Wednesday, 23 April 2014

TWO UNIVERSAL AUTHORS: CERVANTES & SHAKESPEARE

Today is 23rd April. This date commemorates the death of two universal writers: Shakespeare and Cervantes. They both died in 1616.
Miguel de Cervantes is possibly the most famous Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright.


He was born in September 1547 in Alcalá de Henares, a city near Madrid (Spain). He was the fourth of seven children. His father was a doctor and his paternal grandfather was a lawyer. When he was young he started writing short poems. He lived in Italy. Before being a writer, he was a soldier  in a regiment of the Spanish Navy. Did you know that he was in prison for five years?
His most famous novel “El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de La Mancha” was published in 1605. It was very popular and Cervantes published the second part in 1615. 
He also wrote poems, dramas and comedies.
William Shakespeare is considered  the greatest writer in English Literature. 

He was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, a town near Birmingham (England, UK) en 1564. He was the third of eight children. His father was a prosperous merchant. He was a poet, dramatist and actor. He wrote poems, comedies, tragedies, romance, historical plays...
His most famous dramas are: Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet...

  




Tuesday, 22 April 2014

EARTH DAY SONG




This is our world, ah, oh,
This is our earth, ah, oh,
This is the place where we belong
This is our home, ah, oh,
This is our time, ah, oh,
This is the place where we come from

Pick up the trash, put it where it should go 
you do your part, preserve this earth you know

This is our world, ah, oh,
This is our earth, ah, oh,
This is the place where we belong
This is our home, ah, oh,
This is our time, ah, oh,
This is the place where we come from

Try to reuse, recycle what you can
can do your part and give a helping hand

This is our world, ah, oh,
This is our earth, ah, oh,
This is the place where we belong
This is our home, ah, oh,
This is our time, ah, oh,
This is the place where we come from

Just be aware of your environment
you do your part to love, preserve, protect 

This is our world, ah, oh,
This is our earth, ah, oh,
This is the place where we belong
This is our home, ah, oh,
This is our time, ah, oh,
This is the place where we come from
This is the place where we come from


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EARTH DAY CELEBRATIONS


Here you can learn how children celebrate EARTH DAY in South Korea, Costa Rica or Russia.


What about you? How do you celebrate it? What do you do? Write a comment and tell me.


Monday, 21 April 2014

WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL EVENT

Today is Easter Day and more than 30,000 people are having lots of fun at the White House with president Obama and his family. People who want to participate need an invitation. To get an invitation you have to enter and win the White House Easter Egg Roll Lottery. Lottery tickets are free, but limited.
This year's theme "Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape," encourages children to have healthy, sporty and active lives in support of the First Lady's Let's Move! initiative. In addition to the fun and games, the day's activities will help educate families on smart ways to incorporate healthy eating and exercise choices into their daily routines.




The White House Easter Egg Roll is a tradition that dates to 1878. Children ages 13 years and younger and their families are invited to participate. There are lots of different activities and live entertainment, music, sports, games, stories, singing, dancing and interactive cooking demonstrations. 
Visit the Official White House website to view photos and videos of past events and learn more about the history of the White House Easter Egg Roll.





STORY: THE GREAT EGG HUNT


In this story Ben, Tess and their alien friends Sam and Pam 
are at the great egg hunt adventure. They want to find the GOLDEN EGG... 








EASTER GAMES

BALLOON BURST

Look at the picture. Can you spell the word? Burst the balloons in the right order when they go past. If you need some help click on the SEE ANSWERS button.


PAIRS MATCH

You can select the size of your puzzle.SMALL (10 words in vertical and horizontal placement) or BIG ( 15 words in vertical, horizontal  and diagonal placement too.)

EASTER WORD SEARCH



What game do you like best? What vocabulary can you remember? Write a comment and tell me.



Sunday, 20 April 2014

EASTER SONGS




Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hopping down the bunny trail
Hippity hopping, Easter's on its way

Bringing every girl and boy
Baskets full of Easter joy
Things to make your Easter bright and gay

He's got jelly beans for Tommy
Colored eggs for sister Sue
There's an orchid for your mommy
And an Easter bonnet too

Oh! here comes Peter Cottontail
Hopping down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppity, happy Easter Day

Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hopping down the bunny trail
Hippity hopping, Easter's on its way

Try to do the things you should
Maybe if you're extra good
He'll roll lots of Easter eggs your way

You'll wake up on Easter morning
And you'll know that he was there
When you find those chocolate bunnies
That he's hiding everywhere

Oh! here comes Peter Cottontail
Hopping down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppity, happy Easter Day
Hippity hoppity, happy Easter Day




Easter Day Song

Easter Bunny
Looking kind of funny
With your basket of eggs
Children singing
‘What’s the bunny bringing
For me on Easter Day?”

Mom is cooking
While we’re out there looking
For the eggs hidden away
After church we
Gathered ‘round with family
On this Easter Day

Two thousand years ago
Jesus died for our sins
Remember his resurrection
And the joy it brings

Flowers blooming
Springtime’s looming
Everything is coming alive
Easter colours
Yellow, blue and others
Tell us Spring has arrived

Children are playing
And everybody’s saying
“So good to see you today!”
We’re all together
The merrier the better
On this Easter holiday

Two thousand years ago
Jesus died for our sins
Remember his resurrection
And the joy it brings

Flowers are blooming
And springtime’s looming
Oh what a wonderful day
We’re all together
The more of us the better
On this Easter holiday
A lovely Easter holiday
I like my Easter holiday




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What's your favourite song? Write a comment and tell me.



EASTER BONNET PARADE AT NEW YORK CITY

Watch these videos and you'll see hundreds of people walking along Fifth Avenue and wearing unusual colourful hats.





EGG ROLLING COMPETITION AT IOWA ( USA)

In this fun race, children roll their egg to the finish line and want to be winners. It's really difficult to "roll" an egg because of its shape. You never know which way it will go. In these videos you can see some children having an "egg-citing" time trying to roll eggs. 









Saturday, 19 April 2014

STORY: WHAT'S INSIDE AN EASTER EGG?




What's inside an Easter egg? Write a comment and tell me.




EASTER!!! By Mary Gracia

Hello everyone!!
I'm Mary. I'm eleven years old. I live in Spain (Valencia).
Easter holidays are very special for my family because we eat Easter "mona". Eating the "mona" is a tradition in Spain. 
At Easter my family and me  don't travel because my parents work. 
Easter is great fun because there are long holidays. 
These holidays my cousins and I go to the park.
This is my Easter egg. For me it's the best egg in the world.
It's perfect!!!!!

  Easter!    

Goodbye!! 


What do you and your family do at Easter? Write a comment and tell me.






EASY EASTER SONGS




This is the way the  bunny hops,
hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop. 
This is the way the  bunny hops,
on Easter Day. 
This is the way he  wiggles his nose,
wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle.
This is the way he  wiggles his nose,
on Easter Day.
This is the way he  flops his ears,
flop, flop, flop, flop, flop, flop
This is the way he flops his ears,
on Easter Day.
This is the way he  shakes his tail,
shakeshakeshakeshakeshakeshake.
This is the way he  shakes his tail,
on Easter Day.
This is the way the  bunny hops,
hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop. 
This is the way the  bunny hops,
on Easter Day, on Easter Day. 




HAVE YOU SEEN THE EASTER BUNNY?




Have you seen the Easter Bunny, 
The Easter Bunny, the Easter Bunny,
Have you seen the Easter Bunny who comes on Easter   Morning?

CHORUS
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,oh, the Easter Bunny,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, the Easter Bunny.

She's nice and fluffy and cute and funny, 
The Easter Bunny, the Easter Bunny,
She's nice and fluffy and cute and funny, 
She comes on Easter morning.
CHORUS
She brings us chocolate eggs and honey, 
The Easter Bunny, the Easter Bunny,
She brings us chocolate eggs and honey. 
She comes on Easter Morning.
CHORUS
Hop, hop, hop, goes the Easter Bunny 
The Easter Bunny, the Easter Bunny,
Hop, hop, hop goes the Easter Bunny 
Who comes on Easter Morning.
CHORUS


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Friday, 18 April 2014

FRIDAY CONTEST 18th April 2014


Do you like contests, quizzes and competitions? 

Then, READ the RULES and participate.


TODAY'S QUESTION
EASTER ANAGRAMS

READ AND REARRANGE THE LETTERS IN THE CORRECT ORDER.

STORY: EASTER EGG HUNT

Where's the chocolate bunny? In the flowers? in the grass? Listen and read the story and find out.




FRIDAY CONTEST WINNER 11th APRIL

Participants: 13 students
Correct answers: 11

The answer is:
1. I clean my room. 
2. I wash my face.
3. I ride a bike.
4. I take a bath.
5. I comb my hair.
6.I brush my teeth.
7.I read a book.
8.I watch TV.

Christine Salinas. Class 4A

CONGRATULATIONS, CHRISTINE ! ! !
YOU ARE GREAT !

Thursday, 17 April 2014

VIDEO: EASTER TRADITIONS WITH DYLAN AND JOSH

Watch this video and meet Dylan and Josh. They eat Hot Cross Buns, paint Easter eggs and do an Easter Egg Hunt in the house to find 5 chocolate eggs. 

video


1. How many Hot Cross Buns do the boys eat? 
     A. Four              B. Six                 C. Twelve
2. What does Dylan paint on his egg? 
    A. A rabbit         B. A flower         C. A chick
3. Where is the final Easter egg?
    A. On the book case         B. In the bath         C. Under a chair

Can you answer these 3 questions? Write a comment and win some extra points. 
                                                 



TRADITIONAL HOT CROSS BUNS RECIPE

In the United Kingdom people eat HOT CROSS BUNS on Good Friday for breakfast or tea.
Do you like cooking? Watch these two videos and learn to make traditional HOT CROSS BUNS. Yo can ask your mum for help.




                       READ THE INSTRUCTIONS HERE



READ THE INSTRUCTIONS HERE

   
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If you make HOT CROSS BUNS or any other recipe, you can write a comment and tell me. Don't forget to send a photo.


                                        
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