SIOP Model Part One

Hey there!

Hope you are having a great week!   As many English teachers from Panama know, the Ministry of Education is trying to implement a new format for lesson planning for our classes.  I have been familiar with the SIOP model for some years now, but I have never used the format as it is suggested, I have actually made some adaptations to what I thought worked better for my classes.  There is a lot of buzz  about the SIOP around I think a good way of demystifying it is through reading.

Here are some wonderful resources for you to become familiar with the SIOP model:

Pearson Channel on youtube

SIOP Model Components Explained

Strategies and Components

Writing Language and Content Objectives:

Writing and using language and content objectives
 Language Objectives:  The Key  to Effective Instruction

SIOP Model 8 Components and 30 Features

Song of the Week: High5 Five Food Groups

Hello Dear Friends,

This week I will be teaching “Healthy Food and Healthy Body”, one of the songs that I have incorporated into my classes for teaching about food, is this one:

My students love it and it is a great way for them to practice the food group names, some food vocabulary and how food can help our bodies.

However, I also think that we have to search for new materials and songs to add some variety to our classes.  I found this new song, and I like it so far:

On my blog, I also posted some time ago a post about the Food Pyramid, you can find more info there.


Have an AWESOME week!


Hello World!

helloworldHello World!   It’s been about two years since the last time I shared something, and some colleagues have asked me to post things on my blog again.  I am giving it a try, and I paid a month membership to see how things go.  I need your visits and your feedback to keep this blog alive.  Please, write your comment and let me know what things would you like to have in the blog.  Well, working hard right now, publishing some things later.   Bye, bye!

Free Printable of the Week: ABC Paper Bag Puppets

Hello Again!

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful day.   Here it is rainy, but the temperature is quite nice.   As I was looking for paper bag puppet patterns, I found out this cute set of puppet patterns.   I am sure you are going to love it.   I am teaching my “on the Farm” theme, and I found some that would be perfect for that unit.


Hope you like them as much as I do.


Have a great week!



Teaching Materials of the Week: Farm Animals

Hello There!

I hope you are having a wonderful day!   I will be teaching Farm Animals to my Kindergarten group this coming week, and I just found great printables, crafts, and lots of ideas.

1. Farm Printable Pack (2o pages) created by Beth from 123homeschool4me.


a.  Peak-a-boo Barn Craft

3. Farm Unit resources and ideas

4. Down on the Farm Complete Unit for Language Learners

5. Another Farm Unit for more ideas.

6. Favorite Animal Graph.

7. Meet the Farm Animals Unit for more advanced ESL learners.

8.  Ideas, ideas, and more ideas for teaching a Farm Theme.


I hope you find the resources helpful.  If you have any great resource that you have used when teaching the Farm Animals, please feel free to share it in the comment section below.


Have a great week!