Friday, 31 May 2013

HIPPO 2013 Certificates

All my 11-year-olds who took part in the 1st HIPPO International Competition in English Language received their certificates of participation:


Thursday, 30 May 2013

The Wheels on the Bus (kids singing)

My younger pupils find this song very amusing, especially the parts with mummies and babies.

Here's the performance of my class I4:



Wednesday, 29 May 2013

My favourite film (article)

Write a short review about your favourite film. These questions may help you:
  • What is your favourite film?
  • What type of film is it?
  • What is it about?
  • Who are the main characters?
  • Why do you recommend it?

My favourite film is 'Eagles fly early'. It's a romance film about small children who go to war. The main characters are: Miki Jovičić, Pavle Polaček and Mila Mihajlović. 
Don't miss it!

Milanko Bilić, 27 May 2013

My favourite film is 'Beverly Hills Ninja'. It's a comedy film about an American ninja, Haru (Chris Farley) who was found on the Japanese coast. With his ninja brother Gobei (Robin Shou) he's sent to rescue a woman named Alison (Nicolette Sheridan). During the travel, Gobei disappears, but luckily Haru meets a new friend, Joe (Chris Rock). 
Don't miss this film to find out if Haru will complete his mission.

Stefan Vujić, V3

My favourite film is 'Terminator'. It's an action film with fantastic Arnold Schwarzenegger, who releases certain people who were terrorised. It's a good film.

Benjamin Buš, V3

'Avatar' is a great action film about an invalid going to another planet. There, he gets his avatar and goes to great adventures. When he meets the people who live there, he helps them to defeat the humans. 
'Avatar' is a great film for the whole family.

Marko Radanović, V3

'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' is a great fantasy film about a boy called Harry who is selected to go to Hogwarts School for witches and wizards. 
The main characters are: Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson). They discover some evil magic in school and fight against it.
What will happen to them? Watch the film and you'll learn.
It's a great film for the whole family. Don't miss it!

Matija Kozić, V3

My favourite film is 'Tom Sawyer'. It's a comedy film about a naughty and noisy boy. He is very funny too. 
The main characters are Tom, Huck and Becky. Tom has got a brother, Sidney, who treats him ugly. 
This film is full of adventure and action. 
Tom has got a beautiful imagination and wants to be a pirate.
When on a school trip in the cave, Tom and Becky find the treasure stolen by an Indian Joe, who starts chasing them.  
This is a great film for the whole family. Don't miss it!

Milan Jakšić, V2, 24 May 2013

My favourite film is 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'. It's an action film about a young wizard named Harry. He wants to win a goblet of fire in the competition. The trouble starts when his evil enemy, Lord Woldemort, returns his powers. 
Can Harry stop him? Watch this brilliant film to find out!

Anja Vučić, V2, 24 May 2013

'Miss Congeniality' is a great comedy. It's about a policewoman, Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock), who becomes a representative of New Jersey in the beauty contest. She is very funny.
Don't miss out on her adventures in the contest!

Tijana Varađanin, V2, 21 May 2013

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Making a cake

As usual, we started the lesson with a song. This time it was the one about the food we like or don't like.

Then we played the game 'I spy with my little eye...' with the food poster. 
Vukašin Konstantinov I2

After that, I asked my pupils if they use any of the things on the poster to make a cake, if they can make a cake, what their favourite one was... 

We watched a video with two children, a brother and a sister, making a cake. Then I asked my 7-year-olds to tell me which ingredients the children used. Some of those were new words, so they used their mother tongue and I repeated in English.

Of course, they drew all 5 ingredients (chocolate, eggs, butter, flour and sugar). We checked the colours of each. We watched the same video again, but this time we paid attention to the order, what the children put first in a bowl, what they added, mixed... We checked everything together with the help of some hand-drawn flashcards. 
I1
I1
I1

I4
I4
I2

I2
I2

I2
I3
I3

I3

Their next task was to draw and decorate their own cake. 

After that we did some follow-up activities on the DVD, listened to a story and finished the lesson with a song. It was a lot of fun.

Friday, 10 May 2013

My English Book (stories)

 I asked my older pupils who enjoy creative writing to write a story or a poem for the writing contest and here are their products:

A Herobrine Sighting

It was night and I was playing my favourite game - Mine craft. I was building a house when all of a sudden I saw a red stone on the top of the mountain. So I decided to climb there and get a closer look.
But, when I got to the top, there was no sign of the stone. Instead, I saw one at the bottom and the hole next to it. I quickly ran down the mountain and jumped into the hole.
A moment later I found myself in a cave. Suddenly, I saw awful white eyes staring at me. I was very scared. I started running away, but those eyes followed me.
All of a sudden a Herobrine got me. I do not remember what happened next.

Julijan Cimerman, V4


A Hallowe'en Story

Two brothers lived near an old house. There were some strange noises in the house. Every night they could hear big wooden windows open and shut by themselves. They could see a white smoke and shadows. There were lots of ghosts in that house. They were running up and down the stairs. They were laughing very loud. It was a scary house. The brothers decided to run away from it.

Marko Dejanović, V4

Alone in the dark

There's a story nobody knows, except my friend and me.
Last year when we were going home from school, we saw a house we had never seen before. My friend decided to go inside. I followed her.
We entered a big room with black walls. There was blood on the floor and the bed, too. I was very scared. I went back to the front door, but my friend was still in the centre. Suddenly, the front door closed very hard by itself. I ran to my friend and faced another door.
I found myself in a dark hall, where there was so much blood, too. I started screaming. Between us, there was just one door, but I felt like we were miles away. She talked with me, but I could not understand a word.
Then I heard an unknown voice saying that we would never leave the house.
At that moment, I saw an axe in the corner of the room and hit the front door very hard with it. That was how we escaped.
The next day, on the place where the scary house was, there was a huge hall.

Milica Marković, V3

Thursday, 9 May 2013

My English Book (poems)

I asked my older pupils who enjoy creative writing to write a story or a poem for the writing contest and here are their products:

VIOLET

In early spring
The scent expands the world
When love like the sun warms us
Violet in the grass is laughing.

With its blue hat hanging
Looking so important
No one can resist it
It is so pretty.


Ivana Varađanin, V2

 
RAIN

Raindrops are falling
The joy is ours
We can easily breathe
The rain is washing off the dust
To our content

A pond here and there
Wet steps
Soul pure
It rained all night
In my eye the whole town is shining

Do you like rain
Perhaps more than me
It is a simple question
Nemanja is asking
The one who wants to know everything

The answer is due tomorrow


Nemanja Milosavljev, V3

PINK KITTEN

My pink kitten
loves to jump
from branch to branch,
and knows how to grab
a banana from a monkey.

She loves to purr and cuddle,
rolls a ball down the path happily.

She's a real naughty
when she should - she does not want to sleep.

She wanders at night
and asks for nobody's permission.

When she walks down the street
she waves her paw at everyone.

Everyone loves her
because she goes to cat school all dressed up.

She loves to wear beautiful hats,
to tie colourful ribbons
and to choose the most beautiful handbags.

When I cuddle my pink kitten
she jumps like a ballet dancer,
and suddenly purrs cutely
from Monday to Wednesday.


Nevena Milovanov, V3