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Friday, 26 December 2014

Shocking Effects Of Deforestation Exposed In Brutal Print Ads

These images are gruesome and brutal, but they have to be shown because of their important message – they raise awareness of the often unseen casualties of deforestation around the world. Creative and art director Ganesh Prasad Acharya, together with copywriter Kaushik Katty Roy, created these social ads for Sanctuary Asia, one of the first and greatest environmental news magazines in India.
The slogan on these ads, “When the wood go, wildlife goes” drives home the point made by these macabre images – when you cut down habitats, you might as well kill the animals that live there as well. Rainforests contain as much as 80% of the world’s biodiversity, so their rapid destruction in South America and Asia is a serious problem.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Rudolph the Reindeer interactive activities that are educational and fun!!

Where's Rudolph? and Christmas will be ruined if he isn't found! Click on the picture to find the hidden reindeer. Rudolph hides in a different place in every new game! 


Santa's Official Reindeer Cam is such a neat way for kids to see what an actual reindeer looks like! If you look in the top right corner you can even see a digital Nice List in the top right corner. To get your student's names on the list or to find out when Santa feeds the reindeer click here. 


Here's a great reindeer brainteaser! Can you put the reindeer in order? 

Oh no! It's Christmas Eve and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is missing! Rudolph is Missing! is an online story that asks inference questions as the story goes along. It's up to you to find out where Rudolph has gone!

Reindeer Cafe is a great game for practicing addition facts!
http://www.fun4thebrain.com/addition/cookieCafeAdd.swf

There are many online sites where students can listen to Christmas stories.  This is one gives visitors the option to read the story themselves or have it read to you. The Reindeer Barn is a part of the NorthPole.com site. Raymond is a reindeer that lives in the reindeer barn with all the other reindeer and hopes to be the newest member of Santa’s reindeer team. Students find the places in the barn that take them to Raymond’s stories about his adventures.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Christmas song: "Sleigh Ride" by Karmin - video, lyrics and interactive exercise


Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap (yeah)
Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling ring ting tingling too
Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you
Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling "yoo-hoo"
Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you, you-hoo-hoo

Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap
Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap

Our cheeks are nice and rosy and comfy cozy are we
(Twi-a-ling-a-ling-a-ding-dong-ding)
We're snuggled up together like birds of a feather would be
(Twi-a-ling-a-ling-a-ding-dong-ding)
Let's take the road before us and sing a chorus or two
(Twi-a-ling-a-ling-a-ding-dong-ding)
Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you, you-hoo-hoo

Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap
Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap

Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap
Let's go, let's look at the show
We're riding in a wonderland of snow
Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap
It's grand, just holding your hand
We're riding along to the song of a wintry fairyland

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling too
Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you
Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling "yoo-hoo"
Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you, you-hoo-hoo

(Twi-a-ling-a-ling-a-ding-dong-ding)
(Twi-a-ling-a-ling-a-ding-dong-ding)
(Twi-a-ling-a-ling-a-ding-dong-ding)
(Twi-a-ling-a-ling-a-ding-dong-ding)

Roo-roo-rooftop we pause, just like the Clause
Noses so red, Poinsettias in a vase
My Pillsbury dough boy, gingerbread tough
Now kiss me did you miss me mistletoe for some luck
The winter ice so cold, yeah it's clogging my snuff
I need the fireplace hot get the logs in the ov'
Until I get my eggnog a-fog foggin' me up
Catch me candy cane crunchin' - come on!

Our cheeks are nice and rosy and comfy cozy are we
(Twi-a-ling-a-ling-a-ding-dong-ding)
We're snuggled up together like birds of a feather would be
(Twi-a-ling-a-ling-a-ding-dong-ding)
Let's take the road before us and sing a chorus or two
(Twi-a-ling-a-ling-a-ding-dong-ding)
Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you, you-hoo-hoo

Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap
Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap


Click on the picture above and have fun with the interactive game!


Thursday, 18 December 2014

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Novelty Christmas Cupcakes - video recipe with subtitles in English


Impress friends and family with three amazing cupcake designs: Cute Christmas trees, an adorable snowman and super cool Christmas puddings. Jemma shows you step by step how to create these fantastic festive treats. Decorate, eat & have fun!


Monday, 15 December 2014

Gingerbread Printables

Here are some printable masks so your students can act out the story themselves. 

Sparklebox has some FABULOUS Gingerbread printables like:story aids, masks, sequencing sheets, gingerbread men with numbers on them and many more! 



Sunday, 14 December 2014

Jamie Oliver's Perfect Christmas Turkey - video recipe with subtitles in English



Jamie Oliver shows you the best way to prepare and roast a turkey. With a delicious flavoured butter, top stuffing tips, and safe cooking times & tempretures, this easy step-by-step guide will help you feel confident this Christmas Day.



Friday, 12 December 2014

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Christmas Fun - Calendar Countdown (interactive activities)

This fabulous one is based on the book "The Polar Express"


This Around the World calendar features a question about how 
Christmas is celebrated in different countries each day. 
http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/xmas/calendar/

This calendar is purely for fun. Each day a new 
animation is added to the Christmas tree as you click on the number. 


This calendar has an activity for each day until Christmas. 

This Countdown to Christmas is great for little ones. 
http://www.boowakwala.com/calendar/online-advent-calendar.html

It's a Shape Christmas is a neat calendar that is a little different than the others. 
It features 25 illustrations from illustrators around the world 
and you can even download the illustration each day!
http://itsashapechristmas.co.uk/

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Christmas song: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Sam Smith | video, lyrics and interactive activity


Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on, 
our troubles will be miles away.


Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.


Through the years 
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself A merry little Christmas now. 


Click on the picture above and have fun with the interactive exercise!

Friday, 5 December 2014

Christmas Video Song - «All I Need Is Love» - CeeLo Green Feat. The Muppets



Ladies and gentlemen! 
Uh huh? 
May I introduce to you! 
Who? 
CEEEEE LOOOOO 
Green! 
What's up guys, how you doin'? 
What do you want for Christmas, Cee Lo? 
For Christmas? 

All I need is love 
Aw, yeah 
All I need is love 
Yeah 
All I need is lo-lo-love 

Color-coordinated Bentleys 
Watches, car, the agent sent me 
A sixty inch in every room 
All I wanna see is you 
Got the cash to take vacations 
To a beach in every nation 
I don't wanna be a Scrooge 
But I'm not going without you 

Santa don't know what to get me 
I just wanna see my baby 

All I need is love 
Aw, yeah 
All I need is love 
Yeah 
All I need is lo-lo-love 

All I need is you 
Baby, all I need 
You 
Baby, all I need 
All I need is lo-lo-love 

Diamonds on my mistletoe 
But that can't buy you love, you know 
Yeah, I'd give it all away 
For just the chance to see your face 
I'd take a jet or hop a train 
Or maybe Rudolph knows the way? I don't know! 
To where you are, this Christmas Eve 
'Cause just one kiss is all I need! 

Santa, won't you come and get me 
And take me where I'll find my baby 

All I need is love 
Aw, just love 
All I need is love 
Yeah 
All I need is lo-lo-love 

All I need is you 
Baby, all I need 
You 
Baby, all I need 
All I need is lo-lo-love 

Come on Mr. Santa, if you could 
Steamed, baked, or or fried, I'm always good! 
I only stole one little heart this year 
But it was from a shrimp, who really cares? 
It's time to make his list and check it twice 
So I hope he likes his seafood naughty and spiced 
You got something bad to say about this crustacean? 
You'd better clam up 'til after Christmas vacation 

Santa, won't you come and get me 
And take me where I'll find my baby 

All I need is love 
Please, Santa 
All I need is love 
Yeah 
All I need is lo-lo-love 

All I need is you 
Baby, all I need 
You 
Baby, all I need 
All I need is lo-lo-love 

Santa, bring my baby 
Baby, baby, please 
All I need is you 
Baby, all I need 
All I need is lo-lo-love 
All I need is lo-lo-love 

I think the Muppets hit a new low 
Yeah, and his first name is Cee!


Christmas song: "All I want for Christmas is you" by One Direction: video and lyrics



I don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree

I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you, yeah.

I don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
And I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree

I don't need to hang my stocking
There upon the fireplace
Santa Claus won't make me happy
With a toy on Christmas Day

I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you
You, baby

Oh, I won't ask for much this Christmas
I won't even wish for snow
And I'm just gonna keep on waiting
Underneath the mistletoe

I won't make a list and send it
To the North Pole for Saint Nick
I won't even stay awake to
Hear those magic reindeer click

'Cause I just want you here tonight
Holding on to me so tight
What more can I do?
Baby, all I want for Christmas is you
You, baby

Oh, all the lights are shining
So brightly everywhere
And the sound of children's
Laughter fills the air

And everyone is singing
I hear those sleigh bells ringing
Santa, won't you bring me the one I really need?
Won't you please bring my baby to me?

Oh, I don't want a lot for Christmas
This is all I'm asking for
I just want to see my baby
Standing right outside my door

Oh, I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
Baby, all I want for Christmas is you
You, baby

All I want for Christmas is you, baby
All I want for Christmas is you, baby
All I want for Christmas is you, baby
All I want for Christmas is you, baby





Thursday, 4 December 2014

Fun Interactive Christmas Tree Decorating games

This Tree Decorating page from SantaClaus.net has lots of options and 
even garland that you can move around and stretch! 



This site from Muse Arts is beautiful and you can even turnthe lights off so it glows! 


This one is fun because it gives you many choices, allows you to stretch and 
rotate items, as well as the ability to print your finished tree!