domingo, 22 de enero de 2012

Xin Nian Kuai Le

Or, "Happy New Year" in Chinese...
Yes. Did you know that January, 23rd. is New Year's Day in the Chinese Calendar?.
Let's celebrate it by learning some interesting facts about Chinese culture and particularly about what is special in the yar ahead. Get your computers ready and use the links provided  to find the answers to this "CYBERHUNT" all related with the Chinese New Year.
If you finish early, you can revise some of the activities Chinese people do before new Year with this GAME  (for younger students) , try some TANGRAM compositions (for the older ones) or learn how to write YOUR NAME IN CHINESE :-)

Good luck!

viernes, 6 de enero de 2012

Happy Leap Year

What is 'special' in 2012?
Why are the months called those names?
Which month is usally represented with 'two faces' ?
Which is the favourite month for people to get married?
... ?
Find the answer to these and other questions in this video. Then, do THESE EXERCISES and  answer more questions the teacher will give you.

Now we are going to create the Classrom "Official Calendar" for 2012. The teacher will give you a template and instructions to complete it, but if you want to do something different, you can find lots of possibilities at Calendar Labs. If you need to work with pictures, to alter or customize them, you can use PICNIC
And to finish, we'll try another typical custom of the English speaking world, the "New Year's Resolutions". You can learn about them HERE, then chose one (or some) that will be true for you using this "Resolutions Generator", write it/them down and tell the class about it/them.
Good Luck!!