viernes, 19 de diciembre de 2014



"I remember that winter because it had brought the heaviest snows I had ever seen. Snow had fallen steadily all night long and in the morning I woke in a room filled with light and silence, the whole world seemed to be held in a dream-like stillness. It was a magical day... and it was on that day I made the Snowman."

miércoles, 10 de diciembre de 2014


Embassy ExpoComic Trace Effects Competition
Would you like to win an iPad?
Or a free class on designing robots, drawing comics or making movies?
Even better, they win these prizes by playing a video game!

This video game, called Trace Effects, was designed by the U.S. State Department to teach students how to learn English (for more information on Trace Effects, see attachment).  So feel free to let them play it in the classroom!
Here‘s how students can participate in this prize contest:

Duration of Contest: December 8-12, 2014
Winners AnnouncedDecember 12, 2014 at 3 p.m. on U.S. Embassy Madrid Facebook page
Age Groups: 10-1213-1516-18
Instructions to Play:
  1. Students visit Trace Effects video game at
  2. If you are a new user, click “Create an Account”
  3. You will enter an email address, username and password to create an account
  4. After sign in, click on “Chapter 1.” Watch the introduction video to understand the game
  5. Begin playing the game following instructions prompted by the main character
  6. When you think you have reached your highest score, take a screen shot of the entire screen including your username and the total score, which can be found in the upper right hand corner
  7. Email the screen shot to your teacher

The English bilingual coordinator for each school will be in charge of keeping track of students’ scores and reporting back to Maggie Brioso ( at the U.S. Embassy. The students with the highest score in each age group by Dec. 12 will win a prize from above.

martes, 2 de diciembre de 2014


This is another idea for Christmas. It is a mini Christmas tree, done with a plastic bottle, colour cardboards, rapping paper, scissers, glue and some Christmas decorations. For those who found the Stars difficult this is a VERY EASY Christmas Craft.