Thursday, 31 March 2011

I'm Back!!

Dear all!!

I'm very happy to be back at school after a week of being away!!

It was exciting to see you all again!!

Now, Im ready to listen to all your presentations!

Let's enjoy them together!!

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Practise your past tenses

Click on the link below and have fun while you practise your tenses

What is your score?

Monday, 28 March 2011

Thinking about you!

Hope you are all working very hard!

I miss you all!

The Conference is great!

Saturday, 26 March 2011

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Friday, 25 March 2011

Here I am...

Hi dear all
How are you doing? How's your long weekend?
I'm here at the conference now. It's 8 in the morning with very cold weather and it has been raining.
What about you?
What have you been doing?
Miss you all!!!
See you soon!!
Miss Ale

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Reminder about Verbs

Just to remind you to study the list of verbs.

If you forgot the folder at home, just click here and study hard!! From "be" to "Flee".

Remember you need to study: infinitive, past and past participle.

Have a lovely long weekend!! Rest a lot!!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Video. The Giving Tree

Have you ever heard about the book written by Shel Siverstein The Giving Tree?

Check out this video and leave a comment saying why you think it is called like that?

Did you like it?

Monday, 21 March 2011

Quote of the week

Do you know what a quotation is? Words said by somebody else.

Read this quote, reflect and leave a comment.

What do you think it means? Why am I including it here?

"The price of greatness is responsibility."

Winston Churchill

Sunday, 20 March 2011

How are you getting on?

You checked out a Mystery Story from the school library some days ago, how are you getting on with your reading?

Are you enjoying it?

Does the story hook your attention? Why?

Do you think that you will read any other book from the same author? Why/Why not?

Friday, 18 March 2011

Enjoy the game!!

Welcome to Speedword!

You will be shown 10 words, one every 10 seconds.

Your task is to use the letters to spell the word as quick as posssible.

All the best! Have a lovely weekend!!

Game (If the game does not open, it's because you need Flash in your computer)

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Organizing your book case

Can you imagine organizing the bookcase in this way??

Check out the video. What do you think?

The Man in the Elevator


For a start, here's one of the oldest and best- known lateral thinking mysteries. It goes like this:
A man lives on the tenth floor of a­
building. Every day, he takes the elevator to ­
the first floor to go to work or to go shopping. When he returns, he always takes the elevator to the seventh floor and then walks the remaining flights of stairs to his apartment on the tenth floor. Why does he do this?
Please send me an mail with the answer( alejandra.quaglia)

Monday, 14 March 2011

Play the Peetnik Mysteries

Enjoy playing these games where you are a detective trying to solve the…mystery. It has audio support for the text. Hope you like it! You need to read the instructions first. Have fun!

Saturday, 12 March 2011

First comment from a "virtual" friend

Our blog is visited by students from different parts of the world. This is the first comment from a "virtual" friend. Thank you!

dehart_boys said...
You like mysterys?Cool :)can you visit my blog?Thanks
10 March 2011 21:34

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Word Search

I challenge you to look for some words related to mystery stories in the following game. Click here and see what the game is about. Hope you enjoy it!!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Dates for your Mystery Book Presentation

Please, click on the following links to see when you must be ready for your presentation. Remember that you need to bring your items with you on that day!

Get ready and let's have fun together!! Enjoy your reading!!

Monday, 7 March 2011

Solve the mystery

Three Thieves

I challenge you to solve this mystery!
Read the story and try to solve it. Please send the solution by mail (alejandra.quaglia) or you can give it to me in hand. Do not leave the solution as a comment. You can leave a comment saying if it was difficult or easy to solve. If you are right, you will be given extra housepoints for solving it.

Sherlock Holmes caught three thieves; Robert, Walter, and Frank. Each of them had robbed a house in a different part of London at approximately the same time. Robert, who was the oldest, didn’t commit his crime in Ealing, and Walter didn't rob the house in Clapham. The one who robbed the house in Ealing didn't steal the gold watch. The one who robbed the house in Clapham stole the painting. Walter didn't steal the silver coins.
In what part of London did Frank commit his crime and what did he steal?

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Did you know?

The History of Mystery

The origin of the mystery is uncertain, but it can be traced back to ancient times.
As long as there has been crime, there has been mystery.

The very first mystery was published in 1841 by Edgar Allan Poe.
The title of his book was The Murders in the Rue Morgue. He inspired many others to write mysteries, including the famous Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who wrote about his well-known character, Sherlock Holmes.

In 1903, the first mystery movie was made based on a train robbery, calledThe Great Train Robbery. The 1920's brought books we still read and enjoy today,including Agatha Christie's novels and The Hardy Boys, which were first published in 1927.
Three years later, Nancy Drew embarked on her numerous mystery adventures and Ellery Queen was introduced to the delight of many. That same year, the first radio show based on detectives began to air weekly. It was a popular show for all listeners. Comic books were soon showcasing Batman and Robin, which drew the younger crowd into the mystery scene.

In the 1950's, more people became exposed to mystery and detective stories when they aired as television shows. Hitchcock, Perry Mason and Dragnet, were among the first. The first interactive mystery series called Unsolved Mysteries, provides viewers with scenarios about true life cases. People are encouraged to help by giving authorities any information they have about the mysteries.

Although they continued to be popular, it wasn't until 1972 that the firstbookstore opened that was dedicated entirely to mysteries. The first online mystery website was created in the year 1995; and in 1999, the only type of book that was more popular than the mystery was romance. Maybe together we can get mysteries back to Number One! So keep on reading them!

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Reading a Mystery/ Detective Story

By now, you have all checked your mystery/detective story.

  • Start reading it and thinking about your presentation through the items (objects).

  • Remember to have fun and be creative.

  • You can also come dresseds up as a detective or as any character in the story.

  • Practise your presentation in front of the mirror.

  • I will soon post the presentation dates

  • Let's enjoy the mystery genre together!!!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

What do you think?

What makes writing a mystery story different from other genres?

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

What do these words remind you of?