What does your dad do

My students were learning names of jobs and what people do, for instance, a police officer keeps our community safe, a firefighter puts out fires, a taxi driver drives around town, etc. They also learned to describe their parents´ schedule. After a few classes and significant practice on the topic, we wrapped this lesson up with a writing task in which they wrote about their parents. We used an app called CHATTER PIX, which allows users to add a voice to a picture. No need to mention they had a blast! Check out our video.

OPTION 2: Students draw themselves in the clothes of the professional they want to become when they grow up and write about it. They can explain their choice by using a reason or an adjective.

Examples:

1) When I grow up, I want to be a doctor because I want to help sick people.
2) I want to be a vet because I love animals and I want to help sick animals.
3) I want to be an architect because I think it´s interesting/fun/lucrative.

In the end, they record their text by using CHATTER PIX.

Tip: Allow students to practice reading their text before recording it, so you can correct any pronunciation difficulties they may have.

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Super Duper Worth it

Well All they have left now is their memories of this fantastic trip. Take a look at the album they made.

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Boo hoo! Vacation is over and we’re on our way back to Brazil. Although many people think traveling is more exhausting than relaxing, I think otherwise. Traveling and being able to meet different people  and see different places is totally worth it! It’s worth the twelve-hour flight and other little inconveniences such as the freezing weather.  I’ll have wonderful memories and stories to tell.The activities below have as a final outcome ‘writing about your last vacation’.

Super Duper Bummer!

Nooooo!!! Time flies when you’re having fun. It’s a bummer that we’re leaving tomorrow. There’s still so much to be seen and done! Today, we went to  MANITOU SPRINGS. We went hiking exploring, shopping and, of course,  we grabbed a bite to eat. A great place to spend some time in and shop for souvenirs.  The weather was about 8o C in the afternoon, hotter than the previous days but still cold, compared to Brasilia. The houses built there are magnificent. I only wanted to take pictures of them.

Super Duper Awesome

Going to Colorado and not going skiing is like going to Brazil and not eating feijoada or having a caipirinha (a local food and drink). We would have loved to go to Aspen but it was a four-hour trip, so we chose to go to ARAPAHOE BASIN, a ski resort which is known for having one of the longest ski seasons in North America (often from mid-October to early June) and is only two hours away from our hotel. Needless to say it was totally AWESOME!

Super Duper Family Fun

Colorado Springs today was beautiful. Let’s face it! I love my hometown, Brasilia, but snow is something I will never see there as long as I live. Therefore, I’m enjoying every minute of this fantastic trip. Despite the temperature, which was -5o C, we didn’t have any snow. We had the sun and a few clouds, though. PIKES PEAK is one hour and ten minutes away from our hotel. We left the hotel in the morning, so we could enjoy our visit as much as possible. We’ve been to GARDEN OF THE GODS, too, where we have exhibits, walks, hikes and tours. Never before had I seen such beauty. I’m delighted by it’s uniqueness and breathtaking views!

We’ve been to CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO, where we tried delicious food, visited and fed the animals and watched the Animal Show.

Super Duper Cold

Just in case you’re wondering whether this trip really happened or not, the information in the posts that follow are  about real places (click on the picture). I carefully researched info such as weather, distances between places and activities done there during the period of January. (Cleide)

We got here yesterday. It’s 9:34 now. This is the Broadmoore Hotel here in Colorado Springs. It’s -12o C. SUPER DUPER FREEZING!!!! Mom and dad are inside having breakfast. Despite the cold weather, which I love, I can’t wait to go sightseeing and make some memories. I’ll keep you guys posted!

At Last: My Well Deserved Vacation

Colorado 1

My parents and I have just finished packing. We finally have everything prepared for our next vacation.  We’re not going to Europe though. We’re flying to Sao Paulo and there, we’re taking a plane to Colorado. We’re going to stay at a hotel. My parents get bored very easily, so we’re going to stay there for just a week. If I’m lucky, I’ll talk them into staying longer. 

 It’s gonna be an eleven-hour flight from Sao Paulo to our destination but it’s fine by me! I’m so excited, I just can’t keep still. Bye!