Quick Postcard Project

Duration: 30 minutes Level: K-8th ESL students Objectives: To illustrate maintaining and making connections across the world through writing. Materials: 3”x5” index cards, pencils, coloring materials Procedures: Teachers hand out materials and explain postcards as a way to let people who live somewhere else know where you are, what it’s …

Watercolors and Happy Memories

Level: K-8th ESL Duration: 1-1.5 Goals and Objectives: To introduce watercolors, encourage self-expression, and remind students of happy memories. Vocabulary: “____ makes me happy” Materials: Watercolor paper, construction paper, slips of lined paper, staples, watercolor paints, soft & small brushes, water cups, paper towels, pencils, colored pencils   Procedures: Teachers …

Illuminated Manuscripts: Writing as Art

Level: K-8 ESL Duration: 1-1.5 hours Educational overview: Illuminated manuscripts, connecting writing and art, Goals and Objectives: To connect art and writing, practice writing and spelling, Vocabulary: “My name is…” “I like to eat…” “My favorite _____ is…” “I have __ sister(s)/brother(s)” Materials: Construction paper books (construction paper, lined paper, …

Bird Puppets and ESL Practice

Level: K-8 ESL students Duration: 1-1.5 hour(s) Educational overview: Birds’ migration patterns, speaking techniques, and ESL practice. Goals and Objectives: To express creativity and diversity, learn about birds’ migration patterns, practice speaking techniques and ESL, and celebrate the diversity in our classroom. This project was tailored to a group of …