Blue Whales

Blue whales

Teacher:

Hannah Straavaldson

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

   

 

Welcome to the new school year 2018-2019!



On this website, you will learn what the pupils did at the English lessons, what homework they were assigned to, what they had to do for the tests, and also learn about other important information about the lessons. Therefore, we ask that you review this site regularly. If you have any further questions, you can always call  or  email us.

* Super Minds * Dear Parents, we would like to note that the Super Minds curriculum consists of two parts - the first part forms the basis (mandatory) and the second part is superstructure (complementary). The course was designed to suit different types of English programs and to adapt to them depending on how many hours of English each week the children have. In our case, when we have four hours a week, we are able to discuss the basic part (the first six pages of each lesson), but the second part (the other six pages in each lesson) have very little or no time at all. For this reason, you often find the omitted pages in the Student's Book and Workbook textbooks. Teachers of your children will always publish a home assignment on their website so that you can check if your child is discussing a substance that is required. As far as the remaining pages and exercises are concerned, of course we will encourage the pupils to develop them at home if they so wish. Teachers inspect these pages and exercises, and pupils receive extra stars for them as a reward for their efforts. Student's Book includes an interactive DVD-ROM containing animated storybook stories, interactive games and activities including karaoke songs designed for homework.

Here are the instructions  for registering with the  Cambridge Learning Management System . You can find the code to activate within the Workbook textbook. These are complementary activities to a textbook that are designed for homework. We do not work with them in the lessons. 

 

DECEMBER

12.12

Today in class the students wrote in their portfolios to practice using numbers in order (first, fifth, eleventh, twentieth, etc...). They completed sentences with the correct word, spelled correctly. Then we compared and corrected answers as a class (i.e. May is the fifth month of the year).

As a class, we did a listening exercise on SB pg48 about a birthday party. The students listened for the details, and then filled in the missing information.

We discussed what makes a good party (place, people, time, food, presents, activities, etc). Then in groups, the class used these guidelines to plan their own perfect party.

Each group presented their plan to the class, and the audience asked questions about their ideas.

On SB pg49, the students read about a scientist who makes food for the future. Then the students were inspired to “invent” their own food of the future. They worked in pairs to create four new foods, using the structure “If you pour/put ______ on the ______ pill, you get ______”.

Homework: WB pgs51 & 55, SB pg52

Password: fun lesson

**NOTE: Monday, December 17th, is Star Store!!

10.12

Today in class the students corrected the homework due today, WB pgs 46-48. We did a variety of activities to correct the homework and practice some of the new vocabulary and grammar. The students also received their graded Unit Three tests, and asked questions about points they missed.

In their portfolios, the students wrote down 4-5 ideas about how food will be different in the future (what it looks like, how we eat it, what it tastes like, etc.) Then they shared their ideas and also guessed when it will be like this (in 2019, 2030, 2050, 2100, 2500).

As a class we played a game to practice ordinal numbers (first, second, third, fourth, etc...). We went around in a circle saying the numbers, but every third number they had to say “buzz”. If someone made a mistake, we had to start again ;)

We practiced how to use numbers to talk about place (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc…) with a puzzle. They worked together to solve the word puzzle, to see who was first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth place in a race. Then they practiced saying dates with some trivia questions about holidays and other special days.

Homework: complete WB pgs51 and 55, SB pg52Due Monday, December 17th. (if you will already be off on holiday, your homework is due the first class of the new year)

Password: tiny tower

05.12

Today in class the students brought their notes about the musician or band they chose to research, as well as a picture or photograph. With these materials, they had some time to prepare their presentation to the class.

In their portfolios, they wrote down notes for their presentation, using the information they found and recorded on their Musician Biography worksheet.

The students took turns presenting to the class. They gave some information about the musician or band, some history, and some personal opinions about music and their chosen topic. Then the audience asked the presenter some questions about the topic, the presenter's favourite music, etc. The presentations were great today--good work, everyone! : )

In the second half of class, we focused on “rhythm”. We looked at SB pg42 to introduce the idea of rhythm, and we practiced clapping the rhythms together.

Then, on SB pg43, the students used the examples to make their own rhythms using English words, which they performed for the class.

At the end, we read some poems with special rhythms on WB pg43. The students had to guess which poem it was based on the rhythm they heard, and then we clapped the rhythms and said the poems together as a group.

Homework: complete WB pgs46-48. Due Monday, December 10th

Password: rhythm day

03.12

Today in class the students corrected the homework due today, WB pg41. They also showed their work on the Musician Biography to the teacher to receive their homework star.

We worked through the “extra homework” as a class (WB pg37 and SB pg121), which reviewed the important topics for the Unit Three Test. Students who completed it for extra stars shared their work with those who didn’t complete the extra homework.

Together, we reviewed and practiced for the test today with some games and competitions adapted from WB pg44.

The students completed the Unit Three Test in class. After they finished the test and double-checked their work, they had time to look at the library and check out a book if they wanted.

Homework: complete WB pgs46-48, which practices vocabulary about eating and things in the kitchen, and using numbers in order (first, second, third, fourth, etc) in different ways. Due Monday, December 10th

Password: singer

**Note: for class on Wednesday, PLEASE remember to bring your musician biography form, so you have information for your short talk to the class!

**Note: They have two weeks to complete a book report and return the book to the library. The due date for the library books and book reports is Monday, December 17th. All library books MUST be returned before winter holiday!!

NOVEMBER

28.11

Today the November STUDENT OF THE MONTH award was given to Luisa, for always coming to class with her homework fully completed, and always with a positive and helpful attitude. Great work!

The students practiced telling time in English by playing a game. They each had cards with a clock or words on it, and they had to talk with their classmates to find the match.

In their portfolios, the students wrote three times into words. They used these times to write three sentences about their pretend weekend plans, using the structure “I’m going to _____.

On SB pg38, the students looked at the pictures and guessed what would happen in the story. Then, as a class, we read the story in a dramatic way. Students switched between reading and acting out different characters in the story, which was very fun to listen to and watch : )

We talked about the positives and negatives of being famous, and the group had some very good ideas to share.

Each student got a piece of paper with a different role on it (electric guitar player, bass guitar player, drummer, lead singer, backing singer, bodyguard, dancer), and they had to plan a holiday for their person. They used the structure “He/She is going to _____” or “He/She is not going to _____” to list five plans. Then they shared their ideas with their classmates, and the others had to guess what the person’s job was.

Homework: complete WB pg41; worksheet about a musician/band. Due December 3rd

Password: test day!

**NOTE: to further prepare for the Unit Three Test on Monday, Dec 3rd (and to earn extra stars!), finish WB pg37 and SB pg121 : )

26.11

Today in class the students corrected their homework together (WB pgs 38-40). Everyone participated in various activities and shared their ideas with each other.

In their portfolios, the students practiced writing time in English. They answered when they were going to do different things this Wednesday (i.e. wake up, leave for school, go to English, eat lunch, etc.). They wrote the time in words (i.e. at half past six; at quarter to twelve; at twenty-five to nine, etc.), which was a bit challenging sometimes :)

We reviewed how to tell time in English, especially using the words "half", "quarter", "to", "past", "___ o'clock". We also used toy clocks and moved the short and long hands to practice :)

The students played a game in teams to practice using spoken time to write the time in numbers. The teacher said a time (twenty to ten), and the students raced to write the time (9.40).

On WB pg37 #1 they practiced writing time. Students who finished quickly also looked ahead and worked on #2, 3.

At the end of class, we talked about the homework, the extra practice, and THE UNIT THREE TEST ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 3RD.

Homework: complete WB pg41. To begin our Unit Three project, complete the worksheet with your research on a musician / band / singer you like (they can be Czech--it doesn’t have to be an English-speaking musician). This research will be used to give a 2-minute presentation in class on Wednesday, December 5th, so it is very important that you have it ready in class on Monday to use! You can also use SB pg44 for ideas on what to write. Due Monday, December 3rd.

Password: unicorn

**NOTE: for extra practice (and extra stars!!), you can complete WB pg37 to practice time, or SB pg 121 to prepare for the Unit Three Test.

21.11

Today in class students focus on the topic of "Thanksgiving Celebrations".

In their portfolios , students wrote down as many words related to Thanksgiving as they could in two minutes, and then compared their answers with a partner.

The students solved a logic puzzle related to Thanksgiving dinner in teams. The clues were very challenging, but in the end we found the solution :)

We watched a video about the history of the Thanksgiving Parade in New York City. The students looked for different vocabulary words during the video (parade, float, marching band, balloon, cheerleader, route, character, clown, dance performer, celebrity, musician). They raised their hands whenever they saw one of the items on the vocabulary list.

For inspiration for their project, students watched a "behind the scenes" video about the parade, seeing how the parade is planned and organized. 

Every student had to plan and float for the Thanksgiving parade. They need a) a character, b) a celebrity, c) a balloon, d) a float, and e) a parade route. They wrote down their ideas, and used their extra time to draw and sketch of their plan.

Each student presented their idea for their float. They gave a short description of what their float looks like and shared their sketch with the class.

Homework: complete SB pg38-40. Due Monday, November 26th

Password: marvel

19.11

Today in class students have corrected the homework , WB pgs 34-36 . We went over the correct answers in the classroom and reviewed some of the vocabulary and grammar of Unit 3.

In their portfolios , the students talked about their favorite type of music , and why they like it so much. Then they shared their thoughts with the rest of the class.

We looked at SB pg34 and the students called out what they saw, and what they thought was happening in the picture. Then they completed the  listening exercise  on pg 34, # 2 to check if their ideas were correct.

In pairs, the students read aloud an interview on SB pg35 . One student was the interviewer and the other was the rock star Suzy. The students looked for details in the interview, and underlined when one of the characters used " going to ______ ". We talked about how the structure " going to " is used, and why they used it in the interview.

At the end of class, pairs of students used the prompts on SB pg35, # 3 to have interviews . One student was the "interviewer", and one student was the "famous musician" they picked themselves :)

Homework: complete all of the WB pgs 38-40 , practicing the musical vocabulary, reading skills, telling time in English, and writing questions. Due Monday, November 26th.

Password: Elvis

14.11

Today in class the students responded in their portfolios about eight rules they have at home . They used ideas from SB pg25 and practiced using the structure " I have to ____ " and " I do not have to ____ ".

Today, the students have " to " and " do not have to " with different activities. The students looked at a comic of aliens in their houses and wrote sentences about their crazy house rules. Then they acted out the pictures for other students to guess and describe using " have to ".

We had a Crazy Rules Competition: students created five crazy house rules and presented them to the class. Then the students voted for the craziest rule , and that student won a song to play during break. :)

Further this practice "have to" and "do not have to", the students talked about requirements for different jobs (a doctor, a teacher, etc.) We played a game of Where The teacher gave clues (You have to have lots of training, you have to bring your passport to work) and students have tried to guess the job as fast as they could (It's a pilot!). The students got points for guessing, and we played several rounds of the game.

Homework: complete WB pgs 34-36, due Monday, November 19thWe shortly talked about the homework pages, and all exercises on these pages should be completed at home and ready to be corrected on Monday, Nov. 19th.

Password: job--DJ

12.11

Today in class we corrected the homework together in class. We looked at SB pg23 and WB pg27, which worked on the Unit 2 vocabulary and grammar. Students switched books and corrected each others’ work.

The students did some activities and games to practise for the Unit 2 Test. The students worked in teams to correctly spell unit 2 vocabulary on the board, given a tip from the teacher (i.e. It is an animal that lives in trees, and is very slow--a sloth).

The students worked in teams at their desks to find errors in sentences on WB pg32, part 2. Then they wrote their own creative sentences in part 3, practicing using "have to/ don't have to" correctly.

The students completed the Unit 2 exam. When they finished the exam, they double-checked their own answers and turned in their test to the teacher.

Everyone took some time going through the EATS library and students checked out a book if they wanted. Library books are due in two weeks, on November 26th. If you complete a quality book report when you return your book, you can earn two extra stars!

Homework: complete WB pgs 34-36, due Monday, November 19th. Please look over the homework pages before next class so you can ask questions if you need!

Password: library

**NOTE: Here are some photos from the Halloween Party! We all had a fun time, and the costumes were brilliant!

07.11

Today in class the students checked in with the teacher about their homework which is due on Monday.

In their portfolios, the students did a listening practice with large numbers. They listened to a recording, and had to write down the numbers correctly.

As part of the "Save the Rainforest" unit, the students took a quiz on WB pg30. Then they checked their answers with the text on SB pg30, which we read together in class.

As a short group project, the students worked together to create a poster with a "Save the Rainforest" theme. They had to create a motto, write some information they learned about the rainforest, and draw pictures to make the poster more interesting. Then they presented thei work to the teacher.

To become more familiar with wildlife diversity in the rainforests, the students did a listening practice with animal trivia cards on SB pg28. They listened to and wrote down information about the Goliath Spider and Bengal Tiger (i.e. where they live, how big they are, what they eat, how long they live).

Homework: finish WB pg27 ALL about how to be polite in different cultures; complete SB pg23, #1 to practice reading skills and understanding numbers in numerical and written form. Due on Monday, Nov. 12.

Password: glasses

NOTE: TEST ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH

05.11

Today in class we presented the October Student of the Month Award to Martin, for coming to class prepared with his books and homework and a positive attitude. Congratulations!

In their portfolios, they practiced writing numbers between numerical and written form. Then they checked their answers with the rest of the class. (i.e. 2 000 000 --> two million; three hundred fifty six --> 356).

Today we focused on the story, "The Present", on SB pg26-27. The students looked at the pictures and used the vocabulary they learned to talk about what they saw, and then predicted what would happen in the story. 

We listened and read through the story together, stopping to talk about what was happening. We also talked about new or unfamiliar words we read in the text.

After we finished reading the story, the students formed groups to put sentences from the story in order quickly. Then they used the work to retell the story.

Part of the story is about being polite in different cultures , so we talked about what people do in the Czech Republic to be polite and friendly. To introduce the homework assignment on WB pg27 , we looked at the pictures and decided what they were doing in the pictures to be polite or rude in Thailand

Homework : finish  WB pg27 ALL about how to be polite in different cultures; complete  SB pg23, # 1 to practice reading skills and understanding numbers in numerical and written form.

Password:  nerds

OCTOBER

31.10

Today in class we worked through the  homework , which was the worksheet about large numbers, and  WB pg 24, # 1 and # 3 . The students asked questions and checked their answers.

Today was  Halloween Day  in class, so in their  portfolios they unscrambled 12 halloween words ( pumpkin, spider, ghost, jack o lantern, witch, blood, bones, haunted house, monster, autumn, trick or treat, skeleton ).

On a piece of paper, the students followed directions to make a Haunted House scene. The teacher gave them things to draw, and the students put them in the correct place in their Halloween scene (i.e. "There is a black cat on the roof" or "There is a ghost in the left downstairs window of the house"). Then the students compared and shared their drawings with their classmates.

In the second half of class, the students created Halloween art projects. While they worked, they also listened to songs in English that have a Halloween theme : )

The students used wooden sticks and string to create their own spider web, and then put spiders on the web when they finished. 

They had the choice to either a) design a Halloween costume and make a list of things they need to make it, or b) create an origami Jack o' Lantern and draw and face on it in when they finished. 

Homework: none! 

Have a great Halloween, and see you on Friday for the Halloween Party!

24.10

Today in class the students brought in and shared their forms.

We talked about the Unit 1 test, and the students looked at their results and asked questions.

In their portfolios, they wrote about a game I play, and the rules about how to play it.

We talked about the game on SB pg24. First, the students imagined the rules for the game. Then, they listened to two kids talk about the rules and how to play.

In two groups, the students made 5 rules for a new game, "Anaconda!" or "Anthony the Anteater", using the phrase You have to ________. In the second hour, the students shared the rules of their new game to the class.

We talked about what an "adventure", a "tour", and a "guide" are, and the students made a list of all the things they would need to go on an adventure in the mountains.

They listened to a conversation about a tour in the rainforest, from SB pg25. They had to listen closely to know what the man has to bring on his tour, and what he doesn't have to bring.

In two groups, the students picked a place for their own adventure. They thought of a list of 2 things they have to do, 6 things they have to bring, and 5 things they don't have to bring for their tour in the a) desert, or b) underwater. Then they presented the tour information to the class and the other group asked questions.

Homework: complete the worksheet about large numbers, and WB pg 24, #1 and #3, practicing the structure "I (don't) have to" and some vocabulary. Due on Wednesday.

Password: the desert

22.10

Today in class we were with Mr Ryans' class, since we were visiting The Star Store!

In their portfolios, they answered the question: What are three fun things you did last weekend?Then the students shared the highlights of their weekend with the class.

We made a mind map on the board around the word "rainforest", and the students, in groups, thought of 6 words related to a rainforest. They wrote their ideas on the board, and then everyone compared answers.

In the second half of class, we looked at SB pg22 to learn the new vocabulary (creeper, jaguar, beak, toucan, anaconda, pool, branch, anteater, sloth).

To practice vocabulary, the teams played Scattergories. With the five categories (country, plant, reptile, mammal, bird), the students had to think of a word that starts with the same letter as the one given by the teacher. (i.e. "C"--Chile, cactus, crocodile, cat, cockatoo). 

At the end of class, the students split into two teams for a board race to practice large numbers--the teacher called out a number, and two students raced to point to the number first.

Homework: the form is due on Friday

Password: one

17.10

Today in class the students went over any of the homework questions they had from WB pgs 14, 16, 20, and 21 #3. As a quick review and warmer, the students played some games on the smartboard to practice spelling unit 1 vocabulary and to make sentences using the past continuous tense.

In pairs, the students did some competitions to complete exercises practicing past continuous grammar and spelling verbs ending in -ing

In the second half of class, the students who completed a comic strip from last class presented for an extra star!

We talked about what a "form" is and what kind of information is usually on them. We looked as some examples in SB pg21 and what forms are used for. The students came up with some creative ways someone could use a form, and then they spent time creating their own form for a specific purpose (for a special club, a field trip, etc). 

Homework: fill in the form for 1) you, 2) a friend/family member/etc, and 3) an imagined "person" (a pet, an animal, a character, etc.)

15.10

Today in class we talked shortly about the topics they covered, and the homework due by today. In their portfolios, they wrote about: What are three things you learned about natural disasters from the presentations last lesson?

The students decided they would like to take the unit test today. To practice the past continuous tense, they wrote their own ideas to complete the sentences on WB pg 20, #3 and shared their crazy and funny ideas with the class.

To practice the unit vocabulary, partners completed the word scramble on WB pg 21, #1 and then created their own word scrambles using the vocabulary list for unit 1.

In the second hour, the students completed the Unit One Test in class, and at the end of the lesson could choose to either play an acting game with different verbs or create an original comic strip.

Homework: WB pg 21 #3; complete a 5-box comic strip about ANY character about their "typical day". **FOR AN EXTRA STAR** complete with colour, text and drawings, and present to the class on Wednesday!

Password: test day

10.10

At the beginning of the class we started with checking the homework in the workbook.

SuperMinds: workbook p.17 - listening

Presentation of the homework 'Natural Disaster' - students have received a sheet of paper and they were explained how to make bullet points for an oral presentation. Each of them prepared 5-10 bp and most have drawn an illustration for their presentation (on the other side of the paper) too. Each student then stood up in front of the class and gave a short presentation about a historical natural disaster of their choice and other students eventually asked some questions.

At the end we watched a short video about a hurricane being born and a reconstruction of the Vesuvius eruption in Pompeii.

HW: To complete all unfinished HW in workbook and in SB assigned over the past weeks, otherwise no HW today as students have prepared fun and engaging presentations independently. A weekend to celebrate!

NOTE: we are taking a unit test on Monday October 15 :)

8.10

At the beginning of the class we wanted to check our hw and work with it but as very few people brought the homework completed, we talked about 'What fabulous things was I doing and what was I studying over the weekend?' (to practice present continuous). The task was 'give me a great excuse' (and finish your homework later).

MDR/portfolio: What were you doing a) 20 mins ago? b) last night at 6:30pm? c) 8:30 am this morning?

SuperMinds SB: pg.14 and 15 - we looked at the pictures of the story and talked about them, guessing the storyline and situations, where and when it is happening. Then we listened to the story and checked on the unknown vocabulary. On pg.15 we did excercises 3 and 4. We scenically read the story, each student having a role.

By the end of the class each student got a word assigned via flash cards and they had to use it to create a sentence in past continuous that sounds true also using a time indication preferably (last week, this morning, two days ago etc.). Others had to guess whether this statement was true or false (a bluff)

HW: Wednesday bring last week's workbook HW + SB (student book) pg. 16 + disaster (due today originally), Monday bring WB (workbook) pg. 14 and 20

 

3.10

MDR/portfolio: What did you do last evening? (Write at least three sentences.)

HW: Checking HW assigning new hw - pg.11 exc. 2,3 & pg.13 (all)

Music genres: ''Hip hop, hip hop - Tereza, Tereza' (a popular name game in a circle - students lap twice presenting a genre and twice presenting a name of another student in the circle and so 'pass the word' - we tried to name as many music genres as possible and then wrote them on a board.

SM student book: pg.12 - we read the lyrics and tried to see which words might not be correct, then listened twice and substituted the incorrect words in lyrics and then sang the song. We read a short article about punk rock and had a conversation about this genre + listened to short music clips by Ramones and The Clash.

'What did you do yesterday at 6:30 pm? Do you have any proof?' :)

Extra Practice sheet - who stole the money? bank robbery detectiv work excercise - in pairs

Spelling race between two teams - practicing -ing forms (gerundium) of verbs presented by the teacher (verbs finishing with -e: move, bake, wake, dance - moving, baking, waking, dancing...)

In the end of the class we played a miming game using -ing forms. 'What is s/he doing?' and imagination: 'S/he is riding My Little Pony in the Alps.'

 

1.10

Today we have started a lesson with MDR/portfolio work. A question students copied and tried to answer was 'What is a natural disaster?' And we named together types of natural disasters we know (avalanche, earthquake, flood, tornado, hurricane, volcanic eruption, drought, blizzard, wildfire).

We stepped back to bookwork briefly to check a due homework in workbook (pg.5, pg.6 exc.3, pg.7). Most pupils had majority finished and correct, but some need to correct some mistakes/misunderstanding we have explained and/or finish an excercise. They should do it until Wednesday.

We had a short 'wake up' break to shake our bodies to Gnarls Barkley's song Run (I'm a natural disaster): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5quAcFIDAMQ

We have returned to the desks to work on pg.10 (SM student book), learning new vocabulary and completing sentences in excercise 2 from listening.

Pupils worked further in groups of two/three and asked questions in past tense with time specification (using time phrases - yesterday, last week, in the summer, 1st September etc.)

We sat in a circle and students in small groups replied to the survival quiz - we verified the correct answers together.

HW: For the following Monday (8th), look at the pg.16, SM student book and think/find a natural disaster that happened in the past. Write 5 facts about it in English! (We will use this homework to develop into a short presentation project later, 12th Oct.)

 

SEPTEMBER 

26.09

Today in class the students answered these questions about their school day in their portfolios: 1) How was school today? 2) What did you do at school today? 3) Did you have a good time? 4) Why was it a good/bad day? Then they walked around the classrooms and interviewed each other, and shared what they learned with the class.

The students quickly finished their poster (finally!), and then we looked at pg 7 in their books to further practice asking and answering questions in the past simple verb tense.

We also to review some emotions vocabulary. We also played a fast game where one student made an expression, and another student had to guess what the other person was thinking.

In the second half of class, the students listened to and read a story on pgs 8-9. We talked about what happened in the story, what the characters did, and how the story ended. They also talked about what they thought happened after the story finished.

Afterwards, they played a game on the smartboard to practice making past simple questions, and we played a game at the whiteboard where the students, in two teams, had to write the correct past simple form of the verb given by the teacher (i.e. change “have” --> “has”).

At the end of class, they split into two teams and created their own crazy experiments, which they presented to the class.

Homework: from the workbook-- pg 8 #3, 4, pg 9 ALL

Password: computer

24.09

Today in class the students compared their homework, which was a scavenger hunt to find different things in the student's book. Then they completed the portfolio assignment: name as many school subjects as you can in two minutes.

We started working from the student's book today, with an introduction of the characters, and we started with the topic, "Science Lesson". We went over the vocabulary experiment, shelf, goggles, instructions, apron, explosion, bubbles, test tube, liquid, gloves, powder, and the students shared ideas about the definitions, and checked with the teacher when they were unsure.

The students played a game where the students moved around a room to show their feelings about different school subjects (love, dislike, neutral, etc), which they really enjoyed :)

In the second half of the lesson, the students completed a logic puzzle on pg 5. Then the students listened to a student's book song about time travel, and followed along with the lyrics on pg 6. Then everyone discussed the meaning and vocabulary of the song.

To finish the class, everyone worked hard to complete the class poster for the Blue Whales, which all were very eager to make sure it looked nice : )

Homework: from the workbook--ALL of pg 5, exercise#3 of pg 6, ALL of pg 7

Password: DJ

19.09

Today in class the students completed their first portfolio assignment: 1. What are three things you like about EATS? 2. What is one thing you want to change? 

They shared their homework, three facts about blue whales, with a fun game, and those who finished the extra postcard work presented to the class.

In the Tour of the Textbook, they split into groups and had to guess the theme and possibly vocabulary based on the three unit titles they were given. 

In the second half of class, they shared some ideas for the Blue Whales poster. Everyone planned out their ideas using pencil, and together began designing, drawing, and colouring. 

Homework: to become more familiar with the book, find 1 person, 2 pictures, 3 places, 4 things, and 5 vocabulary words in the student's book. (these responses can be anything found in the book)

Password: alphabet

17.09

Today in class the students introduced themselves and talked a bit about what they did over the summer, so we could all get to know each other better:)

We reviewed the rules, and how stars, homework, and classroom jobs work. The students each got their new portfolio and spent some time writing their name and decorating the front cover.

In the second half of class, the students all shared what they know about bullying, and we reviewed some of the problems and solutions for different bullying situations. Then the students completed an activity where they had to ask other students about their opinions, and shared their responses with the group. Finally, we all agreed as a class to prevent bullying, and signed a "No Bullying Allowed" certificate.

At the end of class, students talked a bit about the group animal, the blue whale, and what they know about it.

Homework: find 3 interesting facts about the class animal, the Blue Whale, share and use next class on our team poster! (also, finish the postcard if you have not already, for an extra star!)

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