воскресенье, 10 ноября 2013 г.

Thanksgiving day 

There is one day a year when all Americans stay home with their families and eat a big dinner. This is Thanksgiving Day. The pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving Day in the fall of 1621. The pilgrims sailed to America on board the "Mayflower" ship for religious freedom. They were among the first European settlers in America.
There were people living in America before the pilgrims arrived. These people were the Native American Indians.
The pilgrims first winter in the New World was very difficult. They had arrived too late to grow many crops. Without fresh food half of the pilgrims died. The following spring the Indians taught the pilgrims how to hunt, fish, plant and survive in America. The crops did well and in the fall of 1621 pilgrims had a great harvest. They were thankful and decided to celebrate with a Thanksgiving feast. They prepared a dinner of turkey, corn, beans and pumpkins. They invited their Indian friends to share this feast. The Indians brought food for the feast too (they even brought popcorn! ). Americans still celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the fall. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. Turkey is still the main dish and pumpkin pie is the most popular dessert.

пятница, 30 августа 2013 г.

         Welcome Back to School       

          School Life
 © Cheryl Theseira 
School is a daily routine for us
 In the morning, we're sure to make a fuss
 Even when the sun is still not up,
 Here we are, awake at 6am sharp

 We feel that school is such a bore 
We feel that school is such a chore
 Parents say, “School’s great! Now, go!”
 We say, “Well, what do you know?

” Late a minute and we have to run
 Eyes half open, shoelaces undone
 We reach school and we see our friends,
 Immediately, the torture ends

 We have a chat and go with the flow
 Then the bell rings, it is time to go
 We may at times find school stressful
 To have some fun, we have to bend some rules 

Talk back to teachers, and detention we serve
 No doubt, it is sometimes what we deserve
 Sometimes they are as cold as ice
 And other times they're actually really nice

 They teach us and give us a helping hand
 They’re forever ready to listen and be a friend
 They have built much confidence in us 
Just not when they are being really harsh 

Over the years of education, 
Never have we had so much learning with action 
Such as camps, experiments, concerts and activities
 We’ve learnt so much and even saved the trees

 A wise teacher once said aloud
 - Success is failure turned inside out
 So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
 Rest if you must, but don’t you quit 

Some may see school as a torture chamber
 Some cannot wait for the holidays in December
 But it depends on how we look at school 
Honestly, positively, school is cool!

Welcome Back to School!