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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas Coloring Pages

A freebie ! Just 6 Christmas Coloring Pages for those extra 5 minutes that we don´t know what to do...


Here´s the link:



Saturday, November 25, 2017

Christmas Paper Bag Puppets

I love doing paper bag puppets, I do have quite a collection. I am sharing these just by writing an email: ei98srl@gmail.com


I find them easy to make. I buy a pack of lunch bags in the supermarket. They are quite cheap. You can add more decoration items such as wiggly eyes, yarn, fabric, ribbon.


Students can create any character they want and put up a play, puppets give children more confidence in speaking. Creativity is involved in this activity and the review of basic body and face parts. It will be a way to connect play and review for the Holiday Season. You can make yours for greeting students at the door or to give instructions in the classroom.


If you make your puppets, send me pictures and I will post them with your name here.



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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Halloween by Education.com

Once again I was contacted by the web site www.education.com. They wanted me to share some of their great worksheets and the endless possibilities for the ESL class.


I chose the Halloween theme, that time of the year that ESL teachers are looking for suitable resources for their class.
 I liked these  resources and I gave them a twist to get the max out of them, not simply filling out a worksheet.

Worksheet 1.  This worksheet is great for reviewing the emotions or feelings vocabulary. Have the students color each pumpkin orange and have them notice that there is a bat, some stars and the moon and mention how to color them accordingly. Even adjectives such as fat, tall, big, snmall can be reviewed.
Teacher: Point to Pumpkin sad.  Is she fat or thin ?
Students: She is fat.
Teacher:  Is she big or small ?
Students: She is small.

Then , I made some labels for the pumpkins. If you want them, please write a request and I´ll send them for free.
(ei98srl@gmail.com)

Worksheet 2. I chose this one thinking about reviewing colors.


But once the worksheet is done, students can cut them in pieces to make a puzzle for a friend. They can paste it onto a poster board.

Worksheet 3.  This a haunted house and shapes review. I like that you can review the parts of the house and color the shapes found in the house. They can even add more shapes.
Board game. The site has this board game with all the pieces. I glued it onto a file folder.
I love mandalas so much, I thought it would be nice to put into an oval plastic plate and use as decoration. Practice Halloween words when you color with your class.
Teacher: Find the bats. Color them gray !
Continue with the others.
And this cute 3D, I couldn´t miss it. I had never done anything like it and it turn out cute!




Thursday, September 7, 2017

Letters arts and crafts Collection

Years ago I created a product with 26 letters for my students along with the workbook I designed. It has been successful and I thought of making all the letters for all the preschool themes. 




As you move along the Preschool Book series that you are working with, help the students learn the letters. The students can make the craft letters or you can make them for the class and use it as flash letters or to play games, They work as decoration, too. Review vocabulary and pronunciation with the letters as they name all the words.

In most ESL books the alphabet is missing ! It is up to us ESL/EFL teachers to teach the letters of the alphabet in Preschool or Kindergarten. Make sure that the students can name most of letters, it doesn't matter the order. By teaching them the letters it will predict that your students will be able to read in English in the future. Your students will learn the alphabet by doing lots of practice in many different ways.
 I will be adding pictures of the letters on my other social media, so you get a chance to see all 224 letters.

Here´s the link to 224 letters:

I created a Board named: Letter Arts and crafts.




Tuesday, August 8, 2017

More School Theme Activities for the ELL

Many books from the big Publishers come with cut-outs. I love them. But over the years I have collected quite a few and I will give some ideas on how to use them further and how to use them with students who are starting to read and write in English.

The cut-outs can be used as classroom d├ęcor. The bulletin board can be greatly enhanced by them. Walls and  windows can´t be missed. And I also make cut-outs out of old text books. Many teachers have access to cut-outs in the dollar stores, Target and more. And others have access to Teacher´s Magazines such as Maestra Jardinera.


The same  cut-outs can be turned into puppets.


Children need variety in their learning, they need different experiences within the same concept, such as with the identification of the school objects. I made these labels that I printed onto colored paper.


Help children make connection between the vocabulary and the written words. I found these scrabble game tiles that are fun to help children write the word and then add up the numbers if you want to use this with older students.



Children need practice to learn to read and write. Reinforce and repeat !


Classifying as big or small.


If you have several cut-outs, create puzzles. Use a markers to draw  the lines to cut.


I have seen on Pinterest a crown with a pocket. I made mine out of fun foam, a glitter one. I managed to place a small pocket to insert a cutout. As student´s head vary, I thought I place a binder clip and it worked well.


I have got more cut-outs and I want to give them away for free. The first teacher to write a request with an address will get them. (ei98srl@gmail.com)


My product, Alphabet Letters Art and Craft is always selling well. I thought I should make more letters and made 21 more within this unit. Encourage children to answer your questions.


Teacher: What letter is this?
Students: S
Teacher: What is this ?
Students: Sharpener.
Teacher: S is for Sharpener.
Students: S is for Sharpener.

You can also use the word labels and the scrabble letters with each letter art.

And to end this blog post I revised my School Flashcards and added a lot more. There 175 flashcards now. 

Here´s the link: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/School-Theme-Flashcards-for-ELL-836917

I  have it at my other store: https://www.teachersnotebook.com/product/ei98srl/school-theme-flashcards-for-esl

I have more School Theme blog post that you might want to visit.