I found this at 9 am, joined at 9:15 [TES please note that the country scroll bar is unusable for 'Georgia'- this wasted time] and had it downloaded by 9.20. Noticing that there were errors in the definitions of global warming and acid rain (cf comment below) I simply obtained correct simple definitions online and edited them into the PDF at the appropriate place ["The earth’s atmosphere is overheating because
radiation from the sun is not being reflected back into space but is trapped near earth, causing strange weather patterns. ...Acid rain is damaging buildings, crop sand vegetation:
rain gets mixed with undesirable and poisonous fumes from factories in the earth’s upper atmosphere
"] and at 10:30 presented Moira's Powerpoint, intended for British Isles 9-10 year olds to a class of Georgian 12-13 year olds who have had this theme in their TEFL textbook. Splendid and much appreciated by the children. Will share with those who have internet access, home computer and email address (maybe 25% of them). Real education-real results. Congratulations and many thanks indeed. Martin Bolnisi Georgia
The Powerpoint I used to set the scene and talk about Victorian gardens in general. There is an activity auggested which I adapted from resource I found (with thanks) on here. Thus the grid paper. for the garden As for the list of flower names I made them into cards and duplicated fopur sets. Childten wporked in pairs simply to put them in alphabetical order against the clock/ each other.
The gardenactivity is really a math activity re costing and maximising profit from a given area.
I print these out on 3X7 sticky label A4 sheets and use them in pupils' language jotters to support 'big writing'.The children like to try and have all four boxes ticked but they can of course also be cut up if you want to focus on a particular aspect. It allows the child to reflect on whether they have provided these elements in their writing.