Cheetahs

Cheetahs

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

23.1

Intro: We played the conversation game 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 reading and correcting some sentences.
  • 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 werewolf.

Bookwork: page 49, 54, 55

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

due Monday, 30 January

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

20.1

Intro: We played a game of wordshake to start class and we beat our high score.

  • 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 listened to a recipe about weird dessert drink. Then we answered questions about the ingredients and steps to make it. Then we created a menu with three courses of weird food combinations and shared these with the class.
  • We finished with a game of werewolf.

Bookwork: page 50, 51, 53

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 played a game of Taboo in teams of two.
  • We played a game where you pick two choices from a category and then vote which one is better.
  • 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 werewolf.

Bookwork: page 47, 122

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

due Monday, 23 January

13.1

Test: We had our unit 3 test today. 

  • Aftert the test we read library books or worked on a wordsearch puzzle.
  • We also introduced 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 did a listening exercise about the Space Restaurant.
  • We played a game of Werewolf.

Bookwork: 46

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 played a game of guess the country on the map.
  • We finished with a game of Werewolf.

Bookwork: none

Homework: page 46

Test: We will have our unit 3 test on Friday, 13 January.

6.1

Intro: We remembered some things we did over Christmas break and shared with the class while passing a ball around.

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

  • 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 talked about different items from the 1950's including a Cadillac, swing skirt, and jukebox. Then we brainstormed in groups what items are unique to the current decade. We wrote our ideas on the board as a class.
  • We finished with a game of Werewolf.

Bookwork: page 39, 42

Homework: none :)

Test: We will have our unit 3 test on Friday, 13 January.

DECEMBER

21.12

Today we celebrated with a Christmas party!

  • We had snacks and did a few games of Kahoot about unusual Christmas traditions aroudn the world, food from around the world, and flags of different countries.
  • Then we played a few games of werewolf.

Have a nice holiday break :)

16.12

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 Kahot about car logos
  • We read the story of Elvis and the time travelers. We scanned the text first and answered some questions. We also corrected some sentences that had mistakes about the story.

Bookwork: page 121, 38, 39

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

due Monday, 19 December

12.12

Intro: We started with a game of hot seat Taboo 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 pretended we were a celebrity and wrote out our daily schedules with what we do at certain times.
  • We played a geography games to guess the country. We also play Kahoot about the World Cup.

Bookwork: page 37

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

due Monday, 19 December

9.12

Intro: We started with a game of Kahoot to guess logos.

  • 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. After the test, there was the option to complete a wordsearch. 

  • We played a game of guess the country's national food dish and guess which country the famous monument is in.
  • 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 played a game of hotseat with pantomim to practise our new words.
  • We fnished with reading a few more pages of our story about Pompeii.

Bookwork: page 34

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

due Monday, 12 December

2.12

Intro: We played a game of Christmas pick one, kick one. We also practised some new tongue twisters.

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 playing pictonary as a class.
  • We played a game of Kahoot about logos.
  • We played a game of wordshake to beat our class high score.

Bookwork: workbook page 30, 31

Homework: none :)

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

NOVEMBER

28.11

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

 

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

Last week, I had to...

Today, 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 finished and presented to the class 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?

25.11

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

 

Notebooks: In our notebooks, we unscrambled sentences that include our grammar points. 

 

  “we do to have a lot homework of?” 

 

Students Book: We worked through pages 26 and 27 in our Students Books and discussed our story. 

 

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?

 

TEST, Our test will take place on Friday 02.12

22.11

  • We reviewed large numbers with a game of bingo.
  • We reviewed has to/have to/had to.
  • 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 read the story about the rainforest that takes place in the present. We also answered some comprehension questions.
  • We finished with a game of Kahoot.

Bookwork: 26, 27

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

due on Monday, 28 November

19.11

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

  • We learned about how to say and write out large numbers and completed a reading activity.
  • We read some dialogues and had to answer questions about them.
  • We reviewed has to/have to/had to
  • 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 learned our new words and played pictionary on the board.
  • We finished with a game of Christmas Kahoot.

Bookwork: 23, 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 discussed other facts we knew about the rain forest as well as some animals that have spots and that are poisonous.
  • We learned our new words and played pictionary a few different ways.
  • We completed a listening activity.
  • We finished with a game of Christmas Kahoot.

Bookwork: 22

Homework: page 22, 23

due on Monday, 21 November

11.11

We completed the unit 1 test today.

  • We also played a game of would you rather? and categories
  • 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 learned some English tongue twisters and practised saying them with each other. We also played a game of Wordshake to try and beat our record.

  • We checked our homework from last week.
  • We reviewed for the test with some past continuous and past simple practice in our portfolios.
  • Then we reviewed the vocabulary words by playing "What's Missing" and the spelling race game.
  • We finished with a game of "Would you rather?"

Bookwork: none

Homework: no homework this week :)

*The unit 1 test will be on Friday, 11 November.

4.11

Intro: We watched our Halloween video!

  • 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.

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 Friday, 11 November.

OCTOBER

31.10

Happy Halloween!

  • We checked our homework from last week.
  • We finished making our costumes and reviewed the script for our Halloween play.
  • After practicing a few times, we filmed the Halloween play we created as a class. It will be fun to watch the final video!

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 performed the story as a drama for the rest of the class and changed one thing that happened in the story.
  • we learned how to use past continuous for two simultaneous actions using "while".

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

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

21.10

Portfolios: We played a game of wordshake.

Game: Past simple and past continuous Kahoot

  • 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.
  • We finalized the script for our Halloween play

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 wrote our individual parts in the Halloween play.
  • 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.

Test: Studetns got their graded unit 0 test today.

Bookwork: page 10

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

14.10

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 Halloween mad libs to create a spooky story.
  • We continued writing our Halloween play which we will perform on Halloween.  
  • We finished with a spooky Halloween video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZvtc1PqECs

Homework: none :)

10.10

Intro: We play pictionary in small teams with this unit's vocabulary words and some spooky Halloween words.

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

  • We checked our answers with a partner from this week's homework.
  • 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 started writing a Halloween play which we will perform on Halloween. We thought about a character for each person in the class and where the play could take place. We came up with some ideas of what could happen.

 *We will have the Unit 0 test on Friday, 14 October.

Homework: none :)

7.10

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 our predictions for the story after looking a the pictures on page 8 and 9.

  • We learned 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 playing a fun Halloween Kahoot.

 *We will have the Unit 0 test on Friday, 14 October.

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

Due on Monday, 10 October

SEPTEMBER

30.09

Intro: We shared about what we did this week using the past tense and what our favourite subject in school is.

Portfolios: We wrote the past tense of some verbs including get, have, eat, sleep. 

  • We in the Science Lesson lesson unit and watched the video about Leo the Leopard's best day ever. Then we completed exercise 1 on page 118 making past simple verbs to fill in sentences.
  • We reviewed what happened to the characters last lesson in the science lab and then 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 and listened to the dialogue on page 6. We practised saying words that rhyme and thought of our some on our own by playing a game passing the ball around.
  • We imagined yesterday was the best day ever and wrote in our portfolios what happened on the best day using past simple. We shared this with a partner.
  • We finished by playing human knot.

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

Due on Friday, 7 October

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 finished with a game of hangman.

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

Due on Friday, 7 October

23.09

Portfolios: We reviewed some grammar from last year such as must/mustn't as well as the past simple/past continuous

  • 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 almost 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 Cheetahs to learn more about them.
  • We played a Kahoot game about Cheetahs 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.

16.09

Portfolios: We wrote about our favourite part of summer and one goal we have for the new year. We shared about what we did during summer and then 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.

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 Cheetahs from this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J20eXhZTHEo

 

  • 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.

 

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


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

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