June 11, 2011

End of School Year

Say goodbye to your classmates, your teacher and to this school year - write an acrostic poem using the letters in your name!

Use the letters of your first name to create a poem. Each letter should begin a line of your poem.

Each line can be a single word or series of words. It does not have to rhyme but it can.
Post your acrostic poem and read other students' poems.

You can also visit our edublogwidgets Collaborize Site, where you can add your poem and vote for the best poem. Have fun!

May 9, 2011

Traditional Croatian Food

We have some great dishes in Croatia that we all like eating and maybe some can prepare, too.

Go to these pages that describe Craotian cuisine:

- Wikipedia: Croatian cuisine

- Croatia-travel-guide.net

- Frommer's

Browse and find a meal you like and would recommend to your friends outside Croatia to try.

Write which of the dishes you like and would recommend and describe it in two or three sentences.

April 15, 2011

Time to think about holidays

Dear students, What are your plans for the week of our spring break around Easter? Travelling with your family, spending more playing sports and having fun, visiting family or friends, or something completely different? Here is how you are going to report about your holidays to the class:

  • Take a photo or choose one you already have, representing the activity or the place you are visiting.

  • Go to BigHugeLabs, click on Trading Card.

  • Upload your photo, write a title, a subtitle, a sentence or two describing your activity or the place you are visiting.

  • Create a card with your report.

  • Save the card as a photo on your computer and share it on Flickr, facebook, ...

  • Don't forget to share it on our wiki Talking Cultures Wiki!

This is my example of a card. I hope you like it.

My creation

March 20, 2011

While we were learning about endangered spicies I´ve learned a valuable lesson...http://www.pimpampum.net/phrasr/?id=26886

March 16, 2011

Endangered species

What have you learned about endangered species in Croatia and in the world?

I invite you to play with photos and phrases and create short photo stories.
You can create your photo story if you go to PIMPAMPUM

This is my story.
Please share your stories here.

March 14, 2011

My favourite sport


My favorite sport is tennis. It is not a team sport. There are usually two players playing against each other. To play tennis you need a racket and a tennis ball. Tennis is played on a tennis court. To become a good tennis player you need to train hard, have a good condition and a lot of energy. Anyway, I've been playing tennis for six years and I love to play it, especially in spring when the weather is sunny but still not too hot. :)

March 1, 2011


My favourite sport


My favourite sport is football. It is a team sport. In football each team has eleven players. Two teams play against each other. The winner is the team which scores more goals. Every player has his own role. You can be a goalkeeper, defence player, midfielder or a striker. If you want to be very good in it you have to train hard, every day at least one hour. You have to be fit and have a lot of energy. When you are playing a football match there are four referees. For football you need a lot of equipment like football jersey, shorts, boots and a football. Professional football players wear pads to protect their legs. It isn't enough to play it, you must live for it.

My dream

lets see who can guess this one :)

February 27, 2011

Let me tell you about a dream

I've just come across a beautiful online writing tool. It's called Max My Dream and it shows you your dream animated.

You only have to write your dream in 140 characters and wait for a few seconds. Then you can see it. You can also send it to a friend's email address or share it on facebook or Twitter. There is also music that accompanies the animation. I didn't find it very pleasant, so I turned it off (top right corner).

This is my dream. It includes you, my students. Can you guess it. If you can, write it in comments.

I also invite you to think of a dream, describe it in 140 characters and share it here. Don't tell us what words you wrote - we'll guess!

February 6, 2011

Creating avatar icons for your posts

To avoid using your individual photos, we'll create an avatar icon for each of you. There are many ways of doing it as a fun activity and for free. I'll tell you about one.

How about visiting http://avatars.yahoo.com/ and choosing a shape you like or you think reflects your interests, or maybe even looks like you in a way.
When you create your avatar picture, you can right click it and save it.
For example:

To get a small picture of your avatar face, to use as an icon, for example when you are writing comments, you can resize it using http://www.sherv.net/icon-maker/ It is easy, you just upload the picture, choose the part you like and save it again.
This is what I chose:

Hope this will help you create your avatar photos in no time.
Don't forget to share if you know of some other fun ways of creating avatar icons for our blog and wiki.
Have fun!

February 1, 2011

My favorite sport-DANCE

A lot of people don´t find dancing a sport, but that can only be said by somone who´s never tried it. You have to put a lot of effort in to becoming a dancer. You have to be fit, creative and full of energy all the time. It takes hours of hard work and practice for only 3 minutes show.
The contestants are divided in to categories by their age. There are kids, juniors and seniors. There are also four disciplines: solos, douets, small groups and formations. The championships are judged by the judges who grad the preformances on scale 1-10.
To be a dancer doesn´t mean to attend school of arts, or be part of a dance group,it means that while you dance you´re in your own world and nothing can toutch you!