Wednesday, 29 June 2016

What Will You Do This Summer? Project :)

Hey all, I made this project for my recent open class. We're in the midst of lesson 7 "What Will You Do This Summer?" which practices future tense phrases and verbs. It's a little homework project that I closed the lesson with. I also made a super simple powerpoint to go with it, so I'll show you the slides as preview but you will have to replace the photos with your own.

Download my PPT absolutely free, here (includes a game, designed by someone I can't remember - thank you, waygook!) and you can download my Project in a word doc. absolutely free, also! You may edit it to your delight :)

Slide Preview: (You can see my photos - but they'll be taken out of the PPT you download and you can add your own, or clipart pictures if you have no time - and the last slide shows what the project looks like).

Note: PPT quality is better than image seen here. :) 

Happy Teaching!

In, On , Under ! ~ Review Test PPT

I am teaching the lesson "Where is my bag?" for grade 4 that's all about - In , On and Under as well as some new nouns - bag, doll, box, book, watch and more.

A good song to play as a warm up:

So, I wanted to get them to do a review test as they are being tested soon so I thought it would be good to practice and also to get them to take studying a little more seriously - like doing their homework hehe. It's all in good fun though and I gave candy to everyone after.

I designed this multiple choice test using PPT. It has questions with a,b or c answers as well as some spelling thrown in. I also read aloud the word being tested to practice listening and reading.

Slide Preview:

I do similar reviews with my other grades from time to time, especially near the end of a lesson as it's a good way to review and finish a topic.

Happy Teaching!

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Making Sentences with Stick-men

Hey there,
This is a really simple game that you can play with big or small classes.

Edit and print the sheet below. 1 per student.
Tell the students to draw 10 stick-men (or "jolamen" in Korean) , randomly in the boxes of the table given.
You should also tell them to keep it a secret from their friends. 
It's easy, you choose 2 students at random and ask them to each read one sentence or make a sentence from either the top row or first left column on the left. Example:

Teacher picks 2 students:
Teacher: "Minho and SeoYeon, please stand up."
"Minho , ask the question 'Where is my _____?' , any box."
Minho: Where is my coat?
Teacher: "Ok, SeoYeon, you're next, pick a box from the top row"
SeoYeon: "It's under the table
Teacher: "Ok, now class - is your stick man there?! Circle your stick man! "

The aim of the game is to see how many stick-men you can 'save'. The winner has the most stick-men circled.
So, what I did, to limit the amount of times to make the sentences - in a small class we only did 15 turns/chances to get the stick-men. In a large class, I had every student have a chance to speak (20 kids).

Download here.

A great thing about this game is that the students are making sentences but also you can do this with almost any level and topic!

Here's another game made for grade 5 "Whose cap is this?" lesson.

Hope this helps you out!
Happy Teaching!

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Treasure Reading Game !

I made this simple PPT that was inspired by a textbook game that I thought worked really well in class. It's was used for the Help Yourself lesson , here's a textbook picture:

So, I wanted to apply the same sort of game style but be able to edit it easily, play it as an entire class or in pairs (as an option) and be able to change it to other lessons so we can use it for many topics and more.

How to play:
Separate class into 2 teams.
Tell them the winner is the team who can get all 5 treasures first.
You can use a marker to mark the treasures on the projected white board or tally points on the side,1 point for each treasure. 
The team sends a rep to roll a dice. They read the sentence corresponding to the roll. If they land on 5 they miss their turn and the next team goes.
After reading their ‘May I’ sentence they then roll again, same student, or a new one from same team is fine. 
If they get a ‘yes, you may’, they win a treasure. If ‘no, you may not’, it’s the next teams turn. 
Feel free to edit to other lesson phrases, etc. 
There’s a black and white to print out if you want them to play in pairs. You can edit it accordingly . 

So here's the slide previews:

Happy Teaching!

We Are The World = Worksheet to accompany the PPT

Hey all, if you have a full lesson to do this activity - you can use my worksheet that goes with the PowerPoint. I know some of us will have to fit We Are The World with a check up or review, but if you have the extra time, it's a fun worksheet that they can read and write in while you are doing the PPT, stop at every appropriate countries. I didn't do Italy, India or Vietnam as they already know those nations and foods quite well.

So here's what it looks like, it prints in black and white well, too.

You can download it free on my Teachers Pay Teachers page. Click here.

Happy Teaching!
PowerPoint link

Thursday, 2 June 2016

We Are The World PowerPoint ! Help Yourself

Hey ya'll. 

I made this power point for my students to teach them a bit more about food around the world and also to introduce them to some new countries as well as people close to me.

 We as native English guest teachers in Korea (and other countries) are so different to the kids and locals because we usually. have so many international friends and family. I am especially international as I am bi-racial (well, more than 2 races but that's another story) , in an interracial marriage and have dual citizenship in multi-cultural societies , so I am completely different and often, confusing to my students. 
But I like to showcase to them the many cultures and races of my life so that they learn a little more and learn that Korea is very different due to its very homogeneous society. And what better way than through food? Food is global, food is culture and food is fun! 

Thus, I encourage you to use my power point to insert countries / cultures of your life and people around you. And yourself! 

The power point explained...

So, I used the key phrases from the book and I liked the idea of comparing Korean food to other foods around the globe. In the textbook they say "Korean Cookies" and this is 'Hangwa' (한과) in Korean or better 'Yumilgwa' (유과). That's what sparked my idea to have a slide saying "Do you like Korean ______?" and then comparing Korean foods to other foods around the world.
But, for some of the nations I chose them purposely to teach them a new country and also introduce them to a family member or friend in my life! 

The power point can be used as is, I took out all photos and my name. But it can also be used as a template to add your own family members and friends. And you and your co-teacher's photos if you like. Edit, edit , edit and edit some more!

The countries I use in the power point are: India, Italy, Samoa, Canada, São Tomé and Príncipe, Nigeria, Malaysia and Vietnam. 

Here are some preview slides! There's also a mini quiz game at the end to review.
I repeat, any photos of my friends and family will NOT be in the PPT you download. 

(NOTE: PowerPoint image quality is better than the Jpeg files you see below)

So, first, I start with a Korean food to compare....I give the real name of the cookies and some ingredient info. Using the "It has" phrase from the textbook.

Here's some more, with some new unknown countries and places...and my fam...

First ma beautiful momma, from Samoa...

Map and info:

Next, a great friend and fellow blogger and educator , Meya - Check out her blog about life and times in Korea, here. 

The character I used in the following slides to represent Nigeria, is actually from a Nigerian made cartoon! It's called Bino and Fino. If you want to infuse more African Culture into your classrooms, I suggest checking them out! 

Next, my hubby... who I constantly use in class materials and have dragged him to a summer camp to cook lol. Sorry, hun! Stew in Korean sounds like Konglish "스튜"....some may classify Doenjang-jjigae '된장찌개' as soup, also but when I looked it up I kept getting 'stew', so it was perfect to compare to Feijoada. 

For your infomation, Feijoada is a food of most ex-Portuguese colonies, so feel free to change 'São Tomé and Príncipe' to Brazil! 

I also made a few game slides, it's optional. 
Don't worry about them getting the names of foods 100% as long as they try to participate.

Hope this spices up your 'We Are The World' part in the textbook or any lesson on food for that matter!

Happy Teaching!