Mar 8, 2018

Phenomenal Woman!

Maya Angelou´s poem Phenomenal Woman seems to be a very appropriate poem for today March, 8th .   Let´s listen to Maya herself reciting it!  Enjoy it!!!






Phenomenal Woman


Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.

I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size 

But when I start to tell them,

They think I’m telling lies.

I say,

It’s in the reach of my arms,

The span of my hips, 

The stride of my step, 

The curl of my lips. 

I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman, 

That’s me.



I walk into a room

Just as cool as you please, 

And to a man,

The fellows stand or

Fall down on their knees. 

Then they swarm around me,

A hive of honey bees. 

I say,

It’s the fire in my eyes, 

And the flash of my teeth, 

The swing in my waist, 

And the joy in my feet. 

I’m a woman

Phenomenally.



Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.



Men themselves have wondered 

What they see in me.

They try so much

But they can’t touch

My inner mystery.

When I try to show them, 

They say they still can’t see. 

I say,

It’s in the arch of my back, 

The sun of my smile,

The ride of my breasts,

The grace of my style.

I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.



Now you understand

Just why my head’s not bowed. 

I don’t shout or jump about

Or have to talk real loud. 

When you see me passing,

It ought to make you proud.

I say,

It’s in the click of my heels, 

The bend of my hair, 

the palm of my hand, 

The need for my care. 

’Cause I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.


Now, let´s have a look at what women in other parts of the world do to celebrate the IWD.  In London they they have a very special night for girls, The Girls Skate Night



You can read today´s Los Angeles Times here


In Australia their slogan today is Leave no woman behind! 





A summary of activities all over the world can be found here!

Mar 7, 2018

Ain´t got life, Nina Simone



I ain't got no home, ain't got no shoes
Ain't got no money, ain't got no class
Ain't got no skirts, ain't got no sweater
Ain't got no perfume, ain't got no bed
Ain't got no man
Ain't got no mother, ain't got no culture
Ain't got no friends, ain't got no schoolin'
Ain't got no love, ain't got no name
Ain't got no ticket, ain't got no token
Ain't got no god
Hey, what have I got?
Why am I alive , anyway?
Yeah, what have I got
Nobody can take away?
Got my hair, got my head
Got my brains, got my ears
Got my eyes, got my nose


Got my neck, got my boobies
Got my heart, got my soul
Got my back, I got my sex
I got my arms, got my hands
Got my fingers, got my legs
Got my feet, got my toes
Got my liver, got my blood


I've got life, I've got my freedom
I've got life
I've got the life
And I'm going to keep it
I've got the life

Mar 6, 2018

Respect,    Aretha Franklin





Respect

What you want
Baby, I got it
What you need
Do you know I got it
All I'm askin'
Is for a little respect when you get home (just a little bit)
Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home
(Just a little bit) mister (just a little bit)
I ain't gonna do you wrong while you're gone
Ain't gonna do you wrong cause I don't wanna
All I'm askin'
Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
Baby (just a little bit) when you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)
I'm about to give you all of my money
And all I'm askin' in return, honey
Is to give me my propers
When you get home (just a, just a, just a, just a)
Yeah baby (just a, just a, just a, just a)
When you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)
Ooo, your kisses
Sweeter than honey
And guess what?
So is my money
All I want you to do for me
Is give it to me when you get home (re, re, re ,re)
Yeah baby (re, re, re ,re)
Whip it to me (respect, just a little bit)
When you get home, now (just a little bit)
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Find out what it means to me
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Take care, TCB
Oh (sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me)
A little respect (sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me)
Whoa, babe (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)
I get tired (just a little bit)
Keep on tryin' (just a little bit)
You're runnin' out of fools (just a little bit)
And I ain't lyin' (just a little bit)
(Re, re, re, re) when you come home
(Re, re, re ,re) 'spect
Or you might walk in (respect, just a little bit)
And find out I'm gone (just a little bit)
I got to have (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)


Song writer: Otis Redding

Mar 4, 2018

March is Women History Month!

March is Women History Month, and we have to celebrate it and honor it!




We are starting with this very famous song you have heard before and you can watch here three different versions of it!


YOU DON´T OWN ME 

Grace , cover version of the original song of 1963

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YOU DON´T OWN ME


Lesley  Gore, the first one to sing the song in 1963!


You don't own me
I'm not just one of your many toys
You don't own me
Don't say I can't go with other boys
And don't tell me what to do
Don't tell me what to say
And please, when I go out with you
Don't put me on display 'cause
You don't own me
Don't try to change me in any way
You don't own me
Don't tie me down 'cause I'd never stay
I don't tell you what to say
I don't tell you what to do
So just let me be myself
That's all I ask of you
I'm young and I love to be young
I'm free and I love to be free
To live my life the way I want
To say and do whatever I please
And don't tell me what to do
Oh, don't tell me what to say
And please, when I go out with you
Don't put me on display
I don't tell you what to say
Oh, don't tell you what to do
So just let me be myself
That's all I ask of you
I'm young and I love to be young
I'm free and I love to be free
To live





Jan 15, 2018

MLK DAY! A day of service!!!

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King´s Day!

MLK day is observed on the third Monday of January.  In 2018 today  is that Monday, a day of service to the others, a day to help others, because the persistent and urgent question is:   What are you doing for others?




The story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Kid President:




I have a dream script,



Some Washinton DC students remember I have a dream!





Nov 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to everybody!!!

The pilgrims travelled to the new land in the Mayflower.




Cartoon Network 2017 Thanksgiving commercial


Thanksgiving is everywhere, Garfield celebrates it,




and so do the Simpsons


and more . . .



Happy Thanksgiving everybody!!!!

Nov 8, 2017

Lancaster Royal Grammar School

Hoy vamos a pasar todo el día en el colegio!





Al final de la manana vamos a visitar el castillo y antes algunos haremos una presentación sobre lo que está ocurriendo en Cataluna.