Sunday, 25 May 2014

Stamp of approval

I started using teacher stamps about 7 years ago. The first self-inking stamp I got was a cute ladybird with a thumb up, saying "Super!". I use it to mark homework in the primary grades. It's a kind of a reward for those who do homework. But then I had to figure out how to "punish" those who don't do homework and to convince them to finish it. That's why I got another self-inking stamp, saying "No homework. Please finish it.". It's in Polish, so the parents can understand.


My students are used to the stamps, and they are happy to get the "Super" one.
This year I needed something to motivate my 2nd-grade students to behave well during classes. I bought two new self-inking stamps. After each lesson childern's behaviour is assessed and they get either "Like" or "Dislike". In this way all of the students who behave well are rewarded, and the troublemakers are punished.


Recently I have bought online wooden stamp set, but I haven't used it yet. I'm a bit dissapointed, as the stamps are rather small. Who knows, maybe the children will like them.


Sunday, 18 May 2014

eTwinning is the best

www.etwinning.net
One of my career highlights is eTwinning. The chance of doing projects with teachers and students from all over Europe boosts my motivation and engages my students into the learning process.
Last week I was nominated as an eTwinning ambassador in Poland. I can't express how proud I am.
This weekend I was asked to run an ICT workshop for Polish teachers who are beginners in eTwinning.


This is a Prezi on how to use Glogster Edu step by step. It's in Polish, but I'll translate it into English in a week or so.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

My Silly Sentences set - part 8

I hope this won't be the last part of my Silly Sentences set.

Silly Sentences p8 by kakitis

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

My Silly Sentences set - part 7

Last but not least - prepositions. It's the last part of my set that contains words. And tomorrow's one will be with periods and and some extra vocabulary.

Silly Sentences p7 by kakitis

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

My Silly Sentences set - part 6

All but one verb in the 6th part of my Silly Sentences set are in the past form. I hope it's easier that way. If you want the verbs in the infinitive form, please let me know in the comments.

Silly Sentences p6 by kakitis

Monday, 5 May 2014

My Silly Sentences set - part 5

There are 24 nouns in the 5th part of my Silly Sentences set. If it's not enough, I'll prepare more. Just let me know in the comments.

Silly Sentences p5 by kakitis

Sunday, 4 May 2014

My Silly Sentences set - part 4

The fourth part of my Silly Sentences set contains 24 adjectives.

Silly Sentences p4 by kakitis

Saturday, 3 May 2014

My Silly Sentences set - part 3

Here's the third part of the set with definite and indefinite articles.

Silly Sentences p3 by kakitis

Friday, 2 May 2014

My Silly Sentences set - part 2

The second part of my Silly Sentences set contains possessive pronouns.

Silly Sentences p2 by kakitis

Thursday, 1 May 2014

My Silly Sentences set - part 1

My birthday is in a week, so I've decided to prepare a present for my blog readers. I've prepared my own set of Silly Sentences, but I divided it into 7 parts. Everyday I'll upload one part, so within a week you'll have the whole set.
The first part contains instructions (how to use the set, how the words are colour-coded and how to make noun phrases and prepositional phrases).

Silly Sentences p1 by kakitis