Friday, October 30, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Haloween.. is almost here... Spooky Fun

The scariest night of the year. All around the world, people celebrate spookiness.

On 31 October there are loads of Halloween traditions. If you go to a party, expect stuff like:
  • Scary fancy dress
  • Making pumpkin lanterns
  • Trick or treating
  • Bobbing for apples
  • Telling ghost stories
But not everyone agrees with Halloween. Some religious people believe that making a game out of evil spirits and witches is wrong.

  • The British Council site has a spooky language game.. with Halloween words....want to try it? 
  • A haunted house has lots of scary things in it - ghosts, skeletons and lots more! Can you find objects in the haunted house? Click on level 1 or level 2
  • And A Halloween story: The Magic Spell.
  • Billy and Tom are pretending to be wizards. They are making a magic potion. Watch, read and listen to the story. Will the magic spell work?
  • Have you finished the story? Print an activity to do (164KB) 
  • Here you can read about Halloween from Around the World
  • The New York Times has a spooky slide show about Halloween with great photos!
  • How to videos about Halloween at Videojug
  • Halloween postcards
    Now, it's your turn.. these are great resources for you to write your own Halloween post. What are you waiting for? Go ahead and don't forget to let me know and your classmates you posted about Halloween.

    Keep on shining Love and Peace..even on Halloween night... giggles!

    Monday, October 26, 2009

    The Art of Writing, A film by Yu Ji.

    This is a story told in a different way. What's different? Can you tell us?

    Now, that you had watched it. Would you write about it? What happens in it? Let's talk about it?

    Keep on shining Love and Peace!

    Monday, October 19, 2009

    Coldplay - The Scientist

    Beautiful song for everybody... come on sing it with me...!

    Friday, October 16, 2009

    Blog Action Day ... How did we do?

    Thank you for participating in Blog Action Day 2009!

    Total Bloggers from Venezuela: 76.
    Total bloggers from URBE: 14

    These are their blogs... Visit them and learn a little bit more about these important issue: Climate Change. Thaye shared powerpoint presentations, videos and songs.

    Patricia Vilchez
    Alexis Gonzales
    Norma Garcia
    Daniel Medina
    Amarilis Martinez
    aurelina fernandez
    Dianheidys Bastidas
    Carlos Carrizo
    Iraida Abreu
    Jose Prado
    Maria Ollarves
    Ernesto Melendez
    Gabriela Fuenmayor

    Keep on thinking green... everybody!

    Thursday, October 15, 2009

    Beds Are Burning - TckTckTck Campaign (time4climatejustice)

    Taken from Wikipedia...

    On October 2 2009, 60 musicians and celebrities from around the world released a free reworked version to highlight climate change issues ahead of the United Nation's talks in Copenhagen. Singers included Lily Allen, Simon Le Bon from the '80s group Duran Duran and Bob Geldof. The former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and French actress Marion Cotillard also added their voices to the cover version. The song is part of Global Humanitarian Forum tck tck tck time for climate justice campaign and is a part of the greater "TckTckTck" project[3], which aims to draw attention to the urgency of the global warming crisis, by signing a "musical petition" with each download.

    It's for the Earth is for our land........! Let's sing it out loud! keep on shining Love and Peace!

    HOME (English with subtitles)

    Blog Action Day is here! This is an excellent documentary... beautiful to watch and will help us understand what's going on with climate change. What I liked the most is that it tells us what's happening but at the same time, it offers solutions and give us hope... Let's unite small actions to make a difference.

    Are you ready?    I am ready! This is another great page to visit and find out about the United Nations Climate Change Conference in COPENHAGEN next December 7th. 18th

    Happy Blog Action Day, Bloggers of the world!

    * if you get the notice that you can't see it ... just click on the video and watch it in You Tube.

    Tuesday, October 13, 2009

    Blog Action Day! URBE says we are here!

    Bloggers from URBE... This is an invitation to participate in the Blog Action Day! This year the theme is Climate Change. On October 15th, bloggers from the world will post about this important issue. Let's our blog say what we think about it...

    All you need to do is put up a post relating to the topic of climate change on October 15th and link to somewhere in your post. Go to Blog Actio Day site and register your blog. Hope to see you all there...

    Climate Change... is happening...Watch the video and leave your comment!

    Interesting and powerful ways to get involved in Climate Change  movement:

    Wednesday, October 7, 2009

    Venezuela Yought Orchestra continues to amaze the world

    Uploaded by gtltornt

    Our Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela participated at the Proms 2007. But, what was this Proms 2007? ... Well, according to Wikipedia:

    The Proms (also more formally known as The BBC Proms, or The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts presented by the BBC) is an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington, London, United Kingdom.

    This was the program that wonderful night:
    Symphony No. 10 in E minor (45 mins)
    West Side Story - Symphonic Dances (22 mins)
    Huapango (8 mins)
    Danzón No. 2 (9.5 mins)
    Estancia - Suite (12 mins)
    Simón Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
    Gustavo Dudamel conductor

    Let's listen to Dudamel talk about the orchestra:

    Reading the reviews of the show, I found the following comment:

    The most talked about Prom of the season, however, came from the incandescent young conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (Prom 48), whose unreserved joy and exuberance possibly distilled the essence of the Proms. These young musicians demonstrated just how accessible and enjoyable classical music can be, and it was impossible for anyone, from absolute amateur to academic, to resist being swept up in the tumult of exhilaration, and will remain my most enduring of Proms memories.

    This is where the show in the video took place. For more information on this great event, visit the following links:
    Now, What do you think about our Orchestra?

    Monday, October 5, 2009

    Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

    This is a lecture to explai a little or two importat things in Life... Hope you enjoy it ....

    Thursday, October 1, 2009

    Del singing I'm Yours by Jason Mraz (acapella)

    This is another version of Jason Mraz's song.. enjoy!!!