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Herbier

Top Herbier

Voici une tâche authentique qui permet aux élèves de s’impliquer dans le processus d’apprentissage et de mieux fixer les savoirs et les savoir-faire. L’apprentissage des sciences permet aux élèves de connaître leur environnement, d’exercer l’observation et la recherche. Pour donner du sens à cet apprentissage et aussi à celui de la langue française on propose de créer un herbier de feuilles d’arbres.  

Written by Anna Maria Crimi

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Valentine's Day

Valentinesday

14th of February is a very important date and which children have learned about since they were toddlers. Shops, coffee shops, Tv shows are full of roses, love hearts and kisses, so ...

September 27: World Tourism Day

Tourism _eli _la _spiga

OBJECTIVES:

To revise vocabulary related to holiday types.
To present and practise the language of holiday activities.
To give the students speaking practice using travel and holidays as the theme.
To practise the language of persuading.
To practise the language needed to work in a travel agency.


STUDENT LINGUISTIC LEVEL: A2-B2


TIMING: 40-60 minutes (or 2 separate lessons where part A is done in the first and part B is done in the second. If the students are already familiar with travel agencies and the necessary language, then go straight to part B)

Written by Tracey Sinclair

Enough Time in a Day

Enough _time _in _a _day _eli _la _spiga

OBJECTIVES:
To get students to discuss how they spend their time outside school hours
To increase students’ vocabulary related to time and revise what they already know.
To help students organise their time outside school hours


STUDENT LINGUISTIC LEVEL: A2 – B2


TIMING: 20 minutes + 5 minutes for feedback (3 separate lessons or 50 minutes for all 3)

Written by Tracey Sinclair

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October 15: Global Hand Washing Day

Bimba _acqua _eli _la _spiga

OBJECTIVES:
To inform children about the importance of using soap.
To encourage our pupils to wash their hands.
To present a poem to help timing hand washing.

STUDENT LINGUISTIC LEVEL: A1

STEPS
In lower level classes – bring in soap. Show the children what it is and tell them it is a bad germ killer, more commonly known as ‘SOAP’.

1) Take a piece of blank paper...

Written by Tracey Sinclair