30 Apr 2017

Competence exams

Hi there, 
all primary 6th graders at Catalonia will have their English competence exam next May 5th. So, if you are a teacher or a 6th grader, here you have some samples from different school years. 
They can be useful for being confident about yourself ;D

29 Apr 2017

Be confident about yourself!

"With realization of one’s own potential & self confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” ~Dalai Lama

I absolutely agree with Dalai Lama's quote. That's the way I understand my life. However, I'm not sure if confidence can be learned but what I can say about it is that you must always try your best, not only in your personal life but also in your professional one. That is the way I can be passionated doing different tasks. 

28 Apr 2017

Alice always in mind :D

Hi you all!
I have just received these pics from a thai friend whose name is Mind :D. She is another Lewis Carrol's follower and she also knows that I love his famous book "Alice in Wonderland" and I worked it with my primary students as well. 
She went to Disneyland Paris last week and she thought of sharing these photos with me.
Thank you Mind Thanyathorn! They have made my heart become very exciting and remind me some characters in the book.
By the way, have an excellent long weekend!

27 Apr 2017

The shirt of the happy man

Hi there,
I had the opportunity to enjoy yesterday an excellent play written by Leo Tolstoy long time ago. It was the Shirt of the happy man story. Zum, zum Teatre has given to that famous story a magic treatement to make the audience enjoy with some special  effects.
Besides that, the leitmotiv of the play made us to think about what happiness is.
An excellent play for everyone!

26 Apr 2017

Another study set

Hi there! 
After working about the oceans and marine animals with 5th graders,
I designed a quizlet that will help students to check fish vocabulary. 
They will improve English by spelling and checking those words that we introduced in the English lessons. Besides that, they will reinforce their meaning just by looking at the pictures that each activity shows to them.

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.