A staple in my classrooms, as you will have guessed, is the matching game, otherwise known as pelmanism, otherwise known as Memory. Whatever you call it, it’s easy to teach kids, they like the competitive nature of it, and if they get too competitive, you can always use the cards for other, more gentle pursuits! […]
A file containing 5 sets of various alphabet and phonics cards, with some suggestions for use with young learners. Alphabet and phoneme memory card sets
A set of matching activities to support vocabulary acquisition with We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.
Michael Rosen’s We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is a classic children’s book for a reason. Its repetitive language, simple grammar and funny story make it a good resource for the EFL classroom.There is a beautiful pop-up edition available as well as the regular paperback and board book versions – you can see pictures and […]
These first two are Quiet Time Worksheets for kids to work on individually. You could also keep a few of these on standby in a “Fast Finisher Box”, for any students that finish other work too quickly. Practising and/or assessing listening skills – teacher says, “Number 1 is caterpillar.” Students circle caterpillar. If you are […]
Students in Malaysia currently have to do a big exam at the end of their primary schooling. Happily, this is being changed in the new curriculum, but that still leaves the older students having to write an exam that is generally way above their capacity, and far removed from their daily lives. One part of […]
Makan-makan, eating together, is an important part of the Sabahan cultural landscape. In the morning, I get asked, “Have you eaten already?” Teachers eat together constantly through the day, and share whatever they have. Last week, I practised fruit and vegetables with a Year 6 class through a “Sudat makan? Already eaten?” discussion and a […]