miércoles, 28 de abril de 2010

Teacher appreciation week: A to Z website

¡Buenos días! he recibido un email de esta organización, así que qué mejor que compartirlo con vosotros para así disfrutar todos juntos de la "OPEN WEEK". Ya sabéis, del 3 al 7 de Mayo, tendréis acceso libre (normalmente es de pago) a los recursos de su web http://www.learninga-z.com/openhouse .

Os dejo aquí lo que me han enviado.
Un fuerte abrazo,
Daniela A. Ayala M.

Currently used in half nearly half the districts in the US/Canada and 155+ countries worldwide, www.LearningA-Z.com <http://www.learninga-z.com/> provides anytime, anywhere Web access to resources serving a wide range of PreK-6 student need, including general education, ELL/ESL, RtI, and Special Education. Each year during Teacher Appreciation Week, we hold a special Open House where we open up all six of our websites for free. This event has been very popular and teachers around the world have thanked us for acknowledging their efforts in this way. As such, we’re reaching out to our wide education network to spread the word. After all, the more teachers we can help, the better! If you could post the blurb below on your site/blog or simply share it with YOUR education network, your efforts would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help!


Sites for Teachers

To thank the world’s teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week from May 3-7, we’re opening up all six of our PreK-6 Learning A-Z websites — for free. Sites include Reading A-Z, Raz-Kids, Writing A-Z, Science A-Z, Vocabulary A-Z, and Reading-Tutors. Nearly 50,000 teachers took advantage of our Open House last year and pre-registration for this year is now open. Just go tohttp://www.learninga-z.com/openhouse — and then pass it on to your friends and colleagues!

martes, 27 de abril de 2010

Happy Mother's Day!! Printable resources :D

My mom is a treasure,
with joy and pleasure;
My mom is a flower
with a lot of power;
My mom loves, cares and respects,
Oh, yes...my mom is the best!!!

Written by Daniela A. Ayala Molinari.
27th of April,2010.
With all my love, to my dearest mom "FREGIA".

Dear friends,
Next Sunday it's celebrated Mother's Day. For that reason I recommend you some printables so as to make your lessons easily and have a nice present for your students' mothers.

jueves, 22 de abril de 2010

Today we celebrate... Earth Day!!

Good morning everybody!!Today it's celebrated all over the world, the Earth day.
I've been looking for some resources to work on this festivity and these are the things I recommend you to do.
Today I'm feeling a bit under the weather, so...I'm not going to write too much, sorry.
Take care,

Earth day award

Earth day coloring page
Earth day different items

domingo, 18 de abril de 2010

Happy Birthday Teacher Daniela ;-) !!!

El 19 de Abril cumplo un añito más, y quiero compartir con todos esta inmensa alegría.
Estoy contentísima de cumplir años y de avanzar día a día con mis proyectos y sueños.

Aprovechando mi cumple, voy a dedicar esta semana a explicar a los niños de infantil el topic: A BIRTHDAY PARTY.
Así tendré fiesta toda la semana, y los niños aprenderán vocabulario y canciones de cumpleaños.
Lo gracioso será que COOKIE, el gatito que tenemos como mascota de Inglés, estará de cumple también, igual que la teacher.Así que ya mañana lunes 19 llevará su gorrito, serpentinas, y demás cosillas.
Os pondré fotitos a finales de semana.
Un abrazo a todos.
Daniela A. Ayala M.
NOTA: Aquí os dejo algunos links que pueden ser útiles para desarrollar esta Unidad : A birthday Party.

Birthday coloring pages
Teddy bear birthday

miércoles, 14 de abril de 2010

Dora, the explorer!!!

Some years ago, I discovered this little girl ;-) and a friend of mine, who is living in Florida, told me how good the cartoons were ...
From that moment I always have a look at the different cartoons that american and english tv programme have.
This time, I want to share with you this nice link, where you can find games and videos about DORA THE EXPLORER.Ther're also there other characters of Nickelodeon JR T.V.
I love watching these cartoons, what about you?

See yaaa!!!
Daniela A. Ayala M.


domingo, 11 de abril de 2010

Fairy tales for children

No me importa demasiado lo que opinen los políticos sobre estos cuentos clásicos...sólo me interesa lo que disfrutan los niños escuchando estos cuentos y lo valioso que es para ellos, escucharlos también en Inglés.
No sólo escucharlos, representarlos, colorearlos,hacer manualidades, etc.

CBEEBIES, es un website que sigo mucho, y que me aporta grandes ideas. En este caso os invito a visitar los videos de estos cuentos, pues sirven de introducción a una unidad didáctica muy interesante y divertida.
¡bienvenidos al mundo de los cuentos!

Un besote,
Daniela A. Ayala M.

Freeology: Free worksheets, calendars, games, etc

Surprise!! I'm here again with more resources :-D. Thanks to this new website you'll get enought time to organize your lessons.
Freeology has lots of worksheets and printables that can be downloaded as PDF format.
So you can have now your lessons ready in less time :D
Use that time, to read my blog a bit more and let a comment here!!!,hehehehehe.

Have a nice Sunday!!

Daniela A. Ayala M.

miércoles, 7 de abril de 2010

Storyplace: Online and dynamic stories to be used on our lessons

Dear teachers and friends,
Today I want to show you a wonderful site to be used on your daily lessons.
We all know how important reading and telling stories is. Have a look at this website and tell me what you think about it.
I'll use it on my lessons too. 

It's perfect for the interactive digital board, you see? :P

Have a nice Thursday!!
Daniela A. Ayala Molinari.


martes, 6 de abril de 2010

Colour game: what's this?, what coulour is it?

Hello everybody!! Colours are always a good topic to be used in our English lessons, specially with our young students. They love saying all the time what colour is whatever they see at that moment, so let's use that as a tool to teach English.
I really recommend this video to do so.

Have a nice Tuesday!!

Daniela A. Ayala M

domingo, 4 de abril de 2010

English through songs !!!

Songs are good for our English lessons, so why don't you use them too? Here I've added an interesting link with lots of video-songs that have also the lyrics. 
I'm sure you and your students will like it too!!!

jueves, 1 de abril de 2010

Easter History: Things you always wanted to know :)

Hello!! Today we start a new month: APRIL, and you know what? This is my favourite month because my birthday and wedding aniversary are celebrated on APRIL :-).

I've found interesting information about Easter. I'll be very happy if you comment something at the end of the post. If you don't have time to write, please choose a star.
Happy Easter everybody,
with love,
Daniela A. Ayala M.

The Origins of Easter

The name Easter comes from Eastre, an ancient Anglo-Saxon goddess, originally of the dawn. In pagan times an annual spring festival was held in her honor. Some Easter customs have come from this and other pre-Christian spring festivals. Others come from the Passover feast of the Jews, observed in memory of their deliverance from Egypt. The resurrection of Jesus took place during the Passover. In the early days of Christianity Easter and the Passover were closely associated.

Prior to A.D. 325, Easter was celebrated on different days of the week, including Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. In that year, the Council of Nicaea was convened by emperor Constantine. They issued the Easter Rule which places Easter on the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox (first day of Spring). Therefore, Easter must be celebrated on a Sunday between the dates of March 22 and April 25.

Preceding Easter Sunday is the 40-day penitential season of Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday and concluding at midnight on Holy Saturday. Lent is a season of prayer, abstinence, and fasting. This is observed in memory of the 40 days' fast of Christ in the desert. Lent is observed for six weeks and four days by the Western Christian churches that include Saturday and Sunday into the total. In Eastern Orthodox churches Lent is 50 days since they do not count Saturdays or Sundays.

Shrove Tuesday, the day before the beginning of Lent, was designed as a way to "get it all out" before the sacrifices of Lent began. Known the world over as Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) or Carnival. It is celebrated in many cities, the most famous American city being New Orleans, LA.

Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, gets its name from the practice, mainly in the Roman Catholic church, of putting ashes on the foreheads of the faithful to remind them that man is but dust.

Holy Week
Palm Sunday: This is held on the Sunday before Easter Sunday. It recalls Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem one week before his execution.
Holy Monday: commemorates Jesus' cleansing of the temple, when he assaulted money changers and overturned their tables. Some believe that this triggered his arrest and crucifixion.
Holy Tuesday: recalls Jesus' description to his disciples on the Mount of Olives of the destruction of Jerusalem.
Holy Wednesday: (once called Spy Wednesday) recalls Judas' decision to betray Jesus in exchange for 30 pieces of silver.
Maundy Thursday: commemorates the Last Supper, Jesus' agony in the garden and his arrest.
Good Friday: recalls Jesus' death on the cross. The origin of the word "good" has been lost. Some claim that it is a corruption of "God" and that the early Christians called this day "God's Friday." Others claim that "good" refers to the blessings of humanity that Christians believe arose as a result of Jesus' execution.
Holy Saturday: (a.k.a. Easter Eve) is the final day of Holy Week and of Lent.
Easter Sunday: commemorates Jesus' resurrection. In the early church, converts were baptized into church membership on this day after a lengthy period of instruction. This tradition continues today in some churches.
Many Easter symbols and customs come from the Old World.

The Cross
The Cross is the symbol of the Crucifixion, as opposed to the Resurrection. However, at the Council of Nicaea, in A.D. 325, Constantine decreed that the Cross was the official symbol of Christianity. The Cross is not only a symbol of Easter, but it is more widely used, especially by the Catholic Church, as a year-round symbol of their faith.

Easter Lilly
The white lily symbolizes the Resurrection. Yet, lillies have long been revered by pagans of various lands as a holy symbol associated with reproduction. It was considered a phallic symbol!

The Easter Bunny
The Easter Bunny also originated with the pagan festival of Eastre. The goddess, Eastre, was worshipped by the Anglo-Saxons through her earthly symbol, the rabbit.

The Germans brought the symbol of the Easter rabbit to America. It was widely ignored by other Christians until shortly after the Civil War. Easter itself was not widely celebrated in America until after that time.

The Easter Egg
The exchange of eggs in the springtime is a custom that was centuries old when Easter was first celebrated by Christians. The egg was a symbol of rebirth in most cultures. Eggs were often wrapped in gold leaf or, if you were a peasant, colored brightly by boiling them with the leaves or petals of certain flowers.

Today, children hunt colored eggs and place them in Easter baskets along with the modern version of real Easter eggs -- plastic eggs filled with chocolate candy.

Happy Easter!

PS: I got this info from www.care2.com