Welcome Senior 5!!

Hi everyone!

I´m so happy to be with you one more year…. but unfortunately the last one. So many yeras together… I´ll miss you so much!

But…we have lots of things to do and this year we´ll be studying Language and Literature together, 6 periods a week!!! Wowwwwww a lot of time together! Hope it is good news for you!!

Last year with Ceci you worked mainly on poetry and prose. This year, we´ll go on reading poems and stories but also we´ll read a wonderful play written by William Shakespeare: Richard III.

Richard III


What is really curious about this is the fact that Richard´s bones have been recently found and new discoveries about him have been made.

I want you to read about this and share with us anything that you find interesting.

Richard III                       BBC Richard                        The Guardian Richard

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26 Responses to Welcome Senior 5!!

  1. Agustin campion says:

    Wow! i am very amazed of how thecnology is increasing. I truly can not understand how scientists could recognize that the bones where from richard. The details of the teeth, when he lost them, before or after death. not to mention that they could know that the ten injuries he suffered were during death! amazing!

  2. Belen Gay says:

    I’m amazed about the articles! It is interesting that Richard`s bones were found years later he had dead and how bones tell Richard story.

  3. Sebas Borda says:

    Hi Pato!! Looking back on all the years you have spent with us and teaching literature in Las Cumbres, I can’t believe that this is your last year, I hope we will make it the best one!!
    Well, what I found interesting about these articles is the fact that we can determine the identity of a person who has died in the year 1485 by scanning the DNA his bones contain, it’s truly amazing! Another interesting fact it skull had suffered from 8 different injuries, which makes me think what was going on when the injuries were made, and why were they produced. Finally I find interesting the fact that, even though he was a king, he wasn’t given a proper burial, he wasn’t even buried in a coffin.

    • Pat says:

      Sebas, I´m so happy to have been able to be with you all for so long and get to know you quite well, I believe….

      We´ll have an amazing last year!!

  4. mili+alezzandrini says:

    I am amazed that the scentis could find the body of Richard III. After so many years, to found their bones must be really wonderful. Also, they know al about Richard, the injures he has and everything match with the bones they found . I am looking forwards to read it!

  5. Emi Molmenti says:

    I found interesting the fact that after all the years that have past since the death of richard III, historians were able to track down a 17th-generation descendant of him and make a DNA. Also, the fact that from only bones, they could discovered how many injuries he had and which ones were deadly.

  6. Joaquin Diaz Walker says:

    Well, I first read the articles and then I read the comments. As Fede said in his comment, I strongly think that it is really true what he says. And I’m going to relate it with another scientific investigation, the Pompeii volcano, which was also, long time ago in Italy. Bodies have been found not so long ago, and it is incredible how science can keep on discovering things, although they are from the past centuries. They can examine bodies, bones, DNA, and it seems technology keeps improving over and over again.

  7. juan cruz gomez roca says:

    I think its very impressive that science has reached the point where it can find the way in which people died centuries ago and can discover who he/she was.

  8. Milagros Brascó says:

    Hi Pato! Im glad we share our last year together.

    What I have found interesting about the articles about Richard is the description of the unusual appearance he seemed to have based on the studies made on the skeleton, for example his deformed spinal (since he had sclerosis) and his femenine features ‘The analysis of the skeleton proved that it was an adult male but was an unusually slender, almost feminine, build for a man.”

    • Pat says:

      Mili, I´mglad to be with you all this last year!! We´ve been together for so long!!
      Let´s have fun! You´ll love Richard III, I promise!

  9. Belen irazusta says:

    As nacho said im also surprised by the fact that sheaspeare wrote about real events in history. I also find interesting and confusing that only by finding and analizing some bones they think that is from RIchard III.

  10. Federico Tear says:

    I am very amazed! Technology these days is so advanced. Richard died in 1485!!! The fact that we are able to scientifically prove that the bones found are his, truly demonstrates what we are capable of doing.

  11. Virginia Loza says:

    I found really amazing the article that talks about the bones of Richard III, it surprised me that the archaeologists found the bones too resently and he died a long time ago. I’m wondering what’s below us right now and what still undicoverd by the archaeologists.

  12. Delfina Subirá says:

    Pat! I am excied that we will be reading a novel written by Shakespare and what is more
    I have always loved the Royal Families since my grandmother knows everything about them, the ones from the past and about the actual ones too. It is amazing how after so many years his body is found in 2012 and with it the bodies of four women. I found very impressing to be looking at the teeth of Richar the III!!!!

  13. Francisco Okecki says:

    I still can not believe that the body of such an important king was found very recently. When kings died in battle, soldiers took theem on their shields and took them to their queen.

  14. Antonia+Flores+Piran says:

    It is amazing that the bones of Richard III who was killed in 1485 were recently found.
    The skeletal evidence provides a highly convincing case for identification as Richard III.
    When he was a teenager he had scoliosis that made him be very short. When the analysis of the bones where made it was proved that it was of an adult male but was an unusually slender, almost feminine, build of a man.Richard III suffered a lot of problems when he was young he was not consider as a very normal person.

  15. sofi teran says:

    I think that is really amazing all the information that scientis were alble to discover from just the bones of richard III. It`s pretty amazing that details such as how many injuries richard had or which was the cause of his death were able to be discovered from his skeleton

  16. Agus Buljevich says:

    I found very interesting that Richard`s bones were found after so many years dead and the fact that scientists can discover part of his life through bones “His skeleton had suffered 10 injuries, including eight to the skull, at around the time of death”.

  17. Justo F. Vidal says:

    I found really odd the fact that this king actually died in battle, as, commonly, kings do not fight in wars. It is also stunning the number of injuries Richard had suffered: “His skeleton had suffered 10 injuries, including eight to the skull.” But the most interesting thing, for me, is how after almost 600 years archaeologists could match the body’s DNA with the royal family and how exact they were, as they assure that the person was said to die in his early 30’s, and Richard died at the age of 32.

  18. Maria Jose Tear says:

    Hi pato!
    I found the articles very interesting! What i can not understand is how a king could have been buried so careless with his head like that!! I can’t wait to read the play as i am anxious to see shakespeare’s description of The king and how ‘considerable short’ he was!

  19. Meri Brito P. says:

    Pato I found interesting the injuries they found he had, specially the ones made by weapons, and the fact that he had his spinal cord deformed. I hope the story be interesting too.

  20. Ignacio+Rela says:

    I`m really surprised, I thought that Skeaspeare didnt write about true facts. Is the novel based in true facts?

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