Saturday, 10 December 2011

Nursery Rhymes

Nursery Rhymes are a great way to introduce children to the joys of reading. As these are often a child's first experience with written language, their first impressions of reading will be built on the relationships they observe. Spending quality time in a positive atmosphere can help our children develop a love of reading early in their lives.

As with any "literature," nursery rhymes introduce children to new vocabulary and expand the world of their understanding (and imagination). Children can learn about places and things they have never seen before. They can also begin to understand different cultures.

Since most nursery rhymes contain several rhyming words, they have the added advantage of helping children make predictions about how each line will end. This also helps children learn to memorize.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Creating Classroom Library

Opening the classroom library at the beginning of the school year.

We need to be selling books to our children! The classroom library should be an interactive part of our classroom.

Some pictures of classroom libraries.

Lesson Plan

Consonants, Colors, and Pictures Gymnastics
The pupils will be able to identify certain consonants (B, D, F, G, H, K, L, M, N, P, R, S, and T), produce their sound, identify the color of the said consonant, choose animals and things that start with the said consonants, identify other words starting with the said consonants, practice their spelling and writing skills, and ability to use those words in sentences.
Language Arts

60 Minutes
Students will be able to:
  1. Recognize the cutout consonants (B, D, F, G, H, K, L, M, N, P, R, S, and T) from the box and be able to produce their sounds.
  2. Identify the color used in the said consonant.
  3. Choose from the cutout pictures of animals and things that start with the consonant taken from another box.
  4. Name other words that start with the said consonants and should be able to write them properly with the correct spelling.
  5. Use one of these words effectively in a sentence.
1. One small box with the cutout of consonants (B, D, F, G, H, K, L, M, N, P, R, S, and T) using colored papers.
2. Chalk board
3. Box containing cutout pictures of animals and things starting with consonants B, D, F, G, H, K, L, M, N, P, R, S, and T
4. Small pieces of paper (to write more words)
5. Sticky tack or masking tape
6. Strips of papers (to write sentences)
1. Children will name the consonants they picked from the box and stick them on the board using the sticky tack.
2. Children will produce the sound of the said consonant.
3. Children will identify the color used for the said consonant.
4. Children will choose from cutout pictures of animals and things the one that start with the consonant that was picked from the box and put them on the board under the said consonant using the sticky tack.
5. Children will think of other words that begin with the said consonant.
6. Children will take turns writing the words on the small pieces of paper provided and stick them on the side of the consonant and pictures that are already on the board.
7. Children will write a sentence on the strip of paper provided, using a word that was already identified and stick the said paper strip on the side of the said word. 
Children will be evaluated on the quality of their participation (identifying the consonant picked from the consonant cutouts from the box, produce the sound of the said consonant, and identity the color used for the said consonant cutout), on the neatness of their writing on the pieces of paper, correct spelling, and the accuracy and neatness of their written sentences. 
Home Work Extension
1. Think of words starting with vowels A, E, I, O, and U.
2. Cutout pictures of animals and things that start with the said vowels.
3. Use the enumerated words in a sentence.

Guided Writing

Guided Writing uses effective guided instruction methods to build the strong scaffolding needed for students to learn, master, and enjoy the craft of writing.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Puzzles and Crossword

Puzzles and Crosswords are kids most played and enjoyed activity for time pass. Word search, word arranging, word matching and other puzzles activities make little kids and children mind more sharp, alert and imaginative.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Classroom Decorations

It's always fun to have a decorated classroom no matter which grade you are studying or teaching in. Who likes to study or attend classes in a classroom which doesn't have color and pictures to make it interesting? In every school, it is always encouraged, that a classroom should have charts, pictures, stories, sayings and many other things which are educative as well as decorative. You too can come up with many such classroom decoration ideas for your class, either alone or with a few class friends. To help your creativity boost, there are some great classroom decoration ideas mentioned in the coming up paragraphs so, take a look!

Saturday, 19 November 2011

English Games

Have fun playing games and learning English at the same time.

Little Animals Activity Centre
Spend time rhyming with Digby Mole, or practise your moves with Foxy Dancer. This site can be used as part of the literacy hour for reception year and years 1,2 and 3.

Magic Key
Unlock the secrets of sentence writing and work out new words with characters from 'Magic Key'. This site can be used as part of the literacy hour for reception year and year 1. 

Dokumen Standard Bahasa Inggeris

English Language Curriculum for Primary Schools (KSSR) Year 1,2 and 3
Ministry of Education Malaysia has introduced the standardised English Language Curriculum for Primary Schools (Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Rendah), which will be implemented phase by phase starting this year. The new curriculum emphasises on holistic development of the students which encompasses new elements such as grooming of creativity and innovation, entrepreneurship, and integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Download the document for English Language here :

Friday, 18 November 2011

Short stories for kids

Short stories for kids can provide them with a lot of fun and entertainment and also teach them the important values in life. Here are three famous moral short stories for kids. Creep into their world, to experience the bliss of innocence, love, adventure and many more.

The Lion and The Mouse
Once, when a lion was asleep, a little mouse began running up and down upon him. This soon  awakened the lion, who placed ......

MORAL : Little friends may prove great friends.

The Hare and The Tortoise
There once was a speedy hare who bragged about how fasr he could run. Tired of hearing him boast, the tortoise......

MORAL : Slow and steady wins the race.

The Goose With The Golden Eggs
Once upon a time, a man and his wife had the good fortune to have a goose which laid a golden every day. Lucky though they were, they soon began......
MORAL : Think before you act.

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Thursday, 17 November 2011

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities give our children an opportunity to sing a little louder and move in a larger space.  The children will enjoy it and have lots of fun doing it!

Game : Hop In The Hoops
Different colored hoops, an open area and drum .

Let the children warm up in an open area.  Give the children different ideas for moving around - walk, hop, skip, run, walk sideways, run backwards and so on.  Place lots of different colored hoops around the open space. Demonstrate to the children how to walk or run around without touching the hoops.  Intersperse these instructions with 'stand in groups of two in red hoops' or  'three people go into each green hoop' and so on.

Get the children to listen to the next instruction by beat the drum or clap your hands, the children stop and listen for the next step. For example, put your hand in a hoop, put your foot in a hoop.  Make it more complex by adding colors and numbers. For example, put one knee in a red hoop, put four fingers in a yellow hoop and so on.
Hop, hop, hop!

English Language Cartoons and Comic

Learning English through cartoons and comics
Cartoons and comics are very appealing to young learner and capture their imagination.

Got a few laughs from the English Language cartoons or comics.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Holiday Activity For Children At Home

School holiday is coming soon. The children will be looking for fun and interesting things to do. Do you have any plans for activities with the children at home? The activity below is great for doing at home with the children.

Making your own playing cards
Recycling a catalogue to make your own set of playing cards. So many learning apportunities in this one from cutting and pasting to memory recall and language development.

Hickory Dickory Clock

Hickory dickory dock. The mouse went up the clock.
The clock struck one. The mouse went down.
Hickory dickory dock. 
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock.

A snake!
Hickory dickory dock. The snake went up the clock.
The clock struck two. The snake went down.
Hickory dickory dock. 
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock.

A squirrel!
Hickory dickory dock. The squirrel went up the clock.
The clock struck three. The squirrel went down.
Hickory dickory dock. 
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock.

A cat!
Hickory dickory dock. The cat went up the clock.
The clock struck four. The cat went down.
Hickory dickory dock. 
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock.

A monkey!
Hickory dickory dock. The monkey went up the clock.
The clock struck five. The monkey went down.
Hickory dickory dock. 
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock.

An elephant...oh no!
Hickory dickory dock. The elephant went up the clock.
Oh no!
Hickory dickory dock. 

Song by Super Simple Learning
Animation by Franfou

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Flashcards for vocabulary

This area is loaded with well-categorized flashcards. The cards cover familiar topics like: Food, Animals, Time, Weather, Clothes, Vegetables, Fruits, Shapes, Action Verbs, Transportation, School and Classroom objects.
The flashcards will help in teaching and practising new vocabulary. Flashcards also play a tremendous role in all language teachers' classrooms across the world.

Example :

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Activity for English Lesson

Name of the activity :  
Completing Clothes Parts

Description :
Stick pictures of some clothes on the walls of classroom separately. Draw only a head of  a person on the board and ask the children to complete the picture putting them right places of the body. Then, in the same way ask them to find the names of  clothes sticking beside the right clothes.

Language focus / aims
Knesthetic activity, clothes and bady part


Saturday, 5 November 2011

To Uphold B. Malaysia & To Strengthen The English Language

To strengthen the English Language mean to enhance the command of the language as a compulsory language to be learned, the language of communication and of  knowledge at the national and international levels.

To strengthen the English Language through:
- increasing the numbers of hours for teaching and learning of English in SK, SM, SJKC and SJKT
- English Language teachers of quality
- The teaching & learning approach
- widening the functions of computer laboratories to language lab

From :

Thursday, 3 November 2011

My New Face

Children prepare masks for use during perfomance.

Colour and cut out the mask.
So new face!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Problems in learning to read

There's always difficulties when learning a new language. For my Year 1 students, almost of them cannot even read properly. Learning to read was exceptionally difficult because identical letter string often have different pronunciation and the pronunciation of words is not always following the same rules.

English Worksheets

This website contains thousands of printables for teachers and it's all free. I always visit this website to print out the worksheets for my students.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Share something....

1. Never Study A Single English Word
That’s right, do not memorize words. Native speakers do not learn English by remembering single words. Native speakers learn phrases.
2. Never Study Grammar
Right now. Stop. Put away your grammar books and textbooks. Grammar rules teach you to think about English, you want to speak automatically– without thinking!
3. Learn With Your Ears, Not Your Eyes
Spend most of your study time listening- that is the key to great speaking.
4. Slow, Deep Learning Is Best
Its not enough to know a definition. Its not enough to remember for a test. You must put the word deep into your brain. To speak English easily, you must repeat each lesson many times.
5. Use Point Of View Mini-Stories
You must learn grammar by listening to real English. The best way is to listen to the same story… told in different times (points of view): Past, Perfect, Present, Future. How do you do this? Easy! Find a story or article in the present tense. Then ask your native speaker tutor to write it again in the Past, with Perfect tenses, and in the Future. Finally, ask him to read and record these stories for you.
6. Only Use Real English Lessons & Materials
How do you learn Real English? It’s easy. Stop using textbooks. Instead, listen only to real English movies, TV shows, audio books, audio articles, stories, and talk radio shows. Use real English materials.
7. Listen and Answer Mini-Stories (not Listen and Repeat)
Because the teacher constantly and quickly asks easy questions, you don’t have time to think about grammar. You just immediately shout a couple of words– which teaches you to respond faster, and faster, and faster.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Nice Phonics Song


I have downloaded this video to help me teached the phonics. My students liked it very much.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Let's go to the zoo.

Teaching and learning for tomorrow (28/10/2011)

Let's sing!
-Teacher sings "Old Mc Donald Had A Farm" with the children.
Know about animals we keep on the farm.
-Teacher guides pupils talk about the picture.
-Group activity : Children write down the animals in the farm.

-Colour the pictures and connect the dots to form the word.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Kursus Penyebaran Bahan KSSR Bahasa Inggeris

Menghadiri Kursus KSSR selama 5 hari (10-14/10/2011) di PPD Sabak Bernam.

Mentor kami yang berasal dari Kanada. Beliau banyak membantu kami sepanjang tempoh kursus ini dijalankan. 
She highly recommends this book for the kids to learn basic English.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Let's colour!

My students like colouring activity very much. After teaching and learning the topic about transportation, I let them colour this train picture.

ABC Song For My Year 1 Student