miércoles, 2 de noviembre de 2011

Halloween in the USA

In October, Halloween appears everywhere!  Stores sell special candy and costumes, restaurants sell Halloween food, and special shows appear on television.

Children love to dress up in costumes.  Some traditional costumes include ghosts, witches, werewolves, vampires, black cats.  Kids also like to dress up like cartoon characters and role models.  Some examples include insects, princesses, and ninjas.

People love to buy Halloween candy.  Some candies are chocolate like Hershey's, Crunch bars, Snickers, Kit Kats, Milky Ways, and M&M's.  Other candies include Warheads, lollipops, gum, Lemonheads, jawbreaker, gummies, and Skittles.  There are also special candies only sold at Halloween.  They are candy corn and carmel apples.  Many foods get special packaging in black and orange for the holiday.

Children love to go trick or treating.  They go from house to house asking for candy.  There is a famous poem they love to say.

Trick or treat,
Smell my feet,
Give me something good to eat!

Families like to carve pumpkins and decorate their houses, too.  That's what we do in the USA for Halloween!

We look forward to learning more about Dia de los Muertos!

(We apologize for our tardiness.  Our last Spanish lesson was cancelled due to change in field trip plans.  We were hoping to write some of it in Spanish during that lesson, too.  We'd love to work with you again!)

P.S. We heard that you have iPads.  What do you use them for?

domingo, 23 de octubre de 2011

Noticias del día de muertos.

Para este proyecto hablaremos del día de muertos a través de noticias.

1. En parejas, buscamos en internet información acerca de esta tradición. La leímos para compartirla con el grupo.

2. Luego redactamos la información en forma de noticia.

3. Tomamos fotos a nuestro trabajo para compartirlo.

Ahora nos gustaria que compartieras tu opinión respescto a:

¿cómo celebras el día de muertos?, ¿pones ofrenda y cuáles son algunos de los elementos que se colocan en ella?, ¿asistes a eventos o exposiciones relacionados con esta tradición?

jueves, 8 de septiembre de 2011

jueves, 27 de enero de 2011



You may read the last entry to remember what QUICK AND DEEP questions are!!!!

You may write in ENGLISH or SPANISH

The Power of Question involves two kind of questions: quick questions and deep questions.

* The quick questions are those which answers are found in the story or picture.
Example: What kind of clothes Alice was wearing when she went out from her house?
Answer: 1. Long underwear, thermal top, thick socks, etc.

* The deep questions are the ones which answers are found within ourselves. There is no correct answer for these questions because the answers involves personal experience and opinions and help us go beyond the story.

After reading Inanimate Alice Chapter 3 ( http://inanimatealice.com/episode2) I came up with two deep questions that I would like to share with you.

1. What would have happened if Alice wouldn't have been alone while her parents were out?
I think that Alice wouldn't have worried so much and she would have stayed home instead of risking herself by going out during the snowstorm.

2. What would have happened if Alice wouldn't have heard Brad's voice in her head during the snowstorm?
In my opinion, Alice wouldn't have been calm and she wouldn't have heard her parents coming back to help her.

As you can see, I'm answering according to my particular point of view. That's why we can find different answers to deep questions.

Now is your turn. Write two deep questions about the story and share your answers.

Enjoy this experience!!