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A creative writing task on a city.

Topic: About your city. Grade: 4th class. Skills: Writing.                Writing is a complex skill to develop and master, focusing on both the end product and the steps to arrive there. Writing skills only develop when young learners are taught how to write and are given opportunities to practice these skills and strategies.                So such visual worksheets help young learners a lot to develop writing skills. Such worksheets and engaging writing tasks are very important, especially for second language learners. I gave this writing task after a lesson "A trip to Horsley Hills" The theme of the lesson is sightseeing. So after this, I asked my learners to write about their city.  Here is the digital lesson transaction. A trip to Horsley Hills

Download the Worksheet.

Expand the Number Activity.

Number cards are very useful to teachers to teach mathematics in primary section. To develop fundamental and basic concepts cards will help them to learn easily. And if the teacher is dealing multi class, it will help to engage the classroom effectively. Even it is single class cards help the teacher to prepare relating activities.  I am using these cards to create lot of activities of various concepts. Children can practice independently or with in peer group. Here I used the cards to develop expansion of a number concept. I made my students sit in a circle and placed these cards at middle. Now I instructed my children to pick two cards each. Then I gave empty worksheets. Children wrote number and expanded it. Like that I allotted them this work and I taught another class.

Telugu Class Room Displays.


Concept and Mind maps

A mind map is a diagram used to visually organize information. A mind map is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the center of a blank page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added. Major ideas are connected directly to the central concept, and other ideas branch out from those.                      I strongly recommend these maps to teach low proficiency children and mother tongue influenced children to teach English easily. Mostly we can develop writing skills with the help of  connecting ideas.
. Once children are familiar with the concept maps then we move to mind map. Drawing a good mind map could turn that child as a deep digging writer. I tried in my classroom and got succeed. Now my children can write two to three sentences regarding that concept. In order to get good sentences from students teacher should concentrate on branches of that content or topic. If teacher gave proper subtopics, children…

Running Race: A Comprehensive writing activity

Activity: Running Race
Competency : Reading and Writing
Class : 3 and above

                     This is an one of the good writing and reading activity. In this activity children can read, remember, recite and write the language content with great spirit.
                             In this activity first we have to identify some sentences from a passage, Rhyme or in a Grammar part, which we are going to learn or practice. Then you should write each sentence on a small paper slip. You can give 5 to 7 sentences in this activity. Later you should place these sentences at varanda or out side of the class.

Now you should group our students into pairs. In that pair one will be Reader and other one Writer. Like other pairs also should notify the Reader and Writer. Now teacher should give the instructions to all pairs, all readers should run out side the classroom, read and remember the sentence and rush to their partner who sat in the classroom and recite the sentence, then the writer should…

Maths activity - Table Craft

This an another nice activity to practice tables differently. I found this activity on Teaching Ideas FB page and did with my students. Later I displayed  in my classroom.

Dice Game..Vocabulary Development Activity

ROLL, READ and COLOUR. This is a nice worksheet to develop vocabulary as well as to recognize the alphabets through an interesting way. You can design with your own content words after completion of a Rhyme or story. Children play with dice and colour the words. Especially early primary children involve actively.

Creative ABAKAS

In my previous post I have discussed about Borrow Subtractions activity. Once you gave idea of this that activity would help them to self practice. In order to inculcate such idea teacher should exercise.                                                        I have got a such wonderful idea later I watched the ARVIND GUPTHA's website Toys from Trash. I prepared this ABAKAS and taught subtractions. wonderful that, my children got good understanding even in one period. It helped me to teach  every second class children in my class able to do such problems.

Innovative borrow Maths activity

Teaching Borrow subtractions is some what difficult. But cards will us to teach in better understating way and if they familiar with this arrangement children automatically get good conceptual idea.   First see the below arrangement. In this arrangement every child should take 4 cards and place these cards like, bigger number should identify first and place the card right down corner. Later he should identify the next big number card and place right top corner (On the first big number card). Next he should identify the next big number card and place this card left top corner. Last card have to place in left down corner. Now he will get borrow math pattern. Ex: If he get 7,8,4 and 9, first identify the big number, that is 9. So he should place 9 first at right down corner. Later next big number 8, he should place 8 on the 9. Next big number 7, he should place at left top corner i.e before next to 8. Then he should place the last card at left down corner i.e under the 7. now he will ge…

Teaching Time.??.Use this flower...!!!

Do you like Teaching Ideas Facebook face? It is an one of the greatest resource page to teachers. I brought every idea of this page. In this way once I noticed this flower clock and paper plate clocks in that page. After this I turned my old wall clock into a teaching learning material. Later I explained the TIME lesson. I placed this clock on my classroom wall. Whenever I ask time related questions it helps my children.
Watch models (Courtesy : Teaching Ideas)

Active Board Games

Once I have gone through AMERICAN ENGLISH STATE website I noticed a lot of educational treasure related to activity based learning. I found some board games and I thought that these will help me a lot. Later I adapted these Board game technique and trace some patterns with my text book content. My children are enjoying a lot while playing these games. And these are helping me to develop oral and written skills among my primary children.
                             These games can play with their partner and group. In this About Me Board game I planned with my children first to play with his partner and say the answer orally. Later he has to write what he has given the answer. And once he said about himself next time about his partner. I changed small modifications of American English at State board game of about me.
(About Me - Dice Game)
This board game, I used for drilling the textual exercise of a lesson. There was a textual exercise after Ekalavya Lesson in fifth class. In this l…

Action Rhyme-Come Little Children Come to Me

Watch my children action of above rhyme..Come Little Children

Super simple action Rhyme....Banana Peel Up

BANANA PEEL UP....................
Banana peel up.. Peel banana peel peel banana, Slice banana slice slice banana, Eat banana eat eat banana, Throw banana, go go banana. Orange Peel up, Peel orange peel peel orange, Slice orange slice slice orange, Eat orange eat eat orange, Throw orange, go go orange.                                       (you can add more fruits)

Primary action rhyme-The Wheels on the bus..

The Famous Rhyme Wheels on the bus by my first class children.
The Wheels on the bus go round and round.

Famous children Rhyme-Monkeys are Jumping

Catch my children's action  (video)
The Monkeys are jumping  Just like this, Just like this. The Peacocks are dancing  Just like this, Just like this. The Elephants are stamping  just like this, Just like this. The frogs are hopping  Just like this, Just like this. The Birds are flying  Just like this, Just like this.


Teachers Pay Teachers is an one of the great resourceful website to teachers. It helps me a lot to do more activities with my children and getting good results..Lot of free useful worksheets help us to learn children progressively .

( Tracing and Colouring the Alphabets)

Children fun Maths Activity..Solve It and Dot It.

Topic: Four Fundamental Math Concepts Class: Primary

                          Here is a great interesting activity to practice the simple math sums in a fun way for the primary children. I did with my first and second class children and they enjoyed a lot and it's a great practicing activity for them. Such type of activities helps children to learn individually and within their peer group.                         In this activity, I gave/wrote different types of addition and subtraction sums on a chart in blocks. And I mixed a colour in a tray. I asked my children to stand in a line and instructed them to go to the chart do one sum and dotted the answer with your coloured finger, and he/she should come back and stand last in that line. Like they continued until the sums completed. In this group activity, children correct their mistakes themselves.

I found this on Pinterest and done in my class.

Superb primary Additions Activity "What are the two numbers give .........When they add."

"What are the two numbers give .........When they add."

                                           " Which numbers do give answer 20 when they add?"  When I asked this question to my children they didn't give answer even tough they knew the additions. Later I came to know I must teach additions in a different way. Later I got an idea and prepared a wooden tray and bought Marbles.
                 Now I gave 10, 15, 9, 20..etc different count of marbles to my students and instructed them to place those marbles in two boxes of that tray as you like. Suppose one child placed or distributed his 15 marbles in two boxes like 9 and 6. Now I instructed my children to write those count of marbles on their slates like 9+6=15. Later I asked my children to shift one marble from one box and place that in other box. Now write the count of the marbles in two boxes. Then answer was 8+7=15.  I asked my children to continue like this and they wrote,

Primary Math Activity tool " How much do we need?"

Topic: Additions Class: Primary Skill: Creative Thinking.
                                       Maths is a horrible subject for students. But when they know the concept or basic, they will be a great Mathematicians. Here is a small idea and did with our children to do different types of additions. Some children know the additions but when we ask the same problem in a different way they can't do. My first class children had faced difficulty in solving "2+{   }=15" like sums even though they knew the additions.

                                  So get them to understand I made a wooden tray like that (shown in the picture) to do different types of addition and subtraction sums. And I prepared number-cards along with that. Once I explained the concept, I asked my children to sit in a circle and I kept the number-cards bunch in the middle. Now I instructed my children everyone should take two cards from the bunch and place the smaller number card in the tray and place the …