Saturday, February 22, 2014

Happy Ticket improves learning

   This is a learning tool which I found to bear fruit in my classrooms. Unfortunately, I lost the original file for the high school, so I made a new one for the older students, who aren't convicted to so many rules.

   So, teachers, you might be wondering why a Happy Ticket would lighten up the mood of the classroom and increase their concentration. Well, based on my experience, all students like stickers. That's a fact, except for very slight differences, such as boys preferring color coding more commonly in learning than girls. 

   But to give a sticker there has to be an occasion, such as solving the homework correctly or excelling a quiz. However, what about the hard-working students who don't get the perfect marks? The Happy Tickets and Sad Tickets help to keep the classroom in shape and remain focused on having good manners and not disturbing others. The sad ticket is not with me at the moment, but below is the resource free to download and print. Make your classrooms more fun!

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Saturday, February 8, 2014


   Last week we were talking about furniture, and we learned naming different objects in the room, and identifying them with pictures. Did you think that wasn't an interesting topic? You're forgiven if you did, but the idea of picking up a theme and learning all the vocabulary inside it help boost your conversation skills. When stumbling upon a question such as "Where is my phone?" the answers "It's on the table." and "I saw it rolling behind the sofa." are two different things entirely. It's not good calling a sofa a chair nor a table a desk when it clearly isn't.

   But if you want to boost your vocabulary on more common - and fun - topics, then meet Mimi, an expert in matching accessories.

  But do you know the name of each ornament she is wearing?

  Let me see if you knew them correctly!

  • Crown
  • Bow / hairband
  • Earrings
  • Necklace
  • Bracelet

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Possessive Pronouns vs. Verb Contraction

We may have finished this unit, but extra studying is very important. It's a vital topic, so study hard on remembering when to use "he's" and "his" - for example - since they sound the same but have very different meanings. Remember, the apostrophe usually is the one with the verb, while the latter is the possessive pronoun. : Literature, poetry Games engine

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