Monday, February 24, 2014

Masterchef Junior

During last Christmas holidays I followed the children competing in Masterchef Junior. There were 16 children and they had to cook in order to see who was the best cook... the Masterchef junior.

I hadn't seen the adult version (despite one of the most famous contestants, Maribel, is from Benicarló like me) because I am not a very good cook and I thought that watching people while cooking would be so boring... but I saw the children by chance... and I got hooked... how can it be possible? They are so young, and they are so gifted with the knives and the saucepans and all that stuff!!! Incredible!!!

So I saw the four programmes and although my favourite boy, the eight-year-old Aimar, didn't win, he got until the third programme... so it was a very good position! He was so funny and cute!!!

The winner, Mario (12) was really amazing. He was so calm and organized!!! And the finalist, Eva Luna (11), was so good too.

And I mustn't forgive to mention Carlos, the 10-year-boy from Vinaròs! He was only during the first programme, but he cooked really well!!!

Bloxorz... do you remember?

Almost all of my students of 3rd and 4th of ESO were also my pupils when they were 5th or 6th Primary students. Then I taught them some ICT contents, like creating their first email address, sending some emails, working in the virtual school... and sometimes I showed them some online games (always in English!)... their favourite was "Bloxorz", and I remember how we were absolutely hooked to that game. It consists on getting a block off a hole by using our spatial and mathematical abilities and using only our brain and the keyboard arrows.

Do you feel like playing a game? Do you remember the level you achieved? Here you are one of the online websites where you can play a Bloxorz game again :)

Amazing artists (1)

As I am not at all good at art, I always find any artistic expression as incredible... but, let me show you this photos I have found in a Facebook page called "Amazing things in the world", in the album called "Awesome creativity with everyday objects"

Artist Victor Nunes combines every-day objects with simple illustrations to turn them into pictures of faces, animals and other playful scenes. His images invite us to look at the world differently and find creative images in our surroundings.

Here you are! With popcorn:

 With biscuits:

With scissors...

If you feel like seeing more of Victor Nunes's creations, click here!


Cette semaine les élèves de français et moi sommes en train de régarder le film "Amélie" en version original sous-titré en espagnol. C'est une comédie romantique.

Ici tu peux voir le trailer d'Amélie:

"Amélie" n'est pas le titre complet... il s'agit de "Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain". Amélie est le prénom de la protagoniste, et je peux vous dire qu'elle n'est pas une fille normale et courante... Amélie est une jeune très speciale :)

Un des personnages du film est un voisin d'Amélie avec une maladie qui ne lui permet pas d'avoir une vie normale. L'homme de verre, comme il est connu, peint seulement une oeuvre très fameuse de Renoir, "Le déjeneur des canotiers". 

 J'ai acheté le DVD il y a quelques années... et c'est une de mes films préférés. En plus, sa musique (creé par Yann Tiersen) est devenue très fameuse. 

Et toi, tu as vu ce film? Je te recommande de le voir!