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April 20

Everyone was present and we had a lot of fun today. It was good to start with our National Anthem and keep it fresh in our memory. We checked our homework and those students who accomplished it were rewarded. We finished the whole page in Pracovni sesit, p 29. The children started to sing Chlupaty kaktus, so we keep that song in our Czech singing repertoire as well. Next we talked about Czech Easter traditions. We watched a short video again, and this time the children were sharing what they remember from last teaching. I shared with children an Easter carol. We all wrote it down using a beautiful hand writing, translated it, explained word fraises, and read it several times. After brake we decorated a wooden oval presenting an egg.. Those who were finished watched Part and Matt on Easter. Today we closed up with listening CD and reading along in our book, p 24. After school was our traditional Easter egg hunt. Thank you all for participating!

HOMEWORK
Read and answer Book, p 24 Read Easter carol Memorise Easter carol (optional)

I am wishing everyone wonderful HAPPY EASTER!!!
We will be back next Saturday.
Marta Ferjak

P.S. May 18 is our last day of Czech School for this year.

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13. dubna

Hello dear parent, it vas very nice to see you all after our Spring Brake. The children shared their school free experiences with everybody in the beginning of our day. Working in the book, we started with listening CD and answering questions on page 21. On page 22 they had conversations 2 children at the time. We took a little break singing song Clupaty kaktus and then finished by reading and translating page 23. We spent our break on the fresh air on playground and did a few body stretches. After that we enjoyed a video about Czech Easter traditions and talked about all the beautiful folk art and traditions people in Czech Republic still keep alive. Then it was time to get creative. Today children chose their materials, size, colors to create their own paper egg.

HOMEWORK : Pracovni sesit, p 28, # 3 and 4 Next time, please, bring markers or crayons or paint to decorate a wooden egg.

Thank you, enjoy the Spring, Marta Ferjak

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March 23

Hello everyone, As a warm up we started with the usual – little chat, talking about the weather, days and the season of Spring. Then we checked our tricky homework and figured out the last word. Next activity was writing answers to my questions. I was asking students about different things that we learned so far. Then we listened and watch another version of our song that was very old and funny. We could not say no to an outdoor break. Then we continued with short relaxing meditation and then I was reading to the kids a book Kouzelna slovicka. I brought for children to see Czech Prvouka, since we have been talking about different subjects. We were going trough the book, talking about what they see and know. They also had a chance to express they knowledge in fluent Czech talk. A short video at the end became our tradition. We watched Rakosnicek today.

DOMACI UKOL: go over everything that we studied this year so far. You will need that in our next activity.

NEXT 2 SATURDAYS IS SPRING BREAK WE WILL BE BACK ON SATURDAY, ARIL 13

ENJOY, Marta Ferjak

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March 16

Hello everyone, today we started with Czech national Anthem , talking about today’s weather, date, and about coming up new season of Spring. We checked Homework and started earn cards for every task done correctly. In Pracovni sesit we worked on page 24. We listen to our song again, then we sang, worked on correct pronunciation, and then danced along. Last we wrote 3rd part of the song in Czech cursive. After a short outdoor break full of running, laughter and screaming freely we came back to Pracovni sesit, page 25. I let the children to figure out 3.5 on their own and then we corrected it together. We played a game where kids were individually demonstrating Check expressions or giving examples or answering question. After that hildren were taking turns in reading from a book Kouzelna slovicka. Then everyone chose an item from our Treasure Box for cards that they collected during the day. Today class we closed up with a video Bob a Bobek v New Yorku.

DOMACI UKOL Pracovni sesit, p 27 Preji vam vsem hezky tyden,

Marta Ferjak

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March 9

Hello everyone! After a little chatting about today’s weather, date and yesterday’s International Women’s Day we had a listening session. We were listening to children reading from the Book that we study from. We continued with understanding how to read time properly. We practiced it on Krtecek clock and then in the Book, p. 19 and 20. Next was pronouncing and singing our song Mam maly stan and dancing to it. To find out how kids do with cursive writing we took a peace of paper and fill it up with all letters that kids remembered to create a little colorful artistic sheet. Everyone got rewarded with a peace of Europian chocolate for accomplishing page 22 in Pracovni sesit and we also played on page 23. Then children took turns in reading from a book Kouzelna slovicka and we closed up our today’s learning with a short video Rakosnicek a hvezdy. In last 5 minutes of our class we talked about our Solar System and translated names of the planets into a Czech language.

HOMEWORK Pracovni sesit p 24, 3.3 and 9. Also, please, practice our song – some of the students already know the whole song and some know only very little. OPTIONAL: prepare a riddle REMEMBER: Spring brake are 2 Saturdays – March 30st and April 6th.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend, an will see you next Saturday,

Marta Ferjak

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March 2

Last Saturday we chatted first few minutes about past 2 weeks and last week school. Wrote down date and talk about upcoming new season. Book, p 19 was a little challenging. We will come back to this page this week. Next we were listening to our song Mam maly stan. Children were writing the words and illustrating. Sunny day gave us a chance to go outside and I took the opportunity to call everyone individually and go over what we have learned on everyone’s level. Children asked for a meditation again, so we practiced some new words via relaxing our body and mind. In Pracovni sesit, p. 20, I let children accomplish #1 by themselves. P 20, # 3.1 we did together. Last they took turns to read from a book Krtek a kouzelna slovicka.

HOMEWORK : Pracovni sesit p.22 (6 optional)

Will see you all on saturday,
Marta Ferjak

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February 16

Hello dear parents, we have accomplished so much today! Starting with checking Homework and listening a song that the task was inspired by. Talked about today’s date and weather. Children were collecting Krtecek cards for every correct answer again, to be rewarded from our Treasure Box on the end of class. In Book we were remembering all we learn in the last several pages, and then accomplished page 18. Then was time for them to share what they prepared at home. We heard rhymes, stories, saw some cool Czech items. Jenik did a great job preparing a whole marionettes show for us. After a break we played ‘Freeze Dance’ with song Male kote and did a little competition who can do more squats, pushups, etc. We listen to our new song Mam maly stan, pronouncing and translating it’s 1st part. Please, listen to this song and learn words as much as you can. In Pracovni sesit, page 19, I let kids to figure out #8 on their own and then we corrected it together. Please practice this one.

Homework – above practice and read page 19 in the Book

May you all have lovely ‘springish’ days and I will see you all in 2 weeks, Marta Ferjak