28 Dec 2011

HOLY INNOCENTS' DAY

As you must know, today is the Holy Innocents' Day and people play all kind of jokes and foolishness. However, the most famous tradition in our country says that you have to hang a "llufa" on the friends' and people's back. But, do you know how to make one? It's very easy, you need a newspaper and scissors.
First, take out a page from the newspaper and fold it as an acordion. Look at the picture:







Now, it's time to cut the "llufa".
Look at the pictures...and that's all! When you open the "acordion" you will have a "llufes"' chain. Now you can use it as you want: you can decorate your bedroom or you can cut the chain and you will obtain lots of "llufes".


Remember this tradition is in Spain because different countries around the world have a similar date on the 1st of April and they call it April Fools' Day.

26 Dec 2011

TRADITIONS


Catalonia celebrates ST Esteve today but the rest of Spain doesn't celebrate anything. Besides Catalonia there are more countries which have December 26th as special day: Australia, Britain, New Zealand and Canada. However they don't call St. Esteve's Day as you can imagine, they say today is the Boxing Day!
Rich people gave clothes, food, money... to poor people in the past. These gifts, given in boxes, gave the holiday it's name, "Boxing Day". Today, Boxing Day is spent with family and friends with lots of food and sharing of friendship and love.
To keep the tradition of Boxing Day alive, many businesses, organizations, and families donate their time, services and money to aid Food Banks and provide gifts for the poor, or they may choose to help an individual family that is in need.
Have a happy St. Esteve's Day! and also we can say "Happy Birthday" to Maite, the kindergarten teacher!

24 Dec 2011

BEST WISHES for everybody!

Live.
Play a lot.
Draw happiness.
Meet interesting people.
Paint the afternoons with bright colours.
Start each day with the biggest smile in the world.
Dance and laugh. Stretch your arms and legs to touch the stars.
Build bridges between friends. Imagine kites of wishes that come true.
Feel the wind in your face and body. Sing the song that makes you feel great
Read your favourite book once again. Dream of a garden full of trees .
Celebrate Christmas with joy and love.
BEST WISHES!
M. CHRISTMAS!

An Animated Antler Xmas Card from Broken Antler on Vimeo.

14 Dec 2011

AVATARS !!

Introduction to the activity: children from 3rd grade have been working around personal descriptions. They have learnt them by heart and also they have designed successfully a voki with their descriptions. These are their productions. Enjoy them!

Congratulations! You've made your own voki.


Thanks to all families for your cooperation!

3rd A
Laia


Anna

Sergi

Luna


Max


Nina


Júlia


Jan


Gemma

Danil

Ramon

3rd B Group
Agnès


Genís


Ada


Dària


Lucia


Miquel T.

Laia

Maria

Pol G.

1 Dec 2011

ADVENT CALENDAR

Traditions are very important for us.
We can't forget the Advent Calendar on the 1st of December.
We have to open a window every day until Christmas Day!
Please, don't be naughty and be patient.
You have to open the windows daily and in order...

Click on the next picture and you will enjoy it.

CHRISTMAS POEMS



Christmas is the time to enjoy with family and friends. Christmas is the holiday season when people get together and listen to great Christmas music, sing carols and read Christmas poems. Christmas poems have been part of Christmas celebration for years together.
Students from 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade are preparing their Christmas poems.
If you want to read them, click on the different levels.
1st grade
2nd grade
3rd grade
4th grade

29 Nov 2011

GRAMMAR FOR 3rd grade

We are studying this important modal verb in 3rd grade: can and can't.
This is an easy way to remember how they work and how you can use them.

25 Nov 2011

EI-5 children sing for U!

Hi everybody! kindergarten children enjoy singing songs.
This is one to check at home.
They use to say the beginning easily but not the end. So, if you see this message, you can practice at home with them. Share their learnings in a funny way!


HELLO! from Inés Rosado on Vimeo.

24 Nov 2011

HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
I hope you are enjoying this special day!
I am taking time to reflect on all the things that I am thankful for.
I'm so thankful for my family, my friends, my colleagues, my health and ... I'm specially thankful for the oppportunities that I have everyday to learn from my students.
Thanks so much!
Thanksgiving day in the United States is a very important day, so much that they don't go to work and students don't go to school. Everybody celebrates this day!



19 Nov 2011

ORDINAL NUMBERS

Ordinal numbers tell us where an object or person is placed within the context of order and are used not only within the realm of mathematics, but in all subjects.



17 Nov 2011

THE MORNING!

Hi everybody! This time we present this amazing song. We like it a lot because we move in the audiovisual room when we split the group. We usually make a circle and we mime the actions the song says. CI English scrapbooks include this one.

14 Nov 2011

WHAT TIME IS IT?


Hi children! Next Friday we will have an individual exercise for checking English time and subjects in the school. So, if you want to practice the first topic, click on Time and you will find some activities for your studies.

12 Nov 2011

FEELINGS

This is a production where children become the main characters.
They describe their own feelings with Colin the caterpillar.



11 Nov 2011

WE ARE ARTISTS!

Very young children are learning colours. This is a fun activity to practice them. Click on the picture and children will know what to do. Sure!





10 Nov 2011

GOOD MORNING song

Hi kids!
This is one of the songs we sing at the beginning of the English morning lessons.
Here you have the lyrics:

GOOD MORNING
GOOD MORNING
GOOD MORNING TO YOU.
GOOD MORNING
GOOD MORNING
GOOD MORNING, HOW ARE YOU?
I'M FINE, THANKS
I'M FINE, THANKS
I'M FINE, THANK YOU.
GOOD MORNING
GOOD MORNING
GOOD MORNING TO YOU.

GOOD MORNING SONG from Inés Rosado on Vimeo.

8 Nov 2011

BEATLES

In the 1960s, a British group became one of the most famous rock groups of all time. These were the Beatles and today many of their songs are still played on radio stations, and new fans now listen to Beatle hits on MP3 players and I-Pods.

The original members of the group were :

John Winston Lennon from Liverpool
James Paul McCartney from Liverpool
George Harrison from Liverpool
Stuart Sutcliffe from Edinburgh, Scotland

They were not always known as The Beatles. The group first chose the name Johnny and the Moondogs before changing the name of the group to the Silver Beetles. In 1960, they won a spot on a tour of Scotland with Johnny Gentle, and shortly after John Lennon told the group he had dreamed that they were to be called the Beatles with the unique spelling that featured an “a” in the name.

31 Oct 2011

HAPPY HALLOWEEN



JACK-O'-LANTERN
In English-speaking countries, 31 October is the day children look forward to, with their costumes ready for their door-to-door trick -or-treating. But it's also very traditional to make a Jack-o'-lantern around this date.

To prepare your pumpkin, first clean and dry it. Cut a small circle around the stem and remove the top. Dig in and remove the seeds and soft flesh from inside the pumpkin, leaving a thick wall of flesh inside the skin. Scrape the inside until you have a firm and fairly smooth surface all round, and a flat base where you will stand a candle - one of those short fat candles is ideal. A large spoon is a good utensil to use inside a pumpkin. You are now ready to carve the face onto the pumpkin. Here you have some examples:






JACK-O'-LANTERN TOAST
You need:
  • sliced white bread
  • slices of cheese
  • a toaster
Take two slices of bread and a slice of cheese for them to make a sandwich. Previosly cut out eyes and a mouth in one of the slices. Toast the sandwiches and eat them while still warm. Delicious!

23 Oct 2011

PARTICULAR ABC

Hi everybody! Children from 3rd grade have been introduced into the english ABC. They have also thought about their names. But, have you ever thought about the letters we have in common? They have compared them and here you have an example of two particular ABCs.

Important: if you want to review the alphabet, you will go to the 3rd grade page on your left!



17 Oct 2011

DAILY ROUTINES

How about reviewing the vocabulary that we are going to use in our recordings?

Click on the picture and play the 6 games.


16 Oct 2011

BANG ON TIME!


Hi children!

Let's review time with this funny activity.
Click on the picture and you will find an amazing clock!

Read the time given and stop the hands of the clock when they are in the correct position.

Can you tell me your score? Send me a missage with this text:
My score is.....

15 Oct 2011

ODD ONE OUT

Hi children! Let's play with words!
In each picture there's one that does not belong to that group.

Can you find them?
Wordle: PREPOSITIONS


Wordle: BODYWordle: ONE-7


6 Oct 2011

My first e-book

Hi children, the other day we were speaking about new technologies. This is an e-book that I guess you're going to enjoy a lot. I hope you like it!

Myebook - 3rd grade's children as movie makers - click here to open my ebook

27 Sep 2011

POEMS in the 4th grade!


Hi children! congratulations for your poems. They are excellent. I have enjoyed reading all of them. So, I want to publish this ppt so that you can read your friends' writings.


14 Sep 2011

HOW MANY STANZAS CAN YOU LEARN BY HEART?

In every life we have some trouble, when you worry you make it double!


IT'S JUST FINE

It's just fine to be
happy or sad.
It's fine to be
brave or scared.
It's fine to have
short or long hair.
It's fine to play
or just watch.

It's fine to be alone
or want company.
It's fine to be thin
or fat.
It's fine to wear jeans
or a skirt.

It's fine to dance
or sit down.
It's just fine
to be
what you
want to be!

12 Sep 2011

Welcome back... to school!




Are you ready for a great year?
School has just started and you've got the opportunity to meet friends and classmates.
Time to share, to play, to learn, to enjoy and to work hard . It's easy if you want. You only need to make it real. So...let's work together and let's make learning fun!
By the way, do you remember our production, The bird on the chimney? Last week it was presented in Bursa! All the European Teachers enjoyed with the project and they congratulated me of your production. So, you know I was and I am very proud of your work but I want to say one more time ,
good work has no borders at all!


16 Jul 2011

GREETINGS FROM LIVERPOOL



Hi children, how is your summer going?
By the way, last 14th of June we were talking about Beatles. Do you remember? if you don't, you can listen to another time the song we were working those days.
Today I've been very lucky 'cause I have visited the Beatles' Museum in Liverpool and it came to my mind that famous song (Yellow submarine).
So, I'm happy I can share these pictures with you! :D