Blue Mango presents their new show Jack and the Beanstalk, based on the classic tale. Join Jack on his magical adventure to a land where giants live and geese lay golden eggs. As always we invite students to participate during the show and to sing along.
EXCHANGE BETWEEN MINERALS AND PICOT
WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE A NICE STORY
WE ARE LOOKING FOR A LION
BASED ON THE FAMOUS TALE
WE ARE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT
ENJOY THE PICTURES !!!!
THE PAPER BAG PRINCESS
We read the book “The paper bag princess” and we started to act out the story. It was GREAT!!!!!
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!!!!
Elizabeth was a beautiful princess. She lived in a castle and had expensive princess clothes. She was going to marry a prince named Ronald.
- I’m Elizabeth.
- I’m Ronald.
Unfortunately, a dragon smashed her castle, burned all her clothes with fiery breath, and carried off Prince Ronald.
Elizabeth decided to chase the dragon and get Ronald back. She looked everywhere for something to wear, but the only thing she could find that was not burnt was a paper bag. So she put in the paper bag and followed the dragon.
Elizabeth came to a cave with a large door that had a huge knocker on it. She took hold of the knocker and banged on the door.
- Well, a princess! I love to eat princesses, but I have already eaten a whole castle today. I am a very busy dragon. Come back tomorrow!
ELIZABETH: Wait!!Is it true that you can burn up ten forests with your fiery breath?
DRAGON: Oh, yes!
ELIZABETH: Fantastic!!! Is it true that you can fly around the world in just ten seconds?
When he got back he was too tired to talk, and he lay down and went straight to sleep.
The dragon was so tired he didn’t even move.
Elizabeth walked right over the dragon and opened the door to the cave.
RONALD: Elizabeth, you are a mess! You smell like ashes, you are wearing dirty old paper bag. Come back when you are dressed like a real princess.
ELIZABETH: Ronald, your clothes are really pretty. You look like a real prince, but you are a bum.
WE STARTED OUR FIRST DAY OF TERM TALKING ABOUT THE SEASONS. SPRING IS HERE!
WE LEARNT A POEM ABOUT SPRING:
I SEE RAIN CLOUDS.
I SEE BIRDS' NESTS.
EVERITHING IS GROWING.
THE WIND IS GENTLY BLOWING.
SPRING IS HERE!
This week we had our first English class.
names!!!!! There is a group called CHESTNUTS
and another group called POMEGRANATES
Then we read an amazing book called Meerkat mail. It is about a meerkat.
Sunny the meerkat lives with his enormous family in the Kalahari desert. They are all very close . . . so close, in fact, that one day Sunny decides he's had enough and packs his bags. He's off to visit his mongoose cousins. But from the watery world of the Marsh Mongoose to the nocturnal lifestyle of the Malagasy Mongoose, Sunny just doesn't fit in. And who's that shadowy figure who seems to be following him around? A brilliant picture book from the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal.
First we heard the story and then we drew Sunny the meerkat!
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL DEAR
We practised different adjectives related to feelings and the animals. We drew the old lady expressing different feelings with the animals.
Finally we coloured them with water colours.
The song tells the story of an old woman who swallowed increasingly large animals, each to catch the previously swallowed animal. There are many variations of phrasing in the lyrics, especially for the description of swallowing each animal. The spider and fly are described each verse, but the other animals are only described when they are introduced. The joke of the song comes from the fact that the woman clearly should have died after swallowing the bird, but manages to swallow even more animals of ridiculous sizes with no problem and survives, and yet she suddenly dies after swallowing a horse (which is not much larger than the donkey she swallows and possibly even smaller than the cow she swallowed earlier)
Allan Mills born Albert Miller (Lachine, Quebec September 7, 1913 (sometimes given as 1912) – June 14, 1977 in Montreal) was a Canadian folksinger, writer, and actor. He was best known for popularizing Canadian folk music, and he composed the classic folk song I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.
Sing along with Fred Penner as you follow four children from different countries, each going through their early morning routine and getting ready for school. See what the pictures tell you about different ways of life in Europe, Africa, India and China.
Last Tuesday the 4th of February 2014 we made a gymkhana about the book: The town musicians of Bremen for the Minerals class. We divided the class into five groups.
The first activity was called: Feelings. The Minerals had to put the banners with adjectives on the animal’s faces. If they had spare time we played a miming game. One Mineral had to mime a feeling and the others had to guess what feeling he/she was miming.
The second activity was called: The map of Bremen. The Minerals didn’t know where Bremen is so they had to find the pieces of a puzzle with a map of Bremen. The pieces were hidden in the playground.
The third activity was called: Memory. They had to play a memory with the animals and sounds cards of the story: The town musicians of Bremen. With a partner they had to find the pairs. When they found the pairs they could keep them.
The fifth activity was called: Food. The Minerals had to follow the footprints and they arrived to a basket with food. They separated the food the animal eat and the food the animals don’t eat. Finally they had to stick the food the animals eat on the animals’ mouth drawing.
We saw a play before Christmas. Some students from the Blanquerna University came to school and they acted out the play for us! It was so nice! We had a lot of fun!
Two narrators explained the story while the actresses were acting out the play. Do you want to read the story?
Once upon a time there was a donkey. It was very sad because his owner thought he was too old to work in the farm. The owner wanted to sell him so he decided to leave the farm. He wanted to go to Bremen to play the double bass.
On his way to Bremen he saw a dog. He was also sad. The donkey asked him why was he sad and the dog told the donkey his owner didn’t want him because he was too old. The donkey said:
-Yes!- said the dog. The dog was so happy then.
When they were on their way to Bremen, they saw a cat crying.
-Why are you sad? –asked the dog.
-Because my owners don’t want me anymore! They think I’m too old!
-We are going to Bremen!! We want to play the double bass and the drums. Do you want to come?
-Yes!! I want to come!! I can play the trumpet!!!!
So the three animals were on their way to Bremen when they saw a rooster.
-Are you sad? Can we help you? –asked the cat.
-Yes, I am very sad because my owners don’t want me anymore!!!!
-We are going to Bremen. Do you want to come with us?
-Ill play the double bass.- said the donkey.
-And I’ll play the drums!-said the dog.
-I’ll play the trumpet.-said the cat.
-Yes, please!! I want to come! I can sing!!!!!
So the four friends were on their way to Bremen but it was getting darker. They saw a house and they decided to try to sleep in the house.
-Let me see through the window if there is someone inside.
Later that night the thief came back to investigate. They saw the cat’s eyes shining in the darkness so he ran away and the thieves never came back to the house. So the animals lived happily ever after.
Last Tuesday we went to see the Rudolph play!!
In the beginning of the play Father Christmas asked :
Is Eleonora from the Orlandai school here?
Have you been a good boy or a bad girl?
Very good- Eleonora said
Father Christmas, Rudolph and the other reindeers were about to deliver the presents but....the Ice Queen hadn't got any ... She was so angry and she decided to kidnap Father Christmas!!!
Rudolph wanted to help Father Christmas and asked Ona to help him by dancing the Jingle bells song.
They needed more help so
Rudolph asked Octavi if he wanted to dance the reindeer song.
They tried hard but then we had a great idea.
-Minerals!!! We have to help Father Christmas and Rudolph. Let's sing the Rudolph song all together!!!
THANK YOU MINERALS!!!
YOUR HELP FATHER CHRISTMAS IS FREE NOW SO HE WILL BE ABLE TO DELIVER THE PRESENTS!!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYBODY!!!
One of the best known characteristics about Chameleons is that they can change the colour of their skin to hide themselves.
We had a chameleon drawn on a plastic so we could put it on different coloured surfaces. We discovered loads of coloured places in the English class!!!
We got into the English class and we found cardboards with the Mixed-up Chameleon drawn and all its parts of the body from different animals.
We played a lot. We were working in pairs. We told our partner to stick the part we wanted: Take the yellow neck and stick it!
It is a funny way to practice colours and parts of the body.
Do you want to see them?
It is Halloween time!!!!!
We read a book called Meg and Mog!
This week I read a children’s picture book called Meg and Mog by
Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski. Meg and Mog are a series of
books, which are about a witch called Meg and her cat called Mog.
The book is about Meg planning going to a spell-making Halloween
party with all the other witches, however unfortunately the spell
does not go to plan and all the other witches turn into mice.
The illustration within the book is quite simple, bold and uses deep
colours, as they are designed specifically to appeal to young
children. The language used in ‘Meg and Mog’ is very simple, with
only having short sentences on each page. This allows the
illustrations to play a significant part in storytelling and creating
meaning for the children.
Helen Nicoll, who has died aged 73, inspired generations of children with her hugely-successful series of books featuring Meg and Mog, the plots for which she dreamed up in a service station on the M4; later she became an audiobook entrepreneur.
Jan Pieńkowski was born in Warsaw in 1936. His family were architects and artists. He made his first book when he was 8, as a present for his father. It was all about road rage - but featuring a horse and cart. The war made his childhood an adventure, if not a very comfortable one at times, taking him from Poland to Austria, Germany, Italy and finally bringing him in 1946 to England. With his parents, he came to Herefordshire, where he had two new experiences - going to school for the first time and learning English. Later, he went to The Cardinal Vaughan School in London and then to King's College, Cambridge, where he read Classics and English - and managed to find time for a lot of posters and stage design.
And we took some pictures in front of the Halloween corner!!!!
Finally this is our English corner!!!!
But we also had this poster. It is about a human body. We played with the names!
We had some posters like the one below.
We take all the pieces out of the poster. Then in groups of for people, one said:
-Joan take the red tail and put it in its place.
So Joan had to take the correct part of the body and he had to stick it in the place. Then Joan had to ask another to take a part of a body and to stick it in the place. So we had to remember the different animals, the parts of the body and the colours. We had loads of fun!
We wanted to have more information about chameleons so we discovered that:
1.They are reptiles
2. Their eyes can focus on two different things at one time.
3. They eat insects.
4. They do not like people.
5. They catch the food with their tongues.
6.Their tails help them to hang on to branches.
7. They change colours.
The chameleon first saw a white polar bear and he wanted to be like him. It's skin changed completely! Now he had the skin of a white polar bear. Then he saw a fish and he wanted to be like him and Splash! Four orange fins appeared on his body! After that he saw a green turtle and the green turtle shell appeared on his body. Oh! But look! There is a pink flamingo there. Oh -I wish I could be a flamingo! And two pink flamingo legs appeared on his body!
He walked and walked and he suddenly saw a brown rhino! -I wish I could be a rhino! And bam! Two brown rhino horns apperared on his body! -there is a very big blue elephant there! I wish I could be a blue elephant! BIM! A big blue elephant head appeared on his face. After a while he saw a red fox. She is so beautiful!I wish I could be a red fox! And a red fox tail appeared on his body. There was a yellow giraffe. And as it happened before he wanted to be a giraffe! And a long yellow giraffe neck appeared on his body. Then he saw the seal! I wish I could be a seal! SPUM! Four purple feet appeared on his body.
Finally he saw two people wearing an umbrella. I wish I could be them! And a black umbrella appeared on his head.
But he started to be hungry. As he had the head of an elephant he couldn't use his long tongue to catch a fly. So we said: I wish I could be me!!!!
And that's what happened! His wish came true and he could be a chameleon again! So he used his very long tongue and he took the fly!
It is a great book and it is a great excuse to work on colours, different parts of the body and animals!
We were sayind the differents animal parts and we had to say which colour did we had to colour it.
After that we cut all the pieces and we pasted them on another paper to create our own mixed-up chameleon!!
The chameleon's life was not very exciting until the day it discovered it could change not only its color but its shape and size,too. When it saw the wonderful animals in the zoo, it immediately wanted to be like them -- and ended up likeall of them at once -- with hilarious results.
Eric Carle (born June 25, 1929) is an American designer, illustrator, and writer of children's books. He
is most famous for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a picture book with few words that has been
translated into more than 55 languages. Since it was published in 1969 he has illustrated more than 70
books, most of which he also wrote, and more than 125 million copies of his books have been sold
around the world. He won the biennial Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his career contribution to
American children's literature in 2003
I LOVE THAT SONG!!!!
THE GINGERBREADMAN'S STORY FOR YOU ALL!
We have decided the name of our groups
We watched a video
We liked it a lot
We said our favourite animals
We liked mouse, elephant, dog, cat and monkey
We talked and finally one group decided to be elephants and the other group decided to be cats.
We celebrated our idea by drawing a big poster all together.