22.3.21

eTwinning Project "Happy Campers"



Around the world, we are all facing a difficult challenge and living strange and unpredictable times. Might seem unusual to talk about being positive. Now, more than ever, it is time to highlight small moments of happiness. It’s important to recognise what can make us happy and to share it with others.

The well-being of oneself and others, cultivated in one’s life and in one’s community directly impacts individual and collective flourishing.

 “Happy Camper” - a person who is cheerful and satisfied.


Aims

- To share ideas and working together

- To increase the motivation for learning

- To inspire students to use English creatively

- To review/practise/extend students' knowledge of English

- To encourage students to find evidence of English in their environment

- To develop knowledge and understanding of digital tools

- To create interactive and graphically appealing presentations


Work plan

  



 

Task 1: You rock!

You rock is a slang phrase of praise or encouragement conveying "You're awesome (at something)" or "You can do it!".

You rock is commonly used in speech and writing by diverse people to show strong and enthusiastic support for someone else.

You rock! can be used by itself as a positive exclamation, often as a colloquial way of telling someone thanks for a service or favour. It can also be used as part of longer expressions such as you rock my socks off or you rock my world. The phrase frequently specifies actions that a person is good at, as in you rock at playing guitar, or qualifications, as in you totally rock.

https://www.dictionary.com/



Our team of students




Our school



Our keywords for a Happy New Year




Keywords for a Happy New Year: collaborative survey 



Keywords for a Happy New Year: collaborative survey - top three wishes





Task 2 - Love and Friendship


«There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.»  George Sand


MUSIC IS

Medicine for the soul,

what feelings sound like,

the strongest form of magic

the universal language of mankind…



Love and Friendship: songs & games - collaborative Padlet


Made with Padlet


St. Valentine: our vocabulary survey




St. Valentine: our vocabulary rebus (cupid)




Task 3 - Happiness


International Day of Happiness - 20th March

Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.

The General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 66/281 of 12 July 2012 proclaimed 20 March the International Day of Happiness, recognizing the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world.

https://www.un.org/en/observances/happiness-day


Words that make us happy and smile

 


World Poetry Day - 21st March

Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings. Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures.

In celebrating World Poetry Day, March 21, UNESCO recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.

https://www.un.org/en/observances/world-poetry-day




The students read poetry - collaborative Padlet

Made with Padlet


21.12.20

eTwinning Project "C.L.U.E."



The project C.L.U.E. (Collaborating and Learning United by English) is designed for the collaborative development of activities related to common topics of the partners’ English Language curriculum (personal identification, Halloween, physical description, Christmas).

 

The “clues” are outlined around common themes from primary education syllabi, giving students the opportunity to develop their English language and integrated skills in motivating and enjoyable ways. The “clues” aim to broaden the students’ competence and confidence they need to enjoy learning English.

 

 

Did You Know?

The word “clue” was originally a variant spelling of “clew”, meaning “ball of thread or yarn.” Our modern sense of “clue”, “guide to the solution of a mystery,” grows out of a motif in myth and folklore, the ball of thread that helps in finding one’s way out of a maze. 

(In https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clue)



AIMS

To enhance motivation and interest by sharing a meaningful project

To develop and practise vocabulary, grammar and integrated skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing)

To encourage the use of English in a creative way

To exchange ideas and experience the positive results of collaborative activities

To develop familiarisation with online tools

To develop motor skills and to have fun doing a craft activity

To expand visual skills

To provide an opportunity to explore the knowledge of different cultures

To celebrate Halloween

To celebrate the International Day of Tongue Twisters

To celebrate Christmas


     


Dissemination of the project on the Annual Project of Activities

Dissemination of the project on the Webpage of the school


C.L.U.E. 1: One of a kind


“One of a kind” - If you refer to someone or something as one of a kind, you mean that there is nobody or nothing else like them.

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/



Team of Portuguese students




Hometowns of the partners

Made with Padlet


Our favourite English words - teachers: let’s celebrate the European Day of Languages by adding 3 favourite English words on the Mentimeter survey


Our favourite English words - students: Let’s celebrate the European Day of Languages by adding 3 favourite English words on the Mentimeter survey




Our favourite English words - students (work in progress)

 



C.L.U.E. 2: Trick or Treat


See our Spooky Monsters



Making our Spooky Monsters


Describing our Spooky Monsters


Playing with our Spooky Monsters




Spooky Monsters - collaborative Padlet

Made with Padlet


The best Spooky Monster of our school (students' voting)



Voting for the best Spooky Monster of the project (partners' voting)




M

any different creatures walk around

O

n a night like tonight

N

ot because it's Halloween

S

o lets all go Trick or Treat

T

his because it is Halloween so

E

veryone beware

R

eal monsters walk around

S

aying trick or treat everywhere



C.L.U.E. 3: Tongue Twisters


8th November: International Tongue Twister Day

According to the Cambridge dictionary, a tongue twister is a sentence or phrase that is intended to be difficult to say, especially when repeated quickly and often.

The most difficult tongue twister in the English language is: “The sixth sick sheikh's sixth sheep's sick.”, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, 

To celebrate International Tongue Twister Day (always the 2nd Sunday in November), we’ve researched, registered and recorded tongue twisters.

Our Tongue Twisters




The meaning of “Merry”:

1: full of gaiety or high spirits eat, drink, and be merry

2: marked by festivity or gaiety: a merry holiday time

https://www.merriam-webster.com/

 

If you describe someone's character or behaviour as merry, you mean that they are happy and cheerful.

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/



clue in a crossword or game is information which is given to help you to find the answer to a question.


Merry Christmas in Silves and at our school

 


Merry Crosswords


Our advent calendar 


Apple Pumpkin Muffin recipe