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THANKSGIVIND DAY

 November 2018

"O día de Acción de Gracias" (Thanksgiving Day), é unha celebración tradicional dos Estados Unidos e Canadá. Nos Estados Unidos celébrase o cuarto xoves do mes de novembro, e en Canadá o segundo luns de Outubro.

A historia sobre "Thanksgiving" comeza no ano 1620 cando un barco chamado "Mayflower" con cen ingleses "pilgrims" a bordo chega ao que se consideraba o novo mundo, concretamente a Plymouth (Massachusetts)

Alí quixeron iniciar unha nova vida pero moitos deles non conseguiron superar o inverno, xa que non tiñan alimentos, e moitos morreron de fame ou frío. Coa chegada da primavera coñeceron aos primeiros nativos americanos. Os nativos americanos axudaron aos Pilgrims aprendéndolles a cazar e a pescar, ademáis de a cultivar millo, cabaza, etc. Como mostra de agradecemento os Pilgrims invitaron aos seus novos amigos americanos a un banquete onde se comeron entre outros produtos "turkey" e de ahí ven a tradición.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Na actualidade nos Estados Unidos o día de Thanksgiving familiares e amigos reúnense para compartir un delicioso banquete onde non pode faltar o famosísimo pavo. Este banquete é igual de importante para eles  que para nós a  cea de Noiteboa ou Nadal

 

 

O seguinte día a "Thanksgiving" os comercios inician as rebaixas navideñas, ese venres hai grandes descontos polo que moitísima xente sae a mercar e abarrotan todos os centros comerciais. Por  iso aquí en España, xa o ano pasado vimos folletos publicitarios   que ofertaban grandes rebaixas ese día baixo o titular de "Black Friday" a pesar de que aquí nin coñecemos nin celebramos ese  día... ata agora.

 

THANKSGIVING STORY 

 

 KNOW ABOUT THANKSGIVING

CLICK ON THE TURKEY

 

HALLOWEEN IS COMING!

October 2018

 

Here are some English songs we are singing in class. Have fun with them!

 

KNOCK, KNOCK, TRICK OR TREAT 

 

 STIRRING THE BREW

 

FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS SITTING ON A GATE 

 

 

BABY SHARK HALLOWEEN

 

 

 

Do you like Room on the broom?

Here is the video. Enjoy it!

 

 

HALLOWEEN, SAMAÍN AND DAY OF THE DEAD

October 2018

In Toledo (Ohio) people celebrate Halloween, on October 31st.

They also celebrate Day of the Dead ( "Día de Mortos") on November 1st and 2nd. 

This is a Mexican holiday, but it is celebrated in many American communities with Mexican residents, like Ohio.

 

Learn about

"SAMAÍN, HALLOWEEN and DAY OF THE DEAD"

 

 

 Children from 1st to 6th are going to see and talk about it in English class.

 

Both, Samain and Halloween come from a Celt festival ( "Samhain"). Celts celebrated Samhain for “the end of summer”. It was the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter (the "darkest half" of the year)

 

The ancient Celts lived in Ireland  too. In the XVIII and XIX centuries, Irish emigrated to USA. In America, they continued celebrating Samhain.

 

Lots of years after, Samhain  turned into Halloween.

 

Esta é a presentación en galego

"SAMAIN, HALLOWEEN E DÍA DE MORTOS"

 

 

 

 More things!! Would you like to know about Halloween  in Ohio?

Click on the picture.

"HALLOWEEN IN OHIO"

 

 

 

 

 

HI EVERYONE!

 October 2018

 

Welcome to a new school year! 

We have started October with Jesse, our language auxiliar. He is American. He is from ToledoOhio

 

Toledo is close to Toronto, Canada. That is the city where our last auxiliar Stephanie lives.

  They are only separated by Lake Erie.

Look for Toledo and Toronto on this map:

 

Children have started with lots of energy this year! We prepared a special activity for welcoming Jesse on his first day at school.

All the Primary children made this lovely and loooong mural:  

 

 

Jesse is going to give linguistic support in English to our students in Primary , during Art and English classes.

For introducing himself, he prepared an amazing presentation.

He explained lots of interesting things about Toledo (the "Glass City") and about himself. He talked about his state, family, hobbies, job, favourite things, pets,...

 

Here are some of the things he talked about in class:

 

Thank you, Jesse!! We are lucky to have you here... Children are going to learn a lot and have  fun with you this year!

 



 

The T-Shirt Day

 
This was a nice activity we did in Primary , from 1st to 6th level. That day the children had to wear a T-shirt with a message written in English. Once in class, we read all the  messages with our language auxiliar, Stephanie. We had to write on a sheet our favourites and, after that, we designed our own T-shirt... 
 
This is the mural with all the works and the photos with their wonderful T-shirts
 

BYE, STEPHANIE!

June 2018

 

We wanted to take a photo with our language assistant to have nice memories of her stay in our school.

 

OUR BEST WISHES FOR STEPHANIE

June 2018

 

Our students said goodbye to Stephanie, expressing their love, best wishes and thanks for her help. 

  Certainly, our Canadian language assistant is going to be in their hearts forever... She has been really charming with all the children.

 

 

 

We made a book with all the pictures that the kids drew for her.

Children: she loved all your drawings!!

They are wonderful!!

 

 
 
For the farewell, Stephanie made delicious Canadian cookies: mapple syrup cookies.
What a lovely girl!! Eveybody wants the recipe, of course...
 
           

                          
 
 
 
Thank you, Stephanie, for this amazing year! Thanks for every moment in our Arts and English class and for sharing with us your sweetness, your art lessons, your culture, your favourite readings and games... everything!!
 
Have a nice summer and good luck in your new projects! You will be always in our hearts and we will miss you next year, you know... 
See you soon!
 
 
 

LAST DAYS WITH STEPHANIE

June 2018
 
 
 
During these last days with Stephanie, we have been playing  some traditional games with preschoolers and primary children: " Ring around the rosie",
 
"Button, button, who´s got the button?"
 
 
 "Stella Ella Ola"
 
 
This is the version Stephanie sang:
 
Stella ella ola, clap clap clap,
say es chico chico, chico chico clap,
say es chico chico, below, below,
the toilet over flows,
say 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
 

"Duck, duck, goose"
 

We had really fun!
 
Some of the students watched a video based on one of her favourite books: "The paper bag princess", by Robert Munsch. Here is the story:
 
 
 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

April 2018

April 23rd was Stephanie´s birthday. 5th and 4th graders wanted to give her a surprise. They themselves organized the party. Thank you, children!! You are so lovely!! And the cake was delicious...thank you, Zayra!

 

 

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