lunes, 29 de noviembre de 2010
An Advent calendar is a special calendar which is used to count or celebrate the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas.
Today, most Advent calendars are for children. Many take the form of a large rectangular card with many "windows", one of which is opened every day during Advent. In less elaborate calendars, each window opens to reveal an image, a poem, or a part of a story such us the Navity story itself. More elaborate Advent calendars have a small gift concealed in each window, such as a toy or a chocolate item.
The origins of Advent calendar come from German Lutherans, who, at least as early as the beginning 19th century , would count down the 24 days of Advent physically. Often this meant simply drawing a chalk line on the door each day, begginning on December 1. Some families had more elaborates means of marking the days, such a lighting a new candle or hanging a little religious picture on the wall each day.
THE SCANDINAVAN JULEKALENDAR
In Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland there is also a tradition of having a so-called Julekalender (Swedish: Julkalender, Finnish: Joulukalenteri; the local word for an Advent calendar) in the form of a television show starting on the first of December, and ending on Christmas Eve. The Julkalender was first aired on Swedish TV in 1960 with the program " Titteliture ". The first Julekalendar aired in Denmark was Historier fra hele verden 1962.
domingo, 28 de noviembre de 2010
viernes, 26 de noviembre de 2010
This is Elisha Graves Otis.
He was born in Halifax, Vermont, in 1811 and lived in Troy and in Yonkers (New York)
He died in Yonker in 1861.
Otis sold his first "safe" elevator in 1853.
His first public elevator was constructed in a building of 5 floors in New York in 1857.
He had long hair, brown eyes and a long beard.
After his death, his children continued his activity with "Otis Brothers and Co.".
By Noemi Zubieta - 6 B
miércoles, 24 de noviembre de 2010
- His name was Thomas Alva Edison, but everybody knows him just as Edison. He is famous because he invented the light bulb, among many other important things.
- He was born in February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio (USA) and he lived there until he was 22, when he moved to New York. He died on October 18, 1931 in West Orange, New Jersey.
- He was a very curious child. He was always asking questions, but he only went to school for 3 months in his whole life, and after that, he learned everything at home. To make money for his experiments, he went to work at age 12, selling newspapers and candy on a train. When he was 16 he went to work for the telegraph office sending messages. Then, when he became an adult, he moved to New Jersey, and he built a laboratory where he made many of his inventions.
- He was a very curious person and he liked to work very much.
- He could work for days and days without a rest, but, because of that, he couldn´t be with his family.
- He liked to experiment with all kind of things and he made 1.093 inventions, but the most important of them all was the light bulb.
Silvia 6 B
martes, 23 de noviembre de 2010
He was famous because he discovered the relativity theory and some other things too. He was born in 1879 and he lived in Stuttgard (Germany). Einstein died in 1975 (USA).He was the cleverest scientific of the world.
lunes, 22 de noviembre de 2010
He was famous because he was the best silent films actor all over the world.
He was born in London in 1889, and he lived in the neighbourhood of Kensington during his youth from 1889 to 1910. He died in 1977 while he was sleeping.
His parents were singers and actors and they were very famous in some moments of his live. But his dad left the family because of his alcoholism very few time after Charles birth.
His first performance was when he was 5 years old.
Charles arrived at Hollywood in 1913, when he was 24. During his first year in Hollywood, he
played 35 short films with great success. Since then he went on making a lot of films and in
1929 he got his first Oscar. In 1950 he returned to Europe until his death.
He was not very tall (165 cm), he was very thin and with a fragile appearance.
Now, I am going to talk about his character: He was very emotional, also sentimental and
very melancholic in some matters too.
He could make laugh to people but he couldn't do magic tricks. He liked his bowler
hat but he didn't like to get divorced. He played the violin and finally, his favourite hobbie was to do short silent films.
Here you are one short silent film of this hero of the films:
This Goddess is Aphrodite.
She is the Greek goddess of love, beauty and fertility.
Her Roman equivalent is the goddess Venus.
She is very pretty.
She was married to Hefesto.
Her parents were Dione and Zeus.
She had 3 children.
by Cris Rodriguez 6B
viernes, 19 de noviembre de 2010
jueves, 18 de noviembre de 2010
POPULATION: 45 million
BORDERS: Atlantic Ocean, Mediteranean Sea, Portugal, France
CAPITAL CITY : Madrid
FAMOUS CITIES: Barcelona, Sevilla, Valencia, A Coruña, ...
MONUMENTS: the Tower of Hercules, Giralda de Sevilla, Puerta de Alcalá, ...
by Nerea 6 B
This Good is Poseidon. He is Greek.
It is the god of the sea, the storms and the water in the Greek mythology. Neptune is his equivalent god in Roman mythology.
He is the brother of Zeus and Hades.
He has got a trident.
by Pepe 6B
lunes, 15 de noviembre de 2010
She is the goddess of the intelligence, the joust ward and the arts
because it was born from Zeus´s head.
This is the family of Atenea:
Her father is Zeus and her mother is Metis.
She has many brothers and sisters by her father.
She wears a tunic. Her favourite animal is the owl and her plant the olive tree.
By Andrea 6º B
domingo, 14 de noviembre de 2010
This Goddess is Selene.
It is the goddess of the Lunar Light and the Magical Arts.
My goddess is Greek.
The family of this goddess is:
Her father was Hiperión.
Her mother was Tea.
She had one brother and one sister: Helios (the god of the sun) and Eos (the goddess of the aurora)
She´s got pail skin and she is wearing a tunic.
She could get darker the universe.
Dani Peñín (6º B)
viernes, 12 de noviembre de 2010
jueves, 11 de noviembre de 2010
This festival is also known as REMEMBRANCE DAY, POPPY DAY, VETERANS DAY or ARMISTICE DAY because it is traditional to wear an artificial poppy.
This festival is celebrated on the 11th of November in the churches all over Britian.
It´s celebrated in English speaking countries.
It is celebrated to remember those who sacrificed their lives for us during wars.
The emblem of this day is a poppy because this is the first flower that grows in a battlefield after a war. In 1918, MOIRA MICHEL, an American, wrote a poem in which she promised to wear a poppy`in honour of our dead´. This began the tradition of wearing a poppy in remembrance.
People wear a poppy in the lapel of their jackets.
At 11 a.m. of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare.
This festival is celebrated in Great Britain.
Throughout the world the poppy is associated with
This day the people take a poppy in the lapel of the jacket.
This one is a strophe of a poem of this day:
Flower of the eternal sleep
Flower of the eternal sleep
Watching with the ones who weep.
You, whose lives, so short in bloom,
Saw such bloodshed, death and gloom.
Cristina Ledo 6ºB
martes, 9 de noviembre de 2010
In Vancouver there are many places to see:
The Capilano Suspension Bridge, Kitsilano Beach, Stanley Park, Grouse Mountain, Bouchards Gardens ...
lunes, 8 de noviembre de 2010
the Atlantic Ocean in the East and the Pacific Ocean in the West.
Boston, Miami, Chicago, Las Vegas, Phoenix and many others.
These are some American monuments:
CARMEN FREIRE 6ºB
domingo, 7 de noviembre de 2010
viernes, 5 de noviembre de 2010
The country is England.
BORDERS: Scotland, North Sea, the English Channel and the Athlantic Ocean.
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Engish.
FLAG: it has a red and white cross.
CLIMATE: Oceanic and rainy.
MAIN CITIES: Birmingham, Liverpool, Oxford, ...
RELIGION: Protestants, and catholics.
FAMOUS BULDINGS: Big Ben.
CELEBRITIES: The Beatles.
jueves, 4 de noviembre de 2010
martes, 2 de noviembre de 2010
Computers and internet are a great way to look for good informacion, pages, our blogs, images, videos, etc.
This is a list of excellent websites:
-Google. It is a fantastic searcher, the best of all. -Youtube. A website to upload and share videos. It is the best of all for me.
-Wikipedia. It is a fantastic page of information. It´s got everything you want to consult.
-Blogger. It is a creator of blogs. This one!
DO YOU WANT CREATE A BLOG?
1-Go to blogger and click on create a blog.
2-Write the necessary information.
3-Write the name and the address of the blog.
4- Select your favourite design and now...
YOUR BLOG IS FINISHED!
By Yago Álvarez. Class 6B