Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hello Summer!!

And a goodbye note by 'The funny girls'!!

We are very lucky to have had this blog to post our  projects. Our favourite project was saying some things about our country, Greece. In addition we loved the project about the monsters. During the year we had a fantastic time talking about different things about the English Language such as grammar theories, vocabulary etc. Moreover, we watched a video nominated for an Oscar. The only thing we want to tell you is to have a……




Goodbye Primary School!

The last two months have been crazy at school! Preparations, constructions, rehearsals...a lot of work for us all!!
Concentrated on our 'end of the year celebration' we had little time to post. We did, however, decide to do one last project and that was to discuss and write about our favourite activities this year.

It was a beautiful, beautiful year!
Our highlight was when we had a video conference in May with another school in a small city in Malta called Conspicua. We prepared and made a small presentation:

                               
 and then we watched their video-presentation and expressed our wish to meet sometime in the future.

Another fun activity was the comic book we made when we were learning about Past Tenses.

Step 1: Each one of us filled in the following worksheet to make up a story:



 And then... we mixed up our stories and illustrated them...like this:
























But why don't you watch our fun video!!



Thursday, April 25, 2013

Happy Easter!!

The English Classes of the 26th & 29th Primary Schools of Acharnes used recycleable boxes of cereal to wish you a..







See you in 2 weeks!!




Sunday, April 7, 2013

Hello Spring!



‘Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.’
 Rainer Maria Rilke

Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s Party!’
Robin Williams

An optimist is the human personification of Spring.
Susan J. Bisonnette

You can cut all the flowers
 but you cannot keep Spring from coming!
Pablo Neruda

Spring is the time of plans and projects.
Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina)

In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six 
different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.
Mark Twain

Spring would not be spring without bird songs.

Francis M Chapman

The earth laughs in flowers.

E.E. Cummings

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks ‘Go!’

Christopher Morley (John Mistletoe)

I love Spring anywhere, but if I could choose, 
I would always greet it in a garden.
Ruth Stout

In the Spring, at the end of the day, 
you should always smell like dirt.
Margaret Atwood

The sun was warm but the wind was chilly.
 You know how it is with an April day.
Robert Frost



These are just a few of our favourite spring quotes.
We used some of them
or wrote our own in crafts
 to decorate our classroom.
Take a look!





Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fools’ Day



In Britain, as in many other countries, there is a special day in the year when people play practical jokes on each other and when the media invents hoax news stories. This day is called April Fools’ Day, and takes place on 1st April.
Some April Fools’ Day hoaxes have been very easy to spot. Examples include a television report about a dinosaur in a London park, and a supermarket advertisement for ‘whistling carrots’. The supermarket advert said that when people cooked the carrots, they would start making a whistling sound as soon as they were ready to eat!
Even completely ridiculous hoaxes can fool people, however. One year, when the BBC said the government was going to ‘modernise’ London’s famous Big Ben clock by making it digital, lots of gullible people phoned the BBC to say they didn’t agree with the idea. The same thing happened a few years later when the BBC invented a story about Britain suddenly having a new national anthem, with all the words in German!

One of the most famous April Fools’ Day hoaxes was a BBC television programme in 1957 about ‘spaghetti trees’ in Switzerland. In the 1950s, most British people weren’t familiar with ‘foreign’ food such as pasta, so the programme made thousands of people think that spaghetti really did grow on trees.
In the United States, April Fools’ Day hoaxes include a 1998 advert by Burger King for a special ‘left-handed’ hamburger. The advert said that when a left-handed person bit into the burger, any sauce that dripped out would always fall to the right, away from their hand. Anyone who fell for that one must have felt quite embarrassed, but perhaps less embarrassed than the people in Sweden who put stockings on their televisions on 1st April 1962. Why did they do that? Because all Swedish televisions were black and white at the time, but an ‘expert’ had just appeared on a popular programme to say people could immediately see everything in colour if they put a nylon stocking over their sets!


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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Heal the world!

Finishing off our project with a beautiful presentation by our fellow student Konstantina!

video


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Saving our Planet Earth - the project!

We believe that:
All the people can save the Earth. 
For the protection of the environment, we should all:

Turn off the lights when you aren’t in a room.
Recycle glass, aluminum and plastic in recycling bins.
Put solar panels in the roofs of houses.
Grow your own trees in your garden.
Don’t put fires in the forests.



And you can watch our video to see what more we can all do!!


in other words...



Friday, March 15, 2013

Go Green!

Our English class in March has so far been dedicated to Planet Earth!
We talked about the dangers, pollution, recycling, how we can help save endangered species and how we can contribute to making our planet a healthier and more beautiful place to live in!

Take a look at a video-trailer of the film 'MIDWAY' ! It's a sad film about the effects of man's actions on the environment! Many innocent animals die from the plastic that people throw into the sea.

Watching it, we felt responsible for the damage to the environment!
We agreed with Steve Cutt's following short animated film that 
MAN is to blame!

video

and we decided 
to PROTEST!

stay tuned to see what we made!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Bigfoot!

And did you know that..?
Bigfoot, also known as sasquatch, is the name given to an ape-like creature that some people believe lives in forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Bigfoot is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal human-like creature. 
by Bill (Student Spirit)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Our favorite monster character

Three of our teams decided to do an assignment describing an interesting monster character, imaginary,historical or fictional! The goal was to put into practice the descriptive adjectives we learned two weeks ago in class. Can we use them in descriptions?  Let's see!

The Loch Ness Monster


The Loch Ness Monster is a legendary sea serpent which according to the legend lives in Loch Ness in northern Scotland. It is an object of study of cryptozoology. It is often found with the name Nesi (English Nessie). Reports on the existence of an unknown monster in Loch Ness date back to the 6th century but underwater surveys conducted in 2003, using sonar, failed to locate the legendary serpent.     
  
                                   
by
Nick T.
Kostas P.
Nick F.
(OVS)





Phoenix
by  Greek Students

The bird of Phoenix was honored in ancient Greece and was associated with the worship of the Sun and Apollo.
Apart from ancient Greece, the Phoenix was a very sacred symbol for other cultures: According to the Egyptians, it was named Ben (Bennu) and was at the top of the pyramid. Phoenix is ​​associated with O, the son of Osiris and Isis
 In the Jewish culture it is the only animal that does not eat from the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. According to this tradition then Eve gives all animals to eat and only he resists. So God honors the Phoenix (Hebrew Milcham) and makes him immortal.
In the beginning of ChristianismPhoenix represents Jesus Christ, who also dies and resurrects three days like the phoenix was reborn in three days. The symbolism may be evident at many temples in Greece.
The Scary Creature!!!
by Funny Girls

The Scary Creature is a dinosaur with yellow eyes and a big nose. This creature lives near the volcanoes. Sometimes the Scary Creature throws out fire from its mouth. It has got big teeth, a small mouth, a big eyebrow and a long face. It is one-eyed, beautiful, disgusting and wicked. It wears boggy boots. If we catch it, it will fill us with bacteria. We have seen this creature and it’s very scary, but on the inside it is good-hearted. We love this creature!!!!!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Don't say it, Bake it!! Part 3


Greek Students!!!
Recipe:
Apple Pie!!!

Ingredients:
·     1 sheet puff pastry
·    2 tablespoons brandy
·    3 big apples                    
·    1 tablespoon butter
·    300g. sugar
·    1 cinnamon stick

Execution:
      Initially ,cut the apples.Then melt the butter in a pan, add the apples and then the sugar. When the sugar is melted, add the brandy and the cinnamon stick. Leave for 11 -12 minutes until it  starts to smell nice and cut the pastry sheet in half. Place it in a pan and add the apples. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Don't say it, bake it!! - Part 2

On Monday we tasted a few cake recipes and decided they were all amazing!!
Here are some pictures of our creations!



They look delicious- imagine how they tasted!!

The cupcake recipe that you see in the first picture can be found on Jamie Oliver's official site, at the following link:
http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chocolate-recipes/children-s-party-cake

The recipe for the cake made by Student Spirit (second picture) is:

What  you need:
·     1 cup flour
·     1 cup sugar
·     2 tablespoons chocolate powder
·     4 eggs
·     125 g butter
·     ½  cup milk
·     1 orange zest

   What to  do:
First we mix the butter with the sugar for one minute.Next we add four eggs  and  the milk.  Two minutes later we add the flour and the orange zest. In the end we add the two tablespoons of chocolate. Bake the cake for forty-five minutes at 180C.     

And here's another Chocolate Cake recipe by
Ollympic Village Students 



You will need:
1 cup of butter in room                                  temperature
 2 cups of sugar
 4 eggs
 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
 4 cups of flour
 1 teaspoon of baking powder
 ½  cup of cocoa
1 cup of milk





Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Welcome back to school!!

Yesterday we watched  a really fun video in class! It was with Telmo & Tula, two amazing and fun cartoon characters  making a fresh forest fruit salad!! Yum yum!!

video

So...we decided to choose our own favourite recipes and post them as our next project!

See you soon!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Christmas in other countries!


HO,HO,HO!!Crazy students wish you a Happy New Year!!
Let's talk about Christmas in the other countries!!

ICELAND
Christmas or Yule  is a celebration starting four Sundays before the 24th  and ending thirteen days later or on January 6. Traditionally Icelanders will light four candles one each Sunday until the 24th. At 6:00 pm Church bells ring at that time and people either sit down for holiday dinner or attend mass at a church  . After that they open gifts and spend the evening together. In Iceland people over the Yule holidays most often eat Most popular dishes are smoked lamb, ptarmigan and turkey. Pork is also very popular.
ROMANIA AND MOLDAVA
Christmas in Romania is on December 25 and is generally considered the second most important religious Romanian holiday after Easter. In Moldova, although Christmas is celebrated on 25 December like in Romania, 7 January is also recognized as an official holiday . Celebrations begin with the decoration of the Christmas tree during daytime on 24 December, and in the evening (Christmas Eve, in Romanian: Ajunul Crăciunului) Moş Crăciun (Father Christmas) delivers the presents.The singing of carols is a very important part of Romanian Christmas festivities. On the first day of Christmas, many carolers walk through the streets of the towns and villages, holding a star made of cardboard and paper on which are depicted various scenes from the Bible. Romanian tradition has the smallest children going from house to house, singing carols and reciting poems and legends during the whole Christmas season. The leader of the group carries with him a star made of wood, covered with metal foil and decorated with bells and coloured ribbons. An image of the Nativity is painted on the star's centre, and this piece of handiwork is attached to the end of a broom or other long stick.
Portugal
Christmas , an official holiday in Portugal , is widely celebrated and is associated with family gathering. People who have moved to the main cities, like Lisbon or Porto , or even those who have emigrated to other countries, still travel to their home towns and villages to spend Christmas Eve with their families. After the Missa do Galo (Rooster's Mass) that celebrates the birth of Christ, families gather around the Consoada , the late supper held on Christmas Eve. The traditional dish is Bacalhau com todos, although, in northern Portugal, the Bacalhau is often replaced by octopus. The Christmas dinner usually ends with Fatias Douradas (golden slices), Filhoses and Sonhos (dreams), all deserts based on fried flour or fried bread. Another traditional cake is the king cake served on Epiphany. Nowadays, Santa Claus or Pai Natal is most popular among children but, nevertheless, in some regions, people still believe that is the Menino Jesus (Baby Jesus) that brings presents to children.

Our Christmas Traditions!!


Greek Students!!

Christmas in Greece is a big celebration for Greek people. Christmas is always time of the year the best for us. Housewives make  candies, roast turkey and pork for the Christmas table and they never forget the Christmas bread. One to two weeks before Christmas we decorate the Christmas tree and the house with colorful lights. During the Christmas holidays we don’t have school for two weeks, of course. On Christmas Eve we sing Christmas carols.
For us Christmas is always a new start!!!



Funny Girls!!

Christmas in Greece is one of the biggest religious celebrations. All over the country, children go from house to house to sing the Carols for Christmas Day, New Year's and Epiphany. On Christmas Day housewifes make Christmas sweets, turkey, steak, pork and other specialties. On Christmas Eve Greeks cut New Year’s pie in which they've inserted a Christmas coin for good luck. A few days before Christmas we decorate our house so beautifully with flashing lights and decorations. There are people on islands, such as Chios, who decorate a Christmas boat.