sexta-feira, 31 de outubro de 2008

Today is Halloween

Wacth this movie "The nightmare before Christmas! It´s very good!

Halloween Poems

Five Little Pumpkin Sitting On A Gate

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate,
The first one said,
"Oh my, it's getting late.
"The second one said,
"But we don't care.
"The third one said,
"I see witches in the air.
"The fourth one said,
"Let's run, and run, and run.
"The fifth one said,
"Get ready for some fun.
"Then whoosh went the wind,
and out went the lights,
And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!

Haunted House

by Jack Prelutsky

There's a house upon the hilltop
We will not go inside
For that is where the witches live,
Where ghosts and goblins hide.
Tonight they have their party,
All the lights are burning bright,
But oh we will not go inside
The haunted house tonight.
The demons there are whirling
And the spirits swirl about.
They sing their songs to Halloween.
"Come join the fun," they shout.
But we do not want to go there
So we run with all our might
And oh we will not go inside
The haunted house tonight.

Halloween's day

Halloween (All Saints’ Day Eve) is a nighttime holiday in the USA, the night in the year when children’s world turns to pure fantasy. Children (from 3 to about 11 years old) start preparing their clothes and Halloween decorations week ahead. Although parents are much involved in the preparation, on Halloween they must pretend to be frightened by the masked faces that suddenly appear. There will be little witches in long black dresses with tall pointed hats and magic brooms. There is occasional adult Halloween Dance, but Halloween in the USA has become essentially a young people’s holiday.
Halloween’s origins date back to hundreds of years before Christ to the Druid festival of Samhaim, Lord of the Dead and Prince of Darkness. According to Celtic belief, Samhaim Heaven on October 31. the Sun God, who shared the holiday, received thanks for the years’s harvest.
The jack-o’-lantern, a lantern made from a hollowed pumpkin with a carved face, is the most typical of Halloween symbols. It has its origin in Ireland where it was made from a large hollowed potato or turnip. ‘Trick or treat’ likewise had its origin in Ireland, where children used to go from house to house begging food for the village Halloween festivities.
In the USA ‘trick pr treat’ and Halloween are synonyms for children. They dress up in fancy dresses and go around the neighborhood ringing doorbells. As the door opens they shout, ‘trick or treat’, and they usually get candies, cookies, and fruit. When they don’t get these things, they may play a trick on the owners of the house. These tricks are not more serious than soaped windows or some misplaced garden tools.

sábado, 18 de outubro de 2008

People through the music

My students are searching about history of music. Each group will study one decade.
1950's- rock'n roll
1960's - the rebel years
1970's -the decade of electronic music.
1980's - the new wave
1990's - a time for bands
They will search about: important facts, singers, bands, the best musics, fashion, policital, social problem and others.

Watch this video.

segunda-feira, 13 de outubro de 2008

Teacher's Day

Every day, in millions of classrooms around the world, the universal endeavour of teaching and learning takes place. The gift of literacy is passed from one generation to the next, along with love of learning and thirst for knowledge. When knowledge is shared, skills are gained and lives can be changed.
Congratulions teachers!!
A Teacher for All Seasons

A teacher is like Spring,
Who nurtures new green sprouts,
Encourages and leads them,
Whenever they have doubts.

A teacher is like Summer,
Whose sunny temperament
Makes studying a pleasure,
Preventing discontent.

A teacher is like Fall,
With methods crisp and clear,
Lessons of bright colors
And a happy atmosphere.

A teacher is like Winter,
While it’s snowing hard outside,
Keeping students comfortable,
As a warm and helpful guide.

Teacher, you do all these things,
With a pleasant attitude;
You’re a teacher for all seasons,
And you have my gratitude!

--By Joanna Fuchs

sábado, 4 de outubro de 2008

Pre Natal

Research done by students from 3º D

sexta-feira, 3 de outubro de 2008

Teen pregnancy in USA

Research done by students from 3º A
Teen pregnancy in USA