Thursday, July 28, 2011

ohhhhh... ahhhh.....


It's summer, and that means it's also fireworks season.

Are you a PYROPHILE??

Definition:

one enthusiastic over fire or fireworks

About the Word:

The prefix pyro- has an ancestor in the Greek pyr meaning "fire".

Pyro- appears in dozens of terms,

ranging from pyrotechnics (fireworks)

to pyromania (an irresistible impulse to start fires).

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

KIDS SUMMER CARNIVAL

Last Sunday (July 24th) was the RLE Kids Summer Carnival.
We went to bampaku park and had a
great time playing games in the sun.
Here are some pictures from the day.

Scavenger Hunt Team A

Scavenger Hunt Team B

Pinata

Water Fight
Awards

Idiom 'Splitting Hairs'


SPLIT HAIRS
v. phr.
To find and argue about small and unimportant
differences as if the differences are important.
"John is always splitting hairs; he often starts
an argument about something small and unimportant."

(John is always arguing about differences
that do not really matter.)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Interesting English Trivia


Here are some interesting English trivia. Enjoy!

In English, "four" is the only digit that has the same number of letters as its value.

Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States.

TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters only one row of the keyboard.

The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.

Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary is:- pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

The longest non-medical word in the English language is FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION, which means "the act of estimating as worthless".

The longest place-name still in use is:-'Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturi
pukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwe-nuakit natahu' it is the Maori name of a hill in New Zealand.

'Dreamt' is the only English word that ends in the letters 'mt'.

"Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

This sentence has thirty seven letters in it.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sunday pooly Sundayyy!!!


Last Sunday I went to Nishigawara pool. I had a fantastic time! I sunbathed for 7 hours...heaven!! I had been waiting for such a long time to go to the pool!!! I also met super funny kids ^^ I already planned to go back there next month!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

READ THIS ALOUD!

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plain lee marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rarely ever wrong.

A chequer is a bless sing,
It freeze yew lodes of thyme
It helps me right awl stiles two reed
And aides me when aye rime.

Each frays come posed up on my screen
Eye trussed too bee a joule
The checker pours o'er every word
To cheque sum spelling rule.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your please two no
Its letter perfect in it's weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Joyeux 14 Juillet!



Today is July, 14 which means it`s the French National Day!!! Also called Bastille Day, that celebration commemorates the storming of the Bastille, considered a symbol of despotism and tyranny by the French people.
Nowadays it is a public holidays. Festivities are held all over the country (and in Reunion too, of course!). There are also fireworks and a parade on the Champs-Elysees. I will make sure to watch that on the Internet tonight!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Kid's Carnival!

Hey how is everyone doing during these hot summer days? Hopefully you're all staying cool and taking in a lot of liquids.

I just wanted to let you all know that this week is that last week to sign up for our kid's carnival event happening on July 24th. This event is open to all kids, so you can invite your friends if you want! It's going to be hot so make sure you bring a BIG drink and a change of clothes because we are going to be playing with water balloons and super soakers!



For more information, please contact the school.

Really?

English language did you knows

  • Did you know the most commonly used letter in the alphabet is E
  • Did you know the least used letter in the alphabet is Q
  • Did you know skiing is the only word with double i
  • Did you know dreamt is the only word that ends in mt
  • Did you know the first letters of the months July through to November spell JASON
  • Did you know there are only 4 words in the English language which end in 'dous' (they are: hazardous, horrendous, stupendous and tremendous)
  • Did you know the oldest word in the English language is 'town'
  • Did you know 'Bookkeeper' and 'bookkeeping' are the only 2 words in the English language with three consecutive double letters
  • Did you know the word 'Strengths' is the longest word in the English language with just one vowel
  • Did you know the dot on top of the letter 'i' is called a tittle
  • Did you know the past tense for the English word 'dare' is 'durst'
  • Did you know The first English dictionary was written in 1755
  • Did you know 1 out of every 8 letters written is an e
  • Did you know the longest one syllable word in the English language is 'screeched'
  • Did you know all pilots on international flights identify themselves in English regardless of their country of origin
  • guage with all the letters in alphabetical order
  • Did you know the most commonly used word in English conversation is 'I'
I think #3 is nonsense, what about Hawaii and genii?
Or are they not considered English words?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wait a sec ...

Stamp out and eliminate redundancy.

Sunday at Minoo


Last Sunday I went to Minoo which is located in the north of Osaka. It is a really beautiful place with lots of rivers, trees, sun,... I had a wonderful time trekking and refreshing in the water! I will surely go there again!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

SORRY MASA !

This is a special post for just for Masa.
(We know you read the blog often.)
We had a birthday card for you at school today,
but we forgot to give it to you.
We are so sorry Masa, please forgive us.
(You can pick it up next week.)
Sorry again :(

Friday, July 8, 2011

ポケモン on my パソコン


I just found an interesting new word,
PORTMANTEAU
A portmanteau is a combination of two words,
to create a single new word.
(Much like yesterday's post was talking about.)
The picture above is a SPORK,
a blending of the words spoon & fork.
Can you think of any more?
Or maybe you can create some new ones.
Let me know in the comments below.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

ZONKEY


This zebra/donkey was born at a zoo in China.
It's what we call a "hybrid" (a cross between two subspecies).
Can you think of any other examples?
For example:
A lion + a tiger = a liger

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

eh...?

Don't never use no triple negatives.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011