Grizzly Bears

Grizly bears

Teacher:

Jayke Griffiths

Phone:  +420  608 856 960
Email:  jaykegriffiths@gmail.com 

 

Welcome to the new school year 2019-2020!



On this website you can read what pupils did in English lessons, what homework they were assigned, what they should study for the tests, as well as other important teaching information. Therefore, we ask that you check this site regularly. If you have any further questions, you can call or email us at any time.
 

* Super Minds * Dear Parents, We would like to inform you that the curriculum of the Super Minds textbook consists of two parts - the first part is the foundation (mandatory) and the second part is an extension (additional). The course was designed to suit different types of English programs and to adapt them to how many hours of English per week children have. In our case, when we have four hours and a week, we are able to discuss the core part (the first six pages of each lesson), but we have very little or no time for the second part (the other six pages in each lesson ). For this reason, you often find missing pages in Student's Book and Workbook.Your child's teacher will always publish the homework assignment on the website so you can check if your child is going through the subject matter. Regarding the remaining pages and exercises, of course, we will encourage pupils to develop them at home if they wish. Teachers check these pages and exercise and give pupils extra stars as a reward for their efforts. The Student's Book includes an interactive DVD-ROM containing animated textbook stories, interactive games and activities, including karaoke songs for home exercise.

Here are the instructions  for signing up for the  Cambridge Learning Management System . The activation code can be found inside the Workbook. These are complementary activities to the textbook, which are intended for home exercise. We don't work with them in class. 

 

17.06

Today we continued the celebrations and played some more english speaking games we have enjoyed throughout the year. We also spoke about the types of activities we enjoyed most throughout the year and everyone gave ideas of activities they would have most enjoyed so Mr. Jayke knows for his classes next year.


We then all said goodbye and wished each other good luck and to have a great summer!

15.06

Today we celebrated the completion of LEAP classes and the SuperMinds textbooks by playing all different kinds of games that we have enjoyed playing throughout the last school year. Kahoot, pictionary and werewolves were some of the choices :-)

10.06

Today we started by playing a very short Kahoot about different animals and their names in English. There were some difficult ones and everyone had a lot of fun. We then looked at some final pages in the workbook and completed them together as a class before going to break.

After the break we played a Kahoot quiz which more closely revised all the grammar from Units 7-9. It was a long quiz and very close in score but everyone had fun. We then spoke about the questions we got wrong and worked through them to figure out where we were making mistakes. We then played a short round of Skribble to finish class!

Homework: There will be no homework this week!

01.06

Today we started by playing a game of WordShake! We got 69 points! We then focused on our research and presentation skills by individually researching any city we thought of it in the world and finding out 7 things you should and 7 things you shouldn’t do in that city. Each student then presented their city and spoke to the class about it.

After the break we played TWO Kahoot quizzes which more closely revised all the grammar from Units 4-6. It was a long quiz and very close in score but everyone had fun. We then spoke about the questions we got wrong and worked through them to figure out where we were making mistakes. We then played a short round of Skribble to finish class!

Homework: DUE WEDNESDAY 10th JUNE
WORKBOOK, Page. 121, 122

REMINDER: There will be no classes on 03/06 and 08/06!
 

27.05

Today we started by playing a game of WordShake! We got 76 points beating our previous record of 61 points! We then corrected last week’s homework and assigned this week’s homework. We then focused on our research and presentation skills by individually finding a song that we like with lyrics and writing 5-7 sentences about the meaning of those lyrics (or what we think they mean). Each student then presented their song and spoke to the class about it.

After the break we played a Kahoot quiz which more closely revised all the grammar from Units 1-3. It was a long quiz and very close in score but everyone had fun. We then spoke about the questions we got wrong and worked through them to figure out where we were making mistakes. We then played a short round of Skribble to finish class!

Homework: DUE WEDNESDAY 10th JUNE
WORKBOOK, Page. 121, 122

25.05

Today we started by brainstorming ideas of what games/videos/activities we want to play/watch/do in the last week of class. We then looked at page 20 in our studentbooks about Tornadoes and listened to a presentation about them. We then quickly researched tornadoes before being split into pairs and each assigned a different disaster to research and present to the class. The students then presented.

After the break we played a Kahoot quiz revising all the vocabulary, stories and grammar from Units 1-3. It was a long quiz and very close in score, everyone had fun. We then spoke about the questions we got wrong before playing a short round of Skribble to finish class!

Homework: DUE WEDNESDAY 27th MAY
WORKBOOK, Page. 119, 120

20.05

Today we started by playing a short game of wordshake! 16 letters would show up on the screen and the students would have to write the longest word possible out of the letters for points. Today we got 58 points just shy of our record of 61! We then quickly went through the unit’s vocabulary to summarise and then corrected our homework and assigned the next weeks homework. We then completed the final activity on the final page of our studentbook, which was to summarise the previous three units stories. Student’s took turns reading their summaries to the class.

After the break we completed a new Kahoot quiz! This quiz was focused on the SuperMinds grammar skills, everyone did really well and had a lot of fun. We then talked about the questions we struggled with and played a game of skribble to finish the class.

Homework: DUE WEDNESDAY 27th MAY
WORKBOOK, Page. 119, 120

18.05

Today we started by playing a short game of wordshake! 16 letters would show up on the screen and the students would have to write the longest word possible out of the letters for points. Today we got 61 points beating our previous record of 45! We then completed page 117 in our studentbook, using the words and, so, but and because to fill in the blanks and complete the various summaries of the SuperMinds stories.

After the break we completed a new Kahoot quiz! This quiz combined our knowledge of the SuperMinds stories and grammar. Everyone did really well on the quiz :) We then talked about the questions we struggled with and played a game of skribble to finish the class.

Homework: DUE WEDNESDAY 20th MAY
WORKBOOK, Page. 108, 114, 118

13.05

Today we started by playing a short game of wordshake! 16 letters would show up on the screen and the students would have to write the longest word possible out of the letters for points. We then marked the previous weeks homework and assigned next weeks homework. We then looked at page 108 in our studentbook about sea shanties. We listened as Mr. Jayke sang a sea shanty from the page and filled in the missing words.

After the break we looked at page 116 in the studentbook about UFO’s and unsolved mysteries. We completed the short listening activity before researching and presenting our own unsolved mystery! We played a short game of skribble to finish the class.

Homework: DUE WEDNESDAY 20th MAY
WORKBOOK, Page. 108, 114, 118

 

11.05

Today we started by playing a short game of wordshake! 16 letters would show up on the screen and the students would have to write the longest word possible out of the letters for points. We then played a game of skribble (which is basically just pictionary) with all the words from the studentbooks.

After the break we looked at pages 114 and 115 in our studentbooks. We completed page 114 together as a class before moving to execrcise 3 on page 115. We researched an american river as a class, answered some questions and wrote a short text about it as a class. Then each student was tasked with individually researching their own river and making a short presentation on it. Each student then presented their river to the class.

Homework: DUE WEDNESDAY 13th MAY
WORKBOOK, Page. 116, 117

06.05

Today we began class by playing a short game of wordshake, where we have to make the longest word possible out of the given letters. We then played a game of online pictionary before we marked our homework from last week and assigned this week’s homework.

After the break we played a game of kahoot focused around the SuperMinds grammar and then practiced the questions and grammar points we most got incorrect in the quiz. We were then reminded about our homework and finished class.

Homework: DUE WEDNESDAY 13th MAY
WORKBOOK, Page. 116, 117

04.05

Today we began class by participating in a quiz game show, aiming to perfect the words ‘already’ and ‘yet’. After we completed the quiz game show we wrote down 5 things that we want to do when we go back to school and discussed them as a class. We then completed 112 in our studentbooks before going to break.

After the break we did a 20 question kahoot based around the vocabulary and the stories from the SuperMinds studentbook. Everyone had a lot of fun playing and some of the questions were really challenging. We were then reminded about the homework before finishing class.

Homework: DUE WEDNESDAY 6th MAY
WORKBOOK, Page. 112, 113, 115

27.04

Today we began class by each writing five things that we know about pirates. We then compared what we individually had written and came up with a stereotypical version of a pirate. After this we went to page 127 in our studentsbook and did grammar revision. We went over the examples as a class and then came up with our own examples individually before presenting them to the class.

After the break, we looked at page 113 in our studentbooks and wrote down as much as we could about the three creatures (Kraken, Loch Ness monster, Mermaids). We then listened to a reading called Mysteries of the Deep and answered the questions from exercise 2. We then looked at the example ‘creature’ in exercise 3 and spoke about it. We then were tasked with creating our own sea monster, complete with picture, name and description. We then each presented our creature to the class.

Homework: DUE WEDNESDAY 29th APRIL
WORKBOOK, Page. 107, 109, 110

22.04

Today we began class by writing down all the unit titles from the entire studentbook we could remember, then writing down all of the 93 vocabulary words from the whole book we could remember and then one by one looking at each word and checking for comprehension. We then played a small acting/describing game with the words.

After the break we marked the previous weeks homework and assigned the next weeks homework. We then completed page 107 in our studentbook and looking at the new grammar. We then went to page 127 and further practiced the grammar for this unit. We completed the example exercises and then were tasked with creating a few of our own examples and reading them to the class.

Homework: DUE WEDNESDAY 29th APRIL
WORKBOOK, Page. 107, 109, 110

20.04

Today we began class by writing down all the latest vocabulary words on a piece of paper, we then practiced comprehension and pronunciation for each of these wrods. We then we’re tasked with writing nine unique sentences using this vocabulary and choosing five of them to read to the class. After this we completed a listening exercise on page 106 in our studentbooks.

After the break we looked at the story titled ’The Mary Celeste’ on page 110 in our studentbooks. We began by making predictions on what we thought was going to happen in the story. We then read the story as a class and spoke about our predictions. We then completed the exercises on page 111 before playing a small game of werewolves.

Homework: DUE WEDNESDAY 22nd APRIL
WORKBOOK, Page. 104, 105, 106

15.04

To begin class we all had a few minutes to write a short story with a beginning, middle and end using the time, place, character and object that we were given. Once everyone had warmed up we corrected the previous weeks homework and assigned next weeks homework. We then had a grammar revision session using the studentbooks.

After the break we were introduced to the unit ‘Mystery at Sea’ and looked at the latest vocabulary. We made predicitons about the unit and it’s story, while also discussing anything we knew about pirates/the ocean/sailing. With the new vocabulary we practiced for comprehension and pronunciation. We then played an extended acting/describing game using the new vocabularly to solidify our understanding.

Homework: DUE WEDNESDAY 22nd APRIL
WORKBOOK, Page. 104, 105, 106

08.04

Today we began class by writing down as many English bands/artists we could think of that sing in English, to get ourselves thinking in english. We then were reminded about homework before completing exercise 1 on page 99 in our workbook. After this we looked at exercise 3 on page 99 in our workbook and were given a few minutes to create a drawing and description of what we think one of the items from exercise 1 will look and be like in the future. We then quickly completed page 102 in our studentsbook in which we focused more of t

After the break we watched a video about making origami sunglasses while writing instructions as a class at every step and also making the sunglasses. After we had made the sunglasses we took another piece of paper and tried to remake the sunglasses but this time only using the instructions that we had written as a class. We then compared our original sunglasses with our new ones and were made to rewrite the instructions, improving them. We then repeated this with an origami swan.

Homework: DUE WEDNESDAY 15th APRIL
WORKBOOK, Page. 96, 97, 98

06.04

Today we began by writing down as much of the latest vocabulary as we could and then practiced definitions and pronunciation. We then went through last week’s homework and assigned this week’s homework. We then completed page 103 in our workbook which involved reading two paragraphs and filling out tables based on them.

After the break we completed a listening exercise read aloud by Mr. Jayke. After this we read about a firefighter in our studentbooks and answered some exercise questions about the firefighter and her job. To finish we played two rounds of werewolves.

Homework: DUE MONDAY 15th APRIL
WORKBOOK, Page. 96, 97, 98

01.04

To begin class we started with writing down as many english movie titles as we could think of before counting them and comparing them with the class. After this we recalled Monday’s new vocabulary words and checked for comprehension and pronunciation. We then played a small rolepalying game where students took turns acting out one of the new words and encouraged the other students to guess. We then switched it up and went to having the students describe the word and encouraging other students to guess. We then completed a short listening exercise in the studentsbook on different books.

After the break, we looked at unusual jobs in the studentsbook and discussed which one we thought wasn’t real. We then completed the listening exercise and answered the true/false questions. Students were then tasked with creating their own unusual job, complete with a title, description and picture. Before presenting to the class the students were paired up and asked to think of four questions each for their partner about their job, so when each student would present their respective partner would ask them questions, looking for more detail. To finish we played a short round of online werewolves.

Homework: DUE MONDAY 6th APRIL
WORKBOOK, Page. 92, 93, 94, 95

MARCH

30.03

To begin class we started with writing down 5 things that we think will happen in the future on a piece of paper and then individually reading them out to the class. We then corrected last weeks homework and assigned this weeks homework. We then looked at the new unit titled ‘Museum of the Future’ and went through all the latest vocabulary as a class, practicing meaning and pronunciation. We then completed a short listening exercise based around these new words.

After the break we completed a small listening exercise about a futuristic robot and the different functions it has. We then read/roleplayed the story for this new unit with students playing as the characters. We then answered some basic comprehension questions about the story. Finally, we designed our own robot and gave it 5 commands of our choosing e.g. If I am hungry, it will make me food. Each student then presented their robot to the class.

Homework: DUE MONDAY 6th APRIL
WORKBOOK, Page. 92, 93, 94, 95

25.03

To begin class we started with listening and watching Mr. Jayke and writing down what actions he was performing ‘He’s just dropped his pen/He’s just opened his book’. We then compared as a class and listened to what everyone else wrote. We then looked at Page 92 in the studentsbook and spoke about different books we’ve been reading/have read. We then wrote answers to all 8 questions on the page before partnering up and asking each other these questions and answering in detail.

After the break we went through exercise 1 and 2 in the workbook page 91 and went through the answers as a class. We then looked at the poetry on page 90 in the studentsbook and students took turns reading them. We then talked about which poems we liked the most. After this we looked at the different poems on page 91 in the studentsbook and each student wrote two of their own before reading them to the class.

Homework: DUE MONDAY 30th MARCH
WORKBOOK, Page. 85, 86, 88

23.03

Today we began by doing a short individual writing exercise using the phrase ‘I will’. We then spoke about homework and assigned new homework. We then quickly went over the ‘Helping Shakespeare’ story from last week. We then individually read our stories to the class from last Wednesday’s class. We then went through the vocabulary words using exercise 1 of page 82 in the workbook. We then completed the remaining exercises on page 82 before heading to break.

After the break we went through the answers to the exercises in the workbook. We then did a roleplaying game with the phrases ‘He’s just/She’s just’, where students would perform actions and then guess what they were using the correct grammar. To finish we played two rounds of werewolves and spoke about future online lessons.

Homework: DUE MONDAY 30th MARCH
WORKBOOK, Page. 85, 86, 88

18.03

Today we began by recapping this units and last units vocabluary words without looking at our books then went through them as a class. We then played a small describing game where each student went one by one and described one of the vocabulary word, the student to guess correctly was awarded a point. We then completed page 84 in our studentsbook which focused on this unit’s song, with students having to listen and correct the lyrics.

After the break we completed the mime exercise on page 85 in our studentsbook. We then took turns miming out an action and again having students guess what the actions were while using the correct grammar to gain a point. We then looked at the story on page 89, read it as a class and answered the questions. To finish we each thought of a story that we know really well. We then were tasked with writing 50 words about the story (using the Romeo and Juliet example on page 88 as a reference), which is to be read to the class on Monday.

16.03

To begin class we each took a piece of paper and wrote five things we should do while at home to have fun. We then looked at the new vocabulary words and discussed which ones we knew and which ones we didn’t. We played an acting game based on the new words and were also tasked with using them in different sentences. We then looked at this Unit’s story titled ‘Helping Shakespeare’, we read the questions and were told to think about them while we were reading the story.

After the break we looked at the pictures and made some predicitons about what would happen during the story and were told to listen to see if any of them were correct. Then, each student was assigned a character and we read through the story as a class. After the story we completed the two exercises in the studentsbook. We then spoke about what we liked/didn’t like about the story and discussed any changes we would make. To finish we went around the room and spoke about how the first online lesson went, we suggested ideas and spoke about what we did/didn’t like about the class.

09.03

Today we began by recapping some of the more important grammar points to get ready for the test. We then did two revision worksheets that helped with test taking skills. After, we talked about some of the grammar/vocab we were concerned with and worked through these last little issues. We then set up the room to take the test and went to break.

After the break we completed the entirety of the test. After the test we played some small rounds of Simon Says and Werewolves before packing up the class and leaving.

Homework: DUE WEDNESDAY 11th MARCH
WORKBOOK, Page. 79, 80, 81

04.03

Today we began by working in our portfolios answering some should/shouldn’t questions to. We then marked our homework and assigned new homework. We then quickly went over the vocabulary and grammar points before using our studentsbooks to roleplay buying clothes at a store. We then roleplayed our own different store ideas and acted using the appropriate grammar points.

After the break we played a small game of madlibs before designing our own travel brochures based around fictional locations. We split into groups and designed the brochures and presented them to the class, using the appropriate grammar. We then finished with a short game of werewolves before packing up the class and heading home.

Test: MONDAY 9th MARCH

Homework: DUE WEDNESDAY 11th MARCH
WORKBOOK, Page. 79, 80, 81

02.03

Today we began class by answering some questions from the board in our portfolios. We then spoke about the upcoming test and any concerns we may have. We then completed an exercise in the workbook, listening for specific phrases. We then briefly recapped the vocabulary and completed another listening exercise. We then discussed ideas in small group presented by the listening exercise and spoke about them as a class.

After the break we handed out student of the month and the star reward day prizes. We then turned to our studentsbook and completed an exercise based around town planning and what should/shouldn’t go into a town. After, we split into pairs and were tasked with designing our own colour-coded town map. Using the information in the studentsbook and our own knowledge we presented to the class our town maps and described how our town would work. We then packed up the class and left.

Test: MONDAY 9th MARCH

Homework: DUE WEDNESDAY 4th MARCH
WORKBOOK, Page. 74, 75, 77, 78

FEBRUARY

26.02

Today we began class by answering some questions from the board in our portfolios. We then corrected the homework and spoke about the concepts in the homework. After, we opened our studentsbook to the new unit’s storyLost in the City’. We briefly drew a mind-map of what we thought the story was going to be about and made small predictions. We then each picked a character from the story to play and read it together as a class. After we finished the story we completed an activity putting the story events in order on the SuperMinds classware.

After the break we listened to the story again and focused on pronunciation and answered some questions in the studentsbook. We then had a short grammar presentation relating too should/shouldn’t and could you/could I/do you mind. We then played Word Race on the SuperMinds classware which had sentences relating to could you/could I. To finish we played a short round of werewolves then packed up the class.

Homework: DUE WEDNESDAY 4th MARCH
WORKBOOK, Page. 74, 75, 77, 78

24.02

Today, we began by working in our portfolios by answering a few simple questions about what the students did over break. We then looked at the new unit in our studentbooks titled ‘In Istanbul’. We spoke about Istanbul and Turkey and wrote down anything that we knew or could think about. We then looked at the eleven new words and practiced pronunciation and definitions. We then completed a SuperMinds classware crossword to help remember the new words.

After the break we played a short memorisation game for the new words then watched a short video on Istanbul. After, we completed an exercise in the studentsbook which utilised the latest vocabulary. We then completed an entire page in the studentsbook going through questions and answers. We then looked at some books in the library, played a small game of werewolves and helped pack/clean the class.

12.02

Today, we began by working in our portfolios by answering a few simple general questions that would get read aloud to the class. After that we did some revision on the unit to help some students who needed to complete the test. We then did a small reading exercise while those that needed to complete the listening section of the test did so. After this we completed two pages in the studentsbook as a class.

After the break, the students who needed to complete the writing section of the test did so while we completed a small page in the studentsbook on wanted posters from the wild west. Once that was complete we made our own wanted posters of each other, splitting into pairs and drawing/describing whoever was your partner. We then had to guess who each person was based on only the photo and description. To finish we played a short game of werewolves, packed up the class and left.

Homework: DUE MONDAY 24th FEBRUARY
WORKBOOK, Page. 70, 71, 72, 73

10.02

Today's lesson would be revision/review and then the Unit 5 test so to begin with, we recounted all the vocabulary words for this unit. We used descriptions and drawings to gather the correct meaning of each word and also practiced how they are properly spelt. We then looked over the grammar points and answered some examples from the board, while also creating our own new examples and quizzing other students in the class. Once we felt confident on these grammar points we once again quickly went over the vocabulary words for a little extra practice.

After the break, we completed the listening section of the Unit 5 test, and then the writing section of the Unit 5 test. Once everyone had finished the test we cleaned the classroom, then played a small game of werewolves before leaving.

Homework: DUE MONDAY 24th FEBRUARY
WORKBOOK, Page. 70, 71, 72, 73

 

05.02

Today, we began by working in our portfolios and recounting what happened in this unit’s story we read on Monday. We then went around the class and tried to put the events of the story in order. We then played a quick vocabulary game in two teams for vocabulary practice. We then watched a small video on cowboy’s and The Wild West and answered questions based on it.



After the break, we were reminded of and discussed the test that will be on Monday. We then completed a reading exercise in the studentsbook and then a listening exercise in the studentsbook. After that, we spoke about some things that we were struggling with this unit and worked through these things as a class on the board. To finish we played a short game of werewolves, packed up the class and left.

Test: MONDAY 10th FEBRUARY
Homework: DUE MONDAY 10th FEBRUARY
WORKBOOK, Page. 66, 67, 68, 69
 

03.02

Today we began by doing a small activity where each student came up to the board and added a new drawing to the exisitng drawing on the board. Once everyone had added something to the picture we split into two groups and wrote a story about the picture, each group then presented to the class. After this we opened our studentbooks and looked at the story for The Wild West unit titled The Bank Robbery. We listened to the story as a class through the SuperMinds classware and completed the activity.

After the break, we read the story again but this as a class with different students playing different characters. We had lots of fun pretending to be robbers and sheriffs! We then completed the acitivities in the studentbook based around the story. We then had star reward day, where students who got the most stars during the previous month recieved prizes. We then presented student of the month, packed up the class and went home.

Test: MONDAY 10th FEBRUARY
Homework: DUE MONDAY 10th FEBRUARY
WORKBOOK, Page. 66, 67, 68, 69

JANUARY

29.01

Today we began by writing in our portfolios all the vocabulary words we could remember from the whole year, we then counted who had the most and added any that were missing. After that we listened to the new song in the studentsbook and filled in the missing words, we then did a small activity around the song.

After the break we did one small exercise in the studentsbook before doing a story activity. Each group would have a different title (cowboy, sheriff, robber) and have to write the beginning of a story, then the stories would be passed around to another group who would continue the story until we had three complete stories. We read these stories as a class and had lots of fun. We then played a small game of werewolves to finish.

Homework: DUE MONDAY 3rd FEBRUARY
WORKBOOK, Page. 61, 62, 63, 65

27.01

Today we began by correcting our homework and assigning new homework. We then began writing in our portfolios anything we know about the new unit ‘The Wild West’. We then spoke about it as a class and went through all the new vocabulary. Once we checked for comprehension on all the new words we completed a short listening exercise in the studentbook and then played a pair-based drawing game where students would take turns drawing and guessing the new words.

After the break we completed another exercise in the studentbook before making our own example sentences using each of the nine new words. We then played a game where students would take turns describing one of the new words without using it and first student to raise their hand and get the correct answer would recieve a point. We then packed up the class :-)

Homework: DUE MONDAY 3rd FEBRUARY
WORKBOOK, Page. 61, 62, 63, 65

22.01

Today we began by working in our portfolios and answering questions based on different types of foods. We then looked at food charts and healthy types of foods in our studentbooks. We completed some exercises then made our own food charts based on what we ate during the week.

After the break we did a short exercise in the workbook and spoke about birthday parties. We were then put into pairs/groups and tasked with creating our own birthday invitation based on some questions we talked about as a class. Every pair/group presented their party invitation and we decided which party we liked the best. To finish the class we played one round of werewolves :-)

Homework: DUE MONDAY 27th JANUARY
WORKBOOK, Page. 58, 59, 60

20.01

Today we began by correcting the latest homework and assigning new homework. For the remainder of the lesson we did revision for the upcoming test. We looked at the vocabulary for this unit and quickly went through them. We then looked at the calendar and answered questions based around it. After this we did a small worksheet that helped us revise for the test. We then took a small break.

After the break we completed the listening section of the Unit 4 test and then the writing section. After the test was complete we played a small game and helped to clean/pack up the classroom.

Homework: DUE MONDAY 27th JANUARY
WORKBOOK, Page. 58, 59, 60

15.01

Today we began by writing in our portfolios about some things we liked/disliked about Christmas, we then spoke about these things as a class. After, we recapped the new vocabulary and grammar point. We then completed page 52 in our studentsbook, eventually making up our crazy idea for candy which we then presented to the class.

After the break we listened and completed page 53 in our studentsbook and like page 52 we came up with our crazy milkshake, we made a name for it, we wrote the ingredients and wrote three instructions on how to make it. To finish the class we played a fun game of Jeopardy! with questions based on what we’d had been learning so far this year :-)

TEST: MONDAY 20th JANUARY

Homework: DUE MONDAY 20th JANUARY
WORKBOOK, Page. 53, 54, 55

13.01

Today we began by writing in our portfolios what has happened in the SuperMinds story so far. As a class we recapped and spoke about what our favourite sections/units have been so far. We then were told about the test on monday and marked our homework/assigned new homework. We then listened to the Unit 4 story about a robot waiter and the space restaurant. We used the SuperMinds classware and completed the activity to put the story in the correct order. We then read the story as a class with one student playing each character.

After the break we answered some questions in the studentbooks based on the story and then completed a short listening activity in our workbook. After that we split into groups of two people and every student had to come up with their own space restaurant, with various creative prompts to guide us. Each group then presented their space restaurant/restaurant menu to the class. To finish we played a small game of Werewolves.

TEST: MONDAY 20th JANUARY

Homework: DUE MONDAY 20th JANUARY
WORKBOOK, Page. 53, 54, 55

06.01

To begin class we wrote in our portfolios what our goals were for english learning in 2020, we then spoke about what we could do to achieve that. We then spoke about homework and book reports. After, we introduced Unit 4 and the latest vocabulary words, we practiced our pronunciation and completed a small exercise in the studentsbook. We then completed a crossword using the new words on the classware to solidify our spelling and understanding of the words.

After the break we looked at some dates on the board and were asked how we could write these in a full sentence. We were then quizzed on certain dates and provided example sentences to work them into. We then completed some small exercises in the studentbook related to ordinal numbers. After we completed the studentbook exercise we quickly revised ordinal numbers before handing out prizes for Star Reward Day and Student of the Month. We were then reminded about homework and helped to tidy the class before leaving.

Homework: DUE MONDAY 13th JANUARY
WORKBOOK, Page. 49, 50, 51

08.01

Today we began by playing a small game of Word Chain involving cities/countries. We then recapped the latest vocabulary from Unit 4 by having each student come to the board to write one and explain to the class what it is. We then played a team game using the vocabulary to see which team could remember the most. After this we recapped ordinal numbers from last lesson, taking different dates and writing them into complete sentences.

After the break we were introduced to the zero conditional, and figured out what exactly the zero conditional does from the example sentences in the studentbook. We then used those exact same examples and made our own zero conditionals. We then did an activity where each student was given a question e.g. What happens if you throw a piece of wood into a fire? and had to walk around the room asking these questions to their classmates and remember their answer, every few minutes the students would swap the questions around and be introduced to new ones. Before we packed up the class and left we played a short round of werewolves.

Homework: DUE MONDAY 13th JANUARY
WORKBOOK, Page. 49, 50, 51

DECEMBER

18.12

To begin class we wrote in our portfolios, what we know about Christmas all around the globe. We then discussed some of these ideas and fact checked them on the computer. We then played a short game of Dreidel since the kids enjoyed it so much last lesson. We watched a small video on The Grinch! and answered some questions.

After the break, we played Christmas themed hangman, using english words that were related to Christmas. We then played two rounds of Christmas themed Jeopardy, which the students enjoyed a lot, and answered questions about Christmas all around the globe. We then spoke about next year and what was in store and packed up the class :-)

Homework: DUE MONDAY 6th JANUARY
WORKBOOK, Page. 46, 47, 48

16.12

To begin class we wrote in our portfolios, some things we want for Christmas and some things we like about Christmas in general. While this was happening some students who hadn’t completed the listening exercise for the unit 3 test, completed it. We then discussed what we knew about all the different Christmas’ around the world. The students then made small groups and taught me about Czech Christmas! It was interesting to learn about.

After the break, we spoke about what kinds of games Czech children play at Christmas and had the students try to teach me some. We then learnt about and set-up to play multiple games of Dreidel, a traditional game of chance, and one of the most well-known symbols of Hanukkah. We were having a lot of fun playing. To finish class we played a small game of Christmas themed werewolves.

Homework: DUE WEDNESDAY 18th DECEMBER
WORKBOOK, Page. 44, 45

11.12

To begin class we wrote in our portfolios, five things we like about class and five things we don’t like about class. As the teacher I will take this feedback into account in hopes to make my lessons and our classroom better. We also briefly discussed ideas for games, what sections of the book we enjoy, etc. Next, we worked on a page in our studentsbook based around rhythm and listened to and answered the questions. We then split into three groups and came up with our own drum rhythms and performed them for the class.

After the break, we did some exercises in the workbook, again based around listening and understanding certain rhythms. We practiced performing these rhythms using animal words as the beat e.g. snake, monkey, kangaroo, rhinoceros. After, we practiced writing down times on various clocks I drew on the board. We then played a small game of werewolves. We then packed up the class, put all the chairs up and went home.

Homework: DUE WEDNESDAY 18th DECEMBER
WORKBOOK, Page. 44, 45

 

09.12

The first half of our lesson was a review session for the unit. We went over the vocabulary words and what they meant and wrote sentences with them in it. We then completed a crossword exercise on the SuperMinds classware. We then looked at various clocks on the board and practiced writing what times they were (quarter to twelve, half past three, twenty-five to eight etc). After, we did a small exercise in which we read about a girl’s day and had to write the various times different events occurred.

After the break we completed both sections of the test. When we were finished we ended the lesson by playing some SuperMinds classware games like word race and aqua quest.

Homework: To be announced next lesson

04.12

Today we began by working in our portfolios. We wrote as many bands/artists as we could think of and discussed how many of them were rock and roll. We then played a team game competing to guess the vocabulary words. We then completed page 40 in our studentbooks and worked on page 40 in the workbook. We then watched a short SuperMinds documentary about a brazilian drumming group and answered some comprehension questions.

After the break, we did some small exercises using the drumming techniques we learned. We then completed page 44 of our students book and again practiced some music techniques we had been learning but this time based around the studentbook. To finish we played one round of werewolves and then packed up the class.

Test: MONDAY 9th DECEMBER

Homework: DUE MONDAY 9th DECEMBER
WORKBOOK Page 38, 39
STUDENTBOOK Page 45
 

02.12

Today we began by working in our portfolios. We wrote as many of the recent vocabulary words as we could think of. We then corrected homework and assigned new homework. We then opened our studentsbook and listened to the new story about Elvis Presley. After, we had volunteers play the 5 roles needed in the story. We then answered some small comprehension questions about the story and also used the classware to put the story events in order.

After the break we awarded November student of the month. We listened to why they recieved student of the month which was due to their improved test scores, bheaviour during class and overall attitude towards english learning. We then introduced book reports and had students look through the level 3 books and choose some to borrow so that they can earn extra stars. We then completed some more exercises in our studentbooks based around the story and talked about what we liked and didn’t like about the story and all the differnt units so far. To finish we played one round of werewolves and then packed up the class.

Test: MONDAY 9th DECEMBER

Homework: DUE MONDAY 9th DECEMBER
WORKBOOK Page 38, 39
STUDENTBOOK Page 45
 

NOVEMBER

27.11

Today we began by working in our portfolios. We wrote as many instruments as we could think of in english, then created a small list. Next, we did a vocabulary recap by completing the crossword on the SuperMinds classware. We then discussed what we knew about rock and roll music and Elvis Presley and created a small mind-map on the board. We then read the song on page 36 in our studentbook and guessed what the missing words could be. We then listened to the song and filled in the blank spots. Then we matched the rhyming words and sang the song together as a class.

After the break we looked at some clocks on the board and practised telling the time e.g. quarter to four, ten past five etc. Each student then came up and drew their own clock and time and had each other student guess. We then turned to our studentbooks page 37 and completed the short reading exercise matching the clocks to the activities in the blog post. After, we split into two groups and created a similar blogpost, pretending we were rockstars and writing different things we would do during the day and at which time. To finish we played a short game of werewolves.

Homework: DUE MONDAY 2nd DECEMBER
WORKBOOK Page 36, 37
STUDENTBOOK Page 41

25.11

Today we began by working in our portfolios. We wrote as many genres of music as we could think of in english, then created a small list. After, we marked our homework and assigned new homework. Next, we introduced the new unit ‘Rock and Roll Show’ and went through all the new vocabulary words and checked for understanding and application of these words.

After the break we did a short listening exercise then moved onto a written interview which we had two volunteers read out. We then split into pairs and interviewed each other to figure out what our fake band name is, where we perform and what genre of music we play. After, we split into two groups of four and created our own fictional bands, along with song titles, genre of music, outfits and some written song lyrics. At the end of class students presented their new band and showed the class how a concert of theirs would look.

Homework: DUE MONDAY 2nd DECEMBER
WORKBOOK Page 36, 37
STUDENTBOOK Page 41

20.11

Today we began by working in our portfolios. We wrote as many countries as we could think of in english, then created a small map. After, we played a game of hangman using all the vocabulary words we’ve learnt in the first 3 units. We then played a small team game in which two players had to guess what word their teammates were describing.

After the break we completed page 29 in our workbook where we had to listen, colour and drew the different people/animals in the picture. We then spoke about rainforests and watched a short 3 minute national geographic documentary and completed page 30 in our studentbooks. We finished by playing “touch the yellow cupboard”.

Homework: DUE MONDAY 25th NOVEMBER
WORKBOOK Page 34, 35

18.11

Today we started with each student coming to the board, writing and spelling one vocabulary word and saying it out loud. After, we played a team game involving the rainforest vocabulary which helped the students rememer everything. Next, we did some activites where we practiced spelling out large numbers in preperation for the test. We then did a worksheet from the resource book to help practice the main grammar point and discussed it in detail as a class.

After the break the students did the test and as a reward for completing it we played some games on the SuperMinds level 5 classware that related to the unit we just completed. At the end of class I assigned homework and we packed up.

Homework: DUE MONDAY 25th NOVEMBER
WORKBOOK Page 34, 35

13.11

We started with some portfolio work practicing ‘had to’ and ‘didn’t have to’. We then spent some time going into detail on the main grammar point for the unit and practicing with some exercises. We then completed page 28 of the studentsbook by listening and answering the questions about the animal trading cards. After, we made our own animal trading cards and presented them to the class.

After the break we completed page 29 of the studentsbook and practiced roleplaying the two different roles. Next, we did two pages in the workbook to further practice for the test.

TEST: MONDAY 18th NOVEMBER
Homework: DUE MONDAY 18th NOVEMBER
WORKBOOK Page 26, 27, 28
STUDENTBOOK Page 29

11.11

Today we began by opening our portfolios and practiced the latest vocabulary words using a drawing game. We then checked and reviewed the homework and assigned new homework.

After, we listened to an audio recording of this units story and then had volunteers read it as a class. We answered some basic comprehension questions about the text and did an exercise putting the story in the correct order. After the break we completed the exercises on page 27 of the studentsbook and then the first two exercises from page 26 of the workbook. We then did a roleplay exercise where we had volunteers act out the story and had others read the story.

Test: MONDAY 18th NOVEMBER
Homework: DUE MONDAY 18th NOVEMBER
WORKBOOK Page 26, 27, 28
STUDENTBOOK Page 29

06.11

Today we began by opening our portfolios and writing down as many of the new vocabulary words we could remember without using our studentsbook. One by one we wrote them on the board and answered several questions about their meaning. We then played a small team game revolving around the new words. After we looked at studentsbook page 24 and brainstormed what we thought the game was about in the picture. We read the dialogue as a class and practiced in pairs the correct pronunciation and learnt what the game was actually about.

After the break we did a roleplaying activity where each pair/group made their own video game and presented to the class. We then looked at studentsbook page 25 and completed the exercises. We finished by playing an english speaking version of the game werewolves and then packed up the class.

Homework: DUE MONDAY 11th NOVEMBER
WORKBOOK Page 24, 25, All Exercises

04.11

Today we opened our portfolios and began by writing down actions that were performed by me and as a class we then guessed exactly what I was doing. After, I gave Student of the Month award and also gave out prizes for the highest star earners for the previous month.

We then marked homework as a class and also assigned new homework. After, we introduced the new unit and the nine new words for vocabulary. Each student then came up to the front and either acted or drew one of the new words, the student who correctly guessed after raising their hands got to have a turn and so on and so forth. We then completed the simple and short listening exercise on studentsbook page 22 before the break.

After the break we introduced large numbers e.g 25,000 / 36,000 / 150,345 and practiced correct pronunciation. Each student had a chance to write their own number on the board and have the class pronounce it correctly. We then completed exercise on studentsbook page 23 and workbook page 23.

Homework: DUE MONDAY 11th NOVEMBER
WORKBOOK Page 24, 25, All Exercises

OCTOBER

23.10

To begin the lesson we used five random pictures that I drew on the board and made a short story about them. We then went over our unit 0 / unit 1 vocabulary and grammar by playing some small team games , then we finished off with hangman .

After the break we did a roleplay exercise where each pair had to detail the life of a fictional person from Pompeii that survived the eruption and present their character to the class. After, as a reward for completing the unit and doing great on the test , we played a game of English-language werewolves (see photo attached).

Homework: DUE MONDAY NOVEMBER 4th
WORKBOOK page 22, All Exercises

21.10

Today we started playing a game in our portfolio, where we are listed as many countries / cities we could think of. We then class to match the last letter of each place with the first letter of the new place. After, we revised the vocabulary words in the preperation for the test by playing and drawing game in pairs.

We then fixed a story about the characters in the studentbook, using the proper grammar that we have been studying. After, we did some example sentences using the past continuous and practiced converting from present simple to past continuous .

We then had a small break and it was a test time !

Homework : DUE MONDAY NOVEMBER 4th
WORKBOOK

16.10

Today we started class by opening our portfolios and writing down as many animals as we could. We then played a game where you had to match the last letter of the word to the first letter of a new word eg  dog, giraffe, elephant, tiger, raindeer etc.

We then opened our studentbooks to page 17 and briefly discussed hurricanes and made a mind-map on what we knew about them. We then listened to the audio and answered questions in the textbook. We then completed the second exercise on the page by listening again to the audio. Then we split the class into two teams ( hurricanes, volcanoes ) and each team had to make a five step plan on how they would hypothetically escape that disaster. The teams then presented their ideas to the class.

After the break we completed pages 17 and 21 of the workbook and then answered the questions as a class. After, we watched two short 3 minute videos about P ompeii and discussed what life would be like back in 79 AD

TEST:  MONDAY 21st OCTOBER

Homework : DUE MONDAY 21st OCTOBER
WORKBOOK

14.10

Today we opened our portfolios and revised some grammar points and classes to make 5 new sentences . After that, we marked our homework and then began to look at the story on page 14. We brainstormed what we thought it was and then read the story together and figured out what happened . We then did a bit of roleplay where some students got to play and character from the story and we also answered questions to check that everyone knew what was happening .

After the break we did the exercises from studentbook page 15 and workbook page 14, answering individually and then in the pairs and then as a class. By the end of the lesson we played a crossword game revolving around remembering the vocabularly and key words from the story.

TEST:  MONDAY 21st OCTOBER

Homework : DUE MONDAY 21st OCTOBER
WORKBOOK

09.10

Today we opened our portfolios and classes to remember as many of the new vocabulary words as possible, then wrote them all on the board . After, we completed a workshop to practice those new vocabulary words.

We then listened to the song from studentsbook page 12 and fixed the mistakes . We sang the song together as a class.

After the break, we Then Were Introduced to the word while and simultaneous actions by practicing with examples given by the students. We then completed page 13 in the workbook and went through the answers in the class. Students presenting their own unique sentences from Exercise 3 in a skit.

After, we played a game of Where two students serpent to perform actions and using the proper language the snake other students to say what they 'Were doing egos While Oliver was sleeping, Sam was watching TV . Points were given for correct sentences.

Homework : DUE MONDAY 14th OCTOBER
WORKBOOK, Page 12, 18

07.10

Today in the class we wrote in our portfolios about things we did at the weekend . We then looked at studentbook page 10 and brainstormed what we thought the unit was going to be about.

We went through all the new vocabulary words and checked for understanding each and every within the context of the unit . After we played a game where students had to draw / guess the new words with each other. We then played a team game of guessing the words using only English.

After the break we listened and answered some questions from studentbook page 10, exercise 2. We then introduced a continuous by answering in pairs / groups what we did at specific times based on the prompts from the board. Then we did the exercise in studentbook page 11, the first exercise After we played Another game using the past continuous Where Each student snake to act out a past action from the weekend and students to answer a snake Were doing what they 'using full Sentences.

Homework : DUE MONDAY 14th OCTOBER
WORKBOOK, Page 12, 18

02.10

First, we opened our portfolios and answered some questions about what we did yesterday, last week and last month.

Then we did some basic vocabulary revision from the unit by playing a team game and then answering and worksheet . After we looked at the vocabulary we did some revision on changing present simple to past simple . We did this by fixing a story and then playing another team game . Then we did another worksheet matching questions and answers.

After the break we had the unit test and then packed and cleaned the classroom.

Homework : MONDAY, 7th OCTOBER
WORKBOOK Page 9, all exercises

 

SEPTEMBER

30.9.

We opened out portfolios and wrote many words as we could think that rhyme with Wait and Time . We then checked our homework together as a class.

We opened to page 8 in our studentsbook and brainstormed what we thought the story was going to be about. We then closed our books and listened to the story once. We then opened our studentbooks and workbooks to page 8 and listened and followed the story while completing exercises 1 and 2 in the workbook. We then read through the story as a class.

After the break we split into 2 groups and roleplayed as the characters from the story again. After, we completed exercises 3 and 4 from page 9 in the studentsbook. We completed the exercises individually, then as pairs, then as a class.

At the end of the lesson we split into 3 teams and roleplayed as scientists try to give a presentation on a new invention .


- Liquid that makes you fly
- Goggles that let you see through the walls
- Gloves that give you super strength

Each group presented their idea and we discussed it as a class what we liked and disliked about each presentation.

Homework : MONDAY, 7th OCTOBER
WORKBOOK Page 9, all exercises

Unit 0 Test : WEDNESDAY, 2nd OCTOBER

25.9.

Today we started by seeing how many of the new vocabulary words we could remember from the beginning of the unit. Students came up to the board 1 by 1 and wrote them on the board.

We then listened to a song and answered questions about it from SB page 6. We then sang the song as a class and filled in the missing words from WB page 6.

We went through the song and found all the rhyming words and played a game where the class was split into two teams and had to connect the words that rhymed on the board. We then played a similar game but students had to write a new rhyming word on the board.

After the break, the students looked at SB page 7 and discussed what each person was feeling . We then roleplayed in pairs / groups as the different characters, displaying each different emotion . We then played a game where we guessed in teams what emotion I was portraying.

We completed WB page 7 exercise 2 as individuals, then checked answers in pairs and as a class.

At the end of the class we are brainstormed and planned our worst day ever , what we would be eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and what we would be doing all day.

Homework: SEPTEMBER 30th
WORKBOOK Page. 5, Exercise 1 and 3

WORKBOOK Page. 6, Exercise 3.
WORKBOOK Page. 7, Exercise 1 and 2

23.9.

At the beginning of the lesson students played a small unscrambling game in their portfolios, where I read the letters that formed words from the first weeks of class. We then looked at the new science vocabulary in the student's book (SB pg. 4) and went through all of them to check meaning and spelling.

We then completed the workbook exercise on page 4 (WB pg. 4) of writing the correct vocabulary to the picture. Students completed work solo and then compared answers in pairs. We then checked for answers and spelling as a class.

We then looked at Execution 2 in the studentbook (SB pg. 4) and pre-read the questions and thought about what we might be listening to. We listened to recording twice and answered questions individually, students checked with their partners and then we collected the correct answers as a class. We then played a small drawing game based on vocabulary where students were put into pairs and took turns drawing vocabularly and other guessing what the drawing was.

After the break students read exercise 1 page 5 in the studentbook and then completed the exercise individually before comparing asnwers with their partners and then the class. We then listened to the recording of the sentences from the studentbook page. 5, exercise 2 and repeated them as a class. We then switched to page 118 and completed the exercise individually before comparing asnwers with their partners and then the class.

We then looked at page 5, exercise 2 in the workbook and discussed and wrote what happened in the girl's dream. After we brainstormed our ideas for a perfect day and created our own. Students then discussed in their perfect days and then reported to the class of their partners answer.

Homework:
WORKBOOK Page. 5, Exercise 1 and 3

WORKBOOK Page. 6, Exercise 3.
WORKBOOK Page. 7, Exercise 1 and 2

18.9.

Today we looked through the new students book and saw all the different things we will be learning this year. We briefly discussed all the units and what we think they are going to include and be about.

We then learn about Grizzly Bear (our class mascot) and designed a poster based around what we learn (forest, mountains, caves etc). We then made our poster as a class and decided where everyone's pictures would go and what kinds of things we'd include if we were Grizzly Bear's.

Bookwork: None

Homework: None

16.9.

Students introduced themselves to the class and we briefly discussed the upcoming school year. We played a figure of me out of the game where I had a series of numbers on the board and students had to guess what those numbers meant to me. Students then wrote their own numbers and did the exact same thing with each other.

We then talked about our summer , a few things we liked and a few things we disliked. Students have to ask each other pre-written questions on the board about summer and then answer in english. I then asked students about each other's answers to check comprehension.

We then discussed and brainstormed the different rules of the classroom . We talked about the new star system, star day, student of the month and various class jobs. Students then handed over their portfolios and wrote three things they want to happen this year. They then had time to decorate these portfolios.

We then discussed bullying and all the different ways it occurs and what you can do to stop it, who to contact etc. We signed the poster to take a stance against bullying. To wrap things up we played a small true / false game about Australian facts.

Bookwork : None

Homework : None


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