Sometimes the simplest things inspire! Take a look at this simple but wonderful book that I have just bought myself ! I love "Art" and particularly abstract art.
Simple ideas that many of us already consider and ways that many of us already plan for and use to generate additional language learning.These ideas work just as well where the class teacher delivers the language learning or where the class teacher engages with the languages teacher, be it a visiting teacher or a PPA swap.In these instances there is definitely the scope to add five and ten minute "class teacher ownership " learning opportunities.Why not go cross curricular?
So how do the book at the top of this blog and the article about time allocation link together? Well this book is just one example of how we can create effective cross curricular links with language learning ,.... (and possibly use authentic target language literature as well)
Take a look inside! Go to Amazon.co.uk here
and get a taste for this very simple book which could be used in target language learning for five minute additional activities to
practise numbers, (Maths)
colours, size, (Maths)
commands like "find","touch","draw" (classroom communication skills)
explore famous Art and artists. (Art)
For example why not google the paintings mentioned here
Vassily Kandinsky cercles concentriques 1913 (concentric circles)
Kasimir Malevitch cercle noir vers 1923 (black circles)
I am certain that primary minds are now buzzing... why not create your own abstract art books with colours or squares or lines?????
Mondrian comes to mine and Kandinsky once again....