The Primavera English Blog
It’s All Fun and Games
June 6, 2022
Who doesn’t enjoy playing games? This is one of our most important resources for English classes with young learners. At Primavera English we have an extensive collection of board games, card games, and party games (not to mention running games) that can be used in class to practice grammar concepts, review vocabulary, or...
How-To Writing: English in the Kitchen
April 8, 2022
Recently, one of my students and I have been learning about process writing, or how-to writing, which can be a great, accessible place to start writing instruction. Read on to discover a fun how-to writing lesson plan that includes spending a good portion of class time in the kitchen!
Celebrating Pi Day
March 15, 2022
Yesterday at Primavera English we celebrated Pi Day, which is a special day for math fans. It is Albert Einstein's birthday and also celebrates Pi (π)...
A Letter Journey
January 24, 2022
Besides sending us on imaginary adventures, this fun activity provided good descriptive writing practice and taught Val the basics of letter writing (an ancient but useful – and classy! – skill). We hope you enjoy reading our letter journeys!
A Cycling Adventure
January 4, 2022
Today I want to tell you about a project I am very excited about. Yesterday my son Denton and husband, Reuben, set off with another father-son duo on a bike expedition from Asunción, Paraguay, to the Atlantic coast at Curitiba, Brazil, a journey of one thousand kilometers. Besides being an amazing adventure, the trip is a fundraiser for the PROED-SERVOME school in Bella Vista, Asuncion...
Pizza at Primavera!
December 13, 2021
Who doesn’t love pizza? Last Friday evening, we invited our teen students to join us for a pizza party. But what made the event fun was that each student made their own pizza (or pizzas) themselves! This was a great way to practice food and cooking vocabulary, and learn some new culinary skills in the process...
Trick or Treat!
October 29, 2021
Last night we hosted a crowd of witches, pirates, princesses, and their parents in an October celebration, the first of its kind here (to my memory). Several families in our neighborhood opened their doors to the young visitors to give them candies or cookies. Many of our young English students stopped by to eat...
Celebrating 1OO Days to Christmas
September 18, 2021
Learning a language is not only about studying grammar and expanding your vocabulary. It’s important to learn about the traditions and customs of the countries in which that language is spoken as well – and fortunately, that’s a very fun thing to do! This week we invited many of our young students to a party...
New Staff Member: A Beta Fish
September 4, 2021
Meet the newest staff member at Primavera English! This beautiful blue beta fish now lives in one of our classrooms, where he delights students of all ages. The younger students are enthralled to watch him eat the fish food they give him, and he never misses the chance to show off his lovely colors...