Sunday, December 11, 2011

One more year is gone

Time really flies when you´re having fun! Boy..did I have fun! This has been a very productive year and I´ve learned so much. Hope next year is even better. I´ll keep sharing. See ya!

One more year is gone

Time really flies when you´re having fun! Boy..did I have fun! This has been a very productive year and I´ve learned so much. Hope next year is even better. I´ll keep sharing. See ya!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Glitches here, glitches there...glitches everywhere

OMG!!!!!! I struggled to post my students´ latest work. I guess something was wrong because the links I made for their projects wouldn´t open. I hope it´s ok now.

Glitches here, glitches there...glitches everywhere

OMG!!!!!! I struggled to post my students´ latest work. I guess something was wrong because the links I made for their projects wouldn´t open. I hope it´s ok now.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Digital Projects 2/2011: Junior

Besides working digitally with my teens groups, I also assigned digital taks for my elementary groups. For three of the digital tasks carried out this semester, we covered the lesson, which included a grammar point and vocabulary. Then, students were assigned a written task, in which they were supposed to use what they had learned and which was corrected and then translated into a digital presentation. In order to accomplish that, a data show presentation was given, so students learned how to use the digital tools, they worked individually at home and when they finished, they presented ther final work to peers. However, other digital activities either didn´t take much time to be accomplished (SONGIFY and BLABBERIZE) for we finished it and presented it on the same day or were digitally made by me and then shown to them (PHOTOPEACH). Here are a few:


MIXBOOK: My breakfast - Students wrote about what they have for breakfast.


Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | View Sample Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book



PHOTOPEACH: Food Vocabulary - Students drew and wrote about their favorite foods.


The foods I like - 2/2011 (Class D9) on PhotoPeach




BLABBERIZE: The Third Person - Students learned the third person of the verb like to talk and write about a person´s likes and dislikes.


Digital Projects 2/2011: Junior

Besides working digitally with my teens groups, I also assigned digital taks for my elementary groups. For three of the digital tasks carried out this semester, we covered the lesson, which included a grammar point and vocabulary. Then, students were assigned a written task, in which they were supposed to use what they had learned and which was corrected and then translated into a digital presentation. In order to accomplish that, a data show presentation was given, so students learned how to use the digital tools, they worked individually at home and when they finished, they presented ther final work to peers. However, other digital activities either didn´t take much time to be accomplished (SONGIFY and BLABBERIZE) for we finished it and presented it on the same day or were digitally made by me and then shown to them (PHOTOPEACH). Here are a few:


MIXBOOK: My breakfast - Students wrote about what they have for breakfast.


Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | View Sample Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book



PHOTOPEACH: Food Vocabulary - Students drew and wrote about their favorite foods.


The foods I like - 2/2011 (Class D9) on PhotoPeach




BLABBERIZE: The Third Person - Students learned the third person of the verb like to talk and write about a person´s likes and dislikes.


Digital Projects 2/2011: Teens

Our digital projects were carried out the following way: We covered the lesson, which included a grammar point and vocabulary. Then, students were assigned a written task, in which they were supposed to use what they had learned and which was corrected and then translated into a digital presentation. In order to accomplish that, a data show presentation was given, so students learned how to use the digital tools, they worked individually at home or in pairs in the computer laboratory and when they finished, they presented ther final work to peers. Here are a few:

MIXBOOK: The third person - Students learned how to describe a person´s likes and dislikes.

Julia

Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | View Sample Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book




MOVIE MAKER: Superlatives - Students used the superlative form of adjectives to write about their family.






BLABBERIZE: Routine - Students wrote and talked about their lives.

Digital Projects 2/2011: Teens

Our digital projects were carried out the following way: We covered the lesson, which included a grammar point and vocabulary. Then, students were assigned a written task, in which they were supposed to use what they had learned and which was corrected and then translated into a digital presentation. In order to accomplish that, a data show presentation was given, so students learned how to use the digital tools, they worked individually at home or in pairs in the computer laboratory and when they finished, they presented ther final work to peers. Here are a few:

MIXBOOK: The third person - Students learned how to describe a person´s likes and dislikes.

Julia

Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | View Sample Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book




MOVIE MAKER: Superlatives - Students used the superlative form of adjectives to write about their family.






BLABBERIZE: Routine - Students wrote and talked about their lives.

Friday, November 11, 2011

The kids are on fire!!!



Unlike the previous semesters, this year I focused on working digitally with my teens groups. Boy, did they work!!! Of course, there were a few uncooperative students, either because they don´t have a computer at home, which would make it difficult for them to carry out tasks assigned for homework, for example) or because they were not interested at all. In other cases, there were some technical glitches on the way. Nevertheless,  most of them got involved, as much as possible, in each and every project proposed, which was a total of five. I had never thought it would be possible to carry out so many digital activities in one semester. I'm super excited to show you guys the result. The thing is... As soon as I organize everything in its place, I'll post it here. See you!!!

The kids are on fire!!!



Unlike the previous semesters, this year I focused on working digitally with my teens groups. Boy, did they work!!! Of course, there were a few uncooperative students, either because they don´t have a computer at home, which would make it difficult for them to carry out tasks assigned for homework, for example) or because they were not interested at all. In other cases, there were some technical glitches on the way. Nevertheless,  most of them got involved, as much as possible, in each and every project proposed, which was a total of five. I had never thought it would be possible to carry out so many digital activities in one semester. I'm super excited to show you guys the result. The thing is... As soon as I organize everything in its place, I'll post it here. See you!!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

USED TO and WOULD for Past Memories

My intermediate students are learning USED TO. Unlike last year, I gave them the opportunity to choose what to write about. They could write about a real past memory or create a story using the picture of the trees, the same picture I used before with my 2/2010 students (See Would X Used to).



                                                  


2/2011:


This semester, I gave the students the chance to choose what they would do as a written task in order to practice the structure learned "USED TO". They chose from writing a creative text or writing about a past memory.

When I was a child, I had good memories about my past. But there is one thing that I´ll never forget. It is my favorite place "the park. Until today, my parents go with me and make picnic, play and talk there, every Sunday. I really love this park. (Julia Serpa)

When I was a child, I used to go to a very beautiful forest. There, I used to play with the monkeys, climbing some trees or swimming in the river. But one day, everything changed. Two hunters entered in the forest killing and destroying all they could see. I was very angry, perhaps I couldn´t do anything. When I lost hope, the hunters drank the river´s water and something happened. In some minutes, the became trees. In a few years, the forest recovered herself and I could go there many times. (Marcus)

When I was a child , I used to play outdoors, go to school, draw a lot. It was cool. I used to wake up on Saturdays and see TV Globinho. I didn´t worry about the future. (Maria Carolina)

When I am walking and I see talll trees, I remember parts of my childhood. It was great. I remember that I used to climb a lot of trees as high as I could, but the fear of falling down when I was climbing down was terrible of course. The feeling of climbing the tree, the clallenge that the tree imposed to me was much greater than that little fear, and as long as I saw a tree, I was there climbing it. (Victor)

Sometimes we just forget about how powerful life is and appears in different ways, like a tree, for example. A tree used to be a seed first and it can be a seed for a long time without growing but it doesn´t mean that it doesn´t have any life. It´s like the sun. It´s not because it´s night that the sun is dead. A seed used to be a frozen form of the tree. Then, the tree grows and it´s as complex as an animal life. The tree is there, it can´t talk, it can´t move, it can´t demonstrate its life, but it´s breathing and nurturing, every single day, and it´s because plants exist that there are other forms of life. (Thainá Leão)

In the middle of a forest, near a big city, there used to be two trees. These trees used to shelter small creatures like little fairies, they lived there for many years and they were responsible for protecting the forest and controlling the seasons. One day, men from the big city wanted to destry the forest with machines to cut down the trees and remodel their houses, but the fairies were too small to defend themselves in a fight, so they reclaimed the source of power they had to protect the forest. In the end, they resolved the problem peacefully with the agreement they both left the forest in peace. After that, the place turned into a sacred place for both, representing their love for nature. This used to be a story told from generation to generation about those trees. (Maria Fernanda)

When I was younger, I used to play Super Nintendo. My favorite game was Super Mario World. I liked Rock  n´Roll Racing too, and all the five Bombermen Games. I played those games until today. The new video games aren´t so cool. (João Felipe)

One nostalgic memory I have was when I was a child, I used to live in São Paulo and I had a friend who lived in the same building. We used to go to the groundfloor and play games, ride a scooter and swim. It used to be fun and we spent a lot of time making jokes and having fun . That was one of the best memories I have when I was a child. (Rodrigo)

I used to have an imaginary friend, he was my best friend when I was 4. We used to play cards together and talk a lot , but when I was 5, I didn´t believe anymore in my imaginary friend. (Fernanda)

When I saw a tree,  I remembered my brother. When I was eight, we had one guava tree and we treated the tree like a person. When someone hurt the tree, we used to put one bandage. It was our friend and our club. We used to spend our afternoons on the tree. One day, someone cut down our tree and we stopped going out to play. That was a good time. Now, we can´t come back to this things because we have many things to do.(Dayene)

Mary was sitting under the trees. She used to think and read in a calm place. She used to see birds and the sunset. Mary thought it was beautiful. She would run on the long streets around the trees, sometimes she felt alone but the books had all kinds of characters and everytime she read a book, she used to have a new adventure. (Amanda)

When I was a child with my brother, we used to climb up trees to joke or pick some fruit or to take a break. Normally, we climbed trees to pick fruits and we sometimes needed to climb the trees to pick the ball. I love to climb trees, I´d like to do it now. In the picture, we can see two trees and the space between can be a goal and the trees are good for the environment and I already planted trees and I expect to plant others. I think that little children need to play outside instead of being in front of the computer and the TV. (Sebastien)


USED TO and WOULD for Past Memories

My intermediate students are learning USED TO. Unlike last year, I gave them the opportunity to choose what to write about. They could write about a real past memory or create a story using the picture of the trees, the same picture I used before with my 2/2010 students (See Would X Used to).



                                                  


2/2011:


This semester, I gave the students the chance to choose what they would do as a written task in order to practice the structure learned "USED TO". They chose from writing a creative text or writing about a past memory.

When I was a child, I had good memories about my past. But there is one thing that I´ll never forget. It is my favorite place "the park. Until today, my parents go with me and make picnic, play and talk there, every Sunday. I really love this park. (Julia Serpa)

When I was a child, I used to go to a very beautiful forest. There, I used to play with the monkeys, climbing some trees or swimming in the river. But one day, everything changed. Two hunters entered in the forest killing and destroying all they could see. I was very angry, perhaps I couldn´t do anything. When I lost hope, the hunters drank the river´s water and something happened. In some minutes, the became trees. In a few years, the forest recovered herself and I could go there many times. (Marcus)

When I was a child , I used to play outdoors, go to school, draw a lot. It was cool. I used to wake up on Saturdays and see TV Globinho. I didn´t worry about the future. (Maria Carolina)

When I am walking and I see talll trees, I remember parts of my childhood. It was great. I remember that I used to climb a lot of trees as high as I could, but the fear of falling down when I was climbing down was terrible of course. The feeling of climbing the tree, the clallenge that the tree imposed to me was much greater than that little fear, and as long as I saw a tree, I was there climbing it. (Victor)

Sometimes we just forget about how powerful life is and appears in different ways, like a tree, for example. A tree used to be a seed first and it can be a seed for a long time without growing but it doesn´t mean that it doesn´t have any life. It´s like the sun. It´s not because it´s night that the sun is dead. A seed used to be a frozen form of the tree. Then, the tree grows and it´s as complex as an animal life. The tree is there, it can´t talk, it can´t move, it can´t demonstrate its life, but it´s breathing and nurturing, every single day, and it´s because plants exist that there are other forms of life. (Thainá Leão)

In the middle of a forest, near a big city, there used to be two trees. These trees used to shelter small creatures like little fairies, they lived there for many years and they were responsible for protecting the forest and controlling the seasons. One day, men from the big city wanted to destry the forest with machines to cut down the trees and remodel their houses, but the fairies were too small to defend themselves in a fight, so they reclaimed the source of power they had to protect the forest. In the end, they resolved the problem peacefully with the agreement they both left the forest in peace. After that, the place turned into a sacred place for both, representing their love for nature. This used to be a story told from generation to generation about those trees. (Maria Fernanda)

When I was younger, I used to play Super Nintendo. My favorite game was Super Mario World. I liked Rock  n´Roll Racing too, and all the five Bombermen Games. I played those games until today. The new video games aren´t so cool. (João Felipe)

One nostalgic memory I have was when I was a child, I used to live in São Paulo and I had a friend who lived in the same building. We used to go to the groundfloor and play games, ride a scooter and swim. It used to be fun and we spent a lot of time making jokes and having fun . That was one of the best memories I have when I was a child. (Rodrigo)

I used to have an imaginary friend, he was my best friend when I was 4. We used to play cards together and talk a lot , but when I was 5, I didn´t believe anymore in my imaginary friend. (Fernanda)

When I saw a tree,  I remembered my brother. When I was eight, we had one guava tree and we treated the tree like a person. When someone hurt the tree, we used to put one bandage. It was our friend and our club. We used to spend our afternoons on the tree. One day, someone cut down our tree and we stopped going out to play. That was a good time. Now, we can´t come back to this things because we have many things to do.(Dayene)

Mary was sitting under the trees. She used to think and read in a calm place. She used to see birds and the sunset. Mary thought it was beautiful. She would run on the long streets around the trees, sometimes she felt alone but the books had all kinds of characters and everytime she read a book, she used to have a new adventure. (Amanda)

When I was a child with my brother, we used to climb up trees to joke or pick some fruit or to take a break. Normally, we climbed trees to pick fruits and we sometimes needed to climb the trees to pick the ball. I love to climb trees, I´d like to do it now. In the picture, we can see two trees and the space between can be a goal and the trees are good for the environment and I already planted trees and I expect to plant others. I think that little children need to play outside instead of being in front of the computer and the TV. (Sebastien)


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Why are they such a pain?

Sometimes I wonder whether teens wake up in morning saying: Today, I´m going to make someone´s life very difficult!!!! It´s amazing how good they are at pushing our buttons (by the way, they know exactly where each button is) , even the most experienced teachers have to figure out ways to deal with their constant nagging, candy eating - which they insist on doing although you have told them a million times not to - their eye rolling and more than ever before, their fiddling with their cell phones. Urghh!!!!!!! Those cell phones!!!! It makes me wonder what´s so important that can´t wait till the end of the class. Task assigned today: a written one. They were supposed to discuss and write about an ad for a travel agency tour. When I said the word write, they all started whining...annoyingly by the way. They only gave in when I told them what that writing would become afterwards. A digital project, in which they are expected to make a poster (with GLOGSTER) with information on the tour and which will provide them with an opportunity to use the vocabulary learned in the lesson. GLOGSTER (www.glogster.com) is a tool that allows us to create colorful posters with pictures, text and videos. Totally awesome. 

Why are they such a pain?

Sometimes I wonder whether teens wake up in morning saying: Today, I´m going to make someone´s life very difficult!!!! It´s amazing how good they are at pushing our buttons (by the way, they know exactly where each button is) , even the most experienced teachers have to figure out ways to deal with their constant nagging, candy eating - which they insist on doing although you have told them a million times not to - their eye rolling and more than ever before, their fiddling with their cell phones. Urghh!!!!!!! Those cell phones!!!! It makes me wonder what´s so important that can´t wait till the end of the class. Task assigned today: a written one. They were supposed to discuss and write about an ad for a travel agency tour. When I said the word write, they all started whining...annoyingly by the way. They only gave in when I told them what that writing would become afterwards. A digital project, in which they are expected to make a poster (with GLOGSTER) with information on the tour and which will provide them with an opportunity to use the vocabulary learned in the lesson. GLOGSTER (www.glogster.com) is a tool that allows us to create colorful posters with pictures, text and videos. Totally awesome. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Keep swimming ...keep swimming....

Every time I watch the animation Finding Nemo, I have fun with Dory. Especially because she reminds me of myself (I also happen to be forgetful and absent-minded), but recently, I have been experiencing her persistent optimism. There are times when teaching becomes really difficult, a struggle per say, either because we have to deal with so many different people at the same time - people who have different ways of seeing the learning of the language and I dare to say that some resist that in every way - or because all the aspects involved in this craft  demand attention, responsibilities, time, response and dedication. And I have been trying to insert my students in this world called "digital". Writing digital to be precise. And I got to tell you all that "keep swimming" is my latest motto now. I have an intermediate EFL group and since the first week, I´ve been persistently encouraging them to post material in my wiki. I assigned two activities actually, in which they were supposed to describe  a party they´ve been to and also post a link or a picture of a popular festival around the world. At first, nobody did it, which did not surprise me. I expected they wouldn´t. But after some time, little by little, (I mean "reeeeeeeeeally slowly) they started posting. Even the ones I thought would absolutely not do it at all because they didn´t care. For my surprise, they did. And Dory came to my mind. Keep swimming... keep swimming... I´m glad I persisted and I´m happy with the responses I have had so far. 

Keep swimming ...keep swimming....

Every time I watch the animation Finding Nemo, I have fun with Dory. Especially because she reminds me of myself (I also happen to be forgetful and absent-minded), but recently, I have been experiencing her persistent optimism. There are times when teaching becomes really difficult, a struggle per say, either because we have to deal with so many different people at the same time - people who have different ways of seeing the learning of the language and I dare to say that some resist that in every way - or because all the aspects involved in this craft  demand attention, responsibilities, time, response and dedication. And I have been trying to insert my students in this world called "digital". Writing digital to be precise. And I got to tell you all that "keep swimming" is my latest motto now. I have an intermediate EFL group and since the first week, I´ve been persistently encouraging them to post material in my wiki. I assigned two activities actually, in which they were supposed to describe  a party they´ve been to and also post a link or a picture of a popular festival around the world. At first, nobody did it, which did not surprise me. I expected they wouldn´t. But after some time, little by little, (I mean "reeeeeeeeeally slowly) they started posting. Even the ones I thought would absolutely not do it at all because they didn´t care. For my surprise, they did. And Dory came to my mind. Keep swimming... keep swimming... I´m glad I persisted and I´m happy with the responses I have had so far. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

My first book

I was going through my illustrations the other day and it dawned on me how beautiful they were and all the things I could still do with them, in terms of classroom activities. After talking to a few colleagues, I decided to take one step further and have just published my first book, which will be available in a week time (business days) at www.lulu.com



My first book

I was going through my illustrations the other day and it dawned on me how beautiful they were and all the things I could still do with them, in terms of classroom activities. After talking to a few colleagues, I decided to take one step further and have just published my first book, which will be available in a week time (business days) at www.lulu.com



Thursday, July 7, 2011

São Paulo, here we go!

Taking off to São Paulo on the tenth to present the Digital Communication Project along with Dani, my partner.We're excited about it since we had such a positive response here in Brasília. We hope to have the same there.Below, is the latest version of the presentation.


São Paulo, here we go!

Taking off to São Paulo on the tenth to present the Digital Communication Project along with Dani, my partner.We're excited about it since we had such a positive response here in Brasília. We hope to have the same there.Below, is the latest version of the presentation.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

And learning takes place...

During our bonus week, we had the opportunity to participate in a short digital project,  the EdTech Academy, in which we would be using video tricks. The video could be about anything, as long as it could be used for pedagogical purposes. The teachers who decided to participate had a week and they could do it anywhere and at any time, as long as they did it and posted it in the Youtube. I loved the opportunity to learn how to use one more digital tool, by the way, easy to be used and perfect to make videos with the students´work. This video in particular could be used when the topic is family or growing up. Students may write about their own childhood or someone in their family.

And learning takes place...

During our bonus week, we had the opportunity to participate in a short digital project,  the EdTech Academy, in which we would be using video tricks. The video could be about anything, as long as it could be used for pedagogical purposes. The teachers who decided to participate had a week and they could do it anywhere and at any time, as long as they did it and posted it in the Youtube. I loved the opportunity to learn how to use one more digital tool, by the way, easy to be used and perfect to make videos with the students´work. This video in particular could be used when the topic is family or growing up. Students may write about their own childhood or someone in their family.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Feedback: A Gold Mine

Something I experienced this semester was keeping in touch with parents on a daily basis. At the beginning of the semester, I got all the parents email addresses and saved them in my Contact List. I would contact them every class to inform them about homework that day or any other event that might have happened, regarding the students' attitude or even their material. I sent them the link for the parents blog I created especially for them, so they could proudly see their children's production.I was wondering if parents would comment on the blog posts ...well...they didn't. And that reminded me of something Dani Lyra said during our presentation of our Digital Communication Project last year.She said that although parents don't leave comments on the posts, that doesn't necessarily mean that they don't read them. They didn't comment on the blog posts but they did in their email responses, since they received my emails regularly. Reading their feedback was precious and encouraged me to continue. They considered the daily basis contact a great way to make them aware of what was going on in class and far better than the telephone,which presents time constraints.Unlike phone calls, which depend on the availability of the parents, emails can be read at any place and time.In sum, it was a great experience,which allowed me to reach parents more effectively and profitably.

Feedback: A Gold Mine

Something I experienced this semester was keeping in touch with parents on a daily basis. At the beginning of the semester, I got all the parents email addresses and saved them in my Contact List. I would contact them every class to inform them about homework that day or any other event that might have happened, regarding the students' attitude or even their material. I sent them the link for the parents blog I created especially for them, so they could proudly see their children's production.I was wondering if parents would comment on the blog posts ...well...they didn't. And that reminded me of something Dani Lyra said during our presentation of our Digital Communication Project last year.She said that although parents don't leave comments on the posts, that doesn't necessarily mean that they don't read them. They didn't comment on the blog posts but they did in their email responses, since they received my emails regularly. Reading their feedback was precious and encouraged me to continue. They considered the daily basis contact a great way to make them aware of what was going on in class and far better than the telephone,which presents time constraints.Unlike phone calls, which depend on the availability of the parents, emails can be read at any place and time.In sum, it was a great experience,which allowed me to reach parents more effectively and profitably.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Simple Past: Biographies


Dani Lyra asked me to draw a set of drawings about John Lennon´s biography in order to use it as a teaser.The teaching point here is the past form of the verbs. The teacher shows students the pictures/video and they guess the sequence of events and come up with the story.  Afterwards, teacher assigns a project, in which students will search about a late celebrity and write about him/her. They have to say when and where they were born, what they did and when and how they died.

Video


Images - Downloadable

Simple Past: Biographies


Dani Lyra asked me to draw a set of drawings about John Lennon´s biography in order to use it as a teaser.The teaching point here is the past form of the verbs. The teacher shows students the pictures/video and they guess the sequence of events and come up with the story.  Afterwards, teacher assigns a project, in which students will search about a late celebrity and write about him/her. They have to say when and where they were born, what they did and when and how they died.

Video
video


Images - Downloadable

Friday, June 10, 2011

Junior Projects: Landscapes

For this project, which is our last one this semester, my students learned how to describe a landscape using the verb There To be. They were supposed to draw, color and describe a landscape of their own and use there is a + singular nouns and there are + plural nouns. Other possible forms such as uncountable nouns or unique nouns (for instance, "smoke" and "sun"), which happen to appear in some of the descriptions, were not addressed.


Junior Projects: Landscapes

For this project, which is our last one this semester, my students learned how to describe a landscape using the verb There To be. They were supposed to draw, color and describe a landscape of their own and use there is a + singular nouns and there are + plural nouns. Other possible forms such as uncountable nouns or unique nouns (for instance, "smoke" and "sun"), which happen to appear in some of the descriptions, were not addressed.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Junior Projects: Shapes

Shapes: For this project, students made a collage using shapes. They cut them out and pasted, creating landscapes and ordinary objects, also learned in the book. I demonstrated how to do it by making one collage myself. By doing so, they understood very clearly what I expected from them. Here is the result.   

Junior Projects: Shapes

Junior Projects: Shapes

Shapes: For this project, students made a collage using shapes. They cut them out and pasted, creating landscapes and ordinary objects, also learned in the book. I demonstrated how to do it by making one collage myself. By doing so, they understood very clearly what I expected from them. Here is the result.   

Junior Projects: Shapes

Junior Projects: My Family

During the making of this project, students practiced the two different ways learned to talk about families and the members of the family. Each student received a sheet folded in four, six and eight parts. They drew and cut out the shape of a person. Then, they drew and colored their relatives´ features and pasted them on a colored sheet of paper.







Junior Projects: My Family

During the making of this project, students practiced the two different ways learned to talk about families and the members of the family. Each student received a sheet folded in four, six and eight parts. They drew and cut out the shape of a person. Then, they drew and colored their relatives´ features and pasted them on a colored sheet of paper.







Junior Projects: My Secret Animal

Dear educators, I´m sorry I took so long to restart posting but I was up to my eyes in work. Still am by the way...but thanks to my dear colleague and friend Dani Lyra, I was able to post these three projects, made by my Elementary 1 and 3 students. Dani, I can´t thank you enough for helping me!!! You´re the best.

My Secret Animal: After learning characteristics used to describe animals, students were supposed to write a description and draw a secret animal. By using this digital book, the teacher will be able to play a fun guessing game, in which the students will share their own writing material. 



Junior Projects: My Secret Animal

Dear educators, I´m sorry I took so long to restart posting but I was up to my eyes in work. Still am by the way...but thanks to my dear colleague and friend Dani Lyra, I was able to post these three projects, made by my Elementary 1 and 3 students. Dani, I can´t thank you enough for helping me!!! You´re the best.

My Secret Animal: After learning characteristics used to describe animals, students were supposed to write a description and draw a secret animal. By using this digital book, the teacher will be able to play a fun guessing game, in which the students will share their own writing material. 



Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mourning

"Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God."  (Matthew 5: 8)

Mourning

"Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God."  (Matthew 5: 8)

Monday, January 24, 2011

I´m back!!!!!!!!!

Yes, I´m back. I arrived on the 10th. I hear I have some elementary and pre-teens groups to teach this semester.  Unfortunately, I won´t be teaching teens and adults (there is only one group actually, of adult beginners). Most of my classes will be with the little ones. I can´t wait to have a lot of digital fun and share it with you guys!!!! P.S.: C´mon, leave a comment on my trip to Sampa!

I´m back!!!!!!!!!

Yes, I´m back. I arrived on the 10th. I hear I have some elementary and pre-teens groups to teach this semester.  Unfortunately, I won´t be teaching teens and adults (there is only one group actually, of adult beginners). Most of my classes will be with the little ones. I can´t wait to have a lot of digital fun and share it with you guys!!!! P.S.: C´mon, leave a comment on my trip to Sampa!