Thursday, 25 November 2010

to-infinitive (hele werkwoord met to)

Relative pronouns (betrekkelijke vnw)

Future tense - Wanneer will/be going to?

Extra oefeningen bij will/to be going to: oefening 1  - oefening 2 - oefening 3 - oefening 4 - oefening 5 - oefening 6 - oefening 7 - oefening 8 (meerdere oefeningen te kiezen)

Future tense (de toekomende tijd, 3e klas)

Future tense - for plans/arrangements

Future tense - for predictions

Would like to / Would love to

Can and Could

Monday, 22 November 2010

Here's to feeling good all the time!

Dear visitors,

Seinfeld is perhaps my most favourite tv-show of all time. Here's one of its finest moments with the always crazy Kramer..

Plurals (=meervoud)

Extra oefeningen bij Plurals:
oefening 1 - oefening 2 - oefening 3 - oefening 4 - oefening 5 - oefening 6 (kinderlijk, maar wel leuk) - oefening 7 (heel veel oefeningen)

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Roos van Leary: Wat voor een docent bent u?

Dear colleagues,

Wellicht bent u nog zoekende naar uw identiteit als docent of de invulling van het vak vanuit uw persoonlijkheid. Als dat zo is, of als u over meer zelfkennis wenst te beschikken, probeer dan eens deze zelftest. De test gaat uit van de Rose of Leary. De roos kent acht vlakken waarop u gaat scoren: onzeker, ontevreden, corrigerend, streng, leidend, helpend, begrijpend en ruimte gevend. Doe nu de test en zie waar u goed in bent en waar u wellicht nog in kan groeien.

De bedenkter van de roos: Timothy Leary

Friday, 19 November 2010

London in 80 gigapixels

Dear visitors,

These two images are taken from the same photo. Click the link underneath the shots to find out more..

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Commonwealth of Nations: presentation 3H2

Dear pupils,

In this link you will find the date of your presentation. The requirements that have to be met, are also in the file:

• Presentatie duurt 10 minuten, rollen tussen de sprekers zijn eerlijk verdeeld.

• Presentatie is volledig in het Engels. Let op taalgebruik, uitspraak en grammatica.
• De presentatie dient in ieder geval iets te vertellen over de ligging, cultuur, taal, geschiedenis en bezienswaardigheden van het land.
• Ook moet de presentatie een korte dialoog (1min) bevatten die tussen sprekers plaatsvindt. Wees creatief (toerist die bij balie van hotel aankomt, twee bewakers op het vliegveld, etc..)
• De presentatie wordt ondersteund met powerpoint. Let op! Zet niet alle informatie op de powerpoint. Een goed hulpmiddel blijft een hulpmiddel. De meeste informatie vertel je en staat niet in je dia’s.
• Let bij presenteren op houding, spreektempo en oogcontact.
• En lees niet alles op van papier!

Good luck with your presentation!

Mr. Palsrok

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Alphabetic Aerobics by Blackalicious

Dear pupils,

There is good music and then there is great music, maybe even Great music. Blackalicious, a rap-group from Sacramento (US) has made great records. One of which includes this specific track: Alphabetic Aerobics.

There is more great (educational) HipHop to be found, if you look thoroughly..

Mos Def - Methametics
Papoose - Alphabetic Slaughter
KRS-One - Higher Level

Peace out!

Mr. Palsrok

Friday, 12 November 2010

Keenan Cahill ft that other guy

Dear pupils,

Lip sync is a huge hit on the web. In this video the boywonder Keenan Cahill gets help from 50 Cent! Hi-la-ri-ous. By the way, the song sticks like gum to a shoe.


Thursday, 11 November 2010

The curious incident

Dear colleagues,

Christopher Boone, the autistic 15-year-old narrator of this revelatory novel, relaxes by groaning and doing math problems in his head, eats red-but not yellow or brown-foods and screams when he is touched. When his neighbor's poodle is killed and Christopher is falsely accused of the crime, he decides that he will take a page from Sherlock Holmes (one of his favorite characters) and track down the killer.

As the mystery leads him to the secrets of his parents' broken marriage and then into an odyssey to find his place in the world, he must fall back on deductive logic to navigate the emotional complexities of a social world that remains a closed book to him. In the hands of first-time novelist Haddon, Christopher is a fascinating case study and, above all, a sympathetic boy: not closed off, as the stereotype would have it, but too open-overwhelmed by sensations, bereft of the filters through which normal people screen their surroundings. Christopher can only make sense of the chaos of stimuli by imposing arbitrary patterns ("4 yellow cars in a row made it a Black Day, which is a day when I don't speak to anyone and sit on my own reading books and don't eat my lunch and Take No Risks"). His literal-minded observations make for a kind of poetic sensibility and a poignant evocation of character. Though Christopher insists, "This will not be a funny book. I cannot tell jokes because I do not understand them," the novel brims with touching, ironic humor. The result is an eye-opening work in a unique and compelling literary voice. (Publishers Weekly, 2003)

In the powerpoint you find a teacher pack with great activities to do before, while and after reading the novel. Want to try a detective game as a reward for the kids? Go for Het Mafia Spel.


Mr. Palsrok

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Wanna laugh at US politics?

If you're just as a big of a fan of comedy and are interested in US politics as I am, you can't do without Bill, Jon and Stephen. Check the links below to see if you like what you get...

Real Time
The Daily Show
The Colbert Report

And... it's good for your English. Enjoy.

Mr. Palsrok

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Diwali: The Obamas can dance!

While the Obamas are in India for politics, they had time to celebrate a major religious festival with local pupils. Both first lady Michelle and President Barack showed their inner rhythm. The President's stop at a local school to celebrate Dilawi is part of a ten-day trip through four Asian nations. After India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan follow.


Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Gamen hoort bij opvoeden

Dear visitors,

I read an interesting article in Volkskrant yesterday. Peter van Ammelrooy wrote a controversial article about how parents should accept gaming in their children's life. As with football-practice or basketball matches, they should watch them play from the sideline. Sit on the couch in the living-room and watch your kid game. Just to learn their own child's interests and to understand the digital world of Playstation, Xbox, Wii or PC.

A remark in the article was: "I rather have my kids playing a videogame that stimulates the brain and trains hand-eye coordination, than when they watch TV for 3 hours straight." I must say, I agree. I think a healthy combination of indoor and outdoor activity is the best. Go play soccer outside with friends and them go home and do a 360 on one of your online friends. Kids understand the difference between reality and fiction. Those that don't, don't need a videogame to do crazy things.. And if things really get out of control, you can always .....

For more information go to:

Monday, 1 November 2010

De toetsweek is begonnen. Succes!

De komende week zijn er dagelijks 150
proefwerken voor bijna 1300 leerlingen.