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2nd Homemade Textbook 2016

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I finally re-edited this year textbook: HOME edition. Honestly, I didn’t do much, just added the spelling bee section at the beginning and I corrected two mistakes (like in the page below: BALTA is wrong. It should be BALTE). That’s it!

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Posted by on September 4, 2016 in 1st cycle, 2nd grade

 

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Flashcards for 1st Grade Textbook 2016

So hello world! I am still busy but not so much for at least one week. My mother in law is on town and I am almost childless.

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So, I have finally made the flashcards to go with my fan-praised textbook. It’s black and white so you can color at will or your printer works like that.

 

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2016 in 1st cycle, 1st grade

 

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1st Grade Homemade Textbook 2016

I am so proud of myself

I am so proud of myself

I haven´t done many changes in comparison with last year. I only changed the front page and a couple of layouts in other pages.

Ready to start

Ready to start

I ONLY added a spelling bee section with the words used in last year contest.

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Posted by on August 17, 2016 in 1st cycle, 1st grade

 

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My Homemade Textbook New Edition 2015

Reflexions after a secondary reunion... the diet theory

Last year, I made a textbook if you didn´t know. More info, PRESS ON TEXTBOOK TAG

This year, I updated, made changes and correct mistakes for this year.

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CLICK TO DOWNLOAD ON PDF: 1st year
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CLICK TO DOWNLOAD ON PDF: 2nd year

Note: This is homemade and without any comercial relationship with any publisher company.

Note 2: I eliminate the Unit 5, because honestly I never make it that far. In Sonora, we end the school year 3 weeks earlier than the rest of the country, and minus 2 weeks in the Winter Break and 2 other weeks in the Easter Break…. Well, I’m lucky if I finished the Unit 4.

Note 3: It’s designed to be printed on both sides of the page, except for the cover.

 
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Posted by on September 7, 2015 in 1st cycle, 1st grade, 2nd grade

 

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Sharing Last Year Lesson Plans – 1st Grade of Secondary

I love that movie!

I love that movie!

I am a little selfish and self-guarded when it comes to my work, like most of us, but I believe in sharing when you are no longer using it, when you tried and you are pleased by the outcome.

Last year, our Teacher Training Boss, Jefe de Enseñanza, asked us to plan by unit and daily. Honestly, I hate daily planning but I have done it for a long time so I can do it.

Note 1: I don´t have the whole weekly thing because we were told in December and I totally forgot the last project.yeswecan03

Note 2: It´s using Yes, We Can 1 as our textbook

Note 3: It´s not perfect. There are hundreds of mistakes.

Note 4: Yes, that´s my whole full and super long name.

Unit 1 Monthly
Unit 2 Monthly Weekly 2b
Unit 3 Monthly Weekly 3a, Weekly 3b
Unit 4 Monthly Weekly 4a, Weekly 4b
Unit 5 Monthly Weekly 5a
 
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Posted by on August 18, 2015 in 1st grade Sec, 4th cycle

 

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The year was 2010, New School and No Textbook… so I Made my Own

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Back in 2010, I moved to Nacozari to work at the Secondary and one Elementary. The Elementary school never had an English teacher before and I assigned to 3rd to 6th grade.

I love that movie!

I love that movie!

Back them, my boss or coordinator, a really cool gal by the way, told me I could use the syllabus back them. THIS WAS BEFORE PNIEB.  I was worried of working from nothing in all 4 grades with minimal English knowledge and still have to fulfill the syllabus.

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So even back them, I had a brilliant idea. I made a textbook based on the syllabus and it went well. I still have use a couple of things in moments of need. It was only for 6 months since I started working in January.

 

The idea was once back to School in August, we would use the textbook in that moment with was English Adventure.

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I won’t deny it. It served it purpose and it’s not nearly as nice as the one I made this year for 1st and 2nd grade. There a lot of things I would change right now.

 

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Test for 1st Bimester

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This is the last week of the bimester and we are all running around grading everything we have forgotten, projects, tests, etc.

For those who have been using the textbook I made, I made also the test. I am very simple with test because for me test are not important, daily assessment is. It has minimal writing for those students who are still struggling, and it simple enough so they don’t stress over it. They already stress with the other subjects.

For 1st grade: Test for 1st Bimester

For 2nd grade: Test for 1st Bimester

Teacher friends have been asking for the 3rd grade. I’m not working on it yet, maybe over the winter break.

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2014 in 1st cycle, 1st grade, 2nd grade

 

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Yes, We Can! Secondary Review

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We received finally more textbooks to replace the deficient supply we received at the beginning of the school year. We got a full load of Yes, We Can Secondary by Richmond.

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I must say that I like it a lot. I used All Ready last year and it’s good but sometimes it’s too advanced. Okay, let’s start this review.

LIKES

  • The audios are quite clear and comprehensible (at least in 1st grade which I taught this year)
  • The textbook is not too heavy.
  • The activitivies are diverse, up to the point and level.
  • The instructions are simple (you wouldn’t believe how many textbook complicate themselves and myself with the instructions)
  • The readers book has texts according to the topic.
  • The color scheme and layout is pleasant to the eye in most of the pages.

DISLIKES

  • As always, I have complained that the readers book is in shades of grey (no best-seller novel).
  • The paper quality and binding are not perfect. I am already losing pages by the daily use. They are ungluing.

Overall it’s a good option for a textbook. If you have it, take care of it. If you don’t have. I almost have all the package from the audios, teachers books and I’m scanning the textbooks (1st grade complete). If you want them, send me a comment.

 

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Sharing a Second Grade Textbook (Unit 5 and complete)

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As my Second grade moms requested, I am on this. I am revising everything. I really wanted to this over the next summer… whatever.

I still don’t like 2nd grade syllabus. It feels weird. I see the books and I really don’t understand a lot of things. Well, I did my best. I will use this year and polish for next year.

For this fifth unit, I only made one project. I really don’t like project 5A because Second Graders don’t see America Geography until later. I retook the project 5A of First Grade which I didn’t do in the First Grade textbook for two reasons:

  1. Geography of Mexico is coming next.
  2. I felt it was important to see it.

To download, please click here for Unit 5 and click here for the WHOLE thing.

Recommendations:

  1. Homemade and not affiliated to a publisher house.
  2. The images are from the Internet. I apologize in advance.
  3. It’s made in black and white to let students color.
  4. If any big mistake, please tell me soon before I go to the copy shop.
  5. I checked 3 different textbook to assemble this.
  6. I am not getting a single cent for this. I lost hours doing mom work for this. Don’t remind me.
 
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Posted by on October 10, 2014 in 1st cycle, 2nd grade

 

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Sharing a homemade textbook 2nd grade (Unit 3 & 4)

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As my Second grade moms requested, I am on this. I am revising everything. I really wanted to this over the next summer… whatever.

I still don’t like 2nd grade syllabus. It feels weird. I see the books and I really don’t understand a lot of things. Well, I did my best. I will use this year and polish it for next year.

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To download, please click here for Unit 3 and click here for Unit 4. Hopefully, I will have the rest before October ends.

Recommendations:

  1. Homemade and not affiliated to a publisher house.
  2. The images are from the Internet. I apologize in advance.
  3. It’s made in black and white to let students color.
  4. If any big mistake, please tell me soon before I go to the copy shop.
  5. I checked 3 different textbooks to assemble this.
  6. I am not getting a single cent for this. I lost hours doing mom work for this. Don’t remind me.

Two days ago, I was asked what software do I use. I’m lazy and simple. If you are wondering the same, I used POWERPOINT 2007 which is the one that came with my laptop. I don’t use nothing out of ordinary really. PAINT when I need it.

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2014 in 1st cycle, 2nd grade

 

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