Grizzly Bears

Grizly bears

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

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 Unit Four vocabulary and grammar. We worked as a class to practice writing and saying dates properly, and also did some problem-solving with calendars and a logic puzzle. We also reviewed some old vocabulary, such as the days of the week and the months of the year.

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 ;)

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

Password: potato

07.12

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.

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 pgs46-48Due Monday, December 10th

Password: Central Park

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: football

**Note: for class on Friday, 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 17thAll library books MUST be returned before winter holiday!!

NOVEMBER

30.11

Today the November STUDENT OF THE MONTH award was given to Natalie, for coming to class with her homework fully completed, and bringing everything she needs for class. 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 pg41worksheet about a musician/bandDue December 3rd

 

**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 :)

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.

Homeworkcomplete 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.

**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.

23.11

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).

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 paradeThey 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.

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

Password: float

19.11

Today in class students have  corrected the homeworkWB 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: Ondra and hamburger

16.11

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, students  have " to " and " do not have to "  with different activities. The students looked at  a comic  of aliens in their houses, and imagined the alien's crazy house rules. Using the pictures, they  shared the rules  using the " have to " structure .

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. :)

This is a practice to "have to" and "do not have to," the students talked about the  requirements for different jobs  (a doctor, a teacher, etc.) We  played a game  of Where the teacher gave clues 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.

The students then  created their own clues , based on whatever job they chose (a model, an astronaut, etc.) They made a list of 5 things the person has or does not have to do in their job. Each student shared their clues, and the rest of the class guessed the job.

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

NOTES: The students got their tests back today, and I hope everyone is very pleased with the results. Good job to all on the Unit Two Test! :)

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 other's work.

The students did some  activities and games  to  practice for Unit 2 Test . The students worked in teams to correctly  spell unit 2 vocabulary  on the board, given a tip from the teacher (ie, 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, 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 26thIf 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 19thPlease look over the homework pages before next class so you can ask questions if you need!

Password: boo!

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

09.11

Today in class the students practiced writing large numbers in their portfolios. The teacher read numbers to them, and they wrote them down in number form. Then they checked their answers as a group. 

To review rainforest vocabulary, we did some activities and games to practice. In teams, the students used a picture and some clues to revise vocabulary (beak, toucan, jaguar, anteater, anaconda, pool, creeper, branch, sloth).

They also played a game, True or False?. Someone said a fact about the rainforest (i.e. Sloths move very quickly; Anteaters don't like eating ants), and they had to move to the classroom cupboard if it's true, or to the classroom door if it's false.

In the second half of class, the students did a listening practice on SB pg28. The students looked at cards with information about different animals, and they listened for the missing information (name, where they live, what they eat, their size, how long they live). 

As a mini-project, the students chose an animal for an original fact card. They used information they knew, or asked the teacher to look up information on the internet, and they filled in information about their animal. Then they presented their data to the class.

Homework: complete WB pg27 ALL; SB pg23, #1Due Monday, Nov. 12

Password: crazy avocado

NOTE: Test on Monday, November 5th. To prepare, you can complete extra workbook pages for extra stars!!

05.11

Today in class we presented the October Student of the Month Award to Viola, for coming to class prepared with her 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: watermelon

02.11

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

Today is Halloween Day! To start, the students worked with Halloween vocabulary in their portfolios. The students unscrambled Halloween words in teams (skeleton, haunted house, blood, ghost, witch, bones, jack o lantern, pumpkin, trick or treat, monster, autumn, spider). Once they figured out their set of words, they explained their vocabulary words for other students to guess.

As a group, we created origami pumpkins. The students had to listen to directions carefully to properly make the pumpkin. Once they folded their origami pumpkin, they drew a jack o lantern face with an emotion (scary, scared, happy, sleepy, angry, excited, sad, cute, etc.)

In the second half of class, the students created a spider web using sticks and string. This was a problem-solving activity, because this is a very difficult task! Once they figured out how to create the web, they put spiders on the spider web.

The students drew a  haunted house  on a piece of paper. Then, the teacher told them where to draw different Halloween characters and objects . This was another listening practice where students had to understand and follow directions carefully . (ie there  is a ghost in the left upstairs window; there is a witch on a broomstick in front of the moon )

Homework : none! Enjoy the EATS Halloween Party today!

Password:  crazy Halloween

OCTOBER

26.10

Today in class the students presented their  comics and also turned into the worksheet due today.

In their  portfolios , they have completed these two sentences to practice the past continuous tense: 1) While my dog ​​_______, my brothers _________. 2) While I ________, the students _______.

The students who needed to  retook the 2nd listening section  of the  Unit 1 Test . Then they were given back their tests to bring home, including the additional section from today.

Today's topic was  How to Play a Game , so students thought of a game they often play, and had to think of 2 sentences to explain the game using the structure " You have to _______. "

In the second hour, the students did a listening exercise on SB pg24. They listened to two kids talk about how to play a game, and they had to listen for details about how to play the game "Jungle Jake". They also underlined every time they saw the phrase "have to".

In two teams, the students had to imagine rules for a new game. The teams were given the game titles "Anaconda!" and "Toucan Trees," and they made a list of 5 rules using the phrase "You have to ________."

Homework: the large numbers worksheet; WB pg24 #1, #3. Due next Friday, Nov. 2

Password: pineapple

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 the topic. 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: complete the worksheet practicing the past continuous for Friday. The comic is also due on Friday

Password: Harry's glasses

19.10

Today in class the students shared their homework from WB pg 20, #1, 2.

The students wrote in their portfolios about three things I want to do at the weekend, and then they read their ideas aloud to the class.

To prepare and review for Unit Test 1, everyone worked in groups to unscramble vocabulary words from unit 1. Then they created their own word scrambles using words from the SB.

In two groups, the students looked at pictures from WB pg 21, #3. First, they used their own words to describe what was happening in the pictures. Then, they used the sentence prompts to retell the story.

In the second hour, the students completed the Unit 1 Test.

Once they finished the test, they were given 10 minutes to develop a comic strip. The comic strip had five boxes, each with a different time. They had to draw and write about a character (their choice) and explain what they were doing at each time.

Homework: create an 8-box comic about any character. Each box must include a coloured drawing and a sentence or two about what is happening in the story. Due Friday, Oct 26th.

Password: always

**REMINDER** Star Store is on Monday, Oct. 22!

15.10

NOTE: Only two students completed their homework today. Remember, if you don't finish your homework, you lose a star for the day!

In their portfolios, the students wrote three questions they wanted to ask the presenters after their talks about a natural disaster.

Viola and Ester presented on the natural disaster they chose. After, the other students asked them about the topic and what it was like researching and preparing their presentation.

The students played a game on the smartboard to practice spelling the vocabulary words from unit 1.

In the second half of class, they worked together in pairs to finish a practice activity with the past continuous tense, and then they worked separately to fill in the correct past continuous verb for the sentences to make sense.

In pairs, the students worked on WB pg 20, #3 to complete the sentences in a crazy and funny way. Once they finished, they shared their crazy sentences with the class.

Homework: workbook pg 20 #1, 2

Password: green pig

REMEMBER TO COMPLETE YOUR HOMEWORK, SO THAT YOU ARE READY FOR THE UNIT ONE TEST ON FRIDAY!

12.10

Today in class the class revised vocabulary related to last class with the portfolio question: What is the scariest natural disaster, and why is it so scary?

NOTE: We talked about the homework due today, which only one student completed. Therefore we were not able to do our presentations today. The presentations have been rescheduled to Monday, Oct. 15.

Everyone reviewed different types of natural disasters and some information they know about each. The students participated in an acting game, where they had to act out a specific natural disaster and the other students had to correctly identify and name it. 

In the second half of class, the students completed a listening and speaking activity on pg 17 of the workbook in pairs.

In two teams, the students completed a quiz where the teacher described a situation and the students had to identify and correctly write the vocabulary word. 

Homework: complete workbook pg 16, #3 using complete ideas (don't just write one or two words!) Also, everyone MUST have their 5 facts about their chosen disaster written down and ready to share in the presentations on Monday.

Password: tree

NOTE: we are taking a unit test on Friday October 19 :)

8.10

MDR: What were you doing yesterday at 18:30?

Homework reminder: Bring in your 5 natural disaster facts if you haven't already enlightened

Story: Students predicted what would happen in the story based on what they saw in the pictures, then listened to the story. Key words: to erupt, to reach the top, Greece and Pompeii. Answered the follow up questions on page 15. Students then created skits about each portion of the story.

Card game: What were you doing at...?

Homework: WB page 11, activity 1 and 2, page 13 ALL - HW is due Friday

5.10

MDR: What did you do last evening?

We talked about the different music genres that exist and took a poll of our favourites. We also talked about what punk music is and common motifs in the music.

Song: SB pg. 12. Students corrected the verses and then wrote their own verses by substituting new words.

Detective worksheet: What were you doing? Key words: to prove, to lie, to break into, to steal - define the words

Homework check-in: 5 facts about a type of natural disaster

1.10

MDR: What are natural disasters? Write as many as you can think of.

Bookwork: popisování obrázku, diskuze nad přírodními pohromami, čtení článku a cvičení k němu

Nová slovíčka: Avalanche, landslide, earthquake, sinkhole, volcanic eruption, flood, tsunami, blizzard, drought, thunderstorm, hailstorm, heat wave, tornado, wildfire

Děti ve dvou skupinkách sestavovaly plán přežití za určitých přírodních pohrom, poté ho prezentovaly ostatním. Společně jsme si poté udělali kvíz, který zkoušel znalost různých plánů přežití.

HW: SB p. 16, find a natural disaster that happened in the past, and write 5 facts in English about it (you will present it on the 12th)

Password: cow

SEPTEMBER

24.09

Today in class the students compared their homework, which was a scavenger hunt to find different things in the student's book.

They completed the portfolio assignment, where they had to look at 10 pictures, and try to solve the mixed-up words to find the correct name for each picture. The new vocabulary is : shelf, goggles, instructions, apron, explosion, bubbles, test tube, liquid, gloves, powder.

We started working from the student's book today on pg 4, with an introduction of the characters, and we started with the topic, "Science Lesson". We went over the vocabulary again, and the students tried to remember 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 they read comments on pg 7 from the three main characters and decided which picture of the character best matched their feelings in their comments.

The students played an online game as a group on the projector, where they formed questions in the past simple verb tense. Then they reviewed the correct form and spelling of different verbs in the past simple, with a Spelling Race. The teacher wrote a present tense verb, and the two teams quickly wrote the correct past simple verb on the board (i.e. change "have" to "had").

Homework: from the workbook--exercise#1 of pg 4, ALL of pg 5, ALL of pg 7

Password: chocolate cake

21.09

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 grizzly bears, and those who finished the extra postcard work presented to the class.

The class was given time to think about different things and then shared their ideas for the Grizzly Bears poster. Everyone planned out their ideas using pencil, and together began designing, drawing, colouring, and then added pictures of themselves. 

In the second half of class, the students finished their poster. Then the students played a game called Hot Potato, where they had a theme (i.e. "school subjects"), and had to each say a word related to the topic, without saying the same thing twice or taking too much time. We played several rounds of the game with different topics, to refresh their memories in English vocabulary.

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: class

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 also played a game called "Change Seats", where they said something (i.e. "If you have a dog or cat...") and if it was true, they had to quickly find a new seat.

In the second half of class, the students each got their new portfolio and spent some time writing their name and decorating the front cover.

Then they all shared what they knew about bullying, and we reviewed some of the problems and solutions for different bullying situations. Then 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 grizzly bear, and what they know about it.

Homework: find 3 interesting facts about the class animal, the Grizzly Bear, to 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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