Sunday, March 15, 2009

How to grow plants?

Spring is coming soon. What a great time to plant specially flowering plants. If you want to see a plant grow under your eyes, here's a good project for you to do this spring. If you have a younger sibling, you can pretend to be the teacher and make it a learning project. It would also be great for your kids. First, buy some gladiolus bulbs, you can plant them inside or outside. For one bulb, a flowerpot is big enough. Be sure to keep the soil damp. After three or four weeks, a little green shoot should appear. One little girl saw the shoot right before her nap. When she woke up, she looked at it again. It had grown so much that she could see the difference. She was amazed. Teach your brother or sister how to measure the shoot. Write down how tall it is every day. If you have a camera, you can even take pictures of it every three or four days. The gladiolus will grow so fast as it will amaze you, too. Most gladiolus plants produce flowers.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Questions for Conversation Class

Here are some questions to use when you study about students' favorite season. You can make another question by changing the season.

1. When does spring start?
2. Are you happy that it is the end of winter? why/not?
3. What do you like to do in winter?
4. What can you see in Spring?
5. What is the weather like in winter?
6. Are you usually happy when the school holiday starts? why/not?
7. Where do you usually go in summer?
8. What do you usually do in summer?
9. What kind of clothes do you wear in summer?
10. Is it very hot in your country in summer?
11. Do you like hot weather? why/not?
12. What the best thing about summer?
13. What the worst thing about summer?
14. Do you go out with your friends in winter?
15. What do you usually do when you go out in winter?
16. What is your favorite season? Why?

If you have another idea or want to include more questions please leave a comment and i'll add it.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Games for teaching

Everytime I meet my students, they always asked if they can play a game. I always prepare games for them but I always say that if they don't study hard, they can't play a game so they always pay attention. I prepare games related to our topic so they also learn while they are playing. There are lots of games to do in the class. If our lesson is about verbs, we do the mime game and I called it a guessing game or action game. One will act in front of the class and the students will guess using the right sentence like "Are you ______?" and it must be answered by "Yes, I am or No, I'm not." This game is more fun if you make some flashcards and let the leader to pick up a card and act so they can't choose what they want or else the hardest one will be left so they won't participate at the last one. If you don't have the flahscards then just write the words on a piece of paper and let them pick up. It is advisable if your students can read. For starters, flashcards is better.

There are times that it's hard to think of a game for a particular lesson. Then just do the hangman game. The leader will come in front and choose a word on the pages that they have taken and write lines according to the letters. If the word is "apple" then he would draw five lines. The remaining student will guess the word by saying a letter. The leader will write down the letter on the line if it is correct and the wrong are under the lines. Every wrong letter, the leader will draw each part of the body until it will become a man. Someone who can guess the correct word will say the spelling and the meaning of the word and it will be his/her turn to be a leader.