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  • 1. Kinder 4 Galileo Galilei School
  • 2. The Group: The group was very nice. Students were eager to participate. They enjoyed games and special activities, such as working on stories, group work and movies. There were 10 students in the class. They enjoyed the project very much and took part constantly.
  • 3. “Intelligence is the capacity to do something useful in the society in which we live. Intelligence is the ability to respond successfully to new situations and the capacity to learn from one’s past experiences.” —Dr. Howard Gardner, author, Frames of Mind and Multiple Intelligences: The Theory in Practice
  • 4. Dr. Howard Gardner, a professor of cognition and education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, developed his theory of multiple intelligences twenty years ago. Simply put, Dr. Gardner posits that people employ several different types of intelligence, rather than one general type.
  • 5. Eight Ways of Being Smart Intelligence Is strong Likes to: Learns best Area in: through: reading, read, write, reading, writing, talk, hearing and telling memorize, seeing stories, work at words, Verbal- memorizing puzzles. speaking, Linguistic dates, writing, thinking in discussing words. and debating.
  • 6. Intelligence Area Is strong in: Likes to: Learns best through: math, solve working with reasoning, problems, patterns and logic, question, work relationships, Math-Logic problem- with numbers, classifying, solving, experiment. categorizing, patterns. working with the abstract. reading, maps, design, draw, working with charts, build, create, pictures and drawing, daydream, colors, mazes, look at visualizing, Spatial puzzles, pictures. drawing. imaging things, visualization.
  • 7. Intelligence Is strong in: Likes to: Learns best Area through: athletics, move around, touching, dancing, acting, touch and talk, moving, Bodily- crafts, using body language. processing Kinesthetic tools. knowledge through bodily sensations. singing, picking sing, hum, play rhythm, melody, up sounds, an instrument, singing, remembering listen to music. listening to Musical melodies, music and rhythms. melodies.
  • 8. Intelligence Is strong in: Likes to: Learns best Area through: understanding have friends, sharing, people, leading, talk to people, comparing, organizing, join groups. relating, Interpersonal communicating, interviewing, resolving cooperating. conflicts, selling. understanding work alone, working alone, self, recognizing reflect, pursue doing self-paced Intrapersonal strengths and interests. projects, having weaknesses, space, setting goals. reflecting.
  • 9. Intelligence Is strong in: Likes to: Learns best Area through: understanding be involved working in nature, making with nature, nature, distinctions, make exploring identifying distinctions. things, Naturalist flora and learning about fauna. plants and natural events.
  • 10. Communication Objectives: - To identify and name different kinds of vehicles. - To review colours and numbers. - To relate vehicles and adjectives (big/small) - To understand and follow Safety Rules.
  • 11. Learning Strategies:  To use chants, songs, mime and gestures to learn vocabulary.  To use visual, physical and aural cues.  To classify and make associations.
  • 12. Vocabulary and language for recognition: - Traffic lights, zebra crossing, tickets, bus driver, passengers. - Is it big or small? How do you come to school? - Actions and commands: Stop, Get on, Get off, Ride a bike, Drive a car, Fly a plane.
  • 13. Vocabulary and language for production:  Car, bus, ship, bike, train, truck, boat, plane, helicopter.  It’s big – It’s small. I can see a (plane) I come on foot/by car/by bus.
  • 14.  Game: “Let’s travel” (Outdoor activity) Divide your playground in three areas with masking tape and put a sign in each one: LAND, AIR, WATER. Prepare necklaces with pictures of different means of transport. When you blow a whistle, everybody will go to the area they belong to.
  • 15.  Game: “What’s missing?” Attach some flashcards on the blackboard. One child comes to the front, has a look at them and goes out for some minutes. Meanwhile, another student takes one of the flashcards and hides it. When he comes back, he has to guess which vehicle is missing.
  • 16.  Math Connection: Give each child a Students cut-out of a boy or a girl to paste in the right column. Then count how many students come by car, by bus and on foot
  • 17.  Arts and Crafts: Students can decorate different means of transport while interacting and taking part in some role-plays.
  • 18.  Puppet play: “Safety on the road” This puppet play is an excellent rounding off: students are able to recognize and practise all the vocabulary learnt throughout the project.
  • 19. Song: Traffic Lights (Tune to Twinkle, twinkle) Yellow, yellow, light is yellow Pay attention and be careful. Red, red, light is red Everybody stop and wait. Green, green, light is green Everybody cross the street!
  • 20. Puppet Play: Safety on the road. Characters: Traffic Lights, Road Sign, Zebra Crossing, Seat Bealt, Helmet. Traffic Lights: Hi, we are traffic lights. Yellow means ‘Pay attention’, red says ‘You must stop’, and green ‘You can go on’. Road Sign: I’m a road sign. I give instructions and important information. Zebra Crossing: i’m a zebra crossing. I show where you can cross the street. Seat Belt: I’m a seat belt. I protect you in case of accident.
  • 21. Helmet: and I’m a helmet. I protect your head from bumps. Traffic Lights: Please remember to respect traffic lights. Road Sign: Pay attention to road signs. Zebra Crossing: Look for me to cross the street. Seat Belt: Always wear your seat belt in the car. Helmet: And don’t forget to your helmet on the bike. All (chorus): You can all be safe on the road if you pay attention and follow the rules.
  • 22. Good Luck! Miss Euge