April Fool’s Day by Liane

On the first day of April, we celebrate April Fool’s Day. Children tell jokes and play pranks on others, but be careful – if you fool someone after midday, 12 o’clock, it’s you who becomes the fool!

Here are some English jokes I loved to tell my friends at school:

What do cows do at the weekend?
They go to the moo-vies!
cow

What do spiders do on the computer?
They surf the web!
spider computer

A patient is at the doctor’s office.
Patient: Doctor, Doctor, help me! I think I’m invisible!
Doctor: Next patient, please!
doctor

What fish only swims at night?
A starfish!
starfish

Why is 6 afraid of 7?
Because 7 8 9! (7 ate 9)

 

Do you know any cool jokes to tell on April Fool’s Day?

Groundhog Day

 

Groundhog Day is on February 2 each year. The day is celebrated in the United States and in Canada. On this day, we watch the groundhog.

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Groundhog Day is the day when people look to the groundhog to predict the weather for the next six weeks.

If it is cloudy, the groundhog will come out of his burrow and, spring will begin soon. We will have an early spring.

If it is sunny, the groundhog will see his shadow and return to his burrow for six more weeks of winter sleep.There will be six more weeks of winter.

 

A small chant for the day:

I see a little groundhog, furry and brown,
He’s popping up to look around.
If he sees his shadow, down he’ll go.
Six more weeks of winter – oh, no!

Check out the links below!

http://viewpure.com/bXnLAEG89ns?start=0&end=0 ( histoire racontée )

http://viewpure.com/NG961Nl1WnY?start=0&end=0 ( chanson )

Valentine’s Day

 

The 14th of February is Valentine’s Day, a day full of romance and love! Let’s find out more…

On this day, couples exchange gifts like chocolate or jewellery.
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But Valentine’s Day is not just for couples – it’s also the perfect opportunity to confess your love to someone! And if you receive a card like this, with a poem inside…

Valentines-Day-Card

 

 

 

 

 


Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
My heart is full
of love for you!

You know you’ve got a secret admirer!

 

Here are some songs that you can sing on Valentine’s Day:

“1, 2, I like you” – holiday jazz chant, Caroline Graham

“A-E-I-O-U, I love you” – Muzzy in Gondoland

 

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Pancake Tuesday!

When is Pancake Day?

It is always on a Tuesday in February or March. It is the day before Ash Wednesday: the start of Lent.

Lent is a period of 40 days before Easter. During Lent, people often stop eating things that are bad for them like chocolate or fast food.

What is Pancake Day?

It is also called Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday. It is the day before Lent when people eat foods that are rich, sugary or fatty before the fasting period begins. It is most common to eat pancakes.

Why do people eat pancakes?

Traditionally, pancakes were made to use up all the eggs, milk and sugar before Lent.


Listen to this little song! It is called Mix A Pancake!

 

Here is a recipe that you can try! Send me pictures of your pancakes and your favourite toppings!

Toppings is what we put on top of our pancakes! For example: nutella, bananas, golden syrup, sugar etc.


 

PANCAKE RECIPE

Ingredients:

100g plain flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tbsp golder caster sugar

2 large eggs

284 ml buttermilk

25g buttermilk, melted, plus extra

Instructions:

PREPARE !

1. Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, sugar and a pinch of salt into a bowl. bowl

2. Whisk the egg whites until stiff.

3. Stir the egg yolks (the yellow part), buttermilk and melted butter together then whisk it into the flour mixture (number 1.) until it is thick and smooth.

4. Carefully mix in the egg whites into the batter.

COOK! Ask an adult to help you!

5. Heat a large frying pan and brush with melted butter.                                          

6. Drop 2-3 large spoonful’s of batter into the frying pan.

7. After 3-4 minutes, flip the pancakes over and cook on the other side.

ENJOY! YUM YUM!

pancake

Saint Andrew’s Day

In Scotland, we celebrate our national day on the 30th of November – Saint Andrew’s Day!

Legends tell us that Saint Andrew created the Scottish flag – a white cross on a blue background. The blue background represents the sky, and the white cross is the clouds.

Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, but Saint Andrew’s Day is not a religious celebration. It’s a day where we celebrate Scottish culture, food, music, clothes and any other Scottish thing you can think of!

 

On the 30th of November, lots of men wear kilts. It’s a tradition!

 

We eat a traditional Scottish dinner with the family – haggis, neeps and tatties. Neeps is a Scottish word for turnip and tatties are potatoes.

 

And then we go to a cèilidh, a traditional party where we sing, dance, and listen to Scottish folk music.

 

It’s lots of fun! Happy Saint Andrew’s Day, everyone!