Monday, June 18, 2018

READING SKILLS PRACTICE :-)

WHY READING IS SO IMPORTANT:
1-  Reading is important because it develops the mind. The mind is a muscle. It needs exercise. Understanding the written word is one way the mind grows in its ability. Teaching young children to read helps them develop their language skills. It also helps them learn to listen. Everybody wants to talk, but few can really listen. Lack of listening skills can result in major misunderstandings which can lead to job loss, marriage breakup, and other disasters - small and great. Reading helps children [and adults] focus on what someone else is communicating.
2-  Why is reading important? It is how we discover new things. Books, magazines and even the Internet are great learning tools which require the ability to read and understand what is read. A person who knows how to read can educate themselves in any area of life they are interested in. We live in an age where we overflow with information, but reading is the main way to take advantage of it.
3- Reading develops the imagination. TV and computer games have their place, but they are more like amusement. Amusement comes from two words "a" [non] and "muse" [think]. Amusement is non-thinking activities. With reading, a person can go anywhere in the world...or even out of it! They can be a king, or an adventurer, or a princess, or... The possibilities are endless. Non-readers never experience these joys to the same extent.
4- Finally, why is reading important?  Reading is important because words - spoken and written - are the building blocks of life. You are, right now, the result of words that you have heard or read AND believed about yourself. What you become in the future will depend on the words you believe about yourself now. People, families, relationships, and even nations are built from words. Think about it.
THAT IS WHY I SUGGEST YOU TO CLICK ON THIS PICTURE BELOW. HERE YOU CAN FIND A LOT OF EASY OR... DIFFICULT TEXTS TO READ AND PRACTICE: VOCABULARY, STRUCTURES, READING COMPREHENSION AND THE MOST IMPORTANT OF THEM ALL: ENJOYING READING!
THESE ARE HIGHER LEVELS: 2 - 3
ENJOY READING!!!!

Monday, May 21, 2018

PRIMARY-4 & 5.- IRELAND, SAINT PATRICK'S DAY & IRISH STEP DANCING. :-)

HELLO THERE, AGAIN!

IRELAND AND IRISH CULTURE... THIS  TIME THE TOPIC IN THE ENGLISH LESSONS WAS FOR PRIMARY 4 AND 5 KIDS.

THE KIDS DID LEARN ABOUT IRELAND AND, AS A PART OF THE CONTENTS, THEY ALSO JOINED THE  IRISH STEP DANCING WORKSHOP: IRELAND, ST PATRICK AND IRISH DANCE!

THEY LISTENED TO THE DANCERS TALKING ABOUT IRELAND AND... THEY DANCED IRESH STEP DANCING AS WELL!

PRIMARY-6.- IRELAND, SAINT PATRICK'S DAY & IRISH STEP DANCING. :-)

HELLO THERE!

IRELAND AND IRISH CULTURE IS ONCE MORE THE TOPIC IN THE ENGLISH LESSONS.

PRIMARY-6 KIDS ARE LEARNING ABOUT IRELAND AND, AS A PART OF THE CONTENTS, THERE IS AN IRISH STEP DANCING WORKSHOP: IRELAND, ST PATRICK AND IRISH DANCE, ALL THIS IN ONE!

THEY EXPLAIN SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT IRELAND. THEY LISTENED TO THE DANCERS TALKING ABOUT IRELAND AND... THEY DANCED IRESH STEP DANCING!

PRIMARY-6 KIDS  TALKING ABOUT IRELAND'S FACTS:









KIDS READY TO SEE IRISH STEP DANCING.





PAU AND GABI: THE DANCERS FROM MEDITERRÀNIA DANCE COMPANY.





TEACHERS SHOWED THE STEPS TO CHILDREN: 



AND THE KIDS STARTED TO DANCE: :-)

 



THEY SURE HAD A GREAT TIME AND ENJOYED IT A LOT.
THANK YOU PAU AND GABI FOR YOUR ART!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

PRIMARY 3.- IRELAND AND SAINT PATRICK'S DAY-II ;-)

LAST SATURDAY 17th OF MATCH ALL IRISH PEOPLE CELEBRATED SAINT PATRICK'S DAY.
WE ALSO WANTED TO JOIN THIS FESTIVAL AND P3 STUDENTS HAVE BEEN WORKING IN A WORKSHOP CALLED:
IRELAND AND SAINT PATRICK'S DAY.
THIS WORKSHOP IS BASED ON SOME KNOWLEDGE ABOUT IRELAND: THE COUNTRY, SYMBOLS, LANGUAGE AND MUSIC AND TRADITIONS.
WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IRELAND, IRISH LANGUAGE, MUSIC AND TRADITIONS: SAINTPATRICK'S DAY.
WE HAVE LEARNT ABOUT THE STORY OF SAINT PATRICK AND AN IRISH DANCE! DOES IT SOUND COOL? IT DOES, ACTUALLY! :-)

HAVE A LOOK :-)


THIS IS HOW IT WAS:



THANK YOU TO WWW.MEDITERRANIAESCOLA.CAT

Friday, March 16, 2018

PRIMARY 3.- IRELAND AND SAINT PATRICK'S DAY :-)

DIA DHUIT! HELLO!

YES! WE ARE REFERRING TO IRELAND, OR IN IRISH,  ÉIRE.

AND WE ARE ALSO REFERRING TO SAINT PATRICK'S DAY ON 17TH OF MARCH, AN ANNUAL FEAST DAY CELEBRATED IN IRELAND.



The story of St Patrick's Day
Began so long ago
The lyrics in this song
Will tell you
All you need to know
The seventeenth of March
Is when this joyous holiday
Is celebrated happily
With colorful parades

Dee Lai Dee Dai Dee
Dai Dee Dai Dee
Lai Dee Dai Dee Dai
Hummm...Hummm...

Patrick was only sixteen when
The pirates captured him
They sold him to slavery
And took him to Ireland

He kept the faith
And made his escape
When he was twenty-two
And made it back to Britain
'Twas the only home he knew

Patrick had a vision
To return to Ireland
And vowed to teach Christianity
Until the bitter end
Legend says that Patrick used
The shamrock to explain
That the Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Are all and one the same

On this day the Irish dress
In many shades of green
And some are feeling lucky
With the leprechauns they've seen
It's music and fun for everyone
We'll party and we'll play
Come one, come all
Come join along
On this St. Paddy's Day!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

PRIMARY 3.- SURPRISE, SURPRISE! (PART TWO)

HELLO AGAIN! NOW YOU CAN SURE PRONOUNCE ALL THESE WORDS, CAN'T YOU?

ÉIRE - SHAMROCK - SAINT PATRICK - LEPRECHAUN - CÉILIDH

THESE ARE NOT ENGLISH WORDS, EXCEPT FOR THE SECOND ONE. CAN YOU IMAGINE WHERE ARE THESE WORDS FROM?

YES!... NO?... 

MAYBE SOME MORE QUESTIONS AND THEIR ANSWERS WILL GIVE YOU A HINT:

CAN YOU SAY WHERE IS THIS FLAG FROM? 


CAN YOU NAME THIS COUNTRY?
CAN YOU GUESS WHAT THIS DATE REFERS TO?
NOW YOU SURE KNOW THE NAME OF THE COUNTRY AND WHAT THE DATE REFERS TO :-) CLEVER KIDS!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Sunday, March 04, 2018

PRIMARY .- A SONG FOR EVERYONE :-)

IT IS SOMETIMES NICE TO FIND A GOOD SONG TO LISTEN.

THIS IS THE ONE I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU, KIDS.
"IN LONELY MAJESTY" - SING IN THE DARK - ALLE FARBEN REMIX
HOPE YOU LIKE IT!



Saturday, March 03, 2018

PRIMARY 3.- SURPRISE, SURPRISE! (PART ONE)

HELLO EVERYBODY! HOW ARE YOU TODAY?

CAN YOU READ THIS WORD?
CAN YOU NAME THIS IN ENGLISH?
CAN YOU SAY WHO THIS MAN IS?
CAN YOU SAY WHO THIS ONE IS?
CAN YOU READ THIS WORD? 

NEXT STEP COMING SOON... :-)