Did You Know?
When teachers sign up for Sprout English, they automatically receive 30 free kid accounts! Kid accounts give students access to all of the great resources that teachers use in the classroom. This includes reading materials, games, puzzles, and more! If your child doesn’t have a free account, you can sign up for free and get 20 sample lessons.
If you’re a teacher who already uses Sprout English, download and print this Summer Letter to Parents to send home with your students this summer. Add your students’ names, passwords, and User IDs. (more…)
What’s the weather like today? Our Weather & Seasons lesson in the Word Bank section introduces young learners to vocabulary they can use to describe all kinds of weather as well as the four seasons.
In this 9-page English lesson, students will see both noun forms for each season (e.g., summer / summertime). They will also learn the different parts of speech that weather words can take (e.g., I don’t like the rain / It’s a rainy day / It’s raining). (more…)
Everyone needs to know how to talk about the weather. In the NEW Weather & Seasons lesson in our Word Bank section, we introduce young learners to vocabulary they can use to describe all kinds of weather. They’ll also learn about the four seasons!
In this English lesson, we were sure to include as many of the variations that students will encounter as possible. For example, we include both noun forms of the seasons (e.g., summer / summertime). We also mention the different parts of speech that weather words can take (e.g., I don’t like the rain; It’s a rainy day; It’s raining). (more…)
Kids need plenty of free time to explore their personal interests in the summer. Finding an English-speaking friend is probably the best summer homework your child can do. Are you worried about your child’s printing and spelling skills? Look for fun games and activities you can do with your child that won’t feel like work. Here are a few ideas to make printing practice fun.
1. Beach Sandman
This game is like Hangman, but instead of using pen and paper, use a stick and the beach!
a. Ask your child to think of an object in English. Your child may need to ask another adult or friend to help with the correct spelling.
b. Tell your child to count the amount of letters in the word. You child will then draw that number of spaces (small lines) in the sand in front of you using a stick. (This game works best in wet sand near the water’s edge.) (more…)