Items filtered by date: 9月 2021

Frustrated by the failure of my attempt to have my students build a Da Vinci Bridge from chopsticks in Wednesday's Junior High School class, I made this video to show that it is possible!

And it seems that the probelm was that I'd set them an impossible challenge! The chopsticks have to be the flat sided type!!!

Even them it takes me a few attempts to get it right!

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木, 09 9月 2021 08:50

Where is Mother?

In our Elementary A classes (小学生A) we have just started learning about rooms in the house. I found this very useful activity to practice family members and room names. Enjoy!



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水, 08 9月 2021 20:16

Leonardo da Vinci

  Used this video in our Junior High class (中学生クラス) tonight. I'd prepared a theme based around Leonardo da Vinci, with the students required to answer and make questions about the Mona Lisa, watch and listen to this video and answer questions related to it. Such as 'Where was he from?' 'What jobs titles did he have?' 'What did he invent?' etc.

 A lot of fun, and a chance for them to use English without opening a textbook!

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Thank you Pikotaro for making my students progress that little bit easier! In the Elementary B class (小学生B) we are currently learning/reviewing "I have ...", "He/she has ...", "They have ..." etc.

Thankfully Pikotaro's efforts from 2016!! (yes really) are still paying dividends...all the students can recite the whole routine even though they would have been only 4 or 5 years old!

For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, Pikotaro's video is below.


BONUS: It's also one of the answers to this quiz from 2017,  Name Five Tropical Fruits Starting with 'P'

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火, 07 9月 2021 10:38

Spiderman & the Avengers

Some new books for our library. These four titles from the ever popular Pearson English Kids Readers (formerly Penguin Kids) series are sure to be a hit with our students.

The titles are:

The Story of Spider-Man

Freaky Thor Day

Call for Backup

The Swashbuckling Spider

Happy reading!


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火, 07 9月 2021 10:33

Happy Families!

  As part of our family them in the Elementary A class (小学生A) we asked the children to draw their families and make a short presentation:

  "This is my mother, this is my father, this is my big brother and this is me."

 I was so impressed by this drawing that I thought I'd share it with you.

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