The story of the Pilgrims

Thanksgiving Day is the fourth Thursday in November, but many Americans take a day of vacation on the following Friday to make a four-day weekend, during which they may travel long distances to visit family and friends.

O Día de Acción de Gracias celébrase en Estados Unidos o 4º xoves de Novembro, pero moitos amaricanos toman o seguinte venres festivo para facer un fin de semana de catro días e, deste modo, poder recorrer longas distancias para visitar a familiares e amigo.

Do you Know why we have Thanksgiving Day? We celebrate Thanksgiving Day because of Pilgrims and Native Americans.

Here you have a presentation  to learn more about this celebration.

And here you have the story of Pilgrims adapted for the youngest.

The Crazy Weather Forecast

The Crazy Weather Forecast is the tittle of a short proyect developed during March by my students in level 3.

Do you watch the news? And the weather forecast? These both questions were the beginning of a short proyect related to the weather. During the first week, children had to watch different weather forecast in order to learn as much as they could about this type of programmes.

Then, they had to write the programme script in groups of three deciding which places they are going to talk about and the weather for “today” . It was a good opportunity to see where we live , where other members of our  families live or even, where other Provinces of Spain are situated.

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The Crazy Weather Forecast é o título dun pequeno proxecto levado a cabo polos alumnos de 3º. Partindo da pregunta Vedes os tempo na tele? iniciamos este proxecto no que os rapaces, antes de nada, tiveron que ver o avnce metereolóxico durante unha semana para facerse coas características deste tipo de programas.

 

 

 

 

 

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De seguido, escribiron o guión do programa traballando en grupos de tres. Tiveron que decidir de que lugares ían falar e do tempo en cada un deles. Foi unha boa oportunidade para ver onde vivimos, onde viven outras persoas que coñecemos e para ver onde se sitúan outras provincias españolas.

 

 

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Finally, they designed a weather map using  the SMART Notebook.

  Finalmente, diseñaron o seu mapa na pizarra dixital usando SMART Notebook  .IMG_20150220_120516

 

 

 

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Here you have our weather forecast.

 

Portfolio: Interview with a friend

In this occasion, the task consisted on writing about a friend’s tastes. First, children had to develop and implement a short survey that provide information about their friends’ likes, dislikes, and special interests.Then, they wrote a report using all the information gathered in the interviews.

I like this type of tasks because they let students use all they are learning in a real contest  giving meaning to our daily and long term work.

Thanks children in Level 5 for collaborating with us!

Nesta ocasión, a tarefa consistiu en escribir sobre os gustos dun amigo. Primeiro, tiveron que elaborar unha enquisa e entrevistar a un amigo maior elexido por eles para obter información que logo usaron para escribir un informe real.

O motivo polo que empregamos este tipo de tarefas é porque nos proporcionan un contexto real no que aplicar o que estamos a traballar na aula dándolle sentido ao noso traballo diario.

Gracias aos rapaces de 5º por colaborar nesta tarefa!

First step: The interview allows to develop the oral skills and provides us a good opportunity to check, correct and improve.

Second step: The report allows to develop the writing skills

A Brief Proyect about Madrid

Over the past week, students in Level 4 were working on a brief research project about the capital city of Spain: Madrid. They looked for information about this city and shared them with their fellows. Finally, they all together designed a big poster. Take a look at this video.