Strange Times

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Many of us are feeling strange at the moment, we were happy when school closed, but now we realise this isn’t a holiday – we can’t go to the cinema or hang out with friends, our parents and teachers say we have to continue learning, our routine has disappeared and we realise we quite liked our routine, it was easy and comfortable.

So what do we do now? Here are some suggestions to make the most of this situation:

1. Get some sleep! Yes you will have chance to sleep a little later in the mornings but keep bedtime reasonable and take this opportunity to catch up on some sleep!

2. Get outside! You can’t hang out in town with your crowd but a bit of exercise, even just a walk, in the fresh air will do you good for your body and brain!

3. Get a Routine! As from Monday morning your teachers will be sending you work regularly, this is a brilliant opportunity to try out modern learning techniques and work more at your own speed.

4. Keep in touch!Everyday I’ll be in my virtual classroom in Zoom to share a chat and a cup of tea with you, just click here 

Feel free to contact me by mail or pronote, I’ll be sending you plenty of things to keep you busy 🙂

Hello 2020!!

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I’m so looking forward to seeing you all again after the holidays, I doubt anyone needs a joker yet but if you want to flex your English brain a little you can do the following:

Write me a letter – tell me about your holidays and your resolutions for 2020, here’s mine:

Dear Students,

I spent the holidays with my family, we had visitors from England. We went to the Christmas market in Bastions, and we went skiing on Boxing day (26th December). For New Year’s eve friends came to our house for a delicious dinner – no, I didn’t cook! I spent the holidays working (planning lessons and writing chapters for a future textbook)  and reading, here I am:

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I went to the cinema three times, I saw Star Wars, Jumanji II and Little Women.

My Resolutions are to go swimming every week, run twice a week to train for a race in May, and finish writing a book for teachers that I’m working on.

Have a brilliant 2020,

Best Wishes from Mrs Harris!

Need a joker?

The end of term is arriving and many of you need a joker to make up for forgotten books or homework!

The objective of homework, and these jokers is for you to think in English for a little moment outside class, this greatly improves your English level IN class.

As you haven’t had time to do the English I asked you to do outside class, tell me instead when you did « meet » English this week;

Write a list of moments you spoke/heard/read or wrote English outside class this week and give it to Mrs Harris 🙂

Suggested holiday Reading LLCE

If you are starting the spé anglais LLCE in September then I highly recommend you take some time this summer to check out the following books and films:

It is obligatory to study at least two of these works during the year, we will start by reading « The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time » but I recommend that you read/watch the others as well.

– Haddon Mark, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, 2003 ;

– Lee Harper, To Kill a Mockingbird, 1960 ;

– Orwell George, Animal Farm, 1945 ;

– Poe Edgar Allan, The Fall of the House of Usher, 1839 – The Tell-Tale Heart, 1843 (les deux nouvelles comptent pour une œuvre) ;

– Steinbeck John, Of Mice and Men, 1937 ;

– Wilde Oscar, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895.

Œuvres filmiques :

– Nolan Christopher, Interstellar, 2014 ;

– Wise Robert, West Side Story, 1961.

How are the holidays going? -Keep in touch :)

Basically I’ve spent my holiday so far doing this:

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  • I’ve watched Cloud Atlas, Interstellar, the Green Book and I went to the cinema this week to see Yesterday – I definitely recommend it, in fact I recommend them all. Cloud Atlas blew my mind and I need to watch it again, Interstellar made me cry, and so did the Green Book– which is a lovely story about unlikely friendship.

and this:

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I’ve read a load of books including A Wrinkle in Time, a children’s book that talks about Einstein’s theory of relativity!

These activities are great ways to keep in touch with English during the holidays, so tell me what you’ve doing to keep up your English, hanging out with English-speaking people? Travelling? Netflix? Let me know here or tag me on instagram @fabenglishteach