A bridge’s story

Jueves 27 Marzo 2014

We are going to see what happens in this nice story. Can we learn something from it? I hope s

o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nci9e1lHtwY

martaar @ 17:50
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Viernes 21 Marzo 2014

“A BOOK FORBIDDEN IS A BOOK READ”

I love this quotation. Everybody, especially teenagers, are increadibly attracted to what is not allowed. Maybe we should forbide them to read. That could be the answer to many problems and many questions, couldn’t it?

martaar @ 17:11
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PI DAY

Jueves 20 Marzo 2014

This year we have celebrated Π Day (3.14) in the school. The maths teacher and art teacher have worked together to make students think about the day and create something nice. The technology teacher has edited the video . The music is the way Pi would sound if turned into music. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?

http://player.vimeo.com/video/89486549

martaar @ 13:51
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Remember, remember

Lunes 4 Noviembre 2013

“Remember, remember the 5th of November”.  On a day like this, Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament To kill the King James I.Guy Fawkes (1570 to 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, was one of a group of Catholic plotters who planned, but failed, to blow up Parliament - now known as the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

At the time, King James I was on the throne. England had broken away from the Catholic faith and the Church of Rome in Henry VIII’s reign (by 1536), but there were still many Catholics in the country. Guy Fawkes joined up with a group of thirteen  Catholic plotters, led by Robert Catesby, who planned to overthrow the King and put a Catholic monarch back on the throne.

The plotters rented space in the cellars of the House of Lords and filled it with gunpowder. Guy Fawkes was put in charge. They planned to set of the gunpowder during the opening of Parliament, on 5th November 1605. One or more of the plotters, however, were worried that some of their fellow Catholics and friends would be at the opening and get caught in the explosion, and must have written to warn them not to be there that day. We know that a certain Lord Monteagle received a letter warning him to go to the country because Paliament would “receive a terrible blow”. Lord Monteagle showed the letter to the King, and the cellars were thoroughly searched and Guy Fawkes caught.

After several days of horrible torture, Guy Fawkes gave up the names of his fellow plotters and eight of them went to trial in January 1606. All were found guilty and executed in the terrible fashion of the times.

Some people say that he was the only intelligent man that ever went into the Parliament! (that’s a British joke, but not far from reality!)

Remember, remember the fifth of November,

Gunpowder, treason and plot,

We see no reason,
Why gunpowder treason,
Should ever be forgot!

Here you may learn a bit about the celebration

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcyXMLz3fK0

martaar @ 21:24
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The smoke seller

Lunes 28 Octubre 2013

This is one of the best short films I’ve ever seen. I love the way my students stare at the screen open-mouthed. And they feel amazed and don’t know what to say when it finishes. But they find it fascinating and they want to see it again. Some of them confessed they saw it six times when they got home!

It’s a really useful tool to use in the classroom. It makes the students think and talk and write and whatever the teacher wants them to do.

Hope you enjoy it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvYAyFms6VI

martaar @ 18:46
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Nice short film

Martes 26 Febrero 2013

Here you are a very short but nice fim that reminds you that you have to keep looking for adventure and having imagination even when you grow up. That’s a good lesson! Don’t forget it

http://academycreative.com/#/when-i-grow-up/

martaar @ 19:30
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Jueves 14 Febrero 2013

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
Mother Teresa

martaar @ 22:43
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New quote

Jueves 14 Febrero 2013

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
Elbert Hubbard

martaar @ 22:42
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February 14th

Jueves 14 Febrero 2013

Everybody knows that today is St Valentine’s day. Most people know that St Valentine was a priest that was imprisoned and put to death by the Romans because he decided to marry young couples secretly even though the Romans had forbidden him to do so. But it seems that some people don’t know that in Great Britain and US it is very traditional to send Valentine´s cards, that even parents send them to their children and friends send them to their best friends. What probably very few people know is that 84 years ago, in 1929 in Chicago there was a masacre. You can read about it here

http//www.mysterynet.com/vdaymassacre/

martaar @ 22:12
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Healthy habits

Miércoles 26 Septiembre 2012

You have probably heard me talk about healthy food habits from time to time. As I am going to deal with it with some of my students, I’ll upload a video with some tips and then a funny one so that you remember your childhood and how important it is to eat healthy food.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSWPgFkUUeU

 http://youtu.be/KBMxpDbp51A

martaar @ 19:03
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