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...
  If you feel like celebrating Halloween with your class, you may find this ultimate list of songs very useful. They are divided into 4 main categories. I also put some more information about appropriate age, purpose, scariness, some follow-ups, etc. Enjoy and have a bewitching Halloween.     Vocabulary oriented songs Knock Knock, Trick Or Treat? | Halloween Song | Super Simple Songs Children knocking...
In and out From my experience, I am aware that at the beginning young learners need to have something more than just intrinsic motivation. Usually, some kind of extrinsic tool need to be adapted first. Motivation is a very complex phenomenon, which only partly depends on the teacher. Generally, pupils are interesting in discovering new matters. We as teachers can deepen...
Let me introduce you to 'The Voice-o-meter I must admit that the noise level at primary schools is rather too high. Shout, cry, howl, bleep, tumult, scream, clamour... Circle the correct word Children mess around the corridors and even when the break's over; they still talk, murmur and produce too much unnecessary noise. Idea! I wasted my time saying 'Ok, be quiet, it's lesson time, etc.'...
Opposites, lesson for 2nd grade, 45 minutes Materials needed: a copy of the story, a set of pictures to the story, words on small pieces of paper, magnets, board, a copy of lyrics for every S, computer with internet connection, projector *if you download the song at home you can use your mobile and Bluetooth speaker to play the song. Video...
I said YES. Knowing my opinion about smartphones in the classrooms, I will present one idea of using mobile phones/smartphones/anything that has internet connection effectively during the lessons. How about playing online quizzes with our students? For those who are not familiar with Kahoot.com, it is an online platform with quizzes created by its users. Everyone can sign in just using an...
What is your opinion about smartphones in the classroom? Smartphones are glued to your kids’ hands, right? If they are able to, they would play, snap, record all the time. Usually teenagers spend their free time in this way; however, the trend is also visible among students who are 9-10 years old. School rules In my school, we have no phones policy. Phew…...
Sometimes things around you seem to be awful and you are fed up with everything. Bad weather? An argument with someone you care about? Terrible behaviour of your children? Lack of coffee and sweet snacks? Horrible boss’s mood? I bet all of us have worse days. When everything is falling apart. With the autumn long evenings, this state of mind may come...
Yes, I do. Yummi! I bet all of teachers know the famous song with compilation of food items called ‘Do you like broccoli ice-cream?’ with all its versions from SuperSimpleSongs. The melody is very catchy and the simple structure ‘Do you like…?’ can be easily grabbed by your students. This is amazing way to sneak a little piece of grammar...
The idea of theme books and how to create your own story Have you got any idea for your next lesson? I bet your head’s full of wonderful ideas, but how about adding a book or a short story to it? Books about... I am a great fan of showing books which have something in common with the topic is in progress...