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

Monday, November 24, 2014

Penfriend project with Spain

Students of Giove (III A), Lugnano (II D, III D) and Guardea (II G, III G) have started a new penfriend project. In fact last week they received letters from the school  Colegio Compañía de María Jerez
(Jerez de la Frontera - Spain) and when I gave them the letters it was really a happy moment both for them and for me because I could see their smiling faces while reading the letters. Some of them, as they had time at school, wanted to start writing back immediately, some other will do it at home.
This project allow all the students to be in touch with a teenager from another European country, to know a bit more of a different culture, to use English as a communicative language with a real person and to improve both intercultural and language competence. 
We are really happy to collaborate with this school again because we are now friends since we had a Comenius project some years ago. The fact that we are still working together is one of the most important aim we achieved through the years. 

Thanks a lot dear Spanish students and teachers! 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Flat Stanley Quality Label 2014

The eTwinning project "Flat Stanley around Europe" got the national Quality Label and the European Quality Label as well. So this morning our deputy head master came to class III A and congratulated the students: they really did a wonderful job!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


This morning in class II G we listened to the song "Hero" and we had a fun activity while listening.

The activity:
1. students work in pairs 
2. each pair has some words from the song

3. while they listen they pick up the words they hear

4. the one with more words is the winner 

After the game we listened to the song again and the students had the handout so that they could sing it too. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Preparing the traditional Christmas celebration at school

As every year we will celebrate Christmas at school singing and playing some songs.
here are the songs we are going to sing in English.

Listen to them and try to sing along.

Jingle bells

White Christmas

We are the world

Monday, November 10, 2014

To Autumn: a poem, a video and a ... competition!

Here is the all the poem "To Autumn" we started to read this morning. This poem was written by John Keats in 1819.

Watch and listen to the poem in the video while reading the text below and enjoy it.                                

    SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
        Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
    Conspiring with him how to load and bless
        With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
    To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
        And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
            To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
    With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
        And still more, later flowers for the bees,
        Until they think warm days will never cease,
            For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.
    Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
        Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
    Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
        Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
    Or on a half-reap’d furrow sound asleep,
        Drows’d with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
            Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers:
    And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
        Steady thy laden head across a brook;
        Or by a cyder-press, with patient look,
            Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours.
    Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
        Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,—
    While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
        And touch the stubble plains with rosy hue;
    Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
        Among the river sallows, borne aloft
            Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
    And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
        Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
        The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft;
           And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.

Now you have listened to the poem why don't you try to write one on your own? 

- Think about the characteristics of Autumn
- Think about the activities you do in this period of the year
- Think about your feelings when you look out of the window 
- Think about nature in this season
- Think ...
And then try to write a very short poem (3-4 lines) and send it to me here or on edmodo. 

Verb to be exercises

First year students here you find some useful exercises for you!