Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Spell and Donate

At Free Rice you can not only test your spelling ability but donate Rice to those worse off than your self through the United Nations Food Programme.

About FreeRice

FreeRice is a sister site of the world poverty site,

FreeRice has two goals:

  1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.
  2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

This is made possible by the sponsors who advertise on this site.

Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your vocabulary can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.

Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide. Thank you.

Go on test yourself and help others less well off than yourself as you do it ....

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Cuddly Kiwi's new friend

To all of our friends at Appleby School, New Zealand ( and Miss King - welcome back ). Just to let you know that in the hustle and bustle of a new school year, we haven't forgotten about you - in fact Cuddly Kiwi got a new friend the other day - Miss Watson (Tiny Ted's original owner) bought a kiwi locally last week and the 2 kiwis have been sat on our window sill chatting ever since ( Cuddly K still has his voice.... just about) - no sign of any nesting yet though, we will keep you posted on any developments.

Compliments make you happy :)

As part of our 'PATHS' PSHE sessions in school this year we are giving each other compliments. This works by every pupils name being written on a piece of paper - one is selected towards the end of the day - we sit on our carpet at around 3.20pm, and come up with personal compliments for the chosen person ( of course we will all be chosen ..... eventually).The compliments are written very quickly by Mr H onto 'Post-It' Notes which are usually stuck onto the recipient at home time.... I guess some parents think it a bit odd, however we love it and will certainly miss the opportunity to praise each other when we are all complete ( unless Mr H can come up with another ingenious way to enable us to give each other compliments)

" The compliments make me feel really happy, it is nice to have friends"