Yesterday the studenti in Years 5 and 6 (and some of the teachers) had lots of fun making tagliatelle pasta as part of our Italian program.
BUON APPETITO !
This term the 1/2s have been reading the book ‘L’Orto del Nonno’ (Grandpa’s Vegetable Garden).
In this story Nonno grows lots of different vegetables in his garden and Nonna uses them to make Minestrone soup. Do you know someone who loves their vegie garden? What do they like to grow? Comment below and tell me some names of vegetables in Italian.
The Italian alphabet has only 21 letters and many of the letters make different sounds in Italian than they do in English. In 1/2 the students have been exploring these sounds and finding new words that begin with each letter.
Listen to Samuel, Isla and Alexander saying the Italian alphabet. Che bravi!
Well done to all the parents associated with organising the Trivia night on Saturday night. It was a great night for the St. Charles community to relax and enjoy themselves. Thank you.
The Preps are singing a well known rhyme in Italian. What is the rhyme called in English?
Benvenuti a San Carlo Borromeo a tutti i bambini
della classe Prep.
Benvenuti all’italiano per 2017
Welcome to Italian for 2017
Looking forward to a great year.
The 5/6 students have been busy this term creating short storybooks in Italian to suit younger readers and learners. Today some of the 5/6s shared their storybooks with the 1/2s. All of the students enjoyed this time together.
The students in 3/4 have been writing about their favourite animals in Italian this term. Here are some examples of their work. Bravi ragazzi!
Have you read the latest Leigh Hobbs book “Mr Chicken arriva a Roma”? It’s a bilingual story about Mr Chicken visiting il Colosseo, la Bocca della Verità, la Fontana di Trevi, il Vaticano and other Roman attractions on his vespa.
Ava (Prep M) and Sienna (1/2C) brought it to school recently to share and we also have a copy in the library. Look out for it. It’s fantastico!
The students in 1/2 have been learning the days of the week in Italian this term.
Il mio giorno preferito è sabato.
What is your favourite day of the week?
Today the students in 3/4 were invited to Marcellin College to participate in some Italian language activities. There were lots of Year 9 students from Marcellin to help us practice our Italian and complete the activities. We played Tombola made Carnevale masks and an Italian Passport. It was lots of fun.
Today the 5/6s participated in Pasta Making workshops. First they were welcomed with the Fisarmonica and then they began making Tagliatelle. All of the students took their pasta home to cook. I hope they enjoy it.
Pasta, pasta andiamo a mangiar
Pasta, pasta portate il parmigian
Spaghetti qua, spaghetti là
Spaghetti qui, spaghetti lì
Penne e bucatini, rigatoni e fettuccin.
The studenti in 3/4 have been learning the song “La Casa In Via Matti” this week. It is a song about a house that has a few ‘problemi’. Watch this clip and listen to the lyrics in Italiano then write in the comments the problems you understood.
This year at St. Charles we have Grade 6 Italian monitors. They are Sienna and Dante B. They will be assisting Signora Di Muzio with all things Italian.
Below they have written a paragraph about themselves in Italian.
Ciao mi chiamo Sienna. Ho undici anni. Io ho un fratello. Si chiama Marcus. Vado alla scuola di San Carlo Borromeo. Abito in Victoria, Australia. Sono Australiana. Il mio sport preferito è il nuoto. Il mio piatto preferito è la pizza margherita. Mi piace il netball e One Direction. A presto. Sienna.
Ciao, mi chiamo Dante. Ho undici anni. Vado alla scuola di San Carlo Borromeo. Abito a Melbourne. Sono Australiano. Io ho due fratelli e non ho sorelle. Il mio sport preferito è il calcio. Il mio piatto preferito è la pasta napolitana. Mi piace lo sport e mi piace guardare lo motor sport. Saluti. Dante.
Last Thursday a group of Year 3 and 4 students visited Bupa to share their learning in Italian. Bupa has at least 25 Italian speaking residents and the 3/4 students entertained them with the songs “Andiamo in Italia”, “Che tempo fa?”, “Che Ora é?” and finally a Christmas song “Tin Tin Tin”.
Molto bravi ragazzi!
Last Friday St. Charles celebrated “ITALIAN DAY”. The day began with a parade where the students showed the wonderful costumes and colours they were wearing. Next we heard from the students with some Italian songs and poems. Later on we enjoyed watching Pippo and Pasquale in their new show “Mission Gnocchi” and eating a traditional gelato.
On Friday 27th November St Charles will be celebrating Italian Day. On this day we look forward to a live performance from Pippo and Pasquale in their new show “Mission Gnocchi”.
Ci vediamo venerdì prossimo!