"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality" (John Lennon)

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

I want to wish you all a Happy 2012!

I wish you that your dreams will come true!

Your teacher Chiara

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Christmas

Here is another very nice Christmas song and it is by John Lennon.
Enjoy it and have a nice Christmas time.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas songs

Listen and try to sing these nice Christmas songs.

Jingle bells.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

Up on the housetop.

And here is my favourite: Rudolph the red nosed reindeer.

Celebrating Christmas at school

All the students at school gathered together to celebrate the end of the lessons.
Some of them brought a "Pandoro" (one of the typical Christmas cake in Italy), some others water, fruit juices, napkins and plastic glasses. I made two cakes with Nutella and we enjoyed a lot.

After having eaten and drunk we sang Jingle Bells and We wish you a Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Playing with prepositions

As Christmas is approaching students today were really lively. We played a game in English both in class II A and in class III A and III B.

The students took a sheet of paper, folded it in four then cut it. After that they took only three pieces of paper and wrote IN, ON, AT on them.

I showed some sentences with a missing preposition 

and they had to decide which was the right preposition and put their paper up and each right sentence the group got a point. The group with more points won the game.

When they finished the game we corrected and explained the mistakes, we reviewed prepositions having fun!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Comenius Project 2011-2012

A group of 12 students from our school, together with 3 teachers and the headmistress, had a wonderful experience in Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) from December 11th to December 20th. We had the chance of living wonderful moments with our Spanish friends thanks to the  Comenius Project "Once upon a time there was a beautiful castle" that we have already started last year. 

Among the aims of the projects I'd like to underline the following:
- encourage the learning of foreign languages and European cultures;
- enhance the quality and European dimension of teacher training. 

Students realized how important speaking another language apart from their own is and we, the teachers, had the opportunity to share our teaching methods and ideas, we could stay 10 days all together and compare our way of living and at the same time we also agreed with what St. Jeanne of Lestonnac, the founder of the school we had the exchange with, said: "Educate in life and for life" 

Here you can watch a video where a Spanish girl makes a welcome speech in Italian: what a surprise for us!

More details will come during the Christmas Holiday.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Postcards from our countries: a map

This is the map with all the towns and cities the students taking part in this etwinning project live.
We are connected with a lot of places from several European countries!

Yesterday and today ways of communicating: a map

This is the map of the places the students taking part in this project live.
Some of the students are from Italy, some from France and some other from Finland and they are linked together thanks to an etwinning project.

Friday, December 9, 2011

My best friend

In some classes we studied adjectives of personality and we are practicing them describing best friends.
This topic is useful both for your school final exam and for the Trinity GESE Exams.

Here you find some hints to describe your best friend.

In this video you can pick up other ideas to describe your best friend or other people.

And to exercise a bit more on personality adjectives click here

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Teachers or cooks?




Teachers and cooks!!!

Brunella (my colleague) and I are preparing "pampepati" that are typical Christmas cakes from our town.
What are the ingredients?
The first who guesses all the ingredients will win a prize!

Insegnanti o cuoche?
Insegnanti e cuoche!!!
Brunella (la mia collga) ed io stiamo preparando i "pampepati" che sono dolci natalizi tipici della nostra città.
Quali sono gli ingredienti?
Il primo che li indovina tutti vincerà un premio!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Lugnano in Teverina

This morning I took part to the rehearse the pupils of the Primary and Secondary school of Lugnano in Teverina had in around the village. They played and sang Christmas songs. It was a beautiful day and I also had the chance to take some pictures of beautiful monuments and buildings.

Here is a short presentation of Lugnano in Teverina that is a small village in Umbria near Orvieto and about 100 km far from Rome.

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Practicing for Trinity GESE Exams

This morning 3rd year students in the school of Lugnano practiced for the conversation phase of the Trinity GESE Exam (Grade 3).

They played a board game with questions focused on the language for GESE grade 3.

In groups they had to ask and answer questions they used a die to take turns, missed turns or went  forward or backwards and everybody was involved in a game they wanted to win!

Monday, December 5, 2011

A map!

Here is a map Stasia, the Polish teacher made for our etwinning project "Schools get together with history" so you can see where our partners from Poland an Turkey live.

Our school with smilebox

And here is the presentation of our school with "smilebox" a very interesting and nice application. 

Enjoy it!
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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Our school: the power point

And here is the power point about our school.

Describing our school

The students of class II A worked in small groups to describe their school as a part of the etwinning project "Schools get together with History".
First they took pictures of the rooms that are in the school then they described them saying what can be found in each room and what we do there.

They prepared a file at home and then one of the students collected all the files together and created a power point.