Sunday, 29 November 2009


The Edublogs Awards are held every year to choose the best educational blogs around the world. The winners are chosen among all the participants. So I am going to vote my favourite ones. Here are my nominations:
Best librarian / library blog: Bloggit
Best teacher blog: The Science Blog
Best class blog: Think in English
Best individual blog: The Blog
You can nominate your own favourites. Simply follow the directions on The Edublog Awards Homepage

Thursday, 26 November 2009


It´s my birthday today!
Thank you very much to all of you that help me everyday. I love you!
Do you want a piece of my birthday cake?


Now that we can choose the child who goes first, we can play this funny game: "Who took the cookie?". Enjoy it!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009


As we are learning the toys, why don´t we play some games? To start with, I´m going to teach you a nursery rhyme to choose the child who goes to be "it". Ready? Here we go!

Friday, 20 November 2009


Today all the countries around the world celebrate the International Children´s Rights Day. On the 20th of November of 1989 the Convention on Children´s Rights was celebrated.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international human rights treaty
about young people. The convention is made up of 41 articles about the rights of young people, one article about public awareness and education, and 12 articles on how to monitor, ratify, and enforce the convention. The Convention on the Rights of the Child has been adopted by more countries than any other international human rights treaty. By January 1996, 187 countries had signed or ratified it.
Have a look at these two videos. On the first one, an Irish 7-year-old boy named Adam tells us about Children´s rights. The second one is a brief resume of the main rights. Pay attention. They are your rights...

Wednesday, 18 November 2009


This is a very old and famous rhyme that all British children know well: "Teddy bear, teddy bear". And, at the same time, it´s an action game. Have a look at this video and learn the actions. We´ll practice it in the classroom. Enjoy it!

Monday, 16 November 2009


Now that we are learning the name of some toys in English, it´s good for you to practice them watching this video. Have you got a good memory? Let´s see...

Friday, 13 November 2009


Today is Friday, 13th. Do you know what it means? It is said that it is an unlucky day in much of Western Europe, North America and Australia. Many people avoid travelling and signing contracts on Friday the 13th, and there are another fascinating facts about this date:
- Many hotels have no room number 13
- Many buildings do not have a 13th floor.
- Many airplanes do not have a 13th row.
- Many ships will not start a voyage on the 13th, particularly, Friday the 13th.
But this is only superstition. And what about you? Are you superstitious? Well, have a look at this cartoon and think carefully about it. Good luck!

Thursday, 12 November 2009


Now that we are learning the names of some toys in English, you can go over them by listening to this funny song. Dedicated to my 4 and 5-year-olds. I love you!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009


Remembrance Day is on 11th November. It is a special day to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts. It is also known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day or Poppy Day, because it´s traditional to wear a red poppy. The poppies are sold by the Royal British Legion to help war veterans.
Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, which is usually the Sunday nearest to 11th November. Special services are held at war memorials and churches all over Britain.
But why is on November the 11th? Because the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on 11th November 1918, to signal the end of World War One.

Monday, 9 November 2009


Today, November 9th, is the 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. The Wall was built in 1961 during the Cold War and it divided the city of Berlin in two parts. And for nearly 30 years nobody could crossed it. In 1989 it was breached. Congratulations Germany!

This lovely video about three little babies is for my great 5-year-olds. Enjoy it!

Saturday, 7 November 2009


Chestnut Day at school is round the corner. So, why don´t we learn the names of the autumn fruits in English? Have a look...

Thursday, 5 November 2009


Happy Bonfire Night! Today is November the 5th, also called Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night, as I told you yesterday. Today, British children make a guy with old clothes and stuffed with newspapers. Then, they put it on the top of a bonfire and burn it. There also are fireworks displays in all villages and cities. It´s great fun!
It´s typical to eat roasted potatoes, chestnuts and toffee apples. Yummy!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009


Tomorrow is the 5th of November or Guy Fawkes Night. Many years ago, in 1605, a man called Guy Fawkes planned to blow up the English Parliament and King James l, on the day set for the king to open Parliament. But he was arrested and put into prison. The story is remembered each 5th November when 'Guys' are burned in a celebration known as "Bonfire Night".
If you want to know more about this Bristish celebration, just click here: