Halloween chefs

This year, students in level 5  celebrated Halloween in a different way: they became Halloween chefs!!!!

Este ano, os alumnos de 5º  celebraron Hallowwen dun modo diferente: convertíronse en Chefs!!!

So, they  were organized in groups of 3 or 4 based on the skill level of the students in order to make a Halloween pizza. First, they searched for images of Halloween pizzas on the internet and they chose the one they liked most for their recipes.Then, they decided what ingredients they are going to need and they wrote the recipes. Finally, they made the pizzas and the staff of  our school canteen baked them into the oven following their instructions. They were spook-tacular!!!!

Organizouse a clase en grupos de tres ou catro alumnos con distintos niveis de destreza  para facer unha pizza de Halloween. Primeiro buscaron na internet imaxes de pizzas de Halloween e escolleron entre todos cal era a que máis lle gustaba. Logo, decidiron que ingredientes ían necesitar (un bó momento para interactuar con eles sobre os seus gustos) e escribiron as receitas. Finalmente, as prepararon e o persoal de cociña quentóunolas. Estaban de morte!!!!!

Working in small-groups learning in a collaborative enviroment has many benefits:

Traballar en pequenos grupos de aprendizaxe colaborativo ten moitos beneficios:

-Cooperative learning is fun, so students enjoy it and are more motivated.

                       A aprendizaxe cooperativa é divertida, de xeito que os rapaces gozan aprendendo e se sinte máis motivados.

-Cooperative learning is interactive, so students are engaged, active participants in the learninng.

Os alumnos convírtense en axentes activos do seu aprendizaxe.

-Cooperative learning allows discussion and critical thinking, so students learn more and remember what they’ve learned for a longer period of time.

Permite o debate e o pensamento crítico, de xeito que os alumnos aprenden máis e recordan o que aprenderon durante máis tempo.

-Cooperative learning requires students to learn to work together, which is an important skill for their future.

A aprendizaxe cooperativa require que os alumnos aprendan a traballar xuntos, a respetar as opinións dos demáis, a apreciar o traballo dos compañeiros , a aprender dos demáis, a respetar a diversidade, ..o que é unha habiliadade fundamental para o seu futuro.

 

 I´m sure, we’ll work in this way soon.

 

 

 

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Spanish inventions

Do you know who invented the submarine or the shaperner? And do you know who invented the lollipops? All these inventions were made in……. Spain.

Yes, amazing!!!!

Let’s discover some of the most famous. Click on the pictures to learn more about the Spanish inventions.

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More links:

http://www.funkidslive.com/learn/where-in-the-world-spain/spanish-inventions/

https://slideshowes.com/doc/1921809/spanish-inventions

http://encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/le/Leonardo_Torres_y_Quevedo

 

 

 

 

Recycling our English

Board games may be old school but they are great for kids for different reasons. They’re still a super-fun way to teach kids about following rules, taking turns, counting spaces, and accepting rewards and consequences.

In addition, board games offer interactive English language practice in a learner-centered, low-stress environment.

I have designed two easy board games for Level 5 and Level 6 that require the students to produce certain types of expressions, so they practice a variety of vocabulary, grammatical patterns, and functional meanings.

Here you have a ppt about the rules of these board games.

 

 
I am sure students will enjoy reviewing and recycling their knowledge of English with these board games.

Endangered animals first presentations

Today. two children from Level 6 showed us what they had found out about their favourite endangered animals. They prepared a Powerpoint presentation to illustrate their oral presentation. Congratulations…Good job!!!

Hoxe, dúas alumnas de 6º  realizaron unha exposición oral do que averiguaran sobre os seus animais favoritos que, por desgracia, están en perigo de extinción. Para elo, prepararon unha presentación Powerpoint que lles serviu para ilustrar todo o que nos querían contar.

 

At first, they were afraid of not doing a good job, but little by little, they gained confidence and, finally, they  enjoyed the activity.As always, this type of activity also allowed us to check, learn and improve.

Ao comezo, tiñan moito medo de non facelo ben pero, pouco a pouco, comenzaron a gañar confianza e, finalmente, gozaron da actividade. E, coma sempre, este tipo de actividade axúdanos a revisar o que fixemos, aprender e , sobre todo, mellorar.


We are looking foward to enjoying the other classmates’ presentations.

Estamos desexando ver as seguintes presentacións.

Welcome to our new school project

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Are you ready to discover everything you need about ancient Egypt with this web site specially  created  for you. Lots of facts, fantastic images, amazing videos and funny on line games will answer you all the questions about life in ancient Egypt.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s walk like Egyptians.

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WALK LIKE EGYPTIANS

Last week, we started the new project “Walk like Egyptians” in Level 6. We wrote down everything we know about Ancient Egypt and we realised we knew many things but….we’d like to learn more things about this old civilization. As everybody agreed Ancient Egyptians were really interesting and amazing ……  Get on with it…..

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My students are looking foward to seeing what I have prepared for them. So…What are you waiting for?

Intro to an Ancient Egypt Project from María Abilleira Pomar on Vimeo.

Endangered animals

Do you know that there are many endangered animals all over the world? What’s that?

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Endangered animals are animals in danger of extinction. An animal is considered endangered  when there are very few of them alive.

In the history of our planet lots of cretaures have disappeared, such as dinosaurs. During the age of dinosaurs, only 1 species became extinct, but, nowadays, the problem is much more worrisome because the number of endangered animals is closer to 40,000 species per year.

Most of the extinctions are caused by people, due to indiscriminated hunting or  environmental destruction. If you want to know more about the different causes of animals extinction, click on the picture. 2016-01-17_1302

The more we know about this problem, the more we can do to save the endangered animals.

And if you want to know more about the reasons these animals are in danger, here you have a fun and easy way to learn more about them.

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Why don’t we prepare an illustrated endangered animals encyclopedia? I’m sure that it will be an amazing activity. So that, take a look at this website and choose your favourite endangered animal. Take notes on the most relevant information such as, name, adult size and weigth, habitat, food, the reasons why it is in danger of extinction…..Click on the link below and start working!!!!!!!

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I’m looking foward to seeing your work!!!!!

Famous British People from the Past

My favourite British person from the past is David Livingstone. He was a missionary,a doctor, an explorer and a famous discoverer.

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This is his life timeline:

-David Livingstone was born in 1813 in Scotland.
-When he was a child, he studied in a school after working in a cotton mill* during 14 hours.
-In the mid 1830s, he studied at the University of Glasgow because he wanted to be a missionary and after that, he studied medicine in London.
-In 1840, he travelled to Africa and he started to explore this continent.
-In 1855, David Livingstone was the first European to see the Mosi-oa-Tunya waterfalls, which he renamed Victoria Falls.
-In 1866, Livingstone discovered the source** of the Nile River.During this journey, he was very ill- suffering cholera and he disappeared. Three years later, Henry Stanley found*** him.
-He never returned to England. He died of malaria in 1873 in Africa.
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The Real Story Of Stanley and Livingstone.

What’s your famous British People from the past? Take a look at these links and choose your famous British people from the past. Are you ready to write a questionnaire about him or her?

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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.