Hello everybody! 🙂

I would like to introduce myself in this blog as a new teacher of the academy.

My name is Silvia Coronado and I’m studying to be an English teacher in primary education. I love reading, travelling and children.

What I want to do is that children learn lots of English and get to know a lot of things while having a good time and looking at this language as a good way to communicate and develop their capabilities.

It would be perfect if they participate, ask questions and are active in the class because they can learn faster and better.

In this first session, we will travel to London with our new friends: Mike and Victoria.

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This week has been very special! 3rd Graders have had the last class with me, and the 1st  Graders have finished the SOLAR SYSTEM !

THE GIRL WHO HATED BOOKS is a very nice story, where a cat and a girl have to help some characters!  To explain the story, we’ve used a BIG BOOK (made by Roser Vendrell, Noemí Herrero and me) with some surprises inside.

IMG_20130129_214721All of the students have been happy and excited with the session, because they had to help the characters of the story. Read more

Hello ladies and boys!

The first graders have done fantastic activities related with the SPACE!

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Hello boys and ladies!

This week, the 1st. grader students have taken the traveling suitcase to their house.

The story of one group is the fantastic The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and of the other group is Aaaarrghh! Spider! They have to read it with their parents, do some activities and, the most  important thing: ENJOY READING! 

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Also, we’ve introduced the fantastic world of the planets with the story How to catch a star! Read more

Yesterday we did a very interesting activity (taken from Images by Alan Maley) with the B2 adult group. We gave them an image and they had to study it thoroughly trying to remember as many details as possible. The image we gave them was this one by @sandymillin via #eltpics:

Blind runners with guides during the Paralympics 2012 marathon

For doing so (for checking all the details), we allowed the students to explore the images using technology (rather than printing the image, which would not be to environmentally friendly…). As we had 5 students in the group, we let some of them look at the image with an iPad and the others with a MacBook. Here you can see them working:

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This week has been very special. We have started the New Year in Lockhart Academy with a lot of new ideas!Children were very excited to start having fun with English, so GOOD NEWS for us!

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1rst Graders. During this week we’ve done a review of all the things we’ve worked throw games and amazing stories like (THE MIXED- UP CAMALEON).

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Marc, Bárbara, Aina, Albert, Guillem, Arnau and me wish you Merry Christmas!

Following the instructions, the first grade students wanted to decorate the classroom painting the Christmas tree at the same time they learnt the Christmas decoration and reviewed the colors.

They are really hard-workers and good students, so I’m sure that the Three Wise Men will bring them lots of presents! 🙂

First of all, Happy New Year! 🙂

Then, let me introduce myself, so you know more about me and my experience with English and how it can be related to the English classes.

I’m Alba Esteban. I’m in the last year of my degree, I’m studying to be an English teacher. My hobbies are traveling and reading, learning a lot in terms of knowledge and experiences, but basically experiences.

During all this month, my first month, I had the opportunity to develop myself as an English teacher.  It’s a great experience which I’ve enjoyed a lot doing the sessions and preparing them. I’m sure that the children have enjoyed it too.

I’m satisfied with the really quick progress of the first grade students, it’s fantastic! They want to learn, they ask questions, they participate in all the activities in a really active way, and, the most important thing, they understand and produce English according to their level.

 

He who learns, teaches. – Ethiopian proverb

 

Christmas has arrived to Lockhart Academy.

We can see that from the very moment we stand outside the door to the academy. A nice little Santa welcomes us to a time of magic and fun.

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Last week we celebrated Halloween in Lockhart Academy!

We did a lot of wonderful activities, where they learned new vocabulary, but also we did arts and crafts!

First graders did an amazing broom with a stick and black paper!

They played with Mr.Cat and they learned a lot of scary things!

If you ask them for the pumpkin song… they will dance and sing it!

 

About third graders, we celebrated Halloween with a very nice party! Every one came with something to eat or drink! ( thank you all the parents!) Also they finished the halloween bags(You can see in the picture)

As you can see students came wearing scary costumes!

Our students in Lockhart Academy have learned a lot of things during the Halloween sessions, without books, without writting… HAVING FUN AND SPEAKING IN ENGLISH!

AMAZING, ISN’T IT?