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A movie for Christmas

Please, comment and give me your opinion about this movie, The Snowman 🙂 Thank you and merry Christmas!

Olympic Games Fun!

I know you enjoyed a lot the Shaun the Sheep episodes last Christmas holidays. Now, since this school year you all have been learning so much about the Olympic Games and your projects were based upon this subject I thought you’d enjoy this ‘Championsheeps‘ 😉 and have fun.

Meet Fireman Sam

Fireman Sam is always ready to drive his lorry to the rescue! Enjoy these episodes 😉

Happy Christmas holidays!

I wish you all a wonderful Christmas time and I’d like to suggest you a couple of activities to have fun these days at home. First of all, you can watch Season 1 of Shaun the Sheep and then you can either take a quiz about those episodes or go check Shaun the Sheep website for some extra amusement. Now that I think, why not to choose both? 😊🎄🌟💫✨

Take the Shaun the Sheep Quiz!


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!

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.

The Cat in the Hat movie and other Dr. Seuss’ stuff

This is the movie we watched in class. As the Cat would say himself, it comes in two parts, Part 1 and Part 2. Oh, and I also found the script somewhere in the internet, in case you love Drama :-).

Part 1:

Part 2:

Dr. Seuss’ based characters crafts, games and activities: http://www.seussville.com/

Grease official photoalbum

Some months ago I wrote about Grease, the movie, its 30th anniversary and my stickers album. It was the official album here in Spain, or so we liked to believe, and in 1979 it cost 20 pesetas -about 0,12€. I never completed it. Here you’ve got some snapshots: