jueves, 22 de junio de 2017

Premio Aulas Ecológicas 2016/17.

Un año más, y ya vamos por la tercera edición, los alumnos de la ESO han participado en el Concurso de las Aulas Ecológicas. El premio ha sido pasar una refrescante jornada en Cúa, que este año se ha disfrutado especialmente por el calor que no nos abandona. !!!Enhorabuena a los ganadores, 2ºC !!! Y muchas gracias por vuestra participación. Un recuerdo especial  y nuestro agradecimiento a las/los voluntarias/os de 1º de Bachillerato de letras. NOS VEMOS EL CURSO PRÓXIMO y BUEN VERANO.





miércoles, 21 de junio de 2017

¿Qué es un glaciar?

Seguro que tienes una idea de qué son los glaciares, pero los alumnos de 4º de ESO de Biología y geología  nos explican de una manera divertida, ingeniosa y muy ilustrativa qué son y cómo se forman esas enormes masas de hielo e incluso nos invitan a un viaje en drom para descubrir algunos de ellos.









Os dejo el vídeo que han elaborado para que lo disfrutéis. ¡Enhorabuena por vuestro trabajo chic@s!!







vídeo elaborado por: Héctor Martínez, Tamara Canedo, Martín López y Diego Vilor.












martes, 20 de junio de 2017

CULTURE TALKS: USA

Tammy is from New Jersey, near New York, but now she lives in A Coruña. She has lived in Spain for five years. She works for the editorial Burlington Books and she travels far and wide to give cultural talks to the students. 
On Tuesday, June 6th she came to our school to check if the students still remembered what they had learned about USA, but did they?
Well, someone thought that Donald Trump was the first president of US! No way! He's the 45th! George Washington would turn in his grave if he knew. Also, many students confused sons to mean children and they said that Barack Obama has got two sons. It is true that he has got two children, but they are daughters.
It is said that USA and Britain are two countries divided by the same language. Tammy gave examples of words that are used in American English that are different in British English, such as underpants / pants, elevator / lift, French fries / chips, trunk / boot, cookies / biscuits.
Tammy also told us about an incredible woman from Nebraska, Molly Schuyler, who holds the record for eating around 6 kilos of steak, three baked potatoes, three side salads, three rolls and three shrimp cocktails in just twenty minutes and she only weighs 55 kilos. Her competitors were green with envy. How does she do it?
Tammy reminded us about the pilgrims that came to the New World on the Mayflower and that they celebrated the first Thanksgiving dinner with the Native Americans that helped them survive the first winter. She ended up with the the quiz "Who wants to be a millionaire?"
 
The smart ones received the unique, limited edition, state-of-the-art writing machines. I hope they will use them to write top mark tests. Let's hope for the best...!
Thank you Tammy for your entertaining talk.

lunes, 19 de junio de 2017

USA PROJECT

One of the compulsary readers in 2º ESO is the book "All about the USA". After reading and listening to it the students got to know the country, they learned about its history, traditions, famous American people, places of breathtaking beauty, myths and legends. 
In the second term, the class of 2ºBC ESO read the book with the help of Elizabeth, the language assistant from Arizona, who explained the facts  and helped the students to improve their pronuciation.
We decided to get the students to do some further research. First, the classs was divided into seven groups of three students  and each group was assigned a number of states which shared similar characteristics. Next, all the members of each group had to search for information, discuss their findings and finally do a powerpoint presentation to the class. They worked very hard indeed.
Last but not least, we decided to create a map where they could show pictures, some essential information, the names of the 50 states and the capital cities.
We photocopied a big map of the USA and cut out the states from hard paper of different colours. In the third term, Andee, the language assistant from Chicago, helped us to carry out the project.
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All the students cooperated and joined efforts to achieve their goal.
The students are proud of their work. Well done!😊

And this is the final result, a map with different layers.
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jueves, 15 de junio de 2017

ANDEE

Third term
On April 19th Andee Kaluzna, an American volunteer, came to our school to share her experiences with us and to learn about our country. One of our reporters, Lorena Merayo in 1ºBach CIT, tells us about this incredible woman who has come from the other side of the Atlantic to take part in the Teach in Spain programme for the third school term. The objective of the programme is to boost our knowledge of English and broaden our minds with this cultural exchange. Here is Lorena's report.

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Her name is Andee. She was born on July 8th, in Chicago, near the shore of Lake Michigan, which is her favourite place. She has three children, two sons and a daughter. Her family is Jewish and she is Jewish too.   

When she was young, she studied business to be a buyer for small fashion shops. She had a plumbing business. Her job is unusual. She is a landlord who has rented a big building to a business for the past five years. 
This stay in The Bierzo is her fourth time in Spain. She visited Barcelona (for a plumbing business fair), San Sebastian, Seville and Madrid. She has always liked Spain and the Spanish way of life. In primary school, high school and university she took Spanish classes. She wanted to live in a country where people spoke Spanish, so she decided to take advantage of this experience.
Andee paid $800 for the programme to come here, plus the airfare. In Spain she has tried octopus, pork tripe, cheek and lips, beef tongue, wild pig and so on. She likes Spanish people because they are friendly and kind.
Andee says that in the United States, students cannot call their teachers by their first names and the students are the ones who move around the school. She told us many interesting things like the importance of sports in schools there. Also, if you do sports, your marks will improve!
It is really interesting to meet people from other countries! Thank you Andee!😘