School year started some weeks ago and we have been working so hard designing and developing an easy game for the first levels in order to check what students can remember. They loved it and it was a funny initial evaluation.
This strategy of initial evaluation helped me determinate the level of my pupils in the first courses of Primary Education without anyone noticing that they were under evaluation and let me know how is the previous level in order to build up a didactic plan about what should be the planification of the curricular elements for the students.
We used a dice, a set of flash cards, a set of question cards and a set of instruction cards.
I’m sure that we’ll use it more times troughout this academic year!!!!
Press Here , one of the three interactive picture books from Hervé Tullet, is a must have for Kindergarten classes because let children’s imagination run wild using only the most basic instruments .
Press Here is a wonderfull opportunity to have a low-tech interactive reading experience with your children and it provides the chance for working with numbers, colours, shapes, sizes as well as stimulate children’s attencion and develop logical and reasoning skills.
Great book, I’d recommend it!
Unicamente con presionar o puntiño amarelo, pasar de folla e seguir as instruccións poderedes iniciar unha viaxe fantástica. “Press here” ou “Un libro”, un dos tres libros interactivos creados polo autor Hervé Tullet, converteuse nun imprescindibles nas aulas de Infantil porque coas ferramentas máis básicas e sinxelas, permite que a imaxinación dos máis cativos voe libre. Asemade,sen o uso dunha tecnoloxía “punta” , facilita unha lectura interactiva onde os pequenos poden participar en cada páxina e dannos aos docentes e pais a oportunidade de traballar os números, as cores, conceptos como tamaño ou formas e traballar a atención e a lóxica dunha forma amena e divertida.
Press Here version
This book is an amazing source of inspiration for English lessons. I developed some different activities during last term and, even I made my own version in order to introduce the number 1 and reinforce colours and sizes in my 3-year-olds class.
Press Here Collages
A simple coordinating activity of dot collages was a hit. The kids were very excited to make their own “press here” pages using only dot stikers and a sheet of paper.
Press Here Game
3-year-olds took turns completing colour sequences by placing red, blue, and yellow playing pieces on one of twenty-five fabulously designed game boards.
New purcharses for our Eric Carle’s Library.
Let’s go on learning more numbers in English.
This time,Feist 1234 Sesame Street version will be the best way to enjoy learning the number 4.
Teaching children to write the numbers correctly can be very frustrating for early childhood teachers!As an English teacher, I try to support and complement the work of the teachers in Kindergarten using English in every day learning situations. I teach my students to write the numbers in school using some easy number formation poems created by Heidi Butkus. As she says, the purpose is to give the children a little rhyme to help them remember how to form the numbers correctly. And for me, it is a wonderful opportunity to improve the English language skills.
This is the number writing poem we are going to use to learn how to write number four:
Click on the picture to get the free download of the cards! Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Heidi Butkus’ blog!!!
One of the favorite authors in preschool classrooms is Eric Carle. His colorful illustrations and simple text make these books fun to read again and again.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a very special book! It’s simple, engaging story and beautiful illustrations capture the imagination and inspire all sorts of creative learning activities. You can use this book to teach many different things: Life cycle of the butterfly, days of the week, food categories, healthy eating habits, counting and many more.
Young children can “read” this books for themselves, too, after hearing or singing it a few times .Here you have our “Caterpillar Song”:
Do you know who invented the submarine or the shaperner? And do you know who invented the lollipops? All these inventions were made in……. Spain.
Let’s discover some of the most famous. Click on the pictures to learn more about the Spanish inventions.
What ́s the weather like today? Is it sunny? Is it rainy? In Autumn, the weather is continually changing.
How can Steve get home? Come with Steve and Maggie and learn all about the weather.
Learning English with Steve is fun and you can find more stories at http://www.wowenglish.com .
Last Friday, we had a creepy, scary Halloween party at school.
Scary costumes and horrifying make-ups filled classrooms and corridors.
And when the break ended……our Halloween Party started with three amazing performances by Kindergartens and Level 6 students .
But, that was not all!!! We enjoyed different Indoor Halloween games such as, bobbing for apples game, Ghost Bowling or Witch’s Hat Ring Toss.
And finally, we knew the names of our Halloween Pumpkin Contest winners. As every year, it was really hard to choose the best pumpkins because they were all awesome.