martes, 18 de mayo de 2010

Story Maker

Good Morning!! We're in the middle of May, practically finishing the third term. I know you're trying to finish the contents and objectives proposed for this year but I'm sure you'll have time to do something different on you English lessons, will you?

Stories allow us to create and travel to a fantastic world without moving from where we really are. It's something magic and with children it always works.

This time, I've found a website where our older students can create their own story and then print it.
Check this LINK and tell me your experience.

Enjoy this sunny Tuesday!!

Take care,
Daniela A. Ayala M.

viernes, 14 de mayo de 2010

How to use songs in our English lessons

Queridos compis de profesión, profesores, teachers:
En este enlace y video que os dejo podéis ver una manera divertida, diferente y útil para utilizar las canciones dentro del aula.
Realmente me he sentido representada al ver este video; era como si por un momento estuviera yo misma haciendo eso, y es que en cierto modo se parece a lo que hago con mis alumnos.
Me invento rimas y canciones dependiendo del momento que estemos viviendo, y me encanta porque ellos demuestran alegría al oírlas y bailarlas.

Esto que aquí se ve, se me ocurre que podría adaptarse y hacerse con niños de primaria para ser representado a modo de teatro musical en Inglés, ¿qué os parece?.
Yo me lo apunto, y prometo hacer algo similar en un futuro no muy lejano.
Un besito,
Daniela A. Ayala M.

miércoles, 5 de mayo de 2010

The three billy goats

Dear friends,
during these days I was remembering a list of stories that I used to be told by my daddy .
Once I wrote the list I chose this one to be the first one on this term.
Today, I've told this story using a BIG BOOK. 3 year old students love the story, the pictures and the activities proposed after that.
It's so amazing to see these youngsters laugh and enjoy the English lessons...
This is my motivation, their beautiful and happy faces ;-).

I've found a nice and well adapted story for these children on youtube and of course, I want to share it with you too.
It's not adapted for 3 year old studets but, you can use the pictures to tell the story using your owns and without using the sound given.

Aquí os dejo un estupendo link con ideas para crear tu propia Unidad Didáctica y actividades para el cuento:

And... for everyone, this wonderful ebook, that can be used in the classroom too. I will use it with the interactive digital board ;-)

martes, 4 de mayo de 2010

Hello Spring!!

Hi there! I'm happy to start this week with so much energy :P I hope you're in the same case ;-).
Today, the weather is not as good as the last weekend but, anyway, we're celebrating Spring at school.This is the reason why I've been thinking about this topic during the day, and of course, here you've got the result.

lunes, 3 de mayo de 2010

English celebrations around the world

Do you want to know what English celebrations are the most important around the world?
This is your place ;-) Just click on these links and read!!
I think you will get a great help on these links.

Have a nice week,