31.10.08

HALLOWEEN



Yesterday, Brittany and I went to the two "first of ESO" classes to give a brief presentation about Halloween. We worked the previous night preparing a hand-carved pumpkin, which in the USA we call a "Jack 'O Lantern," and two posters with Halloween related vocabulary.

When we entered the classrooms, we told the students about various Halloween activities such as, dressing up in scary costumes and masks, trick-or-treating (children going door-to-door asking for candy), pumpkin carving, and decorating the house. We later played a popular song for the children called, "The Monster Mash" and had them look up words in the Spanish-English dictionaries. Each of the students received typical Halloween candy at the end of the class.
At the end of the day we placed a candle inside of the pumpkin and turned off all the lights so the children could see what a traditional Jack 'O Lantern looked like. Needless to say, the children were quite impressed as well as scared!


In case you would like to take a look at the famous "Monster Mash" song, click the link below. Happy Halloween!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhMSMfHQxb4

I was working in the lab late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my monster from his slab began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise

He did the mash
He did the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
He did the mash
It caught on in a flash
He did the mash
He did the monster mash

From my laboratory in the castle east
To the master bedroom where the vampires feast
The ghouls all came from their humble abodes
To get a jolt from my electrodes

They did the mash
They did the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
They did the mash
It caught on in a flash
They did the mash
They did the monster mash

The zombies were having fun
The party had just begun
The guests included Wolf Man
Dracula and his son

The scene was rockin', all were digging the sounds
Igor on chains, backed by his baying hounds
The Coffin-Bangers were about to arrive
With their vocal group, "The Crypt-Kicker Five"

They played the mash
They played the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
They played the mash
It caught on in a flash
They played the mash
They played the monster mash

Out from his coffin, Drac's voice did ring
Seems he was troubled by just one thing
He opened the lid and shook his fist
And said, "Whatever happened to my Transylvania twist?"

It's now the mash
It's now the monster mash
The monster mash
And it's a graveyard smash
It's now the mash
It's caught on in a flash
It's now the mash
It's now the monster mash

Now everything's cool, Drac's a part of the band
And my monster mash is the hit of the land
For you, the living, this mash was meant too
When you get to my door, tell them Boris sent you

Then you can mash
Then you can monster mash
The monster mash
And do my graveyard smash
Then you can mash
You'll catch on in a flash
Then you can mash
Then you can monster mash

1 comentario:

Raúl dijo...

Congratulations! I enjoy a lot reading the blog. See you around

Raúl