This is such a powerful first conditional sentence!
“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place It will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit, it is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much can you take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”
A New Year’s resolution is a commitment to improve yourself in the coming year. Have you thought about your new year’s resolutions yet? It isn’t too late, here is a quick worksheet that will get you practicing your English and get you thinking.
The older classes in Križ and I managed to finish our Gruffalo project together before the closing of 2012. We watched the entire BBC Animated adventure over a period of several sessions, mixed in with readings from the adorable picture book.
We continued with descriptive worksheets of the forest scenes; Mouse meets Fox; Mouse meets Owl; and Mouse meets Snake. And Mouse’s descriptions of the Gruffalo; his description to Fox; his description to Owl; and his description to Snake.
All of which was interspaced with autumn activities, Gruffalo word games and paper crafts. 🙂
In our final lesson we brought the unit to an end with a dose of reality by looking at which real animals share the Gruffalo’s various features.
We only scratched the surface of what the book has to offer, but thankfully the children are eager to hear all about ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’. 🙂
Here is a wonder rocket which recently blasted off at Sveti Ivan primary school. Well done, Jil. 🙂
Here is the template which started the creative juices flowing.
My robot’s name is Armageddon. In this mission he needs to go into the enemy’s base. He needs to take photos and videos, find the enemy’s weak points, and discover how to destroy him.
Armageddon has a missile, an ultrasonic sound ray, two front lasers, and very potent propellers to push away the enemy.
Armageddon can fly, he can travel off-road, but he can’t go underwater.
He communicates with his base via a satellite connection and he can connect with any computer he finds on the enemy’s base.
Barcola primary school was the lesson’s ‘advanced guard’, but my other English groups will not be too far behind. 🙂
We began the session with some youtube enhanced discussions concerning real and make-believe robots. Firstly we looked at a Wall-e short, which the children correctly identified as make-believe.
Then we watched a Honda commercial featuring Asimo.
I explained to them that Asimo was indeed a real robot, but that he needed a squad of technicians on hand to program him even for ‘simple’ tasks. Some of the children seemed relieved to hear this!
After a simple worksheet linking us back to the Wallace and Gromit adventure, we got down to some real fun. So, out came the cardboard boxes, balloons, and Lego for some grand low-tech robotic creations. (more…)
We started out by watching the film, which all of the children seemed to love, and then we went on to a comprehension exercise. With the youngest classes we completed simple comprehension sentences, while with the slightly older classes answered some comprehension questions.