domenica 13 novembre 2016

Grammar: The Green Family

Family - grade 2


Match words with the corresponding picture:

In a toy shop (grade 5)

    WHITE ELEPHANT SHOP
There are 2 possible games: one is called "White Elephant" and one "Change White Elephant.

Ideas for playing team gemes

Idea 1: Divide your class in two teams.
Open the "White Elephant" activity in two different pages and assing one page to each team.
The members of the two teams have to take turns to go shopping and ask for a toy using the correct questions (see the pdf exercises). They can't spend more than 20 £ so when they think they can't afford any further item they must say stop.
The team who spend the biggest amount of money (within 20£) is the winner

Idea 2: Open the "Change White Elephant" page. Divide the class in 2 teams. Children come to the IWB in pairs: they ask for a toy each and then they have to pay. If they can calculate the correct change, they get a point for their team. The team that gets more points is the winner.

This is a very good crosscurricular activity: students speak English and practice maths in an involving virtual context.

domenica 30 ottobre 2016

La leggenda di Jack o' Lantern

Se siete curiosi di conoscere la leggenda di 
Jack o' Lantern, cliccate sulla zucca!


Happy Halloween!!

mercoledì 28 settembre 2016

Grade 4 - Starting point: the British museum

If you are in London take the Piccadilly line of the tube and get off at Holborn Station or take the Central Line and get off at the Tottenham Court Road: walk a couple of minutes and you'll reach the British Museum! (Tube Map)

It is one of the most important museums of the world displaying human history, art and culture.

Click on the picture and open Google maps right over the British Museum

A very important find for understanding the Egyptian history:
The Rosetta Stone (click on the picture to see it in Room 4 in the British Museum)

What is written on the stone? find out here

A short video presentation of the British Museum...


 ...and a longer one

domenica 5 giugno 2016

Revise your English - Grade 5 - Get ready for the secondary school

Revision
School is finished, and now you are ready for a long holiday!
 

Here are some suggestions for you, if you want to revise English during your summer holiday before starting the secondary school.

You can revise vocabulary:  

Numbers1-10    11-20     10-100    (cardinal and ordinal 1-100)
The body and the face: learn and practice
Family: learn and practice
School objects: learn and practice
School subjectslearn and practice
Animals: pets, farm animals, wild animals
House home (set 1) furniture (set2)
Food and drinks: learn and practice set 1set 2, set 3, set 4
Places in town: learn and practice (set 1) learn and practice (set 2) places  and   directions
Sport: learn and practice (set 1) learn and practice (set 2)
Free time activities: learn and practice (set 1) learn and practice (set 2)
Daily routines: learn and practice 
Jobs: learn and practice (set 1) learn and practice (set 2)
The alphabet



You can read and listen to some dialogues

If you want to write something, there is a page for you: select a lesson and a text and follow instructions: TEXT BUILDER

HAVE A NICE HOLIDAY! 
AND GOOD LUCK!


giovedì 5 maggio 2016

Gogo loves English


  1. WHAT'S YOUR NAME?   http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/kids/lesson/1-whats-your-name-gogo-116
  2. WHAT'S HIS NAME?   http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/kids/lesson/2-whats-his-name-gogo-118
  3. SHE'S MY MOTHER   http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/kids/lesson/3-shes-my-mother-gogo-120
  4. WHAT'S THIS?   http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/kids/lesson/4-whats-this-gogo-122
  5. IS THAT A TIGER?   http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/kids/lesson/5-is-that-a-tiger-gogo-257
  6. WHAT COLOUR IS THIS?   http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/kids/lesson/6-what-colour-is-this-gogo-259
  7. WHAT ARE THEY?   http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/kids/lesson/7-what-are-they-gogo-261
  8. HOW OLD ARE YOU?   http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/kids/lesson/8-how-old-are-you-gogo-264
  9. HOW MANY ARE THERE?   http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/kids/lesson/9-how-many-are-there-gogo-266
  10. WHAT'S THE TIME PLEASE?   http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/kids/lesson/10-whats-the-time-please-gogo-269
  11. WHAT DO YOU LIKE?   http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/kids/lesson/11-what-do-you-like-gogo-270
  12. DO YOU LIKE SAUSAGES?   http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/kids/lesson/12-do-you-like-sausages-gogo-1402
  13. REVISION   http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/kids/lesson/13-revision-gogo-1838
  14. HAVE YOU GOT A RULER?   http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/kids/lesson/14-have-you-got-a-ruler-gogo-2176
  15. LET'S EAT   http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/kids/lesson/15-lets-eat-gogo-3126
  16. I CAN SWIM   http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/kids/lesson/16-i-can-swim-gogo-3653
  17. YOU'RE BIG   http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/kids/lesson/17-youre-big-gogo-3671
  18. WE'RE HUNGRY   http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/kids/lesson/18-were-hungry-gogo-3769
  19. SHE'S GOT A TOWEL   http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/kids/lesson/19-shes-got-a-towel-gogo-3828
  20. I WANT A JUMPER   http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/kids/lesson/20-i-want-a-jumper-gogo-5471    



Wizadora

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venerdì 29 aprile 2016

Build a calendar (Grade 4)

First of all let's start our work with some key words:



Open the folder in the link, find a page you want to modify, download it to your computer and start working on it: change picture, choose the languages you want to use in the calendar and remame the month, the days, check if the dates are ok, or modify them, add your festivals and holidays, and make up a cover for your calendar. When your pages are ready, you can print your own calendar (A3 format).




If you want to share the work with your class, enter the virtual class in Edmodo 


PS: a tip for teachers!
If you want to start using a virtual class on Edmodo, but your students have not yet their own email address, try this: 
- register as a teacher 
- create a class (you just have to make up a name for your class, for example "The Bears") 
- register a number of students (the number depends on the number of computers you are using): for each student you have to create a USERNAME (that on Edmodo is a number) and a password
- write usernames and passwords on cardboards and give a cardboard to each student (or group of students)
Now you are ready to start working and sharing with your students! 


mercoledì 23 marzo 2016

domenica 28 febbraio 2016

Town (grade 5)


There are many buildings in town


Guess the place in town


Revise vocabulary



Directions: go straight on, turn left, turn right....


Lesson 7 test

PAIR WORK 



Children are invited to have a conversation about energy sources by following a model:

Oil
A: Is oil a renewable source of energy?
B: No, it isn’t
A: Is it emission free?
B: No, it isn't

Exchange roles and have the same dialogue about:

  • Solar power
  • Hydropower
  • Wind energy
  • Oil
  • Natural gas
  • Coal
  • Biomass
Fill in the test

domenica 21 febbraio 2016

Lesson 6: Situation in Italy. Let's play games

What's the situation in Italy?
Visit the following page and fill in the table:



Find four words hidden in the "Word search game"

Let's play a memory game:

domenica 14 febbraio 2016

Generate electricity: how does it work?

This is a torch that works with electricity generated by pressing a button:



This is how it works:



Let's have a look inside



Here you can see what happens inside any time you press the botton


....

In the following video there are instructions for building a simple generator



mercoledì 10 febbraio 2016

Energy - Lesson 5: renewable sources of energy. what are advantages and disadvantages?

Let's divide in groups: every group has to find advantages and disadvantages in using different renewable sources of energy:

1. WIND POWER
....

2. SOLAR POWER
....

3. HYDROPOWER
....

4. GEOTHERMAL POWER
....

Find some information at the following link: http://www.eia.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=renewable_home-basics

More renewable sources of energy:

5. HYDROGEN POWER
A Hydrogene powered car
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9plp8KsNq1k

6. BIOMASS POWER


Wave power (another type of hydropower)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcStpg3i5V8



martedì 9 febbraio 2016

Energy - Lesson 3: primary and secondary energy energy sources

Energy sources: primary and secondary


Let's play with energy:
let's make a pinwheel

What happens if you blow on the pinwheel?
What energy are you simulating?

Let's make an aluminium spiral and put it over a candle: what happens?