Monday, November 28, 2011
Here's an email from Mrs Grace, a teacher at The Gardens School, who is now working at a school in Cairo, the capital of Egypt.
We have been following the situation in Egypt in current events over the year so it is interesting to have an eye-witness account of what is happening.
We hope Mrs Grace stays safe and we look forward to hearing more from her.
(Thank you Mrs Grace for leaving us messages on our chatbox.)
Well Friday night brought my first experience of live gunfire. It happened in or near our street and was followed by blaring sirens. I don’t mind admitting I was terrified. I know I asked for adventure but this is just plain stupid!!! We’ve packed our suitcases in case we need to make a quick evacuation, but are hoping it won’t come to that. School is closed Monday, Tuesday because people have to return to their hometowns to vote – think Mary and Joseph travelling to Bethlehem.
Everyone is on edge and hoping for a good outcome.
Anyway must go, the buses are leaving early to get us all home on election eve.
Take care and I’ll keep you posted.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Here is our latest entry into the STANZA Primary School Video Competition
We are learning how to ask the question "Where is...?" (¿Dónde está?) and reply with "It is here." (Está aquí.) We are learning the names and locations of countries where Spanish is spoken and we are also learning to recognise the flags of some of these countries.
Ben: ¡Hola clase! Hoy vamos a encontrar los países que hablan español.
¿Dónde está Cuba? Venezuela? Costa Rica..?
Estudiantes: Está aquí, al lado de México, Colombia..
Ben: ¿Dónde están Las Malvinas?
Callum: Aquí, este de Argentina.
Ben: ¿Puede encontrar otros países?
Ben:¿Dónde está Nueva Zelanda?
Todos: ¡Está aquí!
Te Amo T
Trent G, Harrison O, Vaughan W for help with editing the movie
Mrs Whitehead for the use of her large world map
Mrs Montofre for the use of her Chilean flag
Huia 1 for the use of props
Señora Lee for the use of other props
Mrs Vincent for help with props and students
and to everyone else who helped put our movie together
No students were harmed in the making of this movie.
2011 Theme: Aprendemos español a través de la cultura
(Learning Spanish through culture)
Students should integrate the teaching of one topic of the Spanish curriculum with
culture in the video.
Possible topics: colours and flags; calendar and festivals; popular sports; food and
Two (2) minutes maximum in length.
Please follow copyright laws.
Videos should be appropriate for all ages.
No commercial content is permitted.