Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year!

Click on the picture to open the card.
It is traditionally thought that the first day of the year is symptomatic of the approaching 364 days. Accordingly, people try to spend the first day of the new year in the best possible way in the company of family and friends.
New Year foods are also thought to bring good luck. In many cultures, it is a predominant belief that anything in the shape of a ring brings luck, because it symbolizes "coming full circle," completing a year's cycle.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

My favourite cartoons

From "Today’s Cartoon by Randy Glasbergen", displayed with special permission. For many more cartoons, please visit Randy's site @ www.glasbergen.com

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Winter solstice

http://pbskids.org/arthur/holiday/scrapbook/sols1.html

We celebrate Winter Solstice on December 21st. It is the official first day of winter and the shortest day of the year. That means it has the least amount of daylight and a really long night.
Learn more here:

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/Seasons.shtml

Do you know the legend of Christmas Eve flower?

The legend of the poinsettia comes from Mexico. It tells of a girl and her little brother. They were very poor but always looked forward to the Christmas festival. Each year a large manger scene was set up in the village church, and the days before Christmas were filled with parades and parties. The two children loved Christmas, but were always saddened because they had no money to buy presents. They especially wished that they could give something to the church for the Baby Jesus. But they had nothing.
One Christmas Eve, the children set out for church to attend the service. On their way they picked some weeds growing along the roadside and decided to take them as their gift in the manger scene. The children began placing the green plants around the manger and miraculously, the green top leaves turned into bright red petals, and soon the manger was surrounded by beautiful star-like flowers and so we see them today.
Do you want to know another version of this legend and learn more about it? Click here:
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/year/poinsettia.htm

Friday, December 18, 2009

Winter celebrations

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/holidays/

Discover how kids around the world celebrate these three popular holidays.

Rudolph is missing!

http://www.learn-ict.org.uk/resources/rudolph/rudolph.htm

What do you think may have happened to Rudolph? Read and find it!

Another Christmas story

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/christmas/stories/nutcracker/

A Christmas Carol

http://www.achristmascarol.ca/
Ebenezer Scrooge is a grumpy old man who doesn't like Christmas very much. But this Christmas Eve, he will be visited by ghosts and will learn about the joys of the holiday season. Help him dress up in elegant Victorian fashion, change the scenes in the window to different settings from "A Christmas Carol". Play the Spirits of Christmas dressup game and join the fun!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Do you like LEGO?

Download free LEGO Digital Designer and design the creation of your dreams.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tiny Planets

Explore and discover with Bing and Bong.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tate kids: Advent Calendar

Click on today's date or on any of the days that came before and you could see wonderful artworks.

Are you interested in History?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Action pact: demand a pact to act on climate exchange

Begin your package: create a slogan and vote for your favorites. The best ones gets seen in Copenhagen.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Climate Greetings.

"During the UN Climate Change Conference 2009 (COP15), the Danish government invites the entire world to send their greetings to the conference. The Climate Greetings will be shown on large screens throughout COP15 as well as at various other venues in Denmark and around the world."

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Read and sing this Christmas carol

Christmas ornaments

Wonderful projects for this time of the week.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Northpole.com

Send letters to Santa Claus, read stories, chat with Santa's elves, visit the Elf Clubhouse...

Monday, November 30, 2009

A present for Santa Claus.

What can an elf give to Santa Claus for Christmas? Follow this story online from 1 December until Christmas Eve as a new window opens each day showing Zac's hilarious exploits.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Loch Ness monster.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/balamory/stories/nessiesstory/

Design your own tartan.

http://www.houseoftartan.co.uk/interactive/designer/clrfrm.asp?a=name
Tartan is particularly associated with Scotland. It is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Scottish kilts almost always have tartan patterns.
Here, you can choose you colours and order them.
Then click on DRAW and save your tartan design.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

St Andrew's Day.

St Andrew's Day is on 30 November. On this day Scotland celebrates its national day.

You can read transcrip here:
http://www.scotland.org/standrewsday/story/#

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Flux Time

Create your own animation in a few simple steps and then email it to a friend.
http://www.fluxtime.com/animate.php

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Turkey dressing game.

The celebration of Thanksgiving will be incomplete without the legendary turkey. It derives its name from the 'turk turk' sounds it makes when scared.
Play with this funny turkey.
http://www.animatedthanksgiving.com/play-fullscreen/248-turkey-dressing

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Time to say "Thank you".

Do you know "The giving tree"? It is a tale about a relationship between a young boy and a tree in a forest. What do you think?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The animals save the planet.

Learn from animals how to live an eco-friendly lifestile. Humorous short films, wallpapers, screensavers, icons... Enjoy them!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Culinary seafood options.

Once we empty our oceans of all the fish, we'll have to learn how to cook jellyfish!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween. Precautions must be taken this night.

Click this link and learn 'DOs and DON'Ts' on October 31 st.
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Send a talking Halloween e-card.

Spook your friends!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Another Halloween song.

The cost of life.

http://ayiti.newzcrew.org/ayitiunicef/
October 17th presents an opportunity to acknowledge the effort and struggle of people living in poverty, a chance for them to make their concerns heard, and a moment to recognize that poor people are the first ones to fight against poverty.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

October 16th: World Food Day. The right to food.

Food is so important for life and health that governments all over the world have recognized that people have a right to food.

Are you a good detective?

http://www.nutritionexplorations.org/
Read the clues and meet the challenge!

Eating well.

A healthy balanced diet contains a variety of foods including plenty of fruit and vegetables, plenty of starchy foods such as wholegrain bread, pasta and rice, some protein-rich foods such as meat, fish, eggs and lentils and some dairy foods. It should also be low in fat (especially saturated fat), salt and sugar.

"White cane safety day"


The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness.
In this web you can find free audio stories, classic and fairy tales... close your eyes and listen.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Keeping healthy.

5A Keeping Healthy Song from Simple Science on Vimeo.

Superheroes.

You can choose the gender and look of your character – what outfits they wear and then select their super powers.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Clean up and recycle words.

My classroom creation.

Select the basic dimensions. Drag objects and draw. Then describe your creation.