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Thursday, 3 June 2010
I DID IT AND IT WORKED!!
I taught my first lesson more than a decade ago and I still cannot understand how students cannot remember question words! There are many things they don't remember... I know... but question words are being constantly used throughout the year...
This year I'm teaching 1st, 2nd and
3rd grade and none of them really know/remember the meaning of question words (1st graders aren't supposed to know that, though…) Anyway, I decided to do some "cut 'n paste" work IN the classroom! I wrote some question words on the board and asked them what they (mainly) referred to. So, the question board ended up something like...
I divided the group in 4 big teams. Each team would make a poster with each word to hang it on the classroom wall. Students were asked to bring some specific pictures for the following lesson considering the team they were in. They had to bring magazines, colour pencils, scissors, glue, paper and anything else they considered necessary to make the posters. I must confess I didn't expect them all to bring what I had asked... However, most of them did and we could work without problems!!
It took them a little bit longer than a single period but they managed to do it and... I SURVIVED!! That day they laughed, shouted, teased each other, chatted more than ever during the (MY) English lesson (!!), stood up more than necessary... The classroom was a complete mess, I must say! BUT THEY WORKED!!! And at the end of the "lesson" they had finished with their posters. They had managed to organize themselves and I have to say... they had worked collaboratively towards the same goal!
I'm very happy with the result and for that reason I decided to share some of them with you all. (I didn’t bring the ‘WHEN’ poster home since it was the only one which wasn’t finished but I promise to post more pictures when all the groups finish doing them)
Monday, 7 September 2009
First of all, I enjoy all the preparations. I generally get up early in the morning and I go to the supermarket to buy everything I need. Then, in the afternoon, I spent my time cooking. I love cooking and preparing the house to receive my friends! Generally, I prepare sandwiches, different kinds of pies, cookies, some pizzas and a pair of delicious cakes. The birthday cake is a ‘must’ since no birthday party is such without a birthday cake with candles and so on!
Then, I love birthday presents!! I mean, I love getting wrapped boxes. It is so exciting when you get a present and it’s a complete surprise. I don’t like when people ask what I want as a present… I prefer not knowing what it is.
But what I truly love is having all my friends with me at the same time! My birthday is the only possibility I have to see them all having fun with me and that is part of my most precious memories.
Friday, 31 July 2009
I wanted to share this video which I took from eslprintables forum. A teacher posted it for all of us members and I couldn't wait to post it here for my friends! It even made me cry a bit!
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
I've never had such good results and I mean it! From a whole group I have 95% - 100 % of good results... I feel really proud of them!
And I must confess I don't feel a good teacher from time to time, but after this kind of things... I feel I'm doing my job the way it should be done! :)
I'll may post samples later...