Education cuts never heal

21 10 2010

Over the past few months there have been cuts in educational issues all around Europe. In Spain there are less techers hired with a cut in their wages and also less financial resources to support educational projects in schools.

What is your opinion about this?. Do you believe that cuts in education help to solve the global crisis? Do you think it is important to invest in a good educational system with more resources or more teachers?

Here you will find interesting information about this topic: School budget cuts ‘to hit pupils’  / Budget: Education spending faces 25% cut 

You can also read  this article: nut-news-budget-june-10-6911.pdf

Write your opinions.

Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall”

[Part 1]
Daddy’s flown across the ocean
Leaving just a memory
A snapshot in the family album
Daddy, made especially for me
Daddy, whatcha leave behind for me?
All in all it was just a brick in the wall
All in all it was all just bricks in the wall

[Part 2]
We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers, leave them kids alone
Hey, Teachers, leave those kids alone

All in all its just another brick in the wall
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall

We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers, leave them kids alone
Hey, Teachers, leave those kids alone

All in all you’re just another brick in the wall
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall
[Guitar]

[Part 3]
I don’t need no arms around me
I don’t need no drugs to calm me
I have seen the writing on the wall
Don’t think I need anything at all
No, don’t think I need anything at all
All in all it was all just bricks in the wall
All in all you were all just bricks in the wall

[Goodbye Cruel World]
Goodbye, cruel world
I’m leaving you today
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Goodbye, all you people
There’s nothing you can say
To make me change my mind
Goodbye



9th May Europe Day

7 05 2009

“Europe Day” is held on 9th May. These are some of the projects done by students in 3rd ESO

a trip around Europe (video)

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take a trip around europe here

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concurso de postres ingleses

18 02 2009

here is the cookbook you’ll have to use to cook these wonderful, delicious desserts

Enjoy!!

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Haz click aquí para ver las recetas en la página del departamento



christmas festival 2008

16 12 2008

 HERE ARE THE CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL VIDEOS AT IES VIRGEN DE COVADONGA

DIVA’S LIVE

IL NEW DIVO

These are some photographs taken during the Christmas festival. Enjoy them

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WHAM-LAST CHRISTMAS

[CHORUS:]
Last Christmas
I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away
This year
To save me from tears
I’ll give it to someone special

[CHORUS:]

Once bitten and twice shy
I keep my distance
But you still catch my eye
Tell me baby
Do you recognize me?
Well
It’s been a year
It doesn’t surprise me
I wrapped it up and sent it
With a note saying “I love you”
I meant it
Now I know what a fool I’ve been
But if you kissed me now
I know you’d fool me again

[CHORUS]

A crowded room
Friends with tired eyes
I’m hiding from you
And your soul of ice
My god I thought you were
Someone to rely on
Me?
I guess I was a shoulder to cry on

A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
A man under cover but you tore me apart
Now I’ve found a real love you’ll never fool me again

[CHORUS x2]

A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
A man under cover buy you tore him apart
Maybe next year I’ll give it to someone
I’ll give it to someone special.

MARIAH CAREY-ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU

I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There’s just one thing I need
I don’t care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is…
You

I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There’s just one thing I need
I don’t care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I don’t need to hang my stocking
There upon the fireplace
Santa Claus won’t make me happy
With a toy on Christmas day
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you
You baby

I won’t ask for much this Christmas
I don’t even wish for snow
I’m just gonna keep on waiting
Underneath the mistletoe
I won’t make a list and send it
To the North Pole for Saint Nick
I won’t even stay awake to
Hear those magic reindeers click
‘Cause I just want you here tonight
Holding on to me so tight
What more can I do
Baby all I want for Christmas is you
Ooh baby
All the lights are shining
So brightly everywhere
And the sound of children’s
Laughter fills the air
And everyone is singing
I hear those sleigh bells ringing
Santa won’t you bring me the one I really need
Won’t you please bring my baby to me…

Oh I don’t want a lot for Christmas
This is all I’m asking for
I just want to see my baby
Standing right outside my door
Oh I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
Baby all I want for Christmas is…
You

All I want for Christmas is you… baby (repeat and fade)



BIOGRAPHIES

12 11 2008

My 3rd eso (9th grade) students at IES VIRGEN DE COVADONGA are doing a survey on geniuses and writing a biography on them.

How did they write the biography? Well here are some works…

Enjoy!

van-gogh.pdf

marilyn monroe by andrea carrasco 3rd eso C

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drugs and healthy living

7 11 2008

We are doing a lesson  on English and Biology
with our 4th eso students. The topic they have to write about is

HOW TO KEEP A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE AWAY FROM DRUGS

you can use these questions to write your essays:

What are drugs?
how can drugs affect you? 
do you do practice any sport? how pften?
do you follow a healthy lifestyle?
do you eat fruit and vegetables?


HALLOWEEN

2 11 2008

Every year on October 31st  Halloween is celebrated, mainly in America.

But,

Do you know about the origins of this  celebration?

Why is Halloween celebrated?

Did the Roman celebrate Halloween?

When did Halloween start?

Do you like it?

Watch these videos and send your comments

halloween

origins of halloween

history of halloween



MERRY CHRISTMAS

18 12 2007

 The first term is over. Thanks to all my nice students who have worked hard during this term and who have collaborated in the construction of this blog.

I wish you all a HAPPY CHRISTMAS
happy xmas(war is over)- John Lennon

So this is Xmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Xmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the youngA very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fearAnd so this is Xmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong
And so happy Xmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let’s stop all the fightA very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Xmas
And what have we done
Another year over
A new one just begun
And so happy Xmas
We hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear
War is over, if you want it
War is over now

Happy Xmas

if you want to send a chrsitmas card to your friends click here:
TAKE ME TO THE NORTH POLE, PLEASE
ELFYOURSELF


write about a sport

9 12 2007

you are going to write about a sport following some guidelines.

For this activity you will need to PRINT THE FOLLOWING CHART, CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW AND FILL THE CHART WITH INFORMATION YOU WILL FIND ON THE INTERNET.

Are you ready?. Let’s have a try

This is the chart. PRINT IT ( or copy it in your notebook)

Name of sport ?
Type of sport ?
Things you need to play it ?
Country of origin ?
Number of players ?
Objective of the game ?
Some basic rules ?
Good players ?
write your opinion in a few words ?

NOW CLICK ON THESE LINKS AND FIND INFORMATION TO FILL THE CHART

name of sport

type of sport

things you need to play

country of origin

number of players

objective of the game

basic rules

good players- watch this video and describe the players with some adjectives:



world aids day

3 12 2007

World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1st every year. It’s a Day to remember that there are still 33.2 million people living with the HIV virus (almost the population of Spain!!), most of them living in Africa or other poor regions of the world.
Although a lot of research has been done and is being done, there’s still a long way to find a solution for good.
Watch these videos and you can also visit www.amfAR.org
 world aids day 2007

the faces of aids