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Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Hello everyone!! It's been I while since I posted, but I had some big changes. I just started teaching in a primary school(hurray!!) and the blog will now focus more on third and fourth graders more than anything. I hope you enjoy following my new journey!! :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Word Race

For this game you have to divide your students into two lines. Then you call out something that they have to write on the blackboard ( you can say a letter of the alphabet, a word, a verb, the past of a verb or even ask them to draw a picture!).

The first person of the line runs to the blackboard and writes the word. The first person to finish gets a point for their team and go to the back of the line.

This is a great game where you can practice any type of vocabulary or grammar (you can ask them to write a sentence) and is suitable for any age, since you can adjust the difficulty.

Reading Area

This is the Reading Area in my classroom. It is not very big but whenever I can I add a new book!

When the students come in early they can read a book, or when they finish an activity before than the rest. They love flicking through the books!

Every now and then, we choose a book and we read it all together sitting on the carpet. As we know, children love to listen to stories!

There are great books there, like the Mr. Men and Little Miss collection, or the all time favorite Spot! These are books that I loved when I was a little girl and we read them in class :)
Fox in Socks is also one of my favorites. It has a lot of tongue twisters that children really enjoy learning and then repeat all day long!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Dictations are a great way of practicing different language skills. On this webpage you can find great info about dictations.

If you keep them short and sweet, the children actually like them!

You can also try Picture Dictations, where instead of writing, the children have to draw whatever you are describing.

The good thing about dictations is that you can adapt them to any level, any age and any topic.

Vocab Lists

This is a very good game to review any kind of vocabulary.
We make teams of two or three (each team can make up a name). The teacher calls out a topic (animals, food, things we can find at school...) and in one minute, each team has to write as many words as they can.
When the minute is over, we all read the words and see which team has the most.

You can use it with children from 9 years old to even adults!

Tummy Ache

I've always loved this game! I played it when I was a student myself, and now I use it with my students, and they all love it too! It works with children from 4 to 12. If you have very large classes you can always put the children into teams.
It is a very good way of teaching some food and drink, and then you can use the cards to play other games (like what am I? or Guess what I am!)

You can buy it from this website.