Games Gathered here you will find all the printable games at Activity Village. Always fun for a rainy day, for taking on holiday (easy to transport and light, too!) or for filling in odd moments during the holidays, you'll find quite a variety here including old favourites and new. Print and cut out our bright and cheerful Chinese Zodiac File Folder Game, and your children will have fun spelling out the names of all the animals.
ESL Worksheets These printable ESL worksheets provide quick overviews of grammar concepts including present, past and future tenses, conditional forms and more. Each ESL worksheet reviews essential grammar and provides printable quizzes and answer sheets to help students quiz and test concepts introduced. These ESL worksheets can be printed as additional study resources or for in-class lesson plans. Present Perfect WorksheetsThis printable ESL worksheet focuses on the present perfect tense. The worksheet presents a quick review of the present perfect, as well as common time expressions used with the present perfect. The present perfect worksheet then continues with two quizzes to check students' understanding of the present perfect tense and its use with time...
STORIES FOR THE CLASSROOM Also see TumbleReaders, Non-Fiction Readers, Story Resources Gif Books and Picture books in video! Share Language Learning: Flash Card and Other Games Tackling a new language is daunting. There are so many options out there but how do you choose the best one? As I prepare to travel to Europe with my boys this fall I have been researching the best ways to introduce German and Italian to my toddler son Dek. I am also looking for ways to brush up on my rudimentary Italian skills. One of my tried and true methods for learning Spanish back in high school was flash cards. They are so easy to use and make. English Tenses for Beginners - Past Present and Future Tense Forms Guide to past, present and future verb tenses especially for beginners. These tense resources include explanations and examples for each tense in English, as well as tense worksheets and quizzes which can also be printed for in-class use. Guide to Future with Will and Going toGuide to learning Future with Will and Going to for students and teachers. This guide includes a brief description, links to detailed explanations, quizzes, free lesson plans, related activities and worksheets. Guide to Present TensesGuide to learning present tenses for students and teachers. This guide includes a brief description, links to detailed explanations, quizzes, free lesson plans, related activities and worksheets.
Penmanship: The Art of Teaching Handwriting I don't teach the letters in order from A to Z; instead, I teach them according to the type of strokes that are used to form each letter. I first teach u, i, and t. These are the simplest letters and when the children practice them they can write the words it and the Spanish word for you: tu. Point out to the children that they do not pick up their pencils until the have finished the whole word and then go back to dot the i's and cross the t's and that you use a backward stroke to cross the t's. Magic Ketchup - A Cartesian Diver Experiment Remove any labels from the bottle and fill it all the way to the top with water. Add a ketchup pack to the bottle. If the ketchup floats, you're all set - go to step 4.
Elementary Web Sites for English Language Learners There are not many websites designed especially for elementary-age English language learners. In order to provide these students with extra practice in English, it is necessary to examine sites intended for English native speakers. How do students use these sites? Blog On Fire I'm so excited to have received the Blog on Fire Award! Thank you Denise from Sunny Days in Second Grade. I have to tell you seven interesting things about myself because of this honor. I have decided my blog will only be about teaching ideas and not a blog about my personal life. I am making an exception for this award, but this will not take the place of my weekly teaching idea. So her goes:
Minibooks for Reference — Jimmie's Collage Parts of Speech Layered Book In our grammar study, I wanted Sprite to make a handy reference for the parts of speech. So to make it more interesting than a mere list, I gave her a multi-colored layered book. As we studied, she filled in the information and labeled the tabs. 50 Plus Ideas for Using Document Cameras in the Classroom Why would I use a Classroom document camera? A document camera is one of the easiest and quickest ways to integrate technology into your classroom. There are very few special skills needed to use this piece of equipment.
European dragon European dragons are legendary creatures in folklore and mythology among the overlapping cultures of Europe. In Western folklore, dragons are usually portrayed as evil, with exceptions mainly in Welsh folklore and modern fiction. This is in contrast to Chinese dragons, which are traditionally depicted as more benevolent creatures. In the modern period, the European dragon is typically depicted as a huge, fire-breathing, scaly, horned, lizard-like creature; the creature also has leathery, bat-like wings, four legs, and a long, muscular prehensile tail. Some depictions show dragons with feathered wings, crests, fiery manes, ivory spikes running down its spine, and various exotic decorations. Terminology 2011 New Classroom Ideas Happy New Year! It is so hard to believe that it is the year 2011! I am looking forward to a happy and healthy year.
Raven Symbolism Raven Symbolism and Deeper Meaning of the Raven If you're looking for raven symbolism pertaining to ill omen, death or other gruesome turns of thought, look elsewhere. There are plenty sources to feed macabre minds, and malign the raven. It's not that I'm a big advocate of raven energy, and even if I were, it wouldn't matter because the raven needs no champion. Content to move about its bizarre ways in solo-mode, the raven could care less if I'm pro or con for its symbolic status. I just think the raven has more to offer than uneducated conjecture and superstition (most of which has only cropped up over the last few centuries).