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Monday, June 30, 2008

My Mum is Super

A nice song by a pupil from Primary School No 5, Bielsk Podlaski, Poland.

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Mother's Day in UK


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Mothering Sunday has been celebrated in Great Britain since the 16th century.
It always falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent, so therefore it is not a fixed date (this year it is the 2nd March).
Mothering Sunday was also known as Refreshment Sunday or Mid-Lent Sunday.
It was called Refreshment Sunday because the fasting for Lent was relaxed.
Approximately four hundred years ago people who lived in small villages made a point of not going to their local church but attending a service at their nearest town or city, to the 'Mother Church'.
If they had visited the Mother Church they would say they had gone a 'Mothering'.
Young boys or girls who worked in service were allowed the day to visit their families.
They would take a small gift of eggs or flowers (which they would have gathered on the way home). Sometimes the cook would have allowed them to bake a 'Simnel cake'.
Nowadays a Simnel cake is often baked as an Easter cake.
In modern Great Britain mothering Sunday is celebrated by children giving their mother's cards and giftsoften flowers or chocolates.
Many families go out for a traditional Sunday roast dinner to give mum the day off!
Mnay churches still celebrate by holding a special mothering Sunday service so that children can offer thanks to their mothers.
Children are given a small posy of flowers to present to their mother's.

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Thank you Mum

(by a pupil from Primary School No 5, Bielsk Podlaski, Poland)
You really are the greatest
You really are the best
If there was an "A" Grade Mother
There would be no contest.
Thank you mom for your love.

Friday, June 27, 2008

A piano concert

26th May is a special day in Poland. Older and younger children celebrate Mother's Day. Children usually prepare something special for their mums. They draw nice pictures, make hand-made presents, sing songs and play concerts. Let's listen to a piano concert performed by an 8-year-old girl.

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A play for Mums

Around the year mothers take care of their children. On Sundays or Saturdays mums usually take their sons and daughters to the cinema, theatres, fairs and so on. On Mother's Day children put a play for their Mums.

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Translated by Anna Tolwińska

KRAK – SUBTITLES

CITIZEN : Listen to my favourite storyAbout Prince Krak who seemed to worry.

PRINCE KRAK: I am still my eye keeping. On that cave where dragon’s sleeping.

DRAGON: My heart is made of heavy stone. I’ll take Krak’s daughter, she will be gone.

PRINCESS: Oh no, bad dragon, leave me alone!

CITIZEN : Mother starts crying as well as Krak.

KRAK: Give my little daughter back!Give me back my little baby!

DRAGON: NO, she’ll be my beloved lady!

CITIZEN: The boy named Skuba lived there too. And he knew what to do.

SKUBA: I will buy some sulphur tomorrow to fulfill the sheepskin with no sorrow. When the dragon eats his meal I ensure he will be ill. He is not very suspicious.

DRAGON: Oh, that sheep looks so delicious!

CITIZEN: The dragon has got stomach ache. So he know the sheep was fake.

SKUBA: The bad dragon is our pastSo please marry me at last!

PRINCESS: As you see I’m Skuba’s bride and I’m telling this with pride.



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Flowers for my Mummy

The 26th May in Poland is one of the happiest holidays. It is time for children to say to their mothers I LOVE YOU. Children usully prepare beautiful cards with flowers and a heart.
Look at the most beautiful flowers for the dearest mothers.

My Dear Mother

Author: Ewa Baniewicz class 6A;
Translated by Kinga Krasowska, class 5A


Moja kochana Mama

Moja mama jest kochana
Zawsze ma dla dzieci czas.
Co dzień krząta się od rana
I do szkoły budzi nas.


Potem chlebek kupi w sklepie
I masełkiem posmaruje,
Przygotuje nam śniadanko,
Pyszny obiad ugotuje
My Dear Mother

My mother is one of the dearest.
She always has time for her children.
Every morning she bustles
and she wakes us to get ready to school.

Later she buys bread in the shop
And then spread butter on the slice of bread.
She prepares us breakfast
and she cooks tasty dinner.
For ful version go to My Dear Mother

Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Polish song for Mothers

A song performed by pupils from class 3b, Primary School No 5, Bielsk Podlaski, Poland; Let's listen:


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Delicious Chocolate Cake For the Dearest Mother

We hope that very mum enjoys the cake :)

What you need:
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup + 2 Tb cocoa
1 cup + 2 Tb water
1 cup + 2 Tb canola oil
5 large eggs
3/4 cup water
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Frosting
1 box powdered sugar
3.4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp or so liquid flavoring, vanilla, rum, or cognac
1 1/2 cupbutter, firm, not cold

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 25-35 Min.

Method:
In a large bowl, sift or whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and cocoa. Add 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of water and 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of canola oil. Mix for 1 minute.Add eggs, 3/4 cup of water, vanilla. Mix 5-6 minutes with a whisk, 3-4 minutes with a hand mixer.Pour into pans, bake, test by placing and removing a toothpick through the center at 25 minutes. When toothpick comes out clean, loosen from pans and then put back in the pans. Let cakes cool for 15 minutes. Keep in the pans, wrap in foil, and put in the freezer for at least 2 hours.

Frosting:Put powdered sugar and 3/4 cup cocoa into a blender, mix until blended. Drizzle in, until about the consistency of firm butter, several tablespoons of flavoring liquid. When the flavor and consistency is right, add 1 1/2 cup of butter (firm, not cold and not too soft). A good rule of thumb is that both the butter and the sugar mixture should be slightly firmer than you would want it to be to spread it, since the mixing action of the blender will warm it slightly. Mix until blended.

Remove the cakes from the freezer and from their pans. Stack, frosting each layer as you go. Let sit for an hour before serving.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Monday, June 9, 2008

Latvian drawings

Best wishes to all mothers from Penkule school students from Latvia.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Mum, this is for you! - from Bulgarian students

This is a compilation made by Bulgarian students from 3rd grade in SOU"Jeleznik" and their teachers.It contains photos of students, their presents to mums and the song "My Dear Mum" which is sung by our vocal group. All these are devoted to mothers.