Sunday, 27 April 2014

Silly sentences

A few years ago I bought a game called "Silly sentences" by DK Publishing. I must admit it's very exciting for elementary learners. Even if they don't understand some words, they can learn them very fast.
http://us.dk.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780789454720,00.html?Silly_Sentences_DK_Publishing#

 Creating sentences that make no sense is good fun. The sillier sentences, the better.

One of my students is especially eager to build very long sentences. Unfortunately, there are no relative pronouns in the set. That's why I decided to make my own set. I've searched the net and I've found a brilliant blog First Grade Fresh. Morgan Berard has created her own Silly Sentences set with clear instructions (you can find it here).
Inspired by Mrs. Berard I'm working on my own Silly Sentences. I'll try to post my set next week.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Happy Easter!

I've prepared a little game in Scratch to wish all of you Happy Easter!


Instructions: Help the Easter bunny to catch 10 eggs. Use your mouse to control the bunny. Try not to break the eggs.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Be creative

It's important to be creative when it comes to learning a foreign language. Spelling is difficult, especially at the beginning. So why don't we make it fun? I was inspired by my 3rd-graders to "draw" some words connected with sport. At first I did it the old-fashioned way, using blackboard and chalk, but then I realize I can use my computer and an image editor. That's the result:


Have you tried visual spelling with your students? What do you think about it?

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Hairstyles - I have, who has

I've created another version of "I have, who has". This time it's about hair, hairstyles and accessories.

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