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Spring Activities

In Spring there are plenty of occasions to learn more about customs and traditions of English speaking countries.

Here are two spring activities that we enjoyed. The first one was something new for the pupils, while the second is a “tradition” recently adopted by Greek children.

The Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny visited our school just before the Easter break and hid paper eggs all around our school yard! The Bunny was tricky, though! He wrote a silly command on each egg, such as “Sing a Song”, “Count to Twenty”, “Sit on The Grass” or “Tell Five Colors”. Pupils hunted for the eggs and as soon as they did what was written on them, they were given a little chocolate egg! We had lots of fun trying to get as many eggs as possible!

A noisy outdoor activity is always welcome from time to time!

Mother’s Day Craft

On Friday we made cards for Mother’s Day that is celebrated today. A handmade craft cheers every mommy up!

We also learnt a lovely rhyme for this special day:

Every mouse and bumblebee

Every bird up in a tree,

Every caterpillar and ladybug,

Love’s to feel his mother’s hug.

Every bear so fat and funny

Loves his mother more than honey.

Just as woodland creatures do

I love my mother – oh yes I do!


Την Άνοιξη έχουμε αρκετές ευκαιρίες για δραστηριότητες που μας διδάσκουν  έθιμα και παραδόσεις των Αγγλόφωνων χωρών.

Δύο από τις ανοιξιάτικες δραστηριότητές μας σας παρουσιάζουμε παρακάτω. Η πρώτη ήταν κάτι καινούργιο για τους περισσότερους μαθητές, ενώ η δεύτερη είναι μία παράδοση διαδεδομένη και στη χώρα μας.

Το Κυνήγι του Πασχαλινού Αβγού

Όπως κάνει κάθε Πάσχα σε πολλές Αγγλόφωνες χώρες, ο Πασχαλινός Λαγός επισκέφτηκε φέτος και το σχολείο μας! Έκρυψε στην Αυλή του σχολείου πολλά χάρτινα αβγά για να τα βρούμε. Τα πράγματα, όμως, δεν ήταν τόσο απλά: πάνω σε κάθε αβγό ήταν γραμμένη μια αστεία εντολή, όπως “Τραγούδησε”, “Μέτρα ως το είκοσι”, “Κάθησε κάτω”. Μόλις κάναμε ότι ήταν γραμμένο στο αβγό που βρίσκαμε, παίρναμε ένα σοκολατένιο αβγουλάκι! Διασκεδάσαμε προσπαθώντας να βρούμε όσο πιο πολλά αβγά μπορούσαμε! Σε όλους αρέσει πού και πού μια διασκεδαστική δραστηριότητα στην αυλή!

Ημέρα της Μητέρας

Την Παρασκευή φτιάξαμε καρτούλες για την Ημέρα της Μητέρας που γιορτάζεται σήμερα στην Ελλάδα, αλλά και στην Αμερική (Στην Αγγλία γιορτάστηκε το Μάρτιο). Μια κατασκευή από τα χέρια των παιδών κάνει κάθε μανούλα να χαμογελά!

Επίσης μάθαμε ένα ωραίο ποίημα για την ξεχωριστή αυτή μέρα.

Queen for a Day

Mother’s Day is a holiday celebrated on the second Sunday in May. It is a day when children honour their mothers with cards, gifts, and flowers. Although it wasn’t celebrated in the U.S. until 1908, there were days honoring mothers even in the days of ancient Greece. In those days, however, it was Rhea, the Mother of the gods that was given honor. Most classroom teachers are sure to help their students honor their mothers on this special day! And I was pleased to see some inspiring crafts in the schools I teach. I could not resist helping students honour their mums in english too with a card and message.

Roses are red

Violets are blue

Sugar is sweet

And so are you

Let’s not forget those fathers out there in about a month. Father’s day is June 19 and just before we break up for Summer we should honour them too.

Easter song

«Hot Cross Buns» is an English language nursery rhyme, Easter song and street cry referring to the spiced English bun associated with Good Friday and known as a Hot Cross Bun. It contains currants and is decorated with a white cross on the top. It is usually cut in half, toasted and buttered and eaten at Easter time. The cross on top of the bun commemorates the crucifixion. The treat was sold in the streets of England to the cry of «Hot Cross Buns!», and dates back to the nineteenth century.

Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
One a penny,
Two a penny,
Hot cross buns!

Give them to your daughters,
Give them to your sons.
One a penny,
Two a penny,
Hot cross buns!

Students learn it very quickly! Happy Easter to everyone!


28th International Publishers Exhibition

It’s that time of year again! The programme for the seminars and information on the publishing houses attending  is on the link below. Time for a coffee with colleagues at Hotel Capsis Monastiriou 18.

Saturday April 9  2011 10am-6pm and                 Sunday April 10  2011 10am -5pm


Let’s chant!

Do you like chants? We used this one last week to practice English rhythm and food collocations in a fun way:

The Food Train Chant

Bacon and eggs

Apples and pears

Bread and butter

Cheese and biscuits

Fish and chips

Chocolate cake

Ice cream


Repeat each line, except the last, four times. It sounds like a train getting faster and finally blowing its whistle!

International Children’s Book Day

This thought provoking poster for International Children’s Book Day 2011 comes from Estonia, with a beautiful design by Jüri Mildeberg (aka Jüri Mildebergius). The theme is ‘The Book Remembers’.

Saturday, 2nd April is the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen is celebrated worldwide as International Children’s Book Day.  There are a myriad of ways to do this in schools, libraries and homes.  Some suggestions include:

•    reading and promoting stories by HC Andersen
•    introducing folk tales from around the world
•    invite a local storyteller to tell HC Andersen stories and/or folktales from overseas
•    inviting parents from other cultures to share their childhood favourites and folk tales
•    suggesting your own book club read an overseas children’s book
•    encouraging children to write a story about a child from another culture
•    start a pen pal club with children from abroad
•    encourage each class to create a diaorama featuring a folk-tale or story from elsewhere
•    explore flags, food, clothing, housing and stories from other cultures
•     invite fellow staff members to have a lunch or gathering where they speak for about a minute or so about their favourite children’s book
•    and light a candle for world peace.

Posted on March 4, 2011 by ibbyaustralia

I think it is a wonderful opportunity to read any children’s books in class. Unit 8 in the Grade 5 book is called ALL ABOUT STORIES and the Activity book has a piece on Hans Christian Andersen.  Books by various children’s authors are mentioned ….Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, Eugene Trivizas. I always wait to hand out the reader MMPublications offer the Grade 3 students on or around this day. THE UGLY DUCKLING by Hans Christian Anderson! It is also fun to make bookmarks with students and to encourage them to read in their free time… Happy reading!

Writing about a famous person

Unit 7 in the Grade 5 book is called Going back in time. We talked about various figures from the past and students wrote about Aliki Vougiouklaki, Jenny Karezi and Socrates but I am posting the following piece as it is 200 years since this influential Greek writer passed away.

Papadiamantis was born on 4th March 1851 on the island of Skiathos. He lived a humble life and he supported himself (very meagerly) by writing throughout his adult life. His novels are adventurous with rich plots about war, pirates and the plague and his shorter stories are “ real “ about country life in Skiathos or city life in the poorer neighbourhoods of Athens. He lived among people like a monk. He was known as a recluse. He died of pneumonia on 3rd January 1911. This year marks 200 years since his death.

By George Grade 5.

Saint Patrick’s Day

There are certain days in the year that as an English teacher I feel we should point out to students….. March 17 last week was Saint Patrick’s Day and I did enjoy making leprechaun figures with students and introducing them to the legend of Saint Patrick. There are crosswords, word searches and a variety of printable worksheets on line to keep everyone busy. We may not have worn green but we did read GREEN EGGS AND HAM by Dr.Seuss. We had a good time.


I think encouraging children to read books is very important and introducing them to some classic English children’s literature is something I truly enjoy. Today I chose to read Where the Wild Things Are (a 1963 children’s picture book by American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak) to the students in Grade 6. The story appealed to them as the plot is “wild” and they did enjoy the beautiful illustrations. We talked about Max’s feelings, dreams, fantasy and animals as the “wild things” in the book are a combination of different animals. We finished off with a worksheet and I now await to see their own “wild” animal creations.

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