Thursday, 26 February 2015

Word clouds - 5th primary

TOPIC: animals

Andrea Sánchez & Luz Pérez

Guillermo Álvarez & Raúl Villar

Iris Domínguez & Iria Piñón

Mara Álvarez & Marta Alves
Lucía Iglesias & Vega Rodríguez

Jaime Pérez & Pablo Vilaboa

Xoel Fonseca & Nicolás López

Joel Durán & Alberto Piñeiro

Lucía Gómez & Eva Muñoz

Mario Rodríguez

Olalla Martínez & Nicolás Troncoso

Monday, 9 February 2015

ICT activity - February

The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a world famous festival held before Lent every year and considered the biggest carnival in the world with two million people per day on the streets.

The typical Rio carnival parade is filled with revelers, floats and adornments from numerous samba school which are located in Rio (more than 200 approximately). A samba school is composed of a collaboration of local neighbours that want to attend carnival together, with some kind of regional, geographical common background.

One of the many main purposes of the Rio carnival parade is for samba schools to compete with fellow rival. This competition is the climax of the whole carnival festival in this city.

The Carnival of Venice is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy. The Carnival ends with Lent, forty days before Easter on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.

The carnival in Venice was first recorded in 1268. The subversive nature of the festival is reflected in the many laws created over the centuries in Italy attempting to restrict celebrations and often banning the wearing of masks. Masks have always been a central feature of the Venetian carnival. Venetian masks can be made in leather, porcelain or with the original glass technique. The original masks were rather simple in design, decoration, and often had a symbolic and practical function. Nowadays, most of them are made with the application of gesso and gold leaf and are all hand-painted using natural feathers and gems to decorate.

Mardi Gras is an annual carnival celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. The New Orleans Carnival season is a season of parades, balls (some of them masquerade balls), and King cake parties. It has traditionally been part of the winter social season; which at one time was when parties for  Southern  Society  women, débutante  balls, were arranged.

Celebrations are concentrated for about two weeks before and through Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras in French). There is usually one major parade each day, but many days have several large parades. The largest and most elaborate parades take place the last five days of the season. In the final week of Carnival, many events large and small occur throughout New Orleans and surrounding communities.

The parades in New Orleans are organized by Carnival “krewes”. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common throws are strings of colorful plastic beads, doubloons (aluminum or wooden dollar-sized coins usually impressed with a krewe logo), decorated plastic throw cups, and small inexpensive toys.

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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Exchange with Norway

From January 18th to 25th ten 3rd ESO students travelled to Namdalseid (Norway) as part of a school exchange. The Norwegian school's name is Namdalseid skole and is located in Namdalseid, a town 159 km far from Trondheim, the third largest city in Norway.
The experience was amazing: we rode snowmobiles, learned about ice fishing, Sami costumes, saw moose, tried skiing, etc. And the most important thing: we lived as Norwegians and made friends for life.

Thanks a lot Namdalseid community!!!!!!

You can watch a video on our Facebook page.