23 Apr 2017

St. George Day

Hi there,
it's an important day, Today! We celebrate the book's and the rose's day at Catalonia. All the catalan cities are full of people walking and looking at each stand with books and roses. 
For this reason, we had a special celebration at school last Friday afternoon, too: each teacher told a story so that children could listen to a story in catalan and another in English. 

22 Apr 2017

Earth Day

Hi there,
We celebrate the Earth Day today.
It means that people around the world are becoming more conscious of the urgent need to reduce pollution and save our green and blue planet.
So, Earth Day is not just a celebration, it is a call for action!
I worked it in my English lessons yesterday and students and I concluded that 3 R's are very important in our lifes: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Sara and Gerard, two students from 4th grade, gave to us some ideas about reusing:
1. clothes from family and friends,
2. mobile phones from family, so that you can play with them.
3. plastic bags in order to reduce pollution
4. Finally, reuse papers at school. 
Thanks to you both!

After that, we enjoyed an amazing song about the 3 R's. Here you have it!

19 Apr 2017

New changes

We have just started the third term and I am very excited because there are lots of tasks to realize until the end of June. However, this term will be very special for me. Personally, it is an honor to participate in different projects but also I have the opportunity to follow growing up in my own learnings not only from kids but also from my colleagues. I think that the clue of all of these thoughts is the passion for my profession. Come on everyone, happy and passioned teachers will change the world! 

17 Apr 2017

Easter Monday!

We celebrate Easter Monday today! We have a very sweet tradition in Catalonia: godfathers give an Easter cake to their godchildren. 
It can be also an Easter chocolate egg, a cute animal or any interest made of chocolate. 
Here you have some examples with two of my three nieces and my nephew, mmmm...yummy, yummy!

8 Apr 2017

Easter time!

I want to celebrate the end of the second term with this video from PEANUTS. You will see how Snoopy carries a basket with painted eggs and tosses an egg to everyone. However, when he gets to Charlie Brown he finds that he has run out of eggs. Then, he gives an embarassed smile and hands the boy his empty basket.  Snoopy is so cute!
hope you have a good time and enjoy with family and friends.
Keep in touch!

7 Apr 2017

An event for teachers

The English group-team from Sabadell invites YOU to the second What's up afternoon in this school year.
The EGT organizes this opened session for all those teachers who want to become confident with digital resources. If you are interested in the event, write an email to  crp-sabadell@xtec.cat just saying that we can count on you for next Monday 24th at 5:30pm.

1 Apr 2017

April 1st!

Today is April 1st, the day most commonly called "April Fool's Day" and it's celebrated in many countries by people in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Russia, Australia, South Africa, The Netherlands and other countries around the world. 
 It's a day
to practice jokesget creative and play fun pranks on people around you. 
Nobody is exactly sure where the tradition started but nowadays it's an excuse to play silly jokes on friends, as the example below at my kitchen.

Many newspaper, radio personalities, television shows, and internet web sites participate in the celebration.

31 Mar 2017

Some pics

Now that the end of the long second term is coming, here you have a carrusel which shows you some pics I took along these three months.

29 Mar 2017

Who doesn't love this song?

Hi there,
"You have a friend in me" is one of my favourite songs.
I like Michael Buble's Big Band from the album "To be loved".
It was very popular because of "Toy Story" movie.
However, my favourite version is the one at the end of this post: 
a very young girl sings with her dad.

If you are a teacher,
there are many things you can work through this song:
grammar (to be, to have, possessives, and object pronouns),
and values (friendship).
After that, you can make students listen to the song and "fill in the gaps" activity.
Hope you find it useful for your English lessons!

27 Mar 2017

2nd opened session

Hi there,
most of you know that I am working in an English teachers' team in my town.
We are organizing an opened session for all the English primary teachers in Sabadell. So, if you are one of them and you are interested in coming, 
write an email to crp-sabadell@xtec.cat just saying that we can count on you for next April 24th at 5:30pm.

26 Mar 2017

Stories for children

Hi there,
kids world's fun is an excellent web for everyone, not only for students but also for parents and teachers. I am searching an amazing story to tell my students and I have just met that portal. I want to share it with all of you because, among other important resources, you will find free ebooks for primary students.

24 Mar 2017

Funny rhymes ;D

Hi there,
irregular verbs are sometimes boring and tough for students but they can be funnier if we introduce creative activities. 
I decided to show some rhymes to students and make them to write new ones. 
Here you have some examples. Hope you like them and they help you with grammar.