Thinking & creating whilst playing

Another challenge for you. Try and create these paracord knots:

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And for some creative playtime, look what these kids do with marble track sets:

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This next one is an engineering masterpiece:

So, lets get those brains busy, the sky is the limit!

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World Travellers’ best ICT skills builders

Hi troopers! A good explorer must be quick and resourceful. When you are out there on an adventure everything counts; creativity, attention to detail and, most of all a sense of humour!

Practice with these cool games and tools from all over the world and you will become a great World Traveller 😉

CREATIVE SKILLS:

http://permadi.com/java/spaint/spaint.html

http://thisissand.com/

http://www.reasonablyclever.com/mini/flash/kid.swf

http://www.buildyourwildself.com/

http://www.think-bank.com/iwb/flash/monstermk1.swf

http://www.procreo.jp/labo/flower_garden

OBSERVATION AND PROBLEM SOLVING

http://www.blueorangegames.com/spotit/

http://www.abc.net.au/abc3/games/game.html?id=3604580

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/launchpad/launchball/play_launchball.swf

CREATE YOUR OWN CHALLENGES AND GAMES

http://www.sploder.com/free-game-creator.php

http://www.rapidtyping.com/typing-instructions.html

This is the start of a great journey, may the fun be with you…

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DRAMA PLAY

Everything is ready; just take a look at the final script and…

REVISE YOUR LINES (check who talks before and after you)

GIRLS: FINISH AND BRING YOUR SKIRTS ON MONDAY

EVERYBODY: BRING BRACELETS, telares, arches and arrows, weapons…

BRING AT LEAST ONE PIECE OF MAKE UP TO SHARE: colours: red, gold, silver, white, black, yellow, black eyeliner and some brushes.

Tell us on Monday what make up you’ll bring or bring it directly and we’ll see what we have got.

Let’s get the show on the road!!!

GUION COMPLETO

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Montamos los disfraces para la obra de fin de curso

Hola a todos. Los chicos y chicas de 5º necesitamos una ayudita para montar nuestros disfraces para la obra de fin de curso. Los ha diseñado nuestro departamento de Vestuario, haciendo esbozos, pruebas en papel, modelos…y al final lo hemos simplificado tanto que van a estar en un momento.

Primero vamos a completar las faldas de las niñas, porque así veremos cuanto material queda y qué diseño es el finalista para los niños. Seguramente, los chicos no precisarán llevarlos a casa porque se podrán confeccionar en clase.

Todas sabemos ya a qué tribu india pertenecemos: si eres de los Pies Verdes, recibirás estos materiales: dos rectángulos de tela verde para la falda, una cinturilla de fieltro naranja y trapillo verde oscuro para los flecos.

Los indios Pies Verdes irán de blanco debajo del disfraz, con pantalón, falda, shorts o mayas y camiseta blanca. Si hay algún motivo en la camiseta la giraremos del revés.

Los indios de las Tierras Hirbientes, o tribu roja, recibirán los materiales en dorado y rojo, con los flecos en rojo. Su ropa debajo debe ser de color negro.

Los alumnos que trabajan entre bambalinas pueden ir de negro o azul oscuro, se aceptan tejanos. Pensad que hará calor, así que bermudas, manga corta etc sería ideal.

También vamos a pediros que traigan abalorios coloridos que puedan parecer adecuados a los indios y una sola pintura facial en crema, de las que se ponen con pincel. Os daremos varias opciones por agenda, para que no se junten todas del mismo color. Entre todos juntaremos una paleta variada para nuestros Maquilladores.

La falda de las chicas, en realidad, no es exactamente una falda: es abierta a los lados y no precisa repasar los bordes, la tela es de rasete y no se deshilacha. Eso sí, lo hemos cortado más o menos, por favor igualad los rectángulos lo que podáis.

Como veréis, se trata de hacer dos costuras. Gracias por vuestra ayuda. Os describimos en fotos lo que hay que hacer:

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Business Fair results

You made it, you advertised it and you sold it!

Now is time to draw conclussions from our Young Enterprise experience:

We are going to answer questions 5 and 6 of our Finance section and add all these information to your PPT

  1. PROFIT: What will be your profit? How much will you make on each sale after you subtract your expenses? (Profit = Income – Expenses)

Income: count the money you made last Friday:______SEK dollars.

Expenses: count the money you spend buying materials: _____SEK dollars

Now subtract the expenses from the income: Income-Expenses

  1. What will you do with the money you make? How much will you use for wages/ to reinvest in your business/ to repay your start up loan?

Start-up loan: We defined it by economic sector and you must calculate the total interest you will have to pay:

Food and drinks: 50.000$ at 5% interest = (50.000 x 5 ) / 100 = ______   Total to pay back: 50.000 + _______ =_________$

Clothes and accessories: 75.000$

Technology and entertainment: 100.000$

To make a projection of benefits, we are going to calculate how much money would you have made if you sold your product in one shop in all major towns and cities in Spain. Find out hoe many towns and cities there are in Spain over 10.000 inhabitants.

Multiply the number of towns x the money you made at the fair x average working days in a month.

From the resulting number you will know your expected monthly income.

Now calculate how much of that money you are going to use to:

-Repay the loan: How long will it take you to pay it back?

-Business running costs: rent, light, water, workers

-Wages of the company directors

-Reinvestment in the company: research and innovation, expantion (opening new factories, selling abroad, advertising…).

Analyse those figures and explain if you think your company would be financially successful. If it is not, try to find the reasons and explain what you could do to improve its viability.

Finally, answer these QUESTIONAIRE in your notebook and hand it in:

Business enterprise reflection

 

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Verbs practice!

Did you forget the photocopies? If you can’t find your class notes… don’t worry, explore these links and revise:

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-practice/past-simple-endings

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-practice/past-simple-verb-be

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-practice/past-simple-questions

And don’t forget the Simple Present! Verb +s for he, she and it, do and does in questions, don’t and doesn’t (he, she and it)

Remember, if we do difficult things right, we must get the basicas right!

Our test next week includes; choosing the best option from a choice of 3, building Past Simple for regular verbs (-ed, did + infinitive for questions, didn’t + infinitive for negatives). You will also need to read your irregular verbs again to refresh your memory.

Practice makes perfect!

 

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Segundo día en Mas Silvestre, más fotos y más actividades!!!!

Hoy  nos levantamos a las 6 de la mañana con un día espectacular:

La primera actividad del día ha sido una gincama para buscar los diferentes rastros que dejan los animales e identificar sus huellas. Continuamos con un taller sobre el cambio climático.

Després de dinar hem anat a fer el joc de la xarxa tròfica i les relacions d’alimentació que es creen entre éssers vius.

Now they are ready for the disco!!!!!

Who’s the best dancer!! Let’s see………..

and the winner is ………

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Colònies a Mas Silvestre

Ayer por la mañana llegamos a Mas Silvestre. Los monitores ya nos estaban esperando y nos repartimos en dos grupos para empezar a realizar diferentes actividades. Empezamos con un taller de estampación de camisetas sobre biodiversidad utilizando tampones de animales y plantas.

Després de dinar vam fer dues activitats: un taller al bosc amb una gimcana per fomentar la cura i preservació dels espais naturals, seguida d’una pràctica de reciclatge per aprendre l’origen de les diferents deixalles i decidir-ne el seu destí.

After dinner we played night games and went to bed.

They had no sleep!!!!

Thir morning they woke up at 6’00 am.

Avui fa un dia meravellós!!!!!!

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MARKETING & FINANCES

MARKETING

Add this section to your company’s Power Point. You must answer this questions in detail. They will help you make your product a success:

  1. Who will be your customers?   How much can they spend? What do they like and dislike? Describe your target customer with as much detail as you know.
  2.  Where will you sell your product or service? On a market stall? Online?
  3. How will you get the word out about your business? Will you put up signs? Put ads in the newspaper or TV?
  4. What is the name and logo of your business? What does this name say about your business? Is it unique? Memorable? Easy to pronounce?

FINANCES

STARTUP COSTS:

  1. How much will it cost to start your business? What will you need to buy before you can get started? Materials? Equipment? How much will those things cost?
  2. The amount of money you need to launch your business is called the “startup cost”. Where will you get the money to cover your startup costs? How much of your own money are you investing? Are you getting a loan from from the Teacher’s Bank? How much interest will the loan have? How much money will you pay back (loan+ the interest)?
  3. COST PER UNIT: What is the cost of making each product or providing each hour of service? (Cost per unit.) List each expense, and divide your total expenses by the number of products you will make or number of hours you will work.
  4. PRICE: How much will you charge? How does your pricing compare to your competitors? Make sure you set your price above the cost per unit.
  5. PROFIT: What will be your profit? How much will you make on each sale after you subtract your expenses? (Profit = Income – Expenses)
  6. What will you do with the money you make? How much will you use for wages/ to reinvest in your business/ to repay your start up loan?

Some of these questions will be better answered after your Market Day, when we will calculate the future financial projection of your business.

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PRODUCT DESIGN

So you have a team, you have been thinking about the 3R’s: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle and you are buzzing with ideas… Let’s follow a step by step process used by designers and engineers all over the world:

DESIGN PROCESS

  1. DEFINE THE NEED: Who is going to use it? What is it for?
  2. BRAINSTORMING: generate ideas & come up with solutions. This involves: drafting, considering a variety of materials, listenning to all the team; the more ideas the better!
  3. DESIGN: Sketching and narrowing down the ideas. You can evaluate each proposition by asking: Is it NEW? Is it USEFUL? Is it FEASIBLE?
  4. BUILD-TRY-REDESIGN: Each failure is anopportunity for improvement! Once you need to scale sketch it and quantify and source the materials needed.

SHARE YOUR SOLUTION: You’ve got a great product prototype; go out there and test it on prospective buyers. You can lear a lot from their feedback. You maight need to go back to the redesigning and trying…it’s got to be good to sell!

This website is full of ideas, inspiration and good examples: check it out!

Most things we are interested in buying have something in common: INNOVATION. These are the main Innovation Strategies:

  • Improve: on something existing (the injection motor for cars)
  • Reinvent: a new solution with existing resources (use biodiesel on the same motor)
  • Combine: a new combination of existing solutions (a hybrid car petrol-electric)
  • Transform: a new solution with new resources (solar car)

1st Assaignment:

With your teacher’s help and guidance, your team must answer these 9 questions and hand the answers in by Friday:

  1. WHAT do we want to do?
  2. HOW will we develop our activity?
  3. WHEN?  Schedule and deadlines to come up with a finished prototype
  4. WHERE will we work?
  5. HOW MUCH will it cost to start up?
  6. WHO will do what?.
  7. WHAT WITH? Which resources will we need?
  8. WHAT FOR? Define your objective
  9. WHO FOR? Who are our potential clients?
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