Friday, December 18, 2020

Audiopoems for Halloween by IES Adeje (October, 31)

Do you celebrate Halloween? 

Studying English you know that it is an important celebration. This year María Álvarez Suárez our Red InnovAS coordinator promoted the book "The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & other stories" by Tim Burton. As we like recording ourselves we were hooked on this project!

We became poets for a while... We recorded ourselves reciting poems chosen from:

Some intrepid students even created their own poems!!! 

Go to IES ADEJE BLOG Projects: Linguistic Competence

Listen! Audio poems

Bookflix: celebrating "International Library Day" by IES Adeje (October, 24)

 24th October: "International Library Day" 

María Álvarez Suárez, a teacher in charge of Inclusion Department and many projects gave us a creative idea, 3º ESO B did not hesitate and participated! (RED Canaria InnovAS)

We created a sort of Netflix billboard with students and teachers' favourite books. We spoke about genres, characters and plots. 


Bookflix in Facebook

Do you like reading? How many books have you read? Why would you recommend reading? How do you feel when you read a story? Which are your fave books? Do you prefer paper books or ebooks? 👀📕📙📘📗💻

We consider ourselves good readers, sometimes we do not have enough time to read all what we would like to read. 
Most of us have read between 10 and 20 books. Reading gives us the sense of having a close friend, we can feel many emotions while reading, it is a kind of journey to us. We prefer paper books because we feel it is more personal, we feel a special love for certain books... On the other hand ebooks lack that special bond...  Now, it is your turn! 

Traditions: "Tablas de San Andrés" by 3º ESO B IES Adeje (November, 29-30)

 Do you know weird traditions? In our island, Tenerife, we celebrate one!

We are pleased to participate in the Canarian Heritage project coordinated by teacher Diego Pérez González.

Moonbright Demo


   What is San Andrés about?


  • In November we celebrate the day of  San Andrés in Icod de Los Vinos, Tenerife. It is a very entertaining and traditional day, we do a lot of fun things. Something characteristic of this day is that people descend from a cliff  with a plank of  wood.

  • At the Fiesta de San Andrés, on the night of November 29-30, Canarian wines are "covered". Fact that marks the culmination of the fermentation of the broths. From here, the wine bottles with cork lids or pieces of tabaiba wrapped in sackcloth mark the moment of consumption. Then there is a race that consists of tying cans and boats to a metal rope and dragging it through the streets. 



    What will happen this year?


  • This year we are not going  to celebrate it because of COVID-19. It would be a very irresponsible thing to do, it is too risky, because the people would be in groups increasing the odds of spreading the virus.

   by Noa García

This year the residents of Icod de los Vinos will be left without their tradition of Tablas de San Andrés. The restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic on the island of Tenerife at present, force the town hall to ask neighbors and visitors to keep their boards and not slide down the steep streets of the municipality at least until November 2021.

The city council does not directly organize this popular tradition, but it does facilitate it by closing streets and installing lighting and protection elements in the areas of greatest risk, where many used tires are piled up. This year, due to Covid-19, the city council has been forced to eliminate all these measures and to ask, publicly, that no one put themselves at risk on streets that will remain open to traffic and without the usual security measures.

by Iuliia Kurchatova.


What is celebrated?

This festival is celebrated on Saint Andrew's day but it has nothing to do with the religious act. It is celebrated for an anecdotal fact. The story tells that the winemakers had the custom of washing the wine barrels in the sea, there was no transport in the past so they lowered it as they could, for example rolling or on some boards until they reached the sea area. For this very reason it is celebrated, it called the young people's attention and began to see it as something other than a job. It is celebrated the last two days of November in the town of Icod de los Vinos.


It is celebrated on the last two days of November, coinciding with the day of San Andrés.  The protagonists are not only young people, people of all ages can participate in it, it is two days of party and fun accompanied by tradition which makes the idea of ​​being able to visit Tenerife and participate in a nice party.

by Nayra Hernández, Ana Ylenia, Melanie Yanes, José Sebastian.

The celebration receives more visitors to participate in it each year, that is why it is recommended that tourists book rural accommodation in advance because due to the influx of visitors it is frequent that the accommodation is sold out. So remember, it is celebrated on November 29 and 30, which is precisely the day of Saint Andrés and as it is a popular custom that was spread by word of mouth, the day of San Andrés was taken as a reference and that is why until today it is known as Las tablas de San Andrés.

by Uchenna, Diego, Andrea.

Do you like this tradition? Did you know it?

I really like this tradition since I find it fun and I would like to go sometime, I didn't know it before. It consists of people carrying boards that they use to jump down a steep street to land on tires.

by Luis Eduardo.



Nayra Hernández

 Ana Ylenia

 Melanie Yanes 

José Sebastián 

Art to express Violence against women by IES Adeje (November, 25)

 Art helps us to express deep and sometimes very sad feelings. Those feelings that are so harmful that words cannot describe properly. It is said that an image is worth a thousand words. 

The drawing department created these great exhibition. Their pictures gave us food for thought.

What emotions and feelings come to your mind?

We talked about different kinds of violence: physical, psychological in different contexts: at home, at work...  Do not offend and respect each other. 

A Chemistree! by IISS G. Torno (December)

 Do you like original Christmas decorations? If so, observe our chemistree 😄

Best wishes from Italy!

Reflections: Gender, violence, equality by ENSINUS-ETP/INETE (November, 25)

 Let’s talk about social behaviours 



Are we really that different? Perhaps we are not so different, we are equal men and women, black and white. We are all human beings, we feel pain, we are sad, we smile and scream all the same, we like to be heard and listen to others. Saying no to what is unfair and saying yes to what one wants to accept, so perhaps there will be less rivalry between us and those who feel and have no voice.  


It is up to us to build the world and to have a sense of what is right or wrong according to reality never forgetting our values. Why is there so much prejudice? Will we accept ourselves as we are? Why do we need to look for people like us?  


Let’s learn from others and get to know the different.  All of us have different personalities and opinions. Justice is not weakness, as well as bowing your head and accepting the other.  Learning from others and growing with them is doing justice and building a more balanced world. 


Fátima Afonso 

Reflections: Moving by Ensinus-ETP/INETE, Lisbon Portugal (December)

Have you lived the experience of moving? 

My adaptation to Portugal  ✌

 It all started on February 13, 2017, when my mother and I moved to Portugal.  At first I was not happy to come and leave my family, friends etc ... behind.  Of course I was excited, because it would be my first international trip and it would be with my mother.  My uncles and my cousin have lived here for 2 months, and in the beginning we would all live together.  I arrived in Portugal on February 14 at 07:00 am and my uncles and my cousin came to pick us up, my first impression of Portugal was not the best, I was used to a very big city, with several modern buildings and a lot of heat and  very wide spaces, in Portugal it was quite the opposite, the streets were small, the buildings were older and it was very cold.  In the first year it was very difficult for me because I missed home and I didn't feel comfortable in that environment even with my uncles, we moved and for a long time my mother and I lived in a room until today we have our home.  It was very difficult for me to adapt to the Portuguese culture, I was very introverted around the Portuguese, I couldn't adapt to the typical foods of the country, and at the beginning I wanted to leave.  After a year I met a group of Brazilians and I felt more comfortable and closer to home, since then I have met many Brazilians, I made a lot of friends, I traveled all over Lisbon, traveled to other places like Porto, Gerês, and learned to like Portugal.  I confess that there is a lot of difference between one country and others, but today I live very well in Portugal and I really like living here, the process was slow but today I can say that I love Portugal.

Isabela Rocha

Spread the word! Issue 1 December, 2020

Introduction :  We are very eager to start our project after a tough time preparing protocols and secure spaces to work with our students du...