Monday, February 21, 2011

Best of 3rd grade

Here is some of the best work by the 3rd graders. They wrote about their favorite sports!
Alejandro 3A

Elena 3B
Carmen 3B

Ismael 3A

Lucia 3A

Maria José 3A

Good work 3rd graders!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Valentine´s Day

On February 14th, we celebrated Valentine´s day with the students of 5th A. In the USA, everyone can celebrate Valentine's Day, in order to tell loved ones you care about them: friends, family, boyfriends, girlfriends, etc. When I was growing up, in elementary school we would make Valentines for everyone in our class. We would also eat these candy hearts with messages on them, like you see in the picture.

So, yesterday in class we made Valentines and wrote a poem in English. This is how we structured the poem:
1st line: noun or name
2nd line: 2 adjectives to describe the noun
3rd line: 3 verbs ending in -ing, that describe what the noun does
4th line: A Valentine´s expression!

For example, we first wrote a Valentine together for Justin Bieber, the famous singer!

It went like this:

Proud, Cute
Singing, Dancing, Loving
Call me!

Here are some Valentines made my your fellow students. They are very lovely. Finally, below you can see the display of Valentines next to our Thanksgiving Turkeys. Teacher Maria Jose is looking at them!

Happy Valentine´s Day everyone! I will leave you with some common expressions we use on Valentine´s Day for our loved ones. Post below the meaning in Spanish!
1) I love you
2) Be mine
3) I miss you
4) You are sweet
5) You make me happy

That´s all for now folks. See you next time!

Monday, February 7, 2011


Hi, Kids!. Vamos a celebrar la festividad de nuestra comunidad autónoma el 23 de Febrero de una forma diferente a como lo venimos haciendo hasta ahora. Siempre hemos celebrado este día mirando a ANDALUCIA. Este año, son los chicos andaluces, los que saldrán fuera, a otro país incluso, y nos contarán en inglés, como ven estos países: ríos, lenguas habladas, monumentos principales, etc.

Por ello hemos llamado a este pequeño proyecto "ANDALUCES AROUND THE WORLD"

Aquí tenemos un ejemplo...¿ Os animáis a hacer vuestro propio "Power Point"

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Remembering Peace Day, 2011

Last Friday, the 28th of January, we celebrated Peace Day here at MAR. It was so much fun! Each class prepared a dance to a song related to peace. After our recess, we all went outside to the blacktop, and each class performed their dance in the sun. The parents watched as well! Each class learned a song in English. The first and second graders learned "If you're happy and you know it," and the older children learned "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin. Teacher Maria José's class recited a children's peace poem, but in English! Overall, we had a wonderful day. Here are some pictures:

-Here are lyrics to the Bobby Mcferrin song, "Don't Worry, Be Happy"

-The children of 5th and 6th grade made smiley face masks for the performance!On one side, they said "Don't Worry" and on the other they said "Be Happy!"

So then we danced, with our posters and our smiley-face masks!

Our message: Don't Worry, Be happy!
Happy Peace Day everyone!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Yummy Recipes from the 6th graders!

Time for cooking: 20 minutes.

- 120g of
- 230g of butter.
- 480g of sugar
- 4 eggs
- 140g of flour
- A little salt
- half a yeast centilitre

1. Heat oven to 180º-200º
2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat
3. Mix in melted butter source and sugar
4. Add eggs
5. Melt the chocolate in a saucepan over low heat cut into cubes and add to the mixture
6. Add the flour mixed with salt and yeast
7. Mix until a smooth paste
8. Pour batter into a greased mold with butter or oil. Ideally, use a clay mold square (20 x 25)
9. Bake for 30 to 35 mm. The brownie should not be overcooked
10. Let cool and sprinkle with icing sugar. Cut into squares (2 cm by 2 cm)
Adrián Batres 6th B


Colourful apples

For 4 people.

Time for cooking: 20 minutes.

- 2 apples peeled blanched
- 2 cups refined sugar
- 1 cup water
- red powder 1 teaspoon vegetable.
- 1 glass of brandy
- 2 tablespoons candied fruit
- 2 tablespoons peeled and sliced almonds
1.After having milled apples bring them to the refrigerator until they are ready to use.
2. Apart in a suitable mix sugar with water and red dissolved in brandy
3. Put on fire and bring to a boil until syrup hard point.
4. Deep apples in the syrup while it's still warm and run through the candied
fruit and almonds mixed. Let cool the apples and serve then.



Lemon cake

For 15 and 18 people.

Time for cooking:50 minutes

- 3 eggs
- 1 lemon yogurt
- 3 fitted flour yogurt
- 2 fitted sugar yogurt
-1 / 4 of butter
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest 
- 1 room oil yogurt
- 1 envelope yeast
- 1 lemon
1.In a bowl mixture the eggs,the fluor,the sugar,the oil,the yeast,the zest lemon, yogurt and lemon juice mussels.

2.Blend everything well with mixer until thoroughly blended, then die with greasy butter.
3. Oven to 160 degrees, the mass of the throw in the pan and heat the oven when you put it and leave it to about 3 / 4 hour but occasionally look at it and pierced with a skewer in oder to know when the cake is cooked.
4. You can decorate as desired with chocolate.
Andrea y Paola 6thB


Chocolate cake

For people
Four people

Time for cooking: 1 hour

- 1 tablet of chocolate
- ¾ of water. 
- ¾ of flour
- ¾ of sugar.
- 1 cup of oil of maize.
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
- 1 a pinch of salt.

1.Dissolve chocolate in hot water.
2. In a bowl stir together flour, suger and pinch of salt. Stir well.
3. To this mixture add the melted chocolate, oil, vainilla and egg yolks. Stir well.
4. Preheat oven to 300º.
5. Beat egg whites until stiff and mix with the mixture.
6. Pour the mixture into a greased large baking sheet and bake for one hour.


Chocolate Cake and Nuts

2 people

Time for cooking: 30 minutes

- 75 grams butter
- 70 grams of black chocolate
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons of sugar cane
- 80 grams of toasted nuts (walnuts, pine nuts, hazelnuts, almonds)
- raspberry jam for garnish

1.Put the chocolate in a bowl and put it in the microwave to melt.
2. To make the cake, place half the butter and sugar in a bowl, beat with mixer until well blended.
3. Once well blended add eggs one at a time, and melted chocolate, flour and nuts (reserve a few) and beat a little longer to mix well
4. lining two ovenproof cake with baking paper to cover all the walls
5. Place the mixture into molds and add a decorative nuts I had booked over
6. Bake (preheated) at 180 degrees for 20 minutes
7. Make cakes for the cake pan and served on a plate decorated with raspberry jam


Chocolate cake

For 4 people.

Time for cooking: 60 minutes.

-Hot chocolate or coverage
 -Chocolate soluble (type Colacao)
 -Ordinary square crackers
 -1 liter milk

1. We prepared a hot chocolate rather thick: in a pot we had a little water and chocolate do, when melted, add milk (reserving a cup and a half), we continue stirring until cooked, then slacken the fire and continue stirring and adding chocolate milk, until a very thick chocolate.
2. Let cool (and thickening) chocolate.
3. Heat the remaining milk and take a bit of cocoa powder. Now we just have to go riding the cake, dipping the cookies in milk and placed in the mold to make a base, then put a layer of chocolate, biscuits another wet, another of chocolate and so achieve the desired height.
4. Save a bit of chocolate. Cool in the fridge for some hours, then remove the mold and covered with chocolate that we booked. (You can also get a chocolate cream coverage.)
5. Alternate layers of chocolate and biscuit with layers of cream.
6. The chocolate cake can be decorated with a pastry cream and sprinkle with colored noodles.
Gonzalo 6th B

Mango fruit juice and hot chocolate

For 4 people.

Time for cooking: 20 minutes.

_seasonal fruit (a bit of pineapple, apple, tangerine, banana, pear ...)
_Mango sauce
_ 200 grams of mango pulp
_ 300 ml of water,
_100 ml sugar
_Chocolate sauce 200 ml of milk, 50 grams of sugar, butter.
_ 200 ml of milk
_50 grams of sugar

1. For the mango sauce, boil the water with sugar until caramelized,
2.let it cool and add the mango pulp,
3.Beat and set aside.
4.Wash, peel and cut fruit into pieces of similar size together.

5. For hot chocolate, boil the milk with the cream, turn away from heat and add the chocolate, mix well and add butter
Finishing the dish
Available in chocolate sauce dishes, scattered over the fruit and bathe it with mango sauce.



A kilo of shelled peas
Three Onions
A stream of olive oil
Half a kilo of peeled shrimp
A knob of butter or margarine
One tablespoon of flour

1º Chop the onion and soften in a skillet with a drizzle of olive oil. When well poached, add the peas and cover with water.

2º Put a pinch of salt and let cook for 25 minutes.

3º Besides, in another pan, sauté the peeled prawns with butter.

4º Drain the peas and reserve the broth.

5º Add flour to the shrimp and sauté.

6º We incorporate the peas and add a little (a cup of coffee) of broth to cook the peas.

7º Cook for 3 minutes and add salt.


Gazpacho with cod

For 3 or 4 people.

Time for cooking: 5 minutes

- 1 tomato big
- 1 clove of garlic
- some oil
- some bread
- some salt
- some cod

1. Put tomato, clove of garlic, some oil and some salt in the mixer.
2. Beat all.
3. Put the bread in.
4. Cover the mix with some cut cod into little pieces.
Isabel Monterrubio 6thA



-1 GARLIC For 2 people


1 Cut the 4 tomatoes and put in the bowl.

2 Put in the bowl the garlic, 1 slice of some old bread, oliva oil, vinegar and salt.

3 Crush all.

4 Decorate as you like it.

José Luis y José Ramón 6th B

Curried Chicken Thighs...

For 4 people.

Time for cooking: 1h.

Ingredients: - 12 skinless chicken drumsticks (3 per person).- 1 large onion.- 2 cloves of garlic.-olive oil.
white wine.pepper, nutmeg, curry, salt

1 - Preheat oven to 250 º C for 20 min or so.
2 - Cut the sliced onion and sliced garlic.
3 - In a baking we take a little oil (not too much, just to wet the drumsticks) and extend over the entire surface. Salt it and put the drumsticks in pan. Spread the onion and garlic and sprinkle the pepper, nutmeg and curry (not overdo the nutmeg and pepper, just a little about each thighs, the curry can go but not too much).
4 - Finally we take the white wine to cover the surface of the tray (if you want you can cut with a little water) and put it in the oven to 220 º C about 45 minutes drive. until drumsticks are golden brown. Remove and serve....



For 10 people.
Time for cooking: 50 minutes.

- 1 lemon or plain yogur 
-2 cups of yogurt, sugar-filled
-3 cups of yogurt, full of flour
-half cup of sunflower oil 
 -an envelope of yeast
 -3 eggs
- 1 apple

1.In a bowl, put the eggs with sugar, yogurt and oil.
 and poet well with electric mixer. .
2.Then, mix the yeast with flour and add passing through a sieve
3 Then add the apples, peeled and cut into chunks
4. Coat the mold with butter and sprinkle with a little flour.
5. Put the mixture in the mold and place it into the hot oven.

Three-chocolate cake
chocolate cake

Time for cooking: 1 hour

- black chocolate
- white chocolate...

For the white chocolate layer:

 * On the one hand, it is a little milk into a glass and poured the powder on curd
 * Stir until the curd is completely dissolved and reserves
 * On the other hand, put the 250 Cl cream in a saucepan along with the 50 grams of sugar and 250 Cl milk and white chocolate and put shredded prior to heat while stirring will
 * When boiling, add the above mixture of curd and stir constantly until it boils again
 * When does tFor the layer of milk chocolate:

 * For the milk chocolate layer, repeat the operation but instead of putting white chocolate made with milk chocolate
 * It is important to pour the milk chocolate layer in the mold is made slowly and gently as the previous layer is not yet solidified and could fall apart

 For black chocolate layer:

 * For the milk chocolate layer, the operation is repeated but with the black chocolate.
 * When you just pour the chocolate into the mold, and immediately before it gets cold, the cakes are carefully placed on the surface trying to mold into contact with the chocolate and absorb it
 * Once the cakes are placed left to cool to room temperature and finally put in the refrigerator for at least 6 or 8 hours is very cold
 * Before serving, carefully pour the mold over a plate and leave the entire cake. You can sprinkle some cocoa over or some nuts for garnish
he second boil, remove from heat and pour into the mold

ready to eat
Peter 6thA
Cream Cake
For 4 people.
20 minutes

Time for cooking:20 minutes

Milk: 1 liter
Sugar: 250 grams
Egg yolks: 4 or 5 units
Corn starch: 70 grams
Cinnamon: 1 stick
The rind of half a lemon
A cake.

1º Place in a saucepan the milk, sugar, cinnamon and lemon rind and simmer until it boils

2 ° In addition, dissolve the cornstarch with a little cold milk or water and mix with egg yolks

3 º Add this mixture to the previous still hot and stir until a smooth cream

4 º Leave it standing for a few minutes for the cream or burn and is ready

5º Cut the cake by the middle. Put some cream on one half.
6º Put the other half on the cream.

Sandra 6th A


For 8 people.
Time for cooking: 30 minutes.

- 4 eggs. - 1 package of sponge cakes of soletilla. - 500g of that so of Mascarpone. - 100 spoonfuls of azucar. - 1 glass of coffee. - 1 trickle of amareto (or in his fault, cognac).
1.To beat the whites of egg on the verge of snow and to add a bit of sugar.
2. When they are made, to put in the fridge while the mass is prepared by the yolk.
3. Later, to take another bowl and it is necessary to beat the yolks with the sugar, when a thinner mass is managed to add the cheese Mascarpone.
4. Later it is necessary, to remove with a spatula and later beat.
5. Later it is necessary, to add the whites of egg on the verge of snow and continue removing
6. Later in a container it is necessary, to add the coffee and the rum and be moistening one to one the sponge cakes.
7. Later it is necessary, to place them in the base of a tray and cover them with the mass that we have done, to sprinkle with the cocoa.
8. Finally, Put it into the refrigerator before serving it.
by Ana Romero ( 6thA)