Last week we started the topic The house and family. We will continue this topic but as the weather was so nice last tuesday we went to the park to play and learn English in the same time.
We learned and repeated expressions like ; go to the swing , go down the slide ,
Watch out ! It's my turn ! Ride the horse , Go out of the way! Can you push me ?
Last week we worked on the topic family and the house.
Vocabulary Mom, Dad, Brother Sister Grandma Grandpa The house.
We drew our family in the house.
We repeated the vocabulary for actions like to run ,to jump high to fly in the sky. We imitated animals and repeated the colours.
Of course we watched the video baby shark from simple songs you tube. In this video the sharks are presented like members of the family.
We always have fun !!!!
The group made one stop on their big project "the race" to enjoy a special activity for Halloween...
They drew a set creepy faces for a Jack-O lantern. Then they made balls using a orange balloon and rice... a piece of green wool for the leaf and there is the pumkin!
After, using a permanent marker they drew the face they choose and.... Jack-O Lantern ready!
5th graders are practicing all the vocabulary for giving directions ...
Go straight/go forward, along the street, turn right/ to the right of, turn left/ to the left of, over/under the bridge, at the end of the road.
They planned and then drew treasure maps and wrote directions to the X marks the spot where the treasure is hidden. We used and practiced vocabulary such as island, palm tree, hammock, key, spade/shovel, eye patch, man with a scar, east, west, north, south, threaten, sails, hook, gold coins, binoculars, digging / burying treasure chests, and holes.
With P4 and P5 we went to plaza Clara. The students had to find the witches hat , the witches couldron, candies, magic stars , a skeleton's hand and orange balloons. It was real fun !!!
Last week we played different games related to this topic.
We watched the video ( you tube simple songs ) Who took the candy from the trick and treat bag. Later on we played the game ourselves with a simplefied question. Who took the cookie from the bag?
Was it the vampire, the ghost, the pumpkin , the spider or the skeleton or the witch ?
The sentence that we used was; for exemple ; Ghost ,....Have you got the cookie?
Mostly by their shining face it was easy to guess who took the cookie....but it was a nice game !
We watched the video Knock knock trick or treat as well and played a running game where in the children had to move like monsters, witches, ghosts, zombies, vampires, pirates, ballerinas, cowboys, skeletons and pumpkins.
And we made a pumpkin mask that finally was not orange but had all colours !!
Last week we started the topic Halloween with P5 . This week we played the game ; Who took the cookie from the pumpkin . One student has to close his eyes while another student ( for example with a picture of a vampire) takes a cookie from the pumpkin . The teacher asks ; Was it the witch, the vampire, the spider, the ghost, or the skeleton.
We used the question ,for example. Vampire ? Have you got the cookie ? On You tube you can watch the song , Who took the candy from the Trick and Treat bag. The game was inspired by this song.
We made masks and painted faces and played the spider game where in the children have to pass the line moving like a monster, a ghost, a pumpkin , a pirate , a princess , a zombi, a skeleton or a spider.
The students always like games with movements so learning English is real fun !!
Of course Halloween is an inspiring topic ! We designed a Halloween invitation where in the students had to write the place of the party , what kind of dressing code, and at what time it wass going to start.
Later on we acted out different Hallloween situation where by one team had to guess the actions of the other team.
Later on we played the following game: the students made a living statue with objects related to Halloween. The teacher made a picture. One student left the classroom. The living sculpture ws changed (3 things) The student had to guess what had been changed.
Halloween is in the air ,so last week we made a Halloween invitation and this week we played a game related with Halloween.
Each student had to act out 3 actions and the other students had to find the past simple verbs related to the action and make the sentences. A good way to repeat and learn some irregular verbs using the past simple.
The same day we watched a video where Lilly superwoman makes her perfect boyfriend.
There appeared a perfect boyfriend, like a sort of Frankenstein from a box with a manual .
Later on we talked about the qualities a perfect boyfriend should have.
Since the last post we have done many things. The first that I want to share with you is about adjectives. We learnt different adjectives to describe people and put them into practice doing an exercise at class.
We did an activity about what a backpack is and what objects it normally has in. They had to colour, to cut and to paste. It was a good activity in order to go over the vocabulary we had learnt the previous sessions, which were dedicated to the classroom and the school.
A few weeks ago we spent three sessions to work on the school as a topic. Previously, we had got in contact with the classroom (main objects, main actions or things that happen there and so on). So, it seemed logic to keep working on the same.
We discover how many facilities a standard school has and how we name each one in English. After that, we decided to make something a bit more creative: the children had to draw his or her favourite school.
last 16th October ot was CPR Awareness day.
3rd and 4th grader went out together and visit the special activity that Emergency Services and the Hospital prepared at The Firal.
They had the opportunity of practising with the dummies and they visit the interior of an ambulance.
Thanks to doctors and nurses that spended time with us for all the interesting explanation and kind attention!
With the 5th graders we started the project : Experiments. For the first experiment we used: a tea candle, blue flowers ( for colouring the water) , water, a plate , a jar and matches.
What happens , when you put a burning candle in a plate with some blue water and you cover it with a jar ? Yessss ...because of the lack of oxygen the water is raising and the candle is floating.
We did the experiment several times with more water, less water and of course it was exciting to lit the candle with the matches.
Very interesting !!!!
With P5 we went to Plaza Clara to find beautiful leaves and chestnuts. it was great !!
Afterwards, at school we put the leaves under a paper , rubberd it with a crayon ....and abracadabra... A beautiful coloured leaf !
We repeated the songs; Hokey Pokey, and Put on your shoes, from simple songs you tube.
It's Autumn so we played and did craft with chestnuts and leaves. Each student chose one of the leaves to put under a piece of paper and rubbed the paper with a crayon ...the result a beautiful coloured leaf !!
We keep on repeating parts of the body, the colours and the sentence ; I want......a paper ...a leaf ...
the ball etc. whatever a student wants.
new vocabulary :In the house...Out of the house....On the chair, under the table...on the table.
The new song is the Hokey Pokey song actions from simple songs you tube..