Sunday, 30 March 2014

April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day

Mackenzie put a whoopie cushion
on the teacher's chair.
Makayla told the teacher that a bug was in her hair.
Alyssa brought an apple
with a purple gummy worm
and gave it to the teacher
just to see if she would squirm.

Elijah left a piece of plastic
dog doo on the floor,
and Vincent put some plastic vomit in the teacher's drawer.               
Amanda put a goldfish
in the teacher's drinking glass.
These April Fool's Day pranks
are ones that you could use in class.

Before you go and try them, though,there's something I should mention:
The teacher wasn't fooling
when she put us in detention.


--Kenn Nesbitt


A little bit of humour...












Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Friday, 28th March will be ... Something On a Stick Day!

No, I'm not talking about mops or brooms (although I'm very thankful for them, of course!) but Something On A Stick Day is all about celebrating foods we love to eat – that just happen to come on a stick!
Who doesn’t love relaxed finger food that you can pick up by the stick and eat? So whether it’s a toffee apple, camp-fire sausage, cheese cubes on a toothpick, ice cream bar, lollipop or other lovely treats, feel free to indulge in them on this day! Or why not try the favourite American food on a stick if you can – the famous corn dog?
What about planning an entire meal of a starter, main course and dessert all on sticks? Easy, informal, and fun – and very little cleaning up to do afterwards! What a great theme for a dinner party to have on Something on a Stick Day!

DO YOU NEED SOME IDEAS?

Friday, 21 March 2014

Vincent Van Gogh - born 30th March 1853


Vincent Willem Van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a post-impressionist painter of  Dutch origin whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. 
After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died aged 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted (although no gun was ever found).
 His work was then known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still.
Van Gogh began to draw as a child, and he continued to draw throughout the years that led up to his decision to become an artist. He did not begin painting until his late twenties, completing many of his best-known works during the last two years of his life.
 In just over a decade, he produced more than 2,100 artworks, consisting of 860 oil paintings and more than 1300 watercolors, drawings, sketches and prints.
 His work included self portraits, landscapes, still lifes,portraits and paintings of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers.
Self-Portrait with Straw Hat


Listen to this song (with lyrics) dedicated to him and get to know some of his paintings:











SOME OF HIS QUOTES...








Wednesday, 19 March 2014

WELCOME SPRING!
























NOW SING ALONG TO CELEBRATE SPRING: 





LYRICS:
I can see a rainbow, 
I can hear the bees, 
I can feel the wind, 
Spring is here! 
I can see the butterflies, 
I can hear the frogs, 
I can feel the sun, 
Spring is here! 
Goodbye winter, hello spring, 
A new start for everything, 
Goodbye snow, hello sun, 
Letʼs go outside and have some fun. 
I can see the cherry trees, 
I can hear the birds, 
I can smell the flowers, 
Spring is here! 
I have a runny nose, 
I have itchy eyes, 
I have hay fever, 
Spring is here! ACHOO!!! 
Goodbye winter, hello spring, 
A new start for everything, 
Goodbye snow, hello sun, 
Letʼs go outside and have some fun, 
Letʼs go outside and have some fun, 
Letʼs go outsiiiiiiiiide, and have some FUN!

Monday, 10 March 2014

ST. PATRICK'S DAY - 17th MARCH


St Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture on or around March 17. It particularly remembers St Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century.

St. Patrick




What do people do?
St Patrick’s Day is celebrated in many parts of the world, especially by Irish communities and organizations. Many people wear an item of green clothing on the day. Parties featuring Irish food and drinks that are dyed in green food color are part of this celebration. It is a time when children can indulge in sweets and adults can enjoy a “pint” of beer at a local pub. Many restaurants and pubs offer Irish food or drink, which include:
  • Irish brown bread.
  • Corned beef and cabbage.
  • Beef and Guinness pie.
  • Irish cream chocolate mousse cake.
  • Irish coffee.
  • Irish potato champ, also known as poundies, cally or pandy.
  • Irish stew.
  • Irish potato soup.


DO YOU WANT SOME IDEAS? CHECK THESE:













Wednesday, 5 March 2014

OREO - Milk's favourite cookies!



OREO COOKIES WERE SOLD FOR THE FIRST TIME ON 6TH MARCH 1912


A very easy cake to "bake", isn't it?



You can even use them for school projects!!!!




Wonder if I gave an Oreo to the people at my school?



Wonder if I gave an Oreo to a lost love?




Sunday, 2 March 2014

PANCAKE DAY - 4th March 2014




Get your frying pans at the ready folks, Tuesday March 4 2014 is Shrove Tuesday and this year's pancake action need not be confined to the kitchen. Pancake races across the country will see everyone  tossing their way towards the finish line.





What is Pancake Day all about?

Shrove Tuesday marks the last day before Lent, traditionally a period of abstinence, associated with clearing your cupboards of goods such as sugar, fats and eggs. It's commonly known as Pancake Day because it represents a good opportunity to use such ingredients ahead of the fasting period.
Pancake Day takes place 47 days before Easter Sunday. Because the date of Easter Sunday is dictated by the cycles of the moon, Pancake Day can occur anytime between February 3 and March 9.


Now learn how to make easy pancakes:

IN YOUR OPINION, WHICH IS THE PERFECT PANCAKE?
























THEY'RE ALL YUMMY, AREN'T THEY?