Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Idioms Game

What do these idioms mean?

Try this idiom game and find out.

Enjoy it!

Monday, 29 June 2009

Collaborative Writing Activity between three countries

I would like you to click on the link below and read Miss Fiona's post in her blog about the stories you wrote collaboratively with South Africa and Canada. This is only one of the stories posted as an example.
I would also like you to leave a comment in her blog to this post. Be careful with your spelling and your tenses. I'm sure you can do it!

Practise your past tenses and the past participles

I found some good exerises for you to do some exta practise on the verbs. Hope they are useful!

Friday, 26 June 2009

Your Personal Hero

Next week you will start writing about your own personal hero. This esssay will then be submitted to http://myhero.com/. Keep on thinking or finding information, anecdotes or any other relevant information on your personal hero at home.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Let's Make Words

Combine the letters to make the words on the list.

Write your name and click "Begin" to start.

Hope you like it! Enjoy it! You will have to think hard!!

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Keep on practising

I would like to thank Sofia B from 6C who has shared this useful site for you to practise tenses for your test! Click on the exercises 1 to 6 and exercise 11! Hope you find them useful! All the best!

Monday, 22 June 2009

Collaborative writing project

I want to share with you two of the stories you wrote collaborativel with students from South Africa.
Click on the links and see what they look like.
Thanks to Miss Fiona and her students for such a nice presentation!

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Getting ready...

Tomorrow is our "collaborative writing day". You will be finishing off the stories started by Miss Fiona's students in South Africa and continued by Mr Millward's students in Canada. You will have to make good use of your time in class. This time I'll be there to help you and to share this collaborative activity together. I'll be taking some pictures while you work so that we can send them to our "virtual" friends in Cape Town and in Canada. Enjoy this piece of writing!!

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Revise for your test on Tenses

A nice day to be revising for your test on Tenses for Wednesday. Click on the links and see how well you can do!
Practice 1

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Report Cards

Today you received your first term report card.
How do you feel about it?
Did you reach your goals?
What techniques will you use in the future to improve, if you think you have to do so?

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

We are back!!!

After two long home schooling weeks, we are back!!!

I'm happy to see you back sitting in my classroom and interacting with you!!!

It has been a great challenge and a new experience for all of you, for your families and for us.

You have shown commitment and worked with dedication during these two weeks and I'm proud of you!

Now we have to work very hard during these three weeks before the July Holidays.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Have you ever failed?

Thanks to Twitter: The English Teacher (Karenne) for this idea

Of course everyone has failed some time in our lives. The key to success is to fall several times. We all learn through our mistakes.

Do you know anyone famous who failed in achieving his goals?
This video shows you some few examples.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Back soon...

I'll be back on Tuesday, June 16th! Enjoy and rest! Miss Ale

Friday, 12 June 2009

Destination Impossible

This is a game from the BBC where you have to follow a series of instructions to get around a town. Some of the directions that are given are a little tricky. You can play against a timer or not. You need to choose a character. If I were you, I would read the instructions of "How to play", first. Hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Mail from Fiona Beal from South Africa

This is part of the mail Miss Fiona Beal sent me yesterday and I would like to share it with you!

"... Wow, those stories are amazing, absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much and congratulations on getting your students to write at home. What a feat!!"
"[...] are you still keen to do a collaboration with Mr Millward in Canada ?[...]they are ready to do the three way collaboration. We start the story, Mr Millward's class continues and your students finish? Do you still want to do it that way? If you like the idea I will also get mine to start their introductions tomorrow![...]"

What do you think?

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Spelling Game

I challenge you to play this spelling game! It’s from the BBC. You are shown two words and have to identify which one is spelled incorrectly and you play against a timer. It's hard but you can do it!

Have fun!


Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Collaborative Writing

You are now working on finishing the stories from students from South Africa that Miss Fiona has kindly sent us.
  • What do you feel about this new experience?
  • Have you ever thought that you were going to complete other children's stories using technology?

Monday, 8 June 2009

Reflection of the week!

"Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus." -


What does this quotation mean?

How can you apply it to home schooling?

Image from flick


Saturday, 6 June 2009

What do you prefer...

Leave a comment saying why you have voted for any of the two options.

Friday, 5 June 2009

Activity 8- More practice

This is a compulsory home schooling activity. There are several links with games with tenses.
If they give you a score, leave a comment with your score or tell me how well you did!
Enjoy them!
Listen to this podcast about  the time words "for" " since" or "ago"

Check the mail and/or wiki for more activities!

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Home schooling activities

Dear all,
I have been reading your comments. In case you have some difficulties in opening your school mai, l I am sending you the link with the activities for you to work on.
  • Organise your time. You don`t need to do them all today!
  • Read all the instructions carefully. Some work  will have to be handed in when we go back to school. Some other activities will have to be done in the wiki.
  • If you don't understand something, remember to read the instructions for a second time. Then send me an email.
  • The test on tenses will be re scheduled when we go back to school. Don't worry!
  • You don't need your folders to do these activities. No excuses saying that you didn't do your work because you did not have your folders!!!
  • I will be sending you some more activiites around next Tuesday or Wednesday!
Enjoy them! Take care! Miss Ale

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Home Schooling

What do you think "Home Schooling" is?

How are you going to take advantage of your time?

What do you think about this issue that we are undergoing? That means not going to school for two weeks

I will be sending you an email to your school mail, not your parents'.

We'll keep in touch!
Miss Ale

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Practise your tenses!

Next week you will be having a test on tenses!
Go over the exercises we did in class.
Remember that the correct answers are in the wiki.
Click on the links and have fun practising further more!
Enjoy them and good luck!

Monday, 1 June 2009


Thanks to Mr Millward in Canada for this online learning wall. You can post any questions you may have about heroes. It cannot be too long just 160 characters.
If you need to log in you can use your google account (the one you use for Google docs)

Heroes Project

This week we started working on the new collaborative project on heroes using google docs.

Here are some tips:

  • Remember to follow the steps for a successful paraphrasing.

  • Apply the “double check rule.” Return to the original material to confirm you used your own words.

  • It is extremely important for you to do lots of research, that means, READ, READ and READ all the necessary sources so that you find interesting information about your hero.

  • Once you believe it is finished: pass SPELL CHECK,

  • Re read the whole biography to see that there are no repetitions.

  • Please avoid erasing other peer's contribution. Leave a polite comment.

  • Remember to write short sentences and include full stops and capital letters after them.

  • Remember to leave your personal opinion at the end of the biography.
    You are doing fine. Keep on working hard and enjoy it!