Publicado en Celebrations, General

Saint Patrick´s Day

ST. PATRICK’S DAY is a cultural and religious holiday held annually on March 17. Named after the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, the day celebrates Irish heritage with food, parades, drinks, Irish lore, and an assortment of green-colored things even green beer

Today the holiday is celebrated around the world, with much of the modern traditions inspired by Irish expatriots in the United States.  (Sydney Combs. National Geographic)

Who was Saint Patrick?

Saint Patrick was born in Roman Britain  in the late 4th century, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped but returned about 432 to convert the Irish to Christianity.   By the time of his death on March 17, 461, he had established monasteries, churches, and schools. Many legends  grew up around him—for example, that he drove the snakes out of Ireland and used the shamrock to explain the Trinity Ireland came to celebrate his day with religious services and feasts. ( Encyclopaedia Britannica)

As our 3º ESO B students have been reading the book All About Ireland  this year, we decided to go a little further making them look into some of the most relevant aspects  of Irish culture, history, and traditions. The result ol all this work was shown in a series of posters that we displayed in our centre. To enrich this vision of the Emerald Island, we organised an exhibition. Many Irish stuff such as  T-shirts, sweaters, school uniforms, school diaries, maps, mugs, souvenirs items, bags, toys and of course, the worldwide famous Guinnes beer, were present in it.

It was a pity that  our high school lockdown, due to the coronavirus outbreak, made it impossible to celebrate St Patrick´s Day as  we had planned beforehand.We are pretty sure that we will be able to commemorate this  Irish event next year.

 

 

 

 

Publicado en Biology, Celebrations, General, Natural Sciences

November: Science Week

Last November we celebrated “Science Week” (from 11th to 15th), We chose these dates because November 15th is the day of Saint Albert The Great, the Patron  Saint of Science.Resultado de imagen de albert the great

This year we wanted to honour all women who were ignored in the past but whose contribution to science has been essential. So 3º ESO students have done this beautiful mural showing the life and the achievements of these brave,intelligent women who contributed so much to science development.

If you want to know more, I invite you to read “Mujeres de Ciencia“, by Rachel Ignotorfsky.  It is available on Librarium.

Ana Lancho.

 

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Publicado en Celebrations, English Week, General

BACK IN TIME

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It is a year of celebration. Nothing more and nothing less than the 50th anniversary of our secondary school IES Luis de Morales. It has just turned 50 years since its founding in 1968.50a2

 

For this reason, the English Department has carried out an activity consisting of the development of a Time Line that includes historical, cultural, social, sporting or even very significant scientific events that have taken place since 1968-2018.

Our students of PMAR, Basic Vocational Training , 3rd year of ESO   and 1st year of Bachilleratohave looked for information and, together with English teachers have done this commemorative work which  has been very useful to make an authentic review of the past and compare the lives of their parents or grandparents with theirs at the current time.

 

It’s been hard work, but it’s been worth it!

 

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Publicado en Celebrations, General, St. Valentine's activities, Students' posts

A DINNER FOR TWO

Sofía Ferrero Guzmán,our writing contest winner, has sent us a brief comment about her dinner at Entre2 Restaurant last 15th February:

 

“The dinner was fabulous. I take my friend Andrea out. We had a great time.

All the dishes were  delicious. My favourite one was the sirloin with a potato cake, I love meat.

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My friend’s favourite dish was the salad. It had egg, lettuce, corn, smoked salmon, tuna, tomatoes and onion.

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When we arrived everything was decorated with hearts. I really liked participating in this competition and still much more win this prize.

Thank you very much to all the English Department!”

 

 Sofía Ferrero Guzmán , student of 1st Year of Bachelor (History and Social Sciencies)

Publicado en Celebrations, General, St. Valentine's activities

AND THE WINNER IS…

The result of the First Writing Contest on Love and Friendship, celebrated on St Valentine 2019 in our school is the following:

First finalist:

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Title: The red thread

A love story that shows us that there is an invisible thread that unites us to certain people forever, wherever we go and regardless of how or when.

Pen Name: Athenea

Author: Alicia Cortés Molano

Course: 2nd Baccalaureate of Humanities

Second Finalist:

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Title: Dear Love

A letter addressed directly to Love, in which the author asks those questions that nobody has ever been able to answer. Questions sometimes painful and sometimes recriminating that make it clear that Love can be both wonderful and hurtful.

Pen Name: Ironic and sarcastic

Author: Anabel Ramos Alonso.

Course: 1st Baccalaureate of Humanities

Winner:

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Title: Dear Irene

The winning writing is a love letter addressed to the beloved little sister. Very well organized and with an excellent use of grammar and vocabulary, the author describes a very special relationship with a person with whom she did not start very well, but who is one of the most important people in her life right now.
A sentimental and exciting letter.

Pen Name: K.L.K.

Author: Sofía Ferrero Guzmán.

Course: 1st Baccalaureate Humanities.

 

We will publish the three winning essays in next blog posts and we hope you enjoy reading them.

Publicado en Celebrations, General, St. Valentine's activities

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

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       St Valentine’s Day Writing Contest

El Departamento de inglés del IES Luis de Morales convoca un concurso de redacción con motivo del Día de San Valentín.
Las bases son las siguientes:

1- Pueden participar los alumnos de 4º de ESO , 1º de Bachillerato y 2º de Bachillerato.
2- El tema será ‘Love and Friendship’ y puede ser una carta, poema, narración o diálogo ESCRITO EN LENGUA INGLESA.
3- La longitud del escrito tendrá un máximo de 150 palabras y un mínimo de 120.
4- La presentación se hará en folio en blanco y escrito a mano por el propio alumno o alumna (se valorará la buena caligrafía).
5- Los trabajos se presentarán hasta el día 8 de febrero (incluído) y se entregarán en la conserjería del centro.
6- En un sobre cerrado se incluirá la redacción, especificando el título y el seudónimo,en este orden:
TITULO DE LA REDACCIÓN:
SEUDÓNIMO:
7-Otro sobre cerrado denominado PLICA , llevará escrito fuera del mismo  el TÍTULO DE LA REDACCIÓN y el SEUDÓNIMO . En su interior se debe incluir la siguiente información:

-Título de la obra
-Seudónimo
-Nombre(s) y apellido(s) del alumno/ alumna
-Curso y grupo al que pertenece.

7- Se concederá un único premio a la mejor redacción que consistirá en una cena para dos personas en el restaurante elegido por el departamento de inglés. Asímismo,  la redacción premiada se publicará en este blog , junto con otros dos trabajos  que hayan quedado finalistas.

8- El jurado estará compuesto por profesores de los Departamentos de Lengua y Literatura y de Inglés del centro.

9-Quedarán descalificados todos aquellos escritos que no sean originales.

 

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Publicado en Celebrations, English class, General, Halloween

HALLOWEEN 2018

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This year Halloween  has been equally terrifying, or even more so, than previous courses. Our school has been fantastically decorated with the work done by the students  of first and second cycle of ESO and of the first year of bachillerato. Besides, students of PMAR and basic vocational training have also contributed their bit.

We are going to tell you about the spooky jobs that students have done for Halloween and we will also show you some pictures to share with you.

First Cycle of ESO

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ESO’s first cycle works have focused on the figure and legend of Count Dracula. Students have researched the origins of the most famous vampire in history and have learned a lot about this evil character.

Students have shown great interest and have demonstrated outstanding imagination in the crafts they have made: coffins, vampires and figures of varied shapes and materials have filled the exhibition.

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The students of First Cycle also made some yummy and frightening  Dracula Cakes that they shared with the rest of their classmates. Delicious!!!

 

Thanks to  Marta Jordán Ordiales , the First Cycle teacher , for  her collaboration to these amazing works.

HALLOWEEN ACROSTIC POEMS

SECOND CYCLE OF ESO AND PMAR

To celebrate this festival of terror, monsters and darkness, my 4º ESO B students have been working on writing acrostics. An acrostic is a poem (or other form of writing) in which the first letter of each line spells out a word or a message. In this case, Halloween terms should be the spine of these poetic compositions. Playing with words is another way of discovering all the possibilities that a language offers.

At first sight ,the task seemed hard , even imposible for students . Step by step they left fear out and found the work fun and joyful.

We will show you some results:

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My students of PMAR have been working very hard on the decorations of their classroom doors, showing a lot of imagination.

Thanks to my students for their collaboration.

By Yolanda Clemente Sánchez

FIRST YEAR OF BACHILLERATO

Bachillerato students have also participated in this celebration with varied projects made on posters. In them, it is shown all the information they have found on the Internet related to some of the most famous monsters and legends of all times.They have discovered  terrifying creatures and spooky legends like  The Mummy, Sleepy Hollow, The Werewolf , Jack’O’Lantern or The Errant Dutch ..

Frankestein has been the topic of other Bachillerato projects: its author (Mary Shelley), characters, main topics and historical background.

How  Halloween  is celebrated around the world is another topic  that has motivated the students to search on the Internet and find, learn and share interesting information .

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It has been an interesting and funny Halloween celebration. We wait for all of you the next year!!!

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