Dramatic play, Food, Grammar

Restaurant dramatic play

As you know, dramatic plays are common at school in the English subject and it can be both enormously rewarding and enjoyable for teachers as well as students.

Now, and starting earlier than never, we are going to do a restaurant dramatic play in 3rd level. I like to do this role play now because all of our children have been to restaurants and are familiar to them. Food is the main topic we are working, so I believe that the moment can’t be better.

Using plays in the language subject with young language learners can:

  • Improve their speaking skills.
  • Encourage creativity.
  • Involve the whole class in the same activity.
  • Give them the chance to act.
  • Help them experiment with the language.
  • Loose fear in front of the language.

Apart from that, and taking into account that our learners are young learners, we should bear in mind the following recommendations:

  • Use short dialogues.
  • Follow easy structures.
  • Work with already known vocabulary.
  • Introduce new words but not too much.
  • Let them use their imagination.

Now, let’s show the materials used, but first of all we must thanks their contribution to the following helpers. For the budgets I have download the files from http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/ a fantastic website with tons of freebies. In UK all schools use their resources to work at class. Another interesting webpage I have found is https://thekindergartenconnection.com/. On it, I have found the great menus and tickets to work with students. Here you have the materials prepared for the special ocassion. 😉

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And finally, let me show you have what happened in the classroom, hope you really enjoy because we DID IT!!!!

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See you soon! And if you like the post, you know…give me a thumb up or red heart! 

Food, Grammar, Projects, Recipes, Recursos, Trabajos

Cooking show for kids!!!!

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Weeks ago, we created a cookbook, do you remember? Yes? Well, not only our students did such a fantastic and wonderful book full of tasty and delicious recipes…but also, they recorded themselves cooking their recipes!!!! Yes…we have the best chefs at schools! Didn’t you know it?

Some time ago, I read that in Montessori pedagogy, they say that food preparation and cooking are some of the most fantastic and practical activities our students can do. Because of that, I decided to organize a kind of cooking show at school.

To be honest with you, and with me, at the beginning, everything was a mess, but just at the beginning. To get a cooking show-recipe-food preparation can be tricky, but as I consider myself the kind of person that if I don’t discover things by me…I don’t believe your words…I made the best decision ever: do it!

I explained my idea to my kiddos and they immediately said YES TEACHER! Parents, your role was also important in my idea, without your help in the kitchens, nothing would be possible. Thanks, thanks, thanks.

Well, if you are ready, then here you have some of the videos our Chefs recorded at home. They all did an incredible work. I’m so proud of all of you!

And without further delay…take a sit, and enjoy. Later you will prepare the ingredients…I’m sure you’ll do it.

I promise you to upload the rest of the videos…meanwhile, here you have an appetizer!

Food, Grammar, Projects, Recipes

Yummy recipes!

Do you want to see an exclusive advance of the bakery cookbook that I have prepared?

Pay attention to the pictures…this is just the beginning…

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Thanks for stopping today to have a look at the cookbook and the video posted below 😉

Stay tunned, soon you will have the cookbook on your hands and online.

See you tomorrow,