sábado, 20 de diciembre de 2008

HAVE A GREAT TIME AT CHRISTMAS


We are on holiday now. Lessons have finished and you can enjoy your free time. However, if you want to learn more about Christmas traditions and have fun do this activity.

Do you know some of the words that we use to talk about Christmas in English speaking countries? You can review them by clicking here.
If you prefer to know how people celebrate Christmas all over the world, do this quiz.
Here you can read and listen to a story about Christmas Day.

viernes, 19 de diciembre de 2008

MATHS IS HARMONY, ... SO IS PEACE

There will be PEACE if you subtract arms, add dialogue, divide conflicts and solve problems.
Maths is HARMONY, balance between equations, certainty of getting suitable results,...., so is Peace.

۞ Numbers which shouldn´t let us live in Peace:

A
842 million people in the world suffer from hunger or starvation.
W
35,000 people starve to death everyday.
F
100 million people died because of wars in the last century.
U
200 billion dollars were spent in 7 armed world conflicts in the 90s.
L
2,000 people die or are victims of antipersonnel mines every month.
!
There are 20 active wars everyday in the world.

۞ MATHS stand for:

M
for mankind
A
for acceptance
T
for tolerance
H
for hope
S
for solidarity

WAR = 0 PEACE = INVERSE OF WAR = 1/0 = ∞

MATHS DOESN´T LIE & PEACE IS DESTROYED BY LIES. LET´S LEARN FROM MATHS !

sábado, 13 de diciembre de 2008

martes, 9 de diciembre de 2008

TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

Christmas time is coming soon. Let's enjoy the song by Lennon and Yoko Ono.

jueves, 4 de diciembre de 2008

martes, 2 de diciembre de 2008

MEDIEVAL AGE

One of the students in our class, Celia, has asked me to set a link with this page so that we can learn more about the medieval time that you are studying in your History lessons.

I invite you to translate it into English. At least, a summary of what you have found in this site.

miércoles, 26 de noviembre de 2008

Megan Lives! (In Africa)


Hello kids!  I've just received a letter from Megan (remember her?) and in it she sent me a link to her photo-blog.  You can see pictures of Africa!

martes, 25 de noviembre de 2008

IN FAVOUR OF HARMONY AND PEACE



This is a prayer to support peace. Today is the date to commemorate the fight against the violence of gender.

domingo, 23 de noviembre de 2008

THANKSGIVING DAY



Thanksgiving Day is a communal celebration meaning gratitude people feel for all the good things in life. This is done by offering prayers, gifting your near and dear ones.It is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday in the month of November and is America's preeminent day. The tradition of Thanksgiving continues till date in the form of family reunion and feasting, tradition of turkey, parades...



It has a very interesting history. Its origin being traced back to the 16th century when the first thanksgiving dinner is said to have taken place.The legendary pilgrims, crossed the Atlantic in the year 1620 in the Mayflower vessel. About 102 people traveled for nearly two months with extreme difficulty as they were kept in the cargo space of the sailing vessel. No one was allowed to go on the deck due to terrible storms. The pilgrims comforted themselves by singing Psalms and sacred songs.


But also, thanksgiving is a communal gesture celebrated all over the world based on the need to display gratitude through prayer, hymns and gift giving.United Nations decided the year 2000 as the 'International thanksgiving year' in order to celebrate the gift of life as the noblest expression of the human spirit.


Thanksgiving is essentially a harvest related festival. It celebrates communal harmony. Apart from America, a number of other countries celebrate harvest related festivals. They are observed with different names and in different seasons.
Here is a poem taken from the internet that will help you write your own ones in the wikispace.


T is for the trust the pilgrims had so many years ago
H is for the harvest the settlers learnt to grow
A is for America, the land in which we live
N is for nature and beauty which she gives
K is for kindness, gentle words, thoughtful deeds
S is for smiles, the sunshine everyone needs
G is for gratitude... our blessings big and small
I is for ideas, letting wisdom grow tall
V is for voices, singing, laughing, always caring
I is for Indians, who taught them about sharing
N is for neighbors, across the street, over the sea
G is for giving of myself to make a better me
by Judith.A. Lindberg

martes, 18 de noviembre de 2008

WEBTASK-RENEWABLE ENERGY



Some weeks ago you studied the topic of ENERGY with your Science teacher and last week Cayetano, Carmen, Anabel and Celia recorded the text you have in your practice book. Here you can learn more about natural resources in this treasure hunt on renewable energy. Enjoy it!

jueves, 6 de noviembre de 2008

Mes de lucha contra la violencia de género

Hola a todos. Me llamo Pilar y soy profesora de filosofía en vuestro centro. Aunque aún no os doy clase, os quiero informar de que se dedica este mes de noviembre a la lucha contra la violencia de género. El problema de la violencia es tan importante en nuestro mundo, que las Naciones Unidas, desde el año 1979 tiene como uno de sus objetivos el acabar con ella. Aquí os pongo en inglés, para que lo trabajeis con Carmen, el artículo primero de la «Declaración para la eliminación de la violencia contra la mujer» :
Article 1: For the purposes of this Declaration, the term "violence against women" means any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.
En el Instituto se van a realizar algunas actividades para que reflexionemos sobre este problema. Vosotros podeis colaborar haciendo carteles, murales, dibujos, etc. o escribiendo vuestras opiniones en los murales que se van a poner en los pasillos.Muchas gracias por vuestra atención. Espero vuestra colaboración
Here , we have a wonderful exercise. Enjoy it.Antonia

miércoles, 5 de noviembre de 2008

CLOTHES and COSTUMES

Last week some of you described costumes for Halloween celebrations. I think it is a good idea to practise vocabulary related to clothing. Here you have a link to learn more . Play this Clothing quiz. Later, take a notebook and write down the new words you learn.Enjoy the quiz!

MATHS GAMES



My youthful mathematicians, here you are interactive maths games!


martes, 4 de noviembre de 2008

ELECTIONS IN USA

Tomorrow people all over the world will know the name of the President that has finally been elected by the Americans.Would you like to know something about the way citizens participate? What about the process of election? Did you know that? Listen, watch and read to understand. Electing a US President in plain English

lunes, 27 de octubre de 2008

HALLOWEEN


In three days ghosts, pumpkins,kids,witches...are coming to our lives. Are you afraid of that? I invite you to revise what you know about this celebration by clicking on this halloween website.


sábado, 18 de octubre de 2008

Hello my dear pupils, I am your Science teacher, and here is a web page where you can learn more about saving Energy .You can find a test at the end of the activity.XX

miércoles, 8 de octubre de 2008

Hello guys

I am your English teacher and I will guide you while learning to speak, write, read and listen to the second language. I can help you with the strategies to study English and I will take care of your difficulties. I want you to enjoy using this language and I hope to enjoy our blog.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Today Celia is celebrating her birthday and we want to tell her HAPPY BIRTHDAY.See you tomorrow and have a great time today.

martes, 7 de octubre de 2008

Welcome Erica

This morning at such an early time as 8:00 a.m Erica Thomas has come to our class and has introduced herself to the group.She is a native speaker and will help us with the Speaking-Listening skills. Thank you so much for your help and welcome.

miércoles, 1 de octubre de 2008

YESTERDAY



Here is one of the most famous songs in the history of the British group The Beatles.This is part of the lyrics of the song to start practising the past simple tense .

Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they’re here to stay
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Suddenly
I’m not half the man I used to be
There’s a shadow hanging over me
Oh, yesterday came suddenly

Why she had to go I don’t know
She wouldn’t say
I said something wrong
Now I long for yesterday

jueves, 25 de septiembre de 2008

European Day of Languages 2008

Next Friday September 26 we will celebrate the European Day of Languages 2008. In order to get more information on this topic you can click on the next link: http://europa.eu/languages/en/home
Click on the START button to play a game and learn the names of the different languages and countries in Europe

viernes, 19 de septiembre de 2008

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL


After the summer holidays your teachers would like to welcome you back in our school and hope you will take advantage of your lessons during this new school year