Warmers, Fillers and 1st Week Activities
The theme of 24th edition of the efl/esl/ell blog carnival is Warmers, Fillers and 1st Week Activities. As in some parts of the world we are excited to meet our new students, I’m hoping that we will have some different activities to start the year other than the ones we love to use and This will be great because some people will also use our favourites.
I’d like to thank everybody who shared their posts or wrote a new one just for this edition.
The links are listed according to the submission date.
You can click here and download the carnival.
The first post of the carnival came from Annie Tsai. On her blog ‘Annie’s Corner’ she shares activities for grade 2 and grade 4. How do you spend your first session with kids? Annie is @crystalannie on twitter.
The next contribution was from Mathew Needleman Mathew Needleman presents How to Reduce the Amount of Teacher Talk
Gordon Scruton’s post, No Magic Please, part 1 (Learning Vocabulary) is on learning vocabulary. He reminds us that there is no magic trick to learning vocabulary but he shares some magic. Gordon also shares another post Reading for Pleasure
Arjana Blazic is a teacher who always inspires me and she shares a great activity, Who am I? in First lesson, new students and no computer and to my surprise there is no web 2.0 involved in her activity.
Larry Ferlazzo shares a full activity pack in Answers To “What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?” They are all wonderful.
Dave Dodgson is also a great help with his fantastic posts. Introducing myself to new classes and are we all going to introduce ourselves? Won’t our students say anything? Check Dave’s second post New classes introducing themselves to me –and do you want to build positive relationships with young learners, then for the answer , read Dave’s guest post for Prestwick House.
David Deubelbeiss shares guessing games with us but you will find loads of ideas at EFLclassroom 2.0 to motivate yourself throughout the year. Sheer inspiration!
Sultan Zeydan shares fun Speaking Activities on her blog. There are great three activities to be used all year round.
Sabrina De Vita, the writer of Sabrina’s Weblog , shares a fun activity she has done with her clas: First Class: All About Them Lesson Plan and we have another post from Sabrina, Clowning on the first class day!. She reminds us that feeling like a child is graet and we should never lose that innocence.
Janet Bianchini, one of the most hardworking and creative person I met on blogosphere, shares two posts. Introductions and Icebreakers. Part 1 Images and Introduction and Icebreakers. Part 2 Using Web 2.0 Tools. Plus she also shares a wallwisher where she links to more ideas.
‘Would you want to change teaching into a magical mystery tour? If yes, you may try to create a Harry Potter themed class and enjoy the journey.’
Merve ,a fabulous young teacher, guides us to a magic packed tour, The magic touch to classroom
Carla Arena is full of enthusiasm and energy, the post she shares is also very energetic, Icebreakers, not Sleeping pills on her fabulous blog Collablogatorium.
For the blog carnival, we have a post from a very cute blog, Elt Candy Land. Leandra Dias shares an activity to go with Present Simple and Present Continous, Singing the difference between present simple and present continous.
Vicky Saumell shares pronunciation related tools. Pronunciation is usually a neglected point in efl classrooms but needs to be taken care of so from the very beginning of the new term, it will be great to bookmark the tools Vicky shares on her blog Educational technology in ELT: Pronunciation related tools.
Richard Griffith shares his first ever Inaugural Keep up ESL Post here
Vicky Loras, the cutest and the friendliest member of my PLN has written a post to contribute to the carnival. She shares ideas for young learners and adults in her post, My Contribution to Eva Büyüksimkeşyan’s Blog Carnival #24 – Warmers and Fillers
You will find great warmers and fillers on The TESOL Zone. Mark Chapman’s post Warmers, Fillers and Coolers is a great post to bookmark.
Wanna fish for back-to-school ideas? Then Where to fish for back-to-school ideas from B’s life with English is a great post to read. You will find useful links for very cool ideas.
This post is from Consultants-E. They asked their PLN ‘What tips do you have for those beginning the school year to make this one a great year?’ and you will find some answers from tweets and facebook converstations. Tips for Beginning the School Year Right!
And now we are going to Teacher Reboot Camp, where amazing Shelly Terrell shares survival tips with lots of great links. Surviving the 1st Month of School: 20+ Tips & Resources
Marisa Pavan shares a fabulous lesson based on the movie, Spanglish on her blog Linguistic Consutancy Video Class: Spanglish
Break the Ice and Sprinkle the Seeds written by Nesrin Eren is a great post describing a fabulous first day activity
Another fantastic ‘getting-to-know-you’ post, packed with loads of great activities from Natasa Bozic Grojic, Get to Know Each Other
Culya Durmazguler also shares an activity for the first week of the school, Setting Goals
Karenne Sylvester invites us to her wonderful blog to read Speed Dating as Vocabulary Review. A fun and a very useful activity!
In Drawing Introductions, Mike Harrison describes an activity that can be used in the first lesson of the year, reminding us that the best lessons are the ones which involve humour.
Cecilia comes to join us with a box of chocolate on the first day of our classes. Her two posts, A Post about firsts –First Impressions and first activities on the first day of the semester and Bonus Round- More Activities for the First day of Class are just fantastic with loads of ideas.
Tyson Seburn’s post ‘The 1st week around the corner’ reminds us that ‘’the material used in the lesson itself be generated by students about themselves in the first week’’.
All for one and fun for all is a fantastic post full of ice breakers, energizers, warmers and fillers written by Marcia Lima.
Dany Lyra points out a very important thing, building a sense of community. Dany shares a movie segment for a warm up, Spanish Apartment- Movie Activity – Cultural Differences – Movie Activity – Ice-Breaker.
From Marijana’s blog, we have Warmers and Fillers – #Goal 2 – “Contribute to a Blog carnival”. Marijana Smolcec not only contributes to her first carnival but also accomplishes her first goal of #30 goals challenge.
For the blog carnival A Journey in TEFL had the honour to host three great teachers from Turkey who haven’t started blogging yet but very eager to share and collaborate.
Guessing Game by Arzu Baloglu @arzuteacher
A Warmer and a Filler by Merve Elbirlik @merveelbirlik
A Warmer and a Filler by Emine Bülür Civanoglu @EmineBC
And my contribution to this edition is with ‘Go and Open the Door’
Don’t forget to contribute to the next carnivals. The following edition will be hosted by Berni Wall in November and Let Larry Ferlazzo know if you might be interested in hosting future editions.
You can read all the previous editions of the ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival here.