22 Jun 2011


Ooouuups! If you select Joanot's picture you will listen to our song!
By the way, we have just arrived to the end of the school year and we want to say goodbye to 6th grade children with these words. Enjoy them and have a good summer!!!

Smile, relax, forbide, do sport, go running, ask for help, try to say what you feel, go for a walk, draw and paint, smile at your parents, read a book, sing in the shower, keep your good memories, take some photos, listen to your friends, show your happiness, write your feelings, listen to the nature and respect the environment, help people, do what you have promised, let someone help you, look at flowers, help to your friends, turn the TV off and chat with your relatives, listen to your favourite music, learn something you have always wanted to do, phone your friends, close your eyes and imagine the waves on the sea, make someone feel important, make a list of things you are good at, go to the library and listen to the silence, say to your friends you love them, look at the stars, think about what you have, breathe, finish projects, don't worry if you have some mistakes, make friends at the secondary school, grow and be responsible... and remember all the teachers and friends you had at Joanot Alisanda and BE REALLY HAPPY!

20 Jun 2011


It's June! The beginning of summer and the end of the school year. A very sad time all round :(
But to cheer you up, I've brought you this final dose of idioms. Enjoy them and try to use in these days. It's the best way to learn new expressions.

IDIOM (n): an expression, word, or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is separate from the literal meaning or definition of the words of which it is made.

Poker face
Someone who has a poker face has an expressionless face that shows no emotion or reaction at all.
Face the music
If you have to face the music, you have to accept the unpleasant consequences of your actions.
"He was caught stealing. Now he has to face the music!"
A face like thunder
If someone has a face like thunder, they look very angry.
"When Dad is really angry, he has a face like thunder!"
Face like a wet weekend
If someone has a face like a wet weekend, they are wearing a sad expression and look miserable.
"What's wrong with Pete? He's got a face like a wet weekend"

14 Jun 2011


Hi everybody! The school year is finishing and we are very happy.
We want to celebrate we have learnt a lot through stories, poems, chants and songs!
Here you have one more:
This song is from Beatles, a famous group with tremendous success in the 1960's.

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

6 Jun 2011


Manners and empathy are part of the code of conduct for living in our world that we, as parents and teachers, must teach and our children must learn.

This is an easy poem we are learning in these days.

Please and thank you
are magic words
we need to say
very often, every day.

Please and thank you
are useful words
to help you be polite
and make people feel alright.

Please and thank you
are the best words
to say people
with a big bright smile!

Let your children know how happy it makes you when they are being kind and responsible. Praise your children when they use the words please and thank-you today!

As a teacher, one of the most important things you can do is lead by example. There’s no point in asking our students to be helpful and polite when we don’t hold the door open for others or we don’t say “Please” and “Thank you.” Being nice, kind and fair is something most of us do naturally (because someone else, years ago, taught us to do it!) but it’s important to remember, especially for teachers of young children, that our students are watching our every move. They are learning important lessons about how the world works by what they see.