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Happy Blog Anniversary!!!

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Today marks the 3rd anniversary of pinklesweet.wordpress.com. It’s been exactly 3 years since I started this blog as a way to provide my students with worthy and enjoyable activities, videos, photos,.. related with the subjects English and Science and it also served as a diary of our classroom routines, festivals,…

I’m really pleased with the positive responses I’ve had to the blog.  Thank you to each of you reading this, and I hope you will continue to enjoy – or at least find intriguing – what I post.  I’m also thankful for all your comments that are wonderful!!!!!!

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Titanic… the tragic loss of an “unsinkable” ship

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Many tragedies have happened throughout history, but somehow the sinking of the Titanic

seems to touch more people than most tragedies.

100 years ago, on the 15th April 1912, the worlds largest passenger ship at that time, the TITANIC, sank in the North Atlantic Ocean.

The Titanic’s first voyage began on April 10th 1912 when it set off from Southampton in England on its journey to New York.

The Titanic hit an iceberg on April 14th at 11.40p.m. The huge hull was damaged and the ship rapidly began to take in water.

The Titanic had twenty lifeboats but these were not enough. Out of 2200 people on board only 705 survived. The people were rescued from the lifeboats by another ship, the Carpathia, which picked up the Titanic’s S.O.S. message.
The Titanic finally sank in the early hours of April 15th, 1912.

Geography, Class, and Fate is an interesting map of Titanic passenger data. The map shows where each passenger was from, which class they were traveling in, and whether or not they survived the Titanic’s sinking. Click the placemarks on the map to learn the passengers’ names, where they were from, and the class of service in which they traveled.

Titanic: Faces of the Crew. Click on the pictures of the crew to reveal their names. You can filter the display according to gender, position in the crew, and whether or not a crew member survived.

A beautiful video with an awesome song

James Cameron and his team pull together a new CGI of how they believe the Titanic sank and reached the ocean floor…”

If you like this topic, here is a web link with sheets, printables, free activities, videos, songs and further information:  http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/the_titanic.htm

welcome everyone!!

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I hope that all of you have had a nice summer and are ready to get back to school. I am so excited about the new school year! This post is just to say hello and welcome you back to school. Some of you I probably already know and some of you I’ll meet for the first time but I wish you all the best. I hope we can work well together and learn a lot from each other. I promise I’ll do my best. Have a great weekend and I will see each of you Monday.
Looking forward to a fantastic year,
Alicia

Grammar is fun!!

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I’ve found a colourful website called Grammaropoliswhere you can learn the parts of speech.

The parts of speech are personified with cute characters that are really appealing. For example, the Preposition is a little green character whose profile says “Yes I’m small, but that doesn’t mean I can’t locate an object in space and time.”

You can click on any of the characters to read that character’s story. After going through the character stories you can watch videos about the parts of speech and play games about the parts of speech. The site contains explanations, quizzes, books, games, and even a catchy song!

Would you like to hear it?

Just click the picture below to visit this website