October 16, 2017

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹

Happy Monday lovely friends!  Here is the quote for the week!
 
an A 
is just three sticks.

Happy Teaching!  Let's get out there and do it!
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle


October 13, 2017

💕Friday freebie!💕

 Hello everyone,

Hello everyone!
Here is this weeks freebie!
The 3 Sounds of "ed" Past Tense freebie Verb Game  This fun and effective freebie grammar game, The 3 sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs games and grammar activities are engaging and enjoyable ways for children to practice using The 3 Sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs.  This free game packet contains some of the great games/activities found in our original game packet.  This package consists of : *GAME BOARD *GAME CARDS *WORD CARDS *NUMBER CARDS  These grammar based games with lesson plans and activities give students the opportunity to practice English vocabulary and language skills in a fun and relaxing setting. As students play these engaging games they naturally transfer skills they learn in class!  Please follow us!


This fun and effective freebie grammar game, The 3 sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs games and grammar activities are engaging and enjoyable ways for children to practice using The 3 Sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs.

This free game packet contains some of the great games/activities found in our original game packet.

This package consists of :
*GAME BOARD
*GAME CARDS
*WORD CARDS
*NUMBER CARDS

These grammar based games with lesson plans and activities give students the opportunity to practice English vocabulary and language skills in a fun and relaxing setting. As students play these engaging games they naturally transfer skills they learn in class!

Click here to get your freebie!  Please follow us and rate this product!

Happy teaching💕!


October 12, 2017

Using songs and chants in the ELD classroom💥

SONGS AND/OR CHANTS 

Songs and Chants are a dynamic part of an ELD lesson. Songs/ Chants set the stage for the lesson and help focus the learner on the vocabulary and grammatical structure you are teaching.

GROUPING: Whole class
OBJECTIVE: To introduce a song/chant
WHAT YOU NEED:
• Student copies of the song/chant
• The song/chant written on chart paper

HOW TO PLAY:
• Sing or chant the song the first time to your students
• Focus in on pronunciation
• Anchor your student’s attention by teaching your students to “look at my mouth.” Help them make the correct mouth and facial movements as you help them pronounce words correctly
• Hand out mirrors and see if your students can make their mouth “look like yours” when pronouncing new words or difficult sounds


VARIATION: Gesture as you sing Sing one part more than once

ESL & ELD Songs and Chants Volume I SING IT LOUD! SING IT CLEAR!  This 51-page collection of ELD and ESL songs and black lines are perfect for every classroom with second language learners. Open every lesson with a song or chant from this rich collection of ELD based lyrics and watch your students' fluency grow. Volume I includes 22 songs/ chants, lesson ideas and activities that will raise the oral academic language of your students to new heights. The songs and chants are sung to familiar popular songs or the lyrics are used in call backs or chant style tunes. These lyrics provide a compelling way to begin your ELD lesson while targeting complex English Structures. You and your students will enjoy these engaging and memorable lyrics.  Songs and Chants for: Possessive Pronouns Reflexive Pronouns Present Tense Questions Regular Past Tense Verbs Past Tense Questions Present Perfect Prepositions  Language levels included: Beginning Intermediate Advanced


This 51-page collection of ELD and ESL songs and black lines are perfect for every classroom with second language learners. Open every lesson with a song or chant from this rich collection of ELD based lyrics and watch your students' fluency grow. Volume I includes 22 songs/ chants, lesson ideas and activities that will raise the oral academic language of your students to new heights. The songs and chants are sung to familiar popular songs or the lyrics are used in call backs or chant style tunes. These lyrics provide a compelling way to begin your ELD lesson while targeting complex English Structures. You and your students will enjoy these engaging and memorable lyrics.

Songs and Chants for:
Possessive Pronouns
Reflexive Pronouns
Present Tense Questions
Regular Past Tense Verbs
Past Tense Questions
Present Perfect
Prepositions

Language levels included:💥
Beginning
Intermediate
Advanced





October 11, 2017

👀200 ways to say went!👀

Hi everyone,

I found a great pin that has 200 words to replace the word 'went'.
I want to make an anchor chart for my class using some of these!



Click Here to see the pin!


Have fun and happy teaching!💕

Lori

October 9, 2017

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹

Happy Monday lovely friends!  Here is the quote for the week!
 
 is to replace an empty mind 
with an open one.

Malcolm Forbes

Happy Teaching!  Let's get out there and do it!

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle


October 7, 2017

Idioms!

Hello everyone,

Aren't idioms fun!  Check out this fun video and then read on to make your own interactive idiom bulletin board!



The Third Wheel from Melissa Kumaresan on Vimeo.


This is a picture of an interactive idiom board  for the whole school to participate in.




Idiom Bulletin Board - Step by Step Instructions

This easy, fun and creative bulletin board makes you look like a pro as you develop student vocabulary and language skills. This bulletin board works great in a classroom or hallway for the whole school to be involved with. I wanted a way to involve my school in language development and used this idea. Follow these quick steps and you will be on your way!

Materials:

4-5 idioms and simple definitions
Computer/word processor
Images to represent the idioms and the definitions
Construction paper
Glue
Scissors/paper cutter
String
Tacks

Step 1:

Decorate the Bulletin Board with colored Butcher paper of your choice as a background. Use a contrasting borders that complements the color you chose.

Step 2:

Choose a theme for the idioms you will use. Some popular themes include:
Bees, horses, weather, dogs, tired.

Step 3:

Choose 4 idioms. Take care in choosing the idioms. Idioms for intermediate language level students should be idioms that give a hint to the meaning. An example of this is "it's raining cats and dogs". The word "raining" is a clue to the meaning. Early advanced language learners can work with idioms such as, "you're pulling my leg" which doesn't give the learner any clues to the meaning. Choose which language level you want the students to work with.

Step 4:

Collect 1 picture per idiom that displays what the words say and another picture that shows what the idiom means. Use your own classroom images for this or do a quick Google search for "idiom images".

Step 5:

Type up and print the idioms. Glue the typed idioms and the images onto colored construction paper. Cut to size.

Step 6:

Place the 4 idiom images that display what the words "say" at regular intervals across the top of the bulletin board.

Place the text under each picture.

At the bottom of the bulletin board place the image of what the idioms "mean" in random order.

Step 7:

Staple a piece of yarn under the text of each idiom long enough to reach to the image that shows the true meaning of the idiom. Tie a loop in the end of the piece of yarn so children can attach the yarn to the correct meaning.

Step 8:

Stick a pushpin into the bulletin board above the random images that shows the true meaning.

You now have an interactive bulletin board where students can match up the idiom to the image of its meaning by attaching the looped yarn to the push pin above the image of the true idiom meaning! Watch your students have fun and learn about idioms!


Happy Teaching!
Lori

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Happy Teaching!






September 25, 2017

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹

Hello everyone,
I don't know how many times I have said to students, "It's supposed to be hard!"

I think I will make a classroom poster of this great quote!

Happy Teaching!                         

September 19, 2017

A bit closer!

Happy Thursday!
Here is a fun song to practice early advanced prepositions!  Sing it to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star or as a call back.

Have fun with it!

A bit closer
A bit farther
A bit higher
A bit lower
A little to the left
A little to the right
Not quite in the middle
Within an inch…or a ????

 Happy teaching!

ESL & ELD Songs and Chants Volume I SING IT LOUD! SING IT CLEAR!  This 51-page collection of ELD and ESL songs and black lines are perfect for every classroom with second language learners. Open every lesson with a song or chant from this rich collection of ELD based lyrics and watch your students' fluency grow. Volume I includes 22 songs/ chants, lesson ideas and activities that will raise the oral academic language of your students to new heights. The songs and chants are sung to familiar popular songs or the lyrics are used in call backs or chant style tunes. These lyrics provide a compelling way to begin your ELD lesson while targeting complex English Structures. You and your students will enjoy these engaging and memorable lyrics.  Songs and Chants for: Possessive Pronouns Reflexive Pronouns Present Tense Questions Regular Past Tense Verbs Past Tense Questions Present Perfect Prepositions  Language levels included: Beginning Intermediate Advanced


This 51-page collection of ELD and ESL songs and black lines are perfect for every classroom with second language learners. Open every lesson with a song or chant from this rich collection of ELD based lyrics and watch your students' fluency grow. Volume I includes 22 songs/ chants, lesson ideas and activities that will raise the oral academic language of your students to new heights. The songs and chants are sung to familiar popular songs or the lyrics are used in call backs or chant style tunes. These lyrics provide a compelling way to begin your ELD lesson while targeting complex English Structures. You and your students will enjoy these engaging and memorable lyrics.

Songs and Chants for:
Possessive Pronouns
Reflexive Pronouns
Present Tense Questions
Regular Past Tense Verbs
Past Tense Questions
Present Perfect
Prepositions

Language levels included:
Beginning
Intermediate
Advanced





September 15, 2017

💕Friday Freebie💕

Hello everyone!💕
It is Friday and we have a great freebie for you today!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Tongue-Twisters-Sample-Freebie-1327867
 Tongue Twisters Sample Freebie
Tongue Twisters Pronunciation Made Fun!

This sample freebie from our full Tongue Twister pack 48-page pronunciation unit has everything you need to sample what our full pack offers to teach students the correct pronunciation necessary to be academically successful in English.
The full pack of Tongue Twisters – Pronunciation Made Fun contains 30 traditional tongue twisters to help elementary students master English pronunciation! Wall posters and game cards are provided for your students to practice the sounds of English with these engaging tongue twisters.


Click here for this  great freebie!

In addition, our activities and ideas provide fun and interest so your students learn through hands-on experiences. This unit is ready to go to work for you!
Tongue Twisters – Pronunciation Made Fun has everything you need to teach students the correct pronunciation including black lines for the 30 traditional tongue twisters as wall posters, game/mobile cards and game boards
Each of the 30 tongue twisters has its own wall poster and game card. Practice English pronunciation with fun activities and game boards.

•WORD WALL CARDS
•GAME BOARDS
•GAME CARDS

Each tongue twister is printed on an individual wall poster (8 x 11 ½) and game/flash card. Simply copy, cut, and use.

Use this great English pronunciation package for kindergarten through 6th graders. Perfect for second language learners and speech students!

See all our great math and grammar games at www.funtoteach.com.

If you would like more great Tongue Twisters, download our complete pack!


 Click here for this great freebie!

Happy Teaching! 

September 14, 2017

🔨Toolbox Booster🔨ELD Make and Take Workshops


ELD Make and Take Workshops
By Fun To Teach 

🔨ELD Toolbox Booster🔨 
Fun effective strategies and activities to fill your ELD toolbox!
Save your seat now! Fax in the registration today 

2017 - Our New Workshop!
September 29, 2017
Portland, OR 


Are you interested in adding another layer of practical knowledge to your ELD instruction? Then this workshop is for you. Join us for the ELD Toolbox Booster workshop and enhance English Language instruction with procedures, routines, strategies and activities that will develop oral language, vocabulary and fluency in English learners. Come fill your ELD toolbox with language games, activities, strategies picture cards, songs, chants, sentence frames, and “make & take” activities that you can use in your classroom the next day! 


Who should attend?
ELD and ESL teachers, K-5 classroom teachers, specialist teachers and everyone who wants to fill their ELD toolkit!


🔨ELD Toolbox Booster 🔨
Portland, Oregon
Fun effective strategies and activities to fill your ELD toolbox!


$200.00PER WORKSHOP

 Call for more info (541) 488 8838
or visit our website!
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fax or mail a Purchase Order or check

Happy Teaching!

Lori

September 12, 2017

To Lie - Just for fun!

Hi everyone,
We all goof this one up!
Just to remind us when we are getting ready to lie down or if we are lying down.

present tense of verb 'to lie'
I lie, or I am lying
you lie, or you are lying
he/she lies, or he/she is lying
we lie, or we are lying
they lie, or they are lying

past tense:
I lay, or I was lying, or I have lain
you lay, or you were lying, or you have lain
he/she lay, or he/she was lying, or he/she has lain
we lay, or we were lying, or we have lain
they lay, or they were lying, or they have lain

Whew!


Happy Teaching!

Lori

September 11, 2017

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹


Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.
Here is today's!








Happy Teaching,

September 9, 2017

Gameboards! Fun in the Classroom!


Gameboards
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/No-Prep-Gameboard-Pack-3314095
Easy!  Fun!  Flexible!

Don’t forget to teach the basics!

Many students come to school without knowing how to play boardgames.  Students are enamored with the many game pieces, bright colors, special spaces, and fun of boardgames!  To Guarantee a learning environment in your classroom and to get the most out of game playing teach the behavior and expectations you require.  Before you offer the exciting practice of boardgames to your students remember to teach routines and procedures for the basics.  Here are some suggestions:


Introduce the game board. Explain what students see on the board. This includes any graphics or writing on the board. Identify the start and end spaces on the game board. Show where the gamepeices line up and where to put the gamepiece on each space.

Introduce the game pieces. These include items such as a spinner, a die (or dice), and game pieces. You may have to explain the function of what each game piece is by describing its function. A fun classroom rule when passing out game pieces is to chant, “You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit!” J

Practice moving the game pieces around the game board in the correct direction.  Practice rolling the dice.  In my class we have a rule that if the dice goes off the table, the player loses his/her turn.   Explain to students that game play goes in a clockwise direction. 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/No-Prep-Gameboard-Pack-3314095Encourage students to talk about what it means to play fair.   By sharing specific examples such as taking turns and waiting patiently while another player makes his or her move will set the tone in your classroom.  Use students’ responses to form the basic ground rules around playing gameboards.  Talk to your students about winning and losing.  Give them the phrases to use at the end of the game”congratulations on your win, but watch out next time, I am on your heels” or “It doesn’t matter if you win or lose as long as you have fun!”


Present the vocabulary of gameboards.  Make a word wall and include words like die, dice, spaces, spinners, board, clockwise, etc.


Read the game directions. Have the child repeat the directions back to you to make sure he/she understands how to play. Remind students that game play is a privilege. 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/No-Prep-Gameboard-Pack-3314095 Happy Teaching!

Lori




September 6, 2017

🙌💬Components of ELD🙌💬

 Hello teachers!

Part of our jobs is to clarify and at times educate our colleagues on the vocabulary of ELD!  No time like the present to refresh ourselves on the meanings of words related to ELD!  Take a peek👀:





 

🙌💬💭Happy Teaching!

September 4, 2017

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!






Happy Teaching,

September 1, 2017

💕 50 Back to School Sentence Starters💕

Hello Teachers!


Are you thinking about school yet?  I am!

This is a great product to get you started!


Sentence starters provide a low-stress way for young writers to practice writing complete sentences. Our sentence starters are open-ended requiring your students to use higher order thinking skills while practicing their writing.  Provide your students the opportunities to write creatively with 50 Back to School Sentence Starters.

This great ELA unit has 50 great back to school sentence starters to get your students writing. You can learn about your students as they complete these open ended writing pieces. Let your students pick the sentence starter that will get them engaged in writing or choose one for the whole class.

Each sentence starter is printed on an individual card and on lined paper.

Simply copy, cut, and write!

We have included black lines for the following:
sentence starter word wall cards
individual lined papers for each sentence starter.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/50-Back-to-School-Sentence-Starters-575716In addition, our activities and ideas provide fun and interest so your students learn through hands-on experiences. No more searching for writing prompts or sentence starters. This unit is ready to go to work for you!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/50-Back-to-School-Sentence-Starters-575716

Click here to purchase at our Fun To Teach store at TPT!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/50-Back-to-School-Sentence-Starters-575716
Have fun and Happy Teaching!
💕

August 28, 2017

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹

Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!



Happy Teaching!

August 25, 2017

Community People Word Wall Freebie!

Community People Word Wall Freebie!

Happy New Year from Fun To Teach!

Kinder to 2nd grade



https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Community-People-Word-Wall-Freebie-2937703

This word wall contains words and pictures related to Community People.
This freebie is the word wall portion from our
Community People Kindergarten Kit complete packet.  I am offering this for free so you can sample some of my work! 

This word wall contains 12 words and pictures related to Community People. The pictures are perfect for both the basic education classroom, ESL, speech and autism/ESE classroom.

Community People Word Wall pages includes:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Community-People-Word-Wall-Freebie-2937703·      Community People Word Wall cards,
·      alphabet headers
·      activities

Use these to teach
CommunityPeople vocabulary, during reading centers, use in wall charts or posted on the wall. You can even cut off the word and have the student match the word to the picture.

You will find many uses for these versatile words and pictures.  These word cards are great for a theme wall, flashcards to send home or use as a matching game.  Spice-up your
Community People with this great word wall packet.

Words included in this packet are:
Astronaut
Bus driver
Captain
Cyclist
Fireman
Flight attendant
Garbage collector
Pilot
Police officer
Taxi driver
Train engineer
Trucker

Happy Teaching! Lori

August 23, 2017

🔨ELD Toolbox Booster🔨 ELD Workshop


ELD Make and Take Workshops
By Fun To Teach 

🔨ELD Toolbox Booster🔨 
Fun effective strategies and activities to fill your ELD toolbox!
Save your seat now! Fax in the registration today 

2017 - Our New Workshop!
September 29, 2017
Portland, OR 


Are you interested in adding another layer of practical knowledge to your ELD instruction? Then this workshop is for you. Join us for the ELD Toolbox Booster workshop and enhance English Language instruction with procedures, routines, strategies and activities that will develop oral language, vocabulary and fluency in English learners. Come fill your ELD toolbox with language games, activities, strategies picture cards, songs, chants, sentence frames, and “make & take” activities that you can use in your classroom the next day! 


Who should attend?
ELD and ESL teachers, K-5 classroom teachers, specialist teachers and everyone who wants to fill their ELD toolkit!


🔨ELD Toolbox Booster 🔨
Portland, Oregon
Fun effective strategies and activities to fill your ELD toolbox!


$200.00PER WORKSHOP

 Call for more info or visit our website!
Click here!
• •
fax or mail a Purchase Order or check

Happy Teaching!

Lori

August 22, 2017

Back to School Bonus Sale at Teachers Pay Teachers




https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Fun-To-Teach

Hello Teachers,

Here is your chance to purchase all of the products on your Teachers Pay Teachers wish list!

 

Teachers Pay Teachers is having a one day Back to School Bonus Sale on August 22nd.  Most TPT sellers have the items in their stores discounted anywhere from 5% to 20%.  Fun to Teach is offering all products at a 20% discount!  In addition, a TPT discount of 5% will be applied at checkout if you enter the special code of BTSBonus.

 

To get started, click on over to my store and pick up this fun freebie 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-3-Sounds-of-ed-Past-Tense-freebie-Verb-Game-469505


Happy Shopping!

Happy Teaching! 

 

Lori