14 Jun 2019

Ending the school year

Hi there,
we are really close to finish this school year and we are in a hurry finishing projects. Just right now, I have thought of sharing with all of you an idea that can be amazing in your dossiers. This is the WordCloud to summarize some topics you worked in this third term or along the school year. This is an example:

Another idea is to use mind maps, like the ones below:

These two resources have been very helpful for me. I hope you find them useful.
Cheers!!!



12 Jun 2019

Who is she?

Who is she is a tabletop game about courageous women who changed the world.
I thought of having it for using it in my English lessons. My very first idea is to work each woman. First, individually. Then in pairs and finally in groups of four. In this way, each group will know information about four women. After that, I will give a number to each group and I will make new ones stablishing a person from each group. At the end, everybody will be familiar with some of these important women. 



24 May 2019

A new poem for children

Hi there, after working adverts with year 4 students, I decided to write a poem to make them aware of our learnings. The strategies that designers use in the adverts are going to be easier to remember  when students learn it by heart. What do you think?

20 May 2019

Charles Santore

Hi there,
it has been a pleasure to find this video about Charles Santore, a renowned children's book illustrator. He talks about his "future" project. Now, I can say that I have this book in my hands. Worthy to watch it. 



18 May 2019

Girona

Hi there,
Girona fills the city with plants and beautiful displays for a few days every year in May. The visitors as me can find spectacular patios and places where colourful flowers are spread. Here you have a sample of a space related to Alice in Wonderland.
















This last one is not from Girona. I took it in the Saxion University in Deventer, in the Netherlands last March ;D

14 May 2019

Creative writing

Hi there,
after practicing structures and connectors in the English lessons, I gave an interesting homework to my students. They had to choose three important personal objects and they had to introduce them in a writing activity. 
I had the opportunity to listen to a group of 26 students this morning and the experience has been very cool. All the students have been engaged by homework and they said that they enjoyed doing it. Amazing, fantastic and wonderful. ;D

I think that my students produce and interpret their mates' compostitions in a properly way. The production of a text requires the application of higher order skills (HOTS), following Bloom's taxonomy and that is what we promote in our lessons through topics that engage and motivate them. That's the way that it works.
A long the school year, and always giving some language support, they have written about:
  1. Personal descriptions.
  2. Their best friend.
  3. Their school.
  4. Daily routines.
  5. Important women in their lifes.
  6. Mobile phones and teenagers.
  7. BioPoem
  8. Three personal important objects.
For tips on encouraging children in creative writing, take a look at creative writing page. Worthy to visit it!



5 May 2019

Recommended Cafe in Barcelona


There is a Pudding coffee in Pau Claris Street in Barcelona. It is a place where you will feel like Alice in Wonderland, thanks to its decoration, with giant mushrooms and colored slates. This place goes beyond a traditional café, because you live an experience in which you feel like a child. You can play board games, you can read a book or you can work with your laptop as well.
However, I went this morning with my family and we did not do anything of the activities I mentioned before. Not at all. We decided to enjoy delicious homemade cakes. Personally, I asked a hot chocolate with a homemade carrot cake.



2 May 2019

An important Fair in our City

The 8th edition of "Som Clicks" is dedicated to the wonderful world of CIRCUS. If you decide to visit the Fair this next weekend, you will visit more than 15 large dioramas related to characters in the Circus, pirates, the west and many more surprises creating beliavable worlds in a small scale.
It will be a paradise for everybody because this small toy is one of those toys for which no time passes. By the way, did you know that male dolls are named clicks and female are name clacks?

1 May 2019

A good movie

Hi there,
I want to share with you a short movie that works friendship, joy, loneliness and solidarity among others. Nice to share it in our lessons. The storyline is so creative and the animation itself is so smooth.

30 Apr 2019

Basic Competences exams

Hi there, the basic competence exams will be on May the 7th, 8th and 9th.
Here you have some examples. 
They can be useful mainly for practising listenings with our students.


English exam 2017. Listenings
English exam 2018. Listenings

27 Apr 2019

My eTwinning tools

Hi there, european projects need interactive digital tools.
Here you have the ones I use.

23 Apr 2019

Ready for St. George Day

Hi there, St. George Day is a very important tradition for catalan people. You can find books and roses everywhere. But do you know why Catalonia celebrates this important day every year? It comes from a legend, which says that, once upon a time, there was a dragon who scared people who lived in the same town. People decided to choose a person among them to stop the dragon fearsome force and hungry. The chosen person was a princess. But then, a knight appeared. He was Saint George. He killed the dragon with his sword. The legend says that from the dragon's red blood it grew a red rose. 
So, from this legend you can understand the the tradition at Catalonia nowadays. 
Furthermore, books are important, too. But this tradition comes from Cervantes' day of death.
Related to books and as every year I will tell a story to my students. This school year will be the one you will listen to it in the link below.

After listening to the story, can you tell me the missing words?

and what about the rhyme words?
Finally, can you find the differences between the pictures?