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Competition 1: Life of Kids in 2050 – Teenage Superheroes & Video Game Developers

Dear parents, this post will be short, but sweet! I can’t be more proud of all the work my students have put into this story and poster. Three kids from different countries came together and collaboratively designed this world together. πŸ€—β€οΈ After a lot of work, we sent the poster to a competition ⚑✍️ The topic was the life of teenage kids in the year 2050, so let’s learn more about it and see our final version! The topic of

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Superhero & Anime Month: Me as a Superhero Activities and More

Hi, my dear parents! March 2022 is our superhero and anime month and we have done some super fun activities so far! We will share some activities we did in this post, and also the materials we designed which you can use at home. The worksheet at the bottom of this article is designed by Alice, and no redistribution or use except personal use (printing in at home for your child) is not allowed. Grammar and word order with a

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(Mother) Earth Day Appreciation Arts and Crafts Gallery

Hello, my dear colleagues, students, and parents!To celebrate this Earth Day, we had an Earth Day crafting project, where we gathered online and enjoyed some crafting, chatting, and just relaxing while listening to music. We made some fantastic crafts, so explore and see what did we do this Earth Day! Trash Art English Language Workshop: Earth Day crafts After the workshop, the students will be able to Understood how are humans and the natural ecosystem related; Developed some ideas on

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Designing a Board Game Together: Art, English and Digital Skills

Hi, parents! We often have a lot of fun activities in our school, especially ones that are intercurricular and that have other goals outside of learning English. One of these activities was designing a fully-functional board game! How did we make the game? We did it in a live lesson by discussing and selecting the board. When we selected the board theme (at the farm), we searched for possible shapes of the board game online and decided together which one

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How do We Make Our Classroom Without Borders? Article of the Week on British Council

My article about classrooms without borders and interculturalism was a featured article of the week on British Council! It discusses introducing different cultures to your classroom, along with some practical examples. Read the article below. Can we really spin the globe and jump in into the unknown in our classroom? Or has the administrative part of our job won and silenced our creativity? Interculturalism and classrooms without borders are a common research topics, but in many instances, it is really

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Halloween Science Experiment: Jack’O’Lantern volcano πŸŒ‹πŸŽƒ

πŸŽƒ Hello, my dear parents! Here’s our Halloween pumpkin volcano experiment. Why do we do science experiments in our school and how they help your child learn English? Science experiments are very visual and they activate all of your child’s senses. Your child does the experiment at home, we always send short instructions and discuss the needed things with parents first. The experiments use a lot of functional language (everyday verbs such as pour, clean, stir, move, add, take), we

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Creative Writing with Harry Potter: Me in the Story

Hi, there, dear parents! Here’s an example of a creative writing essay we did recently. I love giving out this kind of homework because the kids rarely feel it as if it was actually homework. This creative writing essay included adding yourself to Harry Potter as if you were one of the main characters! I will be sharing the original student text below + my simple corrections. πŸ“ŒThe original text: Sollina: Sollina love’s animal and spels. She’s kind and intelligent.

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Storytelling-based Learning- Workshop 4: Class Two at the Zoo by Julia Jarman, illustrated by Lynne Chapman

Hello, my dear colleagues! We finally kick-started our storytelling-based program and our first official story is Class Two at the Zoo by Julia Jarman. As a real enthusiast of storytelling, I’ve decided to create a storytelling-based learning curriculum which will be conducted in the form of a workshop. Storytelling-based learning or narrative-based learning is not something we see in everyday practice. This method focuses on learning languages through literature, using storytelling at an early age. This curriculum is for 2nd,

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The Greenhouse Effect in a Jar, Edible Modeling Activity, and Dramatization with Young Learners

Hello, my dear colleagues! In the next few short posts, I will share a lot of environmental education activities for young learners I made for my classroom and in various professional development courses. This one is related to greenhouse gases and global warming. How would you help your students understand why greenhouse gases are necessary, while also helping them understand amplified warming due to increased levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere? Since I am a preschool teacher and our

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Do-it-yourself Educational Toys From Our Classroom You Can Also Make At Home with Your Child

Hi, there, dear parents! We constantly make DIY toys and play together in our online classroom. Many of you have asked for ideas and we have compiled a collection of almost 100 DIY toys you can make at home for almost free! You mostly need some basic crafting supplies like glue and paint, and recyclables, of course. If you decide to make any of these, make sure to show us the games in the classroom so we can use them

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