quinta-feira, 22 de outubro de 2015

Meditation for de-stress - Great for students (and their teachers)

Stress can be really harmful in the classroom. Meditation is a great resource to deal with this problem, plus it can be used as an English teaching resource as well specially when teaching topics like "The body".
This practice can have the double effect of calming both students and teachers before a lesson which is being foreseen as "difficult".
It can become part of the routine our it can simply pop up from the teacher's sleeve when the time is right.

Enjoy, and relax...

Got the video from this page: http://news.health.com/2015/10/12/7-everyday-habits-that-improve-mood-according-to-science/?xid=bustle

quarta-feira, 21 de outubro de 2015

Winnie the Witch Story, video and song

Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul is a great and funny story to teach topics like:

  • Colours
  • The house
  • Furniture
  • (and maybe) Pets
Because it stars a witch as the main character, it is also perfect to be used in class around Halloween time.

Here you can find:

The Story:

 The video:


  And the song:

Keep up the teaching Frenzy :)

terça-feira, 20 de outubro de 2015

Super Powerful Spiderweb - Halloween Craft

Look at the skillful work of art that this spider has crafted in my mother's garden. Impressive, isn't it ?

Spiders and spiderwebs may not be "our thing" but they certainly play an irreplaceable role in Halloween!

Today I'll show you how your students can make an awesome, sparkling, "super powerful" spiderweb!

I've learned it from a very special teacher (Stefy) at Pilgrims some years ago...

It's an easy craft and it can also become a great trap to catch all the Halloween monsters that fly around during this time of year.

Here we go:

You'll need these materials:
a sheet of paper, markers, a transparent punch pocket, white glue and glitter (lots of glitter!!) 
  1. Draw a spiderweb on a sheet of paper;
  2. Put the paper inside the transparent punch pocket;
  3. Cover the lines with white glue;
  4. Sprinkle some glitter on the glue;
  5. Let it dry for, at least, 24 hours.

 And voilà!

It looks splendid on windows!

Happy Halloween
Keep up the Teaching-Frenzy! :)

Ps.If you are looking for some extra activities on Spiders (CLIL) please take a look here: 


segunda-feira, 19 de outubro de 2015

Daisy Chain - Animated Film narrated by Kate Winslet

Because bullying is all but fun and glee
Here's a video for you to see
I hope, in time, this cloud will fade
and we'll see children playing, not afraid...


Keep up the teaching frenzy :)

sábado, 17 de outubro de 2015

November - Binder / notebook divider

The harvesting month is coming! 
This time I've also added a "curiosity" section.
Have you got any other suggestions? Please comment below, let me know what your students like. Thanks.

Keep up the Teaching-Frenzy :)

quinta-feira, 15 de outubro de 2015

quinta-feira, 8 de outubro de 2015

My collection of playing cards - Countries and nationalities

"Countries and Nationalities" is one of the topics for 3rd grade. 

Here is my 3rd set of playing cards:

The images used in this set of cards were taken from : www.crayola.com
Keep up the teaching-frenzy :)

Oops, It seems that this file had a mistake before. Instead of "Spanish" it was written "Spannish". I would like to thank Raquel Gonçalves for letting me know. I've just corrected it. Please make sure you've got the right file. I'm sorry for the inconvenience. "Poop happens"
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