7th grade 2


Hannah Straavaldson

tel.: +420 777 432 515
email: hmstraavaldson@hotmail.com


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Today in class we focused on writing skills, using the topic of Christmas for inspiration. First we discussed the homework, which was to pick our favorite Christmas carol and explain what it is about to the class. From there, we returned to the carol “Let it Snow” and acted out the verses for each other, and the best actor won a ticket : ) Then we wrote our own funny parody verses of the song and performed them for the rest of the class. In the second half of class, we talked about traditions in the Czech Republic on the 24th, 25th, and 26th of December, and then we had a contest to match eight Christmas traditions to eight different countries. At the end of class, we quickly reviewed the format of an informal letter, and talked about the homework assignment.

Homework: write a letter to Ježíšek using the letter format we talked about in class.


Today in class we focused on the theme of Christmas. Before we started, we finished our travel project from our last class. Then we worked together to think of Christmas vocabulary to talk about the holiday, and we did an art project to make the classroom feel more festive :) We were given only four materials to make a present that can hold pieces of paper (for a later project!) At the end of class, we listened the the Christmas carol "Let it Snow," looked at the lyrics, and discussed what the song was about.


Homework: Find a Christmas carol in English and explain what it is about (who, what, when, where, why?)



Today in class we finished unit 5, and then did a small project. First, we reviewed a bit about the adjectives and adverbs we practiced last week, and then wrote sentences using the adjective, adverb, and comparative and superlative adverb for our chosen word. Then we continued with talking about travel by planning a trip through five countries, and researching a natural and man-made destination at each. At the end of class, we talked a bit about different activities you can do on a holiday.


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 we wrote down 5 things we remember doing in class so far this year, and then took a small test to see how much we remember what we worked on in Units 1-4 of the textbook. In the second half of class, we thought of as many school subjects as we could as a class, and then played a game in teams to choose six subjects we would include to create and present a school schedule. At the end of class, we did a fun review activity practicing adjectives, adverbs, comparative adverbs and superlative adverbs.
Homework: finish the sentences by selecting the correct word/phrase 
*Miss Hannah will be gone next week, so you will be with Miss Adrienne's class! :)


Today in class we did a series of competitions in small teams to practice everything we've learned so far and prepare for the Unit 1-4 quiz next class. We went over animals using a matching game, and also worked on geography and holiday vocabulary, the present simple and continuous, adjectives, and also a bit of speaking practice. 
Homework: review the first four units of the textbook, and look at pgs 30-31 :)


Today in class we focused on the theme of Halloween, since the holiday was this week! First we raced to think of as many words related to Halloween, and then watched a clip from a Halloween movie and tried to recognize and name as many things as we could. We also analyzed and made up background stories for the painting “The Scream”. We played an acting/explaining/drawing game to get others on our team to guess the secret word. 
In the second half of class, we looked up information about the holiday "Dia de los Muertos" in Mexico, and compared it to our traditions in the Czech Republic. In the end, we talked about “what we could/should/might do if…..” for different spooky situations. Today we also chose Halloween stickers and candy using the tickets we earned, since today is also Treat Day!



Today in class we practiced describing things, such as crazy houses. We wrote down descriptions of one of the unusual houses and tried to guess which one each of us chose. Then, we designed our perfect bedroom with a given budget, and we had to pick our furniture while staying in the budget.

In the second part of class, we talked about geography, specifically rivers. We brainstormed some famous rivers around the world, and also talked about ones that we know in the Czech Republic. We read about different ways rivers are formed, and in the end had a speed quiz to remember some facts about the River Thames in the UK.

Homework: imagine and “design” your perfect Halloween costume, to share at the beginning of next class :)


Today in class we talked about what makes a good holiday. We read about "The Worst Holiday" on pg 22, talked about what happened and how it could be even worse. We did some practice with using the past simple and the past continuous together on pg 23, and then told a crazy story together using both tenses. In the second half of class, we had a competition with filling in missing words in short messages, and also raced to write down something we were doing at different times in the past, using the past continuous. 

Homework: write down 5 adjectives for each picture on pg 24, using the words provided AND your own ideas. Also think about another unusual kind of house to describe in class next week.


We talked about travelling, and all the different ways we can travel. We read some information about the pilot Amelia Earhart on page 20, and imagined what happened to her and the navigator. We reviewed past simple verbs and did some practice on page 21, and did a spelling race to remember how to write the past tense of regular and irregular verbs. We also “visited” the United States on page 18, and played a guessing game with a US map to match states to their names. Finally, we each read about a famous state on page 19, and found information about the state’s animal, plant, and nickname.

Homework: choose a state you are interested in, and find out more information about it (nickname, state animal and plant, other interesting facts).


Today we talked about the natural world. We described our favorite natural places and spoke about them, and played a guessing game to practice some new vocabulary about nature. We read an article about the Earth changing in different parts of the world. Finally, we did some practice with thinking/feeling/owning verbs (which we don't usually use with be + verbing) and action verbs (which we can use with be + verbing). 

The homework is to write two sentences about ourselves using thinking/feeling/owning verbs, and two sentences about what we are doing at the moment, using action verbs.



Today we combined classes with all 7th graders. Miss Hannah is on holiday and will be back for our next class. 

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. Finally, we prepared our portfolios that will be used at the beginning of each class. 




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