Archive for April, 2014

Hello everyone,
This week we’re “conditional”!! It’s just a coincidence, but in several groups we’re studying the first types of conditionals. So, as we’re conditioned by the conditional sentences, I’ve found some useful links to practise and get -even more!- conditional. In fact, IF you do all of them, you’ll have no problems to pass this content 😉
Have fun 🙂
Mª Esther

Hi everyone,
All of us had a great little escape from school and learnt about the library, how it’s divided into section, what books there are, how to become a member of all the Canarian libraries in one go and we also had some time to explore the children’s section and to, very silently, have a peek at the study room…
Before leaving we took the oportunity to start the project on Dracula set in conjunction with the Book Day excursion. The only thing we all missed this rather warm day was… going for a terrorifically delicious ice-cream!
That will be on the next excursion we hope… 😉
James and Patricia

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Hello again,

This week my students are going to work on the Present Perfect. So far, they have seen Present Simple, Past Simple and some forms of future. Fifh graders are still too young to use all the verbal tenses properly, however, they need to become familiar with them as soon as possible. The mastery of writing skills will be to them as important as the oral ones in a couple years.

I found this video called ‘Have You Ever…?’ game. There are some questions students have to complete with the past participle of the verb. Afterwards they are provided with the answers.

Here you are the link!

Enjoy it!

Conchi

Hello, everyone!!!

This is 4th grade again. We have just started the third and last term! We can almost feel on holiday!

But we still have time to learn a few more things and complete some interesting projects. More events are nearly here and we’re getting reading for them!

Our third term project is called: ‘Siguiendo Huellas’. In English, we will create a timeline, investigating about the different Ages from Prehistory up to Contemporary Age.

As always, we need everybody to help us! Any ideas to represent this timeline?

We’ll be on touch to let you know how we’re getting our objective!!

Post you soon!

Adela

Our Greenhouse!

Posted: April 25, 2014 in FUNNY ACTIVITIES, SCIENCE

Hi everyone,

Here are some photos of the greenhouse activity. I’m am proud to say it’s looking amazing. Thank you to all my little student helpers, James and the gardener we now have beautiful organic products including lettuce, tomatoes, courgettes and radishes. Of course as always more help is welcome if any other students want to join the activity.

Hannah

 

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Feelings…

Posted: April 25, 2014 in FUNNY ACTIVITIES

Hi folks,

We are going to be looking at “feelings” with the TAFAD students, and there’s a very good and funny video  by Sesame Street on the internet about that.
An activity might be to write down all the different feelings that they can listen to.
Enjoy it!
Jere

Hi everyone,

Our students are learning about irregular verbs during this term so, as they need to practice, I recommend you to visit these websites you can find useful for this purpose. Students will enjoy irregular verbs if they practice them through online activities.

Hope you enjoy it!

Silvia

http://www.bradleys-english-school.com/online/jigword/jigpast1.html

http://www.bradleys-english-school.com/online/jigword/jigpast2.html

 

Hi everyone,
In the following website students can build stories in a different way. It might be a nice way of practising writing, specially for lower courses.
Sky will guide you thru the steps in planning and writing a story.
At each step, choose a leaf and click on it. I hope you give it a good use!
Xerach

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/english/games/story_plant/small_no_sound/standard2.shtml

Hello there,

As you must know social networks are incredible tools to improve English. Facebook can provide resources such as videos, posts, listenings, etc. Surfing the internet I found the Top Facebook Pages for English Language Teachers in which you can find quite a few ideas and resources as I mentioned before. You just need to log in with your facebook account.

Here you have the link with the list of websites.

http://www.really-learn-english.com/top-facebook-pages-for-english-language-teachers.html

Good luck!!

Conchi

Book Day!

Posted: April 24, 2014 in FUNNY ACTIVITIES, INTERESTING WEBSITES
Hello everyone!
This week we’re celebrating the international mother language day and the book day, two special events 🙂
Do you know when the international mother language day was proclaimed by the UNESCO? What’s its aim? What does it try to promote? If you want to find out a good starting point is this:
About the book day, 3 eso has been to the local library to learn about Dracula, by Bram Stoker, Irish novelist and short story writer. They’ve also enjoyed watching the moviePennsylvania Hotel. Back to school they’ve grouped to do a project on this author and his novel: a comic!
Have fun!
Maria Esther