Monday, March 30, 2009

Rożina u l-Lupu.

Ħafna minnkom ma ġewx skola llum, għalhekk hawn hu x-xogħol.

Pitazz Malti taħrig.

Aqra l-istorja mid-denfil 'Rożina u l-Lupu'


1. X'jisimha l-istorja?

2. Fejn bagħtitha lil Rożina l-mama'?

3. X'kellha n-nanna?

4. Ma min iltaqgħet Rożina?

5) X'għamel il-lupu?

6) X'qalet Rożina? (Kemm għandek ....)

7) X'ried jagħmel il-lupu?

8) Min salvaha lil Rożina?

9) X' tagħlima nieħdu minn din l-istorja?

10) Pinġi l-qoffa u uri x'kont tieħu int lin-nanna

U talli għamiltu x-xogħol, hawn video bl-ingliż tal-istorja, jispiċċa naqra differenti.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Football Board.

Getting children to read and browse newspapers is a great way to get them to read more. Especially if there is a topic in the papers that really interest them. This week's topic, football, really got a few boys going, they were reading together between lessons and during breaks, and discussing the topics. I hope to do a fashion week for the girls soon..(although I do have boys who love fashion and girls who love football too)

Waqfa Għar-Riklami.

Għandna riklam hawnhekk, nixtiequkom tagħtu kasu. Grazzi :)


Today we wrote a composition about Spring. First I showed the children a video with all things spring and fresh...they had to watch it 'silently'. While watching it, they had to list down words or draw things they liked from the video. Afterwards we discussed the topic and wrote a few pointers on the board. Each child wrote the paragraphs on her own. At home they have to write the composition neatly on the English Writing copybook and draw a picture. Thankyou.

Division Sums

These sums have been done to exhaustion this week. All children have grasped the concept, altough I would have liked it better if all of them knew the tables through and through.

Here is the kind of 'story sum' we are doing now:

30 marbles

(30 marbles shared between 5 boys)
30 ./. 5 = 6 marbles.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dream Team...first movie

This is one of the better turned out movies...enjoy. Children were very excited to speak in English on camera. Enjoy.

The Dream Team.

Here is our Dream Team.
(sorry the picture is a bit blurry)

After 'promising' myself to 'never again' to do a day jam packed with activities...well I i broke the promise. Children were as hyper as ever, they were too excited to be out of uniform for a day...well most of them.

So we started the day by reading the book :

Then we wrote on our 'Stories' scrapbook about this story. It was fun recording the children, even though it was frustrating stopping and starting about a million times.

As a conversation lesson, I videoed the children talking about football (in English). These videos need to be heavily really don't want to see children fighting and acting silly in the background.

We also made a board full of newspaper cuttings, read a few of them and put them up according to the different teams.

I really really wanted to do a penalty shootout, but time ran out. We shall do it next week.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

In the following posts I'm going to try to upload videos and readings from The Dream Team. Stay tuned.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Division Sums.

This week we are 'growing up' a little and we're starting to do division sums.

Division sums are dead easy, we do them on a single line. All the children have to do is study the multiplication tables real hard.

This site has got LOADS of interactive games regarding multiplication sums.

That will be good training for you for when you get to do division.

How easy is dividing?

ex 18 ./. 3

We start saying the X3 table until we hit 18.

so 6 X 3 = 18

therefore 18 divided by 3 = 6.

Aqleb fi Kmand.

It-tfal iridu jbiddlu s-sentenzi fi kmand.

Attenti għall-ortografija (spelling) u araw li t-tfal jiktbu pulit.

Eżempji :

1. Ħareġ il-qattus fil-bitħa.
1. Oħroġ il-qattus fil-bitħa.

2. Fetaħ il-bieb biċ-ċavetta.
2. Iftaħ il-bieb biċ-ċavetta.

Il-Papri u l-fekruna.

Aqra Denfil pġ 57 u 58.

Din l-istorja toħodna fil-kampanja, fejn kien hemm żewġ papri ħbieb ma' fekruna. Naraw x'ġara meta l-fekruna ġiet mistiedna mill-papri....

Mistoqsijiet fuq il-Malti Taħrig il-fehem.

1. X'jisimha l-istorja?
2.Min kien iżurha lil fekruna?
3. Fejn kienet toqgħod il-fekruna?
4. Xi problema kellha l-fekruna beix tmur għand il-papri?
5. Kif solvew il-problema?
6. X'ġara meta fetħet ħalqha l-fekruna?
7. Iddisinja xi ħaga li tista' tgħin lil fekruna biex tmur għand il-papri.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Extra Work

Today I'm going to upload for you some worksheets. Click on the link. I've taken the worksheets form, but I've adapted them according to the level of my class. Click on the link to start download.
Most handouts have the first page as the exercise, and the second page is the answer sheet, for you to keep.

Math Skills :

Write this number in figures.

Addition squares.

Going round in fives (very good training for multiplication tables)

Going round in fours

Skip counting in threes and fives.

Maths facts, 10 and under.

Skip counting in fours.

Language skills :

Animal nouns.

Place nouns.

Thing nouns.

This weekend's homework....

This weekend they have

1) Malti Ħendawt nru 20. Agħmluha kollha.

2) English: Green book exercises (please consult the diary)

3) Maths subtraction sums on Maths copybook 4.

Next week we shall start divisions, so it will be good if children revise the multiplication tables over the weekend.

Thanks, and have a nice weekend.


My class is full of promising young footballers. So, one of our literacy books is this :

I told the children that next Tuesday we shall be having a football-themed day. They are to come in their P.E kits or their football gears. No shinguards please. IF it's cold, they can wear a poloneck under the football kit or wear a tracksuit over it. I also asked them to look for newspaper cuttings regarding football, please look in the Sunday papers as there will be quite a lot of football coverage.

We shall write about this book, talk about favourite players, talk about training, the roles of managers and coaches, famous teams etc...I will also show them video clips of famous players doing their magic on the football pitch, as well as football funny moments. I will post these movies here after the lesson, so you can talk about the lesson with your children.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Yesterday's outing.

So yesterday, blessed with a magnificent sun, we set off to Valletta, our capital city.

Our first stop was just outside Valletta, to the public library. We were shown round the different sections. We learnt two new words 'reference' and 'Melitensia'.

Here are two great boys sharing a Narnia book.

Here we are being shown the reference section. Hush!! Be quiet! There are people studying....

Run up the hill to Hastings Gardens in Valletta...for a little bit of lunch under the shade. Bliss.

Off to the Traditional Arts and Crafts museum nearby to meet some people from another era.

And more....

Back to hastings gardens for some fun. Look at all those happy faces!

Walking back on the bridge above City Gate, some eagle eyes spotted our town from afar....'Look Miss! It's the hospital!'

Passed through St.James'Cavalier, and we saw an modern sculpture exhibition about Urbanisation. Very interesting and thought provoking.

Whoa! Barrakka Gardens. Packed with tourists and excited school children. This week we touched the war subject, so what a better view to end our journey...Now we can see where the Great Siege happend and where the crippled SS Ohio entered...Children were very excited to see something they watched on a very old movie.

There you have it...the most beautiful.

Next week we'll be doing some work connected with this outing. So stay tuned.
I did not give any homework, poor children were too tired to take any more homework.
(We'll make up for it soon enough....)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

In-numri bil-Malti. 9 - 11.

Mit-2 sal- 10 xi drabi ngħaqqdu T man-numru u I man-nom fil-plural.

Żewgt iċriev.

Tlitt ijiem.

Erbat ifniek.

Ħamest iklieb.

Sitt iħbieb.

Sebat ibliet.

Tmint itfal.

Disat isriep.

Għandhom ix-xogħol tad-dar fuq il-Malti lingwa grammatika.

Week 2 Day 2. The Maths lesson.

Today we did some sums on the interactive whiteboard.

There are only a couple of pupils who aren't fluent in these sums, we still have another couple of days doing them. Hopefully by Friday there won't be any problems with anybody.

Next week we are doing division sums. Would be good if you revised the multiplication tables at home.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Book Club

On the left hand side of this blog, I will add a list of books I own. I have loads of books I need to put on my virtual shelf. If any parents would like to borrow a book (and do take care of them as if they were your own children...or else :XD ), feel free to send me an email or a note. I'd be most happy to share my books with people who are book lovers like me. Please note that most of the books are for adults not for children.

The New Subtraction Sums.

This week we are doing new subtraction sums.

I hope you'll find them easy to work out.

Here goes :

13 - 7 = 6

13 -
3 - 4

10 - 4 = 6

There are the steps on the Maths study copybook. :)

New Week- Day 1. Maltese Lesson.

Fil-Malti illum għamilna l-istorja ta' Ġesu' li tinsab fuq id-Denfil paġna 55.

Rajna dan il-film qasir fuq din l-istorja. Dan hu bl-ingliż, iżda jgħin lit-tfal jifhmu l-istorja aktar.

Għad-dar iridu jikbtu paragrafu fuq il-Malti kitba.

'Immaġina li int kont dixxiplu fuq id-dgħajsa ma' Ġesu'. Irrakkonta l-istorja u għid x'ħassejt'.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Weekend Homework.

I gave them a Maltese comprehension (no 15), explained it to them and they have to do it on the Malti Taħriġ il-Fehem. Please encourage children to write neatly and use full answers.

They also have a selection of sums (copied from the board) on Maths 3.

English : Green Book page 33 ex 4. More verbs. These are quite easy. parti.

Illum it-tfal għamlu intervisti lil xulxin dwar l-uniformi. Idejalment, kont nagħmel dan ilbieraħ qabel il-komponiment, imma kelli xi ftit 'probemi tekniċi'. Illum it-tfal esprimew ruħhom dwar dak li kitbu lbieraħ.
Ħadu gost jiddisinjaw l-uniformi li jixtiequ huma....niprova nitfa' xi tnejn minnhom hawn għax vera ħelwin.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

L-Uniformi (komponiment)

Illum iddiskutejna l-Uniformi.

Ftit hemm tfal li huma favur l-uniformi, għalhekk 'sfurzajt' grupp ta' tfal jaħsbu kontra dak li jħossu...u ħriġna l-punti favur u kontra l-uniformi.

Dawn huma l-kummenti favur l-uniformi.

1) dejjem inkunu puliti u n-nies jagħarfuna

2) ma jkunx hemm bullying għax jista' jkun hemm min ma jkollux ħwejjeg sbieħ jew tad-ditta.

3) il-mama tifranka l-flus għax ma jkollhiex taħsel ħwejjeġ differenti kuljum u ma tonfoqx ħafna flus fi ħwejjeġ tal-moda.

4) l-uniformi hi komda

5) l-uniformi hi diċenti. Kieku ma kellniex uniformi, xi tfal jilbsu qishom sejrin il-baħar.

Argumenti kontra l-uniformi.

1) kulħadd l-istess, isbaħ kieku kollha konna differenti fl-istil u kulur.

2) l-ingravata u ċ-ċoff idejjaqna m'għonqna.

3) ma nħobbux il-qmis..aħjar xi flokk

4) nuqqas ta' liberta'.....jien inħobb nagħżel il-ħwejjeg

5)l-uniformi mhix sabiħa.....aħjar xi ħaġa tal-moda.

Issa l-iskola kitbu l-punti u għamlu xi sentenzi. Id-dar iridu jikbtu s-sentenzi puliti fuq il-pitazz tal-Malti kitba.

Wara jridu jiddisinjaw l-uniformi idejali tagħhom.

Today's Maths Homework

Today they have abacus page 28.
These are the same as the sums we have been doing this week.
The kites all have numbers on them.

Children have to add six to the numbers on the yellow kites, and put the answer on the tail of the kite.

They have to add seven to the numbers on the pink kites, and put the answer on the tail.

The working should be put on the kite itself, there should be enough space if they write neatly.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Naf li issa r-Randan u ma jiswiex, imma bosta talbuni r-riċetta tal-Prinjolata.

Jien ma segwejt l-ebda riċetta partikolari, imma addattajt r-riċetti kollha li qrajt għat-tfal. Ħallejt barra l-użu u t-tisjir tal-bajd minħabba s-saħħa tat-tfal u peress li l-faċilitajiet tal-klassi mhumiex bħal tad-dar.

Użajt lewż, ġellewż, ġewż, Brasil nuts, ċikkulata f'biċċiet żgħar, fingers (hemm min juża pane di Spagna), krema tal-butir (icing sugar + margarine), cirasa, kollox mfarrak u mgħaffeġ u magħġun flimkien. Jekk it-taħlita tkun naqra xotta, żid il-meraq tal-larinġ.

Hawn hu l-video.

In-Numri bil-Malti.

Dil-ġimgħa qed nagħmlu n-numri.

Mill-wieħed sal-mija suppost ikunu jafu jiktbuhom sew.

Tajjeb li ninnotaw li n-numri bil-Malti mill-11 sad-19 jinkitbu b'mod speċjali meta ngħoddu l-oġġetti.


11 mejda =

ħdax -il mejda

Numru -il oġġett fis-singular
Innotaw is-sing jiġi qabel il mhux bħall l-Artiklu.
Dana kollu qiegħed fil-pitazz tal-istudju.


Verbs are doing words. Today we are doing simple present.

Please note this :

I jump
You jump
He / She / It jumps
We/You/They jump

Homework is on the English exercises.

Children have to insert a verb in the simple present form.

ex :
Kate ______ a book. (reads)

If you want any extra work on verbs, here are some simple worksheets you can download and print.

On the left <---- you will find the links.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Our Wild Animals Project

A few weeks ago we had a project about wild animals. We had a Way Ahead topic, the children did some posters at home, and we had (of course... :D ) a couple of compositions to write. Here is a Youtube I made of the children's photos with the hand puppets. I will upload their writings as well on this post.
I really hope some of you are visiting this blog, and that I'm not rambling here on my own. I get enough of that in class....sigh.

If anybody wants the pictures of their children holding the puppets, kindly email me.



Here are the first few....

I am a lion. I come from Africa. I live in the jungle. I eat deer and zebras. My friends are tigers and crocodiles. I don’t like monkeys or elephants. When I shout I roar! My coat is orange and brown. I have a long mane.
And I run fast.


I am a lion. I come from Africa. I eat zebras and giraffes. My friends re the tigers and my baby lions. I don’t like snakes or crocodiles. I live in a big forest. When I shout I roar. I have a long mane. My coat is yellow and brown. I run fast to catch zebras and giraffes. I am the king of the jungle.


I am a zebra. I come from Africa. I live in the jungle. I eat grass. My friends are the monkey and the giraffe.


The new addition sums.

These are incredibly easy, but they need some time to get used to.

We'll be doing these sums all don't worry if your child has come home a bit confused. I have done these in class extensively, I gave a note in the study copybook and have printed a note too.

Here is the note I gave you :

Basically, we have a 'teen number' to which we are adding a single digit number.
We have to find the pair of 20 of the teen number (the 'friend'). In this case, the friend of 16 is 4.
We need to add 9 to 16 not just 4. So we count on (Ponn) from 4 to 9. The answer to this is 5. In fact, 4 + 5 = 9
So now we have a group of 20 + 5.
Answer is 25.

The Hippo and the Monkey.

Things we did today.


The Hippo and the Monkey.

“Why the Hippopotamus Lives in the Water” proves that the person
who serves arrogance as the main course will get his just deserts.

This handout was discussed in class. Children had to write the 'ending' to the story. At home they have to work out the easier tasks, exercises 1 and 2.

First they have to read the story twice.
Then, Exercise 1 is just copying out the sentences and answering 'Yes' for the true statements, and 'No' for the false ones.

Exercise 2 is dividing the list of adjectives into two columns, one for the Monkey, the other for the Hippo.

On the English Writing/Composition copybook.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Il-Bajda li ser inżejnu għall-Għid.

Aktar kmieni llum ippostjajt xi struzzjonijiet kif għandkom tippreparaw il-bajda. (qoxra tal-bajda)

Hawn ser nagħmilhom fil-qasir.

Għandek bżonn :-

bajda (kulur bajda jekk jista' jkun~)
imsella jew labra tas-suf.
ħall abjad.

Taqqab il-bajda b'labra normali fil-parti d-dejqa.
Taqqab il-bajda b'labra tas-suf fil-parti l-wiesa' tal-bajda.
Bil-labra tas-suf, hawwad il-kontenut tal-bajda.
Onfoħ mit-toqba ta' fuq għal ġo bowl
Għaddas il-bajda vojta ġo tazza mimlija ħall abjad.
Wara, poġġi l-bajda taħt l-ilma u laħlaħ sew.
Poġġi fis-sħana ħalli tinxef.
Awguri li jirnexxielkom.

Naħseb dil-ġimgħa ser tieklu froġa kuljum.....

Hawn video qasir fuq kif isir ix-xogħol.

Dan it-tifel tal-video bata ftit għax ma taqqabx il-membrane tal-bajda sew. (Taħt il-qoxra hemm membrane, naħseb kullhadd jaf) Jekk iddaħħal toothpick jew il-labra tas-suf tista tħawwad ġewwa aħjar u jinżel kollox aktar malajr.

Malti Taħrig il-Fehem.

Illum għamilna fuq il-Logħob ta' Dari.

Denfil p. 52 u 53.

Mistoqsijiet :

1. X'jisimha l-poeżija u min kitibha?
2. Fuq xiex inhi dil-poeżija?
3. Hemm xi logħob imsemmi li tilgħab int?
4. Hemm xi logħob antik ieħor li int tilgħab?
5. Semmi żewġ (2) raġunijiet għala ħafna minn dal-logħob inqata'.

Easter Eggs.

Hello and welcome to my blog.

In this blog, I will try to keep you updated with events and things we do in class. You can also ask questions via the comment box. The comment box is moderated.

What we did today :

Reading : We read 'Two Baby Elephants', then we wrote on the 'Stories'. For homework : find pictures of bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and mess the pictures a bit, 'break' a few frames...and there you have it.

listen to the children reading the book :

download link:

or listen to the story here:

Craft : This week I need an egg from each pupil. An empty egg. Here are some instructions on how to prepare the egg. Please send the egg by Friday..Put in a paper bag and write the child's name on the paper. Do not put the paper bag inside the school bag.... I would like the eggshell to be whole. Thanks.

Making Hollow Eggs
This is a way of preserving the decorated eggs, but it's more difficult to work with. The empty egg shell is quite fragile and needs to be handled with care, both during the decorating stage, and also during the long-term storage. Firstly, make a hole in the pointier end of the egg using a small, sharp needle, going through the tough skin inside the shell right through to the yoke. Carefully make the hole larger by chipping at the shell using the needle or a very small sharp knife. When the hole is large enough, insert a knitting needle through to the yoke, and carefully stir, so the yolk is mixed with the egg white. Blowing the Eggs If the eggs are to be “blown”, another smaller hole will have to be made at the other end of the egg, the round side, again using the needle. This hole doesn't need to be as large as the first hole. When it's large enough, and the yolk mixed with the egg white, put the large hole over a basin, bring the egg to your mouth and blow firmly but gently so the contents of the egg are blown through the larger hole into the bowl. Using a Syringe to Empty the Eggs It’s possible to remove the contents of the eggs by using a syringe, and it's then not necessary to make two holes in the eggs. Simply make the one hole, stir the yolk into the egg white, insert the syringe into the hole with the plunger down, and then slowly and carefully pull the plunger up, filling the container with the egg contents. This will have to be done several times, depending on the size of the egg and the syringe. Take care to clean the syringe well after use. Cleaning the Eggshells With Vinegar Before the eggshells can be decorated, they should be cleaned with vinegar. Carefully put some vinegar into the empty shell, swirl it around, or leave it to soak for a while, then rinse out with water, and leave to thoroughly dry. This will ensure there aren’t any remains of egg yolk or white inside the eggshell, to cause a rotten egg smell later. Now the egg is
ready for decorating, when it is completely dry, and the holes left in the shell are usually covered with ribbons, beads, or other decorations.

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