Polar Bears

Polar bears

Teacher:

Ryan Kingsley

tel .:  +420 773 460 426
email:  ryankings17@gmail.com

   

 

Welcome to the new school year 2018-2019!



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

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

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

 

DECEMBER

12.12.

Students continued practicing the Unit 4 grammar: the Zero Conditional. We completed some sentence structure activities, and students completed a worksheet that helped them get comfortable with sentences that start with "IF".  

As a class, we reviewed the concepts of skim" vs. "scan," when it comes to getting information from a text. We read the Unit 4 story, learned the new word "course," and practiced the Unit 4 vocabulary.  

HOMEWORK: in the workbook, pgs. 46, 47, 48, and 49, due Monday, 17.10.

 

10.12.

Today, students practiced with number expressions such as first, second, third, fourth... eleventh, twenty-first, thirteenth, twenty-third, etc. We played a game in which students had to quickly tell the day or date, depending on a number given by the teacher.

We also spent a lot fo time reviewing and practicing the Unit 4 grammar: the Zero Conditional. This is a tricky grammar point, and the students did a good job starting the topic today. We completed some board activities and Student's Book activities to practice this grammar. 

HOMEWORK: in the workbook, pgs. 46, 47, 48, and 49, due Monday, 17.10.

 

05.12.

We began Unit 4 today: "Space Restaurant." Students completed a few activities to get them thinking about restaurants and food service. We learned new Unit 4 vocabulary, such as: waiter, waitress, fork, spoon, napkin, chopsticks, biscuits, salt, and pepper. 

In the second half of class we explored the theme of space and students reviewed "space" vocabulary such as: galaxy, planets, universe, star, and Milky Way. Students read and listened to space videos on the National Geographic website. 

 

03.12.

Today students took the Unit 3 test after correcting homework and doing some vocabulary review. The Student of the Month certificate was awarded, as well. We will move forward into Unit 4 next class, talking about the themes of "space" and "restaurant". 

 

 

NOVEMBER

28.11.

Today the students focused on using the "time telling" expressions and using the future tense with "going to". We also discussed the idea of rhythm and how it works with music. 

Lastly, we completed several listening activities in the workbook in preparation for the test on Monday. 

HOMEWORK: pg. 39, 40, 44, and 45, due Monday, 6 December. 

The UNIT 3 TEST will be MONDAY, 6 December! Study, study! 

 

26.11.

We reviewed the future tense with "going to," and practiced putting the verb tense in the negative and question forms. We practiced using the Unit 3 vocabulary. We also read the Unit 3 story about Elvis Presley and discussed the difference between "skimming" and "scanning" when looking for information in a text. 

The second half of class we corrected homework and practiced telling time using the new time phrases and played some games related to this topic.

HOMEWORK: pages 39,40, 44, and 45 due Monday, 6 December.

The UNIT 3 TEST will be MONDAY, 6 December! Study, study! 

 

21.11.

Students practiced using the time expressions through a couple of interactive activities and board games. We also reviewed the future tense with "going to," and practiced putting the verb tense in the negative and question forms. 

The second half of class we discussed the United States holiday of Thanksgiving, including learning new vocabulary (such as harvest, gobble, feast, Pilgrim, and grateful) and learning about Thanksgiving traditions in the United States (such as watching American Football and giving thanks). 

HOMEWORK: pages 34, 35, 37, and 38, due Monday, 26 November

 

19.11.

Today we worked through the Unit 3 grammar point — future tense with "going to." Students worked together on the white board to practice writing and speaking using this verb tense. They formed positive sentences, negative sentences, and questions. We then completed some bookwork exercises as further practice, and they did a great job!

In the second half of class, students learned expressions related to time. Students learned how to read a clock, and then say if the time is "ten to two" (1:50), "a quarter/half past five" (5:15/5:30), or "five after eight" (8:05). Students completed a book exercise as practice and we also played a board game to increase student's speed and comfort with using these expressions. 

HOMEWORK: pages 34, 35, 37, and 38, due Monday, 26 November

 

14.11.

Students started exploring Unit 3, Rock n' Roll, today. We practiced new vocabulary, dsicussed the upcoming grammar (future tense using going to), and expressions related to time. Students received their graded, Unit 2 exams to bring home. We reviewed the exams and students were given time to ask questions about wrong answers. Lastly, we brainstormed adjectives describing music (like rock n' roll) as a way to get students thinking about the new topics. 

New homework will be assigned on Monday, 19.11.

 

12.11. 

Students took the Unit 2 Test today after we corrected homework and played a review game. IN the second half of class we explored the theme for Unit 3 (Rock n' Roll), brainstormed vocabulary related to the new theme, and discussed upcoming tpics in the chapter. 

 

7.11.

Today we played some games to review the Unit 2 vocabulary  and grammar in preparation for the Unit 2 test on Monday, 12.11. The students did a great job on some difficult worksheets. We also learned some extra words and concepts related to rainforests and current issues with rainforests. 

HOMEWORK: all of pg. 27, all of pg. 28, activity 1 on pg. 31, all of pg. 32 — The homework is due next Monday.

REMINDER: The Unit 2 Test is next Monday, 12.11. — start studying!

 

5.11.

The students did an excellent job in class today! We spent a lot of time practicing the Unit 2 grammar, completing some listening activities and some bookwork to practice using "have to" in sentence and question forms. We also corrected the last homework assignment. Good job!

HOMEWORK: all of pg. 27, all of pg. 28, activity 1 on pg. 31, all of pg. 32 — The homework is due next Monday.

REMINDER: The Unit 2 Test is next Monday, 12.11. — start studying!

OCTOBER

31.10. 

We continued exploring Unit 2, Rainforest, today, learning new vocabulary and jumping into new grammar using the phrases "have to" and "had to". We also reviewed large numbers, including proper pronunciation. 

Lastly, as it is Halloween, we spent some time playing some Halloween activities and learning some holiday-related vocabulary. All the kids are looking forward to the party on Friday!

HOMEWORK: all of page 22; activities 2 on page 23; activities 2 and 3 on page 24; all of page 25; all of page 26. 

*** REMEMBER - The homework is due on Monday, 5.11. ***

 

24.10. 

Today was a really fun class and the class did very well with the new Unit 2 material. We practiced and reviewed Unit 2 vocabulary with a couples of games. We also reviewed different kinds of emotions

Bookwork: Students listened to and read the story for Unit 2, and completed several comprehensino activities. Specifically, we used information about emotions to understand the feelings about the characters in the story. 

Lastly, we spent some time doing a Halloween craft to prepare for the Halloween party next week!

HOMEWORK: all of page 22; activities 2 on page 23; activities 2 and 3 on page 24; all of page 25; all of page 26. 

*** REMEMBER - The homework is due on Monday, 5.11. ***

 

22.10.

Today was the first Star Store of the year, and it was a lot of fun! The students were able to pick out small treats and knick-knacks using "stars" that accrued over the past six weeks resulting from attendance, good behavior, and homework/assignments completed. 

The Polar Bears class combined with the Blue Whales class for the class as we introduced Unit 2 vocabulary and started to look at other materials we will cover in Unit 2. We played some vocabulary review games and explored the new theme of "rainforests".

The two classes worked really well together and we had a lot of fun diving into the new Unit :)

HOMEWORK: New homework will be assigned on Wednesday!

 

17.10.

Students took the Unit 1 test today after we corrected homework and completed some review activities. We took a look at what to expect in the next Unit, which we will begin next week! 

HOMEWORK: New homework will be assigned on Monday! :)

 

15.10.

We spent most of class today digging deeper into the grammar and vocabulary related to Unit 1, as we prepare to take the Unit 1 test next class. The students completed a couple of worksheets practicing the past continuous verb tense, and we also played some games to practice speaking and pronunciation

* The Unit 1 test will be given next class! Make sure to study and be prepared! 

HOMEWORK: all activities on page 10; activities 2 and 3 on page 11; activities 1 and 3 on page 12; all of page 13

 

10.10.

Class started with a vocabulary review activity, and the students did very well. We then practiced the past continuous verb tense, and the students completed several grammar activities. 

Students also practiced writing sentences using the past continuous verb tense, and forming questions. 

HOMEWORK: all activities on page 10; activities 2 and 3 on page 11; activities 1 and 3 on page 12; all of page 13

 

8.10.

MDR: What would you do if a volcano erupted where you lived?

Review: slovíčka – nejdříve je děti vysvětlovaly, poté předváděly jako pantomimu; gramatika – minulý čas průběhový, kdy a proč se používá, rozdíl mezi when/while

Workbook: poslechli jsme si příběh, přečetli si ho společně a vyplnili k němu dvě cvičení na straně 15

Game: A-Z board race (topic: animals)

3.10.

We began class by reviewing last week's homework assignment. Then, the students took the Intro Unit Test, which included reading, writing, and listening assessments. 

In the second half of class, we did some activities to practice the new vocabulary from Unit 1 and the past continuous verb tense. We also reviewed some phonics skills about pronunication, specifically regarding words that end with the letter 'e'. 

HOMEWORK: The next homework will be assigned on Monday.  

Password: Pompeii :)

1.10.

Today we jumped into Unit 1 of the Super Minds 5 book. The time travellers from the Intro Unit find themselves in Pompeii in the midst of a great Disaster! We practiced reading and predictions as we began exploring the new topics for this unit. We also learned the following NEW VOCABULARY: volcano, servant, fountain, statue, vase, horse and cart, columns, temple, and theatre. We also learned the *bonus* vocabulary word — eruption! We did some fun, active practice games to review these new words. 

New Grammar: The students did an excellent job learning the new grammar about the past continuous tense, which helps us explain how two things were happening at the same time in the past.  The students completed some group bookwork and listened to the unit song to help learn this grammar. 

HOMEWORK: New homework will be assigned on Wednesday!

Password: Time Gate :)

SEPTEMBER

26.9.

The students came to class this afternoon with a lot of energy and enthusiasm — well done! We reviewed the new vocabulary and grammar that we learned on Monday as we continued to explore this unit's theme: the Science Lesson. 

BOOKWORK: All of the students took turns reading the "science lesson" story from the Student Book. We also listened to and learned the words to the song for the unit. Though the song is quite fast, the students did a good job keeping up with the pace. 

NEW PHRASES: We spent a good amount of time reviewing questions and phrases that begin with who, what, when, where, why, and how. We used these phrases and questions to explore the science story which the students read. 

HOMEWORK (which was assigned Monday): Student's must complete, the following: activities 1 and 2 on page 4; activities 1 and 2 on page 5; activity 3 on page 6; and activities 1, 2, and 3 on page 7. Remember, homework is due one week from the day it is assigned.

 

 

24.9.

Today we started the Intro Unit in the Super Minds 5 book! The unit story is about a science lesson and the students learned NEW VOCABULARY, such as: shelf, goggles, instruction, apron, explosion, bubbles, test tube, liquid, gloves, and powder.

BOOKWORK: Students completed one activity from the Student Book and one exercise (not in the book) with a partner to practice this new vocabulary.  We also reviewed some important GRAMMAR — the past simple verb tense.  Students completed two activities with a partner to review this grammar.

I was very impressed with how well the students remembered the rules of the past simple verb tense. Great job today!

 

HOMEWORK: Student's must complete, the following: activites 1 and 2 on page 4; activities 1 and 2 on page 5; activity 3 on page 6; and activities 1, 2, and 3 on page 7. Remember, homework is due one week from the day it is assigned.

*EXTRA ACTIVITIES COMPLETED BY NEXT CLASS COUNT FOR EXTRA CREDIT (and more stars!)

 

 

19.9.

We had a great second day of class! We began the class with entries in the student notebooks about exciting events from the summer. Students shared things they did and places where they went on vacation. Then, we spent time doing team-building activities and playing some games focused on getting to know each other. Students finished decorating their notebooks and we began working on our class poster. 

The students who completed the homework assignment shared facts about polar bears. All the students helped design and produce the "polar bearsclass poster. It looks wonderful! 

HOMEWORK: NO HOMEWORK! Please come to class next week well-rested and eager to learn!

NEXT WEEK: Make sure to bring your Super Minds 5 books to class next week as we jump into our first week of book lessons!

 

PASSWORD: turtle :-)

17.9

Today was the first day of English class! All of the children were very energetic and excited. After we spent some time learning about each other, we reviewed the classroom rules and procedures. We talked about teamwork and respect as two of the most important rules. We also reviewed information about the Star Store and the school library.

In the second half of class all of the students and the teacher signed a "No Bullying!" certificate after we shared ideas about how to prevent and point out mean or disrespectful behavior. Finally, we looked through the new Super Minds 5 books to see what phrases, grammar, and topics we will learn this year. 

HOMEWORK: Students must bring to class on Wednesday one interesting fact about polar bears to include on our class poster!

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