Archive for March, 2015

Second Conditional Revision

Posted: March 26, 2015 in Uncategorized
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In 5th primary students have been working on the second conditional. This grammar issue is very complicated for them. I have found this website that includes a short explanation as well as some downloadable activities such as a role play and a board game. I hope you will find it useful.
Agata

http://www.eflsensei.com/?scategory=33

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Having fun with TAFAD students!

Posted: March 22, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Hi everyone,

As we have had the fortune of counting on some trainee teachers, we have been “using” them to engage the students in speaking activities that both students and trainee teachers enjoyed thoroughly. The aim of the activities have been to find out information from each other on interests, hobbies, favourite sports, personal information and then relate what they learnt about each other to the rest of the class.

We also had a series of practical sessions where one group lead the other group for a prep lanes activity. Patricia’s group prepared a session on hockey practice for Yessica’s group, which worked very well and the students managed to keep in English most of the time. Yessica’s group then prepared a session on various games and activities for Patricia’s group, which again worked very well and was very entertaining. Well done to all of you!

Patricia Bergström

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Readers Lesson!

Posted: March 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

In Readers we are currently using different games and activities to work on comprehension. In 3 ESO intermediate group for example, we used the 10 second game to add a competitive element to the comprehension activity. The students were split up into two teams and had to look for answers to questions in 10 seconds. We had lots of fun and by the end of the lesson we started having a clearer view of what was going on in A Puzzle for Logan.

In 4 ESO advanced group the students are researching aspects relating to Malaysia and its culture as this is where The Best of Times? is set.

1and 2 IB are both working on The Catcher in the Rye in different ways, while engaging in extensive reading at home. 2 IB also gave some fabulous presentations on a theme of their choice analysed in the light of the book and in 1 IB the group of trainee teachers Natalia, Aris, Daniela, Matilde and Pino had a go at leading the class with a selection of very entertaining activities to help the students with the understanding of the different themes The Catcher in the Rye venture into. Well done to trainees and students alike for their efforts 🙂

The readers classroom is also beginning to look good with students’ work on the wall as well as posters relating to reading and literature, and the students seem to like their new Readers space. A novelty that we will soon show pictures of is the “writable” wall where we aim to add literary quotes, interesting aspects from the books we are reading and recommended reading.

Patricia Bergström

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1,597 Free Holiday Worksheets

Posted: March 22, 2015 in Uncategorized
Hi everyone,
This is a good website that has tons of free worksheets that can be used in the classroom. There are worksheets for all levels and are great for reviews.

Shawn 

http://busyteacher.org/classroom_activities-vocabulary/holidays_and_celebrations-worksheets/

 

Hi folks,
Students from 3rd primary are working on the geographical division of Spain. They had to complete this map with the name of the countries around Spain, the name of the seas and the different autonomous communities.

Next week, you will see the project they are working on… 😉

Araceli

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Have fun with comics!

Posted: March 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hi guys,

We are about to start working with comics this next week, and I’ve found in this online teachers network (https://www.tes.co.uk), this fantastic power point to introduce vocabulary related to comics.
It has been very useful.
Bye!
Jeremías

Teaching Persuasion

Posted: March 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hi everyone

Teach students to “argue” productively! In this lesson, they learn how to develop and present persuasive arguments to the class. This is great for secondary, since the level is quite high.

Shawn

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/game-persuasion

St Patrick’s Day!

Posted: March 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hi everyone 🙂

We’ve celebrated St. Patrick’s day this week! In 4 eso after listening to a video explaining its original and traditions, Students work end in small groups to prepare an activo for their classmates. The result: great fun for everyone 🙂

Here’re Some pics, hope you’ll enjoy them!
Maria Esther

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Learning Modal Verbs!

Posted: March 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hi everyone,

This video is a great review of modal verbs. It is very visual and helps puts modal verbs into context in a real way, rather than forced text that we find in textbooks, where sentences are always used out of context.

Shawn

Drawing flowers!

Posted: March 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hi everyone,

This week I am teaching 3rd and 4th primary how to draw “still life” sketches, a bunch of flowers were displayed in the classroom and the students had to create an exact replica on a sheet of paper. All my budding artists did a great job.
Cheers
James

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