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Outer Space Printables and Coloring Pages Many kids are fascinated with all things to do with outer space. They want to grow up to be astronauts, travel and explore space. Keep your budding astronaut busy with fun space printables for kids including space coloring pages, mazes, dot to dot printables, word searches, cryptogram puzzles and more. These printables are about a variety of space themes including astronauts, planets, constellations, the solar system, and more. Kids from preschool and kindergarten up to older grade school kids will find space worksheets that will interest them. Feel free to print these off for individual use at home or for use in a classroom as part of a space themed lesson plan. Space Mazes There are two types of space mazes. See our full collection of Printable Mazes for Kids. Space Word Search Puzzles The Solar System word search puzzleMoons of Jupiter word search puzzle - Part 1Moons of Jupiter word search puzzle - Part 2Zodiac constellations See our full selection of Printable Word Searches for Kids.

Word Bump! Spelling Games You might know the math game called Bump! Well, these spelling games are a take on that, except they encourage kids to practice and write their spelling words in an interactive way. We call the spelling games Word Bump! As mentioned in my ebook, Teaching Kids to Spell, spelling needs to be HANDS-ON and DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE in order for kids to build a solid foundation for spelling. Find more spelling games, like Word Bump! Interactive Spelling Games – Word Bump! Here are the many reason we love Word Bump! It’s interactive and fun. Word Bump! These are all FREE downloads, with spelling games included for each season of the year… or you can get our generic Letter Bump! Back to School Word Bump! Apple Word Bump! Fall-Themed Word Bump! Thanksgiving Word Bump! Christmas Word Bump! Winter Word Bump! Valentine’s Word Bump! Shamrock Word Bump! Spring Word Bump! Easter Word Bump! Summer Word Bump! More Hands-On Spelling Activities This Reading MamaSpelling ActivitiesFollow On Enjoy!

Cleverchick Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher: 10 Games to Play with any Vocabulary Words Vocabulary instruction is so critical is today's classroom! A vast vocabulary will help students to become better readers and writers. Vocabulary is also essential to their performance on standardized tests. Helping kids to develop their vocabulary is time that is well spent in a busy classroom. I love using games to practice and review vocabulary words. At the end of the post- in red font- you can sign up to receive all of the game printables shown throughout this post for FREE! Each student will need one of the free game boards. You can grab this bingo board free by signing up at the bottom of this post! To play this game, you will need cards with vocabulary words and cards with their meanings. If they flip over a match- the word and its meaning- they keep the two cards. For this game, you can use the word cards from the memory game or you can write words on popsicle sticks. This game won’t end on its own because there are always pop cards. You will also need word cards. P.S.

Lesson Plans This collection of lesson plans features multi-sensory approaches to help all learners, including special needs students who benefit from multiple experiences with concepts. All plans focus on consistency, repetitiveness, tactile and visual reinforcement--great for children with special needs. The original lesson plans were written by award-winning teacher Nora Coyle of Colorado, a KOAA-TV "Teachers First" Award winner. Lesson content includes letter-sound relationships, parts of speech, paragraph writing, sequencing, earth science, animals, egg-laying animals, volcanoes, addition, and more. Many of these ideas and templates can be adapted for use with almost any subjects and concepts, to differentiate for different learning styles. In the Classroom If your classroom includes special needs learners or simply students who need a multi-sensory approach in order to master new concepts, try these lessons or use them as prototypes as you plan for other curriculum content.

Vocabulary revision activities One of the things we do for professional development in the school where I work are so-called ‘experimentation cycles’, where the team chooses a topic, we pool resources (books, resource packs and blog posts with all sorts of activities on the topic), after which everyone who is interested in the topic picks a few activities and tries them out in class. Finally, we organize a workshop to share the activities we liked. This post is a summary of one of these workshops, which was focused on Vocabulary revision activities. As I mentioned above, the activities mostly came from books and the Internet, and I’m sure you’ll see here quite a few ideas that you’ve tried too – so if you have a variation that you love, could you share it? ‘Vocabulary revision’ is a very broad term and activities could be very different in terms of what the learners need to do with the words: am I given something or do I need to retrieve something from memory? Recalling the meaning of an item Test-teach-test Tip. Tip.

Worksheets: Essential Kids - fun activities for preschoolers and school-age children What do children learn when cooking? Nicole Avery Cooking is not only a fun activity to do with the kids, but it provides an amazing array of learning opportunities in a practical setting. Fashion-loving four-year-old creates daily paper dress with mum Katie Carlin When Angie discovered her four-year-old daughter started to shun her store-bought dresses in favour of creating her own out of scarves and her mother’s clothes, she suggested they try creating paper dresses instead and they have been making them every day since. Tropical Sand Dough Paging Fun Mums My kids love my Tropical Sand Dough - it's such a great sensory activity for little hands, as well as being inexpensive for parents. No cook playdough recipe Paging Fun Mums This is so simple to make and the best part is there is no cooking required. Printable Emergency Contact Info Sheet Maze and shape activity The Mad Hatter has lost his tea cups! Alphabet Flashcards Colour the fish Sealife word match challenge Ocean memory game ANZAC Soldier

Games & Activities for the ESL/EFL Classroom This is a place were English teachers can share games and activities that they have found useful in the classroom. If you know a game or an activity that works well with ESL/EFL students and it is not yet listed here, please submit it. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Number of Submissions: 132 The newest addition is at the top of the page. Bad Fruit: A Shoppers' Nightmare Level: Easy to Medium This is an oral communication activity appropriate for EFL learners in elementary/primary school. Materials: "produce" and play money. Object of Game: To accumulate as many products as possible. Students are divided into clerks and shoppers. The clerks set up "stands" to allow easy access for all shoppers (e.g. around the outsides of the room with their backs to the wall). The shoppers are given a set amount of money* (e.g. dollars, euros, pounds, etc.) and begin at a stand where there is an open space.

Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers Michelle Luhtala/Edshelf With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of apps voted on by educators around the country. “I wanted to make sure we had some flexibility because there’s no one app that’s better than all the others,” Luhtala said. 30Hands allows a user to make pictures, annotate them, record a voice explainer and then packages it all into a video. Adobe Voice is a recently released education product from Adobe that allows students to narrate a story over an array of digital images. Book Creator is only available for iPads, allowing kids to easily create their own iBook by importing images, multimedia, text, and audio. Tellagami is a tool to share quick animated messages. ExplainEverything is another tool for creating video like tutorials. Symphonizer is great for music classes.

5 Fun ESL Classroom Games for Getting to Know Each Other The ESL classroom can be a lively, dynamic environment. With the right guidance, students can work and learn together — pushing each other farther, faster. However, getting a group of students to cooperate and stay positive is easier said than done. Are your ESL lessons plans getting a little bit tired? Do your students need an easier of coming together and getting to know each other? Then it’s time to experiment with some ESL classroom games. Why Use Games in the Classroom? Some teachers may wonder about the reasons for using ESL games in the classroom. Don’t we want to keep their noses in the books and their minds focused on working productively? Actually, most teachers have begun to see that games can be a highly effective way of teaching vocabulary and grammar. Specific games for getting to know one another can be an excellent way to establish an open, free space for communication in your ESL classroom. 1. The game can be carried out in several ways. 2. 3. 4. 5. ESL Warm-up Games and Activities | HubPages Start your English as a Second Language class with a Warm-Up Game This site will help you incorporate lots of fun and excitement into your English as a foreign language classrooms. Teaching ESL has never been so exciting and your students will be learning English without even knowing it because they're having so much fun playing ESL games. By using a warm-up game, you can grab the student's attention and introduce whatever topic you're discussing that day. The World Cup ESL Game: an exciting ESL Activity for Kids First, write up some questions. Then, in class count up your students and make up a "draw." Anyway, ask the students a question from your list and the person to answer the fastest gets to move onto the next round. SOS Review Game: a perfect ESL Activity for Adults I'm sure you know the game S-O-S. I draw a grid on the board, usually 6x6. As a final note: this game gets boring after 20 minutes or so, so don't plan on playing this for an entire class. ESL Games and Activities 1. 2.