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Festivals and celebrations around the world – calendar May I present you the ultimate list of different celebrations from all over the world. I made a list of common and unknown special days which are worth presenting to your ESL classroom. Don’t worry, I will support you with some sample materials to use or links to websites useful while discussing the...
New Year is a good time to come up with concepts for next semester. Of course, if you haven’t done it in September. Usually, teachers adapt ideas ongoingly as soon as they came across something new. At least, I am such a teacher. I am in great favour of taking advantage of different cultures during my English classes. Not only...
New year usually means that people start things afresh. How many times have you heard about New Year’s resolutions? Have you ever tried set some goals for yourself? Did they last until, optimistically speaking, March? Well, I always notice more new faces on gym since January the first. And they gradually stop attending… However, I don’t want to discuss adults’ resolutions. I...
A short description of Christmas games for first graders (optionally for one class divided into 4 groups: 5members in each)   Materials you will need: Colourful paper stripes (to make paper chains) 4 sets of Christmas stockings with numbers from 1 to 24, xmas socks task 1 4 strings or rope Clothes pegs 4 x 24 = 96 pieces 4 Jumping...
Catchy tunes surround us since the beginning of December. You can hear them in the shops, department stores, your radio. They even can be hummed by your friends and family. There is no way you can avoid them! They are well-known and I bet hardly anyone is not familiar with them. Popular songs can be used in young learners’ classrooms,...
Christmas is coming! First week of December is a good idea to start introducing this topic in some holiday theme activities. I bet you have your own curriculum to follow, but a little bit of Christmas cheer on each December’s lesson will not cause any harm. As you know, I am absolutely for reading aloud in my classes, so...
History first Thanksgiving is a celebration of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvests. It is celebrated not only in the USA, but also in Canada, some Caribbean islands and Liberia. The Canadian and American history slightly differs from each other. I’d focus on the US history. Pilgrims, Puritans, Mayflower, New England, Plymouth, 1620s, 4th Thursday of November While talking about the...
Reading is crucial! The act of reading is very important, sounds like something too obvious. But with the technology development reading for fun may be endangered. The pleasure of sitting comfortably on a sofa with an interesting book may not be known to younger generations. I was thinking, what can be done to prevent this trend? As researches show Poland’s reading trend...
Remember, remember the 5th of November… Bonfire Night is a celebration to commemorate the attempt to kill English king James I. There was a man called Guy Fawkes and in 1605 he was the leader of pro-catholic movement against the king. It didn’t succeed and finished with a huge fireworks display. It is a very important part of the UK’s culture....
Halloween is only two days away and you still do not have enough time to think about what you can do in your class? Worry no more!       Here are some last-minute arts and crafts you can prepare at home at bring to your classroom as a part of Halloween lesson. Illustration to the well-known Halloween song or cartoon You can use simply...