Monday, 19 February 2018

Twinspace and Youtube Channel


   The most important thing in this kind of European projects is our students' engagement and involvement in the tasks proposed. To get so, partners decided to implement a paralell Etwinning project where our students will be the protagonists. Now they've got their own project site, their project Twinspace, where to implement reading projects, share opinions and discuss their findings.        Moreover, we've launched our project Youtube Channel where to upload our students' videos because....a picture is worth a thousand words, isn't it?

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Europe for Culture also in Carnival

   Last 9th February we celebrated Carnival at school. Our 1st ESO students organised their traditional Haka dance of Maori culture (New Zealand). It was a vigorous dance and they actually achieved to show us their strenght and prowess as former warriors used to do before a war!
   It was our way to connect our pupils with a different culture from the other side of the world. In a way, we wanted to contribute to Europe's celebration throughtout the year our diverse cultural heritage across Europe and worldwide. Watch this out!


This term... Frankenstein!

   Our students have started reading the graded book Frankenstein to celebrate its 200th anniversary this year 2018. We'd like our students to meet and know deeply one of the most influential 19th century writers and topics such as creation, appearances, revenge, sciences, compasion, forgiveness and sacrifice.
   To start with, a brainstorming in pairs is convenient. Our students have been working to deal with anticipation activities, guessing and infering what can comes next by means of answering an inital questionnaire:

  • Who wrote Frankenstein?
  • When was it written?
  • Who was Victor?
  • Who does the Monster kill? what do you think?
  • What do you think happens to Victor in the end?
  • What do you know about Frankenstein?
  • What do you want to know?

World Read Aloud Day 2018

   2nd February 2018 we celebrated at school World Read Aloud Day 2018 #WRAD2018 to celebrate reading as an essential skill in our languages and communication learning. Our students were encouraged to bring their favourite read books to class, select some paragraphs and read them aloud to the rest of their classmates. They shared their favourites stories and enjoyed them a lot!

Friday, 26 January 2018

Our Students Team GoFor

 This is our Erasmus + project GoFor students' team! They' ll be working cooperatively with other students from Estonia, Germany, Turkey and France in diverse tasks to improve their key competences. Awesome! #erasmusplus #insmarina #goforliteracyproject

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Etwinning Project Reading Circles

   Our 4t ESO students have been involved in a new project entitled Reading Circles where , in circle groups , deal with an autonomous study of the graded reader Frankestein (Oxford Readers B1). By means of performing a study role (collector, word master, discussion leader, passage person, culture collector and summariser) , each student dives deep into the novel, prompts open questions and discuss with other his/her views. One session per week will be devoted to this task. And roles will be each week rotated.

   To help slow learners, they are provided with a set of question cards to encourage to brainstorm questions and possible answers according to their role assigned.

Friday, 19 January 2018

And the winner is...

Go for..... Spain!

Our 4t ESO C student, Ana Millan has been rewarded with the first prize of our European GoFor Logo Contest. Congrats Ana!

So now on, this is our project image. Awesome!

Monday, 8 January 2018

Gofor Logo Contest

Dear students,

   After some voting days, we already have three winner logos that will represent INS Marina and the project in the project final logo contest which will take place on 10th and 11th January 2018. These are the results. The designer of Logo 1, Naim Muñoz, will take part in the project and its mobilities. The rest of you will have more points to participate too! Congrats!

Logo 1

Logo 2

Logo 3

Friday, 5 January 2018

Logo Contest GoFor

   Before Christmas break, our 4t ESO students have been working hard designing a virtual logo, their proposals to represent our Erasmus + project : Go For Literacy to Enlighten your Future. 
   Congrats! It's been a great job! Now the project comission formed by our headmistress, Erasmus + projects coordinators, among other Spanish, Catalan and English teachers are voting for their best 3 logos to take part in the final contest of the project. This will take place on 10th and 11th January. So, please teachers stay tuned and vote for the best! Our INS Marina winner will be revealed on Friday 12th Jan!
   These are our students proposals:


Monday, 18 December 2017

1st TPM GoFor

   From the 28th November to the 2nd December 2017 we've hosted two teachers from each country taking part in our project such as Estonia, Germany, Turkey and France to work with us and share their education perspectives. We've spent some days having meetings at INS Marina as well as taking part in other activities to get to now La Llagosta and Barcelona's culture. It was an enriching experience! See you all again in Germany, next mobility :)

   Here you've got general information about the 1st TPM.
   Here you can see a video and some pictures of the mobility.