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The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo, by writer Julia Donaldson and illustrations by Axel Scheffler, is a children’s book on its way to our classroom library. It is about a mouse that uses its brain to avoid becoming a tasty snack for a fox, a snake and an owl. He tells them about a big, scary monster, the gruffalo. But everyone knows that there is no such a thing as a gruffalo. Or isn’t there?


While we wait for the story book to get to our classroom you can enjoy the movie, based on the book. I hope you like it as much as I do 🙂

EDIT 12.19.14: The Gruffalo arrived safe and sound in the classroom!

New books for the classroom!

Looks like Santa is sending us a present this Christmas, and a very cool one! A brand new pack of story books is on its way to our classroom and I guess we’ll be able to receive them just before Christmas holidays.


I’ve selected a range of levels so that, from 1st to 6th graders, everyone can enjoy them.


Peppa Pig, Pete the Cat, Frozen, Fancy Nancy, The Gruffalo, Matilda, The Very Hungry Caterpillar… are only a few of the new friends heading for Pont de la Cadena these days. Let’s give them a warm welcome and let’s get ready to have a great time!


New books for the classroom

Yesterday I received the books for the classroom I bought last week from Amazon. Me and my students are happy campers now! In the (bad) snapshot I I’ve just made the titles are clearly shown but I also got The CAFE Book and The Daily Five. I want to give these a try to see whether I can implement it or some of it in the classroom. We’ll see… 🙂

On another -related- topic, have you seen what cute pictures my 3rd graders made about the Lorax? Love them!

I guess I’ll have ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ ;-)

Another of my students favs: the deliciously stubborn Sam-I-Am and his odd but yummy menu suggestions 🙂

Dr. Seuss rules!

♥ A tribute to the old Lorax ♥

The new The Lorax movie has just brought to my memory the old Lorax cartoon movie.

Here it is for your watching pleasure 🙂

Happy weekend!

Part 1

Part 2

Kimani Maruge + pupil = Becky Sharpe + Vanity Fair and The First Grader trailers + free ebook!

An odd title for a quick thought association.

Today I happen to mention William M. Thackeray to my 6th graders. We were correcting some comprehension  activities about the inspirational life story of Kimani Maruge when the meaning and usage of the noun ‘pupil’ somehow ended up in boarding schools, past centuries and social classes, rich and poor people and something too dangerously related to Manichaeism. All of a sudden I envisioned Becky Sharpe and her abrupt leaving Miss Pinkerton’s Academy for Young Ladies, so I couldn’t resist mentioning one of my all-time favourite novels, Vanity Fair, to my students*.

I know a few of them might be interested (I saw how eagerly Martin wrote down everything I said, sorry about the S. instead of M. for ‘Makepeace’!), so I’m bringing here the official trailer of 2004 Vanity Fair as well as the Gutenberg Project free Vanity Fair ebook** and a trailer of The First Grader movie too. Enjoy!

*I didn’t mention Charlotte Brontë, Jane Austen or Benito Pérez Galdós to them, (my other passions); enough is enough!

**In English, this book is not suitable for a 6th grade EFL student, but I just haven’t found a free Spanish version, sorry.