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

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare

Students of Guardea had two last special English lessons: they had the chance of listening to a sonnet written by William Shakespeare. After having listened to it I gave each student a line to draw,

then I collected all the drawings, took pictures of them and created a video. 
In this way the students could understand the sonnet better and, imagining the meaning, they could also express their feelings.

Sonnet 18 

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Grazie dalla e alla III A!

Sempre durante la festa di fine anno di ieri mattina gli alunni della III A ci hanno fatto una piacevole sorpresa: hanno realizzato questo video per ringraziare noi prof.

Siamo stati tutti catturati da queste immagini, dalle loro parole e dalle musiche che hanno scelto per salutarci.

E' stato un momento veramente bello, denso di emozioni e, come hanno potuto notare da soli, anche di commozione. Il loro grazie espresso in modo spontaneo, fresco, affettuoso e allo stesso tempo ironico ci dimostra che stiamo sulla giusta strada!


e ... da me non potete che sentire un grande e ancora commosso

Festa di fine anno a Giove

Ieri a Giove abbiamo presentato i lavori e i progetti svolti durante l'anno.
Hanno iniziato gli alunni della III A con il video del progetto "Alla sera" in cui hanno messo insieme una serie di riflessioni sulla "sera" attingendo a fonti letterarie e socio-culturali sia del paese in cui vivono sia dei paesi in cui si parlano le lingue che studiano a scuola (inglese e francese). 

All'interno del video c'era anche il sonetto 43 di William Shakespeare recitato in inglese e a memoria (!) dagli alunni! E' stato impegnativo realizzare questa parte del video ma ... ce l'abbiamo fatta!

When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see,
For all the day they view things unrespected;
But when I sleep, in dreams they look on thee,
And darkly bright are bright in dark directed.
Then thou, whose shadow shadows doth make bright,
How would thy shadow's form form happy show
To the clear day with thy much clearer light,
When to unseeing eyes thy shade shines so!
How would, I say, mine eyes be blessed made
By looking on thee in the living day,
When in dead night thy fair imperfect shade
Through heavy sleep on sightless eyes doth stay!
   All days are nights to see till I see thee,
   And nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.

Gli alunni di I e II hanno presentato un video relativo al progetto cittadinanza e costituzione "La libertà" e al progetto Unicef, hanno inoltre spiegato ai genitori le attività svolte nell'ambito del progetto lettura e in quello di educazione ambientale.

I ragazzi di I, II e III hanno raccontato dei progetti etwinning 

attraverso questo video che li riassume tutti.

Il prof. Sbaraglia ha poi consegnato agli alunni di III gli attestati provvisori Trinity.

Infine abbiamo premiato gli alunni vincitori della Photo Competition di I e II e della Translation Competition di III.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Festa di fine anno a Lugnano

Oggi a Lugnano si è svolta la festa di fine anno in cui gli alunni hanno presentato ai genitori alcuni dei lavori svolti nell'ambito dei vari progetti a cui hanno partecipato:
progetto lettura, progetto cittadinanza e costituzione, progetto educazione ambientale, progetti etwinning, progetto "Tell a tale" e altre attività.
Tutti gli alunni sono stati davvero bravi nell'illustrare i prodotti del loro e del nostro impegno.
Ecco qui qualche foto.

Il nostro Dirigente Scolastico ci saluta e ringrazia tutti per la collaborazione che ci fa fare tante cose belle e soprattutto permette agli alunni di vivere esperienze formative e indimenticabili.

Abbiamo rappresentato nuovamente "The wonderful Wizard of Oz" in inglese per i genitori che si sono davvero divertiti.

Gli alunni, tra emozione, pronuncia non del tutto perfetta, agitazione e voglia di fare bene, sono stati davvero molto bravi ed io sono orgogliosa di voi!

Infine la consegna dell'attestato Trinity e la premiazione della "Photo Competition".

E' stato davvero un anno denso di attività e gli alunni sono stati così bravi da affrontare tutto con interesse, curiosità ed entusiasmo, un entusiasmo contagioso che ci ha permesso di lavorare così bene insieme!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Calendar 2013

Here is the calendar 2013 we made together with our Turkish friends of the eTwinning project "A song a month".
We a song each month, downloaded a picture of the singer and added a sentence from the song that we liked.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Let's become tourist guides: some videos

Some weeks ago I asked my students to tell me and their friends their opinion on this etwinning project so in this video I recorded what they have said and we also shared it in TwinSpace so that the teachers and the students from the other countries can hear us!

Some days ago we also made a video showing Lugnano and its most important and beautiful places.
When we go on TwinSpace we can see videos form the other nations taking part in this project.
Here you  can see our video.

Some days ago our Finnish friends uploaded this video and watching it it almost as if we were there with them!
We liked it a lot and we share it here so that even our parents can see it.

This last video is about some of the activities we caried out within this project.

I really think the work we have been doing during this school year was important for my students and for me too because taking part in such a project allowed us to be more aware of the fact that we are  living in a bigger place that is to say the European Union, it was a wonderful chance to exchange ideas and experiences and a nice opportunity to let our students practicing English with their European peers!
I hope they will remember this experience and keep on being interested, curious and enthusiastic about communicating in English!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Pics and facts from Europe: a prezi!

Teacher Laurence Coutelas made this prezi that shows each step of our project together this year.
We really did a lot of things and the students were really very good!

So have a  loot at it and enjoy!


Song book

Here is the song ebook I created with all the activities the students made on the songs we listened to during this school year within the project "A song a month".

Sunday, June 2, 2013

"The Elves and the Shoemaker" and "The Jungle Book"

Thursday 30th May 2013 students of class III A told two tales to the pupils of the primary school of Penna in Teverina (class III).
During the school year the secondary students read and studied the following tales: "The Elves and the Shoemaker" and "The Jungle Book". We found the scripts and I gave each student a character to study.
They prepared the scenes, the masks and rehearsed the tales in class as you can see in this video.

After all this work they finally dramatized the tales as you can see from these two videos!


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Pics and facts from Europe: a video to tell parents about our project

Next Friday 7th June students of Class III A will show their parents all the works and the projects they have been carrying out this school year. Among the projects there is also an eTwinning project they liked doing and that allowed them to know more about other people's culture and life. They also had the chance to meet European teenagers and talk with them in English using the chat room in TwinSpace. 
The students described their school, their villages through photos of the most important places and of the street names so that they could also talk about the history and culture of their coutreis.
The last activity we did was a video of Giove with the Itlaian mascot of the project as a tourist guide!

Doing this video wasn't easy because they had to learn the things to say in English and this was quite hard for them but ... they did it: WELL DONE STUDENTS!

The other activities of this project are all reported in the blogs in the eTwinning platform and here is a video that summarizes the most peculiar ones.