Busy,busy, short week!


It's Thursday however for teachers and students, at least in Madrid, starts a long weekend.The weather is fine as for going to the park or wherever your family plans to go .I'll be in Italy to see, hear, taste, smell and feel. It is my senses experiment!
A nice long weekend  to speak Italian and  enjoy the beautiful city of Rome.

Ci vediamo Lunedi! See you on Monday!



Hands on!



Today we have  finished up with our smell experiment in group B. We know that smell affects taste.Yesterday, group B had a lovely butterfly cake to celebrate Chloé 's birthday! We couldn't mix garlic, "cabrales" cheese with the cake . No way!!!


My favourite toy!






Toys are tools to play, learn and socialize. They are always present in our lives and they are linked to special and memorable moments. Toys have a quite a story to tell us.


My performance is not a big deal yet, but it is improving! You can see something amazing on this video, a girl that is your age!





And more amazing performances! 


Welcome Lucy!



I am delighted to introduce Lucy, the new language assistant this year. She is from Great Britain and  we have enjoyed her PowerPoint presentation. Now , we know many things about Lucy, her country and her favourite toy...

 "Hello, I am Lucy, the new language assistant. I am from the north of England, though I have lived in Madrid for 2 years. I have really enjoyed my first few days at the school and I am really looking forward to helping you all to improve your English! "


Phonetics (H h)

This is the right week to work on this letter H. Halloween is everywhere at school.




Phonetics (G g )



 I've got a  greek goat and a bunch of green grapes!

Phonetics ( F f )


Once we master the pronunciation we can have Fun with a tonguetwister "Four furious friends fought for the phone".


Phonetics (E e)


A new set of letters comes along with our Playtime unit. Let's try more words with this video.

Our school on a book.

We are about to start a week full of cultural events. To start with, we are ready to mail a Box of Spanish Culture to our friends in London who are learning Spanish! Another box from England is on the way. What an exciting time! Will we be  able to guess what is inside?

Happy Weekend!



Some ideas:

To review the senses while you enjoy the weekend.
 

In our park with my eyes  I can see............
and now with your ears you can hear this nice song about friends.


Magic and creativity!


No matter which group I teach, the "cooking colour afternoon" is a success.So many faces filled with joy and satisfaction! Kids love to experiment and just, while  taking some pics, I could see concentration, friendship, admiration for other's work and collaboration.

Five senses




We keep learning about our five senses that allow  us to enjoy our life.We need to investigate what is the "sentido común" "common sense", adults mention from time to time. What is it? Where is it? Who has it?...




Our senses


We are in a new an amazing unit. We have a  multy sensory experiment to do but first,  let's watch this video.


Knock, knock



A walk to the Retiro park can be the right thing to do on a brisk Saturday in the autumn or fall, it is the same. The changing colours in this quiet and peaceful garden is very pleasant. And, as I could see, there are many activities for those that love skating like you do!

Knock, knock
Who's there?

Fall once again.
What do you want?
The freshness of your face.
You can't have it.
I'll take it.

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Fall once again.

Adaptation from Tan, tan by Federico García Lorca


Tan, tan.
¿Quién es?

El Otoño otra vez.
¿Qué quiere el Otoño?
El frescor de tu sien.
No te lo quiero dar.
Yo te lo quiero quitar.

Tan, tan.
¿Quién es?
El Otoño otra vez.
                
                   (Federico García Lorca)



Friday again!


And for those who enjoy dancing here you have the song we have just learnt. Girls,I love how you have  danced this morning!. Let's practice and add new movements. 

Cooking colours


Cooking colours for our artwork "My favourite toy". A nice and exciting way to deal with the theory of colour. We have made the primary colours (red, blue and yellow) and out of them the secondary colours ( green, purple and orange) and we have had lot of fun  !!!

and here you can see the result...



Halloween is coming!



What's this? 
This is a Halloween cake.
Today I was in the right place, at the right moment and I got it! Third graders had cakes of various themes ( flowers, Halloween, animals...)
Congratulations to the creative mum!

Classroom Language


Let's see if we can be as talkative in English as we are in Spanish! I wouldn't complain kids!

Celebrating 12 th October National Day


Day of the Hispanic World

There are many attractions in Madrid for this day ; one of them is Free Museum Admission!!!
  • Museo Reina Sofía Metro: Atocha L1) de 10:00 a 19:00 
  • Museo del Romanticismo (San Mateo, 13. Metro: Tribunal L1-L10 / Alonso Martínez L4-L5-L10) de 10:00 a 15:00 
  • Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas (c/ Montalbán, 12. Metro: Banco de España L2) de 10:00 a 15:00 
  • Museo del Traje (Avda. Juan de Herrera, 2 Metro: Moncloa L3-L6) de 10:00 a 15:00 
  • Museo Sorolla (Paseo General Martínez Campos, 37. Metro: Ruben Darío L5 / Gregorio Marañón L7-L10) de 10:00 a 15:00 
  • Museo de América (Avenida Reyes Católicos, 6. Metro: Moncloa L3-L6) de 10:00 a 15:00
  • Museo Cerralbo (Ventura Rodríguez, 17. Metro: Plaza de España L3-L10) de 10:00 a 15:00








Games for the rainy weekend!

 

I have found a couple of games that can be fun.




http://www.eslgamesplus.com/school-supplies-esl-interactive-vocabulary-crocodile-board-game/


Happy weekend


After rain comes sunshine
and 
after the weekend comes Monday
and the test!!!

A nice picture made with wax crayons and food coloring and this book to review the colors.

http://kizclub.com/storytime/colors/first.html

Phonetics ( D d )

 

 Last letter in our unit 1 !




Numbers 1 to 10


Just for revision!

http://www.lil-fingers.com/circus/01.php

Phonetics ( C c )

C for "creativity"

Phonetics ( B b )

Exploring more words with letter B


Word-catching game.


With our swatters we have played a game to build vocabulary skills. It is a valuable part of learning English while having fun.

Phonetics ( A a )


Good one to start with and easy for us!

A classroom present from The Netherlands


With the arrival of the first cold days we will plant a typical flower from The Netherlands. Can you guess what is the name of this plant? First, we will bury the bulbs in the earth and while we are learning many things and growing in knowledge, our plants will suprise us in spring with the most beautiful flowers to decorate our class!

Visiting the school library.

Our class is always enthusiastic when we visit the library.Today we have joined it with our new cards!.We have borrowed a book and we have read "Goodnight moon" by Margaret Wise.

Parent's Meeting

En la  Reunión General de Padres celebrada hoy se ha informado de los aspectos generales del nuevo curso escolar. Tal y como se ha dicho, la presentación y otros documentos institucionales estarán en la sección Parent's Site de este blog.

Days of the week


Our first English test gives us many hints to improve. To start with one of them let's sing the days of the week!!!