Monday, 31 March 2014

Konkurs Nauczycielski Blog 2014

This year I also take part in a competition Teacher's Blog of the Year 2014. I will be grateful, if you visit my blog from time to time and leave a comment. Thank you in advance!
The competition is organized by Stowarzyszenie na Rzecz Wspierania Edukacji Dzieci i Młodzieży „Omnibus” (http://omnibus.pless.pl/). 

 

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Hair, hairstyles, hair accessories

For many people hair is one of the most important aspects of physical appearance. Some of us get their hair done regularly, while others hate their hair just after leaving the hair salon.
Can you describe someone's hairstyle? Can you name hair accessories? What does a hairdresser do?






Icons from www.flaticons.com

Monday, 17 March 2014

On Saint Patrick's Day everyone is Irish



Today many people are Irish despite nationality or stereotypes.
Who is Saint Patrick? Why do Irish celebrate him?










And if you want to learn more about St. Patrick, here's an animation by Jeremiah Warren (you can read more in the info):

Friday, 14 March 2014

Pi Day


π is one of the most well-known mathematical constants. In English it is pronounced as "pie".  Pi is the ratio of circle's circumference to its diameter. It's an irrational number and its decimal representation never ends. Yet we can approximate its value. Most people remember the first three digits (3.14), so it's no surprise that March 14th is celebrated as Pi Day (3/14 in the U.S. date format).
Pi Day was first organized in 1988 by Larry Shaw, an American physicist. Since then it has been celebrated annually all around the world by science enthusiasts.

If you need an animated explanation, look at this gif image from Wikimedia Commons:



How can we celebrate Pi Day? What about a pie?
Happy Pi Day everybody!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Spring cleaning

Have you cleaned your house from top to bottom yet?  The practice of cleaning houses thoroughly in the first warm days of the year has become customary in many countries, especially in North America and northern Europe due to the climate. After a cold winter the first days of spring were the best time for dusting, as it was warm enough to open doors and windows.
If you need a spring cleaning checklist in English, here you can find some suggestions: