{December 31, 2009}   Happy New Year!

Another year is ending…

Hope you had a great year, full of love and beautiful moments. Now, it’s moment for wishes and so, I wish you the best for this coming new year!

Note from the Editor: I’m not good for writing this kind of posts, but I couldn’t help writing something!


{December 29, 2009}   Poetry and Kids

It has been highly proved that kids who are exposed to literature from a young age develop better literacy skills. I remember my kinder years, and I can easily portrait my teachers handing out pieces of paper for us to draw what we thought of poems they read aloud.

I am preparing a set of poems to work with my little students, and I’m thinking of providing them the written version of the poem for them to read and draw what they think and feel. Then, I will put all poems in student’s folders, for them to keep a record of their work. I will start from the easiest poems, where they will just have to draw, to more complex ones, where they will compose their own verses.

What do you think?

{December 29, 2009}   Emotions and Cognitions

Last September I attended a series of conferences on neuropsychoeducation. There were many good talks, but I loved the talk given by Dr. Roberto Rosler. The conferences were organized by Asociacion Educar, who kindly uploaded the conferences to youtube. Here is part of my fav!

{December 28, 2009}   Just saying Happy Holidays!

It´s almost New Year’s Eve and it’s been long since I last published something here.

I’m on holidays, but I promise I’ll keep adding interesting information here!

{December 21, 2009}   The True Meaning of Christmas

Searching ESLprintables forum, I came across this link shared by another user. Here in Argentina we are already on holidays, but I found the link really useful to teach children in my family about Christmas.

Hope you like it too!

{December 17, 2009}   Xmas time

I simply love this song, since it’s great for young children. Hope you like it too!

When Santa got stuck up the chimney,
He began to to shout,
You girls and boys,
Won ´t get any toys,
If you don ´t pull me out.
There ´s soot on my back,
And my beard is all black,
My nose is tickling too.!
When Santa got stuck up the chimney,
Achoo, Achoo, Achoo.

Was on the eve before Christmas Day,
When Santa Claus arrived on his sleigh,
Into the chimney he climbed with his sack,
But he was so fat – he couldn ´t get back.
Oh, what a terrible plight, gangway,
He stayed up there all night.
When Santa got stuck up the chimney,
He began to yell.
Oh hurry, please,
It ´s all such a squeeze,
The reindeer ´s stuck as well!
His head ´s up there in the cold night air,
Now Rudolph ´s nose is BLUE!!
When Santa got stuck up the chimney,
Achoo, Achoo, Achoo, Achoo, Achoo, Achoo, ACHOO

{December 17, 2009}   One more day…

… and officially on holidays!

(sorry, I’ve been away from my pc!

I’ll be back soon, I promise!)

{December 1, 2009}   A sweet recipe for your students

With my 4th graders, we prepared a “Chocotorta”. It’s a very common cake here in Argentina and children love it.

Here goes the recipe:


*4 packets of chocolate cookies (I used “Chocolinas”)
*500 gr of Dulce de Leche
*1 pot of cream cheese
*300 ml milk
*Chocolate chips, rocklets or grated coconut (optional)


1. Place milk in a shallow tray. Get a rectangular (preferable) glass or ceramic plate ready fr the cake (no need to grease).
2. Coat each biscuit in milk and line on the plate, sticking each one right next to the other in three long rows covering the whole surface of the plate. Once you have the first layer of milked cookies duly aligned, mix the dulce de leche and cream cheese in a bowl until well blended.
3. Spread a thick layer of the dulce de leche/cream cheese mixture over the first layer of biscuits. Add another layer of biscuits and another of the sweet mixture upto as many as you like (ideally at least 4 of each). Finish with a dulce de leche/cream cheese layer and sprinkle with chocolate chips or grated coconut on top. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.



Note from the Editor: Have you ever eaten Coca-Cola Cake?

et cetera