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2018年11月16日 22:34

Russia ABCs (4)

Russia ABCs (4)

U, is for USSR: Russia was once a part of a larger country: the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The USSR was the most powerful communist country in the world. But when the USSR broke, it became many small countries.

V, is for Vladivostok: Vladivostok is an important city on Russia's eastern edge. You can take a train to there. You can go from Moscow to Vladivostok. It usually takes about six or seven days. But you can enjoy the view of the country side!

W, is for White Nights: In St. Petersburg, sometimes the sun stays out for almo......

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2018年11月03日 15:57

Russia ABCs (3)

Russia ABCs (3)

N, is for nerpa: Nerpas are seals that only live in Lake Baikal. They are also the only kind of seal that lives in fresh water and not in salt water. They can stay in the water for 70 minutes while other seals can only stay in the water for 20 minutes! That means they can hold their breath for 70 minutes.

O, is for -ovna and -ovich: Russian have a strange way of naming. Each Russian has three names: a first name(whatever you want), a middle name(based on his or her father's first name), and a last name. A girl's middle name ends with &quot......

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2018年10月18日 11:15

Russia ABCs (2)

Russia ABCs (2)

H, is for hockey: Russians love to play sports on the ice. Hockey is very popular there. People love to both play and watch hockey there. Because Russia stays cold almost all year, people can enjoy ice skating and sledding too!

I, is for icon: Icons are picture of gods painted on wooden panels. Russian Orthodox religion use icons to help them pray. Russia churches are full of them, and some people put them in their homes. Would you like to have one or two of them?

J, is for jeweled egg: Jeweled eggs are very beautiful eggs made with gold\ r......

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2018年10月13日 16:18

Russia ABCs (1)

Russia ABCs (1)

《Russia ABCs: a book about the people and places of Russia》

"Privyet!" This is the Russian saying of "Hi". Russia is the biggest country of the world! It is both in Asia and Europe. There are almost 145 million people in Russia, ranks 8th in the world population. Now, welcome to learn about Russia!

A, is for alphabet: Russia people use Cyrillic, not English alphabet. It have 33 letters. Some letters are like English, but sound different. How would you like to try saying i......

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2018年06月30日 14:47

The Plot to Kill Hitler

The Plot to Kill Hitler
 
 
Dietrich Bonhoeffer is the youngest boy in the family. When he was young, he liked to lie on the field and think. He liked to play war games like most boys do.
 
In the World War I, his big brother attended the war and died. From that day on, Dietrich always thought about how does God help people. So when he grew up, he worked in the church.
 
He was angry when Hitler closed all the churches and made the biggest one the Nazi's church. Dietrich went to a lo......
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2018年06月28日 19:54

Laura Igalls Wider

Laura Igalls Wider
 
Laura Igalls Wider (1867–1957) is a famous writer. You may already read her books "the Little House Series".
 
Laura lived on a farm. Their house was dug up into the ground. Once, their bull stormed on the roof (the bull didn't know it's a roof) and its feet were pluged into the house.
 
Laura's family moved to a village. Her father planted crops, and everything was going well. But one day, a sea of crickets covered t......
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2018年06月18日 17:23

屈原《离骚》

屈原《离骚》

屈原是战国时期的政治家/诗人,他的《离骚》是中国古代最瑰丽的抒情长诗。

《离骚》创作于屈原被楚王疏远的时期。屈原在其中表现了自己宁为玉碎,不为瓦全的思想感情。

前八句里,屈原介绍了自己的身世,以“帝高阳之苗裔兮”表达自己与帝高阳一样正直。

文徵明《离骚》,86岁

后几句,屈原表达了自己的才能,如: “纷吾既有此内美兮,又重之以修能”。“扈江离与辟芷兮,纫秋兰以为佩”:说自己像高洁的白芷/秋兰一样。    “惟草木之零落兮,恐美人......

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2018年06月14日 21:50

D-Day

D-Day


D-Day is a historical moment for the World War II. 
 
D-Day is June 6th, 1944. At first, the Navy didn't do so well. The weather was very bad, so the ship went off coast.&......
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2018年05月26日 20:43

蚕,蚂蚁,和蜜蜂

蚕,蚂蚁,和蜜蜂

一天,一只蚕叹着气,望着吃桑叶的伙伴们/兄妹们,看着脚下一片片的桑叶,慢慢地,爬到了地上。

它遇见一只蚂蚁,就对蚂蚁抱怨自己的苦难。它说:“我们一生的劳动就是为了人类,到头来,还不是死路一条。”

蚂蚁疑惑地说:“劳动多快乐呀!又健身,又养活家人,不信你来我家看看。”

蚕跟着蚂蚁,发现蚂蚁为了蚁群辛勤工作着,觉得蚂蚁的劳动是有意义的。

一天,蚂蚁听到人们说蜜蜂勤劳,心里很是不平。它想:我们也勤劳,为什么人们不夸奖我们呢?

它遇见了蜜蜂,问:“我们蚂蚁勤不......

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2017年12月17日 15:31

Towers Falling II: Dad’s 9/11

Towers Falling II: Dad’s 9/11

The history teacher wanted them to write about September 11, recent past and far past.

Deja told her family, but her dad became angry. He thought Deja shouldn't learn September 11. He became very sick.

The next day, their teacher listed the attacks. They attacked it twice: The fist time they did not win, but the second time, they did. Deja saw a video in Ben's house, she knew all about it.

Deja went to Ben's house and Sebean came too. They decided to do the homework together. They were all wondering when Deja said: "......

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2017年12月16日 09:46

Towers Falling I: Deja’s house

Towers Falling I: Deja’s house

A girl called Deja went to a new school. Her family was very poor. She was grumpy.

She saw kids talking and laughing. She thought no one would be nice to her. Then, a boy called Ben talked to her. He told Deja that he is also new at this school. Deja thought he is nice.

In the classroom, she sits in the back row. The teacher let them intrduce themselves, Deja hates it, she thinks everyone will ignore her. But, they all smile and clap. A girl called Sebean even sits next to her. She always smiles and wears a scarf.

The teacher said &q......

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