Take 26 clothespins and write on each one of them the upper case letters of the alphabet. Cut out from colorful carton paper 26 T-shirts and write on each one of them the lower case letters. Use 2 cups and lace in between them a rope to create a hills hoist. Ask the pupils to do laundry by matching the upper case with the lower case letters and hang the T-shirts on the rope.
Monday, 19 June 2017
Monday, 24 April 2017
Source : Ioanna Ntaidou , www.eltnews.gr
Educators are aware that one of the main aims of teaching should be to involve all students in a classroom all the time and make them active learners who follow the lesson and the teacher, build on what they learn and feel that they are achieving something! The key lies in teaching through fun activities and as Albert Einstein said: “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge”. This article is a resource kit for teachers with hands-on, fun ideas and activities for young learners.
Monday, 20 February 2017
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Autism and Classroom Strategies
Many children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have difficulties at school and in the classroom. They may require the curriculum to be adapted in some way so that they can understand and achieve. For many, it is important to have a trained teacher aid to guide them, as well as specialist input such as speech and language therapy, and occupational therapy. The other students also need to have an understanding and awareness that the student with autism might behave differently and have different needs.
Saturday, 11 February 2017
Watch the video “Go Diego Go Game – Diegos Arctic Rescue” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8VJSjAgSJE). Place on the floor light blue pieces of paper to demonstrate the ice. Underneath each paper place 1 flashcard of a polar animal. Students need to rescue the animals like Diego on the video. Pupils run around the ice while the song “Five little penguins” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etAzWdYufkE) is playing. When you stop the music, pupils have to step on the ice, lift up the paper and say which animal they rescued.
Saturday, 24 December 2016
Thursday, 22 December 2016
Source : Katie Hurley , www.huffingtonpost.com
School is designed for the extroverts of the world. OK, maybe that’s not entirely fair. Many teachers design their classrooms to meet the needs of different personality types and different learning styles, but if we step back and think about the schedule of the typical school day, it’s not designed for the introverted.
Monday, 5 December 2016
If you work with young children then you naturally have small to big transitions that take place in your classroom. Transitions can be simply described as those times throughout the day when your students change focus from one activity to another. In many cases, transitions can be a source of trouble in the classroom so here are a few tips for dealing with those troubling transitions…