Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween in the UK

Hello, everybody!
Halloween is getting near! Watch this video our English Friends sent us and learn about Halloween traditions in the UK:
Is it difficult for you to understand?
Try watching it again reading the transcript of the text you can find and print clicking the pumpkin:

Or, if you want to get down to work, click the next pumpkin and print a fill-in-the-gaps exercise listening to the video:


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween party

 Thanks to Kathy Barbro for the great art ideas! (http://www.artprojectsforkids.org/)
Clare - the Witch

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Italian festivities: Ognissanti and Commemorazione dei Defunti

Hi, everyone!

        At school, we talked about Halloween and compared it with the Italian festivities of Ognissanti and Commemorazione dei Defunti. For our English Friends, we prepared this presentation:

La festa di Ognissanti e la Commemorazione dei Defunti

Tomorrow we're having our Halloween party at school: we might eat some "cassoeula" with our Halloween sweets!

Clare - the Witch

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Human Body

Hello, everybody!

          How are you? It's Friday today: why don't you click the pictures and play with English words relating to the HUMAN BODY?

If your teacher or another adult can help you, you can try also these games:

Well, now you've learnt many new words and you can play this game: write labels of the parts of the body, like this:

Now, using cello tape or glue (better not pins), stick the labels on your mum, dad, brother or sister!  

Unfortunately, also my daughter Sarah - the little witch, wanted to play this game:

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Our English Friends' School

Hello, everyone!

       Watch the video and meet our English friends and their school in Lincoln, UK:

This is a really nice school! And we're looking forward to learn our friends' names!
Clare - the Witch

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Our School

Hello, everybody!

          This is the first step in this year project Our English Friends - Italian Link.
We're getting to know a group of English pupils and their teacher, starting to learn Italian while we're learning English.
          We hope you'll like our video - the video camera really scares some of the pupils, so that their tongues get tangled!

Clare - the Witch

Friday, October 5, 2012

ABC song

Hi, everyone!! Sing this traditional ABC song and learn the alphabet:

Clare - the Witch

If You're Happy and You Know It

Hello, everyone! How are you? Are you happy? Sing along then:

 And again:

I hope you enjoyed it!!


Clare - the Witch

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What are you doing?

Hi, everyone!
         What are you doing? I'm sitting in the kitchen, the sun is shining, my black cat is running after a mouse, my bat is sleeping upside down, my frogs are swimming in the pond.
          Are you doing your homework? Now learn present continuous with these activities.
Watch this funny Simpson video:

In the next video, first you just watch, then you say the sentence:

 Try this funny game: choose your teacher's look (hair, eyes,...), then click on the pirate saying the right verb, roll the die and watch the teacher walk on the plank and... fall into the water!

 In the next game, shoot at the teachers invaders, then write the verb and click on Submit answer

Now insert the right verb - if you're good enough you can fling your teacher away!!!!! (hey! Poor teachers!)

       I hope you enjoyed yourself! Bye bye,
Clare - the Witch