Category Archives : Halloween

What A Gamer Needs For Halloween

We asked our favorite gamers, friends and family, what do you need for Halloween? You will be surprised by their answers … or not! Hope you enjoy as much as we did!

Lucas 10- said, holding his Pacman cookie: ” Every gamer needs gamer sweets for Halloween!”

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Lucas also said: “Every gamer needs a costume of a character from your favorite game! That is why I chose Enderman from Minecraft!”

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Brandon and Luke agreed:

“Every gamer needs a gamer costume! ” So, Spyro was an easy choice for them!

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Our gamer said that the best trick or treat gift ever was what he received this weekend when Nintendo gave him the new Pac Man and the Ghostly Adventures to try! The full scoop on this new game will be coming up soon!

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Mummy or Mommy, A Trick or Treat Question!

This week I used my Halloween Flashcards to play different card games!

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In one of my classes, one of my students asked: Ms. Claudia, what is this? looking at the Mummy picture. I told him, it’s a Mommy! He said: That’s not my Mommy! I said, yes, that’s a Mommy, meaning Mummy.

Brazilian Portuguese does not differentiate the u sound on those words, so, to me, I’m saying the same thing when using one word or the other, but an American can recognize the difference.

Same thing in Portuguese, we have avô  and avó, accent differentiates them and my students have a hard time hearing the difference.

Accent mark and sound can also put you in trouble as in:

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In case you are interested in practicing at home: our cards had the words, Bruja – witch, Calavera- skeleton, Momia – mummy, Dulce- candy, Pastel- Pie, Hoja- leaf, Murcielago- bat.

We also watched this cute video in the class, where vocabulary learned in the cards was seen on the video:

I have been learning English since I was five, this week’s lesson taught me that learning a language is a life long process, you are always learning.

Happy Halloween, Feliz Dia de Los Muertos, Feliz Dia das Bruxas! 

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