Grizzly Bears

Grizly bears

Teacher:

Kelsey Roman

tel.: +420 733 272 964
email: kelseyroman94@gmail.com

 

Welcome to the new school year 2021-2022!



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. 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. 

 

January

17/1

Today's class we started Unit 5 with a discussion of the Wild West and some new vocabulary. We played a flashcard flipping game and Taboo to help us memorize the meaning of the words. We also completed SB p. 58.

Next we learned about different materials and practiced the language "made of" and "used for" to describe objects. Then we finished SB p.59 and played a guessing game in teams, asking questions about what an object was made of or used for.

 

Homework: WB 58-59 due 24/1

14/1

Today we have a short review and completed the Unit 4 test and celebrated with a Winter word search. After the break we completed page 56 by acting out an exchange at a restaurant and performing for the class.

10/1

Today we began by thinking of the longest words that start with the letters in "WINTER" in our portfolios. Then we checked our homework. We started our review for the test by dividing into teams and playing pictionary with our vocabulary words. Then we answered questions about a calendar and dates in our teams.

 

After the break we played Kahoot to review our "if" sentences. We finished with a game of four corners.

We will have our Unit 4 test on Wednesday 12th January.

7/1

Today’s class was all about weird foods! We started with an international food quiz, learning about foods and countries as we played. Next we read about some crazy foods and discussed whether we would try them. Afterwards, we learned what an inventor was and read about the fun sweets invented by Willie Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  We discussed which we wanted to try and why.

 

Next we sequenced the steps in a sweets recipe and made our own unique food inventions which we presented to the class.

 

No Homework, Study for the Test on 14/1

3/1

Today we welcomed back everyone from winter vacation with a past tense discussion of what we did over the holidays. Next, we did an unscramble activity to review our Unit 4 vocabulary. Afterwards, we raced, filling out a calendar for the month of January to practice our dates. Then we thought of unique conditional sentences in groups starting with the word “If.”

 

After finishing our grammar revision we continued the story in our book and read about the experience of a space restaurant in the future. We also acted out the story. We talked about how much things will cost in the future and designed our own space foods.

 

Homework: WB 50-51 due 10/1. Please bring in your library books.

 

December

20.12

Today we watched the American Christmas film Elf to get us in the holiday spirit.

No homework, Merry Christmas.

17.12

Today's Leap lesson was all about Christmas.

We reviewed Czech Christmas traditions and vocabulary. Then we played Christmas charades. We also compared and contrasted American and UK Christmas with an informative video. Then we learned about international Christmas traditions and played a quiz game.

 

No Homework :)

13.12

Today's class started with more dates practice, as we figured out the dates of special holidays. Then we took out new library books. After, we completed the dialogue on page SB 48 and wrote and performed our own dialogues.

Next we reviewed the different sounds the letter "C" can make in English using WB 48. Then we read a story about food from the future on SB 49 and we created our own future restaurant menus.

Homework: WB 48-49 due 20/12

10.12

Today in Leap we started off Unit 4. We had a chance for some grammar revision from past units in our portfolios and then we discussed our favorite restaurants. After we learned our new vocabulary which is about restaurants. (SB 46) Next we played some vocabulary games such as flashcard flipping, Taboo, and odd one out.

Then we learned how to say dates in English with a reading activity and comprehension questions. (SB 47) We practiced by talking about our birthdays.

 

Homework: WB 46-47 due 17/12

6.12

Today’s class we prepared for and took our Unit 3 test.  We started our review by drawing clocks in our portfolios to match the written times. We also practiced filling in the blanks with “going to.” We played Kahoot and had a spelling race.

 

We also had a chance to give our Music Genre Reports,which were very impressive.

 

Then we were confident and ready to take the Unit 3 test. Next class we will start Unit 4.

 

No Homework :)

3.12

Today in Leap we had the chance to confirm our understanding of telling time in English. We also played a memory game to practice using "going to." Then we read a story about a pop star and practiced narrative sequencing of the story events. (SB p. 41) 

 

Next we played a guess the pop star game.

After we learned about rhythm and practiced making our own rhythms (SB p. 42)

 

Finally we had an extra credit homework assignment due before our test on Monday 6/12. We each took a music genre and have to discover:

  1. What year did the music genre start?

  2. Who are some famous artists in the music genre?

  3. Listen to some songs. Do you like the music genre? Why or why not?

 

Homework: Music project and Unit 3 test on 6/12

 

November

29.11

Today's class we continued the story of time travel in our textbook and learned about the 1950s. We acted out our favorite scenes from the story, answered comprehension questions, and made predictions about what characters would do after the story finished.

 

Then we considered what cultural objects were symbols of the 1950s and what objects today would be remembered when people talk about the 2020s in the future.

 

We also had extra time for some grammar revision using "going to," as well as practice telling time with a board race.

 

Homework: WB 38-39 due 6/12. Unit 3 Test 6/12

26.11

Today in Leap we learned more about different music genres. We unscrambled some of our vocabulary words. We also listened to clips of music and try to guess what genre they were.

In our books we finished the lyrics to a Rock song. We also practised telling time  and played a quiz game where telling time helped score points.

 

Homework: WB 36-37 due 3/12

22.11

Today in Leap we began Unit 3 which is all about music. We discussed which instruments we play and which genres of music we enjoy. Then we learned new vocabulary words, which we reviewed with Taboo and Charades games, as well as hangman.

 

Next, we learned about using "going to" to talk about future plans. We read an interview and answered comprehension questions, and after that we designed our own pop stars and  interviewed each other with questions using "going to."

 

Homework: WB 34-35 due 29/11

19. 11

Today was all about our Unit 2 Test and Review. We had our regular review championships with  teams of Boys versus Girls. We played a spelling race game and Rock Paper Scissors with large numbers. We also had grammar revision through Kahoot! Finally we were confident in our knowledge and took our Unit 2 Test. Before class finished, we had time for a memory game based around rainforest words.

No Homework :)

15.11

Today's class we talked about the people living in the Amazon Rainforest. We discussed what we thought their lives were like and the technology they have access to.

We brainstormed the words we associated with Native Americans. Then we did a reading about their discovery by scientists. We tried to empathize with both the scientists and the natives and wrote dialogues of what we imagined they felt like. We even watched a short documentary over break about how deforestation affects them.

Then we thought about what technology we would share from our society with people in the rainforest and spoke about it as a class.

After, we read about the motivations for cutting down the rainforest and its environmental importance and answered comprehension questions.

We also had time for a vocabulary word search and some fill in the blank grammar revision.

Homework: Study for the Unit 2 Test on 19/11

12.11

Today we began class by completing some activities based on had to/didn’t have to. We made our own example stories and shared them with the class. We then looked at how to change numbers to their written form and practiced many examples. We then played a game where each student had to give another different numbers to write and practice.

We then completed page 120 in our students books and practiced the different grammar to prepare for the upcoming test. To finish we played a big Kahoot with different word puzzles that were very interesting to figure out.

Homework: WB 26-27 due 15/11

8.11

Today's class continued our rainforest theme. We began by unscrambling the vocab words from our unit. We also reviewed some new words by drawing pictures of what they meant. Then we read a story in our students book and played a running dictation game to confirm comprehension. We also answered questions from the text individually.

 

The story we read inspired an interesting class discussion on different cultures and how to show respect for them. During break time we even saw a video where kids tried foods from different cultures.

 

After, we learned about Killer Creatures through a listening activity. We used our new knowledge to play a trivia game that also helped us review large numbers.

 

Homework: WB 26-27 due 15/11

5.11

Today in Leap we started off our class with a rainforest brainstorm and a board race to remember as many words as we could. After that, we looked at grammar for obligations and practiced saying "You have to, '' and  "you don't have to." The students enjoyed designing their own rainforest-themed video games using "you have to" to explain the rulesWe had the opportunity to do a running dictation game with large numbers. We also practiced the phonic differences between "ch" and "j" sounds.

 

Next we listened to a dialogue about traveling in the rainforest and noted the instructions for how to prepare. We then used "I have to" and "I don't have to" to discuss household chores. We completed our grammar work with a classroom survey of chores to practice asking "do you have to...?" Then we had some time for a short game of Rock Paper Scissors before class ended.

 

Homework: WB p.24-25 due 12/11

1.11

In Leap today we began Unit 2. To get us ready we had a final review of the grammar from our last unit by unscrambling sentences with the past continuous. Next we discussed what we knew about the rainforest, its climate and its animals. 

 

Then we practiced saying our new vocabulary, sharing what we knew about unique rainforest animals. We played a recognition game racing to flip over the correct flashcard. After we listened to the story in our student books and answered comprehension questions in pairs.

Then we played Taboo with our new vocabulary where students could only describe the word to a partner without saying it.

 

We then moved on to page 23 where we learned some interesting facts about the Amazon rainforest and reviewed how to say large numbers in English. For more practice, we sorted and glued various numbers under the categories of how to say them. Finally we took turns writing very large numbers on the board and saying them as a class.

 

Homework: WB p. 22-23 due 8/11

OCTOBER

25.10

Today's lesson was all about Halloween! First we did a class poll on what scares us most and discussed why. We made sure to go over the differences between "scary" and "scared."

 

Next we tried to remember as much Halloween themed vocabulary as possible from a word cloud. Then we went over classic Halloween monsters and played monster charades. Afterwards we got into groups and wrote short scary stories.

 

On break we watched a short Halloween themed cartoon, and then returned to work with a crossword puzzle. Then we tried to brainstorm the 9 most popular human Halloween costumes and the number one costume for dogs. After, we read a little about the history of Halloween. We finished off the lesson with speaking practice using "would" to ask what students wanted as a Halloween costume. 

 

Enjoy fall break and I hope to see you for the beginning of Unit 2 next Monday!

 

No Homework :)

22.10

Today in Leap we decided to take some time to celebrate all we have accomplished as our first full month comes to a close. We started off with some fil in the blanks sentences in our portfolios.

We also had time for vocabulary games! We had a board race, and a family feud style competition where students thought about the top 5 English words they knew in a category.

 

The students also had a chance to practice their past continuous grammar a final time as each student did a speaking survey of their classmates. We completed our lesson with a short discussion about the country of Iceland which is full of volcanoes and experiences many earthquakes and a debate about which natural disasters were the most devastating. The students voted that volcanoes were the scariest.

 

Next week we will talk about Halloween! I hope to see you all there.

 

No Homework :)

18.10

Our Leap class today was all about review and taking our Unit 1 Test. For the purpose of review, we had our Review Championships, where two teams face-off in a variety of games to determine one winner. We began by going over the difference between past simple and past continuous. Next we played a game of timed pictionary to strengthen our vocabulary recognition. After that we played disappearing elephant, which focused on correct spelling. The last game was a relay race to use the past continuous while speaking.

 

After the break, we checked our homework and took our Unit 1 test. At the end of class we discussed how students can qualify for Student of the Month. Each completed homework that is on time will be worth 1 point. Any extra credit opportunities will be worth 3 points. Points will be

calculated and the results will be announced next Monday!

 

Extra Credit: Bring in information about a natural disaster to present to the class on 22/10 and you will get +3 points towards Student of the Month. :)

15.10

Today in Leap we began our class with a a game of Stop the Bus. Then, after checking our homework, we learned a bit about the differences in using "while" and "when" in talking about events occurring at the same time in the past. We practiced this by correcting sentences in our portfolios.

 

We also discussed volcanoes and tornadoes in depth, using listening activities to learn more about their effects. Finally we used our knowledge to write make presentations about natural disasters in groups.

Since we finished our unit, next Monday we will have our review and our Unit 1 Test. I hope to see you all there.

 

Homework: No homework, Unit 1 Test 18/10.

 

11.10

Today at Leap, we started off our lesson with a wordsearch, to help solidify our vocabulary spelling.  We continued by making predictions about the story from our textbooks. After reading and acting out the story, we played a running dictation game to sequence the narrative of events.

 

Afterwards, we discussed how we would help others if we had been present in the story, as well as the value of helping others. We also discussed what natural disasters we had witnessed. Then we collected all our knowledge about many types of disasters, and read an article on the topic with True or False questions. Finally, we played a game of Taboo, using natural disaster vocabulary.

Homework: WB p. 14-15 Due, 18/10

8.10

Today’s class began with a vocabulary review game for our new Unit. Then we used conditionals to discuss what we would do if faced with a natural disaster. We listened to a song about experiencing natural disasters and corrected the lyrics for the song in our Studentbooks.

 

Using the song lyrics, we introduced the topic of long and short vowel sounds, and had a race to sort  and glue English words with long and short vowel sounds in the appropriate categories.

 

Afterwards we used the past continuous form to play a memory game where each student had to come up with a new activity they were doing in the past. We discussed that you can use the word “while” to say that two things are happening at the same time. This helped us complete a reading activity. Then we wrote short creative stories using "while" and the past continuous. We shared them with the class and tried to remember story details. Finally, we played a game of charades, using the past continuous and the word “while” when guessing which activities we were acting out.

 

Homework: WB p. 12-13 Due 15/10

4. 10

Today in Leap we finally finished reviewing the foundational knowledge from the previous year and started Unit 1! We introduced Unit 1 with a discussion about the meaning of the word “Disaster.” This led to a brainstorming session, before we revealed the topic of our Unit: Ancient  Pompeii. We learned a little about Ancient Pompeii and some new vocabulary words to help us imagine the city. Students played a flashcard slap game in teams to encourage recognition. Then they drew and labeled their own cities in groups with one student as an architect giving directions. 

Then we turned our attention to our textbooks where we followed the characters from our previous story as they traveled time in a listening activity.

After, we focused on  learning when to properly use the past continuous.  First we drilled when to use “was” and “were” with a writing challenge. Then we practiced using the past continuous by discussing our schedules the previous day with partners. Finally, we read an article and used it to match pictures to the correct past continuous sentence.

Homework: WB p. 10-11 Due 11/10

 

1.10

Today was the day of our first test this year! In order to ensure we were prepared, we played pictionary and hangman to review our Unit 0 vocabulary a final time. Afterwards, we raced to put present tense sentences in the simple past tense and discussed rules for simple past tense verbs. 

 

The second half of our lesson was dedicated to taking the Unit 0 test. Our test had a listening, vocabulary, and grammar section. I have a good feeling about how it went.

 

We also put the last touches on our classroom poster, and decorated our portfolios.

Next week we will start Unit 1 and finish our review of last year’s material. Hope to see all students there.

Homework: No homework :)

SEPTEMBER

27.9

Today’s class was all about reviewing for our Unit 0 Test next class. We started with a game of vocabulary charades, where the students had to signal vocabulary words silently with their hands and other students had to correctly guess the word.

Then we did a verb brainstorm and tried to name as many verbs as we could without repeating ourselves. Next, we practiced putting these verbs into the past tense, and then sorted the past tense forms into Regular and Irregular categories.

Most importantly, we focused on how to make questions in the past tense and when to use the word “Did” or “was” in making these questions. We made sure we knew when to use “was” and when to use “were,” as well. We also reviewed the meanings of "Who," "What," "When", "Where," "Why," and "How." Once we felt confident in making questions, we played a game called Angels, Bombs, and Guns, which mixed students’ ability to form past tense questions with luck in the number of points they received.

Finally we rewrote some example sentences so that they were changed from present to simple past tense and discussed them as a class.

No Homework: Please study for the Unit 0 Test on Friday 1/10

24.9

Today’s class started with the listening activity review of the previous year’s language skills. We are almost finished with these reviews and introductory lessons and by October we should be able to dedicate all of our time to new material.

Next we made predictions about the story in our textbooks. We remembered the song from the previous lesson and this also helped our predictions. Then, we listened to the story together once, and acted it out as the characters to make sure we understood the sequencing of events. Afterwards, we answered narrative sequencing questions in pairs.

We also had extra to finish our class poster, and we decorated it with our Grizzly Bear facts. We ended class with some simple past tense practice by talking about the best and worst parts of yesterday.

Next class we will reviewUnit 0 so that we are prepared for our Unit 0 Test on Friday 1/10.

Homework: WB p.8-9 DUE FRIDAY 1/10

20.9

In Leap today, the students made further progress with their listening activity reviews of last year’s knowledge. Then, we briefly recalled the story we began in the previous class, and our newer vocabulary on science experiments.  We followed what happened next through a song. After listening we checked our comprehension of the song in pairs. 

The song also introduced us to the concept of “rhyming” which can connect words in English that sound the same, even if they have different spellings. Students further explored this concept by racing to glue cut out words that rhyme in groups.


Afterwards we had time to play pictionary with our Unit 0 vocabulary, and work together on our class posters, which are almost finished now.

 

Next we learned about how to ask questions in the past tense, and practiced by asking and answering our own past tense questions in pairs. We made sure to change question formats and partners to get the most out of our practice. We spent a little bit of extra time making sure we understood question words and when to use “was” and “were.” 

Finally we played a memory game, where students interviewed each other about yesterday, and then reported back to the teacher what they learned. The students had a blast making up silly stories that demonstrate proper use of simple past tense verbs, and past tense questions.

Homework: WB p. 6-7 DUE MONDAY 27/9

17.9

Today’s class started with practicing older vocabulary from the previous years with a listening activity. We will be doing this each class for every unit from last year, to make sure we have a solid foundation to build on.
 

Next we started with our Unit 0 vocabulary. We had a relay race to identify the new words with flashcards, and later there was a race to unscramble the new vocabulary in teams.

 

The vocabulary helped us make predictions about the story in our Studentbooks. After listening to the story the students played a running dictation game, in pairs.with one student speaking and another writing the answers to story comprehension questions.

 

Afterwards the students solved a logic puzzle in English using clues that helped them practice simple past tense verbs. Then we brainstormed regular and irregular past tense verbs and used them to play a beachball game, where the student who caught the ball had to make a new sentence about what they did yesterday.

 

Finally we continued to work together by drawing a forest on our Grizzly Bears class poster.


Homework: Workbook page 4-5 due Friday 24/9


13.9.

Today was the first day together at Leap, so we started by talking about our summers. We handed out portfolios and school books for this year. Then we had a chance to review some of our knowledge from last year with a listening activity.

 

To help us settle into the new school year, we brainstormed good classroom rules as a game, Then we agreed to follow the rules we had in common. As a sign of our mutual agreement, we started work on our Grizzly Bears Class Poster.
 

We also discussed the behavior of good classmates and good friends. We thought up examples of how we should treat others with kindness.  The word “empathy” was introduced and students took a survey to see if they use empathy when talking to friends.


Next, we read some short stories and tried to show empathy towards the story characters. Students pretended to be the character in the story, and imagined how they would feel. They shared the stories in pairs, and tried to act  as a helpful friend by listening and giving advice.


After practicing empathy, we signed an anti-bullying pledge. We finished class by playing an English vocabulary review game called Stop The Bus.


Homework: Each student was asked to research a fact on Grizzly Bears. DUE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 17

 

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