English language school in the heart of the Japanese Alps, and English language learners sharing their experiences online. Teachers post regular items about teaching, learning tools, events in the school, their day to day experiences living & working in a foreign country. Students post on whatever takes their fancy - book reports, festivals in home towns, postcards from business trips etc. A little Brit of England in the guts of Japan!
Now I do realize I’m
a little late to the party with a Halloween post, but this is what happens if
you rely on 10 year olds to get their homework done and handed in on time!
We have been learning
to use “can” and “can’t” for abilities recently, so I thought it would be
interesting to combine these abilities with some spooky creatures. We started
by sharing our own ideas on what a monster/vampire/ghost etc can or can’t do: “Can
a bat drive a car?”, “No it can’t!!” Don't be daft Damian.
Moeka's mysterious mummies
We then set about putting
our ideas down on paper. We did this by drawing a park scene which depicted Halloween creatures playing/having a picnic together; incorporating the various
actions and abilities we had covered in lesson. Everyone did an excellent job
showing what each creature can or can’t do, and we followed this up by writing sentences
to describe our pictures on handwriting paper. Eventually we managed to arrive
at the finished product and had a bit of show and tell session to show off our
work, just in time for… Well classroom decorations for next Halloween I guess.