abril 25, 2009
Galileo Galilei nació en Pisa (Italia) en el año 1564. Se dedicó a investigar sobre diversos temas científicos, pero su mayor aporte fue el que hizo a la astronomía.
En 1609, basándose en un novedoso instrumento óptico que un holandés había creado, inventó el telescopio que le permitió descubrir los satélites de Júpiter y su movimiento entorno al planeta, las fases de Venus, la Luna y la superficie lunar, las manchas solares y que la Vía Láctea estaba formada por millones de estrellas
Con estas observaciones demostró que las teorías de Copérnico eran válidas y que la Tierra y los planetas giraban alrededor del Sol.
A pesar de que era un hombre religioso y que el clero le había autorizado previamente, más tarde el Santo Oficio abrió un proceso por sus publicaciones científicas y Galileo tuvo que admitir su error, tras lo cual se le permitió cumplir su condena de por vida en su quinta de Arceti, hasta el 8 de Enero de 1642, fecha en la que falleció. En Octubre de 1992, el Papa Juan Pablo II admitió los errores cometidos por los teólogos de la Iglesia, pidió perdón y declaró el caso de Galileo cerrado.
cONCHI mARTÍN Y bLANCA bALADO
abril 16, 2009
Los niños y niñas de 3 y 4 años han ido a la granja para conocer los animales que allí viven. Han visto ovejas, conejos, pavos reales, toros, cerdos, burros, patos y gallinas. También han montado en un caballo, actividad que les encantó.
En los talleres, hicieron galletas, rosquillas y trabajaron con plantas aromáticas.
También comieron allí y nos contaron su menú, que consistía en macarrones, filete y un yogur.
Cuando les preguntamos que tal se lo pasaron dijeron todos…¡¡bien!!
Nos pareció que querían volver a la granja otra vez. Nos han contado que un niño estaba dando de comer a un pony y cuando menos se lo esperaba le mordió en el dedo menos mal que no fue grave pero el se asustó mucho.
Hemos podido escribir esto gracias a la colaboración de los alumnos y las profesoras de 3 y 4 años.
David Juan y Carlos Alache (5ºA)
abril 14, 2009
The Egyptian civilitation was formed along the Nile river. Their religion was directed by the Pharah.
His writing was throught sings and hieroglyphis at the piramids. Their architecture was made in store.
The goverment put taxes made up the sork, for examplethe farmers paid with soil products, the artisans with the objects they made, etc…
The soirts was practiced today also practice, for example wrestling, long jump, etc. The winer and the loser recived a neck laced.
Alejandro Menea (5º B)
abril 14, 2009
Easter has always been an exciting time of the year, especially for children. In the United States, there are three main things that kids always look forward to: the Easter bunny, Easter egg painting, and the Easter egg hunt.
The Easter bunny is like the Santa Claus of Easter. He always comes to the mall and waits for kids to come to him. The children go to speak to him, and then they get their picture taken with him.
Easter egg painting is another fun activity. Boiled eggs are used to paint and decorate the shell. It is also very common to dye eggs different colors and draw designs.
But the best part of all is the Easter egg hunt. This usually happens during recess at school. Plastic eggs are used to put sweets and candy inside. The plastic eggs are hidden in the grass and the kids must run and quickly find as many eggs as possible. The more eggs you find, the more candy you will eat later! When I was a kid, this was always my favorite part about Easter.
abril 14, 2009
Say HELLO to the second grade class at Alvin Dunn Elementary School in San Marcos, California. They have sent in their picture all the way from the United States and would like to tell you a little about their school and class…
School Information– The students of Alvin Dunn Elementary start school at age five in Kindergarten. Then they continue each year in first grade, second grade…and graduate from Alvin Dunn after they complete fifth grade at age ten. Then it is off to “middle school” and later “high school.” There are about 950 students at Alvin Dunn and 53 teachers. Out of the students at Alvin Dunn 85% are of Hispanic/Latino and 35% of the students are native Spanish speakers.
School Schedule– Students at Alvin Dunn start school at 9:00 in the morning (just like here at Andres Segoviga). During the school day the students get two 15 minute recesses and one 30 minute lunch. After lunch the students go out and play on the swings, skip rope, and talk with friends. After a fun day of learning at school students go home at 3:30 pm. After school there is a homework club where all students can stay and work together on their homework. The Homework Club is open from 3:30 until 5:30pm and after homework there are snacks and sports like basketball and baseball.
Mrs. Sorlie’s Class– second grade classroom is in room number sixteen. There are four different second grade classes at Alvin Dunn. In Mrs. Sorlie’s class there are twenty-four students. There are students from different parts of the world, including, The United States, Mexico, Israel, and Guatemala. In room sixteen they have a class pet hamster named “Bonnie.” The favourite time of the week for the students in room sixteen is theatre/music. During theatre/music students get to make costumes, put on plays, and sing. Last month the Mrs. Sorlie’s class worked on the “The Lion King” and learned about African dance. Other students really like art and painting! At the end of the school year Mrs. Sorlie is going with all of her students to the beach for a fieldtrip to celebrate a great year!
There sure are a lot of similarities in-between our school and Mrs. Sorlie’s school! But there also are differences. Do you have any other questions for Mrs. Sorlie’s class? If you do have more questions or would like to tell Mrs. Sorlie’s class about Andres Segovia ask your teacher about writing to them and sending them your picture!
abril 14, 2009
Valentine’s Day is important all around the world, but every country celebrates a little differently. It celebrates a saint name St. Valentine who lived in Rome around the year 200 AD. He helped Christians get married although it was illegal in Rome. People began to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a romantic day around the year 1400. The first Valentine card was written by Charles, Duke of Orleans (France) to his wife, in 1415 AD.
In the United States, Valentine’s Day is very popular. It can be a romantic day or just a day to tell people they are special. In schools, children decorate bags or boxes with hearts and flowers. Then, on Valentine’s Day, everyone brings little cards for the entire class. The cards are called Valentines and often have pictures of popular movies or cartoons (like High School Musical!) Sometimes children give little candies too, like M&Ms or sweets in the shape of a heart. Usually, there’s a special Valentine for the teacher! If you like a person, on Valentine’s Day you can ask them, “Will you be my Valentine?” Or, you can use poetry to tell them. Here’s a popular poem:
I like coffee
I like tea
I like you
Do you like me?
abril 14, 2009
Like everywhere in the world, sports are a very important part of American culture. Unfortunately, for people like me who’s favourite sport is football, it’s a little difficult to enjoy what I love back in the United States. Where he in Europe, football is a way of life, in the United States it is just another sport among many we enjoy. Football is actually called “soccer” in America and what is called football there is what everyone else in the world refers to as American Football, involving helmets and pads. Soccer is a growing sport in America though and with Major League Soccer expanding, it is attempting to become one of the world’s powerhouse leagues. As everyone knows, it has a very long way to go when competing with the power of the European leagues.
Among American football, the other mostly dominant sports in America are baseball and basketball.
As for me, I truly hope football; real football continues to grow in the USA so people can come to love the sport as I do. Part of what I have enjoyed most about living in Spain has been the opportunity to enjoy the football culture and support Real Madrid, my favourite team and my life as many at the school know.