Teaching English is more than teaching grammar. Teaching English is teaching to share, teaching culture, values. British and American festivals are a good reason for it. This blog shows how our students can learn English, using something more than grammar... Welcome!

miércoles, 13 de abril de 2011

PREPARING "EASTER EGG HUNT" IN OUR GARDEN...


What can you see in a garden in spring? and in Easter? Easter eggs, Easter Bunny, chicks, grass, flowers, butterflies,... So, students, shoulders to the wheel! 











viernes, 8 de abril de 2011

EASTER IS COMING TO ALOSNO...

Students are making an Easter Egg. English teacher is going to make "a garden" into the school using posterboards to make the grass and the rabbits. Teachers are going to hide the Easter Eggs in the garden in order to students find them. These are some pictures of " the making of the Easter Egg":





miércoles, 6 de abril de 2011

BODY STORY: VERY ALIVE TOYS

Students in 3rd level have made this craft about their favourite toys: Pollypocket and Woody. This craft was their final task in Art. Firstly, they drew Woody and Pollypocket on a piece of wood. Then, they used play-doh to colour it. They wrote the name of the parts of the body using play-doh too. Finally, they took cover their craft using varnish.

 


miércoles, 30 de marzo de 2011

THE SOLAR SYSTEM: LET'S TRAVEL TO SPACE!

LET'S GO TO SPACE!









Students in 5th level have made this craft: The solar system. In pairs, they have made a planet using paper and glue. They wrote the name on it and described it: size, characteristics, .. They created a little book titled 1, 2, 3 GO!

martes, 8 de marzo de 2011

FEBRUARY: ANDALUSIA DAY



Students in my school have made this activity to celebrate Andalusia Day. Teachers drew the woman and students write words related to Andalusia on her flounces, using play-doh in First Cycle, tissue paper in Second Cycle and tempera in Third Cycle. Words are colours related to Andalusia (blue, white, green, yellow), food (seafood, oil, olive..), musical instruments (guitar, castanets..)..

lunes, 7 de marzo de 2011

MARCH: ST PATRICK'S DAY



When is St. Patrick's Day?
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on 17 March.
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in the whole of Ireland on 17 March, in honour of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.

Who was St. Patrick?
Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. He was born in Wales somewhere around AD 385. He was carried off by pirates and spent six years in slavery before escaping and training as a missionary.
The most famous story about Saint Patrick is him driving the snakes from Ireland. He died on 17th March in AD 461 and this day has since been commemorated as St. Patrick’s Day.

What is the national emblem of Ireland?
The national emblem of Ireland is the Shamrock. Patrick used the three-leaved shamrock to explain how the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit could exist as separate parts of the same being. His followers took to wearing a shamrock in celebration.
St Patrick's day is marked by the wearing of shamrocks (a clover-like plant), the national emblem of both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 

How is St Patrick's Day celebrated?
St.Patrick’s Day is celebrated with parades in the large cities, the wearing of the green and drinking Guinness (traditional drink of Ireland).

The Parade 



ACTIVITIES 

SHAMROCK PIN
Let the kids make a Shamrock pin from craft foam to wear on St. Patrick's Day.  Great classroom activity!


Materials:
  • Green craft foam; 4" square piece
  • Two 10mm googly eyes
  • White glue
  • Glitter glue
  • Black permanent marker
  • Bar pin
  • 7mm Pompom
  1. Using the pattern, trace a shamrock onto green craft foam.  Cut out the shamrock. Note: The side with the tracing lines should be the back of the pin. 
  2. On the front side of the shamrock, glue on googly eyes and the pompom for the nose.  Draw a mouth and eyebrows with a black permanent marker.
  3. Outline the shamrock with glitter glue in a squeeze bottle.  Let dry completely before continuing. 
  4. Turn the shamrock over and glue a bar pin to the back. 
Idea:  Turn a shamrock into a magnet by replacing the pin with a 1" piece of magnet.

sábado, 5 de marzo de 2011

FEBRUARY: PANCAKE DAY

In Canada,the United Kingdom, Ireland,New Zealand, and Australia, pancakes are traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday, which is also known as "Pancake Day" and, particularly in Ireland, as "Pancake Tuesday". (Shrove Tuesday is better known in the United States, France and other countries as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday). Historically, pancakes were made on Shrove Tuesday so that the last of the fatty and rich foods could be used up before Lent.

Charity and school events are organized on Pancake Day: in a "pancake race" each participant carries a pancake in a frying pan. All runners must toss their pancakes as they run and catch them in the frying pan. This event is said to have originated in Olney, England in 1444 when a housewife was still busy frying pancakes to eat before the Lenten fast when she heard the bells of St Peter and Saint Paul's Church calling her to the Shriving Service. Eager to get to church, she ran out of her house still holding the frying pan complete with pancake, and still wearing her apron and headscarf. Pancake Day is widely celebrated in Australia. In 2011 Pancake Day is on Tuesday 8 March.


 PANCAKE DAY ACTIVITIES:

COOK A PERFECT PANCAKE
COLOURING PAGES:

PANCAKE ACTIVITIES:

www.activityvillage.co.uk/pancake_day.htm 

http://www.preschoolexpress.com/holiday_station07/pancake_day_feb07.shtml