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Can you type?

Good morning everyone! Congratulations on nearly completing your first week telecommuting  or «working from home.»

Reminder: Please look at We have renewed worksheets with a mark of 7 or lower, and we have added more worksheets, including weekly reviews!  Stay motivated!  Do a self test!

We are sure there have been unexpectedly wonderful parts of working from home and some complicated ones too.  Since it is Friday, we wanted to leave you not with more homework, but with a link to practice a life skill that you may need more than ever in this new world order.


We figure it is easier to work on a computer if you know how to write properly.  Learning to type is fun, and it makes writing on a computer faster and more accurate.

So, here is a picture that shows you how to position your hands on the «home row.»  This is the line of letters in the middle of a keyboard (teclado) where you keep your hands to type.  If you click on the picture, you will go to a link IN SPANISH to help you learn the basics of typing.

Lecciones y explicaciones en español. Pincha abajo:



Here is a video to help you:


After you learn the basics, we think you´ll have fun challenging yourselves with these typing GAMES.  For those of you who play lots of video games, you might already have great finger control!

Juegos.  Pincha aquí:

Start to play, and leave us a comment on the blog to let us know how your typing skills progress! Have fun!

Enjoy your weekend! Play, exercise and spend time with your family!

We´ll be back in touch on Monday and we look forward to reading your comments and messages!

All the best, stay well!

Teacher Manolo and Lindley

A Cultural Moment: Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!


In the midst of our confinement we can still celebrate a virtual holiday!  Today, March 17th , in Ireland and where ever there are Irish populations, people get together to wear green, eat corn beef and cabbage and celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day!  These videos explain the whys and hows of this green luck o’ the Irish celebration!


And now a traditional Irish anthem.  (Aviso: coged pañuelos, que es una canción bastante melancólica.)

And now for something equally traditional, but a little happier!

And just in case you aren’t familiar with Irish Step Dancing, here is a small taste.

Enjoy this cultural moment.  Happy Saint Patrick’s day and Luck o’ the Irish to you all!

Erin go bragh,

Lindley McCarthy


Online fun for Year 5 and Year 6 English!

Hello Year 5 and Year 6:

We hope you are well and #stayinghome!

Since you all have work packs to do (a page/day, please) and also work on:

we thought we would put some fun English activities on the blog here.  Check back every few days for activities that support your learning and USE of English.  We hope these serve as learning tools and that they are entertaining too – as we carry our civic responsibilities under quarantine!

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with questions or doubts via the comments section in the blog!

Click the pictures for a variety of games to play over and over again.

This is a link to a game to practice past simple.

Challenge video quiz!  Go ahead, watch it and give it your best shot!!  This quiz includes multiple verb tenses: past simple, past continuous and past perfect simple. Click to get to the video.

And last but not least don’t forget to play lyrics training to enjoy your favorite songs in English and practice your listening skills!

Happy quarantine!  We’ll be in touch soon with more activities for you to enjoy!

All our best,

Teacher Manolo and Lindley

English in the Time of Corona Virus

Sorry, bad take on Gabriel Garcia Márquez´s title Love in the Time of Cholera….

Nonetheless, the world has not stopped turning, and this too shall pass, so while we are all at home, let’s take advantage of our free time to review and continue to practice all that we are learning in English.

By the time we are back together at school, hopefully, you will have reviewed and practiced any concepts that we have learned or that are difficult for you!  To help you with that, we have new exercises on liveworksheets and we will continue to add them.  Also, we will be posting video lessons and activities on the blog, so please keep checking it. If you have questions or doubts, comment to us on the blog.

Meanwhile, go wash your hands!

Stay in your house, take care of the people you love and stay well!  Take the weekend off, and check this space for work on Monday.

We’ll teach virtually for a while, and we´ll see you on the flip side!

All our best,

Lindley and Manolo


Bueno chicos y chicas, el mundo no se ha parado , esto es solamente un pequeño intermedio en nuestras vidas, así que mientras estamos en casa, vamos a aprovechar para repasar , aprender y practicar   inglés.

Durante este tiempecito que estarás en casita y hasta que nos volvamos a ver en nuestro Colegio, habrás repasado y practicado cualquier concepto y tema en inglés que hemos estudiado juntos y quizás era un poco difícil para tí.  Para ayudarte, además de los cuadernillos de inglés , tenemos que mirar en , donde tendrás nuevas actividades para practicar y mantener al día tu inglés.  También habrá entradas en el Blog con nuevos videos.  Así que por favor,  no se te  olvide comprobar diariamente estos dos recursos.

Mientras tanto, lavate las manos muchas veces.

Cuidate y cuida de las personas que amas, escondete en tu casa.

Estamos en contacto contigo virtualmente.

Te deseamos todo lo mejor.

Lindley y  Teacher.


Happy Holidays!

Christmas break is finally here!!  You all deserve a great rest to recover from your intense work this term and to prepare for all the exciting new challenges in term two.

We hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday season with friends and family!  We look forward to seeing you in  the New Year and new decade, at that!  Happy Holidays!

Manolo and Lindley