Thursday, April 7, 2016

Apple IOS new upgrade helps us to sleep better! English conversation

Apple IOS is going to provide a function that will shift to warmer colors at night! At night, I usually start the night routine by turning off certain lights in the house, and then right before going to sleep I turn off the last one. about 15 minutes later.  But the new Apple IOS tablet is going to do this for me,  That is if I had an Apple tablet which I don't.


http://greatist.com/live/apple-night-shift-improve-sleep?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_content=story2_cta&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter_2016-04-04_mails_daily_new_header

Vocabulary
hitting the hay
emitting
disrupts

Questions
Would you use this function?
How do you get yourself ready to sleep?
How many hours of sleep do you get?
Which type of phone or tablet do you have?
Do you use your phone or tablet late at night?






Lesson Plan
By Rachael Alice Orbach 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Fat Cat by Jack Kent - Book Review

The Fat Cat by Jack Kent is a cute book, reminding my of all the "eat" books.  But here we get the "feel" of the Danish language with the names of the characters,







I happened to find it in my local "Matnas" in the Lost and Found pile. I brought it home, read it and put it back because I want the real owner to get it back.  I really enjoyed it especially the last picture in the book where the woodcutter patches up the cat.  But you will have to find your own copy to see it!  

These type of books are very popular, the Old woman and the fly, The Gump takes a walk.  They show the affects of overeating and being a bully.  I think that we shouldn't be scared of "non" correct political correctness, bad stuff happens, and hopefully at the end things turn our right.  

Have fun with this short but cute book! 

Rachael Alice Orbach  

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Treasures Grade 3, What's in Store for the Future?

The predictions made in the past about technology have been proved wrong. Technology is moving at a very fast pace.  http://activities.macmillanmh.com/reading/treasures/stories/storylist/31.html


Jerusalem Electric Train on the Jerusalem Strings Bridge.

Vocabulary
organic - without the use of pesticides
bike rack - a place to lock up a bike

Pronunciation
grains ai is ay sound
available   a vai lable
hydrogen - hy dro  gen

Look at page 218:

Which one of the predictions are happening now?
Which one is still in the future?
Which one is being used in your city now?
Do you eat organic foods?
Do you shop on-line?
What do you like better? On-line or in a store?

Homework
Think and compare on page 219




Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Treasures grade 4 Lesson plan for Puddlejump Players

This book has many stories in this book,  http://treasures.macmillanmh.com/t/students/grade4/book1 


We are reading an interview about the Puddlejump Players on page 586-591
https://www.facebook.com/PuddleJumpPlayers/ 


Look at the vocabulary words, look them up in the dictionary or on Google Translate.

Pronunciation
 usually  u ja li
  rises  s is z sound
 audience aw de ense
 Descriptive I is short
Annual an u al

Questions
In addition to the questions on page 589,  I have more questions to ask the PuddleJump Players:

Where is this located?
How long ago did it start?
How many kids participate in each show?
How does the PuddleJump Players fund itself?
How often do they meet?



Homework
Do the homework on page 591.
If you want, you can post a link to in the comments section.

Talk about the Writer's Checklist, Which one is the most important to you?
How can you make sure that your writing is good?




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