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Hi everyone!

Today we’ve done in 3 eso a speaking activity in pairs. They had to choose two pics out of a set of five. Then, they had to compare and contrast them and give their opinion about what they were doing and why. We changed a book activity into a Cambridge type activity.

In order to prepare for it, we pooled expressions for comparison and contrast as well as for expressing opinion and guessing. They copied them in their notebooks. When finished, I randomly put them in pairs to start and take turns to talk non-stop for 1:30 mins.

They had two roles:
– speaker: the one who was doing the speaking (this one had the notebook to look at the expressions we had pooled beforehand)
– listener: this one had to time their partner and tick those expressions their partner used.

This way we achieved two goals: the speaker used a range of expressions rather than repeating the same time and time again, and we promoted active listening in their listener, as they had a task to do. Students’ feedback after the activity was really positive.

Hope you find it useful!
Maria Esther


Hello, everyone! This is 3rd grade after a while…

As usual, we’ve been working on different projects and activities. To start the year, we have decided to create our own superhero. And we have created really good ones! Here you are some examples…




Learning about our Economy!

Posted: December 15, 2017 in COOPERATIVE LEARNING

Dear all,

This week we are learning about different companies of the island. This project is based on some local products like aloe vera, Gofio , bananas….The focus of our activities goes on the companies as well as the product.

It’s really interesting!!!!


Hi everyone,
This week we’ve been working in 6B using this cooperative technique and it worked really well. Students liked it as each student is essential to accomplish the common goal, and they all worked together and helped each other.
– One student from each group learnt about a different chunk of the lesson : use of second conditional, grammar and examples, so we had 3 temporary “expert groups” .
– Then they went back to their groups and present their chunk to the group.
– At the end they did a worksheet on second conditional and we have their material displayed in the classroom.
They all enjoyed the experience 😊
Well done everyone!

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Working in groups!

Posted: November 16, 2017 in COOPERATIVE LEARNING, Uncategorized
Hello, everyone!
This is 3rd grade. We would like to let you know a couple of things we have been doing lately. We have been studying Social Studies. It’s easier and funnier when we do it in groups….
And our revisions were also using the Cooperative Learning techniques. This time we completed the worksheet using ‘Pencils in the middle’. And the winners are….

Hi everyone!

We’ve just done a cooperative learning structure in 1 baccalaureate: twin readers. We’ve done it with a twist 🙂

In a text with two columns, we divided it into 2 parts, one for each column. In pairs, one student read column A and the other column B. We did this activity as follows:

* Step 1: one student reads column A while the other writes ten words that convey the key ideas from the text
* Step 2: reverse roles. Now the student who was writing reads column B, while the other one writes the ten words that would summarise the key ideas of column B.
* Step 3: now they have 20 words, 10 for column A and 10 for column B. They choose 14 words out of the 20, 7 for each column.
* Step 4: they look for another classmate and share their list, adding those words that could make their own list better.
* Step 5: with their initial pairs, they read the new list and decide the final 14 words of their list.
* Step 6: they use the 14 words to write a summary of the text.
* Step 7: they swap their summary with another pair, read their summary, write their opinion about it and sign it. Then, they give it back and get theirs and read the opinion written.

Finally, we used these summaries as a class display.

Try it! The students really liked it 😉

María Esther


Hi everyone!

We’re starting a new project with our students in 3 ESO. The challenge: creating their own TV programmes!! As part of the project we’ve invited a special guest: Miss Rose, from Texas. She’s talked about two popular programmes in the States. The students got really engaged with her lively and enthusiastic performance. We all had a fab time! We got some pics, just look at their faces.

Sharon & Mª Esther

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This term we started using Seesaw, a wonderful online learning journal. We have been using it for Readers and also for the interdisciplinary project 4 ESO carried out on Tenerife in the Teide National Park.

For Readers in 3 ESO up to 1 BACH, the students have been reading at home using class time for tasks and reflections that they share and comment on in the seesaw app.

While in Tenerife, the students had to explore their surroundings through the perspective of the multiple intelligences, taking representative pictures for each of the 8 intelligences and then explaining their reasons for selecting them. They then had to assemble the photos into a visually attractive collage and since all the work done is shared through Seesaw, everyone can comment and like each other’s work.

In Readers, the students in 3 ESO and in the intermediate groups of 4 ESO and 1 Bach, have designed their own project by selecting tasks from 6 of the multiple intelligences, having to carry out some individually and some in groups, and again sharing them on seesaw to comply with the intrapersonal intelligence by reflecting on their reading and work and the interpersonal intelligence by commenting on their class mate’s work.

Have a look at the pictures for a better idea!


Hello everyone,
This week fifth primary have been researching all kinds of weird and wonderful things from around the globe, so far they’ve discovered there is an actual tomato fighting sport, somewhere people have to have the same haircuts and carnivorous insects actually exist!
I’m looking forward to hearing all about the others things that they have found too.
What a strange world we all live in.

Hi everyone!!

We’re finising the second week of our Art Relief Project in 4 ESO. Our students are doing a great job letting out the great artists in them to produce works of art we’ll exhibit in our school soon. The aim of this project is collecting food to donate to the Food Bank in Gran Canaria. We’ve just done a mannequin challenge video to let you see paert of our work. Do you want to see more? Come, see our Art Gallery and Donate for the Food Bank 🙂

Mª Esther