viernes, 15 de febrero de 2019

A CRUSTACEAN OR AN ALIEN

From the darkness of the deep sea to the coast of Vigo.
 The tiny crustaceans Phronima are terrifying: they kill plankton, eat their insides and ride around the ocean in the planktons' cold, dead husks. Later, after Phornima lay their eggs in these husks, their babies come bursting out of their victims' bodies to begin the cycle. 
And they're not exactly friendly looking
There is an interesting anecdote which claims that the crustacean  Phronima, served as the inspiration for the alien queen first seen in James Cameron’s, Alien.

If you want to learn more about the `Alien´ found in Vigo click HERE


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By Mayra

miércoles, 13 de febrero de 2019

THE CONTINENTS




 
















by Marimí

lunes, 11 de febrero de 2019

CHINESE FORTUNE ENVELOPES

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At Lunar New Year, it’s tradition to give the gift of a bright, beautiful red envelope (known as 紅包, hóngbāo) to your friends and family. But not just any old envelope. These are filled with money - and symbolize good wishes and luck for the new year ahead.
The importance of the hóngbāo isn’t the cash held inside; it’s actually the envelope itself. 
The red color symbolizes good luck and prosperity in Chinese (and other East Asian) cultures.
Last Friday at school we were very happy to receive our Red Envelopes
Remember, those who receive a red envelope are wished another safe and peaceful year.





By Mayra

martes, 5 de febrero de 2019

新年快乐


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This week, millions of people will be celebrating Chinese New Year.
Chinese New Year will begin on Tuesday 5 February 2019.
The reason the new year falls at this time is because it marks the start of the lunar new year, which is when there is the start of a new moon.
This is different to the 'Gregorian' calendar which always starts on 1 January.
Because it depends on the moon, the date of Chinese New Year actually changes each year, but it will always fall some time between 21 January and 20 February.

Watch this video if you want to know more about this celebration



By Victor, Sara & Mayra



miércoles, 30 de enero de 2019

PEACE DAY


The `School Day of Non-violence and Peace' 30th January is the anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi. 

At school this week 5th graders and Infants Year 2 have been working on the project 
 `1000 Cranes for Peace'.

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Sadako Sasaki was a 12-year-old Japanese girl who died of leukemia, a victim of radiation from the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. 
An ancient Japanese legend says that anyone who folds 1,000 paper cranes will be granted a wish, so Sadako folded the cranes hoping she would recover and one day run again. But she died on October 25, 1955. She never gave up, folding the cranes until her last day, inspiring her friends and classmates.
 Nowadays the 1,000 cranes represent a universal call to world peace.

By Victoria, Inés, Sara, Bea & Mayra




ECOSYSTEMS



By Marimí & Mayra

viernes, 25 de enero de 2019

"PERSONAJES MENUDOS, MENUDOS PERSONAJES”

"PERSONAJES MENUDOS, MENUDOS PERSONAJES”

5th grade students are taking part in a drawing contest
 "Personajes menudos, menudos personajes"
Their works will be displayed in CentroCentro
Click here if you want to find out more

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By Sara & Mayra