Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Poems for Christmas: A Catalan tradition

On Christmas Day after lunch children stand on a chair and say a poem they have learnt at school to their families. If they are lucky and they know the poem by heart they get some money from their relatives. It's usually a touching moment.
This year 3rd and 4th graders have studied a Catalan poem and also an English poem: Snowball by Shel Silverstein.

Snowball


Snowball
By: Shel Silverstein

I made myself a snowball
As perfect as could be.
I thought I'd keep it as a pet
And let it sleep with me.
I made it some pajamas
And a pillow for it's head.
Then last night it ran away,
But first-it wet the bed.

Our healthy salads



As this term we've been working on Nutrition (Science in English) we decided to prepare healthy balanced salads with all kind of nutrients: carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals. They were delicious! Some videos are coming soon!

Sunday, 19 December 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Els tres reis (3 Kings): A Spanish Tradition




It's a religious tradition inspired by the Three Wise Men. It's similar to Santa Claus.
For Christmas, children write a list of presents they want from the Kings.
On the 5th of January there are parades in every village or town. The children can see the 3 Kings and sing a song for them. When they go back home they leave out biscuits and 3 glasses of milk to say thank you and they go immediately to bed. On the 6th of January the children wake up to find the presents underneath the Christmas Tree.

6th graders

El Tió: a Catalan Tradition



A tió is a magic piece of wood (log).
There's a tió in every house.
Throughout the month of December, the children feed the tió.
After dinner on the 24th of December, children hit the tió with a stick and sing a magic song to him. If you are lucky, the tió shits presents . This is one version of the song



6th graders

Monday, 13 December 2010

Christmas Games


Have fun with some Christmas Games! Santa Flibricks, Arctic Antics, Evil Elves 2 ...

Monday, 6 December 2010

Brown Bear, Brown Bear



The last few weeks the 5 year olds have been studying the colours and the animals with the story Brown Bear, Brown Bear. I hope you enjoy it!

Building a Solar System

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Introducing our school



Last Thursday we recorded this video for you, all the visitors we have from all over the world. We hope you enjoy it.

6th graders

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Thanksgiving game


Do you want to have fun with a Thanksgiving game? Just click on the picture and play!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

How to turn your teacher into a pig




INGREDIENTS:

3kg. of pink paint
a pig's tail
a witch's nose
a spoon of Shrek's slimes
100 g of elephant's snot


PROCESS:

We are going to prepare a delicious strawberry ice-cream (our teacher loves it!)

1. Put the paint in a very big saucepan.
2. Then add the witch's nose and put it on the fire for 10 minutes.
3. In a bowl, put the elepant's snot, the shrek's slime and the pig's tail. Put it in the microwave for two minutes. Then put it in the saucepan and mix it.
4. Strain it and put in the freezer. In two hours you'll have a delicious strawbery ice-cream.

5th graders

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Monkey Tricks

Listen to some of the 5th graders saying the poem Monkey TrickS by John Rice.




Monkey tricks


Deep in the jungle
where the sun  never shines
see the Mighty Monkey
swinging on the vines.
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Deep in the jungle
climbing up the trees
see the Mighty Monkey
bend her hairy knees.
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Deep in the jungle
where the tall tree grows
see the Mighty Monkey
scratch her coconut nose.
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Deep in the jungle
hear the drums beat
see the Mighty Monkey
shake her dancing feet.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Spotify

For free, instant and legal access to over 10 million tracks.  Just download Spotify to your computer and let the music begin. 20 hours a month.
Don't forget to ask your parents for permission before download it!

Audacity

Would you like to record your voice? Would you like to be singers?
Audacity is what you need.
Just download it and in 5 minutes you will be able to do it easily.

Ask your mum or your dad for help!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Spaghetti

Do you like spaghetti? 4th graders do. And now they can say a funny poem by Jack Prelusky dedicated to them.

Spaghetti! Spaghetti!
You’re wonderful stuff,
I love you spaghetti,
I can’t get enough,

You’re covered with sauce
And you’re sprinkled with cheese,
Spaghetti! Spaghetti!
Oh, give me some please.


Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Lucky



What a beautiful song! Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat won Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals at the 2010 Grammy Awards.

Here you can find the original video link. I'm sorry I couldn't embed it.
And if you prefer a different version with lyrics, here you are.
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Sunday, 31 October 2010

Bingo!

Working in small groups, telling the story, playing bingo with Sarah ...

Thursday, 28 October 2010

The Wizard of OZ

After watching the film in English (Spanish subtitles) 3rd and 4th graders worked with Sarah revising the names of the main characters, some key vocabulary and trying to rebuild the story.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

The very hungry caterpillar

In P5 classes we've been working on the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It's a well-known story and very useful to learn new vocabulary and also to learn science (the lifecycle of the butterfly).

Here you can find the story and a very nice video about the butterflies.


Sunday, 10 October 2010

WEBQUEST: Just follow the yellow brick road

This is a webquest based on The Wizard of OZ (1939)

Dorothy has left Kansas and landed in Oz. She misses
her home and wants to get back. Your job is to help her get back home. To do this you will need to find out something about tornadoes, where Kansas is located, and a little magic to help her along the way.



Saturday, 9 October 2010

Kansas Quiz

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Sarah Robinson

Sarah Robinson is from Garden City, Kansas. Sarah´s birthday is on the 10th of September. She lives in a farm. Her father is Ralph, her mother is Rosetta and her sister is Rachel. She´s got a dog named Coco. Sarah´s friends are Ashley, Carly and Katie. She likes mashed potatoes, chicken and pizza. She likes taking photos, going to the cinema, going to the beach and bowling. She loves ice-skating and travelling. Her favourite actor is Will Smith. Her favourite film is The Little Mermaid. Her favourite color is blue. She likes mystery books. She doesn´t like drawing.

5th graders

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Introducing Sarah

Sarah is an American student. She would like to be a teacher.
She's 25 years old.
She's got a sister, Rachel. Her mother is Rosetta and her father is Ralph.
She lives in a trailer house in Garden City (Kansas). She loves pizza, fried chicken and mashed potatoes.
She's got a dog. His name is Coco. She likes puppies.
Her favourite colour is blue.
When she was a child she liked Science.
She likes listening to music. Her favourite singer is Usher.
She likes taking photos, watching films and bowling.
Now she's living in Girona with some friends. She's "sophisticated" Sarah.
This is Sarah with us at the school.

6th graders.
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Sunday, 26 September 2010

Our Adjectives

6th graders, Here you have a little bit of homework to practice your adjectives. You should have done it before Tuesday 5th October.

CAMP ROCK 2: The Final Jam

A good film with lots of nice but difficult songs. Here you can find two of them. (the easiest)

Why don't you have a good time listening, reading and singing them?

INTRODUCING ME



YOU'RE MY FAVOURITE SONG

Welcome to the new school year!


We are here again after a long period of holidays. We just want to wish you a good new school year. We feel this is going to be a fantastic one: Science in English in 5th and 6th levels, an American girl helping us with your speaking skills, theatre, films, songs, games, blogs... and lots of new ideas to make your English improve.






Monday, 17 May 2010

AN AMERICAN IN OUR SCHOOL


Last Friday Peter Redmond came to our school.

He works at Girona's University. He's a friend of our teacher, Josep.

He's Irish-American. His grandparents were Irish and went to New York one hundred years ago.

Now Peter lives in Figueres. His wife is from Polland so he speaks English and Polish. He also speaks French and Catalan.

When he was in the USA he lived near New York's airport.

He thinks that New York is a fascinating city but he doesn't miss New York. He misses his family (He's got seven brothers and sisters).

We talked a lot about New York and the USA.

In the USA there are American flags in every classroom.

He thinks that Americans are more friendly that Catalan people.

From Peter's experience, New York is not a dangerous city. In New York, he likes baseball (He's a Mets' supporter) and the Museum of Natural History.

Peter spoke slowly and very clear so it was not difficult to understand him. We liked his talk very much and it was very interesting.

Thank you very much for coming to our school.

And thank you for your joke! (“The niece” and “The nephew”)

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Sunday, 2 May 2010

I RIDE MY BIKE

We like singing and miming songs.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

PREPOSITIONS QUIZ 2




PREPOSITIONS QUIZ 1



Wednesday, 21 April 2010

HEAD and SHOULDERS

This is a song P5 boys and girls know very well. Do you want to sing with them?

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

SCIENCE IN ENGLISH



Last Friday an astronomer was in our classroom (6th grade). Her name is Marta.
She was nervous at the beginning but at the end she was relaxed.
She explained the phases of the moon and the seasons with models of the Earth and the Moon. The sun was a projector.
She told us the theory of the Drop Moon. Milion of years ago when the Earth was melted, a celestial body got into the Earth and a drop of the Earth went away. The Moon was created.
She also told us about the size of the stars, planets and other celestial bodies.
It was very interesting but some vocabulary was a bit difficult. We liked the talk.
Thank you Marta for coming to our school!

Saturday, 13 March 2010

6th GRADE HOMEWORK (before 18th March)

Watch the video, listen and answer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X75mry1LcFg

Friday, 26 February 2010

DICTATION

This week's homework is a dictation.
Listen to the Everisell Scruch and write it.
You should do it before next Friday.


Get a Voki now!

Monday, 15 February 2010

WHO CAN SING...?

We were lyricists and singers.

GOLDILOCKS

Here you can watch our 5th grade artists representing the story of Goldilocks. They were incredible!








Thank you P5, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, for being such a nice audience!

Friday, 12 February 2010

WHO I AM?



What do you think about it? I like the song but what I like the most is the video. It's so beautiful!


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Tuesday, 9 February 2010

6th GRADE HOMEWORK


Today's homework ...
Answer these questions...


What is a leap year?
Why do they exist?
When is the next leap year?

Post your answers before 22nd February


Monday, 8 February 2010

THEATRE: Thursday 11th February 2010

5th grade students present ... "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"
Here you can see them preparing the show.


Thursday, 4 February 2010

AND MORE... GOLDILOCKS


Last but not least. Now it's Carles, Pau, Pol, Mariona and Akira's turn. Listen and enjoy the story.

More Goldilocks


This time you can listen to Martí, Cristina, Alba, Irene and Carme.

GOLDILOCKS


Listen to Carles, Pau, Tura, Júlia and Maria telling the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS

Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This is the story P5 children are learning this month. Click on the picture and listen to the story...

Monday, 1 February 2010

LOCH NESS (1996)


Can you write a short text about the film? This questions can help you.

Who is Dr. Dempsey? Where is he from?
Where is the Loch Ness?
Is there a monster?
What's the name of the girl?
Can she see the monster?
Is there one monster or more than one?
What happens at the end of the film?

Click on comments and you'll send your text. You can do it in pairs or individually, it's up to you. If you need my help, let me know.

THE SOLAR SYSTEM



Some useful links about the Solar System:

Videos...

Space School: The Solar System

Space School: Milky Way

What causes Earth's seasons?

More information...

Day and night


Eclipses

Photographs...

Hubble Images

And games...

Planet Pursuit

Jigsaw Activity

Sunday, 31 January 2010

PREPARE YOUR TESTS 6th

You can read and listen to the stories from the book. You can also play word games and sentence games using the new vocabulary and structures.


PREPARE YOUR TESTS 5th

Do you want to practice your English? Do you wish to prepare your tests?
Here you are.
The stories from your class book.

Stories

And some word games and sentence games to have fun and learn at the same time

Games

I hope you enjoy them!
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PRACTICE YOUR ENGLISH 4th


PRACTICE YOUR ENGLISH 3rd

Practice your English



USEFUL TOOLS



CLOTHES GAMES


WELCOME TO OUR ENGLISH BLOG

In this blog you'll find games, activities you can do at home, your videos, your recordings... Enjoy them and leave you comments ... in English of course!