Sunday, 28 April 2013

My Pet (articles)

I have a pet. It's a parrot. His name is Kića. Kića is yellow and orange and very small. He is one year old. 
Kića has long, soft feathers, but he can't fly. He can sing, but he can't talk. His cage is in my room, next to my bed, so he wakes me up with his beautiful song every morning.
Kića eats sunflowers.
I received Kića for my birthday. 
Kića is a funny and interesting bird and I love him very much.

Anja Berić, V2, 19 April 2013

My pet is called Lampo. He is a dog. He is brown with brown eyes. Every time I am bored I talk with him. I can tell him all my secrets. I got him for my birthday. i love him so much. He is my best friend.

Kosana Jakonić, V4, 22 April 2013

My pet is a dog. Her name is Skittles, but her nickname is Jipsey.
She has a long body, long legs and small ears. Her body is black with to spots. She has dark brown eyes. 
She likes jumping and playing with a stick. Skittles is a very crazy and fast dog. She is very clever too. 
She is one of my best friends. We are always together. I love her very much.

Milica Marković, V3, 24 April 2013

My pet is a dog. His name is Vučko. 
Vučko likes eating meat and vegetables. 
His colour is brown. He is tall, very strong and clever. 
He likes walking. My sister and I walk him every day.
Vučko is two years old. He doesn't like cats and he barks at them. He likes children and enjoys playing with them. He likes playing with a ball too.
He is my favourite pet and I love him very much.

Isidora Iličin, V1, 26 April 2013

I love dogs. In my house there is one dog, Mima. She is a Shar-Pei. She is a very sweet and happy dog.
She has got a big nose, sad eyes and small ears. She is brown with big feet. She likes food, sleeping, jumping and playing. Mima loves my family. She also loves walking. Mima loves our kitten, but doesn't like our tortoise. She likes dog food, milk and water. 
Mima is a very clever, but noisy dog. She is big, but her fur is short.

Teodora Volarov, V1, 26 April 2013

Saturday, 27 April 2013

My birthday party last year (articles)

Think of your birthday party last year. How did you celebrate it? What did you do? What did you eat or drink? Did you enjoy it?

My birthday party last year was great. We decorated the house with balloons. My mum made a beautiful birthday cake. There were lots of children and people. We played games on my DVD player. We danced too. We drank Cola and ate sweets. My friends brought me lots of gifts. My biggest present was a parrot. His name is Žika. I love him. I wore my favourite clothes, jeans and a T-shirt. We all had lots of fun. I enjoyed my birthday party a lot.

Milan Jakšić, V2, 19 April 2013


My birthday party last year was fantastic. I decorated my house with fragrant flowers and balloons. My mum made me a cake with jelly and chocolate bananas. We drank Coca-Cola, peach and apple juice. My mum also made me some rolls with cheese and ham and mini pizzas. We played volleyball, soccer, hide-and-seek and danced limbo. I received very nice gifts from my friends. We all had a great time, especially me.

Ivana Varađanin, V2, 19 April 2013

My birthday party was great last year. I invited lots of friends, relative and family friends. 
We decorated the house with colourful balloons. My mum made me a cherry birthday cake. It was tasty. We had a table full of food, with crisps, sandwiches, biscuits and orange juice. 
When my friends arrived, I was very excited. They brought me presents. We listened to music and played party games. I showed them my favourite film. It was very interesting and everyone was happy.

Marko Dejanović, V4, 22 April 2013

I had a special birthday party party last year. A lot of my cousins and friends came. 
The boys played computer games. the girls sang karaoke. Some played darts and some played table football.
When my mum brought a cake into the room, everybody took some cream from it and spread it on me.
It was a lovely day. I was very happy. I got lots of presents. The most beautiful one was a T-shirt.
It was fun. I enjoyed my birthday party a lot.

Danijela Lisulov, V3, 24 April 2013

My birthday party last year was great. The day was cloudy, but we played outside.
There were only boys and one girl at my party. The girl was my friend's younger sister.
My mum made sandwiches. They were just great. My friends brought a lot of gifts.
We played basketball and soccer outside. Then, my friends sang me a birthday song. Later, we ate a cake.
My favourite gift was from my mum and dad. It was a soccer ball. I still play with that ball.

 Petar Tesla, V3, 24 April 2013

My birthday party last year was great. 
We didn't buy a cake.  My mum made it. We had crisps, orange juice and Coke. I got a lot of presents. we watched a film. we played games in the garden. The best present was that we were all together. We had fun.
I love birthdays. I hope that all my birtdays will be like this one.

Natalia Sakal, V5, 24 April 2013

My birthday party last year was great!
In the morning I helped my mum decorate the house with pink and purple balloons. We made a chocolate cake. My dad helped us. He bought snack for the party. 
Later, my friends arrived and we played games. I opened my birthday presents. I was surprised! I got lovely gifts! 
My birthday party last year was the best!

Kosana Jakonić, V4, 26 April 2013

My birthday party last year was great. I  celebrated it in a play house. I called all my friends from my class. At the party we had mini pizzas and mini cheese-bread. My mum baked me a beautiful birthday cake. We danced, played party games and ate food. I danced with my friends to my favourite song. I always celebrate my birthday party in a play house, and my last party was the best.

Julijan Cimerman, V4, 26 April 2013

My birthday is on 29 July. It was a great part last year. It was sunny and hot. I decorated my room with yellow and green balloons. A lot of my friends came. My mum and grandma made cookies, mini pizzas and a chocolate cake. We drank Cola and apple juice. I got a lot of presents. The most beautiful presents were a telephone, a green T-shirt and a yellow skirt.

Mina Vidović, V1, 26 April 2013

Friday, 26 April 2013

Greetings from... (postcards)

Dear granny,
It is hot and sunny here in Australia. The temperature is 34C. 
The hotel is great. We are staying on the first floor. 
I am wearing my blue T-shirt and yellow shorts. Mum is sunbathing. Dad is eating a pancake. My new friends, Tom, Peter, Cindy and Wendy are playing beach volleyball. I am eating an ice-cream and playing table tennis with John. My sister is reading.
It is lots of fun. 
See you soon,
Tijana

Tijana Varađanin, V2, 19 April 2013

Dear Denis,
How are you? We're having a great time here in Greece! 
I'm wearing my favourite dress that has cherries on it. My mum's eating ice cream while my dad's eating crisps. I bought you a souvenir.
Lots of kisses,
Kosana

Kosana Jakonić, V4, 22 April 2013

Dear Grandma,
Greetings from Montenegro! It's sunny and hot here. I'm wearing my T-shirt and shorts. I'm watching TV now. 
There are a lot of children here but I don't know them. I just met four friends. 
Last night we went to an amusement park in Budva. it was great. We rode on a roller-coaster. We also walked on the beach.
My dad and brother are sleeping now. We're going to the beach later. 
See you soon,
Vlatko

Vlatko Vranjin, V4, 22 April 2013 

Dear uncle and aunt,
Greetings from Italy.
It's very hot here and the sun's shining. We're in Pisa right now, sending you a photo where you can see the tower. That's me in the picture, with my mum and my new friend, Fernando. I'm wearing a hat, blue T-shirt and shorts. I'm reading a book and mum's preparing dinner. Dad's watching TV and Fernando's sleeping over. 
Yesterday we went to the best restaurant in Italy and we tasted spaghetti with tuna. Tomorrow we're going to the beach and we're going to eat ice cream.
Hot hugs from Italy.
See you soon.
Yours,
Stefan

Stefan Vujić, V3, 24 April 2013

Dear family,
How are you? I'm having a great time here in Greece. The hotel's fantastic. We're staying on the third floor.
The weather's lovely. It's hot and sunny.
Dunja and Teodora are fishing, Natasha's swimming at the moment, Marko's windsurfing, Petar's playing golf with Stefan, the teacher's reading a book and I'm sunbathing. I'm wearing my T-shirt and shorts.
In the mornings and evenings, we watch TV.
It's a lot of fun.
See you soon!
Love and kisses,
Nevena

Nevena Milovanov, V3, 24 April 2013 

Hi, Nicola,
How are you? Greetings from Australia.
The hotel here is great. My dad's sleeping and mum's taking pictures. The weather's great. It's warm and sunny. 
Later, we're going on a cruise. I'm going to taste as many local dishes as I can. 
That's all I needed to say, for now. 
Say hi to all my friends,
Marko

Marko Radanović, V3, 24 April 2013


Dear Grandma,
Greetings from Greece. The hotel's fantastic. We're staying on the third floor. 
It's sunny and windy. 
Every day we go swimming. My dad's good at scuba diving. Mum and I are swimming right now. After that, we're going sunbathing and eating ice cream. In the evening we're going to the cinema.
See you soon.
Love,
Jožef

Jožef Horvat, V5, 24 April 2013

Dear Aunt and Uncle,
Greetings from Greece.
It's sunny and very hot. I'm wearing my favourite T-shirt and shorts. I'm swimming with my brother in the sea. We're having a great time here. My mum's reading a book and my father's sunbathing on the beach now. It's beautiful and Greece is a very interesting country. It's a lot of fun.
See you soon,
Emilija

Emilija Mijandžić, V4, 26 April 2013

Dear Mum and Dad,
Greetings from France. My aunt and I are in Paris.
It's sunny and windy. I'm wearing my favourite jacket. My aunt's wearing a new jumper. We're sitting on the balcony of our hotel. The balcony's on the roof of the hotel. I'm watching a street painter. My aunt's reading fashion magazines. I'm eating a tasty cake. My aunt's drinking coffee. The view from the roof's beautiful. We can see the Eiffel Tower and all of Paris. We're also listening to street musicians. Now, we're planning to visit Napoleon's Museum.
We're having a lot of fun.
See you soon,
Marko

Marko Dejanović, V4, 26 April 2013

Dear grandma and grandpa,
Greetings from Greece. It's hot and sunny here in Greece. I'm wearing my favourite orange T-shirt and white shorts. I'm wearing my cool sunglasses too. 
Mum and dad are sunbathing. Before I started writing this postcard I was diving and looking for some seashells. I caught one little fish. My sister was helping me. She is reading a magazine now. We're having a great time here.
See you soon,
Lazar

Lazar Turudija, V1, 26 April 2013

Dear mum and dad,
Greetings from Mexico. We're having fun here. We're staying on the third floor.
Mina's drinking lemonade. Brana's swimming at the moment. I'm sunbathing and reading my favourite book. I'm wearing my sunglasses and a hat.
Mexico City's a lovely place. People are wearing big sombreros. I'm very happy because I'm here. We're all having a great time.
See you soon,
Nina

Ninoslava Marinkov, V1, 26 April 2013

Dear mum and dad,
Greetings from Berlin. It is very rainy and cold here. The hotel is very big and beautiful.
Grandpa's watching TV, grandma's washing the dishes, Nebojša's playing board games with his new friend Andrey, and I'm playing computer games with my new friend Nicholas. Nicholas and Andrey are brothers just like Nebojša and I. They're very nice.
See you soon,
Dušan and Nebojša

Dušan Bačkuljin, V1, 26 April 2013 

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Mickey Mouse's house (chant)

As a warm up, we chanted a well-known chant called 'Point to the window'.

Then, I asked my pupils to imagine and draw a house, with a door, windows and a roof, of course. Since there are still some pupils who have difficulty with some colours, I told everyone to colour the windows blue, the door - green, the roof - red and the walls - yellow. By the way, they are familiar with the Serbian song about a yellow house at the end of a village, thus my choice.

Finally, I told them that the house in front of them is Mickey Mouse's house. They were very pleased. Then, we learned a new chant:

Mickey Mouse has a little house,
The roof is red,
The door is green,
Knock, knock, please, come in.
a group of my class I2
After that, we were ready to listen to a new episode in our coursebooks and find out where each character was.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Walking around London

The first virtual walk around London with my 7-year-olds was a lot of fun, judging by their comments and sighs at the end of the lesson.

As a warm up, we sang the 'Wheels on the Bus' song and then revised the means of transport. We went through all our transport flashcards. 

After that I asked them to draw a bus, a car, a boat, a horse and a lion and explained that we can see all these things in London.
Vukašin Konstantinov, I2
Vukašin Konstantinov, I2
So, our journey could start. We watched a short film and their task was to pay attention to the colours of the things drawn in their notebooks. We checked everything and talked a bit more about the things in the film. It's needless to say that every time they saw something they were familiar with they called it out (motorbike, bike, lorry...). 

We also visited Buckingham Palace and watched the parade, saw the soldiers with their horses, walked along the River Thames and heard Big Ben ringing.

Almost at the end of the lesson, I showed them a well-known singing game called 'London Bridge is Falling Down' (Two pairs of players = the bridge hold hands and make an arch with their arms while the others pass through. At the song's end, the bridge falls down to "catch" players who then become another bridge).
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Finally, our visit was over. We got on a plane and came back home. To make it more real, I played them my short video clip showing the taking off of a plane from London Heathrow airport.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

HIPPO International Competition 2013

On the first HIPPO International Competition that took place on 16 March, my 11-year-olds did their best and good results followed:

Petar Tesla V3 (60 points - 100%),
Kosana Jakonić V4, Lazar Turudija V1 and Vlatko Vranjin V4 (59 points - 98,3%),
Kristian Balaž V2 and Marko Radanović V3 (58 points - 96,7%),
Julijan Cimerman V4 (55 points - 91,7%),
Adam Petrov (54 points - 90%).

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

At the gallery

My youngest pupils adore drawing and are very proud to show their masterpieces. That is why I always ask them to come to the front and show us the drawings, but I also encourage them to describe their drawings in a few words. Then, we usually make a sort of an exhibition.

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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Easter Bunny Chant

This is a cute chant for very young learners. Pupils listen, repeat line by line and then say it as a class. Need I say that miming is a must?

Watch my class I5 and give it a go. Here are the lines:

I'm an Easter Bunny.
I've got two long ears.
I've got two pink eyes.
I've got a small mouth.
I can wiggle one ear.
I can wiggle the other.
Hop, hop, Easter Bunny, hop to your mother.
Hop, hop, Easter Bunny, hop to your mother.