Ahoy There Me Hearties!

This year's CBCA Book Week had the theme Find Your Treasure. At Our Lady of the Way, our Library was decked out pirate style, including treasure maps, a treasure chest and an interactive model ship. For our Italian lessons, this prompted an opportunity to spark the students' intrinsic motivation. So how can teachers spark their … Continue reading Ahoy There Me Hearties!

Repetition And Rhyme: Years 3 & 4 Italian Puppet Shows

“La ripetizione è la madre della memoria” (Repetition is the mother of the memory.) Rhyme and repetition are key features of children's stories. We used stories to reinforce language learning in Years 3 and 4. Year 3 students learnt to read, speak and understand the script for the story of “The Little Red Hen” – … Continue reading Repetition And Rhyme: Years 3 & 4 Italian Puppet Shows

“Learning is fun!”: Year 5/6 Italian Restaurant Experience

Setting: Learning in Year 5/6 Italian lessons, Term 3: “The Italian Restaurant” The students worked in groups, researched how many dishes are served in a typical Italian meal, created names for their Italian restaurant, wrote menus and wrote invitations to the Principal, APRE, Librarian and their class teachers. Students presented their learning in their groups, … Continue reading “Learning is fun!”: Year 5/6 Italian Restaurant Experience