7th grade 1



Adrienne Eberhart

tel.: +420 774 988 632
email: adrienne.eberhart@gmail.com


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Today in class students completed a reading exercise from the English magazine, "Gate." We spoke about school, grades, exams, and stress and did a short writing exercise on these. We learned some vocabulary words like buzzword, pressure, anxiety, calm, mindfulness, tension, fear, argument, staff, and counselor. We read an article called "Mindfulness: Reducing Stress." Students skimmed the article for key information. We learned how and why mindfulness practices are being used in schools.

In pairs, we answered some comprehension questions about the article. To follow up, we made a list of the top ten stressors in our lives which included chores, social media, and education. Students had a roundtable discussion about ways to deal with these. 

To end class, we followed step by step directions to complete a simple mindfulness exercise with chocolate. Students were encouraged to practice mindfulness this week during exams and write about their experiences.


Today in class we did a fast-paced vocabulary review game to see who could elicit the most words from the class. We also reviewed the grammar from units 5-8 including adverbs, present continuous for the future, using "will" for predictions, and possessives.

Students competed in a review game. We had our Achievement Test for units 5-8. Everyone did very well!



Today in class students completed Unit 8 of the textbooks. We discussed and brainstormed homes of the future and how they will be different from where we live now. We completed the listening exercises on page 46 by listening for home related vocabulary words and then sequencing the statements we heard.

We reviewed using "will" for future predictions. Students learned about time capsules and played a guessing game to see who would put which three items in a class time capsule. We completed the reading exercise on page 48 about three different time capsules. We did some comprehension questions and information recall about the reading. 

To finish class, we reviewed the letter format and did a short writing exercise about our predictions for the future. We did some peer corrections on the writing assignments. We played a quick vocabulary game to end.





Today in class students competed with a partner to complete a Christmas STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Challenge. Each pair was scored on their design and success, teamwork, and use of English. Some of the challenges included: constructing a tree to stand on it's own, building a sleigh that slides the farthest, making a snowball swatter, a cup that holds milk for Santa, a stocking to hang on the fireplace, and a Santa hat to fit our heads. Students only had two materials such as aluminum foil, tape, newspaper, rubberbands, or pipecleaners for each task. Each task was timed, tested,  and judged by classmates. Well done everyone!

In the second part of class, we had our ticket store with any tickets left from the party. We also watched a short Christmas movie. We paused it to predict what would happen or guess what the characters were saying. 

Have a great Christmas and New Year!


Today in class students completed Unit 7 of their textbooks about travel, adventure, and holidays. We completed the vocabulary and listening exercises on page 42 by listening about an adventure holiday and piecing together the weekly activities. We discussed using present continuous for future plans. We created our own adventure holidays, shared them with the class, listened for key information, and then voted on which holiday we'd enjoy. Students did a speaking exercise with two advertisements for an adventure holiday and found eight differences among them.

We learned words like scooter, ship, submarine, kayaking, paragliding, rafting, zip wiring, and grass skiing, and spelunking. We completed the reading exercise on page 43 as well as the listening exercise on page 42. 


Today in class students did some a Christmas and winter theme "spot the difference" speaking exercise. We spoke about our most and least favourite winter activities. We learned words like frightful, delightful, corn for popping, carols, snowflake, and blizzard. We then listened to "Let it Snow" while completing some comprehension questions. We listened again and filled in the lyrics. 

In the second half of class, we spoke about Christmas pictures and imagined ourselves in them and then reported back on what our partners said. We did a reading about the steps to cutting snowflakes and then had a contest to see who could cut the best snowflake to decorate the room with. Finally, we played Christmas taboo. 



Today in class we learned about the order of adjectives and why we say "nice, new, yellow shoes" rather than "new, yellow, nice shoes." Students learned OSASCOMP to remember the order of adjectives which means: opinion, size, age, shape, colour, origin, material, and purpose. We brainstormed various adjectives for each category and then completed a worksheet and adjective ordering speaking exercise. We then created sentences about everyday objects. 

We also completed Unit 6: This is Special to Me. We did the vocabulary and listening exercise on page 36. We also completed the reading exercise on page 38. To finish class, we raced the clock to check our grammar with a board game. 

Suggested homework is the purple writing box on page 39. Students should write about treasure or their favourite item using the order of adjectives. 



Today in class we talked about Thanksgiving. We learned some holiday related words like cranberry, feast, gravy, thankful, wreath, acorn, and relatives. We competed in a scavenger hunt to solve clues with the words. Students did some speaking practice by playing "Taboo" with the vocabulary.

We also learned about the Pilgrim's voyage on the Mayflower to colonize in Massachusetts by reading a story about the history of Thanksgiving. Students completed a listening exercise with the reading and then did some comprehension questions about what they read and heard. Finally, we did a team trivia game all about Thanksgiving.


Today in class students completed the Geography: Rivers section of the textbook on pages 28 and 29. We did a reading exercise with different "stations" around the room. We read about the longest rivers on four continents and completed some comprehension questions. We did a listening exercise about the longest river in America. Students learned words such as rainfall, erosion, bank, flow, basin, and confluence.

Students completed a small group project about a river in the Czech Republic and then presented it to the class. The other groups were asked to recall facts from the presentations. To finish off class we reviewed and practice the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives. 


Today in class we had a big review of units 1-4. We reviewed all of the grammar including: present simple and continuous, past simple and continuous, and state verbs. We played our "Jeopardy" review game to practice all of the grammar and vocabulary. It was competitive and fun!

In the second part of class, students took the unit 1-4 test. To finish, we did some class speaking practice. Well done everyone!


Today in class we completed Unit 4: Homes. Students discussed the idea of "home is where the heart is." We had a short debate on why this is or isn't true. We then spoke about having a "staycation" or a holiday at home. Students thought of some pros and cons for this and we all agreed that seeing new places is best. We did the vocabulary and reading exercises on page 24. We learned and practiced words like sink, roof, basement, cottage, palace, and flat block.

We reivewed and practiced the past simple and past continuous tenses. Students reviewed the structure, uses, differences, and keywords associated with these. We also brainstormed some past irregular verbs. We played a board game using past continuous with specific times.

Finally, we did pages 26 and 27 of the book and spoke about strange and unusual homes. Students did a short writing about an unusual home they would like and shared it with the class.

Don't forget that next week is your review and there will be a test on 15.11



Students learned about Halloween today. We brainstormed Halloween related vocabulary and learned some new words like fangs, cemetary, ghoul, haunted, and werewolf. Students did a reading/listening exercise from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. We listened to ingredients and steps of making potions and then students created their own and presented them to the class.

In the second half we did some pair speaking work about Halloween celebrations and traditions. We did some memory exercises with Halloween pictures from "The Nightmare before Christmas." We reviewed parts of speech and their functions and then listening to "This is Halloween" and wrote adverbs, adjectives, verbs/irregular verbs, etc. To end classs, students worked with groups to create a Halloween party including food they'll have, games, and costumes.



Today in class we completed Unit 3: Travel. We brainstormed some travel related vocabulary and did the reading exercise about Amelia Earheart on page 20. We reviewed past tense and irregular verbs. We did a sentence board race to practice these and corrected each other's work. 

We did the listening exercises on pages 21 and 22 about travel, tourists, guests, and visitors. We did some pair speaking about travel and then recalled what our partners said in a writing exercise. To end class we played an online game for our textbook called "Sentence Stacker."

Suggested homework is page 149 exercises 1 and 2.



Today in did the Culture section of our books on pages 18 and 19. We reviewed countries, nationalities, and languages and then brainstormed what we knew about the USA. We also talked about how we think life in Czech Republic and America are similar and different. Students competed in the trivia quiz on page 18 and then we discussed the map. We talked about the difference between country and state.

Students did the reading exercise on page 19 about California, Texas, New York, and Florida. We made stations around the room to recall facts from the reading about each state. Students worked in pairs to create internet research projects about one of the 50 states. Our class chose Virginia, Minnesota, Alabama, and New Mexico. Students presented their projects while others listened for key information such as: state nickname, animal, plant, and population. 


Today in class we talked about Earth, landforms, and the environment. Students discussed how they think the world and weather in changing and what the landscape of Czech Republic is. We completed Unit 2 page 14.

We also reviewed state verbs such as enjoy, like, need, know, and love. We discussed why these cannot be used in the present continuous tense and completed the grammar assignments on page 15. 

To end class we discussed and brainstormed animals. We completed the listeniing on page 16. We played some speaking games to review the vocabulary we learned. 



Today in class we played some games to learn about our classmates' summer holidays. We did a listening lesson with "Kid President." After some listening games, we made our own list of ways to make class awesome. To finish class, we talked about some of the things we learned last year and some new goals for this year. See you next week!



Today we played some getting to know you games with our group and did some speaking practice about likes/dislikes, hobbies, school, and things we are good at. We all discussed and brainstormed things that we would like to learn about this year.

In the second half of class, we talked about rules, good students, and good teachers. We created our class rules and signed contracts. We prepared our portfolios that will be used at the beginning of each class. Finally, we learned about our new reward system of collecting tickets that can be used to by treats and experiences every six weeks!


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