Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Exams NEXT WEEK! Thanksgiving is on THURSDAY

Next week we are going to have exams for UNIT 2 for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades.
4ºA, 5ºA & 5ºB: Monday 29th November
3ºA, 4ºB, 6ºA & 6ºB: Tuesday 30th November

On THURSDAY it is going to be THANKSGIVING.


Thanksgiving is an American celebration, that is celebrated in the U.S.A. the 4th Thursday in November every year.
Thankgiving is also celebrated in Canada on the 2nd Monday in October.

2.The story of Thanksgiving:

The Native Americans helped the English who arrived from England in 1621 in Plymouth Colony in Massachussetts.
The Native Americans gave the English pilgrims food.
The English pilgrims were VERY hungry.
The Native Americans saved them.
The English pilgrims celebrate this day as a day to say THANKYOU.

3. What do people do?

(A)It is traditional for families to have a traditional meal imitating the food that the Native Americans offered the English pilgrims.

Main course- turkey, stuffing, different types of potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy and maize and other vegetables.
Dessert- pumpkin pie.

In 1621 the Native Americans offered turkey and vegetables and pumpkins to the English pilgrims.

The English pilgrims had never tasted pumpkins or maize.

(B) Thanksgiving is a HOLIDAY.

There are Thanksgiving Day parades in some cities and towns on Thanksgiving Day.
There are American football games. There is a long weekend.
A lot of people have a holdiay.
There is no school.
The government offices, banks and businesses are closed on Thanksgiving Day.
3ºA & b: Parts of the face ( eyes, ears, nose, mouth)
4ºA & B :
Furniture ( muebles).
Places in a town.
BODY games. HOKEY COKEY match game. BODY QUIZ
5ºA & B :
Listening & vocabulary:
ANIMALS ( There are lots of games about animals):
Find the dragon ( wings, teeth, horn,etc.)
Video about pets ( DOG)
6ºA & B :
Vocabulary: CLOTHES & HAIR colour(GREAT!!!!!!!I Like this!!! ) Match the kit to the football
Song- I'm going to ride my bike until I get old. ( The song starts at 48 seconds) ( going to cantado siempre suena "gonna")
I'm gonna getcha = I'm going to get you ( te voy a conseguir). The song says " I'm going to love you, you're going to fall in love")

Friday, 29 October 2010

We celebrated Hallowe'en today at school

Today we celebrated HALLOWE'EN in Carlos Ruiz Public School.
We had lots of fun with the games: apple bobbing, the secret box and "put the spoon on the witch" and "put the top on the pumpkin".
Lola and the students (parents) of 6ºB prepared food for a 6th grade party. What a fantastic idea! Lola gave me the websites for recipes for Hallowe'en food.
Maybe some of you are going to have a HALLOWE'EN PARTY this weekend? Here are the excellent websites she gave me:

Click on this link for merengues and galletas como dedos.

Click on this link for bizcocho de calabaza y galletas.

Click n this link for muchas recetas.

Click here to go to mundopostres.com

Thursday, 28 October 2010

We celebrate HALLOWE'EN tomorrow! ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡TRAED UNA MANZANA!!!!!!!!!!!

TOMORROW we are going to celebrate HALLOWE'EN!

All the boys and girls are going to play Hallowe'en games and wear fancy dress (Check out this website).

Click here then select an image for a mask...
This week we did lots of crafts in school.
If you are preparing a HALLOWE'EN PARTY, look on this website for ideas.
Click here to print out free invitations.



9.45 - 10.25 4ºA and 1ºA
10.40-11.30 6ºA, 2ºB and 3ºA

After break:
12.10 -12.50 6ºB and 1ºB

After lunch:
15.05-15.40 4ºB and 5ºA
15.45- 16.15 5ºB, 2ºA and 3ºB

What time do we perform our poems and raps in front of the infants?
3ºA 15.30 Black cats, balck bats chant
4ºA 15.35 5 little pumpkins
5ºA 15.40 Trick or treat rap
4º B 15.45 5 little pumpkins
15.50 5ºB Trick or treat rap
15.55 3ºB Incy wincy spider

What games?



See you tomorrow!
Almudena, Lola and Pamela

Friday, 22 October 2010

Happy weekend!

Next week we are going to celebrate HALLOWE'EN.

On FRIDAY 29th OCTOBER we will celebrate Hallowe'en in school.
The 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will say a CHANT for the infants.
The 6h graders are learning to sing THRILLER ( Michael Jackson).
Here is the full version of THRILLER.

Here is the part where the zombies dance:

Here a dance teacher shows you the dance steps. It is very difficult!!! Can you do it?

CONTROL UNIT 1 for 3ºA, 4ºA and 4ºB next week.


Wednesday, 20 October 2010


Hey kids of 6th grade!!

Maybe THRILLER is too difficult?

How about this song from TRUE BLOOD: I wanna do bad things with you:
Dime si os gusta esta canción...

Here is the song with the lyrics:

Thursday, 7 October 2010


Hello kids!
THIS WEEK AT SCHOOL ( 4th-8th of October 2010):

3rd grade:



We are learning about school subjects, school people and places in the school. Try this GAME: You have to hit the different teachers with paper planes.

4th GRADE:


We are learning about towns and cities. Here is a GAME about place in a town.

5th GRADE:

We are learning about LOTS of parts of our body. Here is a GAME about body parts.
Here is a good song about the BODY... ( MOVING- MACACO)


All the people moving,

One move for just one dream.

6th GRADE:

We are learning lots of words related to climates around the world. Try these 3 games:
GAME 1 ;


OK, I'm going to repeat MIKA's song about the RAIN. It is related to this unit:


3rd A: Sing the song ( TRACK 2) and listen to the story ( track 10) or watch the story on the computer.

4thA & 4thB : Sing the song from UNIT 1 ( CD track 2) and listen to the story from UNIT 1 or watch the story on the computer( CD track 10).

5th A & 5th B: Learn the 16 BODY words : page 37 Grammar and Writing Booklet- TEST on Wednesday 13th October.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Here are some DOGS to help you speak English.

I am going to put this video on the blog for Mother's Day to help you practise your English.

You can listen to the dogs and practise I LOVE MY MAMA!!

This is a very funny video!

1) I love Mama ( quiero mi mamá)
2) I love my Mama
3) I love you ( te quiero)
4) Hello THIS IS MY FAVOURITE!!! This dog is a dalmation.
5) I want it ( lo quiero)
6) run around ( dar vueltas... el perro quiere dar una vuelta por el parque...)
7) I want my Mama ( quiero= necesito mi mamá)

Sunday, 26 September 2010


Next week, 6th grade are going to learn about BIOMES.
Click on a colour on the map to find information about the climate in the biome.
6th grade are going to practise there is / there are in all forms. We are going to look at the weather.

5th grade are going to learn about the BODY.
Here's a game about the body.
5th grade are going to practise have got, can and can't.

4th grade are going to learn about words for the house and the town. They are going to practise there is/there are.

3rd grade are going to learn about school : people who work in school, school subjects and rooms.

FINALLY, here is a MAGIC TRICK. You need a pencil and paper.
It is AMAZING! The monkey guessed my number correctly EVERY TIME!!!!!

Friday, 24 September 2010

What do you want to do this weekend?

What do you want to do this weekend?

WANT TO ( es para indicar algo que quieres hacer.. yo quiero leer, yo quiero dormir....etc.)

I want to read in peace.

I want to sleep until 9:30 tomorrow morning.

I want to watch TV.

I want to walk in the village.

I want to go to bed late.

I want to relax.

I don't want to cook.

I don't want to clean the house.

I don't want to get up at 7:30.

I like this song.

Freddie Mercury ( the singer) says I want to break free ( él quiere liberarse)
The video begins in a typical industrial town in the North of England. The houses are called TERRACED houses and usually were for miners.

6thA and 6thB: Translate page 37 Grammar and Writing Book Unit 1 SPARKS 6.
6thA: Finish copying the song "My life is so busy"
5thB & 5thA : Translate page 37 Grammar and Writing Book Unit 1 SPARKS 5.
4thA : Translate page 37 Grammar and Writing Book Unit 1 SPARKS 4

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Hello kids!

I LOVE Sponge Bob.
Do you like Sponge Bob?

Here is a NEW music video about BICYCLES.
I LIKE this song!

The song was released on 19th September 2010.
Mark Ronson is the singer. He is riding a bike in LONDON. He is 35 years old!
The chorus (estribillo) is:
I'm gonna ride my bike until I get home ( x4)

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Peace One Day 2010

Today is Peace One Day 2010.
Peace Day One is the idea of Jeremy Giller.
Every year 192 countries that form UNITED NATIONS celebrate peace.

At noon ( 12:00) there is one minute of silence.

There is a ceasefire for 24 hours (= un alto al fuego).
Doctors vaccinate children in countries at war.
Organisations take food to people in countries at war.

There are music concerts for peace around the world.
There are friendly football matches.

Here is JAMES MORRISON. He is singing " Peace perfect peace" in the Peace One Day concert 2007:

Here are the LYRICS: Es una canción sencilla y muy bonita . Traduzco únicamente lo que pienso que es difícil
Peace perfect peace
I cry for peace in this neighbourhood (= vecindad)
Love perfect love
I beg you for love (=os pido amor)
in this neighbourhood
The water can't cool the fire (= el agua no puede enfria el fuego)
Only the Lord can save us (=solamente nos puede salvar Dios)
I take one look inside and this is what I see
We need more love in this* community

(* puede ser this o my)

Monday, 20 September 2010

Today is Monday

Hello kids!
I had a good weekend.
I went to the province of Segovia.
We fished in the River Duratón.
We pedalled on boats.
What did you do?

Today is Monday. I don't like Mondays.
Here is a song, called " I don't like Mondays"

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Today it rained.


Today it rained.

Here is a song about RAIN....
Do you like the rain?

Do you hate the rain?
Alma the P.E. teacher likes the rain.
I like the rain.
MIKA hates the rain.

MIKA says I HATE DAYS LIKE THIS ( Odio días como estos)...
Click on MIKA for the original video or watch this video witht he lyrics ( lyrics = la letra de la canción).

The chorus is: ( el estribillo)

More than this
Whatever it is (sea lo que sea)
Baby I hate days like this (cariño, odio días como estos)
When it rain, rain, rains ............

I LOVE the song! :)

3rdA: We wrote numbers: 10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90 and 100.
We sang songs
5th A: We learnt words about computers: icons, click, website, e-mail, download, file
5thB : We learnt words about computers.We sang a song about SURF SURF SURFING THE NET.
4thB. We learnt the alphabet in English.

We played in the playground. We ate dinner. We went home. It rained!!!!!!!!!!!


Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Hi kids!

Hi kids!

Today I saw classes 3rdA, 4thA, 5thB,6thA and 5thA.

Here's a song by the black-eyed peas to help you with the DAYS OF THE WEEK.

(Pea= guisante. black-eyed = que tiene como un ojo negro.)
Este grupo de música se llama realmente " Los guisantes con el ojo negro". Hahaha!!! :)

(MINUTE 3:00)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Friday, Saturday, Saturday and Sunday
We know what we do
We know what we say
Party every day
P-P-P- party every day

Tonight's gonna be a good night......
(Tonight's gonna be a good day.....)

All the people learned this dance. They did the dance in Chicago for a television programme as a surprise. ( mira la cara de la presentadora..no lo esperaba). Chicago is a fantastic city in the North of the U.S.A.

Look at the kids. Can you dance this dance?

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Hello kids!

Hello students of Carlos Ruiz school!
This is a blog for our school for ENGLISH.

Here you can fnd videos and songs.
You can check your homework here.
This term we are going to study units 1,2 and 3 of SPARKS .
Sparks = chispas.

Here is my first video for you.
Do you know this advert?
Do you like this advert ? ( advert = anuncio)
Do you like the song?

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life......


6º A & 6ºB : Activity Book page 2.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Hello kids!

Hello kids.
School begins next week.

I am going to teach ENGLISH to these classes: 3ºA, 4ºA, 4ºB, 5ºA, 5ºB, 6ºA and 6ºB.

I am going to post the homework here every week:





Also, I am going to link videos and websites to this blog
a) for fun
b) to help you with your English
Here's ALEJANDRO ( Lady Gaga).
Se usa "don't" en el estribillo. "Don't" es para dar un orden en negativo:
En la clase algunas veces diré : Don't talkin Spanish! Don't be nosiy!
Lo más importante es aprender don't en este video. Es útil para recordar " no hagas....."
Don't open the windows in December!
Don't run in the classroom!
Don't jump on the tables1
Don't eat sweets!
Don't close the windows in June!
Don't forget your homework!

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Today it is windy

Hello everybody!

This week in 4ºB we are studying the time in English.
This link takes you to a video to practise the time.
Here is a website with lots of games to practise the time.

We are also studying GOING TO.

What are YOU going to do today?

I am going to look on Internet for exercises for my classes.
I am going to look on Internet for videos for Social Studies lessons.
I am going to make a cup of tea at quarter to six.
I am going to telephone my Mam at six o'clock.
I am going to read a book at half past six.
I am going to cook dinner at half past eight.
I am going to watch television at ten o'clock.
I am going to go to bed at half past eleven.

Carlota is going to study at six o'clock.
Carlota is going to play at seven o'clock.
José and Fran are going to play basketball on the Wii at half past five.
Fran is going to wash the dishes at half past nine.


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