Endangered animals first presentations

Today. two children from Level 6 showed us what they had found out about their favourite endangered animals. They prepared a Powerpoint presentation to illustrate their oral presentation. Congratulations…Good job!!!

Hoxe, dúas alumnas de 6º  realizaron unha exposición oral do que averiguaran sobre os seus animais favoritos que, por desgracia, están en perigo de extinción. Para elo, prepararon unha presentación Powerpoint que lles serviu para ilustrar todo o que nos querían contar.

 

At first, they were afraid of not doing a good job, but little by little, they gained confidence and, finally, they  enjoyed the activity.As always, this type of activity also allowed us to check, learn and improve.

Ao comezo, tiñan moito medo de non facelo ben pero, pouco a pouco, comenzaron a gañar confianza e, finalmente, gozaron da actividade. E, coma sempre, este tipo de actividade axúdanos a revisar o que fixemos, aprender e , sobre todo, mellorar.


We are looking foward to enjoying the other classmates’ presentations.

Estamos desexando ver as seguintes presentacións.

Welcome to our new school project

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Are you ready to discover everything you need about ancient Egypt with this web site specially  created  for you. Lots of facts, fantastic images, amazing videos and funny on line games will answer you all the questions about life in ancient Egypt.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s walk like Egyptians.

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WALK LIKE EGYPTIANS

Last week, we started the new project “Walk like Egyptians” in Level 6. We wrote down everything we know about Ancient Egypt and we realised we knew many things but….we’d like to learn more things about this old civilization. As everybody agreed Ancient Egyptians were really interesting and amazing ……  Get on with it…..

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My students are looking foward to seeing what I have prepared for them. So…What are you waiting for?

Intro to an Ancient Egypt Project from María Abilleira Pomar on Vimeo.

Endangered animals

Do you know that there are many endangered animals all over the world? What’s that?

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Endangered animals are animals in danger of extinction. An animal is considered endangered  when there are very few of them alive.

In the history of our planet lots of cretaures have disappeared, such as dinosaurs. During the age of dinosaurs, only 1 species became extinct, but, nowadays, the problem is much more worrisome because the number of endangered animals is closer to 40,000 species per year.

Most of the extinctions are caused by people, due to indiscriminated hunting or  environmental destruction. If you want to know more about the different causes of animals extinction, click on the picture. 2016-01-17_1302

The more we know about this problem, the more we can do to save the endangered animals.

And if you want to know more about the reasons these animals are in danger, here you have a fun and easy way to learn more about them.

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Why don’t we prepare an illustrated endangered animals encyclopedia? I’m sure that it will be an amazing activity. So that, take a look at this website and choose your favourite endangered animal. Take notes on the most relevant information such as, name, adult size and weigth, habitat, food, the reasons why it is in danger of extinction…..Click on the link below and start working!!!!!!!

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I’m looking foward to seeing your work!!!!!

Famous British People from the Past

My favourite British person from the past is David Livingstone. He was a missionary,a doctor, an explorer and a famous discoverer.

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This is his life timeline:

-David Livingstone was born in 1813 in Scotland.
-When he was a child, he studied in a school after working in a cotton mill* during 14 hours.
-In the mid 1830s, he studied at the University of Glasgow because he wanted to be a missionary and after that, he studied medicine in London.
-In 1840, he travelled to Africa and he started to explore this continent.
-In 1855, David Livingstone was the first European to see the Mosi-oa-Tunya waterfalls, which he renamed Victoria Falls.
-In 1866, Livingstone discovered the source** of the Nile River.During this journey, he was very ill- suffering cholera and he disappeared. Three years later, Henry Stanley found*** him.
-He never returned to England. He died of malaria in 1873 in Africa.
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The Real Story Of Stanley and Livingstone.

What’s your famous British People from the past? Take a look at these links and choose your famous British people from the past. Are you ready to write a questionnaire about him or her?

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Good books to read in Thanksgiving

And here you have three nice book for Thanksgiving !!
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Let’s give thanks
Let’s give thanks
In this day of Thanksgiving Let’s give thanks
For the Joys of life
For the friends we have
Let’s celebrate the gifts of life big and small

Thank you for the people
Thank you for the trees
Thank you for the mountains
Thank you for the stars
Thank you for the oceans
Thank you for the skies
And thank you for the dinner that we are having tonight

Thank you for the girls
Thank you for the boys And
Thank you for the holidays when we make lots of noise
Let’s say
Thank you for the stars
And thank you for the skies
Thank you for the dinner that we’re having tonight
Let’s give thanks
Let’s give thanks
In this day of Thanksgiving Let’s give thanks
For the Joys of life
For the friends we have
Let’s celebrate the gifts of life big and small
Big and small

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The story of the Pilgrims

Thanksgiving Day is the fourth Thursday in November, but many Americans take a day of vacation on the following Friday to make a four-day weekend, during which they may travel long distances to visit family and friends.

O Día de Acción de Gracias celébrase en Estados Unidos o 4º xoves de Novembro, pero moitos amaricanos toman o seguinte venres festivo para facer un fin de semana de catro días e, deste modo, poder recorrer longas distancias para visitar a familiares e amigo.

Do you Know why we have Thanksgiving Day? We celebrate Thanksgiving Day because of Pilgrims and Native Americans.

Here you have a presentation  to learn more about this celebration.

And here you have the story of Pilgrims adapted for the youngest.

Halloween Around the World: Mexico

day-of-the-dead-catrinaDay of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is celebrated in Mexico between October 31st and November 2nd.  The celebration is designed to honor the dead* who, it is believed**, return to their homes on Halloween.
The Day of the Dead has its origins from pre-Hispanic civilizations from 2,500 to 3,000 years ago, before the Spanish conquered Mexico. That celebration took place*** in the 9th month of the Aztec calendar and lasted the whole month.
Traditionally, November 1 is the day for honoring dead children and infants, and November 2 is the day for honoring deceased adults.

day-of-the-dead-gravesIt’s a festive and colourful holiday. Many families construct an altar to the dead in their homes to honor deceased relatives**** and decorate it with sweets, flowers, photographs, deceased’s favorite foods and drinks, and fresh water.ofrenda-patzcuaro
Families clean the graves***** of their deceased relatives and decorate them with flowers, photos, candles, foods and drinks. People are all night in the cementeries, telling funny stories about their dead ancestors or playing the favorite songs of the dead.

Day of the Dead celebrations now also include community festivals, parades******, and street parties.celebrate-day-of-the-dead

 

Mexican people love making or buying sugar skulls ,called   “calavgroovy-sugar-skullseras de azúcar” in Spanish. Children often give their friends sugar skulls.

Catrinas dolls are the most popular symbol of The Day of the Dead in Mexico. They are tall and thin skelletons dressed up in beautiful clothes and decorated with flowers.They were created by a Mexican artist called Jose Guadalupe Posada.

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