Monthly Archive for March, 2010

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Listening Comprehension – Late for School

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Meet Jon and Sue

Meet Jon and Sue

Boowa and Kwala… A site full of fun, games and activities

The following website (http://boowakwala.com/) is a fun packed site full of games, songs and activities suitable for kinder classes and early years.

Boowa and Kwala, the main characters featured in this website, accompany the  children in the various activities.The site is available in English and French, so login using the
English version (click on the icon as displayed below)    

The site offers a number of options to choose from:  

 In the presentation section children meet the main characters and get to know them. This section also provides some games such as finding the differences in pictures, jigsaw puzzles about the character’s family, their family photo album, etc.

In the 818 games section you can find games dealing with various topics including stories, animations, songs, musical games, jigsaws and shapes just to mention a few. Browse through this section for more fun and activities.

From the songs section teachers have 94 songs to choose from. The songs are short and can be used to introduced topics to children or just to add some fun to the lessons. With early years songs can act as a breather for children to refresh their concentration.

In the Around the World section one can find a number of stories. These stories are narrated sentence by sentence. The children may listen to the narration over and over again. These stories may be used to expose the children to vocabulary or to introduce particular topics covered in class.

The site offers colouring pages that can be printed. Another interesting section is the galleries section. Here teachers can upload children’s work on the website. However to do so you must first register yourself with the website. All it takes is to create an accound and submit your name, surname and email address.

Have fun learning with Boowa and Kwala!

Submitted by Mrs Antonella Ferrante (eLearning support teacher)

Using Paint

Below you can find a lesson on how to use Ms Paint:

Lesson Plan: LP MS Paint

PPT Presentation : Using Microsoft Paint

Handout: Building house

Pajjiżi ta’ Madwarna

L-għan ta’ din il-lezzjoni hu li t-tfal jitgħallmu l-ismijiet ta’ pajjiżi ġirien tagħna u fejn jinsabu fuq il-mappa, kif ukoll l-ismijiet tal-bliet kapitali u l-bnadar ta’ wħud minnhom.  Jitgħallmu wkoll il-pożizzjoni ġeografika tal-gżejjer Maltin.

Pjan tal-lezzjoni: pjan tal-lezzjoni

Powerpoint: pajjizi madwarna

Flashcards: flashcards

Worksheets: bnadar | mohbakelma | mohbakelma(worked)

Eżerċizzji oħrajn (bl-użu tal- Kid Pix): attivita’ 1 | attivita’ 2

Kizclub-another site full of resources

Kizclub Homepage

Dear Colleagues

Maybe www.kizclub.com is a familiar website to most of you, but for the sake of those who never heard of this site, I will give a very brief overview.

Kizclub contains mostly Language Arts educational material that is suitable for Kinder to early Primary school age children. This website provides:

http://www.kizclub.com/activities.htm In this section one finds ready-to-print classroom resources, worksheets to work with the class and links to other sites. All these resources are found on the left hand side of the browser.

http://www.kizclub.com/phonicsactivities.htm  This section can be particularly useful to those teachers who use phonics in their classroom. There is a variety of printed material from games which one can print and use with the children to worksheet that consolidates the teaching of phonics.

Other sections in this website include:

Topics

This website holds a section dedicated to topics which are commonly used in the class. Covering each topic there are various worksheet which make learning fun and exciting to children. The topics that one finds in this page are: Animals, Body and Health, Colours, Community, Food and Nutrition, Holdays and Seasons, Myself, Opposites, Shapes and Time and Numbers.

Crafts

For those teachers who find a difficulty what to do during their craft lesson, this page provides useful printouts which one can easly use and relate to topics which are covered in the class.

Stories and Props

Here are many props related to children’s story books which one can use to compliment story time in class. This section also provides online stories to various topics which teachers normally cover in their classrooms. All these links are found on the left hand side of the page.

Nursery Rhymes

Under this section one finds a collection of famous nursery rhymes together with word cards, coloured or black and white cliparts.

Flashcards

From this section one can print ready-made flashcards both in colour or black and white.

Teaching Extras

I am sure that teachers will find this section very useful. This section contains cliparts categorised by topic which most teachers usually cover during the scholastic year.  The cliparts are both in colour or black and white which makes it easy for the children to colour them in.

I hope that teachers will find this review very useful and will make classroom life more enjoyable, interesting, colourful and lesson preparation more easier!!!

Submitted by: Lucienne Gilson (eLearning Teacher)

Using Kid Pix

Here are some notes about how to use Kid Pix in class. This is a software where pupils can create pictures, moopies, stampinations or slideshows. This software is found in all Primary and Kinder desktops and Primary teachers’ laptops.