On Christmas Day after lunch children stand on a chair and say a poem they have learnt at school to their families. If they are lucky and they know the poem by heart they get some money from their relatives. It's usually a touching moment.
This year 3rd and 4th graders have studied a Catalan poem and also an English poem: Snowball by Shel Silverstein.
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
As this term we've been working on Nutrition (Science in English) we decided to prepare healthy balanced salads with all kind of nutrients: carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals. They were delicious! Some videos are coming soon!
Sunday, 19 December 2010
It's a religious tradition inspired by the Three Wise Men. It's similar to Santa Claus.
For Christmas, children write a list of presents they want from the Kings.
On the 5th of January there are parades in every village or town. The children can see the 3 Kings and sing a song for them. When they go back home they leave out biscuits and 3 glasses of milk to say thank you and they go immediately to bed. On the 6th of January the children wake up to find the presents underneath the Christmas Tree.
A tió is a magic piece of wood (log).
There's a tió in every house.
Throughout the month of December, the children feed the tió.
After dinner on the 24th of December, children hit the tió with a stick and sing a magic song to him. If you are lucky, the tió shits presents . This is one version of the song