the links below to find some interesting ideas, songs, games and flashcards to practise the numbers.

Number games: 
Number chants and counting songs: 
http://www.songsforteaching.com/numberscounting.htm

Printable bingo cards: http://dltk-cards.com/bingo/bingo1.asp

We can count to 100 song!! : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbHBYGY2fs0&feature=related