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St. Patrick’s School Newspaper

2nd Edition

October 9th 2012

CONTENTS Education.……….………. 1 Music for All....…..….. 2 Little Housewifes..…... 3 Time to Celebrate………4 School Workshops……5 Science & Technology..6 All you need to know.. 7 The Social Club…………. 8 Welcome to our newspaper!!! This year, St. Patrick’s Kindergarten School has started a school paper in which you’ll have the opportunity to know more about, cooking and recipes, music, teachers, workshops, school society and more. This semester, it´s the turn for the girls from 4th and 5th grade to be in charge of our school paper. They have been divided in groups and each group has a section to investigate about, according with the month. We want to thank you all for the support you can provide to our girls. They sure are enjoying this new project.


Tuesday 9th , October 2012

Homeschooling is a legal option for parents in many countries.

D. Karen Rodriguez 5th grade Danyali Albarran 4th grade

Homeschooling or homeschool (also called home education or home based learning) is the education of children at ho me, typically by parents or by tutors, rather than in other formal settings of public or private school. Although prior to the introduction of compulsory school attendance laws, most childhood education occurred within the family or community, homeschooling in the modern sense is an alternative in developed countries to attending public or private schools. Homeschooling is a legal option for parents in many countries, allowing them to provide their children with a learning environment as an alternative to public or private schools outside the home.

Some countries where homeschooling is ilegal are: Brazil, China, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Spain and Turkey. Homeschooling can be used as a form of supplementary education, a way of helping children learn, in specific circumstances. For instance, children that attend downgraded schools can greatly benefit from homeschooling ways of learning, using the immediacy and low cost of the Internet.

4 MUSIC FOR ALL Tuesday 9th; October 2012

One Direction compare their "pop harmonies" to those of boy bands 'N Sync, Backstreet Boy. Reporters Valentina Escalante 4th grade Valeria Perez 5th grade Just to mention a few songs we listen to during Halloween celebration that belongs to the horror category are: Thriller by Michael Jackson Monster Mash - Bobby 'Boris' Pickett Ghost Busters - Ray Parker Jr. Time Warp - The Rocky Horror movie And to continue with the artist of the Month. Here we have some more information about them. One Direction's debut studio album, Up All Night (2011), is predominantly a pop music record, containing elements of teen pop, dance pop, pop rock and power pop, with electropop and rock influences.

Artist of the month. One Direction Digital Spy's Robert Copsey described the album as a "collection of pg pop rock with killer choruses", while The New York Times considered it "full of easy rockinflected pop, blithe and sometimes clever." Jason Lipshutz of Billboardopined that the album demonstrates an originality in sound that was "necessary for the revitalization of the boy band movement", comparing their "pop harmonies" to those of boy bands 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees. Songs "One Thing" and "What Makes You Beautiful" were particularly noted for the genres of power pop and pop rock, for their "powerhouse" guitar riffs and "forceful" choruses



Tuesday 9th, October 2012

The world's record for biggest pumpkin is currently held by a gigantic gourd weighing a whopping 1,385 pounds! Reporters Paola Matos 4th grade Ximena Calderon 5th grade In Merida we all enjoy food, that’s why we are sharing some details about food for Halloween. Without a doubt the most recognizable symbol of Halloween is a pumpkin carved into a jack-o-lantern. The tradition of carving a lantern started in Scotland and Ireland where it was traditionally carved from a turnip, and in England where a beet was used. They were created on All Hallows' Eve and left on the door step to ward off evil spirits. An offering or, as we now know it, a "treat", would also be commonly left to placate roaming sprites and evil spirits — otherwise they might 'fiddle' with property or livestock (play a "trick"). Once the tradition moved to the US, it was adapted to carving the fruit of the pumpkin plant as they were more readily available, bigger and easier to carve.

Another fun thing to do with pumpkins this month is a delicious pumpkin pie. Why don´t you try our recipe?

Ingredients 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin • • 1 (14 ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk • 2 large eggs • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust • Directions Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Whisk • pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, spices and salt in medium bowl until smooth. Pour into crust. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 • degrees F and continue baking 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from crust comes out clean. Cool. Garnish as desired. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.



Tuesday 9th, October 2012

They bake bread and make candy in the shape of skull and crossbones, a casket, or a skeleton.. Reporters Silvia Vite 4th grade Daniela Cardentti 5th grade

Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of its original title "All Hallows' Evening"), also known as All Hallows' Eve, is a yearly holiday observed around the world on October 31. Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-ortreating (also known as "guising"), attending costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films, as well as the religious observances of praying, fastin g and attending vigils or church services.

In Mexico, Halloween has been celebrated since roughly 1960. There, celebrations have been influenced by the American traditions, such as the costuming of children who visit the houses of their neighborhood in search of candy. Though the "trick-or-treat" motif is used, tricks are not generally played on residents not providing candy. Older crowds of preteens, teenagers and adults will sometimes organize Halloween-themed parties, which might be scheduled on the nearest available weekend. Usually kids stop by at peoples' houses, knock on their door or the ring the bell and say "ÂĄNoche de Brujas, Halloween!



Tuesday 9th, October 2012

Do you want your child to have healthy eating habits instilled in them from an early age? Reporters Paula Bacelis 4th grade Ariadna Duprat 4th grade Healthy eating can stabilize children’s energy, sharpen their minds, and even out their moods. This edition we want you to learn about “The Nutritional Cooking Workshop”. With a group of 10- 15 students this course meets weekly for about an hour out of their regular class schedule. Our reporters interviewed Miss Maria Fernanda, who is in charge of the workshop.

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The goals at the end of this workshop are: Create a positive attitude towards food. To encourage acceptance of new foods. To give your child confidence to prepare some food items on their own.

Miss Maria Fernanda is teaching students from 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. She told us: “students are having fun and they really enjoy the workshop.” “they have the oppotunity to learn and know what their bodies are receiving through the food.”


Tuesday 9th, October 2012

Microwave ovens are popular for reheating previously cooked foods and cooking vegetables. . Reporters Navila Gonzalez 4th grade Marynes Camelo 5th grade A microwave oven, often colloquially shortened to microwave, is a kitchen appliance that heats food by dielectric heating accomplished with radiation used to heat polarized molecules in food. Microwave ovens heat foods quickly and efficiently because excitation is fairly uniform in the outer 25–38 mm of a dense (high water content) food item; food is more evenly heated throughout (except in thick, dense objects) than generally occurs in other cooking techniques

In science biology is a fascinating subject. Learning about life on Earth is fun. Biology is the study of life, what life needs to survive, what makes life possible, how life evolves and changes, and how lifeforms interact with one another. We recommend some fun biology websites for kids.



Tuesday 9th, October 2012

Very Important People!! Reporters Adriana Guillermo 4th grade Desireé Sandoval 4th grade Each month we’ll have a special edition that shows birthdays, stars of the week and the Star teacher. This week we interview Miss Broky and this is what she told us. Name: Broky Gongora. Favorite color: purple. Food: Papatzules. Restaurant: Burguer King. Achievements: My family. What class do you teach at St. Patrick's? Spanish 2nd and 4th grade. Why did you become a teacher? I wanted to be a teacher since I was young.

How long have you been teaching? I’ve been teaching for 6 years. How do you handle classroom discipline? We follow the class rules. How would you describe an ideal student? Someone that is good and motivates kids to do their best!! September birthdays: Teachers: Karla Morales and Javier. Students: Dario 1st grade, Carlos and Jorge 2nd grade, Miguel P. 4th grade and Omar 5th grade. Stars of the week: Nico 1st grade Aislim 2nd grade Maria José 3rd grade Desireé 4th grade Fabian 5th grade


Tuesday 9th, October 2012

Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first. Reporters Mariana Casares 4th grade Andrea Lopez 5th grade

Kids love halloween parties!

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Tuesday 9th, October 2012

I want to thank to the girls from 4th and 5th grade for their work, enthusiasm and effort in this firts edition of THE CLOVER. Also the teachers from St. Patrick’s for their help and support for the girls during their interviews, and to the principals for supporting this project. Miss Tania