Grizzly Bears

Grizzly bears

Teacher:

Will Olson

phone:  +420 608 716 178
email:  willolson64@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

23.01

Intro: Today, we began by presenting our crazy foods that we began working on last lesson.

 

 

Notebooks: In our notebooks, we practiced writing dates by talking about when our birthdays and popular holidays are.

 

Vocabulary: We reviewed our new unit vocabulary: waiter, strawberries, biscuits, spoon, napkin, fork, knife, pepper, salt, chopsticks.

 

New Grammar: We discussed and practiced the 0 Conditional

Example:

If you press the button, the TV turns off.

 

Students Book: We worked through pages 50 and 51 in our students' books.

 

 

HOMEWORK: Pages 49 and 50 are assigned as homework for Monday January 30th

TEST: Our Unit 4 Test will also be on MONDAY JANUARY 30th.


 

20.01

Intro: Today, we began by playing a game of scattegories

 

 

Notebooks: In our notebooks, we practiced writing our new unit vocabulary

 

Vocabulary: We reviewed our new unit vocabulary: waiter, strawberries, biscuits, spoon, napkin, fork, knife, pepper, salt, chopsticks.

 

New Grammar: We discussed and practiced the 0 Conditional

Example:

If you press the button, the TV turns off.

 

Students Book: We worked through page 49 in our students' books.

 

Willy Wonka Activity: We discussed the idea of “Crazy Foods” using Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and then came up with our own crazy foods which we will present on Monday.

 

HOMEWORK: Pages 47 and 48 are assigned as homework for Monday January 23rd

 

16.01

Intro: Today, we began our talking about the peaks and pits of our weekends

 

 

Notebooks: In our notebooks, we wrote about if we would like to visit space as well as why or why not

 

New Unit: We introduced our new unit which is space and food themed.

 

Vocabulary: We introduced our new unit vocabulary: waiter, strawberries, biscuits, spoon, napkin, fork, knife, pepper, salt, chopsticks.

 

New Grammar: We discussed and practiced dates in English 

For Example:

“12th of October” 

 

Students Book: We worked through page 46 and 47 in our students' books.

 

HOMEWORK: Pages 47 and 48 are assigned as homework for Monday January 23rd

 

13.01

Intro: We reviewed for our test by talking about things students may still find difficult

 

Test: We took our Unit 3 Test

 

New Words: We introduced our new space restaurant vocabulary.

 

Homework: Page 46 in the workbook is assigned as homework for Monday, January 16th

 

9.01

Intro: Today, we began our lesson by playing a word game called scattegories

 

 

Notebooks: In our notebooks, we practiced “going to” as well as telling time using “past” and “to”

 

Vocabulary: We reviewed our music vocabulary: spotlight, backing singers, electric guitar, fans, dancer, bass guitar, drum kit, bodyguards, stage. 

 

Students Book: We worked through page 42 in our students' books.

 

Kahoot Review: We reviewed for our upcoming test using another game of kahoot.

 

TEST: Our Test will be Friday, January 13th

 

6.01

Intro: Today, we began our lesson by talking about what we did over our holiday break.

 

 

Notebooks: In our notebooks, we practiced “going to” as well as telling time using “past” and “to”

 

Vocabulary: We reviewed our music vocabulary: spotlight, backing singers, electric guitar, fans, dancer, bass guitar, drum kit, bodyguards, stage. 

 

Students Book: We worked through page 41 in our students' books.

 

Kahoot Review: We reviewed for our upcoming test using a game of kahoot.

TEST: Our Test will be Friday, January 13th

 

DECEMBER

19.12

Intro: Today, we began our lesson by playing a game of scattergories

 

 

Notebooks: In our notebooks, we practiced telling time using “past” and “to”

 

Vocabulary: We reviewed our music vocabulary: spotlight, backing singers, electric guitar, fans, dancer, bass guitar, drum kit, bodyguards, stage. 

 

Students Book: We worked through page 40 in our students' books.

 

USA Project: Students did a mini project on a U.S. State (California, Texas, or New York) to find out more about the USA. Then they presented the information to their classmates.

 

16.12

Intro: Today, we began our lesson by doing and Island Survival Activity where students had to come with a survival plan for a desert island based on items they chose to bring. This used our grammar “going to” to make plans.

 

Ex: I am going to bring a rope. 

 

Notebooks: In our notebooks, we wrote about our goals for 2023 using our grammar.

 

Vocabulary: We reviewed our music vocabulary: spotlight, backing singers, electric guitar, fans, dancer, bass guitar, drum kit, bodyguards, stage. 

 

Students Book: We worked through page 37-39 in our students' books.

 

HOMEWORK: Pages 36 and 37  from the workbook are assigned as homework. DUE ON MONDAY 19.12




 

13.12

Intro: Today, we began our lesson by talking about the Peak and Pit of our weekends

 

Notebooks: In our notebooks, we unscrambled sentences using our grammar “going to”.

 

Vocabulary: We reviewed our music vocabulary: spotlight, backing singers, electric guitar, fans, dancer, bass guitar, drum kit, bodyguards, stage. 

 

Students Book: We worked through page 36 in our students' books.

 

HOMEWORK: Pages 36 and 37  from the workbook are assigned as homework. DUE ON MONDAY 19.12



 

09.12

Intro: Today, we began our lesson with a quick game of Scattegories to warm up our brains

 

Notebooks: In our notebooks, we wrote and talked about what we want for Christmas this year and why.

 

 

New Vocabulary: We reviewed our music vocabulary: spotlight, backing singers, electric guitar, fans, dancer, bass guitar, drum kit, bodyguards, stage. 

 

Students Book: We worked through page 35 in our students' books. 

 

Going to: We introduced our unit grammar; using “going to” to talk about future plans. We did an activity to help practice.

 

HOMEWORK: Pages 34 and 35  from the workbook are assigned as homework. DUE ON MONDAY 13.12

 
 

05.12

Intro: Today, we began our lesson by playing a quick language game

 

Notebooks: In our notebooks, we wrote and talked about our favorite music artist or band and why we like them.

 

New Unit: To introduce the new unit we discussed different kinds of music.

 

New Vocabulary: We talked about our new music vocabulary: spotlight, backing singers, electric guitar, fans, dancer, bass guitar, drum kit, bodyguards, stage. 

 

Students Book: We worked through page 34 in our students' books. 

 

 

HOMEWORK: Pages 34 and 35  from the workbook are assigned as homework. DUE ON MONDAY 13.12

 

November

02.12

TEST: Today we reviewed for and took out Unit 2 Test

 

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?

 

TEST:  Our test will take place on Friday 02.12



 

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. 

 

 

Silly You Have To: We wrote down silly rules that we have to follow using “Have to and Has to” and then we spun a wheel to see which students had to follow the rule:

 

“If you have a blue shirt, you have to dance for 10 seconds.”

 

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?

 

HOMEWORK: Pages 25, 26 from the workbook and worksheet 3 are assigned as homework. DUE ON MONDAY 28.11

 

TEST, Our test will take place on Wednesday 02.12



 

21.11

Intro: Today, we began our lessons by playing our board games we made last week using our grammar rules

 

Notebooks: In our notebooks, we wrote down three house rules each student has to follow at home using our grammar, have to and has to. 

 

 

Homework Review: We checked and went through our home work that was due today.

 

Students Book: We worked through pages 28 and 29 in our Students Books. 

 

 

 

HOMEWORK: Pages 25, 26 from the workbook and worksheet 3 are assigned as homework. DUE ON MONDAY 28.11

 

TEST, Our test will take place on Friday 02.12

 

18.11

Intro: Today, we began our lesson by reviewing our new unit vocabulary with a game of hangman

 

Notebooks: In our notebooks, we wrote and talked about what we would bring to a rainforest adventure and why.

 

 

New Vocabulary: Weplayed a game called flyswatter to review our unit words: beak, toucan, creeper, sloth, anaconda, branch, jaguar, anteater, beetle, pool.

 

Students Book: We worked through pages 24 and 25 in our Students Books. 

 

Create a Board Game: Using our new unit grammar, have to has to, we made a board game that has 5 rules. We will play these games during Monday's Lesson. 

 

HOMEWORK: Pages 22,23, and 24  from the workbook are assigned as homework. DUE ON MONDAY 21.11

14.11

Intro: Today, we began our lesson by talking about the Peak and Pit of our weekends

 

Notebooks: In our notebooks, we wrote about whether we would like to visit the rainforest or the African savannah

 

New Unit: To introduce the new unit we discussed the rainforest and learned about different animals that live there. 

 

New Vocabulary: We talked about our new rainforest vocabulary: beak, toucan, creeper, sloth, anaconda, branch, jaguar, anteater, beetle, pool.

 

Students Book: We worked through pages 22 and 23 in our students books. 

 

 

HOMEWORK: Pages 22,23, and 24  from the workbook are assigned as homework. DUE ON MONDAY 21.11

11.11

INTRO: We reviewed our vocabulary and grammar before the test.

 

TEST: We took our Unit 1 Test

 

7.11

Intro: Today, we began our lesson by putting on our play of the super minds story

 

Notebooks: In our notebooks, we used the past continuous to build sentences based on looking at pictures.

 

He was running while she was reading.

He was riding a bike when she fell. 

 

HOMEWORK: We checked and corrected our Homework for this week.

 

Test Review: We played a variety of games to review for our test later this week

 

TEST: Our Unit 1 test is on 11.11!!!

 

4.11

Intro: Today, we began our lesson by playing a word game called Scattegories

 

Notebooks: In our notebooks, we wrote down words based on what pictures in our Super Minds book made us think of. 

 

Building our Story: Using those words we thought of we built sentences to make our own funny story as a class. 

 

Reading and Listening: We listened to and read our Unit 1 story in the books and then we answered comprehension questions based on the story.

 

Put on a Play: We then began to prepare our lines to reenact the story for the class. 

 

 

HOMEWORK: Pages 13,14, and 15  from the workbook are assigned as homework. DUE ON MONDAY 07.11


TEST: Our Unit 1 test is on FRIDAY 11.11!!!

October

31.10

Intro: Today, we began our lesson by talking about the Peak (best part) and Pit (worst part) of our holiday breaks.

 

Notebooks: In our notebooks, we wrote about and discussed the question, “What are you scared of?” and Why. 

 

Vocab and Grammar: We played games to review our unit vocab as well as our past continuous grammar. 

 

Halloween Activities: For the remainder of the lesson, we watched a video about the history of Halloween and then played a game called Werewolf. It’s a murder mystery game where students have to try and guess which one of their classmates is the Werewolf. 

 

 

HOMEWORK: Pages 13,14, and 15  from the workbook are assigned as homework. DUE ON MONDAY 07.11

 

THE HOMEWORK WILL REQUIRE USE OF THE CAMBRIDGE ONE ONLINE PLATFORM PLEASE MAKE SURE STUDENTS HAVE SCRATCHED OFF THEIR CODES AND ARE ABLE TO USE THE PLATFORM.

 

24.10

Intro: Today, we began our lesson with a game of Hotseat with our Unit 1 Vocabulary words

 

Portfolios: In our Portfolios, we wrote and talked about our past continuous grammar using:

What were you doing?

On Friday, at 7:00PM?

On Saturday at 12:00PM?

On Sunday at 4:00PM?

 

Vocab Practice: We used a variety of games and activities to review our Vocabulary 

  

Homework: We checked our homework and talked about page 10,11,12 in our workbooks

 

Natural Disaster Report: In the second half of the lesson students put together a report on various natural disasters (Earthquakes, Wildfire, Volcanoes which included:

What is it?

When and Where can it happen?

What does it do?

1 Fun Fact

A fully colored picture

 

Then students presented their report to the rest of the class

 

HOMEWORK: No homework for next week! Enjoy your fall break!

21.10

Intro: Today, we began our lesson by playing a letter game called Scattergories where we have to come up with things that begin with a letter of the alphabet that fit into categories (Animal, Food, Country, etc.).

 

Portfolios: In our Portfolios, we unscrambled our  Vocabulary words for this unit.

 

New Grammar: We worked on pages 11 and 12 of our Student Books to introduce the past continuous tense. (He was reading. She was sleeping.)

  

Grammar Practice: We practiced this grammar by examining a picture for a short time and then forming past continuous sentences based on what the people were doing in the picture.

 

HOMEWORK: Pages 10,11, and 12  from the workbook are assigned as homework. DUE ON MONDAY 24.10

17.10

Intro: Today, we began our lesson by discussing the Peaks (best part) and Pits (worst parts) of our weekend.

 

Portfolios: In our Portfolios, we wrote about which time period we would like to visit: Dinosaur TImes, Roman TImes, or Medieval TImes.

 

New Unit Introduction: We introduced our new unit by watching a small part of this video by Bill Nye the Science Guy

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7yiCNgWGJw

  

Natural Disasters: We learned about different natural disasters and played a new version of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” called Tornado, Earthquake, Fire.

 

New Vocabulary: We introduced and practiced our new unit vocabulary using flashcards, games and activities.

 

HOMEWORK: Pages 10,11, and 12  from the workbook are assigned as homework. DUE ON MONDAY 24.10

 

14.10

TEST: Today was our Test for Unit 0! We reviewed some key language before the start of the test.

 

I will give the tests back to everyone when every student in the class has taken the test.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

10.10

Intro: Today, we began our lesson by reviewing our vocabulary words with a memory game.

 

Portfolios: In our Portfolios, we thought about our favorite celebrity and wrote down 3 questions we would want to ask them.

 

HOMEWORK: We reviewed the homework that was due for today.


TEST REVIEW: We reviewed for our test which is on Friday 14.10 with a series of games and kahoot!


7.10

Intro: Today, we began our lesson by reviewing our vocabulary words with a memory game.

 

Portfolios: In our Portfolios, we looked at pictures in the Super Minds book and wrote down what they made us think of

 

Story Building: As a class we built a story using the words from our portfolios.

 

Bookwork: We continued work in our Super Minds book Unit 0.  

Question Words: We did an activity about building questions based on the answer.

 

Answer: John plays basketball after school.

Question: What does John do after school?

 

HOMEWORK: Pages 6,7, and 8 from the workbook are assigned as homework. DUE ON MONDAY 14.10


TEST: Our Unit 0 Test is on Friday 14.10

SEPTEMBER

30.9

Intro: Today, we began our lesson with a series of “Would you rather” Questions?

Would you rather time travel to the past or the future?

Would you rather be able to fly or go invisible?

Would you rather eat unlimited french fries or chocolate cake?

 

Portfolios: In our Portfolios, we wrote down and spoke about what yesterday would have been like if it was a perfect day. 

 

Vocabulary: We reviewed our science vocabulary with flashcards and a game of flyswatter at the board

 

Bookwork: We continued work in our Superminds book Unit 0.  

 

Poster: We finally finished work on our class poster.

 

HOMEWORK: Pages 4&5 from the workbook are assigned as homework. DUE ON FRIDAY 7.10

 

There’s no class on Monday so I will see everyone on Friday!

 

26.9

Intro: Today, to begin our lesson we asked each other what we did this weekend with a focus on past tense verbs?

 

Portfolios: In our Portfolios, we wrote down and spoke about our favorite school subjects and why.

 

New Vocabulary: We reviewed our science vocabulary with flashcards and a game of hangman.

 

Bookwork: We listened to a story about a classroom science experiment gone wrong and used past tense verbs to solve clues about a class schedule.  

 

HOMEWORK: Pages 4&5 from the workbook were assigned as homework. DUE ON FRIDAY 7.10


Poster: We continued work on our class poster.


23.9

Intro: Today during our lesson we played Hot Seat to review vocabulary and warm ourselves up for the lesson. 

 

Portfolios: In our Portfolios, we wrote down and spoke about what we want to be when we grow up and why.

 

Bookwork: We introduced our new unit on Science by watching and talking about some videos by Bill Nye the Science Guy. Please make sure all students bring their books to class EVERY DAY starting next week.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ASLLiuejAo

New Vocabulary: We introduced our new vocabulary words for the unit with flashcards. 

Activity/Poster: We split the class into two groups and some of us helped to finish up our class poster and some of us did an activity about jobs.


19.9

Intro: Today during our lesson we spun a conversation wheel to ask each other questions and get to know eachother better. 

Portfolios: In our Portfolios, we wrote down and spoke about what we did this summer and what we did this weekend.

 

Sentence Building: We used word blocks to see which team could build more sentences and reviewed the structure of a sentence.

Group Poster: We continued work on our class poster which will be hung in the hallway outside our LEAP classroom.

Story Building: We used a game called Mad-Libs to build a story about the Olympics and going to the zoo, using different English parts of speech.


16.9

Intro: Today during our first lesson we got to know each other through games and activities like 2 Truths and a Lie, and reviewed essential vocabulary through a game called Hotseat

Portfolios: In our Portfolios, we reviewed our class rules and wrote them down.

 

Textbook: We opened our brand new textbooks for a scavenger hunt. In teams, we tried to find

4 Lesson Titles

3 Character Names

2 BIG Questions

1 Superfact

 

Group Poster: We started work on our class poster which will be hung in the hallway outside our LEAP classroom.

 

Story Building: We used a game called Mad-Libs to build a story using different English parts of speech.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and I’m looking forward to next week!


12.9

Intro: Today during our first lesson we introduced ourselves and used games and activities (Hangman, Who’s in your circle?, What I did this summer) to get to know the teacher and each other.

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 watched parts of this video to help talk about what we will do in our class: 

Be Kind 

Listen to the Teacher

Pay Attention

Raise your Hand

Put Mobile Phones Away

Speak English 

Help Each Other

Bring Homework and Textbooks to Class Everyday

Group mascot: We learned about our group mascot, the Grizzly BearsWe talked about:

What it eats

Where it lives

How it behaves

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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