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Project of the Week: Country Lapbook

February 7th, 2013

Hello There!

How is it going?   This week, I would like to share a very creative project:  The Country Lapbook.   This is a lapbook that students create in order to make a presentation about a specific country.  How fun is that!    Students will be able to use all their language skills through this project.   You can also adapt the idea to other contents from the curriculum.

Enjoy!

Eva

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Project of the Week: I have a dream Magic Book

January 7th, 2013

Hello there!

I hope all of you have a great week.   I have previously shared the “Magic Book” in an older post.  However, I think reusing the book format to teach a Dr. Martin Luther’s King lesson is worth it.    I used the Magic Book in a “My House” themed unit.  My students simply loved it!   They loved the “magic trick” behind the book.    Even though, in my country Panama, we are off from school, I think any teacher can use this theme regardless of the fact if they celebrate or not Martin Luther’s King day.   I think that the “I had a dream” speech is worth sharing with our students, if we want to encourage them to have their own dreams and build a better world.   Here are the instructions.   As you will notice it is from Mary Peterson’s website.  She is one of my favorite educators, so creative and willing to share her wonderful ideas and materials.

Enjoy!
Eva

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Video of the Week: How to make a Pop Top Book

October 15th, 2012

Hello again!

This week I just received an update from Mary Peterson’s website where she shares an easy-to-make book that you can use with your students to incorporate writing at the end of a particular lesson topic.   I hope you find the “Pop Top Book video ” as instructional and useful I do.

Have fun!

Eva

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Project of the Week: Flag Folder

September 16th, 2012

Hello There!

I hope you have had great midyear vacations in Panama and a great weekend to the teachers from the rest of the world.  This week I would like to share a video from teachertreasures.com where Mary Peterson explains how to make a Flag Folder.  A flag folder can be used for different things, my students and I made one for a Poem Book.   Mary’s ideas are always so creative!

I hope you find it useful!

Regards,
Eva

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Project of the Week: Community Helper Book

August 1st, 2012

Hello Again,

In order to end the unit, my students created a person book.  They wrote inside what they want to be when they grow up and share it with the class.  However, if your students are young learners, I think a more suitable project would be a lapbook.  I love the Police Lapbook idea from homeschoolcreations.

I am sure you are going to love it too!

Regards,

Eva

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Project of the Week: Box of Crayons Display

June 21st, 2012

Happy Thursday!

The week is almost over and the English week is around the corner.  I am working with my students in different things to celebrate the English week.   I have also decided to have a school theme that revolves around “Making life colorful.  Here is a display of a Box of Crayons that my students and I are creating to decorate their classrooms.

Hope you find the idea useful.

Have a great Friday!

Eva

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Project of the Week: Father’s Day Crafts

June 10th, 2012

Hello there!

Happy Sunday!  A week from now we will be celebrating Father’s day, and I am sure my students will ask for a project/craft to give their fathers/grandfathers or even their step-fathers.   Here are some wonderful ideas that I have found so far:

Father’s Day Crafts ideas 1

Father’s Day card and more crafts

Toolbox Card

More Craft Ideas

and more…

I hope that at least you find one that you liked.

Have a great week!

Eva

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Project of the Week: Books and More Books

April 29th, 2012

Hello Again!

Looking for materials for my Parts of the House lesson, I found this AMAZING blog with lots of ideas for book projects.  It doesn’t matter what topic or theme you are teaching, you can always finish your unit with a project where students can apply what they learned.  Kids love English is the perfect blog to find ideas for new school projects.

Hope you find it useful!

Eva

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Project of the Week: Leaf Rubbing Mural and Crayon Cakes

April 22nd, 2012

Hello Again!

    As part of earth day activities I found this beautiful and very creative mural idea at Filth Wizardry.  This can be used for either earth day or celebrating Autumn.   I am sure your students are going to find this project absolutely fun.

 Thanks to this project I also found how to make crayon cakes with old broken crayons.  I think the idea is simply out-of-this world!

Enjoy them!

Eva

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Project of the Week: Family Tree

April 15th, 2012

Hello Dear Friends,

     I hope you are having a great Sunday, regardless of the bad weather or because of the good weather.   This week I am going to start a new topic with my students:  My Family.  I am planning to teach them about the nuclear family, the extended family and the in-laws.   At the end of this unit, my students will make their family tree and talk about their families.   I found beautiful examples to inspire myself.  I hope you get inspired too.

Family Tree Project Idea #1

Family Tree Project Idea #2

Family Tree Project Idea #3

Family Tree Project Idea #4

See you around!

Eva

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