4 Mar 2015

Positive and negative shapes

The uses for paper in the English lessons are infinite. You can do whatever you want for developing imagination, motivation and surprise.
I have done this introduction because students and me explored differences in positive and negative spaces using colourful paper.
Let me remember that a positive space is a shape cut from a paper and a negative shape is the hole from which the positive shape was cut.
In the last lessons we designed some characters doing daily activities.

For more information about positive-negative art click on the link. 
There's a short video clip explaining the positive negative art form, plus some cool samples like this
- See more at: http://www.teachwithme.com/blogs/getting-to-the-core/item/4601-pumpkin-crafts-and-october-writing-prompts#sthash.n234Lqf1.dpuf
Have a look:
As a whole group, brainstorm what things students like about Halloween and list them on the board.  Then discuss the negative aspects of the holiday and things that they don't like about Halloween.  Write those on the board as well.  
The lists can help students with spelling, as well as deciding what things they want to include in their own writing prompt. 
I've always been intriqued by the positive negative aspects of art, and the fun things you can create around that concept. 
- See more at: http://www.teachwithme.com/blogs/getting-to-the-core/item/4601-pumpkin-crafts-and-october-writing-prompts#sthash.n234Lqf1.dpuf

2 Mar 2015

Let's have fun with opposite adjectives

Hi 3rd graders! Let's check some adjectives with this amazing song.
Click on the picture and listen to it.
http://www.speakaboos.com/kids/stories/opposite?cat=sing-along-songs
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ANpBtXsqhlNlF0M3dJZ2phOWc/view?usp=sharing

26 Feb 2015

A volunteer to help you to study!

Hi 3rd graders!
You have to study the first part of the opposites poem for next Monday. So, if someone has forgotten it in the classroom, here you have it. 
When you study, you will practise opposites and you will reinforce spelling.
Click on play and you will listen to it. 
Have a wonderful weekend!

25 Feb 2015

La Maquineta's Competition

Hi you all!
Here you have some pics from the last English shows: 
"Jack and the magic beans" and "Dracula".
As you know, the company organizes a competition and we will participate with our art and style. Here you have some of your drawings. 
Congratulations. They are awesome!



23 Feb 2015

Arts&Crafts lessons

Hi you all! 
Arts and crafts are amazing, aren't they? 
When children explore art ideas, they are testing possibilities and working through challenges, much like a scientist who experiments and finds solutions. 
3rd graders designed a new look for Carnival time in art lessons. 
Here you have their production .

Bembo's Zoo

Bembo's Zoo is an animal alphabet site with illustrations created from the letters in each animal's name. The Bembo's Zoo website was created by the graphic designer Roberto de Vicq de Cumptic who is a true "abecedarian" ;D
Click on it and let your imagination be free.
http://bemboszoo.com/Bembo.swf

22 Feb 2015

The human skeleton

Hi you all!
Here you have a clear ppt presentation. We will use it to expand our knowledge in the next science lesson next week.

21 Feb 2015

European Project

Hi you all!
After finishing our Identity through names' project,
We have just run another Identity Project with Czech Republic. 
4th graders will know more information not only from their mates but also from children in different countries in Europe. So, they will learn ho to respect and admire different cultures. They will find out that differences are here to enrich our lives, to be appreciated and not to divide us.
All of our publications around the new European Project will be uploaded to a new blog. 
Here you have:
http://whoamidentity.blogspot.com.es/

20 Feb 2015

Diversity

1st graders have worked very hard in the English lessons along the week. They learnt the difference between big-small, short-tall, happy-sad and good-bad through this poem.  I thought of teaching it to children because it fosters respect and appreciation for others. Here you have it:


19 Feb 2015

Like a bird

Hi you all!
2nd graders are working on birds.
So, here you have this easy ppt to share our learnings with all of you.

Now, let's listen to this song about birds!

18 Feb 2015

Words that describe me

Hi you all!
4th graders were working on adjectives. We searched the meaning of some qualities
using the question "What does.....mean?" and everyone chose the ones that described themselves.   

As we wanted to show them in our Parents' Day and we wanted to talk about them, we decided to make framers writing down our qualities on them.
Here you have the pics we took:

 
After that we could practise the next structures: 

  • I am....(the child who spoke was the one in the framer) 
  • You are... (the child who spoke was in front of the one who was in the framer) 
  • He/she is... (if we talked about a 3rd person)



15 Feb 2015

Fonix 2015

http://the-fonix.org/
Fonix is an English Competition for Schools and it is designed to promote the use of English among school students through a fun and educational competition in an informal educational setting. Its objective is to select a finalist from each of the first two stages: local, territorial and the winners at the final stage.
The exercises that students will do next February 28th, will consist of writing tasks, each based on different skills, reading and writing mainly. There will also be an oral section in the final stage of the competition.

Joanot Alisanda School participates every year designating one student from 5th grade and another one from 6th grade. So, the English Department at our School has selected Oriol Garcia from 5thB group and Max Porcar from 6thA group. Congratulations for them! 
If you want to find out more information about that competition, click on the pic above or below.

http://the-fonix.org/