Playing with triangles


A still life on the wall

This is the big still life we made at school with Year 1 students.
Beautiful, isn’t it?
This is the procedure to do it:
To the top part of the table every student (total 16) fills a squared paper with pieces  of crepe paper.
Every student paints a big sized item of fruit. The teachers made an outline with a thick felt tip and the children cut it out. Teachers make a big paper basket for the children to be coloured.
We paint the background on a large piece of white paper roll with tempera/poster paint. This is the wall behind the table.
We stick the pieces of squared paper on it, the basket on the table and the fruits on the wall and inside the basket.
It’s done!!. 
We spent just two sessions to  do it and we like it. We also had lots of congratulations from the rest of the children and teachers.

What do you know about me?

This is the mural created by the oldest students.

It shows information about every country that students from this school come from. It also shows traditional clothes and monuments.



a doodle in google

Ángela Ruiz Robles’s 121st Birthday
This is the image for GOOGLE today, the 28th March 2016.
It's dedicated to Ángela Ruiz Robles, a Galician teacher who invented the first e-book.
Today it would be her 121st anniversary.
We'll talk about it tomorrow in class.
You can also read this information we published 2 years ago, here in the CONTESTS section.

Celebrate reading with World Book Day on 3 March and World Poetry Day on 21 March. 

Children can read and watch our stories, or try making their own with our fun Story maker activity
If your child likes poetry, they can create their own simple poem using our free downloadable worksheet on our Poem - festivals Your turn.




No, Shakespeare jamás diría: "I’m in the flower of life"


 ¿Nivel de inglés? El chiste recurrente en Twitter para los que no saben idiomas

No, Shakespeare jamás diría: "I’m in the flower of life"

 ¡Chistes! @ChisteSorpresa

— -¿Nivel de inglés?
 — -Alto. —
-Traduzca juguete. —
 -Toy. —
 -Úselo en una oración. —
-Toy triste. —
-Awww, vengache pa' acá. — :(


The man who invented basketball. An audio recording of his ideas, on paper today

 A University of Kansas researcher has discovered what is believed to be the only audio recording of basketball inventor James Naismith, during which he describes the first game he organized 124 years ago as a bit of a disaster.

Michael J. Zogry is an associate professor of religious studies. He obtained the nearly 3-minute audio in November from the Library of Congress. It was part of a radio show from New York station WOR-AM.  It was called "We the People." During the Jan. 31, 1939, program, Naismith explained how he set up the game with two peach baskets.  He was working at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts. This was in December 1891.

Naismith said he had been given two weeks to devise a new indoor activity for his gym class. The work was hurried along by what he described as a "real New England blizzard."  The storm had the youngsters climbing the walls with little to do.

"We tried everything to keep them quiet," Naismith said on the recording. But the students were bored with a "modified" form of football tried in the gym. Naismith figured it was time to try his new idea. He used an "old soccer ball" and two teams of nine players each.

"I told them the idea was to throw the ball into the opposing team's peach basket," he said. "I blew a whistle and the first game of basketball began."

It didn't go smoothly. Naismith said the players almost immediately started tackling each other - and worse. Two young men suffered black eyes.  Another was knocked out, and he had to pull players apart, Naismith said.

"I didn't have enough (rules), and that's where I made my big mistake," Naismith said.

Naismith's description of that first game helps shed light on the process that led him to draft the 13 original rules of the game, Zogry told The Associated Press. It appears that he wrote the new rules shortly after the first game, although the exact timeline isn't clear, he said. Zogry intends to explore his findings with other research on that topic.

"What we know is there was the first game. Then there was a second game with the full complement of rules," Zogry said. "He said the players were nagging him about (the new rules) so it sounds like it happened in pretty quick fashion."

Naismith's grandson is Jim Naismith. He first heard his grandfather's voice once Zogry obtained the audio. He said the recording "changes just about everything that's been written about that first game."

"When he turned those 18 guys loose, obviously they were having a good time. But obviously this was kind of try number one. He commented and said he didn't write enough rules. It came out of that experience," Jim Naismith said in a university news release. "That makes a lot of sense."

Rob Rains is the author of "James Naismith: The Man Who Invented Basketball," co-written with Naismith's granddaughter Hellen Carpenter. Rains said he didn't know any other audio recording of Naismith. He said the recording suggests that the game "was modified much more quickly than we first thought."

Zogry said he was surprised to discover the audio and realize it was the only existing recording of Naismith's voice.

He called the discovery "very exciting."

The University of Kansas, where Naismith worked for 40 years and was the first basketball coach, has obtained the 13 original rules. The university is building a structure to house them.