Little Argonauts

6th Class of Primary School of Portaria “N. Tsopotos”
1st issue Nov.— Dec. 2011

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We the students of 6th grade, have decided to make a newspaper. We have already published a Newspaper in Greek so we thought, why not doing the same in English?



There jokes


an editor, reporters, a painter, someone who writes and puzzles, a photographer and others who in the internet. We hope you enjoy reading our paper and get informed about our

Children’s Rights 3 surf Alki Zei visited 4 our school Celebrating 5 Christmas school


news and activities

News and happy hours

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Halloween ... Halloween , also known as Hallowe'en or All Hallows' Eve, is a yearly holiday around the world on Octo-

ber 31, the night before All Saints' Day. Much like Day of the Dead celebrations, the Christian feast of All Hallows' Eve, incorporates traditions from festivals honoring the dead. Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions,

telling scary stories, watching horror films. Halloween is commonly thought to have pagan roots, even though its etymology is Christian. There was also a sense that this was the time of year when the physical and supernatural worlds were closest and magical things could happen. Initially celebrated by the immigrant communities in North America during the mid-19th century, it was gradually assimilated into mainstream society and by the first decade of the 20th century it was being celebrated coast to coast by people of all social, racial and religious backgrounds.

Extract Wikipedia


Children’s Rights

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The 11th of December is celebrated as “Day of the children‘s Rights “all over the world. We talked about UNICEF in our class and with the help of the teacher miss Zoe, we decided to help the children .We have also learned to sing the songs “Imagine” of John Lennon and “We are the world” of Quincy Jones .We also watched with Mr. Elias and Miss Zoe the original video clip of “We are the world “and the “Imagine” through the net and sang along .We liked it very much.
United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF) was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. In 1953, UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations System and its name was shortened from the original United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund but it has continued to be known by the popular acronym based on this old name. Headquartered in New York City, UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. UNICEF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965 and the Prince of Asturias Award of Concord in 2006. UNICEF headquarters is in New York. UNICEF is present in 190 countries and territories around the world. UNICEF in 1979 was designated as the "Year of the Child", and many celebrities gave a performance celebrating the Year of the Child Concert in December 1979. On 7 September 2006, an agreement between UNICEF and the Spanish association football club FC Barcelona was reached whereby the club would donate 1.5 million euro's per year to the organization for five years. As part of the agreement, FC Barcelona will wear the UNICEF logo on the front of their shirts, which will be the first time a football club sponsored an organization rather than the other way around. We Are the World" is a song and charity single originally recorded by the super group USA for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael O Martian for the album We

Are the World. With sales in excess of 20 million copies, it is one of the fewer than thirty all-time singles to have sold
10 million copies worldwide. The song was released on March 7, 1985, as the only single from the album. A worldwide commercial success, it charts out the became est-selling American pop single in history. The first topped music t h ro u g h world and the fast-

ever single to be certified multi-platinum.



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honors—including three Grammy Awards, one American Music Award and a People's Award. We are the World is a song recorded by the most famous artists in the music industry at

time. More than 45 of America's top musicians participated in the recording. Harry Belafonte an American entertainer and social activist, planned to have the proceeds donated to a new organization called United Support of Artists for Africa (USA for Africa). The non-profit foundation would then feed and relieve starving people in Africa, specifically Ethiopia, where around one million people died during the country's 1984–1985 famine. Extract from Wikipedia

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Alki Zei visited our school...
that Alki Zei would come to our school. She is very fa-

We are very happy when we heard from our teachers mous author and we have read a lot of her books. She is an elderly beautiful lady with black hair and happy. We prepared some questions to ask her about We wrote the questions in colorful pieces and “Tree”. She was very happy and she answered all sense of humor. We offered her a cup of tea and some experience to meet and talk to such a come again.

thin nose. She was very

her books and her life. put them on the question

the questions. She has a great

cookies. It was a very interesting popular author. We’d like her to

Alki Zei studied in the philosophy school of

Athens University, the Drama School of the

Athens Odeion, and in the screenwriting deFrom 1954 to 1964 she lived in the Soviet Union family returned to Greece, but they all left again That time she stayed in Paris, returning only after writing very young. During her early years at junior for puppet theatre. Her first novel, The Tiger in the Shop Window (a.k.a. Wildcat Under Glass), (1963) was inspired by her childhood spent in Samos and is semi-autobiographical. This was followed by a series of books for children, and in 1987 by her first novel for adults, Achilles Fiancee . Her books have been translated into numerous languages.Her teenage novel Constantina and her spiders (a.k.a. Tina's Web, won the Greek IBBY prize for the best book for older children, and Alki Zei has been nominated as a candidate for the 2004 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing and
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for Literature. The Mildred L. Batchelder Award was granted for the translation to English and publishing in the United States of Wildcat Under Glass (1970), Petros' War (1974), and The Sound of the Dragon's Feet (1980).

partment of the Moscow Cinema Institute. as a political refugee. In 1964 she and her when the junta seized power in 1967. the dictatorship fell. Alki Zei took up high school she started writing plays

Celebrating Christmas at school This is how we are going to celebrate Christmas A’ class: make a fantastic Christmas tree using the of the student’s and teacher’s hands. Learn

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Christmas songs. B’ class: make carton

snowman baskets , create Christmas cards and

make “kourabiedes” with A’ class. C’ class: create Christmas cards and sing Christmas songs D’ class: all the students will take part in the “Christmas play” a play narrating the birth of Jesus Christ. It will be on twice so all the students of the school and parents can watch it. Make “kourabiedes”. E’-F’ class: visit the orphans and offer them gifts. Sing Christmas carols in Portaria.


Christmas is celebrated all over the Christian world. We buy and decorate Christmas trees. We put Christmas balls, bells and Christmas lights on the tree. We make “melomakarona”, “kourabiedes” and we bake “vasilopita” for the New Year’s Day. We gather together family and friends on the New Year’s Eve and celebrate the coming of the New Year. Sometimes we play cards for fun. The children sing Christmas carols and earn some extra money. Christmas is our favourite holiday of the year because we don’t go to school and Santa Claus gives us presents.

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News and happy hours……..


to the students who have been successful in K.P.G. (Κρατικό Πιστοποιητικό Γλωσσομάθειας) in A2 : Tsitsigianni Maria, Andonouli Helen, Routzi Jouliano, Mastakoulis Chris, Koutsarnakis Apostolis, Goulioti Catherine, Gioni Fotini, Kirikos Napoleon and Tsagrasoulis Orestis (B2)

Erasmia Ageli Maria Tsitsigianni Helen Andonouli Apostolis Tsorvantzis Apostolis Litsas Irene Tsiglifisi Evaggelia Vaitsopoulou Nick Kaouris Vasiliki Kravariti Maria Koulera Philippe Karaiskos Zoe Maredi

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