Multilingual flashcard: Green Tea

This is an acquired taste for many, but I love it! My hot drink of choice for keeping warm in the winter, with the added bonus of lots of health benefits. Green tea has been credited with everything from helping to prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s to being a cheap breath-freshener and helping digestion. It has…

Multilingual flashcard: Cake

Cake in 10 languages to celebrate National Cake Day – apparently it’s on November 26th! I can’t believe I didn’t know this before. It is the perfect excuse to have some more cake, just a week after my birthday 🙂 Learn how to say cake in 10 different languages below – this is definitely an…

Multilingual flashcard: Sunrise

Up before the sunrise today, even though it’s the weekend! My alarm didn’t even go off, but I felt like my brain was whirring with things I needed to get down on paper to get off my mind, so I woke up when my alarm normally goes off on weekdays. Managed to watch the sunrise…

Multilingual flashcard: Poppy

Poppy in 10 languages for Remembrance Sunday. Lest we forget those who have died so we can have safety, security and stability in our country. 8 million in World War 1, 8.7 million in World War 2 and estimated 7136 UK soldiers in worldwide conflicts between 1945 and 2013 (according to MOD report)

Multilingual flashcard: Peace

Following on from war comes peace as the second of three steps in the eternal waltz of war, peace and revolution.

Multilingual flashcard: War

This week in school we have been talking about soldiers who have lost their lives in defence of their countries in the lead-up for Remembrance Day on 11th November (though we will be having our service in school on Friday 10th). It got me thinking about the ubiquity of conflict and how often I have…

Multilingual flashcard: Fireworks

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! In Britain, the 5th November is Bonfire Night when we remember Guy Fawkes’ attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Usually there are a lot of fireworks over this weekend. I love fireworks although I feel sorry for all the poor pet dogs and cats who are upset…

Multilingual flashcard: Pumpkin

Getting close to Hallowe’en – have you carved a pumpkin to make a jack-o-lantern yet? Back home in Ireland we traditionally used turnips (much tougher to carve than pumpkins!). We put one on each side of the front door (and back door if you’re really superstitious) – their job is to protect the home as…

No-prep Games for teaching Place Value

These games can be used as starters, during transitions or as a plenary activity – my class love them! Once they have been taught they can be adapted and be used to squeeze an extra bit of learning in even if you just have a few minutes. Place value clapping Choose a child to represent…