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 state contest organised by Klett, Belgrade. Their task was to make a guidebook-presentation in English, following the model from Messages 3 student's book.
They all got their diplomas for taking part in this interesting contest.
This is the last song we've learned this school year. It also involves a lot of acting, snapping fingers and things like that. It's great for revising clothes and practising WAS/WERE.
I first focused my pupils on the pictures illustrating the song. I told them the song was in the past and then asked them a few questions about the pictures (What can you see? Was it a nice day? What was the weather like? Were grandpa and grandson happy?) Since there were a few pictures in the song instead of words, I asked my pupils to match them with the given words. Then, they listened and checked their answers and finally I asked them to stand up, show and repeat the song.
Here are the lyrics:
Hat, coat, sweater and scarf,
It was cold and windy in the park, cold and windy...
Here's another song with a lot of movements invented on the spot. It's great for practising comparative adjectives.
As for the introduction, we played a guessing game to name the animals in the pictures around the text. Then, I asked my pupils to pretend that they were in the jungle and mime different actions, including their reaction when they faced wild animals.