Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Who's bad?

'If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.'

Michael Jackson

I actually do not know whether this post will be controversial. What I do know is that I grew up listening to the Jackson 5 and to Michael Jackson's loving voice and astonishing dancing routines. Call it wrong, call it whatever you want, hats off to his brilliant/artistic/creative/musical genius.
That being said, this a tribute, not only a memorable moment I'd like to share with you. Let's not think of plastic surgery, molested children, wacko jacko. Just on how much influence this manchild has had in you. Either in his music or videos, he sure made a huge impact on many people throughout the world. The legendary king of pop is dead. And yet we'll sing his songs, we'll tell jokes on him and make fun of a true artist. Well, who's bad anyway?

Think about it and give your honest opinion: Which Michael Jackson's song is your favourite?

There's a video I'd like you all to watch!

Teacher Marcela

Recreio Branch

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Next holidays...

next holidays we are planning to...



Monday, 22 June 2009

Our Vacation

We are planning to:

travel to Bariloche
do nothing and after doing nothing...take a nap
hang out with our friends
go to the beach!!!



Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Plans for your July vacation

The break students - and teachers - have in July is usually short, but necessary to help move on till December.

Have you decided what you're going to do?

Share your plans with us.

Love, Thais Coutinho, Barra 2

Sunday, 14 June 2009

The most embarrassing moment

Hi folks!

In order to keep our blog going on, we're inviting you to read and write about most embarrassing moments ever! Our first "victim" is a Plus 3 student, from Barra 1, who took the challenge of writing it down. Check it out and let us know about yours as well...

I was waiting for my dad when I saw a car that I thought was his car. The car stopped exactly next to me. I didn't have any doubt: it must be him, right? Wrong! I entered the car and put my school material on the seat. Believe it or not, when I looked at the driver, he was looking at me suprised and the girl outside the car, too. Opps! That was when I finally knew that I was in the wrong car! I was in a big trouble!! I just picked up my books and got out of the car the fastest I could, saying "sorry" repeatedly. Luckily, my dad arrived quickly!

Isabela, Plus 3, Barra 1, Rio de Janeiro

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Valentine friends

Valentine's Day Festival has been associated with lovers since long but in present times the festival has grown beyond lovers to encompass just anyone and everyone we love.

These days, people also honor their friends, spouse, parents, children, teachers or anyone they find dear and express their love and affection for them.

"Friends are God's way of taking care of us."

"A friend is a gift you give yourself."

A Friend Is Like A Valentine
A friend is like a Valentine
Heartwarming, bringing pleasure.
Connected to good feelings,
With memories to treasure.
Seeing a special Valentine
Brings happiness to stay;
And that’s what you do, friend.
You brighten every day!

Tell us who is important for you and why does he/she make the days of your lives so special…

Teacher Claudia goes

Different dates, tiny differences

Hello folks!!

We know it's been mentioned before that Valentine's just around the corner, but actually we would like you to share your expectations for such a special day! Well, as a huge 'Peanuts fan' I found a vey cute video to show you all. Also, there are some tiny differences apart from the date which in Brazil is celebrated on June 12th, as worldwidely, the official date is February 14th!

Valentine's Day originated in Europe as a celebration of Saint Valentine, the Saint of love. The holiday spread to America, and America extended it to many countries around the world. These countries have since developed their own unique way of celebrating the holiday based on their culture and values.
However, some countries still focus on indigenous festivals which carry the same idea of romance and love

In lieu of Valentines Day, the people of Brazil celebrates "Dia dos Namorados", that is, Boyfriend's/Girlfriend's Day on 12th June. Receiving and giving of gifts between girlfriends and boyfriends, husbands and wives is the most important tradition that is associated with this day in Brazil. The gifts include, flower, cards, chocolates, and various other gift items. These gifts differ from one another in their shapes, sizes, and color combinations.

What about you? How do you feel when it comes to celebrating this date?