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. 

 

DECEMBER

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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