jueves, 28 de mayo de 2020

Let's make a Matariki star!



Hi everyone!

How are you doing? I hope you're happy and enjoying the nice weather!

Today we are going to do an activity for Matariki. Here's what we are going to make:



But what is Matariki?

Matariki is the Māori name for a group of stars that we can see in the night sky in New Zealand. This group of stars is also called Pleiades and can be seen in Spain as well.

Look! Here it is:





Every year in New Zealand, Matariki disappears from the sky in April/May and then we can see it again in June/July! This signals the start of the Māori New Year.

Matariki is a time to celebrate new life, to remember those who’ve passed and to plan for the future. And it’s a time to be with people we love.

In the past, Māori used Matariki for help with their harvesting. When Matariki disappeared from the sky, it was time to preserve crops for the winter. When it re-appeared, Māori would read the stars to predict the upcoming season.

Nowadays, festivals and celebrations happen throughout the country to celebrate Matariki.

This year, Matariki is in July. Today we are going to make stars to celebrate (a bit early!).


Here is the video:



And here's another video with instructions, if mine are too hard 😉😉


I hope you have fun!!


Clara





martes, 19 de mayo de 2020

World Bee Day Activity

Hello friends!

Did you know that tomorrow is Bee Day? Yes, it is!

Why are bees important? Because they pollinate a lot of plants! We need bees to help us grow food, plants, and forests - wow!


To celebrate Bee Day tomorrow, here is an activity to make a bee puppet:



I hope you have fun!

Clara

jueves, 14 de mayo de 2020

FAMILY DAY

Hi guys!
Today, 15th of May, is Family Day. So I want to share with you this beautiful story about families. 
I hope you enjoy it!


What do you want to do ?
New mail
What do you want to do ?
New mail

miércoles, 13 de mayo de 2020

Let's draw outer space!!!

Hi again my friends!! 😎😎😃

How are you this week?

This week I have been learning some Spanish recipes. I have made salmorejo twice - look how it turned out today! What do you think of my salmorejo? 😉😉



Here is another picture dictation activity for you to do. I hope you have fun!! Let me know how your picture turns out...

See you later!
Clara


miércoles, 6 de mayo de 2020

PICTURE DICTATION ACTIVITY!

Hi everyone!!

I hope you are all doing well!

Are you going outside for a walk now? The weather is very nice!! 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 Leave me a comment and let me know how you are going 😃

Today we have a picture dictation activity. In the video I will tell you what you need to draw and you need to listen carefully....get a pencil and piece of paper ready and let's go!

Talk to you soon,
Clara


jueves, 23 de abril de 2020

Let's Bake Some Biscuits!!

Hello everyone!!

How are you all?

Today I made some biscuits that are typical in New Zealand - they're called Afghan biscuits.

They are chocolate biscuits with chocolate icing. Very delicious!

You can watch how to make them in this video, and I've put the recipe below 😃😃


Please ask me if you have any questions!

I hope you enjoy them!!

Clara


AFGHAN BISCUIT RECIPE
Makes: ~18 biscuits
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes

Ingredients:

Biscuits:
200 grams butter - softened or melted
1/2 cup white sugar (100 grams)
1 & 1/4 cups flour (175 grams)
1/4 cup cocoa (40 grams)
2 cups cornflakes (60 grams)

Icing:
1 & 1/2 cups icing sugar (180 grams)
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon melted butter
1-2 tablespoons hot water
walnuts

Method:

Preheat oven to 180°C.
Cream butter and sugar for 3-4 minutes until it is creamy.
Add flour and cocoa powder and mix well.
Add cornflakes and mix gently.


Take tablespoon sized amounts, roll into balls and spread them evenly on the tray.
Bake for 12 minutes - they will be a bit soft when they come out of the oven.
Allow them to completely cool down.


In a medium bowl combine the icing sugar, cocoa, melted butter and a little bit of the hot water. Mix it all together.
Slowly add more hot water a little at a time until the desired consistency is reached. (If you accidentally add too much water just add a little icing sugar.)


Ice the biscuits and finish with a walnut half on top

EAT THEM!