First of all, I'd like to welcome you to my blog. My intention's to make it a place for cherishing great memories of working with school children.
Here you'll find some tips, projects done by my pupils, their essays and poems, video clips (I don't know if it's me, but my pupils really enjoy singing), and things that can be interesting and useful.
My older pupils, mostly girls, have taken part in the international OUP Project Contest on the topic of Festivals. As you can see, one group's designed a new festival, while another's created a poster on our local festival:
Tijana and Sanja, VII4
Bojana, Branislava and Miroslava, VII4
I'm proud to say that the group with the Owl poster reached top 20 of more than 1,000 entrants. Both groups got their certificates for taking part in this interesting contest.
Think of your favourite family member. Describe him/her in 5 paragraphs:
P2: Physical appearance
P3: Personality + examples
P4: Behaviour, habits, (dis)likes
My favourite person is my mum. Her name is Dana.
is in her mid forties. She is short and well-built. Her face is round
and her skin is pale. She has got short, straight, brown hair and small
brown eyes. She has got a small nose and thin lips.
mum is clever and always helps me with my homework when I do not know
how to do it. She is also courageous because she is not scared of
anything. She is a very friendly person too.
mum loves cooking and makes great cakes. She also loves watching movies
and listening to music. She is good to me and to others, and she helps
everyone in trouble.
For me, my mum is the best and I love her most.
Andrea Ružić, VII4, March 2015
My favourite person is my father. His name is Jovan and he is a funny, kind-hearted person.
My dad is tall. He has light brown eyes and dark brown hair.
My father is very funny. He likes to tell jokes. He is very kind but can also be very stubborn at times. When my dad is angry, he will usually stay quiet.
He works as a doctor, so he meets a lot of people. Everyone who has ever met him says that he is a very good, outgoing person.
My dad is my favourite person in the world and I am very lucky to have him in my life.
Kosana Jakonić, VII4, 11 March 2015
The person I love most is my mum. She is my most favourite person in the world and I want to describe her now.
My mum is 43 years old. She is very pretty and usually wears elegant clothes. She has brown eyes and her hair is curly and brown, with blonde highlights. She has the most beautiful smile in the world. Also, my mum is about 165 cm tall and slim.
She is the kindest person I know. She rarely gets angry. My mum is always smiley and cheerful.
She is a teacher and her students love her. She teaches Art and Religion.
I think we all love her, because she is very creative and always calm and patient. My mum is the most caring person I know.
Emilija Mijandžić, VII4, March 2015
My favourite person is Dana. She is my mum. I've chosen her because she is amazing.
My mum has short, straight, reddish-brown hair, brown eyes and freckles on her face. She likes to wear jeans and sweaters. She is of normal height and weight.
Mum is friendly and communicative. She loves to laugh and joke. She is also kind to me and my brother, especially when we are ill. However, she can be very easily annoyed.
I am surprised at how much work and patience is needed to take care of the family. I admire her day in, day out.
Tijana Mesaroš, VII4, March 2015
My favourite person is my dad, Arpad.
He's 46 years old. He's 1,80 m tall, has a round face and visible cheek bones. He also has short hair and an unusual beard.
dad is funny, smart and sometimes just plain silly. However, he likes
working more than wasting time on the things that are not important. He
learns fast and has several jobs, so he's our family's breadwinner.
dad's cautious and somewhat pessimistic, and always thinks twice before
doing something. He likes to be alone when he is angry or not in a good
He is a great man, and when I grow up I want to be just like him.
Kristian Balaž, VII2, 6 March 2015
My favourite person is my mother.
She is forty years old. She's got long, black hair, a round face, dark eyes and small lips. She isn't tall, but she is pretty. A lot of people think that she is younger because she looks like it.
Everybody likes her because she is friendly, smart and pleasant. My mother always supports me.
Every day she goes to work at the shop and in her spare time she enjoys watching films. Sometimes she is unhappy because she is tired.
I love my mother and I am happiest when I am with her.
Jovana Kljajić, VII2, March 2015
My sister is the person I like best. Her name is Minja and she is 12 years old. I have chosen to describe her because she is very caring about me. My sister is in Class 5.
Minja is very tall and thin. She has got long brown hair and brown eyes. She has got a pointed nose. Her lips are thin and red. My sister has got a pale skin.
She is very clever and friendly. My sister is very caring and when I am ill she always makes a cup of tea for me.
She plays the piano and loves reading books. My sister has dance classes at the weekend and she likes studying.
I love my sister and I like all of her features.
Milan Jakšić, VII2, 18 March 2015
My favourite person is my sister. She's called Brana.
She's a teenager and she is 14 years old. She's got long, straight, brown hair. She's got a thin face, a snub nose and freckles. She's got a big smile and green eyes.
My sister is a very likeable and lovable person. I love it that she is frank with me. She is very crazy and not afraid of anything. We are very close.
She likes horses and rabbits a lot. In fact, she likes everything. Her hobby is drawing.
She is my sister and I love her, no matter what her flaws and virtues are.
Ivana Varađanin, VII2, March 2015
I have got an older sister. Her name's Tamara and she is 21 years old. She is my idol because she is a good student.
She is of medium height and slim. Her hair is long and brown and her eyes are big and dark. She has got a long face and dark skin. Tamara has got a small nose, small ears and full lips. She looks charming with make-up, earrings, a necklace and bracelet.
Tamara is very sociable and she likes hanging out with her friends. She is intelligent and talented/ Sometimes, she is nutty and funny.
She likes sleeping too much, but she isn't lazy. She likes travelling around the world. She often goes rollerblading or ice-skating. Her hobby is folklore.
Tamara is my favourite person because she always helps me and gives me advice.
Tijana Varađanin, VII2
My favourite person is my mum. Her name is Ljiljana.
She is nice and polite. She always tries to surprise me with something. She is like my hero.
has ginger, smooths, clean, short and wavy hair, dark brown eyes, small
lips, bug but not too big nose and she is really tall. She is 39 years
old. She was born on 9 July.
She is my mother and I love her, of
course, but I know that there are some bad, really bad mums in the world
and she is not like them.
My mum is a kindergarten teacher and
she works in one. She loves working with kids. She likes helping me with
school, homework and stuff like that. She loves flowers a lot and also
make up and books. She loves reading so much. She can sometimes read
really big books in a short time.
My mum is a person who loves me so much and I know that so well.
Ninoslava Marinkov, VII1, 18 March 2015
My favourite person is my mum. I have chosen her because I love her so much.
My mum is in her forties and of medium height. She has big, brown eyes and short, dark hair. Her nose is snub.
is very clever. My mum always helps me with my homework. She is shy but
always expresses her opinion. She is very good at cooking and her cake
is the best.
My mum loves animals. Her favourite animal is a
rabbit. Her hobby is shopping. She goes shopping every Saturday. She
loves watching TV. Her favourite TV series is 'Life in Alaska'.
My mum is the best mum in the world. I love her so much.
Three of my students in Class 7 took part in the 3rd English Language Competition on 14 March. The exam consisted of 3 parts: reading (40 multiple choice questions, 1 point each), listening (20 questions, 1.5 points each) and writing (20 questions, 10 of the same level as the test and 10 of a higher level, and the description of their future job). This time the reading test was not timed, which was a relief for everyone.