In Brazil, we celebrate New Year’s by wearing white clothes and having a delicious meal at the strike of midnight. At midnight, we also gather to see the fireworks on the street and the fireworks the mainstream TV stations broadcast from different parts of the world. We stay up until the crack of dawn playing games, talking, drinking and eating a lot. The next day, we wake up very late and eat the left overs for lunch.
Yeah…it’s official. Super Duper definitely HAS A THING for that girl. You can tell he really FELL FOR her.
Click on the picture to see how Super Duper’s festivities went.
Despite all the technology available in the classrooms (iPads, data show equipment, computer labs, etc…) I still think that drawing, coloring and cutting out are fun. Also, the project below promotes collaboration/ cooperation among students. My Junior students were learning the affirmative, negative and interrogative forms of the verb THERE TO BE. After some significant practice and in order to wrap the lesson up, students were arranged in small groups (3 or 4 tops) and I assigned a different task for each member.
MATERIAL NEEDED: Brown paper, magazines, glue, markers, colored pencils and scissors.
WHAT TO DO:
1) Select and cut out pictures from the magazines;
2) Draw and color a race track on the brown paper;
3) Create the tasks to be performed in the game. (Assisted by the teacher)
4) Paste the cut outs.
Possible tasks to be performed when playing the game:
1) Fill in a blank:
For instance, in one of the squares, you see the picture of a cat on the couch and you read: Is there a cat on the couch? Yes, _____. or: ____________a cat on the couch? Yes, there is.
2) Answer a question:
What is there in the picture?______________.
Are there any cars in the picture?______________.
3) Ask a question:
_______________? Yes, there is.
_______________? No, there aren´t.
4) Correct the mistake.
There is three children in the picture.
There is a dog in the picture?
My dear friend Fernanda Barboza asked me to make a set of drawings to celebrate her daughter’s birthday. In the set, we could see the trajectory of the lives of Luisa and her dad. It was hard work because it took me long hours but I made it. I don’t want to brag but the result was beautiful.
In Brazil, we usually have a feast that is prepared throughout the day and served at eleven o’clock p.m. However, some families wait until midnight, so they can eat. Turkey is a must on Christmas night. Traditionally, we also have “farofa” (toasted manioc flour), rice and potato salad.