LICEO DE CERVANTES EL RETIRO

WELCOME BACK

Hi! Dear Cervantinian Family, It's a pleasure to see you again here at our Liceo.

Our group of teachers is working hard to enrich the students and own learning with the help and cooperation of The Cambridge University as a project since this 2017

 This is the most powerful month which every year gives you new energy and goals to fulfill. Why?

BECAUSE IT IS TIME TO COME BACK TO LCR!

Are you ready students 2017? Our John Stone Community has prepared new changes to give you new ways to get more English learning tools according to the new global changing world.

Get ready to start the new alliance with Cambridge University, whose books will be a useful friend to learn English. We are going prepared ourselves to get real and official international tests, they can help us to open doors at Universities and professional jobs in a future.
The way of teaching English has changed, for this reason, we are going to start a new experience with the reading skill. From now onwards we are going for the Learning A-Z  virtual platform where you will enjoy more than 5000 books leveled in each one of our teaching processes. If you are not logging in yet, you can see our School Website to see the instructions about it.

As you can see, it’s all about that you need to start a successful year! Welcome back Class 2017!






SPELLING BEE 2016

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SPELLING BEE 2016

Last week (September 30th and October 4th) we celebrated our Spelling bee 2016. An interesting opportunity to check how our students are developing the spelling skill.

In some amazing rounds. The first category (students’ levels 1-3) participated with a closed final. At the end, Thomas Rangel from 3A won, the first runner-up was Tomas Phazetti from 1B.



Arturo Sabogal from 5B won the second category. He beat Nicolas Aponte (first runner up) in the sentences making part of the elimination.





Last October 4th,  we had third and fourth categories final. We were very excited to see the high level of the competition. At the end, Manuel Dávila from 8B won the third category award and Pablo Gamboa was the runner up. Daniel Prieto (10B) was the champion of the fourth category, followed by Jorge Salazar (10 A).



Congratulations to all the winners. And thank all the students for your suppport and participation!



On september 30th, our students from 8th level lived the final of Master Chef. An incredible project developed by the teacher Emerson Villa. Marvin Leal and Simón Díaz from 8A won the big prize with their cannelloni with vechamel sauce and their halloween dessert.


LUIS FERNANDO TRIANA GOMEZ
10th  and11th TEACHER


SPELLING BEE 2016

Last week (September 30th and October 4th) we celebrated our Spelling bee 2016. An interesting opportunity to check how our students are developing the spelling skill.

In some amazing rounds. The first category (students’ levels 1-3) participated with a closed final. At the end, Thomas Rangel from 3A won, the first runner-up was Tomas Phazetti from 1B.



Arturo Sabogal from 5B won the second category. He beat Nicolas Aponte (first runner up) in the sentences making part of the elimination.





Last October 4th,  we had third and fourth categories final. We were very excited to see the high level of the competition. At the end, Manuel Dávila from 8B won the third category award and Pablo Gamboa was the runner up. Daniel Prieto (10B) was the champion of the fourth category, followed by Jorge Salazar (10 A).



Congratulations to all the winners. And thank all the students for your suppport and participation!



On september 30th, our students from 8th level lived the final of Master Chef. An incredible project developed by the teacher Emerson Villa. Marvin Leal and Simón Díaz from 8A won the big prize with their cannelloni with vechamel sauce and their halloween dessert.


Master Chef Cervantes 7th Level

Students from 7th levels practice English in a funny and real way. Let's cook something delicious.






Suesca English Club

Last Saturday July 23th, John Stone Community celebrated its first English club in Suesca, Cundinamarca, where students from different grades were practicing English while they were doing extreme sports like: climbing, rappel and hiking.

SPEAKING ACTIVITY AT 4tH LEVEL

BREAKING NEWS


 


Speaking activity as a News Reporter


   

 

Learning the Present Perfect with balloons.  
Enjoying the activitity with the 4th Level students.


CLAUDIA SOTELO
4TH LEVEL TEACHER

SPEAKING ACTIVITY AT 5TH LEVEL

ENJOYING THE SPEAKING ACTIVITY IN WHICH MY STUDENTS FROM 5TH A MADE A SHORT ROLEPLAY AND PRESENTATIONS ABOUT JOBS AND PROFESSIONS!



 

CLAUDIA SOTELO
TEACHER AT LICEO CERVANTES RETIRO


SALT MINE CATHEDRAL VISIT

ZIPAQUIRA SALT MINE CATHEDRAL

 


Students from 7th level visited the Salt Mine Cathedral in Zipaquira, there they enjoy and learnt about this important an special place in Colombia working together Religion, Spanish and English.
JAIRO MARTINEZ ROJAS

La Paz es Misericordia

video

SAINT JOHN STONE


 John Stone (died 1539) was martyred for refusing to accept King Henry VIII's claim to be supreme head of the Church in England.
Almost nothing is known of John's early years or of his life and activities as an Augustinian.
The Parliament of England in 1534 approved a law known as the Act of Supremacy. This Act proclaimed King Henry VIII the supreme head of the Church in England.

Four years later, an official of the King arrived in Canterbury to close all the monasteries and to
obtain the written assent of every single Friar to the provisions of the Act of Supremacy. The official first went to the monasteries of several other Orders. Then they went to Austin Friars, the Augustinian house where John was a member. All the other Augustinian Friars signed the document, but John refused.
John was arrested and thrown into prison in the Tower of London. He remained firm in his refusal to accept the King as head of the Church. While in jail, he spent many hours in prayer. One day, God spoke to him, encouraging him to be of good heart and to remain steadfast in his belief, even if it meant death. From this point on, John felt great strength.
John was tried and convicted of treason in 1539. Right after Christmas of that year, a slow procession passed through the streets of Canterbury. The prisoner John was being taken through the city to a hill outside the city walls. There he was hanged, drawn and quartered. Because he was considered a traitor, his head and body were put on display at the entrance to the city.
In the account books of Canterbury, there appears an expense of two shillings and six pence “Paid for a half-ton of wood to build the gallows on which Friar Stone was brought to justice.”
Pope Leo XIII beatified John Stone in 1886. Pope Paul VI canonized him in 1970, along with 39 other English martyrs of the same period.


LUZ MERY RAMIREZ RAMIREZ BAQUERO
ENGLISH TEACHER 
9th and 10th Level

INTERESTING SITES TO GO




http://www.professorgarfield.org/pgf_home.html

Visit the comics lab. Find activities and games about reading, drawing, music, language arts, science, and social studies.






Solve the crossword puzzle about ACTION VERBS.








The object of the game is to guess the eight hidden animals that are presented, one at a time, behind a question mark. Possible animals are display above the mystery box and are eliminated as questions are asked. The user can guess which animal it could be at any time by making a “I guess …. ” phrase.


Compiled by: JAIRO MARTINEZ ROJAS
English teacher 7th and 10 levels

Let´s speak in English



As language learners, we all know the experience of feeling like a child again, of not having the words to express ourselves. We often believe that the other person is judging us, that our mistakes and difficulties make us look stupid. You always think: “Don’t open your mouth, you’ll sound stupid,” and the sad part is that most of us tend to listen. Even worse, we project this voice upon other people, assuming that they are criticizing us.
The most relevant fear students have when they decide to learn English is to speak. In Liceo Cervantes el Retiro teachers plan and work with different activities to teach our students that they’re not alone, that is what it feels like to learn another language, and we need our students try many times.
Besides the studying of the grammatical skill, vocabulary and listening activities, our Cervantinians need to improve how they organize their ideas and can express them.
Most of these ideas are using the dialogues from books and webpages, but we use some special items that show our students the necessary in their lives, what they are going to use in their real lives, living and working abroad when they graduated. In our classes, students prepare the dialogues according to these topics that we propose them:
Explaining a Haircut
Looking for a job
Asking for a dinner
Buying a vacation plan
Talking to the doctor
These examples help us out as teachers and we have had successful experiences with our students that have had speaking English without fear.
Emerson Villa Andrade
English teacher

Eighth Grade


HOLY WEEK IS COMING!!! LET´S KNOW ABOUT IT!


On Palm Sunday, we celebrate the first joy of the season, as we celebrate Our Lord's triumphant
entrance into Jerusalem where he was welcomed by crowds worshiping him and laying down palm leaves before him. It also marks the beginning of Holy Week, with the greatest tragedy and sorrow of the year.  
Jesus' triumphant return to Jerusalem is only one side of the story.
By now many of the Jews are filled with hate for Our Lord. They want to see him stoned, calling Him a blasphemer, especially after offering proof of His Divinity during a winter visit to Jerusalem for the
Feast of the Dedication.
After this, Jesus went to Perea, where he was summoned to Bethany. There he raised Lazarus from the dead, a miracle which wins Him such renown among certain Pharisees that they decided finally to end His life.
Jesus took refuge at Ephrem returning six days before Passover to Bethany, triumphantly entering Jerusalem. That evening, He leaves Jerusalem and returns Monday. He spent time with Gentiles in the Temple, and on Wednesday left for the Mount of Olives. Here he foretold the apostles the events of the next several days, including His impending death.
He returned to Jerusalem on Thursday, to share the Last Supper with His apostles. He was subsequently arrested and tried. He was crucified at Calvary on Friday, outside the gates of Jerusalem. He was buried the same day, and arose three days later, on Easter Sunday.

All of this is done by our Lord for forgiveness of our sins, and for life everlasting with Him. God so loved us, that He sent His only begotten Son to die for us, so that our sins maybe forgiven