30 Jan 2013

Pirates Everywhere!

Ahoy Mattes! Sit back and watch ye movie from hours ago

Pirates acrostic!
Pirates sail across the sea
 Invading islands and ships
Riches fill their chests
Another pirate ship they want
Trust not a man with a peg
Even he wears an eye-patched
Skulls and crossbones everywhere
by 4th graders

27 Jan 2013

Pirate Island

This performance is an interactive and musical comedy based on cultural diversity.  The story is about a pirate whose ship sank 20 years ago, and since then the pirate has lived on an island alone. One night there is a big storm and two new people arrive on the island.  
With comedy, music and dance, the story encourage students to think about cultural diversity and get involved in the action. 
 Pirate Island, Wednesday January 30th for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.

By the way, do you want to learn the Pirate dance
Here you have this video with the main song.
Enjoy it!

26 Jan 2013

Happy Ever After

Hi everybody!
As you know, CI graders will go to Casal Pere IV next Monday morning at 10:00am.
CI children and also teachers will enjoy with Happy Ever After, the story about a prince who searches the fairytales looking for a princess to marry. 
On his way he meets Snow White, Rapunzel and an ugly witch determined not to allow them have their happy ever after ending. 

25 Jan 2013

Information for primary families

Hi families!
As every school year, Joanot Alisanda School participates in the English Theatre Week that the City-School activities and Fiac School organize for our Town.
1st and 2nd graders will go to Casal Pere IV next Monday, January 28th. We will enjoy with "HAPPY EVER AFTER" by Blue Mango T. 
On the other hand, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will go to the same place next Wednesday, January 30th to enjoy "PIRATE ISLAND" by Blue Mango T.
As it's usual with Blue Mango Theatre, students will be asked to join in, sing along , and help the characters.

Children are excited about the stories but me, too!
I can't wait! I love singing the songs with the children.

11ª Setmana del Teatre en Anglès

23 Jan 2013

Caterpillar, caterpillar

Hi you all!
1st graders are familiar with bugs but specially with Colin the caterpillar. 
Today I want to introduce you a new one.
Click on the picture below and you will discover it.
It's going to take you to move your skeleton. 
Have fun!

22 Jan 2013

Arnau's Avatar is here!

Hi you all!
Arnau from 3rdA group finished his avatar!
Although it's a little bit difficult to understand it, I have to congratulate him because he managed it!

20 Jan 2013

Walk the plank

Hi 4th graders!
Are you ready to start a new week?
We expect a great week to find out more about the pirates. What about to walk the plank?
Do you know enough English to make the teacher walk the plank? Try it!

19 Jan 2013

It's raining!

Hi you all! 
It's raining and maybe you don't know what to do at home. 
Don't worry!
 2nd graders are expert at this topic!  
They can tell you some activities to do on rainy days so you don't get bored:
  • get a board game and play with family
  • cook something
  • draw a picture
  • watch a home movie
  • play with your pet
  • go outside and dance in the rain (as the cloud in the video below)
  • go to an indoor pool 
  • Try to come up with your own ideas, why not?
Let me finish with a quote I love:
"Let the rain kiss you.  
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.  Let the rain sing you a lullaby".  
Langston Hughes

18 Jan 2013

Nursery Rhyme for Kindergarden

Hi you all! This time is Kindergarten turn!
 Here you have a cute Nursery Rhyme for them. 
The natural rhythm and meter of Nursery Rhymes lend themselves to enjoy listening a foreign language. So, have fun and share your kids' learnings!
Baa Baa black sheep have you any wool? 
Yes sir, Yes sir, three bags full.
One for the master, and one for the dame, 
And one for the little boy who lives down the lane. 

Baa Baa black sheep have you any wool? 
Yes sir, Yes sir, three bags full. 
One for the master, and one for the dame, 
And one for the little boy who lives down the lane.

17 Jan 2013

Saint Antoni's Day Celebration

                             Here we have St. Antoni's Day!
Are you going to participate in the procession? Nevertheless, if you want to have fun, you can't lose the procession in the afternoon.
We will see lots of horses from different "colles".
In the english lessons, we are learning the actions that horses do and also new vocabulary about them.
Besides that, we have discovered fun facts about them:
. They can sleep both lying down and standing up.
. Their lifespan is around 25 years.
. They have around 205 bones in their skeleton.
. For ending, we have learnt and PRACTICE some actions they can do: 
walk, trot, run and gallop. 

Here you have this funny song from "kids songs" by Patty Shukla

16 Jan 2013

Very young learners

This movie is part 1 of the the Sparkabilities Toddler 1. Sparkabilities is a group of DVDs and other media designed to entertain and develop essential learning skills: attention, recognition and memory. 
In my opinion, it offers a wide range of skills for introducing a foreign language.

15 Jan 2013

Pirate Island

Hi you all!
3rd, 4th and 5th graders are working on pirates topic because on January 30th we will go to Casal Pere IV to enjoy with Blue Mango Theatre. They are fantastic and this time they will present "Pirate Island". The plot is about a pirate whose ship sank 20 years ago, and since then the pirate has lived on an island alone. One night there is a big storm and two new people arrive on the island.
What will happen? We have to wait until the end of January.
Until then, we will work on this topic.
For that reason, today we work on a song written by Eric Herman
"Blackbeard, Bluebeard and Redbeard", a song describing the story of three famous pirates who sailed together on a most colourful voyage. 
If you want to have the lyrics, press here

Extra, extra!: how to draw a pirate

14 Jan 2013

The Solar System

Hi you all! 2nd graders are working on planets and stars along the week. So, here you have a cute song that  was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. This is a video from KidsTV123
Pay attention and enjoy with the Solar System

11 Jan 2013

Tomorrow begins Today!

Dear families, 
English teachers in primary and secondary schools are planning an interesting activity where, 4thESO teenagers will act for Joanot Alisanda CS students in February.

Here you have the trailer that Laia,the secondary English Teacher at IES Pau Vila, has made for us. 
Enjoy it!


So, are you ready to work on Beatles topic?
Here you have some songs that help you to know more about them.
To start with, here you have some listening and writing exercises.
Press the beginner level and try to fill in the gaps.

and for ending with Beatles...

10 Jan 2013

Happy Birthday Tintin!

 Tintin is 84 years old today! 
So,  I wish a happy celebration to all the "tintinaire friends".
Tintin, created by Georges Remi under the pen name Hergé, appeared the first time as comic strip in the Belgian newspaper "Le Petit Vingtième" (Tintin in the Land of the Soviets) 84 years ago (10th January 1929).

9 Jan 2013

Congratulations Queralt!

Another voki is here!
 This time it's Queralt's voki, from 3rdA group.

7 Jan 2013

Christmas time is over!

Hi you all! 
How were your Christmas holidays?
I imagine they were wonderful, weren't they?
Now, it's time to prepare your school material for tomorrow.
Also, our brains have to remember some topics in the school.
So, it would be nice if you click on the picture below and try to refresh your english with these easy activities: 
a comprehension exercise with multiple choice answers and 
a "spot the differrence" activity.
Pay attention, read  and choose the correct answers!
Try them, you will have fun! 

5 Jan 2013

The Three Wise Men Festivity

Ready for the procession today? I am! 
I want to see their spectacular parade!
For your information, they are going to start at 6 pm from the south of our town.
But, do you learn more information about it? 
The tradition says that once the Three Kings had presented their gifts to Baby Jesus, they gave out gifts to children on their return journey. 
Here you have this story for CS children.
 If you are a 4th grader, try to understand it, it's not difficult. 
In fact, you already know it!

4 Jan 2013

Congratulations Julia!

Julia, from 3rdA group, had some problems doing 
her voki but at the end, she has managed it!

2 Jan 2013

Another voki is here!

Hi you all!
How did you start the New Year? 
Do you want to have another opportunity to publish your voki?
Javier, from 3rdA group, has tried it and managed it! 
He's sent a mail to me with his voki.
If you don't remember the instructions to make it, here you have a link with the letter I gave last December.
Come on, you can do it. 
Try it! It's easy. 

1 Jan 2013

I wish you the best for 2013

I wish you the best and hope all your dreams come true!