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, 30 de marzo de 2011



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


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


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 


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

  • 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


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.