Here is a new challenge sponsored by Madame MONIN :
As it is "le printemps des poètes" at school at the moment, write your own poem or choose a poem which you like...
Grégory (10C) sent me his poem earlier on by e-mail. Here it is :
I'm excellent, fabulous, great as can be! Astoundingly splendid. Yes, seriously! I'm wickedly wondrous to such a degree, That I'm out of this world. I can see you agree! Breathtakingly super, a sure guarantee, There's no one as peachy or first class as me! Phenomenal homework comes most easily, So why is last week's marked in red with an 'E'?
Locking eyes with the nomadic sun I long to be native again.
Santa Ana winds blowing fire through the palms bringing blue back to sky east of the ocean.
Flat out loitering until the lights come on skateboarding home, ice cream in hand.
Four bands, one warehouse, three dollars, general admission.
My childhood lies buried beneath the city of Progress dormant, in a development seed.
One million years from today, settled in fragments of seasalt and dust,
pointing newborn fingers at the sun, I will be there.
This poem was chosen by Brandon (8A):
The following poem was chosen by Beverly (7B) :
Five little hearts, all in a row The first one says,"I love you so." The second one says,"Be my Valentine" The third one says,"Please be mine," The fourth one says,"I'll be your friend." The fifth one says,"Till the very end."
This anti-Valentine poem was chosen by Clément and Marie (7A):
I think about you When I smell cow dung. I think about you When I eat an old chewing-gum.
This one was chosen by Prescillia (8A):
Knock! Knock! Who's there? Watson. Watson who? Watson tv tonight?
Knock! Knock! Who's there! Justin. Justin who? Justin time for dinner.
Here's another one chosen by Julie, Amélie and Margaux (8A):
Friends at school Are big and small Friends at school Are the best of all!
This one was chosen by Alexis and Maxence (8A):
Hay Fever Season by Penny Farthing I don't like dust or cat hair either, But I hate bit when skies are blue, Nothing poils summer like havinhg hay fever Atchoo! Atchoo! Atchoo !
This poem was chose by Michèle (8A):
Will you remember me ? by Chris Webster Will you remember me in a month? Yes! Will you remember me in a year? Sure! Will you remember me in two years ? Certainly! Will you remember me in three years ? Of course! Knock, knock. Who's there? See! You've forgotten me already!
Last, but not least, this one was chosen by Laure (7B):
It's only a room, But it's my room. My space, my base, My place in the world.
Brown bears stare from a ledge up above. I don't play with them now but can't give them the shove. They're stuffed too full of love.
On the floor: a pair and a half of socks, a bundle of keys, without locks, a pair of goggles in a box. It's only a room, but it's my room. Somewhere to go, somewhere to sleep, somewhere to be sent, somewhere to hide, somewhere to cry, somewhere to dress, somewhere to think, somewhere to be. Steve Turner
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Red Nose Day is coming soon, this year it is on Friday March 13th !
But What is Red Nose Day ?
Red Nose Day is a big charity event.
The Comic Relief team takes some fantastic fund-raising in schools, offices and homes across the United Kingdom, mixes it with celebritieslike actors or singers, sells a new Red Nose (or 3 this year !link) across the entire UK and adds a night of comedy on BBC One to make Red Nose Day the phenomenon it is. Red Nose Day unites the nation in trying to make a difference to the lives of thousands of people in Africa or the UK.
This year, to be part of Red Nose Day 2009, you just need to Do Something Funny for Money !
For more information, you can visit the Red Nose Day 09 official website ( link ).
If you like British humour, here's a short video on Mr Bean's Red Nose day :
Who is Mr Bean ? What is the actor's real name ?
Mr Bean is... Rowan Atkinson. Well done Grégory, Juliana and Léandre (10C) !
Mr Bean is described by Atkinson as "a child in a grown man's body". He is a slow-witted, sometimes ingenious, selfish and generally likable buffoon who "has a slightly alien aspect".
MrBean lives alone in his small flat in Highbury, North London, and often wears his tweed jacket and red tie. Mr. Bean rarely speaks, but when he does speak, he usually mumbles.
In Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia, pancakes are traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday, which is "Pancake Day".
pancakes with strawberries and cream in Australia (wikipedia)
Shrove Tuesday is better known in the United States, France and other countries as "Mardi Gras" or "Fat Tuesday".
Charity or school events are often organized on Pancake Day. One popular event is "a pancake race" in which each participant carries a pancake in a frying pan. All runners must toss their pancakes as they run and catch them in the frying pan.
In the Catholic calendar, that's just before the 40 days of Lent so that the last of the fatty and rich foods could be used up.
Why not toss your pancake with your right hand and hold a coin in your left hand ? You'll be rich if you succeed!
Saint Valentine is the patron saint of lovers. St Valentine's day is celebrated all over the world.
In the UK, people ( children, teenagers and adults) send cards, which can be anonymous, to the people they love or like on February 14th. One billion Valentine's Day cards are sent every year.
People can send flowers, chocolates and other presents to their loved ones.
In the USA, Valentine's day is big business : Americans spend about $10 billion every year!
Hearts, roses and Cupids are the most popular symbols of Valentine's Day. Cupid was the son of Venus, the Roman Goddess of love and beauty. Red is the colour of Valentine's Day because it is the colour of a heart and symbolizes love and passion.
Here's a typical poem :
Roses are red Violets are blue Sugar is sweet And so are you.
On November 5th, people remember the gunpowder plot, a secret plan to overthrow the King of England in 1606.
the fifth of November,
and plot. I see no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot...
This is a poem that all British children learn for Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes' Night.
Children use old clothes to make a Guy and people give them money to buy firecrackers (A penny for the guy!). In the evening, there is a bonfire to burn the Guy.
In 1605, Guy Fawkes who was a Catholic, tried to explode 36 barrels of gunpowder in the English Parliament in London. He wanted to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill the King. The police stopped him and arrested him. People in London celebrated with bonfires. Guy Fawkes was executed for treason.
400 years later, the British continue to have bonfires to "celebrate their most famous traitor."
On 31st October, the night before All Saints' Day, Americans, Scots and Irish people celebrate Hallowe'en : they dress up as witches and ghosts, have parties, tell ghost stories and play games.
Hallowe'en is the second biggest celebration in America after Christmas. Every year Americans spend more than $2.5 billion on sweets, cards, costumes and decorations. More than 66 per cent of houses are decorated.
Hallowe'en was originally a Celtic festival called Samhain celebrating the New Year. Celts believed that the dead could come back to the world on that day. So people wore costumes like witches and ghosts.
Today, Irish and Scottish kids dress up for Hallowe'en, and they visit houses and sing a song or tell a joke. They ask for candy and they say "Trick or treat?" which means "Give me some candy or you'll get a bad surprise!" If they don't get sweets, they play a trick. Irish and Scottish immigrants took Halloween to America.
American kids started celebrating Halloween in the 1950's.
Where does this singalong come from ? What movie ?
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