One of the routines I have been using with the small kids is the following text. I have pictures of animals and do a lot of gestures in order to help them recognize what’s going on. The animals come to school. (walk around) The lion is very tired. (show lion picture, yawn and look very […]
Great song to teach animals and their habitats! Hike through the rainforest, scale a mountain, swim across the ocean, and still make it home for dinner. Rhyme and repetition make learning fun in this selection that teaches actions, animal sounds and exotic settings around the world.
This lesson plan is the follow up of Lesson 1, which you can find for free: here. It is designed for lessons that are 2 hours long and for about 25 kids in one class (one teacher, one assistant), meaning, if you only teach 1h this might as well make 2 lessons for you. Also, the actual length […]
Spring is a great time to teach our kids about bugs. When I teach seasons, I don’t teach them all together. I introduce one season at the time it takes place. Once we talked about two or more, we may look at the differences between them (for example, which clothes do you wear in winter, […]
We all know the book “The hungry caterpillar” or “Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see” by Eric Carle. But he wrote a lot more children’s books that are really great to use in an ESL classroom. One of those books is “From head to toe”. It’s really great as it teaches you several […]
This month’s book of the month is about a little sheep that gets very angry! I love to use this book at the beginning of the school year when we talk about behaviour. It’s great to teach the children about being angry, calming down and apologizing. The story: The poor sheep, Marvin, really wanted an […]
My fellow teacher, Christine has shared those wonderful pictures of her ESL kids class with me. What a great idea and really cute papercup animals! (Thanks again, Christine 😉 ) When I saw the them, it reminded of this game where you have 3 cups and somebody hides a ball under one of them, switches […]
Kids love lapbooks and we always have a lot of fun making them. It does take some time and preparation though and you might want to have a couple of things ready (like cutting things out, because it can take a lot of time for a child). Here is an example of a lapbook I […]