Τρίτη, 23 Ιουνίου 2015

Making the mark

Imagine a school...

Where kids have freedom to be themselves...Where success is not defined by academic achievement but by the child's own definition of success...Where the whole school deals democratically with issues, with each individual having an equal right to be heard...Where you can play all day if you want to...And there is time and space to sit and dream......could there be such a school?YES, and it's called SummerhillHere's a video of the students talking about their school. 



You can watch a really touching movie on Summerhill here

Be creative:
Now, let's use our imagination a little more...Imagine you've just finished Summerhill and your friend is about to start. He's asked you for some information on what to expect at  school and advice on classes, school rules and so on. Respond to him through an email that you will post as a comment here,. 
The email needs to include: 
- the new vocabulary
- an overview of what we have learnt on Summerhill
-your personal recommendations 

LANGUAGE POINTS
So, how long have you been studying English?
How would you assess your performance with tenses?
Check yourself here

You can review the TENSES by looking at this page
First study the tutorials and the do the activities for the tenses you feel you need to revise
so that you're ready for the class review in our next lesson.

Now let's sing!




21 σχόλια:

  1. Dear Iro,

    I listen that will you go at the Summerhill school. I have just finished the school so I can tell you some things about the school. The Summerhill school is a board school. The education that the school gives is more about social development and less for their academic development. The each person takes different lessons. At this school has five different groups depending their age. In this way the children can learn more pleasantly. At each house have an adult that takes care all the members of the team like the medical treatment , to tell them stories if they see nightmare. If a child do something bad it is somethng like court to judge them guilty or innocent. The best thing is that at this school they finish earlier than the other schools. The classrooms are made to develope their skills.The learning method is based on the students interest

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  2. Summerhill
    Summerhill is another type of boarding school that tries to prove that everyone is intelligent and tries to improve all the qualities that a student has. In that school teachers uses a very smart and effective method to teach and the same time go on with the children. The teacher have manage to make students love school because they have made it voluntary, namely they have let them free to decide if they want or they don’t want to go to school. At this school you will never be individual, everyone is a part of a group and all the groups together are a big team. There you get very mature and you are ready to get to the labor market. The priority of the Summerhill is to teach to the children with happiness and freedom.
    Matina

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  3. Summerhill
    Summerhill is another type of boarding school that tries to prove that everyone is intelligent and tries to improve all the qualities that a student has. In that school teachers uses a very smart and effective method to teach and the same time go on with the children. The teacher have manage to make students love school because they have made it voluntary, namely they have let them free to decide if they want or they don’t want to go to school. At this school you will never be individual, everyone is a part of a group and all the groups together are a big team. There you get very mature and you are ready to get to the labor market. The priority of the Summerhill is to teach to the children with happiness and freedom.
    Matina

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  4. Dear Panos

    Hello,how are you?We haven't talk for a while.
    I'm sending you this email to tell give you advises for Summerhill.
    Well,as you know Summerhill is boarding school which tries to find the children's intelligence because the teachers in this school believe that everyone is intelligent in his own way.Teachers in this school are great and almost every student is successful .A great thing about the school is that there are a lot of activities that you can choose.
    In the night , every student must sleep until 8.30 and wake at 9.00.Sleeping in these pillows is not very comfortable so bring your own if you want to be sleeping better and easier.At first I didn't like this school at all but with the time passing I used to it.
    Send me back if you have questions.I think that it's the best school for you and will have serious fun.Oh, almost forgot don't mind about if you're will make friends fast
    people in the school are very friendly!

    See you soon,yours!

    Rafael

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  5. Dear mary,

    How are you? I’m writing this letter to tell you a few things about summerhill, because I know that you are a little nervous.

    First of all Summerhill”s another type of boarding school that tries to prove that everyone”s intelligent and tries to improve all the qualities that a student has. In that school teachers uses a very smart and effective method to teach and the same time go on with the children.
    The teacher have manage to make students love school because they have made it voluntary, namely they have let them free to decide if they want or they don’t want to go to school.

    Now lets tell a few thinks about the way that you will work.At this school you will never be individual, everyone is a part of a group and all the groups together are a big team. There you get very mature and you are ready to get to the labor market. The priority of the Summerhill is to teach to the children with happiness and freedom.

    I hope that I help you a little bit!:) please write soon with you knows…

    Yours,
    Matina

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    1. How accurately you describe Summerhill, Matina! TEACHERS have MANAGED to make education a positive exprerience and GETTING ON with others is essential and you are never LONELY!

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  6. Dear Jane,
    How are you? It was great to hear from you! I’m sorry for having a long time to write you an email. I read that you’ll go to Summerhill. I’ve just finished Summerhill and I want to tell you a few things about my experience.
    First of all, Summerhills are boarding schools. There, the children have their coercion and they are independent. Attending the class is not compulsory, but it is voluntary. There the classes contain pupils with the equal ages. If a pupil showes maturity, he/she will continue to a higher class. There the teachers get on well with the students.
    An other thing to consider is, the children develop their skills through the sport activities. They also learn how to achieve whatever they want. If there is a problem among the children, they go to an ombudsman, but if it is more complexity, they go to a tribunal.
    I think that is an effective school. The children can also do whatever they want, but there is at least an adult for keeping them safe. So, it’s also safe and the kids learn to be independent.
    I suggest you going to Summerhill. Write back with your news and let me know how it all goes.

    Best wishes,
    Vasia

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    1. What a good description of Summerhill, Vassia! Bravo for apologising and saying you are sorry FOR NOT WRITING IN a long time.
      Summerhill IS indeed A boarding school. Maning classes voluntary is quite coersive THERE!

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  7. Dear Elizabeth,
    Hello Elizabeth.How are you?I am writting this email because I knew that you're going to go to Summerhill so I give you some information about it.

    First,it is a boarding school which trying to find the children's intelligence. Teachers believe that every child is smart in his own way. The teachers in this school are very smart for this children to achieve their goal.

    The most beautiful thing in this school is that it has many activities and you can choose which you want.Also you can not go to your class.
    You should sleep at 8:30 and wake up at 9:00.
    Every child loves this school because teachers are taught very well.There you work together with your team and not individually.

    Well I think I help you.If you want more information write soon.
    Love,
    Joanna!

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    1. Do not translate from Greek to English. Other than that very good work...

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  8. Dear Marialenna,
    Hi Marialenna!!!How are you? i'm writting to you because i know that you want to go to the Summerhill.SO i want to give you some information about it!

    So the first thing tha you have to know is that summerhill is not a simple school! Aand that is very important to know because you can do different things!! You're not just laern boring thins like phisics and maths...but you can choose what you want to study about!


    But the most perfect thing in Summerhill is what all the students wish to have in their normal school. It is that you can go in every time at every day you want to go to summerhill
    Isn't that perfect?!?!?!


    Anyways, i hope i helped and if you want something else you can always write me...
    Love,
    Marianna

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  9. Dear Christine,

    How are you? I'm very good. I decided to write this email because I learnt that you will go to Summerhill. I'v just left from there so I want to tell you about my experience there.
    First of all, there are no parents. The children are independent. They have the ability to do whateveorthey want, so they can either play outside or attend some classes.
    Also, there is equality,since every person has one vote and right to speak when they do congresses. At Summerhill the spiritual horizons of the children are expanded ,because they can attend various interesting lessons. The most important thing is that the children are happy.
    These are some things about Summerhill. I hope that you will also spend a great time there. Well,now I have to go to my doctor. Please write back soon.

    Yours,
    Evangelia K.

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  10. Dear Eva ,

    How are you? I am fine . I am writing this Email to tell you some things about the Summerhilland my personal experience , because you might be a little nervous about what are you going to do there.
    Summerhill is not a boring school but an exciting school where children have fun and spent great time. The class is not compulsory ,but voluntary.The school and the classes are very big and clean.The teachers there get on well with the students.
    In Summerhill children develop their skills. Also children learn how to achieve whatever they want. Generally, Summerhill is a school where children have fun, spend great time doing what activity they want and learm a lot of things .
    I hope I calm down you and I wish you to spend great time in Summerhill.Write me your news.

    Best wishes,
    your friend
    Deppy

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  11. Dear Stella,

    How are you? I'm writing to tell you my experience from Summerhill where I stayed last summer and it was awesome.

    In Summerhill you can have a variety of activities which are optional. You can choose the activities that you want to do and they are plenty of workshops where you can attend the lessons. Teachers are very kind and help the students to develop their skills.

    With Summerhill you will have great opportunities for your school year. The lessons which you can attend in Summerhill are Science, Maths, English, Japanese e.c.t. The Summerhill is open for six moths the year and every children who doesn't want to stay canleave with their parents permition.

    I hope you will like Summerhill and go the next year. We can go together if you want. Write to me to let me know.

    Bye
    Margaret


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  12. Αυτό το σχόλιο αφαιρέθηκε από τον συντάκτη.

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  13. Dear stella,

    How are you ? I am fine . I am writing to you to give you a few advises about the Summerhill .You told me that you will take a course of Summerhill's lessons . So , i will give you advices about what you should do in this school to spend pleasant time there .

    Symmerhill is a separate school and different from the others...First at this school kids don't have to attent all of this lessons. Basically kids can learn a lot of things out of order .For example, children can make a lot of cunstructions ,
    stimulating their skills . Τhe attent at courses is not necessary but optional.

    In this school the students and the teachers are equals. Engaging the children may have the same rules in their school, but they have to keep strictly to them .

    I hope I helped you . Send me an e-mail and let me know about how you spend your time in thiw school. I wish you good luck in your new Summerhill school!!!

    yours,
    Dimitra

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