Monday, 26 December 2016

Kahooting

Before going on a winter break, I've decided to gather my 11-year-olds and share a few online quizzes with them:

I can't describe how excited my students were playing the quizzes on our school tablets, although at first we had some technical problems!

Thursday, 22 December 2016

We are Family

The song about family members performed by my Class I3:

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Feelings and Sizes

Since our last lesson was a success, I asked my pupils to bring modelling clay again and this time make different figures showing such feelings as happy or sad or such sizes as thin or fat:

Saturday, 10 December 2016

At the Book Fair

On 9 December, a few of my older pupils and I visited the Book Fair organised in the hall of the Town Library by the English Book from Belgrade. 

Monday, 5 December 2016

7 Wonders of Your Country

This October, a group of my Class 5 pupils have joined the eTwinning project '7 Wonders of Your Country'.

The main aim of the project is for the pupils aged 10-16 to get more information about the history, culture and nature of their homelands and foreign countries.
Here's our interactive presentation of the 7 Wonders of Serbia:
Here are also our 3D presentations of the wonders of partner countries:
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Poland
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Romania
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Slovakia

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Owlember

November is the month when long-eared owls come to our town to spend the winter. What's more, Kikinda's been the world's largest winter roost site of long-eared owls for the past several years.

One way of promoting it is this quiz I've created for my students. It gives them the chance to check how much they know about these interesting birds.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

The Wheels on the Bus

My Class I3 singing a song while 'riding' on the bus:

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Sing a Rainbow

The well-known song performed by my Class I2 while making school things out of colourful modelling clay:

Thursday, 13 October 2016

School things

Since we'd already learned the school things and colours, I asked my pupils to bring modelling clay and make different school things for the others to guess. Most of them were very creative and patient to wait for their turn, but above all very excited.
I2
I1
I4
I3

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Record Hugs

My 11-year-olds gladly joined the contest organised by Kids Fest and recorded their 76 hugs in one minute in the school playground:

Thursday, 6 October 2016

In my bag

In my lessons, I tend to do a lot of recycling, especially of good songs, such as this one. It's great for the introduction and revision of school objects, like bag, book, pencil or ruler.
Here are the pupils of my Class I1 dancing to their own choreography:

Monday, 26 September 2016

European Day of Languages 2016

With some interesting language games and quizzes, our school celebrated this year's European Day of Languages on 23 September. We also participated in the selection of the most innovative event of the year. Voting on the official website of the Council of Europe lasts until 20 October.
In a relaxed atmosphere, the teams of six schools showed a very good knowledge of European languages and countries of the old continent, as well as the skill of translating messages written in sign alphabet and saying tongue twisters in foreign languages.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Hello

In this video, my pupils are sharing their likes with their new eTwinning friends:

Monday, 23 May 2016

Shakespeare, what else?

This April, a group of my Class 4 pupils have joined the eTwinning project dedicated to Shakespeare.

The main aim of the project is for the pupils aged 10-13 to get familiar with the biography and work of William Shakespeare.

First, all the partners introduced themselves, then they watched 'Romeo and Juliet'. After that they decided on their favourite character, made a word cloud with famous quotes, using Tagxedo, and finally recorded a few parts and created illustrations.    
Nađa IV2
Luka IV3
Nikola IV2
Stefan IV2
Tijana IV5
Vanja IV2
Aleksandra IV1
Darko IV1
Ratka IV1
Milica IV1

Friday, 20 May 2016

Lock and Key

Here's how my younger pupils act out their favourite 'Lock and Key' episodes from our book:

Saturday, 16 April 2016

NEA Competition

My younger pupils, especially the girls, have found great pleasure in acting out the story with Mickey and Minnie. They got even more excited when they put the Mickey and Minnie ears. That is why we've recently entered the Pearson New English Adventure Competition.
Dunja and Aleksandra
Milica and Ratka

Friday, 15 April 2016

My Piece for Peace

Our school took part in an international project called My piece for peace whose main goal is spreading the word about the better future for children. 
Some of our schoolchildren shared their wishes in a video message while others made a collage. We even shared some of our intercultural practice with the other participating countries.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Heroes, Myths and Legends

My oldest pupils have taken part in this year's OUP International Project Competition Heroes, Myths and Legends. Four groups made an online poster, using a web tool called Popplet, on the chosen topic, and got their certificates: 
 

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Easter picture 2016

This March, my Class 4 pupils have joined the 3rd edition of the International Art  Contest called The Most Beautiful Easter Picture with English Wishes 2016. The contest is a part of the eTwinning project started by Polish teachers in 2014. 

The pupils' task was to draw an Easter picture on A4 paper and write a short wish in English.   
Marina L, IV2
Mina B, IV2
Manja G, IV2
Anđela B, IV2
Antonija K, IV2
Iva R, IV2
Nađa B, IV2
Vanja P, IV2

This year, children aged 6-12 from 14 different European countries have shared their Easter wishes and traditions. 

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

HIPPO 2016 Results

Here are the results of the 4th HIPPO International Competition in English Language that took place on 5 March in our school:

Kosana Jakonić VIII4 (Reading: 37 + Listening: 30 = 67/70 points),
Petar Tesla VIII3 (Reading: 37 + Listening: 30 = 67/70 points),
Lazar Turudija VIII1 (Reading: 34 + Listening: 28.50 = 62.50/70 points).

All of my pupils competed in the HIPPO 3 (CEF A2) category this school year.

HIPPO International English Language Competition is organised by Global Input and Global Hippo Associations. The main sponsors are EDI Pearson and Swan Institute.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Fruit Salad

As we all know, children, even some of us adults, like playing games. Fruit salad is one of them. 

Since we played it in the classroom, we didn't use the chairs, because it would take a long time to move all the desks and put the chairs in the middle.  

So, we formed a circle and chose one pupil to stand in the centre. I gave all the other pupils their fruit names (apple, banana, orange). Then, the real thing happened: the pupil in the centre called out apples and all the apples had to change places while the others just remained still. Even the pupil in the centre tried to find an empty place, so that another one can stand in the centre of the circle. The game turned even more excited when the pupil in the centre called out the fruit salad and everyone had to change places.

There was a lot of bumping into each other and screaming, but we all had a lot of fun.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Job applications

In groups, choose an advert. Write your letter of application. Follow the plan:
Dear ...,
P1: I am writing to apply ... as advertised in ... .
P2: I am ... old. I am studying ... (Although) I have ... experience, I am ... .
P3: I am available for an interview ... . I look forward to hearing ... .
Yours sincerely,

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Regional Foreign Languages Competition 2016

Six pupils took part in this year's Regional Foreign Languages Competition held on 12 March.
The pupils' knowledge of the language was tested as well as their reading comprehension skill. Everything was connected to social media.


Sunday, 6 March 2016

HIPPO 2016

Three of my oldest students took part in the 4th International Competition in English Language HIPPO on 5 March. As usual, the exam consisted of 3 parts: reading comprehension (40 multiple choice questions, 1 point each), listening comprehension (20 questions, 1.5 points each) and writing (20 questions, 10 of the same level as the test and 10 of a higher level, 1.5 points each, and a short essay - a description of their favourite place). This time, the top 10% of participating students from each participating country will be invited to the regional semi-final round. 

Our school hosted this year's preliminary round.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Municipal Foreign Languages Competition 2016

Municipal Foreign Languages Competition took place on 20 February 2016. Five of my oldest students did very well in the grammar and vocabulary test, but only one, Kosana, qualified for the next round. She won the third place with 32 points.

In this rather unusual test, the competitors were asked to do a lot of writing:
- complete the article about New Year's resolutions with only one word in each space, with the first letter given,
- complete the text about jeans with the correct form of  the given verbs,
- complete the text about French Painting and Impressionism with missing prepositions and
- ask questions for the underlined parts of sentences.