viernes, 4 de junio de 2010

Planning a lesson


We know the name of the Months in our language but: how do we say in English language?

*Learn the name of the twelve months of the year.

*During two weeks. The English lesson will last 45 minutes.

*The name of the 12 months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.

*The English lesson will be realised in the children classroom.

*Listen to the Months song music.
*Try to learn the song.
*Make a poster to hang in class with the name of the Months.

*Just a cardboard and some colours to write and paint in it.
*The song of the Twelve Months.

The festival of Mothering Sunday.

Mothering Sunday is a Christian festival celebrated around Europe. It is also called Mother’s Day in UK and usually that day is celebrated on Sunday.

That day is always celebrated the fourth Sunday of Lent in UK. (In Spain as we know it is celebrated the first Sunday of May). So every year Mothering Sunday is celebrated in different dates, sometimes also it is celebrated in different months.

Mothering Sunday has been celebrated in the UK since at least the 16th century. There is a story behind Mothering Sunday.

That day was also known as ‘Refreshment Sunday’, ‘Mid-Lent Sunday’ and ‘Pudding Pie Sunday’. In that day which is in Lent the fasting rules were relaxed in honour of the ‘Feeding of the Five Thousand’, a story in the Christian Bible.

No one knows absolutely certain how the name of the Mothering Sunday began. However on theory is that the celebration could have been adopted from a Roman Spring festival, Mother Goddes.
Mothering Sunday became a celebration of motherhood although in countries other than UK and Ireland that other holiday has other origins.

In that day children give their mothers a gift and a lovely card. Is mother’s day so their children pay respect to their respective mothers.

Many churches give the children a little bunch of spring flowers to give to their mothers as a thank you for all they love, care and in fact for all the things they do for them.

sábado, 29 de mayo de 2010

miércoles, 26 de mayo de 2010

jueves, 6 de mayo de 2010

Essay of education

What do you think about the Government’s plan to introduce laptops in classrooms?

Our education exactly starts at the moment in which we are born. From this moment we have got a great responsibility to make learn during our lifetime. But obviously teachers and Government also have some responsibility on children’s education.

Introducing new technologies is a good way to improve education because, as we know, innovation is one of the bests ways of doing well education. That’s why the Government wants to introduce laptops in classrooms as a small step to achieve a better education.

There are some advantages and disadvantages of using ICT in classrooms:

On the one hand there are some disadvantages to consider. First of all, the lack of knowledge of how to use ICT tools. Secondly, the substitution of the text books. Text books are better than ICT for children to read. Thirdly, the high price of repairing computers. And finally, we should also have to consider that not all the reformation found on the web is correct.

On the other hand the advantages are that the information can be found more easily on the Net and quicker. Besides you can find a lot of examples in the Net more easily than on books. Possibly having a laptop in the classroom could help taking notes or learn to write.

So the Government’s plan can help in education or can keep things the same. The differences of those reactions to the plan are in the use of new technologies. Surely if we use them correctly we will get the results that we are waiting for.

In my opinion and as a way of concluding the text the Government’s plan could be a good idea but it’s a better idea to mix both tools and use ICT and traditional text books too. In that way we can innovate and keep things that were already ok before.