Saturday, May 18, 2019

Seasons Unit Worksheets for Preschool ESL

I made new worksheets for the Seasons Unit for Preschool ESL.
(The worksheets come with the resources that I used with Seasons blog post) 
 It’s an addition to the Seasons blog post:
First let’s have the children color and trace the word for the 4 Seasons.
Then, I made two worksheets for each seasons with the words that are related to each. Have the students cut all the cards and play with them as flashcards.
I also made some headings to make it easier to sort and do activities with the worksheets. Have the students color each words by assigning a color to each letter as you review the alphabet.
Teacher:  FALL!!  Color letter F green! Color letter A yellow! Color both letter L red!
Students can sort all the flashcards into Seasons using the Headings.
Students can also sort the cards using a recycled container. I grabbed some recycled margarine containers that were big enough for the cards. I glued a Season card inside each one.

 Begin the sorting.

I made these children in seasons related clothes and activities to sort as well. I glued them onto toilet paper tubes.

Sorting the toilet paper children puppets into seasons using the Headings.

Then, plan different activities for each Season.
I made craft stick puzzle with winter flashcards. I glued each flashcards onto craft sticks and carefully cut them apart using an x-acto knife.

I made a garland with the Fall flashcards. I glued each one onto a long ribbon.

Turned the Winter worksheets into craft stick puppets for Speaking activities.
Teacher: What color is the snowflake?
Students: It’s blue!

And Spring worksheets can make for a wreath made out of plastic plate.

There’s an old lady who ate the flashcards. I made  mine using the printables and an old cereal box. I cut the mouth out with an x-acto knife.

And I added the start and finish cards to complete a game board for any seasons, I chose Summer.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Butterfly and Bugs Unit for ESL Learners

Add Math to your ESL Lesson planning.  Experts agree that teaching Math improves the English language learning. I found these butterflies that I made out of fun foam many years ago.

And I thought that you could make some butterflies like mine. I am adding a template but you can get any other from google. The numbers are from a package that I found at a store years ago. I also included some numbers if you want to make them out of fun foam. So you are all set.

Make a number sequence or Number Line. Students are already familiar with the number sequence in their own language. Use the props or visuals. Do as much speaking as you go through the Number Line. Ask questions.
Teacher: One, two, three…!
Teacher: What color is number 3?
Students: red!
Teacher: green!
Students: Number 6!
Number sense or counting. Math is based on number sense and can be practiced through hands on experiences. Students can build their own strategy to come up to glue all the bugs to make a number. Students cut the printable bugs and glue them to add up to the number on each butterfly.
Teacher: Look at Butterfly number 6! How many snails are there?
Students: two!
How many butterflies are there?
Students: two!
How many flies are there?
Students: two! 
Match butterflies with colors either do it with a pocket chart or on the desk. Pocket charts are a supplement to your getting your students involved in the lesson.
Or it can be a whole sentence.

I traced the butterfly on paper and had the students glue all piece and write the word a or an. Have the students to color the butterfly and trace the word butterfly. I cut all the butterflies and made a ring book.
Match bug words to the picture. This can be done as independent working time. Students cut out the pictures and glue them under each bug on the butterfly previously traced and cut.
You can also have the students write phrases on their notebooks.
I have more resources and ideas for the Bug Unit.
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Friday, October 19, 2018

Alphabet Printable Flashcards and Posters for Preschool ELL

This is the following post about Alphabet Printable Flashcards. The letters here are from S to Z.

I had this printable of a tablet and as children love it. I thought of putting it in a clear plastic sheet for the students to insert each flashcard and write over the flashcard with a white board marker that can be erased easily. If you want it, make a request:
Not just learning the letters but reading is an essential part of our teaching. Sometimes we run out of ideas. I bought this kind of ruler with a clear colored paper in the middle. I thought it would be fun to use for reading. Maybe you can make your own by using transparent colored paper.
Cutting letters out of magazines is always fun and a yes, a mess!

I was downtown buying art supplies with my children when I saw this small board made by locals here. It has two faces, the blackboard and the whiteboard. I posted some pictures of downtown La Paz on my Instagram.

Going through a lot of things that I have from many years of blogging. I found these bottle caps that I glued the letters on. Get the printable template for free. LINK:

I bought these cardboard strips with lines and never seem to use them. I gave it a chance and turned out great, if do not have them available, use block lined paper or print from the internet.
The last letter is just here. I wanted to make something different. I saw this game and made it. I only used letter Z but it would be fun to include all the letters. I blew the balloons and tape the flashcards and attached the balloons to the ceiling. Name a letter or flashcard and have the students hit the balloon.

Hope you have liked all the ideas presented for this product. Get my flashcards or just make your won. I would love to see what you do for the alphabet theme. You can post at my Facebook Groups and share.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Alphabet Printable Flashcards and Posters for Preschool ELL

This is the following post about Alphabet Printable Flashcards. The letters here are from M to R.

Here is letter M. A letter template to make words as in the flashcards. If you want it.  Request it by email:

I printed fly swatters. You can make your own, if you do not want to carry around a bunch of actual fly swatters. Play the famous game. They are free, just request by email:

Letter O goes into a Monster’s mouth! I made this monster, the template is your just by request. I glued onto an old box, cut the mouth off as to make a hole.
Pointers are fun to use for reading. Mine are free by request.

Save those fries containers from your favorite fast food restaurant. I have mine from Mc Donald’s. Use them for sorting the letters and words or use them in any unit.

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