Talking about how to keep the children’s interest high and relevant to their lives, I found that Dinosaurs is one of those topics who my boys definitely and deeply love. They know everything about them and for sure more than me. We were exploring a book, Meg’s Eggs, and decided to paint our favourite dinosour.…… Continue reading Paint your dinosaur!
I am now about to finish the food topic with my children, and I was looking for a meaningful activity to propose. I tried out the collage, bringing school hundreds of my mom’s cooking magazines, giving children the opportunity to use authentic material. As they saw the magazines I could perceive their excitement! They were…… Continue reading Food Collage
Mmm, what a question Carey? How do you think? By PLANE! Nice idea! Would you like to travel to Colombia… NOW? Sí! Sí! Síííííí! It’s my fourth day with Carey, here in Atlanta. I’ve decided to speak with him fully in Spanish, so it’s taking longer to connect with him. But there is something, further than…… Continue reading How can we travel to Colombia?
My kids from last year, kindergarden and following Summer Camps “Be the Explorer” and “Storybook Week”, have experienced with me such a special journey so far that I was asked to prepare some sort of course for their 1st-grade after school, this year, in Padua, Italy. I wondered what to do for a while, which…… Continue reading Tell it Again!
Nursery Rhymes are a great way to warm up, tune into the new language, start the lesson, take a break or just have fun! To teach a new rhyme: Pre-teach new words or the ones that you think yor child don’t know. Think about a way to introduce the theme in a way that children…… Continue reading Nursery Rhymes
Imitating the train rails and the fast pace of the Polar express rushing to the North Pole, we created a TPR (Total Physical Response) game with obstacles and challanges, sorting exercises and then timing them to spice it up a little. They had so much fun that they wanted to do it again and again.…… Continue reading Obstacle game Polar Express
How to make the Grinch’s heart grow 3 sizes? Making cookies, sure! The recipe we decided to use us a very special one. It comes direcly from Finland, from Tami’s mother-in-law and it’s the most christmasy taste and smell I’ve ever tried. It’s the Gingerbread recipe, which we’d like to share with you entirely. We…… Continue reading Grinch Cookies