lunes, 23 de marzo de 2015

The Rainbow Fish

Puedes activar los subtítulos en inglés haciendo clic en el icono en forma de rectángulo (junto al reloj de la derecha).


domingo, 22 de marzo de 2015

Role Play: "Going Shopping"_4º A + B

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viernes, 20 de marzo de 2015

Have you ever seen the rain?_Activities

A Bit of Rock History: Credence Clearwater Revival

Reading and Listening

"Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"

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Credence Clearwater Revival
Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
Someone told me long ago 
There's a calm before the storm,
I know; it's been comin' for some time.
When it's over, so they say, it'll rain a sunny day,
I know; shinin' down like water.
I want to know, have you ever seen the rain?
I want to know, have you ever seen the rain
Comin' down on a sunny day?

Yesterday, and days before, sun is cold and rain is hard,
I know; been that way for all my time.
'Til forever, on it goes through the circle, fast and slow,
I know; it can't stop, I wonder.

Songwriter: J. C. FOGERTY

jueves, 19 de marzo de 2015

The Empire State Building

A model of the Empire State Building in miniature. 
The mockup belongs to Adrián /4º A.
Thank you for sharing it with us! :)

The Empire State Building is a skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, on Fifth Avenue. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 feet (443 m) high. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State.  It stood as the world's tallest building for nearly 40 years, from its completion in early 1931 until the topping out of the original World Trade Center's North Tower in late 1970. Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, the Empire State Building was again the tallest building in New York. 
The Empire State Building is generally thought of as an American cultural icon. It is designed in the distinctive Art Deco style and has been named as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers
The site of the Empire State Building was first developed as the John Thompson Farm in the late 18th century. At the time, a stream ran across the site, emptying into Sunfish Pond, located a block away. Beginning in the late 19th century, the block was occupied by the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, frequented by The Four Hundred, the social elite of New York.

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martes, 17 de marzo de 2015

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is that fun day of year when you can pinch your friends (not wearing green) without getting in trouble, run around the school yard in search of four-leaf clovers for luck and, seek out leprechauns who will hopefully lead you to that elusive pot of gold.


Saint Patrick

St. Patrick was not Irish. Born somewhere along the west coast of Britain in 385AD, he was captured and sold to a sheep farmer in Ireland, when he was 16 years old. At the age of 22, he escaped and spent the next 12 years in a British monastery. In his early 30's he returned to Ireland as a missionary, trying to convert the Irish people to Christianity, and remained there until he died, on March 17th, 461AD. According to historians, he was largely forgotten until centuries and it was not until the 7th Century that he was honored as a Patron Saint of Ireland.

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

While today St. Patrick's Day is a national holiday in Ireland, and the festivities last for four days, the first parade took place in Boston in 1732, to help Irish soldiers serving in American colonies reconnect with their country. Now, the holiday is celebrated all over the world by people of Irish descent, and the biggest parade outside Dublin, takes place in New York City. However, the most fun celebration seems to be in Chicago, where they dye the Chicago River green!

(Dyeing the Chicago River Green, St. Patrick's Day)

Blue Not Green, Was the Original Color

While today, one can get pinched for not wearing green, the original color associated with St. Patrick was blue. Green was adopted in the 19th Century because it represents spring, life and most importantly, the shamrock.
As far as the 'pinch' tradition, nobody really knows how it originated. Some believe it was started because pinching gives a green bruise, while others seems to think it is an American tradition believed to have come from the myth that wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns.  The pinch apparently was a reminder to beware these wily creatures.

Finding That Lucky Four-Leaved Clover

In case you don't find that four-leaved clover today, don't fret. Did you know that only one in 10,000 clovers have four leaves? 

The Irish believe that each leaf means something - the first represents hope, the second faith, the third love and the fourth, happiness. 

How to Catch that Sneaky Leprechaun

According to Irish mythology, the Leprechaun, (whose name comes from the mixture of 'small person' and 'one shoemaker') is a small fairy that knows the location of a pot of gold. But to get to that, you have to not only find and catch him, but also, threaten him. Apparently, the best way to find this sneaky little guy, is to nab him while he is repairing shoes - and even after that be careful, for he is crafty enough to escape!

martes, 3 de marzo de 2015

Rosa Parks

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African-American Civil Rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Her birthday, February 4, and the day she was arrested, December 1, have both become Rosa Parks Day, commemorated in both California and Ohio.

Rosa Louise McCauley, de casada Rosa Parks (TuskegeeAlabama,4 de febrero de 1913 - DetroitMíchigan24 de octubre de 2005) fue una figura importante del movimiento por los derechos civiles en Estados Unidos, en especial por haberse negado a ceder el asiento a un blanco y moverse a la parte trasera del autobús en el sur de Estados Unidos en 1955. Por tal acción acabó en la cárcel, lo que se cita frecuentemente como la chispa del movimiento, y se la reconoce como «la primera dama de los derechos civiles»,  si bien ya existía un precedente de otra mujer, Claudette Colvin, que había sido arrestada por la misma causa el 2 de marzo del mismo año.

(from wikipedia)