Invista em vc. Aprenda Inglês

Se vc está cansado daqueles cursinhos de Inglês que vc já tentou diversas vezes e não sentiu resultado;

Que não entendem que cada pessoa tem um ritmo ou maneira diferente de aprender;

Que existem formas alternativas de ensinar para qualquer idade;

Fale comigo, faça uma aula experimental.

Activities using Letters U and V


Letter U


U can say “uh”

Or U can say “yew.”

Whatever you do,

Be careful with U!

There’s up and there’s under

And unicorn, too.

So whatever you do

Be careful with U!


Letter V


V is quite happy

One sound does it know

There’s van and vanilla,

And yes, video!

Can’t think of V’s sound?

Don’t worry or stop…

Picture a volcano

That just blew its top!



Cut paper baking cups in half. Give one to each child. Help children glue their half cups onto a sheet of drawing paper. These are “umbrella” tops. Next let students glue a piece of pipe cleaner just under their “umbrellas” for handles. Encourage children to draw rainy day pictures around their umbrellas.


Tape a piece of drawing paper on the underside of a table top. Invite children to draw a picture with crayons while sitting or lying on the floor under the table. When pictures are complete, display them with this rhyme: We had such fun drawing     Under the tabletop.     It made us laugh to think     That we were drawing up!


Cut out several large letter U shapes from poster board. Insert a wooden dowel into a coffee can of dirt. Invite children to try to toss the U shapes and get them around the dowel.


Purchase foam visors like these from a craft store or online. Invite children to use puffy fabric paint or other fabric paint to decorate and personalize their visors. Then you might invite them to sing this little jingle (sung to tune of “Farmer in the Dell”): A visor shields my eyes,     A visor shields my eyes.     I wear a visor ’cause     I am very wise!


Cut a variety of vegetables into simple shapes. Children can dip the shapes into different colors of paint and create collages of prints. Then serve cut raw vegetables with dip for children to taste.


Have a vanilla party and set out small portions of vanilla pudding, vanilla milkshake, vanilla wafers, vanilla frosting, and so on. Let children taste the samples and vote for their favorite. Create a “Vanilla Chart” and record children’s votes on it. Finally, ask more-than or less-than questions that the children can answer by using the chart.




Check out the following Web sites for additional background and activities.

Letter U Activity Sheet   Use this for extra writing practice.

Unicorn Coloring Page   Color a unicorn.

Letter V Songs   Feel like singing? You’ll find some fun songs here.

Alphabet Coloring  V   Fun coloring for all!

V Activities   Try any one of these.

What you should know when talking to your child´s teacher

 Our children spend so many hours each day with their teachers, it makes perfect sense that parents, should get to know those teachers as best as we can.
However, it’s important to remember that communicating with teachers is a bit different than communicating with other adults. Or at least it should be.
What must every parent know about talking with teachers?
  1. Teachers are professionals, so they should be treated as such.  Addressing teachers as “Mr. Alverez” or “Mrs. Pitsilos” is imperative.  Teachers should not be addressed by their first names, especially when children are nearby.   It sets an example of respect for students when they hear parents address teachers by their surnames.
  2. Teachers follow schedules.  It is imperative that parents schedule a time to talk or meet with the teacher rather than just showing up at the door expecting to talk.  Most likely, there are 20 or 30 students waiting for that teacher at any time of the day; a teacher’s schedule does not allow the kind of flexibility that some other professions do.
  3. Teachers are busy.  Teachers are so busy. They attend school-wide meetings, department meetings, and team meetings. They participate in IEP meetings, parent conferences, and professional development courses.  They research, plan, and prepare each and every unit, lesson, and activity.  They assess every student and evaluate that child’s strengths, weaknesses, and needs and are constantly doing what they can to see that each student meets certain social and academic benchmarks.  So if a teacher doesn’t respond immediately to your call or email, it’s probably for a good reason.  Be patient.  That being said, even if you get ahold of a teacher on the phone, most do not have the time to chat with you for two hours as you wax on about your awesome child. The more specific, concise, and quick your conversations can be, the better.
  4. Teachers care.  If they didn’t care about children, they wouldn’t be in the business. Keep this truth at the front of your mind during all interactions and know that most every teacher proceeds with the best of intentions.  They want your child to succeed, to exceed his or her potential, and to enjoy school.  His or her life would be a lot easier if this happened.
  5. Teachers are human.  Really. They are. Most of them have a home and a life and a family away from school, which is what every human being needs. Teachers occasionally make mistakes, just like normal human beings do. So if a paper comes back graded with a mistake on it or a handout has a typo, or if he or she calls you by the wrong name at some point, relax. And give the teacher the second chance he or she deserves.

Remember, too, that a little bit of kindness goes a long, long way, especially in a profession that can be fairly thankless at times.  Be a great parental support—in and out of the classroom—and throughout all of this teacher talk, be sure to be a great listener.
It’s amazing what we can learn sometimes when we let someone else do the talking

by Amy Mascott.

Opções de cursos

Paula Lyra ELT School



Crianças, Adolescentes, Adultos

 Para quem deseja aprender Inglês, falar c/fluência, melhorar as notas escolares, viajar, navegar na Net ou estudar no exterior:

    ·       Alfabetização em Inglês;

  ·       Conversação e Fluência (qualquer idade);   

    ·       Travel English (Inglês p/viagem);

     ·       Business English (Inglês p/negócios);

     ·       Acompanhamento Escolar (qualquer série letiva)

   Aulas particulares individuais ou em pequenos grupos. Material didático importado. Técnicas dinâmicas com vídeo, áudio e informática.


10 Tips for Playing Games with Young Children

 From the Book: Great Games for Young Children by Rae Pica. Adapted by Paula Lyra

  1. 1.      Remember that children learn through play.

In this age of academics” and “accountability”, children are getting fewer and fewer opportunities to play. Because we know that children learn through play, we have to stand strong in our convictions. Play is absolutely essential for children, and any curriculum that excludes it is not meeting the needs of the whole children.

  1. Eliminate Games that use elimination.

In the traditional game of Simon Says, for example, the children eliminated first are the ones who most need to work on their body- part identification and listening skills! With simple modifications, almost any game can be played without eliminating children. With Simon Says, try arranging the children in two circles. When a child moves without permission, that child simply goes from one circle to another!

  1. Keep maximum participation in mind.

Waiting doesn’t come naturally to young children and shouldn’t be imposed on them too often. Besides, a child who is waiting is not actively participating and therefore not having all possible benefits. Whenever you can, choose games that let everyone in the group participate. Or, if you play a game that has one child at a time participating, divide the group into several small groups, so it allows more children to be active

  1. 4.      Avoid hurting feelings when organizing partners and groups.

If, you want to form 3 groups, ask the children to count off from one to three. All the ones then belong in one group, and so on. For a partner activity, play a quick game of Back to Back, in which you invite the children to get back to back with someone as quickly as possible while you count down from 5 to 1. By the time you reach 1, all children should have a partner.

  1. Play in a circle.

Although this is not always possible, try to do it as often as you can. Circle games bring about a sense of community, of belonging, that no other formation offers. A circle allows the children to see and hear everyone else. And, to remain part of the circle, they must accept the rules and roles assigned.

  1. Think cooperation – not competition

Children will have plenty of time to experience competition later in life, and it isn’t developmentally appropriate for early childhood years. Play many different cooperative games, which help children, learn to be successful at working together, an essential social skill for becoming part of a society. Research shows that preschoolers prefer cooperative games to competitive ones.

  1. Take it outside.

Whenever possible, play outdoors. Today’s children are spending less time outdoors, than at any other point in history. As a result, they are losing their connection with nature and missing out on the sensory experience only the outdoors can provide. Besides, play a game outside for a change, can add a new whole element to it. With Follow the Leader, for example, new obstacles create new pathways and challenges.

  1. Keep a game repertoire handy.

If you learn how to do games that take varying lengths of time, then you will always know just what to do when an opportunity to play arises. Be sure to include games that focus on a variety of concepts and work with different sizes of groups.

  1. Keep the whole child in mind.

Choose games that develop all three domains. For example, Over & Under is a game that requires a group of children to stand in a circle with each child facing another child’s back. The children alternate between passing a ball over the head and through the legs of the next child. The ball- handling and flexibility aspects contribute to physical development. The circle and the cooperative nature of the game foster a social/emotional development. And the actions familiarize the children with important prepositions, promoting cognitive development.

  1. Have fun! Games should be fun. If fun for everyone is the biggest objective of a game, it is worth playing. After all, fun should be an essential component of every game and of live, too!