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Joaquín Sorolla and his time Costume Competition

Take part in our 2023 Joaquín Sorolla and his time Costume Contest to show off your talent and for a chance to win a prize!  smiley

We want to see all of your creative costume ideas!!! enlightened

Where? IES José Saramago

When? Tuesday, 31st October 

 

The Six Words of Life Assignment

Our 2 ESO B students put up a play for their 1st and 2nd ESO schoolmates in Casa de la Cultura last June. We didn't have the chance to congratulate them before the summer break. Now is a perfect time to do so. Well done, guys! smiley

Madrid Debating Tournament

Felicitamos al equipo de debate formado por Carolina Santos, Carmela Guerrero, María Alcoba y Alejandro García por llegar a las semifinales del Madrid Debating Tournament, torneo organizado por la Universidad Pontificia de Comillas en colaboración con la Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid. El resultado es excelente, teniendo en cuenta que en esta ocasión han participado 90 centros educativos.

El torneo de debate es una actividad educativa fascinante y muy exigente. Tiene como objetivo desarrollar la habilidad de comunicación e investigación, fomentar el diálogo, el consenso y la utilización del inglés. Por estas razones, nuestro centro promociona esta actividad y prepara a los alumnos en coordinación con todos los departamentos.  

Nuestros alumnos han demostrado que con trabajo, esfuerzo, entusiasmo y pasión se alcanzan las grandes metas.

Congratulations! :D

BECAS

Aquí os dejamos unos enlaces muy útiles para solicitar becas de inmersión lingüística en diferentes cursos de la ESO y Bachillerato. 

Becas Benjamin Franklin

https://www.uah.es/es/admision-y-ayudas/becas/El-Instituto-Franklin-UAH-convoca-12-ayudas-de-estudio-en-EE.UU-para-el-ano-academico-2022-23/

Becas Fundación Amancio Ortega

http://becas.faortega.org/

Becas MEC Curso Inmersión Bachillerato

https://www.educacionyfp.gob.es/servicios-al-ciudadano/catalogo/general/99/998697/ficha/998697-2023.html

Colonias Inmersión 1ºESO

http://www.educacionyfp.gob.es/servicios-al-ciudadano-mecd/catalogo/educacion/estudiantes/becas-ayudas/para-estudiar/idiomas/colonias-vacaciones-1-eso.html

Becas Inmersión Lingüística 2º ESO

https://www.educacionyfp.gob.es/servicios-al-ciudadano/catalogo/estudiantes/becas-ayudas/extraescolares/inmersion-linguistica.html

Becas UIMP Inmersión Bachillerato

https://www.uimp.es/actividades-academicas/cursos-de-inmersion-en-ingles.html

Recommended list of books for IB

“The more you read, the more things you know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” This is a famous quote by Dr Suess. And it’s 100% accurate. The importance of reading cannot be stressed enough. Reading is essential to communication, especially in an era of emails and texting. However, reading serves a number of other significant uses as well. Your English vocabulary and text comprehension will both get better as a result. You'll gain knowledge of various other places, times, and cultures. You'll come across situations that speak to you and push you to think and feel in new ways. These are issues you can relate to. You will grow empathetically and intellectually Additionally, you'll comprehend more of the pop culture allusions that surface frequently. Here’s our list of recommended books for the Diploma Programme (and for any other student who may be interested in reading these books):

Reference Books

My Grammar Lab Advanced with Key ISBN 9781408299111

Suggested reading

Identities: Fit for Life

The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger • Wintergirls by Laurie Haise Anderson • It’s a funny kind of Story by Ned Vizzini • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green • The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

Identities: Who we are

God Bless You, Mr Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee • Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton • Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Philip Hose • The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson • Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. by Dorotheen Rappaport, & Bryan Collier • Rosa by Nikki Giovanni and Bryan Collier

Experiences: Sketching our lives 

The Joy Club by Amy Tan • Neither Here, Nor There: Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert • Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer • Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne • Brick Lane by Monica Ali

Experiences: Facing life’s challenges

God Bless You, Mr Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee • Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton • Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Philip Hose • The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson • Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. by Dorotheen Rappaport, Bryan Collier • Rosa by Nikki Giovanni and Bryan Collier

Human Ingenuity: Celebrity

The Commitments by Roddy Doyle • How to Breathe Underwater (Short Stories) by Julie Orringer • Fables for our Time by James Thurber • Fat Kid Rules the World by KL Going

Human Ingenuity: Scientific and Technological Innovation

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes • Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley • I, Robot by Isaac Asimov • The Chrysalids by John Wyndham • The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams • Teacher Man by Frank McCourt • Goodbye, Mr Chips by James Hilton • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark • Academy X by Andrew Trees • Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

Social Organization: Volunteering

The Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ by Sue Townsend • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli • Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff • The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Social Organization: 21st-Century Learning

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe • A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft • The Help by Kathryn Stockett • Happy to be Nappy by Bell Hooks

Sharing the planet: Protecting the planet

Lord of the Flies by William Golding • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen • Under the Weather: Stories about Climate Change ed. Tony Bras • Breathe by Sarah Crossan • Watership Down by Richard Adams • The Word for World is Forest by Ursula Leguin • Exodus by Julie Bertagna • Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce • The Last Wild Trilogy by Piers Torday

World Book Day

HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY!!

Look at how our creative students have summarized their favourite stories and created their own literary works and illustrations. 

And remember what Dr Seuss once said: 
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

HAPPY READING!! :)

Martin Luther King Day


What is MLK Day and why do we celebrate it?


In the United States, Martin Luther King, Jr., Day is observed annually on the third Monday in January. The day commemorates the life and work of Dr King, who was a Baptist minister and prominent leader in the American civil rights movement. 

To commemorate this day, some of our students have described their dream for a better world using the famous I have a dream speech that Martin Luther King delivered on August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

These are some of the messages they have written:

 

The Magic Is Back!!

Yesterday and today, our youngest students (1º and 2º ESO) have enjoyed and taken part in a wonderful magic show. Thank you, Dani O'Magic!! :)

 

Ancient Egypt Costume Competition

Take part in our 2022 Ancient Egypt Costume Contest to show off your talent and for a chance to win a prize!

We want to see all of your creative costume ideas!!! 

Where? IES José Saramago

When? Friday, 28th October 

 

What do you know about Egyptian mummies?

As we have already posted, all students in years 3 and 4 have visited the exhibition Mummies of Egypt: rediscovering six lives. Two students would like to share what they learnt.

Iván Albarracín (3º ESO C) and Sergio Refoyo (3º ESO B) have summarized The Last Judgement and the process of mummification for you:

Sergio explains the process of mummification:

First, the body is shaved and cleaned to avoid decomposition. Then, the brain is removed with a hook through the nostrils. Then, they cut the left side of the body and remove all internal organs. The lungs, intestines, stomach and liver are kept in canopic jars. They place the heart back inside the body. They cover the body with salt for 70 days. Finally, they stuff the body with linen and sawdust to give it a human shape. Finally, they wrap the body from head to toe in bandages and place it in a stone sarcophagus or wooden coffin.

Ivan explains the Last Judgement:

The dead is led to the Last Judgement by a god with a jackal head, called Anubis. He is holding the symbol of eternal life. To reach eternal paradise, the dead had to pass through the trial by Osiris. This trial involves the weighing of one's heart against the feather of truth. If the heart is lighter than the feather, the dead will be brought into the afterlife, because that means that the person had an ethical life. However, if the heart is heavier, a beast with the head of a crocodile, the body of a lion and hind-quarters of a hippopotamus, Ammit, will devour the dead.

Mummies of Ancient Egypt: Rediscovering Six Lives

On September 26 and 29, students in years 3 and 4 visited the exhibition 'Mummies of Egypt: Rediscovering Six Lives' at Caixaforum. Besides, in coordination with the Departments of Geography and History and Biology, the students have had the opportunity to walk around the Paseo del Prado and learn more about some of the most emblematic fountains and buildings of this iconic boulevard as well as the Royal Botanic Garden.

Los días 26 y 29 de Septiembre hemos realizado una visita guiada en inglés a la exposición 'Momias de Egipto: Redescubriendo Seis Vidas' en Caixaforum con todos los alumnos de 3º ESO y 4º ESO. Además, en colaboración con los Departamentos de Geografía e Historia y Biología, los alumnos han tenido la oportunidad de conocer más en profundidad algunos de los lugares más emblemáticos del Paseo del Prado de Madrid así como visitar el Real Jardín Botánico. 

 

WELCOME!!

Welcome to IES José Saramago!!

Our new 1st ESO students did a delicious book tasting activity in the library with one of our English teachers, Maria Jesús. They enjoyed their meals very much!! 

THANKSGIVING

To celebrate THANKSGIVING all the students have prepared a message writing a thanksgiving quote. See how beautiful our turkey has ended up.

Para celebrar el DIA DE ACCIÓN DE GRACIAS todos los alumnos han preparado un mensaje diciendo porqué están agradecidos. Mirad qué bonito ha quedado nuestro pavo.

Bienvenidos al blog del departamento

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