Week#21 (’18)

More holiday facts!

We still have some classes in the UK on their half term break but last week I discovered that there are lots of different names & times for holidays at this time of the year.

  • In NY the schools have a week off in February to link with ‘President’s Day’ & it is called ‘Winter Break’
  • Holidays around in the US around Christmas are known as ‘Christmas Break’ even though it is not necessarily regarded as a Christian holiday
  • ‘Spring Break’ comes around Easter.
  • In Ireland, schools could choose to have a week off now or have a couple of days then save them for the better weather. This is also known as ‘mid-term break’ & apparently, Seamus Heaney wrote a moving poem with that title.

Thank you, those teachers who got in touch!

Showcase news

The showcase about the drainpipes can be found HERE

Latest prompt

This week we have a strange group invading the wood!

Things to consider:

  • Where have they come from?
  • Why are they here?
  • What mood are they in?

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Week#20 (18)

Holiday time!

Schools in the UK are beginning to take a week’s break. We call it half term. What do other areas call these breaks? Do you have one at this time of the year?

 

Showcase news

The showcase for Week#18, the one with the photograph of the 3 sculptures can be found HERE

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Latest prompt

This week I’m hoping you have some help with using verbs and adverbs!

It is:

…we were moving very fast when …

Things to consider:

  • Where were you going?
  • Does speed make a difference?
  • What would changing the speed do?

The form will close at 23.45 UK time on 17th February

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