quarta-feira, 22 de setembro de 2010



terça-feira, 14 de setembro de 2010



Os poemas que seguem foram produzidos por alunos do 3º ano "High School" da Escola de Educação Básica Arnaldo Moreira Douat. As atividades foram propostas pela "trainee teacher" Débora Raquel Wank. Depois de assistirmos alguns vídeos, analisarmos algumas imagens e discutirmos o assunto, os alunos responderam em forma de poema aquela pergunta do "Student's Day".


The new generation

The new generation
Doesn’t have education
There is no reflexion
Only competition

The children are jackass
Because they watch much TV
They sit down their ass
To the bullshits see

(Rafael R.C., Evander P.M., Erick B.)

In the past the students paid atention
With scary of oppression
They were attacked by the teachers
And did the lesson
But what they really wanted
Was revolution
In the new generation
Books and teachers
Were changed for telecomunication
(Alisson Z., Carine O., Mayara C.)

Don't hold on

The teacher voice is here inside
of my mind
Stop the control and oposition
I need to go out
The born of a new education
Don't hold on
How long?
Just give up the shout
Look at many tears
Tonight many stars
The sky was blue
but it was just so far
It was just so far
Please help my family and friends
Don't hold on
The song can't stop this moment
Don't hold on
Bye bye I'm going to another world
Don't hold on
I didn't care anything
How long?
(Eduardo R., Jessica A., Thuane I.)


In the old days the students were weary
Today the students are happy
In the old days the students couldn't talk
Today the students feel easier
In the old days the students read many books
Today the students read web pages
In the old days the teacher was the only who taught
Today the students teach too

(Jéssica M., Ana Paula D.) 


The education is not the best
But the only one who has the vocation
Of knowing what today is education
It  was before an opression
Today is entertainment
In the past there weren't reflexion
Today neither action
( Amanda C., Maria C.)

Education Revolution

The education is our priority
Because only with it
We reach the prosperity
The education without opression
The equilibrated education
Of having respect from both parts

One life, a revolution
Save the freedom of expression
Stop the feel of fear
Let's transform it in respect
Rise your hands for revolution
Save the freedom of expression

The education did not stay break in time
It evoluted and adopted the democracy
Where the teacher and the students
Give their opinions
But due to that revolution
The respect has been lost
And has ocurred the marginalization of education
(Paulo R., Jonathan S., Wellington)

sexta-feira, 10 de setembro de 2010



"New car, caviar, four star daydream
Think I'll buy me a football team"
(Pink Floyd)

Hello Students!
Today's lesson is about money.  Do you like it? Where does the money come from? Trees?

You probably have heard that "Money doesn't grow on trees",  we need to work hard to get enough money to have a confortable life, and in some countries as in Brazil (unfortunately) most people need to work hard and all the time to meet basic needs such as food and shelter. 
Money can buy you many things: book, cars, houses, airplanes, football teams, people (yes), trips (all kinds), ships, etc. 
But money can't buy you LOVE ... No matter, because "The best things in life are for free".
There are different words for money, one of them is cash. 


Click on the link bellow, and study the vocabulary related to MONEY


Do Your parents give you an allowance?

Allowance  = fixed sum or quantity regularly:  His father made him an allowance of $ 20 a month.

Now, click on the link bellow and answer the questions:


Choose your music and click on the link:

Money Talks (AC/DC)

Money (Pink Floyd)

Money for Nothing (Dire Straits)

Can't Buy Me Love (The Beatles)

Material Girl (Madonna)

Opportunities - Let's make lots of money (Pet Shop Boys)

God Bless the Child (Billie Holiday)

Money Changes Everything (Cyndi Lauper)

MONEY - Etymology

According to wikipedia, the word "money" is believed to originate from a temple of Hera, located on Capitoline, one of Rome's seven hills. In the ancient world Hera was often associated with money. The temple of Juno Moneta at Rome was the place where the mint of Ancient Rome was located. The name "Juno" may derive from the Etruscan goddess Uni (which means "the one", "unique", "unit", "union", "united") and Moneta either from the Latin word "monere" (remind, warn or instruct) or the Greek word "moneres" (alone, unique).
In the Western world, a prevalent term for coin-money has been specie, stemming from Latin in specie, meaning "in kind".

In Portugues the word "Monetário" comes from the Latin word "monere". That's it!

Now, let's watch a video by Marina Orlova. She explains why the world MINT has 5 different meanings: 1) a plant, 2) breath mint, 3) a place where money is made, 4) the condition of an item, 5) wealth, as in "She is worth a mint". 


History of Money

Click on the link bellow and learn a lot about the history of money: