Halloween Party 2014

Parents and kids ( 2-10 years)!

You are invited to attend our Halloween Party 2014.

Date: on Thursday, 30 October

Place: La Folie Café,  Pipera

Time: 18:00

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We are going to organize funny (not scary) activities, interesting games & exciting contests. Children will also enjoy special snacks and treats and more other surprises.

Be our guest!

RSVP: 0757 525 372 , office@englezadenota10.ro

 Organizator: Cambridge Club-Engleza pentru copii

5 Octombrie, Ziua Mondiala a Profesorului! Happy Teachers’ Day

You know you are a Teacher when… Someone asks you how many kids you have and you say “20″

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Here are some funny school jokes to make your day:  :)

Back to School

“The summer holiday was over and young Jack returned to school.

Only two days later his teacher phoned his mother to tell her that Jack was misbehaving.

‘Wait a minute,’ mother said. ‘I had Jack with me for 10 weeks and I never called you once when he misbehaved.”

School Learning
Mary comes home from her first day at school. Mother asks, ‘What did you learn today?’
She replies, ‘Not enough. I have to go back tomorrow.’

Mum: How did you find school today?
Youngster: I simply hopped off the bus – and there it was.

New Teacher
Mia: I think we need a new teacher.
Mum: Why is that?
Mia: Our teacher doesn’t know anything, she keeps asking us for the answers.

Teacher: Brett, your essay on ‘My Dog’ is exactly the same as your sister’s.  Did you copy her?

Brett: No Miss; it’s the same dog. :))

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Fairy Party- Magic Moments

Magic moments, healthy treats and lots of fun – the perfect party combination.   “Fairy Forest” transported the children away to a magical world  of make believe, where their dreams began and enchantment  commenced. The activities they participated in included:

* arts & crafts: children decorated magic garlands

* a magic show (we danced, sang and played funny games).

* raffle prizes

We all had great fun, enjoyed the magic, the fun, the laughter!

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Fairy Party- A Celebration of Children’s Play & Imagination

When Children are playing, Children are learning

Play expands intelligence, stimulates the imagination, encourages creative problem solving, and helps develop confidence, self-esteem, and a positive attitude toward learning. Dr Fraser Mustard

Fairy Event

As you know, our activities are designed to make chidren learn in a natural way! Childood is the most beautiful of all life’s seasons! Childood is the world of miracle and magic, of laughs and pure joy! Chidren need to have fun, to explore, to discover, to use their imagination, to create, to be happy while playing, and by playing they are learning. We are doing all these, in our way!

What your child will learn at this party? Well, besides fun, he/she will do lots of activities that focus on:

* learn, practice & improve English

* learn about Nature and Autumn

* memory: words & songs

*imaginative play & creativity

* arts & crafts

* develop fine & gross motor skills

Join us for a magical time!

On Thursday, September 18, at 18:30

Parents are invited too!

RSVP: 0757 525 372, office@englezadenota10.ro

* Fairy dresses & elves costumes encouraged but optional.

Engleza pentru copii- programe educationale

englezadenota10Cambridge Club- English for Kids pune la dispozitia parintilor mai multe programe educationale de invatare a limbii engleze, intr-un mod cat mai simplu, eficient si creativ:

* English My Friend- Program Interactiv de invatare a limbii engleze, cu accent pe: joc si activitati de socializare, proiecte individuale si de grup, teatru, role-play, arts & crafts. Participa copii de (3-8 ani). Se desfasoara dupa amiaza, in grup de maximum 8 copii. Sedinta dureaza 80 minute cu snack/tea-break intre activitati.

*Learn with Joy- Program Interactiv si Dinamic de invatare a limbii engleze prin: JOC, MUZICA si DANS.

Grupa: JOYFUL HEARTS (0-3 ani) Se desfasoara dimineata, cu o durata de aproximativ 45 minute.  Participa Copil/Copii+Parinte/Bunic/Bona

* Pregatire individuala/grup pentru diverse testari si examene Cambridge. Participa copii (7-12 ani).

 Materiale didactice folosite: carti, marionete, materiale audio-video,  flash cards, postere, instrumente musicale, mingi, pom poms etc.

Inscrieri copii: 0757 525 372, office@englezadenota10.ro

Sa invatam cu bucurie! Learn with Joy!

Joyful Teaching- Engleza pentru copii

 

Back to English Classes!

Educatie non-formala in limba engleza pentru copii. Programe educationale si ateliere creative.

Din 4 august, copiii sunt asteptati sa ia parte la activitatile noastre desfasurate in limba engleza.

Inscrieri copii: office@englezadenota10.ro, 0757 525 372

 

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Mr Snowman

My little snowmanAm decorat de-a lungul anilor: pereti, geamuri, holuri, clase, incat am dezvoltat o adevarata pasiune… pasiune pe care o exercit cu drag, in continuare, atunci cand organizez evenimente private pentru copii. Suntem in pragul minunatelor sarbatori de iarna si gandul ne este intodeauna la cei dragi; tindem sa-I surprindem cum putem mai bine, inspirati fiind de magia iernii. Mr Snowman este un personaj care prinde viata atat in casele oamenilor cat si in clasele din gradinite si scoli.  Ii puteti, de asemenea, da orice nume doriti, eu ii spun simplu Mr Snowman (mi  se pare  mai elegant) mai tarziu, o voi lasa pe fiica mea (cand va mai creste) sa-I dea un nume dupa bunul plac.

Ce e cu acest Mr Snowman? Este o decoratiune! Poate fi folosita atat in camera copiilor sau pentru decorarea unui clase. De cate ori organizez evenimente pentru copii, obisnuiesc sa-mi fac singura decoratiunile si de cele mai multe ori, cu ce am prin “camara”… va spun mai tarziu ce-I cu camara mea! Uneori, sunt ajutata de copii, este o adevarata incantare pentru ei sa poata contribui la “designul” unei incaperi pentru o petrecere/workshop etc.  Asadar, pentru atelierul de creatie  “ Santa’s Workshop” din aceasta iarna, am hotarat ca piesa decorativa centrala sa fie Mr Snowman! Mr Snowman este facut cu ce am avut la indemana. Camara, pe care orice om o are la casa lui, eu am transformat-o intr-un atelier, unde imi tin toate materialele de care am nevoie pentru cursuri si astfel de evenimente.

Cum se face Mr Snowman? Simplu!1_XDPHNABS

Aveti nevoie de:

-         carton (doua bucati rotunde pentru body). Eu am folosit cartonul de la cutia de apa Bucovina. Mi-a ajuns chiar si pentru” legs”!

-         Coli colorate/albe, ambalaje cadouri; de exemplu pentru nasturii lui Mr Snowman am folosit o sacosa de la Zara (mi-a placut acel bleumarin).

-         Foarfeca, creion, marker, capsator, dublu adeziv

-         Multa Inspiratie… Voi creati acest personaj, va puteti juca cum doriti cu outfitul lui! Mai ales daca va ajuta si copiii, va fi o activitate de neuitat!Eu am renuntat la caciula pe care i-o facusem initial… am imprumutat o caciula de iarna,  de la fiica mea si a iesit mult mai funny!

Voi pune mai multe poze de la evenimentul privat (cu toate decoratiunile) in curand!Dupa cum se poate vedea din poze, am fost asistata de spiridusul meu! :)

Enjoy! Fiti creativi!

Teacher: Anne -Marie

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Cursuri si Ateliere in Limba Engleza

Invatam engleza prin activitati diverse si lejere:

  •  jocuri comunicative si activitati de socializare
  • proiecte individuale si de grup
  • teatru si jocuri de rol
  • lumea magica a povestilor
  • prezentari audio-video 
  • arts & crafts
  • handwriting
  • tea/snack-break intre activitati

Alte activitati  si programe pentru 2013-2014:

 *Ateliere Educative, *Workshop-uri tematice, *Pregatire Examene Cambridge.

Inscrieri: 0757 525 372, office@englezadenota10.ro

Cu drag,

Echipa  Englezadenota10

The Snowdrop Legend & Tradition

Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) are one of the first bulbs to flower and signal the start of spring. The flower is a symbol of hope according to the following legend:snowdrop

The snowdrop became the symbol of hope when Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden. When Eve was about to give up hope that the cold winters would never end, an angel appeared. She transformed some of the snowflakes into snowdrop flowers, proving that the winters do eventually give way to the spring.

Another legend says: Long ago, on March 1st, a beautiful snowdrop, white and sweet, went out from under the snow in the forest. The winter wind saw him, flew into a rage and unleashed a storm of snow on the flower. The nice snowdrop bitten by the cold cried. The good fairy called Zana Primavara heard the flower sobbing and asked it : “Why are you crying? “I’m covered with snow and I’m dying of cold” said the snowdrop.  The fairy Primavara removed the snow on the flower.While she did that she hurt her finger against a small sharp stone hidden side of snowdrops. Her blood fell on the root of the flower, warmed, and the snowdrop came back to life. Another drop of blood fell on the petals became red .Immediately another snowdrops, white, uttered near her. “Thus the two inseparable bells, the red and white, became both the symbol of spring, love and hope Martisor called. snowdrop

Tradition:

Because of its flowering date, the snowdrop is the messenger of spring. The snowdrop is closely linked to Martisor/Martenitsa (March). This is the spring festival when the Martenitsa is celebrated on March 1st in countries such as Romania, Moldova and Bulgaria. Traditionally, men offer women a “Martenitsa”, a kind of talisman shaped brooch or pendant made of two twisted son, one red and one white. In Romania  everyone offer a” Martenitsa/ Martisor” on March,1st to their friends and family. Traditionally, you have to wear the Martenitsa on you (bracelet or necklace) until you see a stork then you can take it off and hang it up on a tree. This tradition  should bring luck into your life all along the year.

Interesting Facts

The name snowdrop does not mean ‘drop’ of snow, it means drop as in eardrop – the old word for earring.

Snowdrops are also known as known as ‘Candlemas bells‘.

The Latin name for the snow drop is Galanthus, which means “milk flower“.

Be Jolly & Creative! Ateliere de creatie pentru copii!

Tis the season to spread Christmas cheer!

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Colours of Halloween

 

Black cat. Orange pumpkin.

White ghost. Green-eyed monster.

Black, orange, white, green.

These are the colours of Halloween!

Set the spirit flying on the Halloween night! Here we have some ideas: Carve the pumpkin, light the candles, go trick or treating or just read these  monster riddles to your kids.

 I am a monster that has been on a diet. There is no fat on me! Or muscle either! You might say that I am all skin and bones –without the skin. I rattle when I walk. And my teeth chatter when I talk.   I come from far, far away. Most people think I am green and hideous. But really I am not so bad. I am just looking for a few Earthlings to put in my zoo back on my home planet.
Who am I?______________________ Who am I?_______________________
 I walk through walls as I please.  Sometimes you can see me and sometimes you can’t. I moan and I groan. I rattle chains. You find me in old houses, graveyards, and castles.  Most of the time, you would never guess I was a monster because I look just like you. But once a month, I let my hair down and howl at the moon.  But beware! If I bite you will become like me.
Who am I?_______________________ Who am I?_______________________
 I was wrapped in white and buried in my tomb a long time ago.Now, I wait in the dark with my golden treasures all around. Outside the sand piles high over top my tomb.
Who am I?______________________

 Dressed in black, I brew potions, I cast spells, and I put curses on people. If you bother me or my cat, you’ll sit on a lily pad and eat flies.  I live under bridges and in caves. I eat travelers that pass my way. I am large and ugly. I carry a club. Think of a word that rhymes with ‘roll.’
Who am I? Who am I?

Welcome! Have a seat. Dinner will be served shortly. Sorry we don’t have any garlic bread. I can’t stand it. What am I drinking you ask? Don’t worry . . . it’s . . um . . . grape juice. Now just relax while I look at your neck. 

Who am I?_______________________

Play to Learn – Engleza pentru copii!


Autumn leaves are falling down/
Children  playing on the ground

Making piles of  yellow leaves/Gathering  sweet  memories

Dragi parinti,

Din 06 septembrie,  copiii sunt asteptati sa ia parte la activitatile noastre desfasurate in limba engleza, prin participarea la cursul Play to Learn! Program: Marti & Joi de la 18:00

Invatam engleza prin activitati diverse si lejere:

  •  jocuri comunicative si activitati de socializare
  • proiecte individuale si de grup
  • teatru si jocuri de rol
  • lumea magica a povestilor
  • prezentari audio-video la fiecare lectie
  • arts & crafts
  • handwriting
  • tea/snack-break intre activitati

Alte activitati  si programe pentru 2012-2013:

 *Ateliere Educative, *Workshop-uri tematice, *Pregatire Examene Cambridge.

Inscrieri: 0757 525 372, office@englezadenota10.ro

Cu drag,

Echipa Englezadenota10

Happy Birthday, Kids!

Dear Children,

Have a sweet day full of Joy, Happiness and lots of Smiles! We dedicate a special poem to you:

Come meet the child/Who loves to be free,
Warmed by the sun/And kissed by the sea.

Come meet the child/Who watches each sky,
Searching for rainbows/Or objects that fly.

Come meet the child/Who hides from the dark,
Bees that can sting/Or dogs that will bark.

Come meet the child/Who’s eager for praise,
Told she is special/And loved many ways.

Come meet the child/Who’s so hard to see.
Come meet the child/That lives within me!
                       J. Warren
                      © Warren Publishing

Happy Birthday!

Easter Symbols!

Easter falls in the spring, the yearly time of renewal, when the earth renews itself after a long, cold winter. The word “Easter” is named after Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring. A festival was held in her honor every year at the vernal equinox. The meaning of the many different customs observed during Easter Sunday have been buried with time. Nowadays, people celebrate Easter according to their beliefs and their religious denominations.

Easter Symbols: One of the oldest spring symbols in the world is the Egg. The oval shape of the egg is the same shape for a raindrop and a seed, these two were important life-giving elements. The egg itself promises new life as in spring, birds and many other animals are hatched from eggs.  Originally Easter eggs were painted with bright colours representing the sunlight of spring. InEngland, members of the royal families gave each other gold-covered eggs as Easter gifts in the Middle Ages. Nowadays the eggs are given to children as Easter presents along with other gifts. They are usually eaten after an egg-tapping competition.

Easter Bunny. On Easter Sunday, many children wake up to find that the Easter Bunny has left them baskets of candy. He has also hidden the eggs that they decorated earlier that week. Children hunt for the eggs all around the house. Neighborhoods and organizations hold Easter egg hunts, and the child who finds the most eggs wins a prize. The Easter Bunny is a rabbit-spirit. Long ago, he was called the “Easter Hare“, hares and rabbits have frequent multiple births so they became a symbol of fertility. The custom of an Easter egg hunt began because children believed that hares laid eggs in the grass. The Romans believed that “All life comes from an egg” ,Christians consider eggs to be “the seed of life” etc. Other Easter symbols: (The Lamb, the lily, the cross, the candle)

Easter in Romania. In Romania, Easter is celebrated according to the rituals of the Orthodox Church. At the Easter Resurrection Mass, just before midnight, the priest comes out of the church to give blessings; he also gives people holy bread and provide the flame from which everyone will light their candles. Everyone tries to keep the flame alive until they arrive home. After the Lent, tables, are full with all sorts of good dishes and brightened up with beautiful coloured eggs, all these contribute to a festive atmosphere in Romanian homes. On Easter, Romanians eat roast lamb and broth, spiced minced lamb and fresh cottage cheese. Our wishes for you:

“May the gifts of Easter/Cause you much delight,

And the Sun of Easter/Make your pathway bright!”

Englezadenota10  Team :)

Kids Love English!

Cambridge Club Tea Party!

You’re invited to our “Cambridge Club Tea Party” on 25th February, at 11:00 o’clock! Children aged (3 to 12 years) & parents too are invited to our party!

A child tea party is a truly magical experience that can create sparkling childhood memories. A tea party is an elegant way to spend an afternoon and learn a little about a different era in history. In Victorian England, “tea” was not only a drink – it was a whole meal! Invented as an afternoon snack between “dinner” (what we now call lunch) and “supper” (what we now call dinner), tea provided a break from work, a social event, and a chance to show off your elegant manners and superior hospitality. Back then, tea was imported from India and China in speedy sailing ships called “clippers.” Because of the high price, drinking tea was a sign of class, and the lady of the house was often the only one to hold the key to the “tea box” for fear that servants might steal some of the precious leaves.

Cambridge Club Tea Party includes:

  • * Tea & Treats
  • * Short and Easy “Etiquette Instructions”
  • * Cambridge Club Kids Show (Songs & a funny Play)
  •  * Funny Games
  •  * Music & Dance
  • * Tea Party “Thank-You notes”

Topics covered:

  • * Meeting & Greeting people
  • * Magic Words
  •  * Giving, Receiving & Sharing
  •  * The 3 C’s: customs, courtesy & common sense

N.B. This is Children’s Event! Parents will sit at separated tables, watching the party. Parents with small children can sit together in the Kids Corner (children’s tea table).

Dress Code: For girls: dress, hat, scarf, gloves etc

                       For boys: suit or just a shirt, bow tie, hat etc.

Rezervations: 0757 525 372 office@englezadenota10.ro  (Free entrance!)

Location: La Follie – cafenea & ceainarie Str. Emil Racovita, Pipera

Be our guest and don’t be late! At 11 o’clock Tea is served! :)

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Dragi parinti,

Pentru ca suntem inca in vacanta activitatile in limba engleza pentru copii vor incepe in data de 20.01.2012. De asemenea, va anuntam ca pe parcursul acestui an, surprizele si noutatiile se vor tine lant. Nu divulgam nimic deocamdata, altfel nu ar mai fi surpriza :)

Pana la inceperea cursurilor, aveti la dispozitie  adresa noastra de mail pentru inscrieri/ intrebari/informatii sau orice alte detalii. office@englezadenota10.ro

Toate cele bune!

Echipa Cambridge Club

‘Tis the season to be Jolly!

“See the holidays through the eyes of a child. Remember your time as a child. Are we really that different? Wonder is not exclusive to children. The holidays are full of wonderment.” ~ Mark Toomey

 

May Joy and Happiness snow on You,

May the bells jingle for You

And may Santa be extra good to You!

Cambridge Club wishes you all these and more. Happy Holidays!

p.s We have just created  “Cambridge Club Fan Page” on facebook!  Hope you like it!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cambridge-Club/214842848598098

The Legend of the Christmas Stocking

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there“. There was a kindly nobleman whose wife had died of an illness leaving the nobleman and his three daughters in despair. After losing all his money in useless and bad inventions the family had to move into a peasant’s cottage, where the daughters did their own cooking, sewing and cleaning. When it came time for the daughters to marry, the father became even more depressed as his daughters could not marry without dowries, money and property given to the new husband’s family. One night after the daughters had washed out their clothing they hung their stockings over the fireplace to dry. That night Saint Nicholas, knowing the despair of the father, stopped by the nobleman’s house. Looking in the window Saint Nicholas saw that the family had gone to bed. He also noticed the daughters’ stockings. He secretly tossed three bags filled with gold coins down the chimney. The bags fell into the stockings that were hanging by the fire. His kindhearted gift made it possible for all three daughters to marry and have a happy life. From this was born the legend of Santa coming down the chimney and placing gifts in children’s Christmas Stockings.

May you find your Christmas stockings filled with delight, fun, health and happiness! :)

 

Proud To Be a Teacher!(part 2)

Mare, mare bucurie la Santa’s Workshop! Copiii au dat dovada de  entuziasm si implicare,  de data aceasta,  in cadrul atelierului de creatie. Activitatile desfasurate au fost un deliciu pentru cei mici pentru ca le-a stimulat interesul si dorinta de a se implica, de a realiza ceva prin stradania lor, dezvoltandu-si astfel creativitatea, imaginatia si fara efort am mai invatat cate ceva in limba engleza. Este cunoscut faptul ca acest gen de activitati, care stimuleaza creativitatea le da posibilitatea de a-si manifesta personalitatea, integrarea in colectiv, socializarea si dobandirea de noi cunostinte. Mai jos sunt cateva poze din cadrul evenimentului care ne-a placut mult, mult de tot!

Santa’s Workshop!

 Atelier dedicat micilor spiridusi!

Cambridge Club are placerea de a va invita, Sambata 10 decembrie, ora 11:00 la atelierul nostru de creatie. In cadrul acestui workshop dedicat sarbatorilor de iarna, copiii vor participa gratuit la activitati educative desfasurate in limba engleza.

Ce vom face? Iata cateva exemple:

• Coloram! • Lipim! • Decupam!

• Facem colaje, proiecte de grup:“Winter – a magic season”

 • Ascultam/Vizionam/Cantam colinde de iarna

Vizionam povesti de sezon: “Santa’s workshop” & “Santa’s Surprise”

Art & Craft- “My funny snowman”( creatie individuala “Simpaticul Om de zapada”)

N.B.

- nu se percepe taxa

- confirmati participarea intrucat locurile sunt limitate!

Joi (08.12.2011)este ultima zi in care se mai pot face inscrieri!

Inscrieri: 0757 525 372    office@englezadenota10.ro

Proud to be a teacher!

What a great Halloween Party!  We had lots of witches, fairies, vampires, ghosts, pumpkins and other Halloween characters. It was a delightful evening with lots of laughter. Kids were so excited, they danced, sang, coloured, watched funny Halloween stories and  Snow White (the Host) gave them “little presents”.  Thank you for your participation!

Snow White :)

Here are some photos of our funny & enjoyable evening:

Cluburi Engleza pentru Copii

Scurta prezentare:

Cambridge Club” este un curs interactiv de limba engleza, destinat copiilor cu varsta cuprinsa intre 2-12 ani.  Frecventa prescolarilor la curs este de doua ori pe saptamana, dupa amiaza.  Activitatea se desfasoara in grupe mici de 5-10 copii, in functie de varsta si nivelul lor de cunoastere a limbii engleze.  Programul de Weekend este destinat Scolarilor,  in cadrul acestui Club se urmareste pregatirea elevilor pentru examenul Cambridge (YLE).

Avantaje:

Punem accentul pe nevoia copiilor de:

  • A socializa – folosind astfel, jocuri didactice;
  • A coopera– lucrand atat pe grupe, cat si in echipe
  • A fi motivati -  organizand concursuri atractive,  diverse workshop-uri cu teme inspirate

Activitatile se desfasoara asadar, prin actiune, bazandu-se pe strategii activ-participative care incurajeaza plasarea copilului in situatia de a explora si de a deveni independent, si prin joc ca forma cea mai naturala de invatare. Gama variata de metode si tehnici de predare, face ca invatarea sa fie cat mai lejera, iar activitatile captivante pe care le desfasuram ajuta la o buna dezvoltare a abilitatilor

 De ce sa alegi Cambridge Club?

 *   Pentru maniera eficienta si atractiva care reuseste sa trezeasca interesul copiilor pentru limba engleza;

  •       Pentru ca aici copiii sunt antrenati in a utiliza limba atat la nivel colocvial (familiar) cat si la nivel formal ( pregatirea acestora pentru examenele Cambridge YLE).
  •        Pentru metodele moderne utilizate: (Communicative Language TeachingMultiple Intelligences, Cooperative Groups, Share – Pair Circles, Jigsaw, Brainstorming etc.)
  •       Pentru că aici copiii învaţă implicandu-se activ in procesul de invatare:  jucându-se, desenand, confecţionand diverse obiecte facand apel la creativitate, apoi le integrează în jocuri de rol
  •          Pentru diversitatea activitatilor : jocuri comunicative, activitati de socializare  jocuri de rol, proiecte individuale si de grup care ajuta la dezvoltarea capacitatii de a se exprima in aceasta limba, precum si spiritul de observatie, gandirea reproductiva si creativa
  •          Pentru ca utilizam publicatii proprii, carti de la edituri de prestigiu ( Oxford, Macmillan, Longman) si asiguram suport audio-video la fiecare lectie
  •          Pentru atmosfera ludica ce asigură copiilor toate premisele învăţării limbii  engleze
  •          Pentru ca punem accent atat pe dezvoltarea abilitatilor fiecarui copil, cat si pe valorizarea acestora in cadrul colectivului
  •          Pentru ca acordam importanta fiecarui eveniment (Zile onomstice, Halloween,Craciunul, Ziua Mamei, Pastele, Ziua Copilului)
  •           Pentru ca deviza noastra este Learn to be the best

 Program:  Luni-Vineri16:00-19:00, Sambata:11:00-19:00

Informatii si inscrieri : office@englezadenota10.ro/ 0757 525 372

It’s up to You!

Here’s a beautiful inspirational poem especially handpicked for you, to brighten your day. So, read this poem slowly to savor the deep wisdom shared. Enjoy!:)

THE POWER OF ONE
One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream.
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.
One smile begins a friendship,
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal.
One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a room.
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.
One step must start each journey,
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.
One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what’s true.
One life can make the difference,
You see, IT’S UP TO YOU! ~

Time to be happy!

Does anybody know what time it is?

Yes… it’s the time to be happy

The time to be happy is now

And the place to be happy is here

And the way to be happy is to make someone happy

And we’ll have a little heaven right here

Easter Time !

Easter Bunnies come to us

Hopping, hopping on the grass.

Bunnies jump on the ground

Bringing joy all around!

What they really want to say is:

Happy Easter Day!


La Clubul “Kids Love English” intr-o atmosfera de cantec si veselie, copiii au lucrat cu spor pregatind felicitari de Paste pentru cei dragi, cosuri cu oua si multe alte surprize in asteptarea lui “Easter Bunny”. Mai jos sunt prezentate momente de creatie:

Principles of Good Parenting

There is no more important job in any society than raising children, and no more important influence on how children develop than their parents.

” 10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting” by Laurence Steinberg

Highly recommended for all parents, teachers, coaches and any other youth workers.

People define good parenting in different ways…In my view, good parenting is parenting that fosters psychological adjustment — elements like honesty, empathy, self-reliance, kindness, cooperation, self-control, and cheerfulness. Good parenting is parenting that helps children succeed in school; it promotes the development of intellectual curiosity, motivation to learn, and desire to achieve. Good parenting is parenting that deters children from antisocial behavior, delinquency, and drug and alcohol use. Good parenting is parenting that helps protect children against the development of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and other types of psychological distress.” Laurence Steinberg

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s day at the United Kingdom

Mother’s Day is more popularly known as Mothering Sunday, the origins of the holiday date back to centuries when it was considered important for churchgoers to visit their home or “mother” church once a year. During Lent, the practice became quiet popular, and in a society where children were often sent off to work in other villages at a very young age, it quickly became a time for family reunions and celebrations that were fondly cherished. A special cake, might also be brought along to provide a festive touch. Later, Mothering Sunday became a day when children and domestic servants were allowed a day off to see their families. Celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent, Mothering Sunday remains a time to pay mothers their due rewards for all their love and encouragement with flowers, candies, cards, and other tokens of appreciation.

 

Surprise your mother with an: Easy Pie for Mother ‘s Day
Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 stick butter, melted
1 can peaches (or any favorite fruit), drained

Preparation:
In a bowl, combine sugar, flour and milk. Pour mixture over butter, stir and press into pie pan. Add peaches. Cook in bottom of oven at 450 degrees until brown.

Enjoy this special day! Happy Mother’s Day!!!

Happy Spring!

THE ROMANIAN TRADITION OF THE “MARTISOR

Martisor” was a present that Romanians sent to each other on the first day of March, traditionally a gold coin suspended on a white-and-red braided thread with a silk tassel. The recipient used to wear it around his neck until he would see a blooming rose and the present was then placed on its branch; in this way Spring was poetically welcomed. The coin symbolized prosperity, the white-and-red thread, a metaphor of a person’s face white as a lily and rosy as a rose.

In Dobrogea, the Martisor was worn until the arrival of the white storks when it was thrown high up in the sky for bringing “great and winged fortune ” to its bearer.

In the villages of Transilvania, the red-and-white wool yarn Martisor was pinned on gates, windows, sheepfolds, tied around the horns of cattle to protect from the evil eye and malefic spirits; it was believed that the red “color of life” represents vitality and regeneration.

In the folk tradition of the Carpathian mountain villages the Martisor was known as Drogobete, that time of the year when young women used to wash their face in “snow water” for getting “clean, pretty and white as the snow”.

In Bihor folk people believed that the rain water collected on March 1, and during the nine days of the Babe would make one handsome and healthy, while in Banat it was customary for young women to gather snow or water from wild berry leaves and wash their face with it spelling the magic words of the Drogobete for love:

Wild berry flower of March/ make me dear to everyone/ send away from me any harm“.

THE LEGEND OF THE MARTISOR Another legend connects Martisor and “baba Dochia”, another belief of the beginning of spring. Legend says that Baba Dochia had a step daughter he hated  so much and was submitted to all sorts of labor. Once “Baba Dochia” sent her to wash an old waistcoat to the river, in the dead of winter. She was supposed to wash the waistcoat until it became white.  But as she washed it, the waistcoat became more black. Her saving came from a man named Martisor, who gave her a white and red  flower to put on her hair. Immediately, the waistcoat became white, to astonishment and anger of “baba Dochia”, the old woman.
Seeing the flower, “baba Dochia” thought spring came and went with the sheep on the mountain. Because it was warm, Dochia has started to take off the waistcoats (9 in number). Finally the weather broke and it started to snow again. On the top of the mountain was shown Martisor, who said, “do you see how bad it is to sit in cold and wet? do you see how hard it was for your daughter to wash the waistcoat in the dead of winter?

Friendship recipe! Reteta prieteniei:)

A Friend…

(A)ccepts you as you are
(B)elieves in “you”
(C)alls you just to say “HI”
(D)oesn’t give up on you
(E)nvisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts)
(F)orgives your mistakes
(G)ives unconditionally
(H)elps you
(I)nvites you over
(J)ust “be” with you
(K)eeps you close at heart
(L)oves you for who you are
(M)akes a difference in your life
(N)ever Judges
(O)ffers support
(P)icks you up
(Q)uiets your fears
(R)aises your spirits
(S)ays nice things about you
(T)ells you the truth when you need to hear it
(U)nderstands you
(V)alues you
(W)alks beside you
(X)-plain things you don’t understand
(Y)ells when you won’t listen and
(Z)aps you back to reality.

Friendship recipe!


English poem ……for parents!

Kids Love English!

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Children Learn What They Live

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

If you live with serenity,your children will live with peace of mind.

With what is your child living? by Dorothy Law Nolte

Old goes, New comes! Happy New Year!!!

I wish you Health...
So you may enjoy each day in comfort.
I wish you the Love of friends and family…
And Peace within your heart.
I wish you the Beauty of nature…
That you may enjoy the work of God.
I wish you Wisdom to choose priorities…
For those things that really matter in life.
I wish you Generosity so you may share…
All good things that come to you.
I wish you Happiness and Joy
And Blessings for the New Year.
I wish you the best of everything…
That you so well deserve.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIENDS!

May all your wishes come true!!!

My Christmas Wish For You!

My Christmas wish for you, my friend
Is not a simple one
For I wish you hope and joy and peace
Days filled with warmth and sun

I wish you love and friendship too
Throughout the coming year
Lots of laughter and happiness
To fill your world with cheer

May you count your blessings, one by one
And when totaled by the lot
May you find all you’ve been given
To be more than what you sought

May your journeys be short, your burdens light
May your spirit never grow old
May all your clouds have silver linings
\And your rainbows pots of gold

I wish this all and so much more
May all your dreams come true
May you have a Merry Christmas friend
And a happy New Year, too ..
We wish you a merry Christmas
(Poet – anonymous)

Are you on Santa’s List?

Let Everyday Be Christmas
Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.The good you do for
others is good you do yourself.

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way! A long year of waiting and Christmas is back again. Christmas imparts magical touch to the whole earth with glittering light, food, love, gifts, and joy. Everyone seems to be happier and kinder. Christmas celebration is the most special celebration for kids. One thing, which everyone likes about Christmas, is to see kids with twinkling eyes and smile waiting for their gifts and cards. Christmas is special for kids because there is plenty of chocolates, cakes, candies and because of Santa Claus and his gifts for them. It is always a delight to watch the kids as they open their boxes of gift. No matter how young or old you are, definitely it’s a pleasure of receiving gifts from others that makes you happy. The reason for Christmas is one but the meanings for Christmas are many.

Christmas Symbols

  • -         Christmas toys that became popular gifts for kids & Christmas ornaments that graced Christmas trees;
  • -         Christmas stockings became a part of the celebrations due to the story of kindly Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus, who is believed to bring toys for children who wash and hang their stockings near the fireplace.
  • -         Stars of all sizes symbolize the divine Christmas Star that made its appearance when the Christ was born.
  • -          Christmas angel ornaments are symbolic of divine angels while Santa Claus is symbolic of not only the kind patrons that delighted in giving gifts to the poor and the children to bring happiness to them during the Christmas season but also of the kindness and charity that are integral part of Christmas spirit;
  • -         Christmas cakes and puddings were part of the Christmas festive meals;
  • -          Christmas trees such as firs and pines and other evergreens such as holly and ivy were symbolic of long life and hope;
  • -          Wreaths and garlands are used to decorate the house. Tinsel, Christmas ornaments and toys were added to Christmas trees to make it look sparkling and livelier;
  • -         Hanging mistletoe and kissing under it is considered to bring good luck to the household and spread the message of love all over the world.

Christmas is near, be merry, be happy. Have a wonderful Christmas in advance! :)

English Workshop pentru Copii!

English Workshop

Top Priority “Learn to be the best” organizeaza sambata, 27 Noiembrie, ora 11, in cadrul gradinitei Miniclub Cristina din Pipera un workshop de limba engleza. Acest Workshop este destinat copiilor cu varsta cuprinsa intre 4 -12 ani, in vederea inscrierii  acestora in cadrul Clubului Cambridge.

Clubul Cambridge este un curs pentru copii care urmareste sa trezeasca interesul si placerea copiilor pentru limba engleza, sa le dezvolte capacitatea de a se exprima in aceasta limba, precum si spiritul de observatie, gandirea reproductiva si creativa.

In cadrul acestui Workshop se vor desfasura:

- Jocuri communicative

- Activitati de socializare

- Proiect de grup

De asemenea are loc si o prezentare de carte: Culegerea “Together”, culegere de limba engleza destinata copiilor si parintilor.

Nota:  Nu exista taxa!

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Va asteptam!

Have a happy Thanksgiving Day!

For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanksgiving Day Around the World

Thanksgiving is essentially a harvest related festival. It celebrates communal harmony marked as a sense of gratitude people feel for all the good things in life. This is done by offering prayers, gifting your near and dear ones. The fourth Thursday in the month of November is marked for the yearly celebration Though it is said to have been originated in America, a number of other countries celebrate harvest related festivals. They are observed with different names and in different seasons.
Harvest related festivals, all the over the world are characterized with lot of fun and merrymaking. Each region has its unique customs and traditions to jubilate the occasion. The celebration of Thanksgiving will be incomplete without the legendary Turkey. It derives its name from the ‘turk turk’ sounds it makes when scared. Turkey was at one time being considered as the national symbol of America. Benjamin Franklin felt that turkey was the right choice because it was a good runner and had a sharp sight. A bald eagle later became the national symbol of America.
This is the time for relatives living in different places to come together and celebrate.

The first Thanksgiving Story

A long, long time ago the Pilgrims made an ocean trip

From England to America in just one little ship.

That ship was called the “Mayflower,” and it was snug and warm

And kept the Pilgrims safe and sound through every wind and storm.

But after lots and lots of weeks of sailing on the sea,

The sight of land made all of them as happy as could be.

The land they saw was Plymouth Rock on Massachusetts Bay,

And they decided then and there that’s where they all would stay.

Of course, there was a lot of work to get all settled in,

But each and every Pilgrim was quite eager to begin.

And they were lucky, for it wasn’t long until they met

A very friendly Indian whose name was Samoset.

Now Samoset and all his Indian friends were kind and good

And tried to help the Pilgrims out in every way they could.

That spring they even helped in clearing land and planting seed.

So the Pilgrims would be sure of having food to fill their needs.

All summer long the Pilgrims kept as busy as could be

Tending to their growing crops so very carefully.

And then when it was finally time for harvesting that fall,

They found to their delight that they had lots and lots for all.

Of course, they were excited that they’d had such great success,

And they planned a celebration just to show their thankfulness.

They thought they’d fix a dinner that would really be delicious

Where there’d be huge amounts of everybody’s favorite dishes.

But they didn’t really feel as though the food was all their own,

For they knew without the Indians it never would of grown.

And so they asked their special friends if they would join the fun,

And Samoset and all the others said they’d gladly come.

For days ahead the Pilgrims started getting things all set

To make sure there was nothing they could possibly forget.

Then when the big day came, they set the tables up just so,

Then spread out all the food, and it was really quite a show.

At long last it was time to eat, and they all said a prayer

To offer thanks for that God had given them to share.

How to Cook Good Kids!

First wash them with

Plenty of truth, love and affection

Then dip them into positive activities

Mixed with trust

Let simmer in joy, opportunity and education

Then bake in calmness and understanding

While cooling, keep your heart open

To see if any more ingredients may be needed

Such as: success souse and empowerment juice

Before you bring them to the table of life

Wrap them into some warm stay strong bread

Enjoy! :)

Seven Wonders of the World!

A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present “Seven Wonders of the World.” Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes:

1 Egypt‘s Great Pyramids 2. Taj Mahal 3. Grand Canyon 4. Panama Canal 5. Empire State Building 6. St. Peter’s Basilica 7. China’s Great Wall

While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student had not finished her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The girl replied, “Yes, a little. I couldn’t quite make up my mind because there were so many.“The teacher said, “Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help”.”The girl hesitated, then read: “I think the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ are:

  • 1. To See…
  • 2. To Hear…
  • 3. To Touch…
  • 4. To Taste…
  • 5. To Feel…
  • 6. To Laugh…
  • 7. And to Love.“

The room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop. The things we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are truly wondrous!  Remember the most precious things in life cannot be built by hand or bought by man.

Happy Halloween!

Who’s that knocking on my door
I must admit I’m little scared,
I open it and what do I see,
A scary old witch and she’s laughing at me
Hee hee hee

Who’s that knocking at my door
I must admit I’m a little scared
I open it and what do I see
A green monster and he’s growling at me.
GRRRR

Now I’m walking out that door,
I’m not gonna be scared no more,
I’m in my costume and I’m ready to be
The one who’s scaring you
BOO!

The Origins of Halloween

Halloween is one of the oldest holidays with origins going back thousands of years. The holiday we know as Halloween has had many influences from many cultures over the centuries. The holiday originally comes from the Celts, who celebrated New Year on November the 1st and they had to store all the crops for a cold winter. For the Celts, winter was a dark time of year with fewer daylight hours. It was also a season associated with death. They believed that on the night of October 31, ghosts were able to come back to earth. The ghosts were not the friendly variety; instead, they came back to damage crops and torment the living. Since the barrier between the world of the living and that of the dead was thinner on October 31, this was the day when Celtic priests made predictions for the future.

Samhain” was the name of this autumn harvest festival.  Samhain means roughly in Old Irish “summer’s end,” and recognizes the fall harvest, and the separation of the end of the “lighter half” of the year from the beginning of the “darker half” of the year. November is the beginning of the “dark half” and is thus the beginning of half of the year, considered to be New Year’s Day for the Celts.

The Celtic priests were also known as the Druids, and they made Samhain a big event by lighting large bonfires. The Druids also dressed up in costumes that were made from animal heads and skins. When they were finished with the Samhain celebrations, the Celts re-lit the fires in their homes from the flames of those sacred bonfires. They thought it would help to keep them safe and warm all winter.

The Use of Costumes on Halloween

The use of masks and costumes was a practice of the Gaels who were mimicking the spirits in an attempt to quiet them. In Scotland young men wore masks, veils, or black painted faces while wearing white clothing. In the 19th and 20th centuries, children dressed in guises or costumes would go door to door seeking coins or treats.

Halloween Nowadays

Every late November, people in every house hang a least one ornament on their doors, to get in the spirit of the holiday. There are more than one ornamentation options and everybody decorates his house just as he pleases. The most “notorious” ornaments is the candle-pumpkin. It’s practically a pumpkin emptied on the inside and two eyes and a mouth are cut on its shell, and a candle is placed inside. Another way of decoration is the ghost and crown on the door. It’s a ghost standing in the middle of the crown made out of synthetic grass and small Halloween Pumpkins.

Trick or Treat

Another Halloween habit is trick-or-treating. It’s a game for the kids, they put on masks of ghosts, witches, zombies or scary monsters and go from door to door yelling out: Trick or Treat. It means that either you give them a treat or they play a trick on you. The most preferred treats are candy, chocolate or any other kinds of sweets and sometimes pumpkin pie and fruit salad.But no matter what they do, people always find a way to get into the spirit of the holiday, like everyone else should!

 

Apple Day!

A celebration linking culture with nature.

Apple Day is an annual celebration, held on October 21 each year, of apples and orchards. It is celebrated mainly in the United Kingdom. Apple Day has played a part in raising awareness not only of the importance of orchards to landscape and culture, but to the growing interest in locality and in the provenance and traceability of food. From the start, it was intended to be both a celebration and a demonstration of the variety we are in danger of losing – not simply in apples, but richness and diversity of landscape, place, ecology and culture too. In city, town and country, Apple Day events have fostered local pride, celebrated and deepened interest in local distinctiveness.

Apple Day events can be large or small, from apple games in a garden to large village fairs with cookery demonstrations, games, apple identification, juice and cider, gardening advice, and of course many hundreds of apple varieties.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away! This is a saying that has stayed with us for many years. It is believed to have come from an ancient Roman proverb. The Romans truly believed the apple had magical powers to cure illnesses. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why this might be true.

Apples have a good claim to promote health. They contain Vitamin C, which aid the immune system and phenols, which reduce cholesterol. They also reduce tooth decay by cleaning one’s teeth and killing off bacteria. It has also been suggested by Cornell University researchers that the quercetin found in apples protects brain cells against neuro-degenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s Disease.

So with all of this information we can see how the saying could have easily come about. Although not one of the more exotic or expensive rare fruits or superfoods on the planet, apples truly can be a benefit to our daily diet. An apple a day can definitely help keep the doctors away, and that my friend is tasty!  :)

“Together” Engleza pentru copii si parinti!

A aparut culegerea “Together” pentru tine si copilul tau! Acum in exclusivitate pe site-ul http://www.jucariidejucarii.ro (la produse noi) puteti achizitiona editia a doua revizuita si adaugita a cartii “Learn to be the best”, care a dus la perfectionarea cunostintelor de limba engleza a  multor familii din Romania. Perfect structurata si adaptata nevoilor culegerea se adreseaza deopotriva adultilor si copiilor.
Scopul culegerii este acela de a veni in ajutorul parintilor si copiilor, facand invatarea unei limbi straine cat mai facila si atractiva. Metoda este extrem de eficace iar culegerea va ofera posibilitatea de a invata pas cu pas alaturi de copilul dumneavoastra.

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Learning how to Learn!

Hundreds of students and other people have the same questions: How to speak English fluently? Or How can I improve my English skill? Or What is the right way to learn English?

Here are 3 easy-to-remember steps: I would advice you to think at the word CEK, which stands for:

Change Attitude, Expose Yourself & Keep Talking

Change Attitude  - From my experience, this is the most common problems for anyone who wants to learn English. The point is you should realize that your goal is to communicate with people in English.You do not want to be an English professor or a professional translator, so do not worry about 100% correct grammar.

Expose yourself – This step means to expose yourself to English environment. Of course, it is better if you could come to US or UK to study or learn English but I would say that you don’t have to. This is the year 2010 and English is already everywhere: books, CDs movie, music, newspaper, articles and hundred of tourists who walk pass you everyday can be great learning sources.

Keep talking Whenever you have a chance to talk or to test your skills, just do it. You can even assume situation and talk to yourself. Do not worry about mistakes. Mistakes are not something to be feared, embarrassed by or to be worried about because more than any other reason they show  that as a learner you’re willing to try. Effort and willingness to speak are one of the hardest parts of speaking English. All too often we fear what others will think if we make mistakes while we speak.  If you never make a mistake you never improve! Everyone makes mistakes, Tiger Woods, David Beckam, Madonna etc. Who are you? Come on. Let’s go out and create your own lessons.

Source: kinglishschool

Life’s little pleasures: Dark, White or Milk?

It’s Chocolate National Week in UK!

The eating of chocolate has long been associated with love.  Apparently, the Aztec emperor, Monteczuma (c1502) drank fifty cups of chocolate a day to enhance his ardour.Chocolate contains Phenylethylamine and Serotonin both of which also occur naturally in the human brain. These mood lifting substances are released into the nervous system when we are happy and when we are experiencing feelings of passion, creating a a rise in blood pressure and heart rate and inducing a feeling of well being. So, when you need a lift – eat chocolate!

The first chocolate house was opened in London by a Frenchman. The shop was called the The Coffee Mill and Tobacco Roll. Costing 10 to 15 shillings per pound, chocolate was considered a beverage for the elite class.

History of Chocolate

1502 – Christopher Columbus introduces chocolate to Spain from his fourth voyage to the New World in 1502 but not as the product we know today. It was only consumed as a drink. The word “chocolate” was derived from the Aztec word xocolatl which means bitter water.

1615Anne of Austria (wife of Louis XIII) declares chocolate as the drink of the French Court , although this was only after much skepticism, as initially it was considered a “barbarous product and noxious drug”.

1640 – chocolate finds its way to England, among other European countries.

1657-  the drink becomes a best seller in England and excessive duties are imposed on chocolate. It takes almost 200 years before the duty is dropped.

1828Dutch chocolate maker Conrad J. Van Houten created the hydraulic cocoa press. The press enabled chocolate makers to crush the “nibs,” or centers, of roasted cacao beans into a paste (Chocolate Liquor). After crushing, some of the cocoa butter was extracted.

1848 – English chocolate maker Joseph Storrs Fry created the first eating chocolate by further refining the cocoa, adding sugar, and mixing the cocoa butter back in.

1875 -  Swiss Daniel Peter added condensed milk  to  chocolate and marketed the first solid milk chocolate bar.

Have a bar of chocolate! It makes your day sweeter! :)

Engleza pentru Tine si Copilul tau!

CulegereCulegerea “Together” vine in intampinarea parintilor care se implica activ in procesul de educatie al copiilor lor.
Culegerea” Together” este editia revizuita si adaugita a cartii “Learn to be the best” aparuta in anul 2007.

Scopul culegerii este acela de a veni in ajutorul parintilor si copiilor, facand invatarea unei limbi straine cat mai facila si atractiva. Metoda este extrem de eficace iar culegerea va ofera posibilitatea de a invata pas cu pas alaturi de copilul dumneavoastra.

Cartea este structurata pe capitole, astfel incat pentru adulti exista un capitol foarte bine detaliat cu aspecte din gramatica limbii engleze cu aplicatii si teste de verificare iar pentru elevi, capitolele sunt destinate pentru a invata limba engleza prin metode atractive si eficiente facand apel la: imbogatira vocabularului, utilizarea lui in contexte diferite, redactarea unor texte cat si posibilitatea de a retine notiunile invatate cu ajutorul reprezentarilor grafice ce urmeaza a fi colorate.

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Multiple Intelligences

The Nine Types of Intelligence  By Howard Gardner

Do you think IQ tests provide the best indication of intelligence? You may be surprised to know that some scientists don’t think so. The theory of multiple intelligences was developed in 1983 by Dr. Howard Gardner, professor of education at Harvard University. It suggests that the traditional notion of intelligence, based on I.Q. testing, is far too limited. Instead, Dr. Gardner proposes eight different intelligences to account for a broader range of human potential in children and adults.

These intelligences are:

 • Linguistic intelligence (“word smart”)

 • Logical-mathematical intelligence (“number/reasoning smart”)

 • Spatial intelligence (“picture smart”)

Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence (“body smart”)

 • Musical intelligence (“music smart”)

 • Interpersonal intelligence (“people smart”)

Intrapersonal intelligence (“self smart”)

Naturalist intelligence (“nature smart”)

1. Naturalist Intelligence (“Nature Smart”) Designates the human ability to discriminate among living things (plants, animals) as well as sensitivity to other features of the natural world (clouds, rock configurations). This ability was clearly of value in our evolutionary past as hunters, gatherers, and farmers; it continues to be central in such roles as botanist or chef. It is also speculated that much of our consumer society exploits the naturalist intelligences, which can be mobilized in the discrimination among cars, sneakers, kinds of makeup, and the like.

2. Musical Intelligence (“Musical Smart”) Musical intelligence is the capacity to discern pitch, rhythm, timbre, and tone. This intelligence enables us to recognize, create, reproduce, and reflect on music, as demonstrated by composers, conductors, musicians, vocalist, and sensitive listeners. Interestingly, there is often an affective connection between music and the emotions; and mathematical and musical intelligences may share common thinking processes. Young adults with this kind of intelligence are usually singing or drumming to themselves. They are usually quite aware of sounds others may miss.

3. Logical-Mathematical Intelligence (Number/Reasoning Smart) Logical-mathematical intelligence is the ability to calculate, quantify, consider propositions and hypotheses, and carry out complete mathematical operations. It enables us to perceive relationships and connections and to use abstract, symbolic thought; sequential reasoning skills; and inductive and deductive thinking patterns. Logical intelligence is usually well developed in mathematicians, scientists, and detectives. Young adults with lots of logical intelligence are interested in patterns, categories, and relationships. They are drawn to arithmetic problems, strategy games and experiments.

4. Existential Intelligence Sensitivity and capacity to tackle deep questions about human existence, such as the meaning of life, why do we die, and how did we get here.

5. Interpersonal Intelligence (People Smart”) Interpersonal intelligence is the ability to understand and interact effectively with others. It involves effective verbal and nonverbal communication, the ability to note distinctions among others, sensitivity to the moods and temperaments of others, and the ability to entertain multiple perspectives. Teachers, social workers, actors, and politicians all exhibit interpersonal intelligence. Young adults with this kind of intelligence are leaders among their peers, are good at communicating, and seem to understand others’ feelings and motives.

6. Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence (“Body Smart”) Bodily kinesthetic intelligence is the capacity to manipulate objects and use a variety of physical skills. This intelligence also involves a sense of timing and the perfection of skills through mind–body union. Athletes, dancers, surgeons, and craftspeople exhibit well-developed bodily kinesthetic intelligence.

7. Linguistic Intelligence (Word Smart) Linguistic intelligence is the ability to think in words and to use language to express and appreciate complex meanings. Linguistic intelligence allows us to understand the order and meaning of words and to apply meta-linguistic skills to reflect on our use of language. Linguistic intelligence is the most widely shared human competence and is evident in poets, novelists, journalists, and effective public speakers. Young adults with this kind of intelligence enjoy writing, reading, telling stories or doing crossword puzzles.

8. Intra-personal Intelligence (Self Smart”) Intra-personal intelligence is the capacity to understand oneself and one’s thoughts and feelings, and to use such knowledge in planning and directioning one’s life. Intra-personal intelligence involves not only an appreciation of the self, but also of the human condition. It is evident in psychologist, spiritual leaders, and philosophers. These young adults may be shy. They are very aware of their own feelings and are self-motivated.

 9. Spatial Intelligence (“Picture Smart”) Spatial intelligence is the ability to think in three dimensions. Core capacities include mental imagery, spatial reasoning, image manipulation, graphic and artistic skills, and an active imagination. Sailors, pilots, sculptors, painters, and architects all exhibit spatial intelligence. Young adults with this kind of intelligence may be fascinated with mazes or jigsaw puzzles, or spend free time drawing or daydreaming.

From: Overview of the Multiple Intelligences Theory. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and Thomas Armstrong.com

The theory of multiple intelligences proposes a major transformation in the way our schools are run. It suggests that teachers be trained to present their lessons in a wide variety of ways using music, cooperative learning, art activities, role play, multimedia, field trips, inner reflection, and much more.

The good news is that the theory of multiple intelligences has grabbed the attention of many educators around the country, and hundreds of schools are currently using its philosophy to redesign the way it educates children. The bad news is that there are thousands of schools still out there that teach in the same old dull way, through dry lectures, and boring worksheets and textbooks.

The challenge is to get this information out to many more teachers, school administrators, and others who work with children, so that each child has the opportunity to learn in ways harmonious with their unique minds.

Mind Your Words!

The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.
                                                                          Solomon Gabriol

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  • The most selfish one letter word…..”I”                                 Avoid it!
  • The most satisfying two letter word……..”We”                    Use it!
  • The most poisonous three letter word…..”Ego”                    Kill it!
  • The most used four letter word……….”Love”                       Value it!
  • The most pleasing five letter word……..”Smile”                    Keep it!
  • The fastest spreading six letter word…….”Rumour”            Ignore it!
  • The hardest working seven letter word…….”Success”         Achieve it!
  • The most enviable eight letter word………”Jealousy”          Distance it!
  • The most powerful nine letter word………..”Knowledge”    Acquire it!
  • The most essential ten letter word………….”Confidence”     Trust it!

Mannerisms-Good manners are for everyone!

Most people in our society follow certain common-sense rules, which today are necessary to get along with others. These rules of behavior are called ‘etiquette‘ or simply good manners. ([Etiquette, French, was a note of instructions given to someone invited to a royal reception.])

Most experts will tell you that teaching good manners and respectful behavior all starts at home. Parents need to show their children how good manners are appropriate and should be followed. Manners must be learned at an early age of the child’s development. Slowly as the youth grows older, he or she will find it easier to learn good manners if the other members of the family, especially parents, or teachers in schools as they treat one another politely and fairly.

Parents Teaching Good Manners: A lesson that many parents forget, is that they need to model what they want from their children. In other words, parents need to be watchful in what they say and do with each other in front of their children. Most children learn by imitating what they see. Parents need to explain to their children what is expected of them concerning good manners, however if the parent is not reinforcing it with good manners themselves, the effort is useless. The children should be taught that you don’t have to shout to be heard and they shouldn’t interrupt others whilst they are talking. The adults should praise and give affection in return for good manners. By showing your child good manners, you reinforce the expectations you have for your children.

4 Little Tips!

Say please and thank you everyday.

 • Praise your children liberally when they’re polite.

 • Correct them when they’re not.

• Give constant reminders to say please and thank you.

Teaching Good Core Values for Good Manners:

Just explaining to your child and modeling that good manners behavior may not be successful. A child will need to have some core values explained to them so that good manners make sense. Some core values to focus on would be respect, honesty, and consideration. These three core values that good manners are based on. You can teach a child what to say such as ‘Thank you’ and ‘Yes, please’ but they are just words unless you have explained to them why they are important. When your child is well mannered, they are more likely to be liked by others. Parents of other children will enjoy your child around their children. Teachers will make sure that your child is successful in school. Your child will begin to develop a higher level of self-confidence with the positive responses they get back from their good manners.

Invest the time with your child to teach them not only the verbal good manners of ‘thank you’ and ‘please’ but also other etiquettes. The simple rule is to treat people kindly and courteously – remembering to behave as you would like others to behave towards you…

Why is Education important?

Instruction ends in the school-room, but education ends only with life.

 Without focusing on education, you will find that your career choices are limited. The best way to reach career success is to map out a strategy and set goals. You should focus on things that you like, including hobbies, talents, and interests and determine a career goal. Once you have an idea of what you would like to do, you will need to create a plan or strategy to reach those goals. Without the proper education, our kids will never accomplish their career goals.

 The more you LEARN, the more you EARN:

 Have you ever noticed that the word LEARN contains the word EARN? Perhaps that is because the higher level of education you achieve, the higher level of income you are likely to command as well.

 Learn how to learn. School teaches you how to gather, learn, and apply knowledge. No matter what career you choose, you will need to learn procedures, information, and skills related to your job, and execute tasks based on that information and training.

Develop interpersonal skills. School allows you to interact with other people and refine your communication skills, including those of persuasion, conflict resolution, and teamwork.

Learn time and task management. Learn how to manage projects, deadlines, and complete assignments efficiently and effectively.

Learn from experience of others. By attending school, you are able to learn from the experience and intellect of thousands of people who have gone before you. In just a few years, through your textbooks, research, and class lessons, school gives you a consolidated overview of theories, formulas, ideologies, and experiments conducted by generations of scientists, philosophers, mathematicians, historians, and other experts. While gaining your own personal work experience is helpful too, a formal education is a way to learn from centuries of others’ life and work and academic experience before you.

 Why is education so important?

Education gives us the knowledge of the world around us. It develops in us a perspective of looking at life. It helps us build opinions and have points of view on everything in life. People debate over the subject of whether education is the only thing that gives knowledge. Some say, education is the process of gaining information about the surrounding world while knowledge is something very different. They are partly right. But the conversion of information to knowledge is possible because of education. Education makes us capable of interpreting rightly the things perceived. Education is not about lessons and poems in textbooks. It is about the lessons of life.

Education is important as it teaches us the right behavior, the good manners thus making us civilized. It teaches us how to lead our lives. Education is the basis of culture and civilization. Education cultivates us into mature individuals, individuals capable of planning for our futures and taking the right decisions. Education arms us with an insight to look at our lives and learn from every experience. The future of a nation is safe in the hands of educated individuals.

Education is important because it equips us with all that is needed to make our dreams come true. Education opens doors of brilliant career opportunities. Schools and colleges define the basic framework of education. Schooling gives us the fundamentals whereas we specialize in fields of our interest, during the degree courses. But education does not end here. It is a lifelong process. Self-learning begins at the point that marks the end of institutional education. The process of self-learning continues…

 

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