30 April 2008

Just to say "thanks"!

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain

25 April 2008

Carnation Revolution!

Freedom Day on April 25 is a national holiday in Portugal, with official and some popular commemorations.
Carnation Revolution happened on this same day, in 1974.
It's named Carnation Revolution after the red flower that appears in a very special photo of that day.
Here is the photo:

It shows that this revolution was made of hope and freedom!

23 April 2008

Events - 23rd April 1661

King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey.

22 April 2008

Joke of the week

Why do dinosaurs have long necks?
Because their feet smell.

Earth Day

"When I first conceived of Earth Day, a global holiday to celebrate the wonder of life on our planet, I thought long and hard about the day on which it should fall. It must be meaningful. One that might be accepted universally for all of humankind."
John McConnell, Founder of Earth Day

Happy birthday Cláudia!

21 April 2008

Royal Facts

Her Majesty The Queen celebrates her eighty-second birthday today.
The Queen is Head of State of the UK and is still the sovereign of other fifteen countries, including Canada and Australia.
She is the fortieth monarch since William I (William the Conqueror), and also the great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria.
Did you know that Queen Elizabeth is the only one in Britain who's allowed to drive without a driving licence? She never went trough a driving exam, but she learnt to drive in 1945, when she joined the Army.
Happy Birthday Queen!

Sources:The Royal Family and Hello, number 1017

20 April 2008

Classroom poetry

How are you?
Are you an elephant from the Zoo?
Are you Mr Magoo?
You are not cool
and I don't like school!
I prefer chocolate cake
or walking by the lake.
One, two, three, four,
Open or I kick the door.
Five, six, seven, eight,
I do love after-eight.
Up and down, left and right,
let's stop the fight
black, brown, green and grey
go and catch the bright sun ray!

by 6ºI

18 April 2008

Finding a place to live

"It’s better living in Albufeira!" they say!
ALBUFEIRA IS one of the top places to live in Portugal if you are looking for quality of life, according to two studies this year.
A beach is one of the most wonderful places to enjoy a sunset. The sky, the sea, the sun and you: a perfect moment!

13 April 2008

Have a laugh!

TEACHER: Clyde, your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's.
Did you copy his?
CLYDE: No, it's the same dog.

12 April 2008

Going to the Zoo

At the Zoo
I see elephants with heavy legs,
Eating bacon and eggs
I see giraffes with very long necks
Playing with the horses around a deck.
I see zebras wearing black and white,
Running freely under the sunlight.
I see monkeys, making funny tricks
Eating bananas, and playing with sticks.
I see the seals swimming in the pool
And sitting with grace on a wood stool.
I see children holding colorful balloons,
Next to a cage where I can see raccoons!
I see people walking around,
Listening to the foxes making their
Wow, wow sound.
The Lisbon Zoo is not only a traditional zoological space, it is an important and attractive park where education and amusement are encouraged. Therefore, our park offers a whole set of attractions where our visitors can have a lot of funny and relaxing moments, but, above all, they leave with the sense of a day well spent.

What about a poem?

April Is Poetry Month!
Rainy Day
It's raining hard,
And people say,
"It's raining cats
And dogs today."
It's raining cats.
"Meow, meow."
It's raining puppy dogs.

Is it raining cats and dogs? Find out the reason for this. Look here!

11 April 2008


Sweet April showers do bring May flowers!

8 April 2008

She's pretty, isn't she?

Princess Beatrice the first Princess of York since her grandmother, the Queen, and is at present fifth in line to the British throne. Beatrice was born on 8 August, 1988, at Portland Hospital, London, the eldest child of Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson, the daughter of Major Ronald Ferguson. She weighed 6 pounds and twelve ounces at birth.

The new arrival was christened Beatrice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor at the Chapel Royal at St. James Palace, London. The name Beatrice was last used in the Royal family by Queen Victoria's youngest daughter Beatrice. The Duchess of York had previously written a book about Queen Victoria, her consort Prince Albert and their family. Mary was the name of both the Queen's grandmother and the Duchess' mother.

As a child Beatrice loved the colour pink and was an ardent fan of Disney's 'The Little Mermaid.'

The Princess attends St. George's School at Ascot, Berkshire where she has been made head girl and lives at Sunninghill Park, near Windsor, the family home is shared by both her parents and they regularly enjoy holidays as a family unit. She is said to enjoy sports, including tennis, golf and bicycle riding and also sings in the school choir.

Look here!

4 April 2008

The fourth of April, 1968

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
This dream belongs to Martin Luther King. It's the dream of living in the same world, breathing the same air, sailing the same seas, getting the same opportunities, eating the same food, sleeping in the same comfortable beds in the same cosy homes. It's a question of rights. It's a question of human rights!
Martin Luther King was murdered forty years ago!

Be healthy! Be happy!

Today is Vitamin C Day. It celebrates the discovery of Vitamin C, in 1932.Good Sources of Vitamin C
The best sources of vitamin C are fruits and vegetables. Citrus fruits are most famous for their vitamin C content, but vitamin C can also be found in vegetables such as red peppers and cauliflower.
The way the food is cooked is also important.
To preserve the vitamin C, refrain from cooking vegetables for too long or at too high a temperature, and retain the water into which the vitamin C seeps.
Raw vegetables, when possible, are best.

1 April 2008

It´s tell a lie day!

José Mourinho, the "Special One", is going to train Odivelas Futebol Clube for the next five years!- Escola D. Pedro Varela - 6I