Friday, November 27, 2009

Sheppard Software - educational site



I was told about this site during a workshop and I decided to pay a visit. It is really interesting and the resources are very useful! Check it out!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Tongue twisters


I’ve recently found this wonderful site about Tongue Twisters. It’s worth taking a look at!
Tongue Twisters are a great way to teach new sounds and to practice reading with the students. It is usually great fun for the students and once you give them some Tongue twister to practice, they’ll ask you for more!


Check it out:


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thanksgiving - 26th Nov 2009


Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day, presently celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, has been an annual tradition in the United States since 1863. It did not become a federal holiday until 1941. Thanksgiving was historically a religious observation to give thanks to God, and is still celebrated as such by many families, but it is now also considered a secular holiday as well.

Most Americans celebrate by gathering at home with family or friends for a holiday feast. Though the holiday's origins can be traced to harvest festivals which have been celebrated in many cultures since ancient times, the American holiday is tied to the deliverance of the English settlers by Native Americans after the harsh winter at Plymouth, Massachusetts and that event has become the pre-eminent foundation story for English North America.

The First Thanksgiving was celebrated to give thanks to God and the Native Americans for helping the pilgrims survive the brutal winter. Although half of the pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower had already died, many more would have had it not been for the Native Americans teaching the pilgrims to harvest foods. The first Thanksgiving feast lasted three whole days providing enough food for 53 pilgrims and 90 Indians. The traditional Thanksgiving menu often features turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. Americans may eat these foods on modern day Thanksgiving, but the first feast did not consist of these items. On the first feast turkey was any type of fowl that the pilgrims hunted. Pumpkin pie wasn't on the menu because there were no ovens for baking, but they did have boiled pumpkin. Cranberries weren't introduced at this time. Due to the diminishing supply of flour there was no bread of any kind. The foods included in the first feast included duck, geese, venison, fish, lobster, clams, swan, berries, dried fruit, pumpkin, squash, and many more vegetables.



in: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving_(United_States)

Test- 6th grade



I’ve given this test to my 6th grade students (11 year olds) last week.
The test is based on one test of the course book “Magic Riddle”. I added some exercises of my own and changed the text a bit.

The vocabulary topics explored were the parts of the body, school facilities and school objects.
As for grammar topics: It focuses on the verb to be, the verb to have got and the article a/an.


Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween - Exhibition




This is a bit of what we did at our school! The group of English teachers set up a special Halloween corner with spooky creatures, scary music and lots of spider webs.

The students made beautiful arts and crafts which were exhibited on the walls.