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CANSEL



Joined: 07 Dec 2008
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Location: istanbul,TURKEY

PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:06 pm    Post subject: 2 good sources 4 kids' teachers! Reply with quote

i download free a good source("HEINEMANN CHİLDREN GAMES")about the games arrenged for a whole-year teaching used in kid s class from the address http://www.scribd.com/doc/8751784/English-Teaching-GAme .i m so glad and lucky to find such an amazing source for free!i use it as my yearly plan for my 4-5-6 year-old kids.they adore the games and themes.İ ALSO use the book Fun English for Kids which you can download free from http://www.scribd.com/doc/4024061/Fun-English-for-Kids-English.i hope they would be useful for you.i just wanted to share with you..
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runnerbean



Joined: 14 Nov 2008
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Location: Austria

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx for those links - look very good. Just printed and will have a good browse through later!
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CANSEL



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi runnerbean!i m happy that my posts are found useful by you Wink i want to share what kind of things you do in your classrooms?have you got a whole year plan?i ll be glad if you share your ideas!sometimes i feel i m in trouble with all that kids Crying or Very sad
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daroz



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing.

I'm now on my 3rd year teaching 4-6 year olds. I struggled a lot in the first 2 years but it's gotten easier and much more fun. So hang in there. Keep getting ideas from websites-there is so much info out there.

Do you use a book and have help with the curriculum? If you are on your own creating your own curriculum and coming up with your own materials and ideas (like I was last year!) then it's a lot of work. If you need some help with that, feel free to PM me. I'm in Istanbul too!
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CANSEL



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:33 pm    Post subject: merhaba daroz Reply with quote

i m in trouble with curriculum now.i m making inconsistent weekly plans nowadays and kids can t show any progress as far as i observe.what kind of things you do in class?i have got a book Cookie and Friends from Oxford Publishing.but i use book for just mondays.the other days i don t know what to do.i need a consistent plan.by the way in which school do you work in istanbul.
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runnerbean



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi both of you.
I am also new to teaching little ones and find it challenging. I have no particular curriculum to follow and have been given all but no materials. I did alot of searching on the Internet for suitable materials that are not too costly. I am fairly happy with what I use.

I use the preschool stories bought from http://teachingenglishgames.com/3-5.htm which work fairly well. What I particulary like about this is that vocabulary and phrases are repeated very often. I think I would be tempted to do far too much with the children if I didn't use this. The children really do seem to be learning well from this.

I use some of the songs from supersimplesongs.com. The children love "hello hello" and "Bye bye Goodbye" from CD3 I think. The colours songs....I see something blue/pink have gone down a treat, too.

I hope this helps
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daroz



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try to get your hands on existing curriculums and teacher's books to help you out. Borrow ideas and your own plan should come together based on what you want to achieve. I spent many hours on this in the beginning of the year, but then it was worth it.
What I learned so far...Keep it simple. Have your theme for the month (or three week period) like food, animals, toys, clothing, body parts, family, etc. Keep vocabulary limited, say less than 10 words per theme. I would limit songs to say 3 a month, and practice again and again. These kids just don't get tired of the same old thing, if it's fun and lively. Make a routine with a hello song/goodbye song for every class. Numbers 1-10/colors and simple actions can be included in every lesson.
Hope this helps. Good Luck!
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mesmark



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can also try to MES curriculum for ideas to help you get your lesson plans together. There are all kinds of printables, games, and activities that you can use to support these on that site as well.
www.mes-english.com/curriculum/

- Mark
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musica5



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:37 pm    Post subject: free video of finger rhymes and chants, perfect for 2-6 yrs Reply with quote

Hi
I have just started uploading video onto my youtube channel.
I have taught for years and just thought of adding the finger rhymes and chants to my site. These would be perfect to use with kids 3-6

http://www.youtube.com/pamelasunshinetv
I will be adding more every week and if you have a request just let me know.

I also have a CD with loads of finger rhymes and chants available on itunes. It is called Five Little Finger Rhymes and Lots of Circle Games.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/five-little-finger-rhymes/id212629574?uo=4
So you can just get the individual mp3s that you might want.

I hope some of this helps you and enjoy the kids, they are such a joy.

Take care
Pamela
http://www.facebook.com/pamelasunshine
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