Friday, October 28, 2011

Weekly Scoop

On October 22nd, 1943, Catherine Deneuve – a French actress – was born in Paris, France. The United Nations were created on October 24th, 1945. The Spanish painter Picasso was born on October 25th, 1881 and Katy Perry – an American singer – was born on the same date, but in 1984. The Statue of Liberty was inaugurated in New York, on October 26th, 1886. Theodore Roosevelt – one American president – was born on October 27th, 1858. The Harvard University was founded on October 28th, 1636, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bill Gates was born on October 28th too, but in 1955.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Weekly Scoop

On October 15th, 1993, Michael Jackson performed his first concert in Brazil.  October 15th is Teacher’s Day in Brazil and on October 16th, 1923, Walter and Roy Disney founded the Walt Disney Company. On October 17th, 1989, there was a 7.1 scale earthquake in San Francisco.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Happy Children's Day!

Children’s Day is celebrated to honor children around the world.
In Brazil,  Children’s Day is on October 12th.
In Albania, Angola, Armenia, Bulgaria, China, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine and Vietnam,  Children’s Day is on June 1st.
In Argentina,  Children’s Day is called Día del Niño and it is celebrated on the second Sunday of August.
In Bangladesh, until 2007,  Children’s Day wasn't celebrated,nowadays, it is celebrated  in November.

In Canada, Children’s Day is on November 20th, the same day which is recommended by the United Nations .
In some countries, on Children’s Day,  children receive presents.
For me, every day is children’s day, because every day we play, laugh and have lots of fun!

Weekly Scoops

October 8th is  International Mail Day. Eleanor Roosevelt, American First-Lady, was born on October 11th, 1884 and  Sidney University was inaugurated  on October 12th 1852.
October 12th is Children’s Day in Brazil and October 13th  is  International Writer's Day.

Thursday, October 06, 2011


Our world is turning into a modern world. And this world is made of GIZMOS like…

The iPod
This is a gizmo on which we can listen to music, watch videos and listen to the radio. There are lots of types of iPods:
The iPod touch- you can listen to music, watch videos, listen to the radio, take pictures, write notes and surf on the Internet- just by touching the screen!
The iPod nano- you can listen to music, watch videos,  listen to the radio and see photos. You can do those things by touching the small screen.
The iPod shuffle- is the smallest iPod made by Apple. There’s no screen-  just the command buttons to listen to  music or to the radio.
The iPod classic- you can listen to music, the radio, and watch videos. There are iPods classic that have 160GB!

The Nintendo Wii
This is a videogame where you can create your own profile and play different games. You can drive a car, play with Mario or even help Mickey! Some fantastic games:
Cars 2- Learn how to be a secret agent with Finn McMissile and Holley Shiftwell, two British secret agents. Choose which character from Cars 2 you want to be and unlock levels. You can also play with other people.
Wii Sports Resort- Choose a game and start to play! On this awesome island, you can play basketball, ping pong, practice Frisbee, archery, cycling and more!

The Nintendo DSi XL
This is a portable videogame, where you can play  different worlds. On the Nintendo DSi XL, you can draw, take photos, surf  the Internet and chat and play with other people! Here are some cool games:
New Super Mario Bros.: Help Mario  rescue princess Peach! Browser got her and you are the only one that can save her! Travel through eight different dimensions and find Peach! 
Cooking Mama: Learn how to make 72 recepies from all over the world with Mama. Get good grades an trophies and play with other people!

Weekly Scoop

This week, the founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, died (on October 5th). On October 3rd, 1990,  East and West Germany became a united German country. The International Day of the Architect  is on October 4th.
John Lennon was born in Liverpool, UK, on October 9th, 1940.