30 Mar 2018

Music everywhere!

Hi there, we have some free days to switch off from school but before going away, I want to share a ppt I designed for a new future project: Musical Instruments and children. Here you have some new vocabulary to work with students before, during or after a music project.

After that, here you have a quizlet to practise music vocabulary

For ending, try this Matching activity to organize your orchestra.


After receiving some warm and kind comments, I want to thank you all your support. 
Have an excellent Easter break and charge your batteries for the 3rd term!

23 Mar 2018

Freedom for catalan political prisoners

Last October 2017 I gave my support to the presidents of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) and Omnium Cultural (OC). With all my sadness, today I DO the same for the catalan government people who are in prison. 
One more time, the post today is for all of them. I want to give my suppport to their families sharing this video in this blog.

 

20 Mar 2018

It's a rainy day today!

Although the weather is a little bit silly, spring has just arrived. If you click on the picture below, you will find lots of colouring resources for these days. Whether if it is cold or if it's raining, those pages can be useful for you and your children.


18 Mar 2018

A book for Alice's lovers

A quote is a piece of text from a literary book, which another author uses or has used for some purpose. As you could see in the post on February 21stI like the books of quotes and phrases written by important authors. 
The book I recommend to you today is one that contains about three hundred sentences from the two Alices (Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the looking glass by Lewis Carrol). As most of you know, I'm an Alice follower and this book is just awesome. Among the quotes, there are whole poems, and others that are just a few words. They are not ordered by chapters. I would say they are ordered by subjects. Furthermore, there is a useful index of concepts, saying the page where the quotes  come out.


17 Mar 2018

St. Patrick's Day

The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland celebrate today St. Patrick's Day. It's an important day, when everybody dresses in green and dances traditional dancings.
Even if you aren't Irish, you can celebrate this day with your family in different ways, dressing in green or doing a freen food lunch or dinner! Why not? It can be fun!
There is also a curiosity about clovers. If you find a clover with 4 leaves you will be very lucky, as the song below tells us. 



Also, this day is well known for a number of its traditionsBut, how do we celebrate his day? Here you have some recipes and craft ideas to celebrate it.





14 Mar 2018

Have a gr8 PI Day!

Hi there,
we celebrate the PI number today and for celebrating this special day, I want to share with you the digits of PI mapped to notes in a melody, played on the piano.
Watch the video below and you will see how the tune is using the white keys assigned to the PI numbers. It looks like whoever is playing this harmonizing music on their own with the left hand.
Unbelievable!



11 Mar 2018

Teens and mobile phones

Hi everyone!
Many weeks ago my students were talking about media social words and profiles. When I listened to them talking about that issue, I thought of doing an activity with them. Did they know what are they? Did they have accounts in social networks? Did they know the rules they have to follow and respect?
Here you have a proposal for talking and interacting among them.
After that, they were finding out about new words, as trending, viral and hashtag and they could describe the first one as a popularity fact, the second as something that people like and share and the third one as a keyboard of a tweet.




For homework they had to write a text about mobile phones and teenagers. They were amazing!

8 Mar 2018

Happy Women Day!

Hi there,
we celebrate an important day today, the International day of Women.
For that reason, 
 I want to recommend an amazing book to all of you to work in your English lessons.
It shows girls they can be anything they want.
Story after story, portrait after portrait, conversation after conversation you will see the potential of so many women all over the world.
                                                                                                Women protest (Barcelona) 
                                                                Just you know, watch The Ellen Show about Bic pens. 
Unbelievable !
           
Some women do like pink, but the idea that they actually decided to make pens just for women baffles me. It's beyond patronising. To be fair, who buys pens anymore? I think it's hilarious that pink and purple are considered "girl colors", when purple used to be the color of kings (because purple dye for clothing was expensive as hell back in the middle ages due to the fact it was made by crushing a rare beetle) and pink was a "boy's color" until the 1940s, when Hitler used a pink triangle to mark homosexuals.

2 Mar 2018

March 8th

Next March 8th, International day of working women, there will be a worldwide general strike for the first time in my life.
I have never worked this issue with primary children but personally I strongly believe that they can understand the video below in which the goal was to turn the phrase "like a girl" from being an insult  to being a real compliment and boost to self-confidence.

Furthermore, here you have an interesting reading about that day. However, just you know, I have prepared a reading and some structures to help children to talk in English.

1 Mar 2018

Happy St. David's Day!




The “March Hare” is a hare who appears in Lewis Caroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. A hare is a type of large rabbit. March the 1st is St. David’s day - the patron saint of Wales. In Wales there is a traditional dish called “Welsh Rarebit”. “Rarebit” sounds a bit like “rabbit”.
For this simple reason, I want to show all of you, kids and adults, the Welsh Rarebit's dish.


Ingredients
25g butter
25g flour
150ml milk
175g cheddar cheese, grated
150ml brown ale
1 teaspoon of mustard (english mustard if you get it!)
2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper
2 egg yolks (the yellow part of the egg)
4 slices of toast
Preparation
1. Make a sauce with the butter and flour, and leave
to cool.
2. Boil milk and then whisk it into the sauce.
Bring to the boil once again, whisking to ensure that
it does not burn and also that the sauce is free of
lumps.
3. Add the cheese, beat in and remove from the heat.
4. Reduce the ale, English mustard and Worcestershire
sauce. When thick, add this mixture to the cheese
sauce. Season well with salt and pepper and beat in
the egg yolks.
5. Spoon on to the slices of toast and grill until bubbling.
Serve with extra Worcestershire sauce.... and enjoy it with your family! ;-D


Worthy on line game.

Hi there,
here you have an amazing on line game.
Read the questions and answer them correctly.
It's magic, the game will guess your secret person.
Try it and have fun!