We’re Sailing Down the Nile



Today I was getting ready to go on holiday and I needed everyone at the library to help me pack my suitcase.  I packed a sundress, a hat, my flipflops and my sunglasses.

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Then I was ready to take a taxi to the airport. At the airport I weighed my baggage and checked in, I went through x-ray and hand luggage and then read a book while I waited in the departure lounge. My flight was called and I boarded the plane through the gate. I took my seat on the plane I took off and in a few hours I landed at my destination; Egypt!

Here are the flashcards I used to get ready to go on holiday


Then we were ready to set sail down the Nile!

Imagen 013“Climb aboard the river boat! We’re sailing down the Nile. ” I’m glad I took my hat. It’s very hot!

Imagen 015“We buy some food to share. We’ll  picnic on Kitchener’s Island” Such beautiful gardens.

Imagen 031“Climb aboard the river boat! We’re sailing down the Nile. We’ll hike to Giza’s pyramids in just a little while.” The pyramids and the Sphinx are amazing!

I had a great time telling this tale of  wonderful journey down the Nile. After we looked at some Gods and Goddesses that were central to life in Ancient Egypt. We finished by writing our names in hieroglyphs. Here are some photos.

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Great work everyone. Happy Holidays and I’ll see you in the autumn.



Portside Pirates

We had a great adventure this evening in the library in Sant Pol de Mar. After making our pirate hats we were ready to set sail. Heave to and hoist the sails.

All aboard! Let’s sail the seven seas!

All aboard

We’re sailing to Timbuktu! We’ll find treasure! Pieces of eight!

We're sailing to Timbuktu!

We could meet Blackbeard! Shiver me timbers!


Land ahoy!

Land ahoy

All hands on deck!

All hands on deck!

Aye, aye Captain!

We talked about famous pirates. Edward Teach nicknamed “Blackbeard” who was born in England. He would put little candles or pieces of fuse in his hair and light them. They would give off smoke, giving the pirate a fearsome, demonic appearance.


William Kidd from Scotland who fought illegal pirates until he became one himself.


The Barbarossa Brothers from Turkey. They ruled the Barbary Coast of North Africa.


And Anne Bonny and Grace O’Malley both from Ireland and yes they were female pirates! At first they dressed as men while they were at sea but even when they were discovered to be women, they were admired for their skill and courage.


See below the video from Portside Pirates published by Barefoot Books.

See you next week for a journey down the Nile.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt in Sant Pol de Mar

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Here is the author Michael Rosen’s brilliant performance of his story.

And here an animated version of the picture book. Enjoy!