23rd April: "World Book and Copyright Day"

Thursday, 23 April 2015

World Book and Copyright Day

World Book and Copyright Day is a universal tribute to books and authors on this date: 23rd April , encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading. UNESCO created to World Book and Copyright Day to be held on April 23, a symbolic date for word literarure since that day coincide with the birth or death of famous writers as Cervantes and Shakespeare, among others.
World Book and Copyright Day, is an opportunity to recognise the power of books to change our lives for the better and to support books and those who produce them.

Here you are some interesting webpages where you can enjoy reading. Take a look!!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

It's time for Easter

Hello, dear pupils!
 It's time for Easter. People colour and decorate eggs, wear new clothes, watch parades in the street and eat special dinner with their family and friends.
Children celebrate Easter with sweets, chocolate candies of all shapes, cakes...
Enjoy your Easter holidays and if you want to spend a good time playing games, making puzzles ,decorating Easter eggs... click here and Have fun!!!!

* Thanks to Caerglen for her Symbaloo.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. It's on Tuesday 17th March. Saint Patrick is traditionally associated with the shamrock plant, which he used to explain the concept of Trinity.
A lot of people celebrate this holiday all around the world. some of the thousands that celebrate St. Patrick's Day go to the church, having parties or just wearing GREEN, in memory of Ireland.

It's time to give you some ideas and activities  to celebrate this special day.


Wednesday, 4 March 2015

International Women's Day

All around the world,International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.
Each year International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 .Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.Organisations, governments, charities, ekducational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.

Here you can watch two videos about this celebration:

* A song for UN Women

* Animated Film: Women as Agents of Change

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Chinese New Year 2015

Chinese New Year is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese Name.
The Chinese year 4713, begins on February 19, 2015, the year of the sheep and goat. Those born in sheep years are often artistic, charming, sensitive and sweet.

Many people in another countries such as the United States celebrate Chinese New Year with activities and events such as:

*Chinese New Year parades featurin colorful costumes, floats, firecrackers and other attractions.

*Various dances, including lion and dragon dances.

*Chinatown fun runs or walks.

*Street fairs.

*Firework displays.

If you want to know more about this festival , I've found an interesting link from Copacabana Public School with information and lots of activities .
Take a look and have fun.!

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Saint Valentine's Day

Hi, kids!
Valentine's Day is near and if you want to know some facts about this festival, look for a cool, funny or romantic way to express your love to your family or friends.... click on the photo and you'll find lots and lots of activities to celebrate this day.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

The " School Day of Non-violence and Peace"

The "School Day of Non-violence and Peace" founded in 1964, is an initiative of Non.violent and Pacifying Education, celebrated in schools all over the world.
As you know, 30th January is the anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi, the great Indian man , whose life was based on the principles of truth and non-violence.

The Nobel Peace prize 2014 was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education. At the age of just 17, Malala is the youngest ever recipient of the prize.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Monday, 15 December 2014

Destination: Christmas

Here are Chrsitmas jokes and riddles, wordsearches, games and stories.

 To Enjoy Santa's Secret Village custom games, simply click on any of the graphics below.

Ho, Ho, Ho!!! Write a letter to Santa Claus? Yes kids, it's true! Just finish this letter...Santa's waiting for you! From the North Pole, Santa will send your reply....faster than Rudolph the reindeer can fly!

Here you'll find recipes for chocolate chip pumpkin bread, baked ham and other meats, gingerbread biscuits, chocolate and more.
My stomach's rumbling just looking at the page....

How to make a paperbag reindeer puppet, paper plate angel, stars, snowman , trees...Plenty of crafts activities for small hands.

Scroll down to find some nice Christmas activities including making a snowman, stickers, desktop images, games and crafts.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Thanksgiving Day

On the fourth Thursday in November, it's Thanksgiving, the most important holiday in the United States and... every family meets to eat roast turkey. They eat over 334,000 tons of turkey at Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving celebrates the first settlers in America. They only survived because the Indians showed them how to hunt turkeys.

Here you are different webpages where you can learn more about this holiday. You'll find  the history, crafts, videos, greeting cards......

What's the President doing with that turkey?
The President of the United States, Barack Obama is blessing this turkey. Thanks to him, the turkey will grow old happily on the farm. It's a lucky turkey. Watch the whole video of the ceremony.