Friday, 20 December 2013

Christmas

Christmas is always a lot of fun for my youngest pupils. They make wishes, draw, play games, sing songs and things like that.

This year we've read a story called 'The Gingerbread Man'. First, I introduced them to the stars of this story: the little old woman, the little old man and the Gingerbread Man. I told them that the Gingerbread Man runs away from home and meets three animals along the way. I asked them to draw the three animals, watch the story and order the animals (a cow, a horse and a fox). Then, we checked their ideas, talked about the story and played games.
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I also prepared some cut-outs with Christmas symbols (Christmas tree, snowman, the Gingerbread Man, Father Christmas, Rudolf and elf) for them to colour and decorate their pencils with.

Since no Christmas can be imagined without songs, we sang some familiar ones and learned a new one called S-A-N-T-A. This song is perfect for learning spelling.  
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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Meals

Food is probably one of the most favourite topics of my younger pupils. They like eating different things, but sweets and pizza are on the top of their lists. 

We learned some food words last year, but this year we've added a few more. I asked them to choose 5 new ones to draw and copy the names of. So, after 3 lessons, one for each meal, they all had pictionaries of 15 food words, accompanied by 3 big clocks showing 7 (morning), 12 (lunch) and 6 o'clock (dinner).
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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Run and Play

Take a look at my 8-year-olds from Class II3 singing a new song from our coursebooks. This is their second or third time hearing the song, so they're not quite confident.
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To understand better what the song is about, here are the lyrics:
My grandpa isn't walking,
He's flying my favourite kite.
My grandma's cleaning the table,
It's beautiful and white.
My father's playing baseball,
He can catch and he can hit.
My cousin's got the ball now,
And now he's throwing it.

My baby sister's sleeping,
She is very small.
My brother isn't jumping,
He's kicking his football.
Hey!

My grandpa isn't walking,
He's flying my favourite kite.
My grandma's cleaning the table,
It's beautiful and white.
My mother's sitting reading,
Her book is big and grey.
And me? I'm very happy,
I can run and play...