miércoles, 17 de mayo de 2017

Happiness

It's been a long time since I posted something.
So, some weeks ago I found this app, called "History Calendar" which attracted me a lot, since I love history; I repeatedly smashed the download button until I got it in my phone. When I went into the settings, I found that they were looking for some help with the Spanish translation, and I offered myself saying "why not?" I mean, I didn't have anything to lose.
The following day I received an e-mail saying that my help was needed and... short long story, here's the result:

The last picture describes pretty much how I felt after reading that, so... that's it. Enjoy your week.

jueves, 4 de mayo de 2017

Why the counter? Because it makes me feel special. It is not that I actually enjoy seeing it rolling up, it is simply because no one else has it (for now). This gives me a feeling of uniqueness, even though the fact of the matter is that, at the core of my existence, I’m really... exactly like everybody else. But that fact scares me so I put the visit counter to make myself feel like I really am a special snowflake.

That’s it, I’ve gotten my bi-weekly existential crisis out of the way. 

Have a nice weekend!

Reflect... page 35

Hi again, I was not very inspired for this one, so don't judge me if it's not well. Also, i hit my pinky toe against a piece of furniture. It is not relevant for the activity but it sure is for my current mood. 
See you today!


Schema building
The students are presented a map of a city they know: Ingeniero Maschwitz. They have to point out the places that they know, such as markets, restaurants, squares, etc.
Controlled practice
The teacher starts acting as a “guide” of the city showing the students where those buildings are but using prepositions. The kids then will write some sentences with these examples
Authentic listening or reading practice
In this step, the students will have to listen to an audio of two friends in the city speaking about what they have in their to-do lists. Both of them will talk about where they have to go and explain where those places are.
Focus on linguistic elements
In this step, the students will focus only on the prepositions (always with the map as a reminder) and fill in the gaps with the correspondent preposition
Provide freer practice
The students can select those places they would like to visit and exchange opinions with their classmates. If the classmates don’t know where they are, the student can explain it with prepositions
Introduce pedagogical task
Tour guide. The students will be divided in four groups, and each group will be assigned a zone of the city. They will have to explain what can we find in their zone, if there are hospitals, restaurants, parks, etc. and how to find them using prepositions.

Reflect... page 31

So, the idea was to take two pedagogical tasks and elaborate them in terms of macrofunctions and microfunctions.
A nice and friendly piece of advice to all of you... Don't ever do this at 5 AM.
See ya

PD: For some reason, the lines of the chart do not appear in this blog theme. I had a mind struggle deciding between an awesome theme or the lines of a chart... and yes, I do have these kind of mind struggles.

         Tasks
    Macrofunctions
     Microfunctions
       Grammar
Treasure hunt: In this activity, the kids  have to look for hidden clues in the classroom and in the playground. These clues will lead them to the treasure
Interpersonal -Teamwork
Understanding prepositions
(The following clue is behind a big rock)
In, on, under, next to, behind, between.
Talk about yourself: the typical beginning-of-the-year activity. The idea is that you introduce yourself to your classmates so they get to know you
Interpersonal - Socializing
Fluency, lack of inhibition
 Expressions: My name is... I am... I live in.... I come from.... 

Inspiration

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