Apr 21, 2015

TEACHERS TUESDAY XII - A COUPLE OF GAMES WE HAD FUN WITH

Hi!

Today I bring you a couple of games we've been playing in the classroom lately and with which we had lots of fun. I'm leaving teh documents I created to play them if you'd like to see or use them.

Fourth graders are learning how to go doing groceries, so we've been working on food vocabulary and money. We've learned the differences about euros, pounds and dollars (we observed real notes and coins). Since we have an American assistant with us once a week, we decided to play the game using dollars. Working with money required learning how to express decimal numbers in English. After learning it, we practised it by playing THE PRICE IS RIGHT, a game based on the popular TV contest. // En 4º estamos aprendiendo a ir a comprar en inglés, por lo que hemos estado trabajando en el vocabulario de la comida y el dinero. Aprendimos las diferencias entre euros, dólares y libras. Como una vez a la semana tenemos con nosotros una auxiliar de conversación de EEUU, decidimos jugar usando dólares. Trabajar con dinero requirió aprender a expresar números decimales en inglés, los cuales practicamos después jugando a "EL PRECIO JUSTO", un juego basado en el famoso concurso televisivo.

To play, we used the following presentation and our mini home-made white boards (piece of paper in a punched pocket + whiteboard markers) .We split into teams, and we were ready for fun! // Para jugar usamos nuestras mini pizarras blancas caseras (hoja dentro de funda plástica+rotulador de pizarra blanca) y nos dividimos en equipos.



We had lots of fun trying to guess food prices (you could tell they don't go shopping often...) // Lo pasamos genial intentando adivinar los precios de la comida (se nota que no van mucho de compras...)

The game 5th graders have been enjoying is BATTLESHIP. We played a grammar battleship using the worksheet you can find below. We used the game to practise "there is" "there are", animals vocabulary and place prepositions, but it can be adapted to any other topyc and I saw the kids were engaged, using English and working on the expressions by using them.// El juego que los niños de 5º han estado disfrutando es el de "HUNDIR LA FLOTA". Jugamos un hundir la flota de gramática empleando la ficha que aparece a continuación. A través del juego practicamos "there is/are", vocabulario de animales y preposiciones. Los niños estuvieron muy involucrados, usando el inglés y practicando las estructuras dadas.


1 comment:

  1. Marta. Thank you for sharing your great ideas.

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