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The playfulness in me

Teaching before Christmas

So, this week is hard. Students do not want to study anymore and are rarely motivated to deal with serious topics.

Luckily, being a language teacher, it is possible to combine playful English/Italian lessons with Christmas topics. This year, I tried some new ideas I have gotten from various university seminars and old notes of mine.

1. Tell a story/ fairytale by emojis.
2. Look at these combinations of emojis and guess the Christmas songs they represent.
3. This is Robert’s pen (hilarious!!!).
4. Black stories. Awesome!
5. Sing Christmas songs together and find movements to the lyrics.
6. Discover…. + questions how students spend the holidays and the schoolfree time.
7. Christmas Crossword.
8. Santa Claus needs help – Describe people and make suggestions what kind of presents they’d enjoy.
9. Write a question on a piece of paper. Have two teams, form snowballs and have a fight. 😉 pick up one snowball, keep it and answer it.
10. The Best Christmas ever.. storytime!

What I noticed? Firstly, students are never opposed to playing, no matter their religious belief or age. I am not too old to enjoy playing with them. Secondly, music in the classroom changes the atmosphere, just for fun.

… to be remembered next year, maybe before Christmas!

Author: carasmelody

daydreamer, hopelessly hopeful, I love the power of words, I love poems, words are soulfood

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