Category Archives: 5th Grade

May 13

About a girl

Last Friday we had another edition of Fridays Rock. Nirvana!! Thank you Nico So say we all!!  

January 26

Paradise City

Welcome back to another session of Fridays Rock! Yes, our English class on Fridays where everything revolves around the amazing world of Rock. And last Friday we had a great time because by the end of the class we improvised a super cool performance of Guns & Roses’ Paradise City. Everyone sang the first verse […]

December 09

Move like Jagger

Our last edition of Fridays Rock was devoted to Their Satanic Majesties… The Rolling Stones! We read their biography and were fascinated by the stories behind some of their most famous songs. I also wanted my students to know how Jagger moves on a stage. I played their Start me up video and asked them […]

November 23

Raise Your Hands!

Last Friday’s History of rock was devoted to Bon Jovi. We learned many things about this amazing rock band and had a great time.  My students brought wigs, leather jackets and colorful clothes to liven up the class. They’re fantastic! To top it all Alicia came by and took some pictures: Enjoy So say we […]

November 17


Last Friday in Arts & Crafts my fifth graders made some simple friendship bracelets using yarn. This was part of the knitting project that my great partner Charo and I started about three weeks ago. As soon as our students learned how to make the slipknot everything went easy as pie. Everybody was so excited! Here […]

November 10

Hey Ho Let’s Go!

Just a quick post to let you know that we devoted our last session of Rock Fridays to…The Ramones! We read their biography, do some fill-in-the-gaps and then listened to three of their greatest hits. After that, girls and boys got together to form their own Ramones band and showed us their ability to rock […]

October 27

Chuck Berry

I’ve always used songs as a way to train listening comprehension. Children love this kind of activity because they practice English in a fun, interesting and enjoyable way. They think of songs as entertainment rather than study. And that’s great. Normally, they love the songs I pick. Sometimes I even play the guitar and they […]