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.
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! :-)
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
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!