Monday, February 24, 2014

Mystery Skype with South Africa

On the last day of the term Class 5V had a Mystery Skype session with a teacher from South Africa.
It was not easy to guess where Mr Steve Sherman is from. We used a hint and explored the world map and finally we found the place where the Atlantic and the Indian oceans meet. Luckily, there are not many cities on our map, so we found Cape Town easily.

Mr Sherman showed us some pictures of the city and told us about some of the sites. We learnt that there are three capitals of the South African Republic. Even Ms Black did not know it.
We saw the penguins on the beach too.
Mr Sherman showed us some tricks. We understood the first trick but the second one was difficult, so Mr Sherman explained us how our brain works. 

He promised to talk to us again soon.

International Mother Language Day

On 21.02 Class 5 celebrated International Mother Language Day. 
We did some activities using online translators. We chose a sentence and translated it into many languages. It was fun to listen to the sentences in the languages we do not know. Finally, we translated the sentence into Russian again.
Now we know that people speaking different languages can understand each other.

International Mother Language Day 2014

Olympic marathon

During the last day of the 2nd term there were lots of activities in Class 5. The student teacher Miss Valery prepared some very difficult questions for a quiz. It took a lot of effort but the students did not fail. They solved all the most difficult problems and were the winners! 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Irina Rodnina

Anna S from 5V has created an interesting presentation about Irina Rodnina. She is going to tell us some more interesting things in class this week. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Which is your favourite winter sport?

Biathlon in Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics And In My Life (Varia's story)

Varia D is from a sporty family. She has told us a very interesting story about her favourite sport and some famous athletes. She has also told us about popular sports in her family. 
This is her story and her presentation below:

Biathlon is a sport which is equally accessible for men and for women. During competitions the biathlonists ski with a rifle and shoot at targets. They must be very hardy, concentrated, dedicated and self-disciplined. The sportsmen should be good runners and skiers and must also have a very good eyesight to be able to hit the targets. If a biathlonist misses a target while shooting, he has to run an extra circle as a penalty. Ski tracks may vary from 5 to 50 kilometers long, depending on the competition.
Biathlon is my favorite sport. I have been going for biathlon for four years already. I had not been aware of this sport when I started, but I enjoy it now very much. Our coach has been very kind and considerate to me. We live in a part of Moscow, which is very picturesque and has a lot of parks along the Moskva river. In winter time, these parks turn into a huge ski resort with lots of skiing tracks.
My father, an experiences skier, offered me to start training with him, and I agreed. My family is very sportive. My grandma carries a title of the “Master of Sports” (the highest rank in Soviet sports hierarchy) in figure skating. My parents used to ski very often when they were young. My younger sister, who is 8 years old now, practices ballet and she loves it more than anything in her life. However, three years ago she joined my biathlon kids&junior team. As a family of biathlon and ski fans, we wish the victory to all Russian sportsmen in our and their competitions.
While I was writing this blog, the 2014 Winter Olympic Games started in Sochi. I am supporting the Russia biathlon team very much, but luck is so far not on their side. Yesterday, our men’s team leader Anton Shipulin was very close to the third place, but he lost .7 of a second to a Czech sportsman. I felt so sorry for him! I cannot even imagine how desperate he was. The fourth place is most disappointing, when you are so close to an Olympic medal.
Ole Einer Bjorndalen won the gold medal in the men’s sprint biathlon competition. It would not be so amazing, if he was not forty years old and if he hit all the targets. He was the oldest of 87 competitors and he missed one target out of 10. But even though he had to run an extra penalty circle, he managed to catch up with the leaders and overrun them. In Sochi, Bjorndalen won his seventh golden Olympic medal! So I think it is fair to call him ‘’The King of Biathlon’’.
But you should not confuse his name with Bjorn Erlend Daehlie, who is forty six now, and he is not competing. A former 8 gold Olympic champion, he is a successful businessman now and sells sports clothes under his brand name ‘Bjorn’, which I am wearing during my sports exercises and competitions. I have already won several medals and prizes, as well as my younger sister and dad.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

School by Class 5B :: bookr ::pimpampum

Today some of 5B students explored Bookr, the Web2.0 tool to create flipping books online. Try it and make your ebook. School by Class 5B :: bookr ::pimpampum

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mystery Location / Russia-Taiwan-Germany

Today Class 5 had an online meeting via GoogleHangout  with 2 other classes from different parts of the world. It was not easy to guess where the students are from but we did it!
The students were from Taiwan and Germany. We also had a guest teacher from India.

Safer Internet Day 2014

While speaking about the Olympics in Sochi, Class 5 (A & G) did not forget that 11 February is Safer Internet Day.
These are our rules:
  • be polite
  • use a strong password and never tell it to others
  • never give personal information
  • never click on links offering you a prize
  • never chat with strangers
  • tell your teacher or parents if you feel uncomfortable online or on your mobile phone

Friday, February 7, 2014

Mystery Skype 1 / Russia-Hungary

Our first Mystery Skype chat. To find a country in the world is quite tricky!

Olympic cheers

The Winter Olympic games 2014 opened in Sochi today, on 7 February. 
Here are some of our cheers for our Russian team.

Monday, February 3, 2014

PIMPAMPUM :: Phrasr .:.

Dear students, 
You can create posters/flyers with Phrasr to wish something nice to our Olympic champions:

PIMPAMPUM :: Phrasr .:.

Sunday, February 2, 2014