6th grade Drtinova



Adrienne Eberhart

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email: adrienne.eberhart@gmail.com


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Today in class students did a vocabulary and grammar review and some pair speaking exercises. We did the test for units 5 through 8 and practiced writing creative stories.

Well done today everyone! There's no homework after today's test.


Today in class we did pages 50 and 51 of the textbooks all about "Interpersonal Communication: Dealing with Conflict." Students all discussed and brainstormed some of the situations we find conflict or problems that are common including school, friends, family, stress, and clubs. We did the reading comprehension exercises and the listening exercises on page 51. Students did some speaking exerices to follow up the exercises to talk about what they could, would, and should do in conflict scenarios. 

Finally, we reviewed all of our vocabulary and phrasal verbs from units 5-8. We did some games and pair speaking exercises to practice. 

Suggested homework: for 5 tickets complete the Unit 5-8 review on pages 52 and 53 for a test next week


Today in class students completed Unit 8 "Going Away" all about travel on pages 46-49 of their textbooks. We learnt words related to air travel like check in, baggage, queue, passport control, security check, customs, take off, sign, departure gate, etc. We did some speaking and vocabulary games with the vocabulary. We completed the reading exercise about a travel blog to Tokyo on page 47.

Students practiced listening comprehension on page 49 about a student travel essay competition. We did a team game to check our understanding of the listening. Finally, we reviewed using the present continuous and "going to" for future plans and predictions. 

Suggested homework: study the vocabulary on page 46 for a short quiz next week



Today in class we discussed our Christmas break plans. We had a class holiday party and watched part of Home Alone and did some comprehension, summarizing, and predicting with the plot of the movie!

Have a great Christmas everyone!

Suggested homework: watch the second half of the movie and write one paragraph about your favorite scene.


Today in class we talked about Christmas. We brainstormed various Christmas related vocabulary. Students did some speaking practice about their favourite activites and traditions.

We had a STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) Christmas challenge project. Students competed in various tasks to brainstorm, design, test, and score different Christmas items such as cups for milk, sleighs, snowball swatters, trees, and ornaments. Teams were assesed on using English, cooperation, creativity, and the success of their design. We talked about why some ideas worked and how to improve ideas. Well done everyone!

There's no homework for next week.


Today in class students completed unit 7. We discussed different relationship and learnt the vocabulary on page 42 with verb phrases using be/do/must/have such as: be annoyed, have an argument, have lots in common, do a favour. We completed the listening comprehension exercises on page 42 and the reading comprehension on page 43.

We learnt the modal verbs "have to," "must," and "need to." We discussed the differences and did the exercises on page 44 and did some speaking practice about school, home, and relationships using the grammar. Students did some speaking practice games and competition.

Suggested homework: page 44 purple vocabulary exercises  1 and 2.




Today in class we tested our knowledge with trivia about some of the world's most famous cities on pages 38-40 of the textbook. We discussed city live compared to town and village life. We read about New York city's history and diversity. We did some comprehension games and learnt new vocabulary such as skyscraper, nickname, palace, temple, subway, population, sights and neighborhood.

We listened to a teen discuss her trip to NYC and did some comprehension work. Finally, students did the internet research project on page 40 about cities like Tokyo, Munich, and Salt Lake City to learn about its history, interesting facts, size, and sights.


Today in class we completed unit 6 of our textbooks. We learnt about modern life in cities, towns, and countries and discussed the pros and cons of each. We did some comprehension with the unit video which interviewed four British teens.We learnt new words from page 36 including pollution, traffic jam, rush hour, cathedral, crowds, green spaces, underground, etc. We did some speaking and competitions with the new vocabulary.

We practiced and reviewed countable and uncountable nouns and how to use these with various quantifiers like some/any, much/many, a lot of, a few/a little. 

Suggested homework: page 38 grammar (purple) exercises 2 and 3


Today in class we reviewed past simple and continuous tenses, adjectives used to compare 2 and more things (comparatives and superlatives), our vocabulary from units 1-4. We did some group and pair speaking practice. Students took their first test and got their scores back. Well done everyone!


Today in class we discussed sports and various sporting equipment. We did some vocabulary speaking exercises with newly leart words like net, championship, trophy, bat, trainer, coach, match, fit, stretch, etc. We discussed the different between sports we do/play/go. We did a sport trivia competition.

Students learnt the past continous tense. We completed the grammar exercises on page 26 to practice the tense and making questions and negative statements. We also did some group games with the vocabulary exercises on page 26. To end class, we completed the listening comprehension exercises about sports reporting on page 27. 

Suggested homework: Reading page 25 exercises 2 and 3



Today in class we discussed climate, weather, and global climate change. We did some speaking practice with pictures and brainstormed our ideas and vocabulary about climate change. We practiced our reading and listening comprehension with an article about Greta Thunberg, the teenage Swedish activist. We had a group competition to test our comprehension. 

After listening to her speech to the UN and discussing our thoughts and opinions, we did a group project and presentation on ways we can help to reduce our impact on the environment.

Suggested homework: write one thing you learned about global climate change or Greta


Today in class we completed Unit 3: Ways of Life. We learnt vocabulary for big life events such as get a driver's license, get a degree, grow up, and retire. We did the vocabulary exercises and some speaking activities on page 20. We did the reading comprehension exercises on page 21. 

We reviewed comparative (adjective + er/more...than) and superlative (the+ adjective + est/the most...) adjectives as well as using "as.....as" to compare two or more things. We did some of the exercises on page 22 and speaking practice to use this. 

Suggested homework: page 140 exercises 1, 2, and 3 for two tickets


Today in class we completed Unit 2 of the book which was all about fashion, trends, and clothing. We learnt new vocabulary for pieces of clothing and adjectives to describe clothing like baggy, loose-fitting, skinny, fashionable, smart, tracksuit, suit, tie, and accessories. We completed the listening, speaking, and vocabulary exercises on page 15. 

We tested our reading comprehension by reading, completing questions, and recalling information from an article on page 15 about Fashion Trends and Music throughout the decades. We played a game to test our knowledge. We did the listening exercises on page 17 about The Beatles and trends in the 1960's. 

Finally, we reviewed the parts of speeching including: verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and linking words. We played a brainstorm game for these and talked about how to transform adjectives to adverbs. We reviewed the irregular past tense with a team board race with sentence formation. 

Suggested homework: page 16 grammar exercises 2 and 3 (in blue numbers) for adverbs



Today in class we discussed bullying and empathy. We did some speaking practice about our own experiences. We did some listening comprehension exercises with part of the movie, "Wonder." After checking our comprehension, we read about different bullying scenarios and discussed in small groups what we would do, should do, and shouldn't do in the situations.

Suggested homework: Write one paragraph about how you felt about what happened to Auggie.


Today in class we talked about all the adjectives we can use to describe people. We learnt new words like impatient, polite, cheerful, shy, rude, careless, miserable, grumpy, independent, confident, etc. We also spoke about how the prefixes un-, in-, and im- can be added to many adjectives to make them negative. We did the vocabuarly and speaking exercises on page 10 and 12. We reviewed the present simple and present continuous tenses on page 12. We did some pair and team guessing games and speaking practice with all of the new vocabuarly.

Finally, we practiced some reading comprehension on page 11 by reading three profiles of teens and their hobbies. We did a team competition to test how much of the text we could remember. 

Suggested homework is: page 13 exerercise 7-writing a personal profile OR page 138 grammar exercises 1,2, and 3. You choose the homework for two extra tickets! If you do both, you get 4 tickets.


Today in class we played some icebreaker games to get to know each other. We used the past tense to find out what all of our classmates did over the summer. Students discussed what good teachers do and what good students do so that we could make some class rules and discuss how the year will go. 

To end class we did some portfolio work and played some review games of our old vocabulary. We talked about what we learnt last year and what we want to learn this year.

Homework for next week: Explore the textbook and find 6 new things we will learn this year


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