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

Saturday, January 23, 2016


The Big Friendly Giant (Il GGG in Italian) is a book written by Roal Dahl in 1982.

Roal Dahl was an English writer and he wrote a lot of great books for children such as "Charlie and chocolate factory", "james and the Giant Peach", "Matilda", "The Witches", "Fantastic Mr Fox" and many others. 

If you want to know more about Roal Dahl click on the links below.

Here you find more info on the book "The BFG"

and this is a video with the cartoon movie. 

Next July a Spielberg's film will come out and here is the trailer

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Ambasciatrici eTwinning a Trevi

Mercoledì 20 gennaio 2016 Maria Teresa Rughi ed io siamo state invitate a introdurre eTwinning all'I.C. "T. Valenti" di Trevi (PG) dove siamo state caldamente accolte dalla Dirigente Scolastica  Prof.ssa Simona Perugini e dalla collega Stefania Pieri.

Ai docenti presenti è stato subito proposto di svolgere un'attività pratica attraverso l'app AnswerGarden, un'attività di brainstorming attraverso la quale abbiamo condiviso alcune parole che ci sono venute in mente in relazione a eTwinning. 

Ho introdotto eTwinning parlando di come nasce e cos'è, gli obiettivi che si pone, a chi si rivolge, vantaggi, svantaggi, motivi per diventare un etwinner.

Maria Teresa Rughi ha poi illustrato come le attività che si svolgono nei progetti eTwinning siano importanti per lo sviluppo delle competenze chiave

Siamo poi passate ad operare direttamente nella piattaforma facendo vedere come ci si registra, come si cercano partner per creare un progetto, come si attiva un progetto, dove cercare learning event, online event, gruppi, ecc.


La collega Stefania Pieri della scuola ospitante ha inoltre mostrato il TwinSpace e alcune attività del progetto eTwinning in cui è coinvolta con una delle sue classi "Class Herbarium".

Abbiamo infine cercato di rispondere alle domande dei docenti presenti

e lasciato loro anche dei "compiti a casa"!

Speriamo di ritrovarci in tanti nel gruppo eTwinners Umbria! 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Penfriend project 15-16: 3rd year students

Last Saturday and today I delivered letters to my 3rd year students of classes III E and III As. The letter are from Spanish students the school "Colegio Compañia de Maria" of Jerez de la Frontera.

This activity is meant to:
- involve students in learning English
- develop writing skills in English
- communicate with real people using English
- make international friends

Students of class III As reading their letters

Students of class III E reading their letters

Here is a letter you can use as an example to create your reply to your new Spanish friends. 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Blues Brothers: "On a Mission from God"

Monday 18th January 2016 3rd year students of the school "I.C. B. Brin" are going to the theatre to see "On a Mission from God" a show based on the movie "The Blues Brothers" (1980).

In this thinglink below there are some songs, info on the Blues Brothers, videos and activities to know more about it.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Penfriend project 15-16

Yesterday and today I've been delivering letters to my students and will finish doing it next Tuesday, in fact we got letters from Spanish students of  the school "Colegio Compañia de Maria" of Jerez de la Frontera.

This activity is meant to:
- involve students in learning English
- develop writing skills in English
- communicate with real people using English
- make international friends

Students of class II As reading their letters

Students of class II Bs reading their letters

Here is a doc we created this morning as an example of letter, you can use it to prepare your replies. 

A school presentation by students of class II Bs

Students of class II Bs created this presentation of their schools taking pictures, writing short descriptions using PicCollage and Kizoa.

Here is the result

Friday, January 8, 2016

Creating the logo for "The Old Man" etwinning project.

Within the etwinning project "The Old Man with his FIAT 600 in Europe" students of class II Bs created some logos both using online apps and drawing.

Here are the results of their work and soon there will also be logos from students of our partner schools around Europe.

When all the logos are uploaded the students of all 5 countries (Italy, Finland, France, Norway and Portugal) will vote for the best one that will become the official logo of the project.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

School is cool: a presentation of our school

Students of class III As created a video with clips and photos of their school and some activities they do to let French students of the etwinning project "School is cool" see it.
We hope they like them and we are looking forward to seeing their school too.

To make this video students took pictures and videos, prepared descriptions then spoke while there were filmed winning their fears!
They used Power Director, and PhotoMapo, then I put everything together using iMovie.

It's really a very

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

What did you do yesterday, a week ago, last holidays...?

Students of class II As and II Bs started studying the past simple of regular and irregular verbs.

At this link you find a video and grammar notes on regular verbs.


Here is a study set to help you learn some of the most used irregular verbs, there are flashcards and games.

And now some more exercises.






        And now let's have some fun with this particular rap!

After all these exercises and videos you have now learnt a lot of verbs in the past and are now ready to tell the class about your Christmas holidays. So when we go back to school get ready to answer to some of these questions:

What did you do during your Christmas holidays?
Who did you visit?
Who did you spend time with?
What and where did you eat?
What presents did you receive?
How did you celebrate New Year's Eve?
What presents did you buy?
Who did you buy presents for?

Monday, January 4, 2016

What have you got?

Students of class I As and I Bs here are some useful exercises to help you review the last things we studied before Christmas holidays.

Watch this simple video and then

try these exercises.


Now think about three things you have got and three things you haven't got and exercise aloud:

Ex: I have got a piano, a guitar and a flute but I haven't got a dog, a cat or a hamster.

When we come back to school you will tell the class.