Friday, March 30, 2012

April Fools' Day

As we celebrate something similar on December, 28th, in most English speaking countries people celebrate April Fools' Day on the 1st of April.
You have more information in this pot in another blog HERE

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

World Poetry Day 2012

Today March, 21st is the first day of a new season: Spring, but it is also the World Poetry Day. The idea is to promote the reading, teaching, publishing and writing of poems.
Poems are like music because of the rhythm and the rhyme. Look and listen this example:
IF (a popular poem in English) by Rudyard Kipling.

You can listen to more poems HERE. It is an interesting project called FAVOURITE POEM PROJECT where people record videos talking about their lives and read his/her favourite poem. (I recommend you "I'm nobody! Who are you?" by Emily Dickinson)

Some old popular short poems in English are called LIMERICKS. They were often used in Nursery Rhymes. Can you tell me how to write a limerick?

Are you ready to write a poem, maybe a limerick? Come on!!! I will put them in the blog and there is a prize waiting for the best one!!!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Storytelling: STORYBIRD

We are going to use a wonderful tool for storytelling. It is called STORYBIRD.

Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share and read.

You can choose beautiful pictures to write a short story. Watch and read an example here:

The Gift ofStorytelling on Storybird

You have to sign up the first time.

Step 1: Read other stories and choose your favourite ones. Write at least one comment telling why you like it.

Step 2: Write your own story. It has to be between 7 to 10 pages. First, select an artist, then feel the inspiration and choose the pictures. I hope you enjoy it.

Don't forget to save your project and send it to me. I will publish the best ones in the blog!!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Pet Peeve

I learnt this colloquial expression yesterday from Shannon. Do you want to know the meaning? Click HERE

You can find a list of Pet Peeves HERE. You have to find at least two Pet Peeves from the list you agree with.

And now you are ready to watch this video.

Whose is the cat?
Why do they want to get rid of the pets?
According to her, is Tom useful or useless?
What is the deal? Which one can stay?

Monday, March 5, 2012


As you already know, we have prepared this webquest for you. It is a journey to Ancient Greece. We will think about all the Greek things which have influenced our world: in Sport, Art, language, Maths, Music and more. I hope you learn a lot and enjoy this trip!!!

This is the link to our WEBQUEST.