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...