Thursday, 28 January 2016

Roll an animal

Describing wild animals can be fun, but kids can have more fun while describing strange animals. It's even better when it's a game.
All you need is a dice, crayons and a piece of paper.


Yesterday I divided my 3rd-graders into pairs. Each pair got one dice. Each student had to roll twice. They roll an animal on the first roll and a body part on the second roll. Then they drew what they'd rolled.


At first they didn't get it, as it was quite an unusual exercise. But then they created amazing animals and even described them in English.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Christmas sudoku

It's Christmas time. Today I had my last lessons before Christmas break. I've prepared a surprise for my younger learners. I've made a large picture sudoku board (60 cm x 60 cm) to teach them Christmas vocabulary (Santa, reindeer, present, sledge).

At first we did the puzzle together, so they could get an idea what sudoku is. Then I devided them into small groups of three and they solved more advanced puzzles with the same pictures.
Here's a printable that you can use with your students.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Spot it!

Revision, revision, revision...
Young learners need variety of games and exercises to revise and consolidate vocabulary. Last week I played Spot it! with my 6- and 7-year-olds. At first I had some doubts about using this game in the classroom with very young learners. Fortunately, it worked perfectly!
I've prepared 4 sets of cards. Each set consisted of 13 cards with 4 different pictures.


I divided class into groups, 5-6 students per group. Each group was given one set of cards. Each student in a group took one card, the rest were placed face-down in a pile. Then one player took the first card from the pile and place it with their card on the floor. As soon as they found the match, they had to call it out in English. If the answer was correct they took both cards. If not, the card was placed under the pile. The winner was the player with the most cards.


Here you can download my cards:
The cards were generated with Dobble Generator.
You can find the original game with instructions here: http://marbles-curation.s3.amazonaws.com/instructions/SpotitBasicEnglish_Rules20cards.pdf