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

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Webquest on Gandhi

Let's go on researching and studying some people who are important in the Civil and Human Rights movement. 
We will now focus on Gandhi.

Here are the questions to answer:

Who  was Gandhi?
When was he born?
Where was he from?
Where did he live?
Where did he work?
What was his job?
Why was he important?
What was the situation like in India during Gandhi's time?
What are the most important achievement of his life?
When and how did he die?
Find a sentence he said you like and write it.

"You must  be the change 
you want to see in the world"

These links can help you answer the questions, you can also find videos and pictures to look at.

eTwinning: istruzioni per l'uso

Oggi presso l'IIS "F. Angeloni" di Terni, insieme alla collega Michelina Comegna, referente pedagogica eTwinning dell'USR Umbria, ho avuto modo di entrare nel vivo del mio ruolo di ambasciatrice eTwinning.
Dopo la presentazione generale di etwinning i colleghi si sono registrati e abbiamo cercato di esplorare le possibilità che un progetto etwinning può offrire, abbiamo introdotto TwinSpace con le opportunità di condivisione e didattiche che offre e abbiamo cercato di rispondere alle domande.

E' stato davvero un bel  momento di formazione partecipato, di collaborazione con la mia collega e di  condivisione di esperienze con tutti gli altri. 

Quindi ...  grazie a tutti!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fairy Tales

Students of class I-II of Guardea are involved in an eTwinning project called "Fairy Tales" together with students from Turkey, United Kingdom and Slovakia.

The main objectives of this project are:
- to develop students understanding of what makes good characters in stories;
- to share fairytales with different schools;
- to have the students write their own fairy tales:
- to share the fairy tales written by the students in TwinSpace to know each culture better. 

First of all we analyzed the features of fairy tales and we created this map:

After that the students wrote and illustrated their tales in groups and in pairs, created three posters to display the stories in their classroom and an ebook to share in TwinSpace.

Here is an album with the photos that report the activities the students do during the project. 

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The ebook with all the tales. 

After having done all this on of the students made a cartoon out of his fairy tale and we all enjoyed watching it a lot.

We all really loved this project and the students worked a lot having fun and, at the same time, learning new things and underlining their abilities.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A school trip

Here you can find some useful verbs to talk and write about a school trip, a holiday, a special day, an experience you had in the past ....

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Translation Competition 2012-2013 VIII

Flat Stanley, Chapter VIII by May 2nd 

Mercy Watson, Chapter X-XI by May 2nd

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Webquest on Nelson Mandela

Let's go on researching and studying some people who are important in the Civil and Human Rights movement. 
We will now focus on Nelson Mandela.

Here are the questions to answer. 

Who isNelson Mandela?
When was he born?
Where is he from?
Where does he live?
What was his job?
Why is he important?
What are the most important achievement of his life?
Find a sentence he said you like and write it.

These links can help you answer the questions, you can also find videos and pictures to look at.

Friday, April 19, 2013

e-Twinning ambassador

The eTwinning Natioal Agency decided I could be appointed eTwinning ambassador for the year 2013 and so .... here I am!

This means that I can help all the teachers and the students who want to be part of an etwinning project or simply want to know how etwinning works. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

GESE 4: questions in circle

Some days ago third year students of class III A had a new game called questions in circle.
I divided the class in two groups and they made two circles. The students in the inside circle had a piece of paper with some questions and the others in the outside circle had to answer. They started moving and when I clapped my hands they stopped, answered and asked the questions. 

Here are the questions they asked and answered. 

Where did you go on holiday?
When did you go?
What was the place like?
Who did you go with?
Where did you stay?
What was the weather like?
What did you do?
What did you visit?
What did you buy?
Did you like the holiday? Why?
What about your next holiday, when and where are going to?
Who are you going with?
How are you going to travel?
How far is it and how long is it going to take?
Where are you going to stay?
What are you going to see and do?
What are you going to visit?
What are you going to buy?

Do you like shopping?
What do you like buying, why?
Did you buy anything new last week? What did you buy?
What do you like buying?
Who do you go shopping with? When and where do you go shopping?
Do you shop online? Do you prefer shopping online or going to a shop?
Do you like waiting in line?
Do you like trying on clothes?
How often do you go shopping?
What is your favourite shop?
Do you like window shopping?
Are you going shopping next weekned? What are you going to buy? Why?
School and work
What's your dad/mum's job?
What does a doctor, secretary, teacher, fireman, postman, shop assistant, lawyer, ... do?
Where does a doctor, secretary, etc. work?
Where does your mum/dad work?
What subjects do you study at school?
What subject do you like studying? Why?
What are you good at?
What is your school timetable? (what time do you start ....)
What is your school like?
What job are you going to do in the future?
What are you going to do after school?

What do you like eating? Why?
How often do you eat vegetables/fruit?
Do you prefer eating meat or fish? Why?
What is your favourite food? When did you first eat it?
What do you usually eat for breakfast/lunch/dinner?
What is a typical food of your country/village?
Can you cook?  What can you cook?  How do you cook it?
Do you like shopping for food?
What food you don’t like? Why?
What food would you like to try?
How ofteh do you go to a restaurant/fast food?

Weekend and seasonal activities
What do you usually do at weekends?
What did you do last weekend?
Who do you usually stay with at weekends?
What do you usually do in spring/winter/summer/autumn?
What are you going to do next weekend?
What are you doing next weekend?
How often do you go to the cinema/theatre ?
How often do you have a pic-nic?
How often do you …….?

We used this game to practice for Trinity GESE 4 but the questions are useful for the school exams too!

So  ... let's EXERCISE! 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Wonderful Wizard of OZ: the show!

Thursday 11th April the students of class I-III D went to the primary school of Lugnano in Teverina to perform the play about the tale "The Wonderful Wizard of OZ".

When we arrived the pupils welcomed us showing the posters they had created with their teacher on the tale, then the older students went to get ready for the play.

While the students were getting ready Filippo helped me to set the scene. 

And now ... let's begin!

Here is the video of their performance.

And some pictures too!

Before starting they were very excited and anxious too. After the performance they were a bit more relaxed and, together with teacher Carla, the teacher of V year pupils, we carried out a debate on what they liked and on what we can improve next year.

This last part of our activity was really useful both because we had the chance of sharing ideas and also because we had a lot of ideas for a new project next year!

So at the end of this experience what I'd like to say both to my students, to teacher Carla and her pupils is a huge