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The Gutenberg Post

Student Project Magazine September 2012 - January 2013


Index

Volumen 1, nยบ 1 March 11th 2013

Contents Egyptian Life

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A tour around the world

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Halloween

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Festivities

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I can design !

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Greek Mythology: Gods and Goddesses

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Fun, Fun, Fun !

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Cooking Section

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Greek Mythology Exposition

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Spelling Bee Contest

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Expositions and Projects

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Editorial

Writing in English is always a challenge. Over

the centuries and since the beginning of time, communication has always been linked to humankind development. Due to the constant changes and advances in written and oral language, today麓s world has become a challenge when we need to express or thoughts, ideas and feelings on paper. Gutenberg Schule aware of the necessity to help its students communicate through written language offers the best resources when it comes to second language study. Books, articles, internet publications, and mini projects are some of the strategies used to teach students the correct use of written language. During this first half of the school year, students of eighth and ninth grade have developed different types of texts that have contributed to their writing skills, helping them learn different techniques and to understand the importance of correct text writing and spelling. This first number is dedicated to all those students whose effort has made this publication possible. Thank you for your contribution, for the many hours of preparing, brainstorming, writing, checking. editing and rewriting texts, for all the time dedicated so that this magazine would be possible. It has been a great honor to work with such amazing children and to see how all their effort is now a reality.

C

redits Rector of the College teachers students Etc.

Carolina G贸mez S. 3


QUILLS... Words, words, words. The power of words helped our ancestors to progress, step by steady step. And yet there was a strict restraint — the limits of human memory. Even the most incisive mind can remember only so much, and

Kevin Aguilar

Paula Miño

when that knowledge is passed on to successive generations there is always leakage. In the passage of time, what once had been facts became fables, ideas blured and merged, names

and places changed into myths. Words are powerful, but time is long and memory is frail. By David L. Brown S ourc e :http:/ /w w w .d lb row n inc.com/?page_id=94

José Antonio Delgado

Carlos Vesga, Rafaela Robalino, Natalie Lammar, Nicolás Moreno

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Putting it in your own words... Egyptian Life: Curious facts Did

know Here are some of those Facts for you to read and learn. landowners would hire musithat Egyptians used During harvest time the cians to play and keep the peasants entertained. Many make-up not only to enhance their beauty but professional musicians were blind.

Kristen Galvez, Amy Ruiz, Karelis Iñiguez

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also to keep the flies away? And that to cure a sick baby the mother would some times have to eat a mouse?

Well, these and other interesting Facts were exposed by 8th grade “S” and “G”.

Camels were never used as a way of transportation. Mummies were buried facing east so they could see the sun rise. Egyptians thought the intelligence was in the heart and did not pay much attention to the brain. These are only some of the curious facts about Egyptian life. We hope that you have learnt something new and next time when

A Tour around the world

Learning a language is also learning a culture. So, why not learn about other cultures and countries around the world? Making brochures of different countries, their touristic sites, the important places and history, is always fun and a different way to learn about places we have visited, or would like to visit some day. Check out this brochure done by Maria Paula Arrellano form the 8th grade “S” about France. I am sure that it will make you want to visit this romantic country.

Halloween Halloween

is probably one

of the most fun celebrations held in the United States, and also a good excuse to write a Spooky Story , just like the one done by María José Jimenez from the 9th grade “G”. Ready to feel scared !!!!

Mikaela Barros e Isabella Mora

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Festivities and Celebrations The

9th graders had an

Swiss Holiday Esteban Sosa

exp osit ion about different celebrations around the world. Here they learned about traditions, food and music among other important Facts. Attached are some pictures that can show you w hat they have accomplished.

All Saints Day— México Emilia Paz y Miño , Rafaela Sánches

German Easter Ma. José Jimé-

Hanukkah Nicole Hidalgo Oktoberfest Sebastian Torres

Brazilian Carnaval Camila Cevallos, Rebeca Morales, Sohaira Tafur

I can Design ! Learning

Juan Pablo Rivadeneira

grammar can be very fun and 8th grades discovered this while designing their own line of clothes.

clothes and accessories, the students not only use different materials, patterns, colors and

In order to learn about adjective order when it comes to describing Rafael Mateus

clothes but most important, they used their creativity and imagination.

8th Grade “S”

Greek Mythology: Gods and Goddesses Studying

Social THEMES

can help us learn a lot about our ancestors and believes. One the strongest mythical believes is those of the Greek Gods. Greek Mythology is perhaps one of the most interesting topics of all times and students have discovered this through the study of the Gods. Some even identified themselves

with these characters. Such is the case of boys feeling a strong bond with Z e u s o r Alejandro Rojas Poseidon, the strongest and coolest Gods as they would call them. Or the girls who felt close to Athena or Aphrodite

the most in Greek

beautiful Goddesses mythology.

Matthew Maldonado

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FUN, FUN, FUN…. Try these fun games created by Sebastian Zurita student of 9 “G”.

Word Search Find the words and have some Fun

Venus Earth Mars Ceres Asteroids Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto Dwarf Planet

Word search and puzzle games are a good way to practice vocabulary. Try these two games and learn while playing. Across 1. The number in a dozen 3. The body´s covering 7.________ Paste 8. A glass container 10. Very, very Old. 13. Clothes washing room 16. Hard safety hat 17. Expensive 18. have a lie down 19. A small River

Down 1. small carpet nail 2. make larger 4. a thing on a string flown in the wind 5. a sewing tool 6. the first half of the day 9._________ of the Caribbean 11. female parent 12. a light wind 14. three______ four equals seven 15. a band instrument played with sticks

Solution on the next number... 7


Cooking Section

WATERMELON LEMONADE 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup water 4 cups cubed watermelon 3 cups cold water 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice cups of ice cubes

By Majo Jimenez & Daniela Balseca

Place the watermelon into a blender. Cover, and puree until smooth. Bring sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in 3 cups of cold water and the lemon juice. Divide the ice into 12 glasses, and scoop 2 to 3 tablespoons of watermelon puree over the ice, then top with the lemonade. Gently stir before serving. Ideal for a hot summer day‌ or any day if you are a watermelon lover.

LEMON CAKE 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 75g butter 200g sugar 2 eggs 125ml milk 1 teaspoon lemon zest 100g sugar 1 lemon, juiced 200g plain flour Whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. In a large bowl mix, cream butter, 200g sugar and eggs together until light and fluffy. Add milk alternately with flour mixture in two parts; mix well. Stir in grated lemon zest and nuts. Pour mixture into greased and floured 23x13cm tin. Bake at 180° C for 60 minutes. Allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes.

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Greek Mythology Exposition 8th “S� Learning about the Greek Gods and Goddesses was very easy and fun for our 8th graders.... To learn about a culture is to live the culture.

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SPELLING BEE CONTEST 2012—2013

1st Place

Nicolás Moreno y Camila Nicolalde

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2nd Place

Francis Tapia y Luis PĂŠrez

3rd Place

Kevin Cachumba y Rafaela Robalino 11


Expositions and Projects

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Designing Clothes

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Melodie Trujillo Kevin Aguilar Melissa Salgado Luis Pérez

8th Grade “G” Egyptian way of life

Sebastian Torres

Spooky Tales Alan Proaño

9th Grade

Melissa Salgado & Emilio Reyes

English Projects and Expositions 8th and 9th Grades 12

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