Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Merry Christmas

Dear Global Youth Parnter Friends,

We want to wish you a Merry Christmas full of joy and happiness.
In Spanish we say "Feliz Navidad": How do you say Merry Christmas in your country?
Christmas in Argentina is a time of family and friends. The Nativity scene is set up in the house. The tree is decorated with candles lights and ornaments. All the presents are placed under the tree and await the morning of Christmas.
On the 24th much like other traditional Hispanic families, everyone waits until late at night to eat and the presents are opened at midnight.
On Christmas Eve, family and friends gather to share a dinner feast that usually includes great celebrating.
How do you celebrate Christmas in your country?

Warm Regards,
Colegio Armenio Students

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Digital Scavenger Hunt

Hello Students,

Today we will talk about our Community: people, buildings, jobs, relationships, stores, parks, schools etc.

We will work in groups of four. You must complete 4 tasks:
1) Take a picture/ video of yourself or your group in a place where you feel happy, energetic, tired or inspired.

2) Take a pictures of the following businesses in your community:
a. somewhere people buy food
b. a place, where people style of cut their hair
c. a hospital, clinic, or doctor´s office
d. a place where people play sports

3) Take a picture of someone you admire. Describe the job that they do or their role in the community.
4) Take a picture of someone who has lived in the neighborhood since they were born.

I will be taking pictures of our class to later share it with our friends.
Have a great weekend
Miss Jennifer

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Program Guide

Dear Students,

Today I received our Program Guide that Thea so kindly mailed to us.

Remember that you will always find all the information and the deadlines of this project in our Wiki.

Take a look below at the activities we should complete in October

October - ABOUT ME· Students should post their autobiography statement by Oct. 15
· Ensure that each student has responded to at least three other autobiographies by Oct. 25
· “Around the World” chart filled by end of October, with student responses posted and online Q&A

You can write your autobiography using one of the four themes below. (Source: New York City Global Partners, Program Guide, Teacher´s Book)

1) My Name Tell the story of your name. Who gave you your name? What does it mean? Does it fit your personality, or do you use a nickname instead?

2) My Family Describe who you consider to be part of your family. Where do you call home? Who lives with you in your house?Does everyone in your family live in your city?

3) My Best Day If you could re-live one day of your life, what would it be? Talk about who was with you, what you did, and why that day was so special.

4) My Future What will your life be like 10 years form now? What might be different, what might be the same? Will you have a job? Will you goto a college or university?

Remember that once you post your Autobiography on the forum you must read other students´autobiography and responde to at least three that you like.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

New York City Global Partners Junior

Dear Students,

As you know we will start working with the Project New York City Global Partners Junior .
We already spoke about the mission of Iearn and I would like you to know the following before we start working:

What is a Project?
A project is a structured interaction among students with specific discussion topics, activities and a final “product” that shares the learning and helps build a better world.

Where does the real communication take place?

We will communicate with other students through the Forum.

The following page will appear. Here you have to log in and enter the password I will give you.

You must enter this link everytime you enter the forum. You could also add it to your Blog.

What is the purpose NY Global Parnters Junior?

The goal of Global Partners Junior is to foster global understanding and communication between the youth of New York City and the youth of international cities through regular, web-based exchanges. It is a program of New York City Global Partners, Inc., the focal point in City government for international public sector and citizen exchanges.

How do I know what I´m supposed to do?

Our action takes place in our Wiki. Here you will find all the instructions on how you have to follow this project. Don´t forget that there are deadlines for every activity.

I hope you enjoy this project and learn lots of new things!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

My daughter´s blog

Glitter Graphics
MySpace Layouts

Dear Students,

I just wanted to share with you a blog I created for my 4 year old daughter.

Take a look at Vicky´s Learning English and answer the following questions:

Do you think she is too small to have a blog? Remember that she can´t write nor read.

Do you find it interesting?

Would you have liked to have a Blog to learn a language when you were young?

Monday, August 20, 2007


Dear Students,

Welcome back to school!!! I imagine you have been working with your Pair Blogs and some are really looking great.

I was planning to have conversations with you through Skype.

What is Skype?
Skype are free conversations. You can Talk, listen, watch, read, write to anyone, anywhere in the world without worrying about cost, distance or time.
You have to download Skype in order to use it.

Please let me know which ones have got Skype and we will arrange a day to meet there.
My skype is jenverschoor.
Miss Jennifer

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Learning Vocabulary

Dear Students,

This is our last class before winter break. Let´s start learning vocabulary and you can also continue with all these exercises during your vacations.

Vocabulary Coil


City Webquest

Vocabulary Building exercises

English Net Links You can start taking a look at all the different possibilities you have online to learn English.

Language Guide a fun tool to learn vocabulary

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Comparatives and Superlatives

Dear Students,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We haven´t met for a long time because last Monday was a holiday.
Today we will continue practising Comparatives and Superlatives.Take a look at all the exercises below and Good Luck!!!

Comparatives and superlatives
Regular comparatives and superlatives
Quiz: Comparatives and Superlatives
Short quiz
New Headway
Old English world

Monday, June 18, 2007

Creating a Blog

Dear Students,

I found this simple video where you can follow the instructions on how to create a blog.
Good Luck and see you next monday.

Sunday, June 10, 2007


Dear Students,

Today we will take a look at Dekita. While browsing the site try to understand what is the purpose of Dekita? Who are the founders?

Take a look at the Students Weblogs and feel free to write comments in their blogs.
Happy learning and don´t forget to share what you have created.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Games in English

Dear Students,

It´s been a long time since we don´t meet. Too many holidays and even some strikes.
Today I will show you some great games for you to practise English.
This game is on past tense verbs. Take a look at the following link . You have to log in using my email: and the password is eeilnwki

I will create a list of games for you to play with in our class tomorrow.
See you
Miss Jennifer

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Today we will learn how to create a cartoon.

• Go to toondoo
• Follow carefully the instructions on how to open your own account
• Select your layout (you have three panels)
• Choose a character. Remember to always double click on the image.
• Then use your imagination to create the cartoon that you want.

Take a look at my Cartoon!!! To view the three panels just place your mouse on the first picture and double click on it and then slide the mouse.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Happy Easter!!!!

Dear Students,

I wish you a Very Happy Easter!!

Take a look at the following link to see how others celebrate Easter in other parts of the world.

Let´s share our Argentinian tradition with the rest of the world.

See you tomorrow


Thursday, March 22, 2007

Blogs and Wikis in Education

Dear Students,

On Monday you will start working with your blogs.

Take a look at these videos on Blogs and Wikis.

Let´s listen to what people say about Blogs.

There many different Blog providers. Last class we worked with VOX. Today we will create a Blog using Blogger as our provider.

How can we create a Blog? It´s easy and simple only in three steps you are able to create you blog.
Please follow these instructions:

Examples of Wikis in Education.

What do you think about their use in education?

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Our Wiki

Hello students,

Go to our wiki and take a look at the activities for today. Remember that you will find our annual program in our wiki.

What do you think about this comic? You can find several comics for your blogs at Blaugh
Veni Vidi Wiki

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Welcome to Open Classroom

Dear Students,

This is a new way of using and learning English.

Let´s start by telling you something about myself.

I have been teaching for 12 years and studied three careers.
First I graduated as a Sworn Translator. ( Traductora Pública). It took me 5 years to graduate. As soon as I got married I decided to study a Postgraduate in Supervision and Educational Management. That was 2 years more after my graduate degree.
Once my first daughter was born I started another two year course at the University. As I worked everyday I had to attend classes on Saturdays. I graduated as a Univeristy Professor.

My favourite singer is Robbie Williams. I love the song Angels. I always listen to it when I go downtown to work by train. I couldn´t go to his concert because at that moment I had my second baby and I was breastfeeding her so I couldn´t leave her. I hope he returns to Argentina!!

What about you? What would you like to study? Who´s your favourite singer?

I´m very glad to be sharing this new space with all of you.