Blue Whales

Blue whales

Teacher:

 

Rebecca Bennett

phone:  +420 608 349 536
email:  rebeccabennett96@gmail.com

 

We welcome you to the new school year 2022-2023!



Dear Parents,

if your child is to be successful in the program, it is important that you know what is being done in class, so that you can support him in his studies. On this website you will find information about class work, assigned homework, upcoming tests and other important information related to teaching. It is essential that students try to do their homework and, in case of absence, always make up the missed material. This makes it easier for them to get involved in lessons after returning to school. You can contact us at any time if you have any questions.

The new, second edition of the Super Minds textbooks!  This school year we will be using the new, second edition of our popular Super Minds textbooks. The content is almost the same as the previous one, but it has been improved and updated. We believe everyone will like it. It includes a new digital platform,  Cambridge One , which includes a Digital Pack (Workbook) and an eBook (Student's Book) for home study and revision. All listening exercises, songs and videos in both textbooks are now available on this new platform. Instructions for its use can be found in both textbooks on the front inside of their packaging. In case of questions or problems regarding the use of this platform, please go to the web page https://www.cambridgeone.org/home  and on the bottom right corner click on the "HELP" button, where you will find short instructional videos.

We would also like to remind you that the curriculum of the Super Minds textbook consists of two parts - the first part forms the basis (compulsory) and the second part is additional (supplementary). The content of the textbooks has been compiled to suit different types of English teaching programs and to be able to adapt to the given weekly allowance of lessons. In our case,  with four hours a week , we are able to cover the core part (the first six pages of each lesson), but we have very little or no time for the second part (the next six pages in each lesson). For this reason, you will often find omitted pages in textbooks, which students can of course also work out at home if they are interested.

JANUARY

25.1

Intro: We played a game of Taboo with our vocabulary words to start class.

  • We reviewed the zero conditional. We completed some exercises and then finished some sentences in our portfolios. We also played a game of Baamboozle in teams to practise.
  • We reviewed ordinal numbers and words for saying days and dates. We played pass the ball and a game in our student books. 
  • We finished with a game of mum.

Bookwork: page 122, 47,

Homework: page 49, page 56 (ex. 2, 3)

due Monday, 30 January

Test: We will have the unit 4 test on Monday, 30 January.

23.1

Intro: We played a game of hangman to start class.

  • We learned about the zero conditional. We used "if" to talk about something that always happens when you do one thing. We practised with a video and some sentences in the books.
  • Then we played the "color" game where you choose a pill color and say what kind of food you will get if you pour water on it. This is how food works in the future from our reading.
  • We learned all about chocolate and the process of making it.
  • We finished with a game of mum.

Bookwork: page 49, 55, 56

Homework: page 49, page 56 (ex. 2, 3)

due Monday, 30 January

Test: We will have the unit 4 test on Monday, 30 January.

18.1

Intro: We played a game of pantomime to start class.

  • We read the story about the Space restaurant. We began with looking at the pictures and reviewing some words about the story. We made predictions about the story and did a scanning exercise. Then we read the story aloud. After we answered some questions to check our comprehension.
  • We reviewed saying dates with ordinal numbers such as sixteenth of January.
  • We listened to a dialogue about weird food combinations. We practised it in pairs. Then we created a menu with three courses of weird food combinations and shared these with the class.
  • We finished with a game of mum.

Bookwork: page 48, 50, 51

Homework: page 47 (ex. 1, 2, 3) page 48 (ex. 1, 2)

due Monday, 23 January

16.1

Portfolio: We unscrambled letters to make our vocabulary words from this unit and talked about our favorite meals and restaurants.

  • We did a listening exercise about the Space Restaurant.
  • We played a game of Taboo in teams of two.
  • We learned how to say dates with ordinal numbers such as sixteenth of January.
  • We read and email and answered questions. Then we practised ordinal numbers more.
  • We finished with a game of mum.

Bookwork: page 46, 47, 122

Homework: page 47 (ex. 1, 2, 3) page 48 (ex. 1, 2)

due Monday, 23 January

11.1

Test: We had our unit 3 test today. 

  • Aftert the test we read library books or worked on a word puzzle.
  • We also introduce the new vocabulary words in the new unit. The time travelers are in the Space Restaurant now and we talked about the who, where, and when predictions of this unit.
  • We played a game of pick one kick one during break.

Bookwork: none

Homework: page 46

due Monday, 16 January

9.1

Portfolio: We reviewed using "going to" by writing some of our plans for 2023.

  • We reviewed telling time and "going to" with a game of Kahoot.
  • We also played a game of pictionary in teams with our vocabulary words from the Rock n' Roll unit as well as some harder ones. We continued with pantomime as well. We played Snatch with the vocabulary words too.
  • We finished with a game of Mum.

Bookwork: none

Homework: page 46

due Monday, 16 January

Test: We will have our unit 3 test on Wednesday, 11 January.

4.1

Intro: We remembered some things we did over Christmas break and wrote about them and shared with a partner.

Portfolio: We did a review of clocks and telling time using "past" and "to".

  • We played a game of Would you Rather?
  • We talked about different music genres and watched a video about genres. Then we listened to some music samples and matched it with the genre of music. We also did a true/false activity based on information from a table
  • We finished with a game of mum.

Bookwork: page 42

Homework: none :)

Test: We will have our unit 3 test on Wednesday, 11 January.

DECEMBER

21.12

Today we celebrated with a Christmas party!

  • We had snacks and completed a Christmas scavenger hunt around the classroom with different challenges and puzzles.
  • We then played a Chrismas gift "pick one, kick one" and a game of Kahoot about Christmas and the flags of different countries.
  • We finished we a game of mum.

Have a nice holiday break :)

19.12

Intro: We reviewed talking about future plans with "going to" by passing the ball around and saying what we are going to do over the holiday break. 

  • We read the story for this unit about a rock n' roll show with Elvis. Before we read, we scanned the story to answe two questions in the book. After the story we corrected some sentences that had mistakes about what happened. Then we watched a video of Elvis performing.
  • We did a listening activity about popular things in the 1950's and answered questions about the listening.
  • We finished with a game of mum.

Bookwork: page 38, 39, 40

Homework: none :)

Test: We will have our unit 3 test on Monday, 9 January when we return from the holiday break.

14.12

Portfolio: We wrote down what we are going to do in the future at certain times. "At half past four, I'm going to..." 

  • We reviewed how to tell time use "past" and "to" the hour. We practised with a few games of bingo. We also drew our own clock in our portfolios to help us remember the way we tell time with "past" and "to". This is a good reference for when we need to look at clocks.
  • We played a game of "pick one, kick one" about Christmas presents and what we prefer.
  • We finished with a game of mum.

Bookwork: page 121

Homework: page 37 & 44 (ex. 2, 3)

due Monday, 19 December

12.12

Intro: We started with a game of Snatch to review our rock n' roll show words.

  • We learned how to tell time use "past" and "to" the hour. We practised with moving some clocks to show the time and saying aloud the times we saw.
  • We read the daily schedule of a rockstar and matched a time to the picture of the acitvity ton the schedule.
  • Then we wrote out our daily schedules with what we do at certain times.
  • We played a game of "I spy" as a class and in partners.
  • We also played a logo guessing game.

Bookwork: page 37

Homework: page 37 & 44 (ex. 2, 3)

due Monday, 19 December

7.12

Intro: We started with a review of our vocabulary words and playing hot seat.

  • We learned how to talk about future plans using "going to". 
  • We played a game passing the ball and talking about what we are going to do this weekend.
  • We played a guessing game with different country's national food dishes and flags 
  • We listened to the rock song for this unit and learned more about rock n' roll and the 1950's. We had to fill in the missing lyrics.

Bookwork: page 35, 36

Homework: page 34 (ex. 1, 2) & 35 (ex. 2, 3, 4)

due Monday, 12 December

5.12

Test: We had our Unit 2 test today and students already received their grade and test back.

  • We did a wordsearch to find a sentence.
  • Unit 3 was introduced. It is about the Rock n' Roll show in the 1950s and Elvis.
  • We played a guess the music genre game and talked about which music genres we like.
  • We learned our new vocabulary words and practised saying them with the flashcards.
  • We completed a listening assignment.
  • We fnished with a game of mum.

Bookwork: page 34

Homework: page 34 (ex. 1, 2) & 35 (ex. 2, 3, 4)

due Monday, 12 December

NOVEMBER

30.11

Intro: We played a game of find the differences in two pictures.

Portfolio: We reviewed have to, had to, and didn't have to with a fill in the blank exercise about a trip in the past.

  • We reviewed large numbers by writing them in our portfolios, both by listening to the numbers and reading them on the board. 
  • We reviewed our vocabulary words by drawing a picture for each word and writing it down with correct spelling.

Bookwork: none

Homework: none :)

**Unit 2 Test will be on Monday, 5 December

28.11

Intro: Today, we began our lessons by talking about the Pit and Peaks of our weekends.

 

Notebooks: In our notebooks, we wrote and taled about:

Last week, I had to...

Tomorrow, I have to...

Today, I don't have to...

 

Homework: We checked the homework that was due for today

 

Kahoot Review: We reviewed for our test by playing a game of Kahoot.

 

Ecosystems Project: We began a project about different Ecosystems (desert,rainforest,tundra,and savanna). The projects answered the questions

 

Where can you find this ecosystem?

What plants live there?

What animals live there?

What is the weather like?

24.11

Intro: We played a game of "pick this, kick this" and guess the food from emojis.

  • We reviewed our vocabulary words by playing Find the Flashcards and Hot Seat.
  • We completed some listening activities and learned about some dangerous animals in the rainforest. We talked about what we already knew about these animals and what we learned from listening.
  • We talked about what an ecosystem is and different kinds of ecosystems. We read about the rainforest, tundra, desert, ocean, grasslands, and wetlands. Then we matched a description or title to pictures of ecosystems.
  • We shared what which ecosystem we would like to visit. 
  • We finished with a game of Mum.

Bookwork: 28, 30, 31

Homework: page 24 (ex. 1), 25, 29

due on Monday, 28 November

22.11

  • We reviewed has to/have to/had to. We watched the Leo video and practised saying the words.
  • We played a game with the ball where we started a chain about what "I have to do and what she/he has to do" from whoever passed the ball.
  • We built sentences and played a partner game telling the other person what they "have to do".
  • We read the story about the rainforest that takes place in the present. We also answered some comprehension questions.
  • We finished with a game of mum.

Bookwork: 26, 27

Homework: page 24 (ex. 1), 25, 29

due on Monday, 28 November

17.11

Portfolio: We wrote down the vocabulary words we could remember given just the first and last letter of the word.

Intro: We played bingo to review large numbers.

  • We listened to another dialogues and had to answer questions about it.
  • We reviewed has to/have to/had to again.
  • We played a game with the ball where we started a chain about what "I have to do and what she/he has to do" from whoever passed the ball. 
  • We finished with a game of Mum.

Bookwork: 24, 25, 120

Homework: page 22, 23

due on Monday, 21 November

14.11

Portfolio: We wrote down as many animals as we could think of that started with each letter of the alphabet such as Giraffe, Zebra, Monkay.

  • We started a new unit where the time travelers come the Amazon rainforest in the present. We watched a video about different ecosystems and focused on the rainforest.
  • We learned our new words and played some games including snatch and what's missing?
  • We completed a listening activity.
  • We learned about how to say and write out large numbers and completed a reading activity.
  • We finished with a game of "mum"

Bookwork: 22, 23, 120 (ex. 1)

Homework: page 22, 23

due on Monday, 21 November

9.11

We completed the unit 1 test today.

  • We also played a flashcard scavenger hunt around the room.
  • We comleted a project about different natural disasters using facts we learned from our student books and workbooks.

Bookwork: none

Homework: no homework this week :)

7.11

Intro: We checked our homework from last week and completed the listening activity in class.

  • We reviewed for the test with some past continuous and past simple practice in our portfolios.
  • We watched some Superminds videos about Leo the Leopard. Then we answered questions and built sentences to practice the past continuous more.
  • Then we reviewed the vocabulary words by playing "What's Missing" 
  • We finished with a game of "mum"

Bookwork: none

Homework: no homework this week :)

*The unit 1 test will be on Wednesday, 9 November.

2.11

Intro: we played a game of Kahoot to review some of the natural disasters we have learned about in this unit.

  • We played a few vocabulary games to review the words from this unit and the last unit. We played hot seat, Pictionary, and pantomime.
  • We did a reading activity and a listening activity from the book about natural disasters.
  • We finished with a game of mum.

Bookwork: page 16, 17

Homework: workbook page 16 (ex. 1), 17 (ex. 1), 20 (ex. 3)

Due on Monday, 7 November 

*The unit 1 test will be on Wednesday, 9 November.

OCTOBER

31.10

Happy Halloween!

  • We tried to see how many words we could create with the letters in Happy Halloween with a partner in six minutes.
  • We checked our homework from last week.
  • We made some fun and creative Halloween masks!
  • We watched a short spooky video.
  • We played mum outside to finish celebrating.

Bookwork: none

Homeworkworkbook page 16 (ex. 1), 17 (ex. 1), 20 (ex. 3)

24.10

Portfolios: We reviewed past continuous by writing what we were doing when an earthquake happened and playing a game with action dice.

  • We read the story and tried to remember the order of events.
  • we learned how to use past continuous for two simultaneous actions using "while".
  • we finished with a game of "mum".

Bookwork: page 13, 14, 15, 119 ex 2

Homework: workbook page 12 ex. 1, 13 ex. 1, 2, 3

19.10

Portfolios: There was an earthquake last night. We wrote about what we were doing when it happened. For example, bwhen the earthquake happened, I was cooking."

Intro: We played a memory game on the board with our new vocabulary words. We tried to remember as many as we could after they were erased. 

  • We talked about earthquakes today. We watched a video during break and learned about what happens during an earthquake. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e7ho6z32yyo
  • We learned about the past continuous and how it is different from the past simple. We practised reading, writing, listening, and speaking sentences using the past continuous.
  • We listened to a punk rock song and had to correct the errors in the lyrics while listening. We talked about other types of music we like.

Bookwork: page 11, 119 ex 1, 12

Homework: workbook page 10, 11 (ex. 1, 2, 3)

17.10

Portfolios: We wrote about the worst day ever to review using the past simple.

Intro: We watched a video where we learned about different natural disastershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VBZsXvmBMs

  • We filled in all the countries we knew on a blank map of Europe. We colored all the countries we have already been to one colour and used a different color for the countries we want to visit in the future.
  • We started a new Unit about a disaster in the past. The kids time traveled to Pompeii, Italy.
  • We learend our new vocabulary words and practised saying them. Then we played a game of Snatch.
  • We did a short listening activity to learn about what happened to the kids as they traveled to the past.
  • We played a spelling race game with our vocabulary words and letters on our desks.
  • We played a few games of hangman as a class.

Bookwork: page 10

Homework: workbook page 10, 11 (ex. 1, 2, 3)

12.10

Intro: We played a game of matching vocabulary words to the picture. Then with the cards, we play a game of Pexeso in small groups.

Test: We had out Unit 0 test today about the Science Lesson.

  • After the test, we did a wordsearch puzzle and picture matching to review jobs.
  • We played a few games of hangman with a partner.
  • We finished with a spooky Halloween video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZvtc1PqECs

Homework: none :)

10.10

Intro: We played a game of matching vocabulary words to the picture. Then with the cards, we play a game of Pexeso in small groups.

Portfolios: We wrote down a past simple question starting with the words did, when, why, what.

  • We reviewed for the Unit 0 test, starting with revision of some past simple verbs. We played a game where one person has the present verb and another has the past verb and you have to find your match in the classroom.
  • Then we did a crossword puzzle. Each clue was a past sentence that had a mistake. The answer was the correct verb to make the sentence in the past. 
  • We did a halloween listening activity to practise listening skills.
  • We finished by playing pictionary with this unit's vocabulary words.

 *We will have the Unit 0 test on Wednesday, 12 October.

Homework: none :)

5.10

Intro: We played a game of Hot Seat to review the vocabulary words from this unit. Students were in pairs and one player had to describe the word while the other player had to guess it before the other teams.

Portfolios: We wrote down our predictions for the story after looking a the pictures on page 8 and 9.

  • We learend about how to make questions in the past simple form. We did exercise 1 and 2 on page 7. We watched a video about Leo the Leopard's bad day and then completed the grammar focus on page 118. We played an online game to build past questions and remember what happened to Leo in the video.
  • We listened to the story about experiments in the science lab on page 8 and 9. We then read it silently to ourselves. We reviewed what happened in each of the three experiments and answered the questions on page 9.
  • We finished by watching some science videos with Bill Nye: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ASLLiuejAo, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66kuhJkQCVM

Homework: workbook page 7, (ex. 1, 2, 3), 8 (ex. 1, 2)

Due on Monday, 10 October

3.10

Intro: We reviewed the past simple and words that make a sentence past such as yesterday, last week, and last yearThen we passed the ball around and talked about what we did last weekend using the past simple.

Portfolios: We watched the video on page 118 about Leo the Leopard's perfect day. Then we imagined what our perfect day would be and wrote in our portfolios what happened using past simple. We shared our perfect days with a partner.

  • We played Kahoot to practise choosing the correct past simple verb to complete a sentence.
  • We listened to the song on page 6. While we listened, we answered the questions about Alex, Pheobe, and Patrick.
  • Then we talked about what a rhyme is and listened to the dialogue on page 6. We practised words that rhyme with shoe and cat by passing the ball around.
  • We finished by playing Dobble.

Homework: workbook page 7, (ex. 1, 2, 3), 8 (ex. 1, 2)

Due on Monday, 10 October

SEPTEMBER

26.09

Portfolios: We reviewed some of the classroom rules by watching a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddvTFgzkS5M. The students wrote down two rules from the video.

  • We began the first unit The Science Lesson. We talk about the characters  student books.
  • We learned the vocabulary words on page 4, both the meaning and pronounciation. We played a game of Snatch and word scrambles to help remember the vocabulary.
  • We did the listening exercise on page 4 and answered the questions about the science experiment in the lab.
  • On page 5 we completed the table using the reading clues.
  • We completed the grammer review of the past simple tense on page 118.
  • We finished with a game of hangman.

Homework: workbook page 4, 5, (ex. 1 & 2), 6 (ex. 1 & 3)

Due on Monday, 3 October

21.09

Portfolios: We reviewed some grammar from last year such as must/mustn't as well as could/couldn't.

  • We explored our student books by playing a scavenger hunt game. We listened and had to find something on one of the pages in our book. For example, "find two story titles", and "tell me one thing you see on page 70".
  • We played the headbands game with food. Each student had a card on their forehead and had to ask other students yes or no questions to guess which food it was. We used questions like "Am I a fruit?"

Class poster: We finished our class poster, which will be hung in the hallway outside our LEAP classroom.

19.09

Portfolios: We reviewed when to use "much" and "many" to describe nouns and finished colouring the covers.

  • We played the headbands game with animals. Each student had a card on their forehead and had to ask other students yes or no questions to guess which animal it was. We used questions like "do I have four legs?"
  • We did a reading exercise about Blue Whales to learn more about them and practise some vocabulary words such as "water" and "sound".
  • We played a Kahoot game about Blue Whales and moved to a different corner of the room to show our answers.
  • We finished with a Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament.

Class poster: We started to work on our class poster, which will be hung in the hallway outside our LEAP classroom.

14.09

Portfolios: We wrote about our favourite part of summer and one goal we have for the new year. We shared some about our summers and continued to decorate the covers.

  • We played the human knot game to practise using words such as “over” and “under”. We had to work as a team to unscramble ourselves.

  • We played a “get to know you” Bingo game. We had to ask our classmates questions, such as "Do you have curly hair?" to get a Bingo.
  • We practised changing statements into questions such as “I like” to “Do you like”. 
  • We learned and practised "hands on top, everybody stop" as a signal to quiet down, sit down, and listen.
  • We played Would you Rather? and chose a side of the room to go to.
  • We finished with a large Dobble game in groups and as a tournament.

Class poster: Next time we will start to work on our class poster, which will be hung in the hallway outside our LEAP classroom.

12.09

Intro: Today during our first lesson we introduced ourselves by passing a ball around and saying some of our favorite things .

 

Portfolios: Students were given their new portfolios, which we will use every lesson. They wrote their names and began to decorate the covers.

 

Class Rules:  We discussed our class rules and how we should treat our friends in class:: 

Be kind to each other

Listen to the teacher

Raise your hand

Mobile phones stay in bags

Speak English 

Help each other

Bring homework and Super Minds books to class everyday

 

Group mascot: We learned about our group mascot, the Blue Whales from this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdCa20EKTcY

 

  • We reviewed questions we can ask our friends , such as "What do you like?" and “What do you not like?” to learn more about each other. We colored in the things we do like, things we sometimes like, and things we don't like on a puzzle.
  • We reviewed words from the previous years such as the days of the week and months of the year through a relay game where you write the word on the board in teams.

 

It was a great first day and I look forward to a great school year!

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