3/31/2011

POSTURAL HYGIENE

If you clik here you will find what you are going to have to do this term in your notebook.

CORPORAL EXPRESION

The other day someone emaild me an impressive video. A couple practicing dancing (a way of corporal expression). As we have worked corporal expression in class I have decided to share it with you. I hope you like it!
videoCongratulations!, you have done a good job in corporal expression classes. Here are your final jobs: WORK 1 WORK 2 WORK 3 WORK 4

3/30/2011

EASTER EGGS


Here you have the result of what we have done during our Physical Education-English class today!! Did you like them?

3/29/2011

Mystery Contest, First year


All of you have done a great work and it has been very difficult to choose which stories should reach the final.

Here you have the six which have got it. Now you should vote which one will be the winner. You can listen to each story here:

The mystery of the haunted crypt

Mystery story

The excavation

The horrible Charlie's birthday

The robbery in River Palm

Where are our suitcases?

Luck for everybody!!!

3/20/2011

STRING ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS PLACEMENT


Hello guys

Now that you know lots of things about the bowed string instruments, it's time you learnt where they are placed on the stage. Watch this video and then complete this sheet with the required information.
I hope you'll find the activity interesting and entertaining -you know, it's essential for you to get used to listening to different English accents-.
If you click on the picture, you'll hear how a cello sounds.

Have fun
FLOR

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS


Hello everybody!!!

We're just about to start studying the western musical instruments and the common families they are grouped into. That's why I've prepared an activity for you to do at home. It's all about bowed string instruments, such as the one above, a violin. Click on the image to listen to its timbre. We will be correcting the activity in our class, on Thursday March 24th, with Kate's help.
See you
FLOR

World Poetry Day


Do you remember this poem?

On St. Valentine’s day you showed yourselves to be very good poets. Tomorrow March 21st is the World Poetry Day, and I have thought you could write another poem to celebrate it, perhaps an acrostic. Don’t you know what it is? I leave you an example.

My dear pupils
Are reading this
Good week for everybody
Dublin is waiting
Ana Esther and me

And as I won’t be at the high school this week, I would like to read them here, while we are in Dublin.

Have a good week!

3/17/2011

SAINT PATRICK'S DAY


As you know, today we celebrate Saint Patrick's Day!!!
Happy Saint Patrick's Day to everybody!!
(Specially from Magda and Ana Esther, who will be in Ireland next week...)
If you want to listen to some interesting things about Ireland, please click here.
HAVE A NICE WEEK AND BEHAVE WELL!!!

3/14/2011

Happy PI day!


Pi Day is a date commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is celebrated on march 14 (or 3/14 in month/day date format), since 3, 1 and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form.

Read more

You can even find songs speaking about this magic number. Have you ever heard the theme by Don McLean "American Pie"? Here you have one version, considering that this "PIE" is homophone to our "PI". Listen to it and tell me in your comments...

Song


Cheers,

ALICIA

3/10/2011

MEDIEVAL TALE RUBRIC


Hi, dear students! Here you can see the evaluation rubric of the medieval tale you are preparing. (Click on it to enlarge) Take each item into account when you are writing your stories. Everyone is important!

As you
know, we expect to make a Book of Mediaeval Tales and Legends which will be on display in the Library for Book Day (23rd April), so it is necessary for you to write the stories in the same format. Please, use Arial 12 and simple spacing, will you? When your stories are ready, send them to this e-mail: arcihistoria@gmail.com before Friday 1st April.

Remember, the most original and well written stories will be hung on the blog!


3/09/2011

MYSTERY CONTEST


Congratulations!!
Your mystery stories are really great!!! As you know, Kate and I have decided that the best stories are...
LOVE AND DEATH - to listen to this story click here
PARTY IN THE BEACH - to listen to this story click here
TRAGEDY IN SUMMER - to listen to this story click here
THE SIX FALSE FRIENDS - to listen to this story click here
BETWEEN BANDS - to listen to this story click here
You can listen to all of them by using the links, please do it!.

AND WITH YOUR VOTES YOU HAVE DECIDED THAT THE WINNER IS...
THE SIX FALSE FRIENDS (with 11 votes)
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS, MªISABEL AND SONSOLES.

Is it possible for you to prepare some questions about your story to work it in class as a listening activity?? Please send them to my email as soon as possible...
THANKS

And there is also a special prize for BETWEEN BANDS, whose authors are CLARA and SONIA. We will create a theatre play with this story!!!

GOOD WORK, MY DEAR STUDENTS!!!
ANA ESTHER

3/07/2011

International Women's Day: Women in Mathematics

On 8th of March it is celebrated the International Women's Day, originally called International Working Women's Day. It is a day dedicated to focus on women's economic, political and social achievements.

Here, we are going to study the mathematical goals. Did you know that there have been lots of women studying Maths since former times?

The main figures are Teano, Hypatia, Maria Agnesi, Sophie Germain, Ada Lovelace, Emmy Noether, Sofia Kovalevskaia and many others. If you want to find out more information click on the photograph. They had to face many difficulties and restrictions because of their gender. You will discover that we can do anything we want to!



Cheers,

ALICIA

SHROVE TUESDAY


Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent starts: the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. It's a day of penitence, to clean the soul, and a day of celebration as the last chance to feast before Lent begins.

Shrove Tuesday is sometimes called Pancake Day after the fried batter recipe traditionally eaten on this day.

But there's more to Shrove Tuesday than pigging out on pancakes or taking part in a public pancake race. The pancakes themselves are part of an ancient custom with deeply religious roots.

If you want to discover more about Shrove Tuesday, please click here.

3/06/2011

TOBACCO (PHYSICAL EDUCATION)

Good morning everybody!. First of all I would like to excuse myself for not participating before in this marvellous blog we have. These things happen in life.

I,d like to tell you that I´m very happy working with you. In general you are so active (I would say that tooooooooo much on Mondays – we´ll talk about it in next class) and in general you usually participate a lot, which is great! You are improving your physical abilities and knowledge; your comprehension level in English and most of you have also improved your ability to communicate in English. Congratulations!!!!!!!

TOBACCO

As I told you in class here you have the power point regarding tobacco. It´s very interesting, and at the end of it you will have de index for the investigative work that you have to do this term. Remember you can do it in groups. Download here.

Ingrid

3/05/2011

MUSIC EXAM: ERROR CORRECTION

Hi guys, how is it going?
Click here and you'll find some of the mistakes you made in the last exam. Take a look at them and try to identify them by using the abbreviations you are already familiar with. I remind you what they stand for:
Sp: spelling
W W: wrong word
T: tense
Prep: preposition
W O: word order
Gr: grammar

As usual, Ana Esther is attending our music class on Monday 7th March. She is going to help us correct the mistakes.
Take care
FLOR

3/02/2011

A GREAT EVENING...


Yes, dear students, I have enjoyed a great evening with your mystery stories, they are really good and you have made a great effort! Congratulations!
Please, Álvaro G, Álvaro L, Javi, Tamara, Andrea, Anthea, María and Nicole, remember that you must give me some things (either the dossier or the recording) on Friday. And Carlos, Jorge S. and Jorge G., I need another format, ask your partners to give me the same.
HAVE A GOOD EVENING AND BEHAVE PROPERLY TOMORROW!!!

3/01/2011

HELP!!!


DEAR STUDENTS,
We need your help!! As you know we have made a flashmob in the High School, you can see it here, and you can register and vote, let's do it and make our High School win the prize!!!
THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!

THE BEST COUPLE IN FEBRUARY IS...


The best couple in the Social Science class is CLARA and SONIA, and in the English class the best one it is more or less the same: CLARA, SONIA and JORGE SÁIZ.
Congratulations!!!
The new couples for March will be the same in both classes:
FABI AND ÁLVARO L.
ANTHEA AND LAURA
JORGE S., SONIA AND CLARA
LUCÍA AND LORENA
CARRASCO AND MªISABEL
SONSOLES AND ANDREA
PORRÓN AND CARLA
FERNANDO AND NICOLE
CARLOS AND DEYVID
JORGE G. AND ÁLVARO G.
BORJA AND FARID
MARÍA AND ROCÍO
LYDIA AND TAMARA

We hope you will work a lot this month!!!
PILAR AND ANA ESTHER