Thursday, 21 December 2017

Christmas 2017

This year, we spent two lessons talking about Christmas celebrations.

We listened to some Christmas songs, learned a new one, revised some Christmas related words, watched the story about Gingerbread Man, did some drawing and colouring, made finger puppets with Christmas heroes and also designed Christmas cards for our friends from Slovenia, Spain, Poland, Finland and Greece.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Halloween

We talked about Halloween customs in different English-speaking countries, made a mind map, learned a new Trick-or-Treat song and finally drew our own Halloween masks. 
Jovana
Nikola
Marko
Luka

Saturday, 28 October 2017

School of my dream

This October we joined another eTwinning project aimed at 8-10-year-olds.

The aims of the project are:
  • motivation for school work
  • to cognise the different surroundings of schools associated with this project
  • to exchange experiences
  • re-consolidation of friendship
  • intercultural communication
  • to develop intercultural competence
  • to improve at work with modern technologies
Children from France, Georgia, Turkey, Romania and Ukraine are taking part in this project and my Class II2 is the only project participant from Serbia.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Talking Second Graders

This September we joined an eTwinning project addressed to 7- and 8-year-olds who are learning English.

The aims of the project are:
• to develop students’ language skills
• to increase the awareness of learning foreign languages
• to give students an opportunity to communicate with their peers
Children from Finland, Greece, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey take part in the project started by two teachers from Slovenia. My Class II2 is the only project participant from Serbia.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Outdoor games

My younger pupils like moving around, so this Thursday I decided to have our lesson outside. There was a lot of running and screaming but, at least, nobody minded.

We played different games, but Houses-Foxes-Earthquake and Rock-Paper-Scissors turned out to be the best. 

For the game Houses-Foxes-Earthquake, children make a circle, with pairs holding hands like a roof of a house and one child standing under the roof. When the child in the middle of the big circle calls out, 'Foxes', all 'foxes' change their houses and he/she can find their own house. When the child calls out, 'Houses', all 'houses' make a new house with another child. When the child calls out, 'Earthquake', everyone changes places/roles.

Rock-Paper-Scissors is a well-known game, but we played it in a slightly different way. The child who loses the game twice, stands behind the winner and cheers for them while they play another child.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

European Day of Languages 2017

This year we've decided to celebrate the European Day of Languages in a slightly different way. With the exchange of postcards between my students and the children around Europe, and a video greeting my students made as part of an eTwinning project, pupils and teachers from several schools had the opportunity to emphasise the importance of learning foreign languages at the central event on 26 September in our Regional Centre for Professional Development.

The programme was filled with songs and music. There were also some interactive games for the audience who showed a good knowledge of Internet slang and European languages.

As usual, the activity is in the Council of Europe's Calendar of Innovative Events. Voting is open until 20 October.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

EDL 2017

This September, we joined two eTwinning projects: European Day of Languages and Languages Unite, both aimed at showing the linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe. 

We prepared a short video, wrote and sent postcards (in English and Serbian) to the children from European countries, and also received lots of postcards from different parts of Europe (mostly in English, but also in other languages). I can't describe my students' excitement when we got the first postcards. They all read them with interest and couldn't wait for the others to arrive.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Being a Good Classmate

My youngest pupils from Class I2 took part in the national contest organised by Novi Logos and OUP and won the first prize for their creative work! 

The whole class can't wait to go on a surprise trip and get their backpacks with readers.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Saving the Planet

My Class V3 pupils have taken part in the national contest organised by Novi Logos and OUP.  They've done a 3D poster on Saving the Planet.

Friday, 14 April 2017

HIPPO 2017 Semi-finals

Two of my Class 5 students Marko and Luka took part in HIPPO 1 semi-finals in Zrenjanin on 1 April. They tried to do the reading and writing tests, including the essay on free time, the best they could but, since the level of difficulty of all the questions was one level higher than the one in the preliminary round, they did not make it to the finals.

Luka (Reading: 35 + Writing: 16 = 59 points)
Marko (Reading: 39 + Writing: 12 = 57 points)

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Easter Picture 2017

This March, my 7-year-olds have participated in the 4th edition of the International Art  Contest called The Most Beautiful Easter Picture with English Wishes 2017. The contest is a part of the eTwinning project started by Polish teachers in 2014. 
The pupils' task was to draw an Easter card on A4 paper and write a short wish in English.
Milana I2
Lara I2
Jovana I2
Marina I3
Iva K, I2
Anja I2

Jovana I3
Ana I2
This year, children aged 6-12 from 11 different European countries have shared their Easter wishes. 

Saturday, 25 March 2017

HIPPO 2017 Results

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

Marko Mićić V3 (Reading: 40 + Listening: 30 = 70/70 points), semi-finalist,
Luka Mićić V3 (Reading: 39 + Listening: 30 = 69/70 points), semi-finalist,
Boris Vukov V4 (Reading: 38 + Listening: 30 = 68/70 points),
Milica Jovanović V1 (Reading: 38 + Listening: 30 = 68/70 points),
Ratka Sokola V1 (Reading: 38 + Listening: 30 = 68/70 points),
Aleksandra Došen V3 (Reading: 36 + Listening: 30 = 66/70 points),
Stefan Rajkov V2 (Reading: 40 + Listening: 25.5 = 65.5/70 points),
Nađa Blažić V2 (Reading: 36 + Listening: 27 = 63/70 points),
Nataša Đuričin V4 (Reading: 31 + Listening: 30 = 61/70 points)

All of my pupils competed in the HIPPO 1 category this school year.

HIPPO International English Language Competition is organised by Global Input and Global Hippo Associations.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

HIPPO 2017

Nine of my Class 5 students took part in the 5th International Competition in English Language HIPPO on 4 March. 

This year, the exam consisted of 2 parts (30 minutes each): reading (40 multiple choice questions, 1 point each) and listening comprehension (20 questions, 1.5 points each). The writing test has been removed.

As usual, our school hosted the preliminary round and also welcomed more than 20 students from other primary schools.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

The best gift of all...

My students took part in the international HIPPO warm-up writing contest in December. Their task was to write about the best gift of all in no more than 50-80 words.

The best gift of all is my tablet. I got it for New Year as a gift from my dad and mum. It is white and its name is Xpad. 
My tablet is not very big or heavy. I use it to surf the Internet, listen to music and play games. My favourite games are My Talking Tom, Sky Whale, Subway Surfers, Lep's World and Minion Rush.

Aleksandra Sudarov V1

For me, the best gift of all is my Santa pyjamas, a present from my parents.
My pyjamas are red and white, so I look like a real Santa. And, I am not a Santa without reindeer! My pyjamas come with brown reindeer socks, a gift from my sister.
This New Year's Eve will be very special because my friend also got the same one-piece pyjamas and we are going to celebrate it together in our Santa pyjamas.

Milica Jovanović V1

The best gift of all is a special watch. It can get you back in time. It can even take you to the age of dinosaurs. You can see that wonderful world and a lot of dinosaurs of different colours. The watch can even tell you the story about their life.
You can read about this watch in some books, but it would be great to get it as a gift.

Ratka Sokola V1

The best gift of all is my new computer.
My computer is big and black with good and loud speakers. It has got a clean monitor and a big keyboard. It has also got a small mouse and a clover mouse pad. My computer is quick.
I like my computer because I can play games and surf the Internet. It is very useful.

Nađa Blažić V2

The best gift of all is my bike. I got it as a gift for my eighth birthday.
It is red and black. Its seat is red and black too. Its tyres are black and white. It can reach speeds up to fifty kilometres per hour!
As soon as I got my bike, it changed my whole life! I started cycling and doing all sorts of bicycle acrobatics.

Stefan Rajkov V2

The best gift of all is my new sneakers for volleyball. My parents bought them over a month ago. They are white with a bit of pink and very comfortable.
I wanted those sneakers from the moment I saw them in the shop. I think that I run faster, jump higher and play better volleyball in them.
When I got them I was very happy. I love volleyball and this gift helps me to play it better than ever.

Aleksandra Došen V3

The best gift of all is our parents' love.
My mother's name is Olivera. She loves cooking and watching films and TV series. My mum does a lot of work in our house.
My father's name is David. He always smiles. My dad is funny and can sometimes get angry, but rarely. He can cook delicious soup. We play video games together.
I love my parents and they love me too. They are the best parents in the world!

Luka Mićić V3

The best gift of all is my twin brother Luka.
He is very funny and silly. I love him because he loves doing different things than me. We talk about music and we have a band too. I play the electric guitar and Luka plays the bass. We train judo together and sometimes meet as rivals in the finals.
This is little weird, but I think that my world would be boring if we did and loved the same things.

Marko Mićić V3