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Therc is a rcason cvcryone refers to this scason as the "mostwonderful time ofthe year" and the students, staffand administration at FCBV are the
proofthat it really is a wonderful time. Students have been practicing extra hard forthe Christmas Show while getting in the Christmas spiritwith
the !ively novenas in the moming.
FCBV No. 17
In Colombia ,
No. 1 on the Coast
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best schools of the decade in
Colombia based on test results
and Fundación Colegio
Bilingüe de Valledupar made
the list at number 17. That is
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entire country ofColombia over
lhe past ten years and number 1
of all the sehools on the eoast in
Colombia. This is a major
aehievement and a testament to
tbe bard work and dedieation of
the students and teaehers of tbis
fine institution.
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Christmas Around the World
On December 24 we enjoy a delicious dinner, with the traditional Christrnas meal
"buñuelos and natilla" then kids wait until Santa (which here in Colombia is common
known as "niño Dios") comes to town and brings presents.
As we know Christrnas is a global festivity really famous and significant, but as Colombia
there are many countries that celebrate it in a different way. So let's travel to Russia where
Christrnas is celebrated last from December 31 st to January 10th.
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Sorne Russians don't eat anything on Christrnas Eve, until the frrst star has appeared in the
sky. People then usually eat 'sochivo' or 'kutia' an oatrneal made from wheat or rice served
with honey, poppy seeds, fruit (especially berries and dried fruit like raisins), chopped
walnuts or sometimes even fruit j ellies!
Mr. DYLAN WALSH
Colaboradores:
Dr. JULIO VIUAZON
Ore. MARíA DORIS VILLAZÓN
Mr. ALDAIR"FLÓREZ
Mr. FREDMAN AMAYA
Mr. JHONY MAESTRE
Ms. JULlET NOCHES
Ms. GRIDIS CORTES
Ms. CHERINE KAZOUN
Ms. YINA CHINCHIA
Kutia is a traditional dish eaten in a bowl because this symbolizes unitj. In the past, sorne
farnilies like to throw a spoonful of sochivo up on the ceiling. If it stuck to the ceiling, sorne
people thought it meant they would have good luck and would have a good harvest! So
schastlivogo Rozhdestva which means merry Christmas in Russian.
Its time for Egypt. Christmas Day isn't celebrateá on the 25th December but on January 7th.
. TheCoptic month leading to Christmas is called Kiahk. It's a tradition to sing special songs
on Saturday preparing for Sunday service.
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DANIEL GÓMEZ
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MARiA AROCA O.
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NELSON GUTIÉRREZ
SEBASTIAN LÓPEZ
ISABELLA GÓMEZ
MARíA CAMILA MURILLO
JOSÉ MANUEL MAYA
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Fotogrofio:
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From advent November 25th to January 6th, Coptic Orthodox Christians offers a special
vegan diet. This is called 'rhe Holy Nativity Fast'. On Coptic Christrnas Eve (January 6th),
Coptic Christians go to church.for a specialliturgy or service.
Many people meet up with their friends and families in the churches from 9:00pm onwards.
The services normally finish shortly aftermidnight, but sorne go untiI4:00am!
It's amazing how culture revels and tradition can change a global festivity.
Our next destination is Greece where it is believed that the 'Killantzaroi' (bad spirits) kept
away will bring good luck. The Killantzaroi are meant to appear only during the l2-day
period from December 24th until January 6th. They are supposed to come from the middle
ofthe earth and get into people's houses through the chimney! The Killantzaroi does things
like putting out frres and making milk go bad. Having a fire burning through the twelve
days of Christrnas is al so meant to keep the Killantzaroi away, this time Santa isn't the one
eating cookies and milk, so if you are in Egypt you might Light your chimney because
"killantzaroi" may eat your cookies.
You better grab your passport because we are on ourway to Spain where most ofthe people
attend Midnight Mass or "La misa del gallo". It is called that because a rooster is supposed
to have crowed the night that Jesus was born. !t's a tradition to eat in a farnily environment.
The common Spanish Christrnas dinner is 'Pavo Trufado de Navidad' which is Turkey
stuffed with truffles (the mushrooms, not the chocolate ones!). Afterthe midnight service,
people walk carrying torches, playing all kinds of instruments in the streets. One Spanish
saying is "Esta noche es Noche-Buena, Y no Es noche de dormir".
New Year's Eve is called "Nochevieja". It's very famous in Spain to eat 12 grapes with the
12 strokes of the clock at midnight. Each grape represents a month ofthe coming year, so if
you eatthe twelve grapes, you are said to have much luck in the New Year.
So, grab your baggage and travel all around the world because Christrnas is coming. Let
your Christmas and wanderlust spirit shine bright!!
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DEBIDO AQUE LOS EXÁMENES
DELICFES SON LA ÚNICA PRUEBA
ESTANDARIZADA DEL PAís, SOLO ESTA VARIABLE
SE TOMÓ PARA CLASIFICAR ALOS MEJORES COLEGIOS.
U
na frase del refranero popular reza que "donde hay
educación no hay distinción de clases" y, al aplicarse a
Colombia, explicaría por qué el país es tan desigual.
Pese a que la educación es un tema cada vez más preponderante en el
país -y de los pocos que no han sido recortados en el presupuesto
gubernamental-, las diferencias se siguen ensanchando entre
colegios públicos y privados así como entre urbanos y rurales.
Está claro que el problema no es la cobertura sino la calidad. Y una de
las formas de medir cómo van los colegios es mediante pruebas
estandarizadas, como las Saber, que aplica el rcfes en el país, o las
Pisa, que realiza la Ocde -el club de países ricos al que Colombia
quiere entrar-o
Este tipo de pruebas no reflejan todo lo que sabe un estudiante, pues
son de selección múltiple y tienen campo para el 'pinochazo'.
Tampoco miden la capacidad de redacción ni habilidades hoy muy
importantes como las sociales. Sin embargo, son la única medida
estandarizada que existe para evaluar qué tan buena es la educación
que se imparte en el país.
Justamente, la falta de una medida estándar es una de las razones por
las cuales los jardines infantiles están sin dios ni ley, dado que no
tienen una regulación nacional y no hay una prueba que evalúe qué
tan bien preparados están los niños que salen de preescolar (ver
página 108).
Debido a que los exámenes que aplica el !cfes son la única prueba
estandarizada del país, que todos conocen y que, además, son la
puerta de entrada a la universidad, Dinero los eligió como la única
variable para clasificar a los mejores colegios del país.
Si bien se podrían incluir otras variables como la infraestructura, la
cantidad de idiomas que enseñan, si tienen certificación de calidad, si
todos los profesores tienen maestrías o si las condiciones laborales
son idóneas, sería dificil determinar cuál de estos factores pesa más.
Así pues, de nuevo este año el ranking se basa en los valores
promedio que obtuvo cada colegio en las pruebas Saber l1 (con
información al 23 de noviembre); pero, además, por primera vez
realizamos una clasificación de varios años, con la idea de identificar
aquellos colegios que de manera constante han obtenido buenos
resultados en las pruebas y, por ende, en el ranking de Dinero. Si
están ahí es porque deben estar haciendo algo bien.
Para esta selección, se tomaron los escalafones publicados entre
2005 y 2015, lapso en el que 44 colegios estuvieron al menos una vez
entre los diez primeros lugares. Luego fueron clasificados por el
número de veces que estuvieron en el Top 10 y por el lugar que
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ocuparon, pues no es lo mismo ser primero o segundo, que quinto o décimo.
MEJORES COLEGIOS DE LA DÉCADA
Lo que más pesó al elaborar este ranking de la década fue la presencia de los colegios,
pues demuestra su consistencia al graduar promociones con buenos resultados promedio,
que implica mucho más esfuerzo que tener dos o diez alumnos con puntajes altos y el
resto muy por debajo.
El haber estado entre los diez primeros lugares una o más veces pesaba 70% en la nota
final, y el otro 30% correspondió a la casilla que ocuparon. Por este motivo, los dos
primeros colegios del ranking de la década: La Quinta del Puente, de Floridablanca,
Santander, y Los Nogales, de Bogotá, quedaron empatados en cuanto al número de veces;
pues, en nueve estuvieron en el Top 10. La diferencia estuvo en que La Quinta del Puente
ocupó el primer lugar en tres ocasiones (2009, 2011 Y 2012) Y Los Nogales una vez
(2014).
No se tuvo en cuenta el puntaje que cada colegio obtuvo en el Icfes, pues las pruebas han
venido cambiando con los años y, por lo tanto, la calificación no es comparable.
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Ian Crossland, rector de Los Nogales, considera que los buenos resultados en las pruebas
Saber se deben a que tienen un curriculo propio que han perfeccionado en sus 33 años de
existencia. "Nuestro trabajo de cada día no son las pruebas del Icfes. Si bien son
importantes en la meclida en que nos brindan retroalimentación sobre qué tan efectivo es
nuestro currículo, el enfoque está en dar una formación integral académica y en valores",
señala, y agrega que otro tema clave son los profesores:
En eso coincide LilianaArango, rectora del colegio Santa Francisca Romana. Para ella, el
secreto es la calidad docente y, por eso, dice que buscan personas formadas en pedagogía,
que se actualicen permanentemente y les ofrecen un clima laboral estable. "La excelencia
de los docentes es incluso más importante que el bilingüismo".
Henry David Romero, rector del Liceo Campo David también insiste en la calidad
docente y en ofrecerles a los profesores buenas condiciones laborales, pues en muchos
colegios privados (dado que en los públicos el sistema es diferente), los emplean solo por
10 meses, con contratos a término fijo o incluso por prestación de servicios.
Para Maria Isabel Lizárraga de Fandiño, del Liceo Navarra, el quid está en enseñarles a
los alumnos a pensar y a poner el conocimiento en contexto, "que cuando hablen es
porque lo han pensado y no porque lo aprendieron de memoria. Eso se borra y no sirve en
los tiempos actuales en los que a los jóvenes el mundo se les quedó pequeño".
Pero, más precisas que las opiniones de los rectores, son quizás las de sus alumnos
quienes, con su vida, pueden explicar por qué sus colegios son los mejores de la década.
Tomado de la Revista Dinero - Noviembre 27 de 2015
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de veces que el colegio estuvo en los diez
primeros lugares del ranking anual que realiza
Dinero y el lugar que ocuparon. La presencia en
el ranking pesó 70% y el puesto ocupado 30%.
En sus 35 años de existencia, la Fundación Colegio Bilingüe de medio equilibrado y seguro que a través de una relación cálida y
Valledupar se ha distinguido por la excelencia académica de sus sensible a los intereses, necesidades y ritmo de aprendizaje de los
alumnos, lo que se ha visto reflejado en el gran número de exalumnos niños pretende dar las bases para una formación integral.
desempeñando importantes funciones a nivel público y privado y con
By: María Doris VilJazón Castro
reconocimiento a nivel nacional e intemacional.
Esta excelencia es el resultado de varios factores: el proceso de
inmersión en el bilingüismo que se lleva a cabo desde preescolar y
seguimiento al proceso de aprendizaje de cada estudiante; formación
integral que combina conocimiento, valores y lúdica, y altos
estándares para que los niños tengan el desafio de esforzarse cada
dia.
El éxito escolar inicia con una adecuada estimulación de las áreas
cognitiva, de lenguaje, social, y motora, pero como el propósito de
quienes formamos y educamos el futuro de nuestra sociedad va más
allá y busca la felicidad; La Fundación Colegio Bilingüe de Valledupar,
crea el nivel de Stem, para niños de un año y medio de edad. Es un
RE]OICE A LWAYS, PRAY WITHOUT
CEASING, IN EVERYTHING GIVE
THANKS; FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF
GOD IN CHRIST )ESUS FOR YOU.
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In the flISt and second bimesters at FCBV students have been participating in the Rouse Games 2015-2016, in the following
activities: Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Swirnrning and Tennis. The table with the breakdown of the points thus far is seen below.
PLACE
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Prekinders invited their parents to share a
long day with them doing a christmas craft
in family. Parents were so excited helping
each other to finish their art. Later, the snack
was served for all the families, and before '
leaving they enjoyed playing in family in the
park were they took this picture as a
souvenir.
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Our kids had the opportunity to celebrate the Thanksgiving. It was a special time to demonstrate how grateful we are about our family,
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Samuel David Arenas (lC)
Ilove family and the toys. The gummies that I eat on
Christmas are delicious.
Jorge Rivera Argote (2B)
Sharing with my family and that Santa bring the gifts.
Dancing to Christmas songs.
Matilde Quintero (3B)
Sharing wlth my family and friends. Belng in the
novenas.
Catalina Habib (4B)
Sharingwith my family and -friends. The decoration
of my house, the gifts and being. thankful for
everything we have.
lucciana Cuello Orozco (5A)
Being with my family, being thankful and I love the
Christmas decorations at the houses. I love
Christmas dinner.
Maria Fernanda Ovalle (6A)
Because usually we share with the people we love
the most and the people we have far away home
comeback .
Shajima Dajer (7A)
Charity.make us happy even more when we give tan
when we recibe so christmas is the perfect season
to make ttiis wonderfui action.
Ana María Vásquez (SA)
Because ís a good time for us teenagers to cheer
with others and spend a good time with our family
and Friends alsoto créate a good experience in life.
Isabella Sarta (9A)
Because christmas is the time where we all together
in family and help each other.
Gabriela Muñoz (lOA)
It is important for me beacuse-I spend time with my
family and Friends also because we recognize
Jesus birth and is the perfect season of the year to
do charity and give presents to por children.
Natalia Corrales (llA)
Chrislmas is important because it is that time 01 the
year where you get to spend a lot of time with your
lamilies and loved ones and feel the joy 01
christmas.
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Yonnata Polo
Ketty Lucía Bolaño
l. What did you want to be when you were a child?
Singer
2. If you could be any person, who would you be?
Nelson Mandela
3. A Hobby: Listen to rnusic
4. What was the most difficult subjectfor you in school?
Physics
5. A Book: The Little Prince
6. An addiction: Cell phone
7. AFear: Snakes
8. What do you always carry with you? A Watch
9. A Defect: I'rn shy
10. A Dream: Go to a HellFest
l. What did you want to be when you were a child? A
doctor
2. If you could be any person, who would you be? Pablo
Picasso
3. A Hobby: Reading
4. What was the most difficult subject for you in school?
Calculus
5. A Book: The richest rnan in Babylon
6. An addiction: Cleanliness and order
7. AFear: Scarcity of water and contarnination
8. What do you always carry with you? A little hair pin
9. A Defect: Worry too rnuch about srnall details
10. A Dream: To travel around the world and learn about
new places
José Gutiérrez
Bertha Henao
What did you want to be when you were a child?
Golcu
2. Ifyou could be any person, who would you be? Golcu
3. A Hobby: Making rnusic, videos, stencils, LEGOs ...
4. What was the most difficult subjectfor you in school?
Physics
5. A Book: A Clockwork Orange
6. An addiction: YouTube
7. AFear: That sorne of rny students get to rule the
country
8. What do you always carry with you? My hopes and
drearns
9. A Defect: Caring too rnuch
10. A Dream: 1s better chased than left behind
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l. What did you want to be when you were a child? A
teacher
2. Ifyou could be any person, who would you be? My
mother
3. A Hobby: Listen to and dance Vallenato
4. What was the most difficult subjectfor you in school?
Math
5. A Book: Blood of a Champion
6. An addiction: 1mprovement
7. AFear: Snakes
8. What do you always carry with you? Hand cream and
soap
9. A Defect: Stubborn
ID. A Dream: See the beautiful city ofDubai
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Why is it celebrated?
In 1620 pilgrims traveled from Eng1and
to America on the Mayflower and
1anded in Plyrnouth. They were running
from the English church and poomess.
They cou1d be considered the first
irnmigrants in North America. Massachusetts Native Americans received
them in a friend1y manner and taught them to hunt and showed them how to
cu1tivate como
To ce1ebrate having survived a hard winter and had an abundant harvest that wouJd heJp them face the next, the piJgrims did a
big dinner. The first Thanksgiving ceJebration ¡asted several days. Both, the Natives and the Pilgrims shared food, drink and
played games. Today is a day ofthanksgiving for all that we have in Jife.
When is celebrated?
The [lIst U.S. President, George Washington declared the first Thanksgiving Day on February 19, 1795. Later, Abraham
LincoJn chose October 3, 1863 as a day of reflection and
thanksgiving. President Theodore Roosevelt in 1941 changed the
day ofThanksgiving to the fourth Thursday in November, which is
stiU the day when the holiday is celebrated.
How Thanksgiving is celebrated in the United States:
It is a family celebration in which people even travel to another
state to join hislher famiJy; around 46.9 million Americans will
travel50 miles ormore from home during the thanksgiving periodo
The Thanksgiving menu:
The traditional menu is roast turkey, mashed potatoes, candied
sweet potatoes and glazed carrots or green beans and bread roUs,
cranberry sauce and gravy. The typical dessert is the pumpkin or
pecan pie.
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German Leader
SAUDI ARABIA,
ANGELA MERKEL
Close To Equality?
named Time magazine's
Person of the Year
On December 12 of20l5 women in SaudiArabia voted
for the first time and tbey won at least 13 seats in tbe
local municipal councils. This was seen as a huge step
for equality in this country tbat is considered as tbe most
radical Muslim country in tbe world.
But tbe question is: is it really a great advance for Saudi
women as we perceive it or is it just an intention of the
governrnent, which is an absolute monarchy, to
demonstrate they respect women's fundamental rigbts?
We need to know that only 130,000 women where
registered to vote, while 1.35 million male did the same.
Women only had 424 polling stations out of 1,263.
F emale candidates were not able to have political
meetings with men and had to send a male to represent
them and their ideas, and tbey are not able to go by
themselves to their voting bootbs as they cannot drive a
caro This are just a few restrictions women have to face to
vote in Saudi Arabia out of many more they have to face
in their daily life, making it barely impossible to say if
tbere is equality or even democracy in tbis country.
Tbis is why tbe intemational co=unity, human rights
NGOs, and tbe media must keep pushing to make
equalitypossible in this extremelytraditional country.
"The extension ofwomen's rights is tbe basic principIe
of all social progre ss." Charles Fourier
By: Lucia Martinez - llA
Angela Merkel was chosen on Wednesday, December
9th, by Times magazine as person oftbe year. Her strong
position towards situations such as Syrian refugee crisis,
Greece's economic debt and Vladimir Putin's Russia
expansion towards Ukraine led her to be the fourtb
woman since 1927 to be awarded with the Price.
Although her decisions have been highly questioned,
Merkel has been the core to an almost falling Europe.
Defending principIes of freedom, equality and justice,
tbis woman have stand over all odds and kept her head
high even when her own people have criticized her.
Other figures such as Caitlynn Jenner, Hassan Rouhani,
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Travis Kalanick were among
tbe candidates for tbe price. However, the always
controversial Donald Trump was tbe runner-up who, as
always, stood up and spoke his mind by saying "He
wasn't picked although he was the big favorite" and that,
"They chose someone who is ruining Germany".
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Science & Health
Valledupar. December 2015
Little Gardeners! Big Responsibility!
"1 planted a Red kidney bean. It genninated the second day and it grew very fasto One day it
looked sad and I could see its roots. I thought it was lacking water, so I added more water
and sorne fertilizer.Afterthat, itgrew even faster. Now, it is 25 cm tall".
By: Luis Miguel Lanao Ballesteros - 4B
"lt is incredible how fast my Kidney bean plant grew. lt grew so tall I had to put a stick in the
center of the pot, and the plant tangled around the stick. I think I will soon need to use a
taller stick. My plant is already 32cm tal\!".
By: Enrique Navarrete Valencia - 4A
"1 planted a Red kidney bean.lt genninated the second day and it grew very fasto One day it
looked sad and I could see its roots. I thought it was lacking water, so I added more water
and sorne fertilizer. After that, it grew even faster. Now, it is 25 cm tall".
By: Luis Miguel Lanao Ballesteros 4B
Protect the environment
Tree Labeling
Doing scientific research was very cool because we
answer deep questions that we never thought we come to
fruition. We enriched our intelligence about the greatest
living things that give oxygen to our lives. We chose a
plant that we loved the mosto After that, we made little
cards with the scientific and cornmon names given by the
society and looked for the elements.
110... canI pn>tectthe natur.?
Most ofthe questions of our schoolmates were how did we
know what was the plant of the research if there are more
than a hundred species across the biosphere. We increased
our intelligence by recognizing the characteristics of the
elemento We loved this experience.
During the second bimester, students of different grades
developed many activities that help us to learn about the
ecosystems in our region; in Elementary for example,
students from frrst and second grade made sorne models
that were shown at the library, also the draw sorne
messages about how we can help to protect the
environment. In the meantime, high school students
investigated about the different types of plants and started
to cJassify the ones at the school, tagging most of or garden
plants with the corresponding scientific name.
All those activities were very enlightening and help us to
leam and enjoy our science cJasses.
By: Jorge Zabaleta - 3B
By: Ana Maria Vasquez Llinas - SB
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Valledupar, December 2015
Phone thot can be woshed in going
to be releosed in jopan in the coming doys
in its promotional video, or that the device is not damaged if
accidentally dropped in a container filled with water, like a
bathtub or toilet bowl.
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Today, technology is very advanced, especially in mobile
technology. It has come to design curved phones with an amazing
screen resolution, But this is nothing for the phone that is going to
be Iaunched in Japan in the coming days, the "Digno Rafre".
The Japanese company Kyocera Corp, best known for its ultraresistant phones, will release next week the first smartphone in the
world that can be washed with soap and water, announced
yesterday the manufacturing company,
The device, called "Digno Rafre", is resistant to water, with an
additional layer which improves resistance to this element, and
also, allows you to wash it with soap, to use hot water because it
also has resistance to heat (up to 43 o C). This waterproofing
"Rafre" phone allow the user to clean under running tap, as shown
In addition, the touchscreen can be used while it is wet; the
manufacturer company explained in a statement that recornmends
this smartphone for families with young children or for those who
want to see recipes while cooking, because you may run the risk
that the phone comes into contact with water and get damaged;
this would not happen with the new device,
This "wettable" device has a battery that allows to use it for 1,300
minutes without interruption and use the high quality camera, The
phone itself, has a usual hardware within the (current) average
range, with2GB ofRAM, a Snapdragon410 processor, 16 GB of
intemal storage, micro SD card reader, HD 5-inch screen and a
battery of 3,000 mAh. The design is simplified to improve its
water resistance, certified IP58 (complete and continuous water
irnmersion). It costs 57,000 yen (about 435 euros), and goes on
sale this month in Japan.
With this release the Japanese manufacturer aims to "help" users
of smartphones to keep your mobile clean, whose screens can
contain up to 600 bacteria (30 times more than there are in the
bowl of a toilet), This is not only good for the progress of
technology, aIso, it is good for the health of all the humans. If
actual technology permit phones to be washed, we cannot imagine
what is going to appear in the head ofScientifics in the future .
By: Jaime Alejandro Cortés Morón - lOA
Does exercise help keep our body young?
Physical fitness may be a very important aspect to maintain a skilled
brain. As our body does, our brain, as time passes and we get older,
becomes less efficient. In studies, scientists have proved that young
people's activation in the cortex during cognitive tasks tends to be
highly localized, depending 01 the type 01 thinking. For example il ifs a
task that requires altention, problem sOlving, decision-making or any
other thinking task, the young brain uses either the left or the right
portion 01 the prelrontal cortex. However, older people need more
brainpower to develop the task, also they normally display the activity
in both hemispheres 01 Ihe prelrontal cortex, In summary, young
people require less cognitive effort to develop a Ihinking task.
Ascientist called Dr. Soya did a study with Japanese adults that were
between 64 and 75 years old and he lound out that the filtest brain 01
the tested adults did not behave as the ones 01 the other adults in the
experiment. Normally, these adults use both hemispheres 01 the
prelrontal cortex; he only used one to complete Ihe tasks, just as
young people do, Dr, Soya continued studying his case and he saw
that itwas also quicker and more accurate than the other adults.
These studies were observational and did not prove that the lact 01
having a high level 01 fitness change or affect men's thinking, but it
proved that fit men had different brain activation palterns. Also he saw
that the performance in the tests 01 the less fit man showed that his
brain was not as skilled as the one 01 the filtest man, so he could
speculate that the brain 01 older people that do exercise and have a fit
body, works more like the ones olyoung people.
By: Jose Jorge Maya Gomez - 11A
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Interact
Valledupar, December 2015
The Caption Contest is a fun, interactive way to get involved with the Clipper. The idea is that one must come up with a elever
caption for the cartoon displayed and then send his/her caption lO the Phidias accounl of Mr. Dylan. The funniest, most elever
caption will be selecled to be displayed in the next edition ofthe Clipper as well as the two runner-up captions.
KenK
KenKen is a numbers game similar to that ofthe popular Sudoku only KenKen involves arithmetic equations.
HOW TO PLAY KENKEN:
1. Youmustfillinthenumbers from 1 t04(for
a 4 x 4 grid) in each row and column. Do not
repeat a number in any row or column.
2. The areas of the grid with dark outlines
around them are called cages. At the top left
of each cage is a target number and
operation. In this example, the cage at the
top left says "4+". That means the two
numbers that go in that cage must add (+)
upt04.
3. Look for other cages, rows, and columns
where there is only one possible solution.
4. Keep going until you've completed the
whole puzzle! Make sure you haven't
repeated any number more than once in any
row or column.
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Opinion
Valledupar, December 2015
JOY OF CHRISTMAS
What seems like the most wanted month ofthe year has finally
arrived and with it, the joys of Christmas, The entire year,
people, full of desires, expect this time to come soon, and the
closer it gets the more their Christmas spirits grow, Excitement
manages overwhelm the hearts of those who believe in the
tradition. Unexplainable feelings and emotions make
Christmastime to hold the best memories of most people
around the world.
Starting in November we can start appreciating lights, Santa
Claus and beautiful mangers that attract not only tourists but
local visitors admire them, too. Farnilies try to celebrate
holidays together, to forgive each other and share moments and
Christmas gifts, Love grows back; friends and couples reaffirm
their support and affection. Airports remain full because people
want to be with that special persones) in the place where they
simply feel happiness, peace and love. December and
Christmas bring with them endless emotions.
Of course, it is not a season of complete joy and bliss for
everyone. Despite this it is hard not to feel the unaccountable
happiness perceived even in the environment, Christmas also
comes full ofmemories. People that have already died, "in the
hope of eternallife", are impossible to be forgotten. Bearing in
rnind only the good things and moments they gave them while
they were alive, all the lessons and smiles they once shared
with their loved ones. On the other hand, there's the people that,
for different reasons, can not fly or go home by any
transportation, having to spend Christmas alone. People that
have no food to prepare a dinner andlor means to buy presents
for their families, or that have no family at all. Christmastime
brings sorne tranquility and smiles but these people, whose
wishes have not become a reality, cannot avoid feeling
nostalgia and tears a few times this month.
More than dinners, presents, various celebrations and all the
Christmas decorations, the real meaning and importance of all
these is Christ's birth. Through time, the reason why this
celebration goes on has been confused. Everything that
happens during Christmastime has a reason to be. The lights
everywhere are a symbol for Bethlehem's star because most
people back in the days previous to Jesus's birth could see it
even miles away, The gifts under the tree represent the
significant things the three wise men gave to the King ofkings.
The mangers are for remembering "the Nativity". Farnilies
reunite in honor of the holy farnily that was always together.
Like these, there are many explanations that put us back on the
track ofwhat Christmas is. Christmas is the celebration ofGod
sending His only Son to this cruel world for the redemption of
the humanity's sins.
It is totally fine to follow the Christmas traditions (decorations,
dinners, gifts, etc). Being full offeelings has never been bad.
But what we cannot do is to forget why all of this started. The
world needs to be prepared and willing for Jesus to be born, not
in Bethlehem as 2015 years ago but in each one or our hearts.
When you can fmally do that, He, Christ, is going to give you
even more love and hope and will always show you the truth.
When you welcome Jesus you are going to experience the real
joy ofChristmas.
By: Maria Alessandra Aroca - 10B
Why Students Cheat and What it Means for Education
Why Students Cheat and What it Means for Education
Cheating at school is a growing problem, which only shows a
part of what students are taught in their education system,
which obviously has serious issues to overcome if it wants the
students to become ethical professionals. Students will always
find a reason to justify their cheating. But thinking more deeply
about the situation we can fmd that this problem was created by
our own country's mentality. In such a competitive world,
students feel the pressure of getting good grades, no matter
what it takes to do it.
Students should not have the pressure of competing and being
better than others, but to compete with themselves to overcome
theirproblems. They should be taught that it does matterwhere
their grades carne from and that they don't always show your
knowledge. Grades do not determine someone's future. If a
student fails at sorne point, as it was hard for them to learn
something, it doesn't mean their life is overo Sometimes, it takes
for someone more time to learn. AIso, teachers should focus on
what the students are learning in their classes, rather than be on
time with the schedule and making them feel less by taking
points out of every single task they do just because they want to
be known as strict. If our governrnent wants to form people to
run the country for it to be able to compete with the rest of the
world, they should start by making a lot of changes, beginning
in the way they manage education.
By: Angela Ortega - 11 A
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Arts
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W hat"s in the cinema?
Must see: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Ifyou have the time and saw the must see already: In the Heart ofthe Sea
Don't waste your time or money: Victor Frankenstein
Movies we are waiting for to premiere: Creed
The HungerGames: Mockingjay Part 11
Directed By: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Jennifer Lawrcncc. Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth. Woody Harrelson
The long-expectcd conclusion to the hunger games saga smashed the theaters a few wceks ago, and ft
looked spectacular from what we had seen in the trai lers and all the hype built around it by its
predecessors, but in the end neithcr Woody Harrclson and Jennifer Lawrence's solid acting, nor the
great artistic work were able to fulfill my need for entcrtainrncnt.' Ir was 2 hours and 17 minutes of
something [hat promised me full package: emorion, action and the classic ménage a trois, but fell short
halfway through it.
Ifwe take a ¡ook at the cntire saga. we can probably surnrnarize it like this:
Part 1: There's The Hunger Garnes. a morbid contest where the only purpose is to win and rnake the
people ofyourdistrietproud. How do you win? Well, basieally all you have to do is kili everyone: that's
a pretty sweet premise, and we can't deny its somehow emotional si de. Then there's part 2: "Catching
Fire" , this one was probablythe sweetest ofthem all, Katniss is famous afterwinning the hunger games
and saving herfraudulent love interest. and noweveryone sees her as a symbol ofrebellion. butthe evil
president does not like it. so he tries to solve it by organizing an All-Star edition ofthe games. In the end
she escapes in a wonderful scene. Part 3 comes next. and everyone has gone mad crazy about
overthrowing the government, it is full rebellion now, but they decidcd to save it all for the end, and
leave us hanginguntil a nextand final part 3: the stage is set, and it's about to get real now. the sweet aromaofan all -outwar got me cxcited.
whieh does not happen too often for me with this kind ofmovies, but I had already put so mueh time, emotion and a bit ofmoney into this
saga. 1 even followed their instagram page -shame on me-o 1 refused to think this one would break rny heart, after aH Woody Harrelson
was a part ofthis, but not even the True Detective could save this one from disaster. it disappointed me right unti l the very end with their
perfect happy ending. 1 should have guessed it. after al1 it was a movie for young teenagers with complicated love lives. and 1'm far from
that already. But don't let me ruin it for you. head to the cinema and judgc for yoursclf.
Mr. Aldair Florez
Jurassic Park VS. Jurassic World
The most famous dinosaurs' park reopcned last summer as Jurassic World, and it surely
entcrtained.
Jurassic Park:
1t eame out in 1993, and Tsupposed it was fantastie for the time. 1t was original, and 1 think
the speeial effeets were good. Twas born in 2002, and 1 think 1 watehed it in 20 I O, and 1 Iiked
the dinosaurs but not like the new ones.
Jurassic World :
An amuscment park where the attractions are dinosaurs imprcsses with the advance of
technology. until an unexpected evcnt occurs that causes dcstruction. death and panic.
1 felt satistied with the movie, I didn', expeet realistie speeials effeets, but in the end they
surprised me, the work made with the Indominoux Rex was very sophisticated and more
convincing than what we saw in Jurassic Park, it was a very emotional rnovie, tense and
sometimes funny.
Owen' s role was the one ofthe superhero. 1 liked his bravery and presenee. The role of
Claire was good too, at the beginning she looked strong. but at the end we saw ber sensibility.
1 think that you should watch the movie, because in it we can see somcthing interesting:
dinosaurs in our age. which makes itan excellent movie.
By: Nelson Gutierrez - 6B
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@Chikimolim
Editado por: Maria Isabela Molina
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Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj it's an American rapper
boro in Trinidad. Sbe made it
tlJIougb tbe music industry in 2007
when she released a series of mix
tapes, then in 2010 she released her
debut studio album Pink Friday,
Minaj became the flIst female artist
to have seven singles
simultaneously charting on tbe U.S.
BillboardHot 100.
Her second studio album, Pink
Friday: Roman Reloaded released
in 2012, also topped tbe chart and its
lead single, "Starships", peaked at number five on tbe Billboard
Hot lOO.
On Wednesday Oct 7. Girl's Generation's Leader and main
vocalist Kim Tae-yeon released tbe music video for her long
waited solo debut titled " 1 ". The album so Id 2,000 copies in its
flIst week with just two days of sales. lt gives Taeyeon her first
No. 1 on a U.S.-based Billboard chart for World Albums, and
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also makes ber tbe flISt Girls' Generation member to do so.
" is also the highest-charting K-pop album on Heatseekers !bis
year.
Tbe music video for "1" seems to be telling tbe way she has to
balance ber professional tife and personal life. Sbot in New
Zealand, the gorgeous video Taeyeon playing tbe two cbaracters
who represent ber "two" lives: a waitress in a pub who gets mad
with her boss and goes to the countryside, and a woman walking
around the beacb. The two Taeyeon meet at tbe end ofthe music
video as the name of the EP is showed on tbe screen, possibly
showing bow tbe EP is a tease of ber personal musical interest
into ber career.
You can check tbe video below:
By: Isabela Gómez - lOA
Minaj's tbird studio album, The Pinkprint released in 2014, was
preceded by its second single, "Anaconda", which peaked at
number two on the Hot 100 and is her highest-charting single in
the United States to date.
Minaj made her film debut in tbe 2012 anirnated film Ice Age:
Continental Drift, and also had a supporting role in tbe 2014 film
The Other Woman, witb co-star Cameron Diaz and Katie Upton.
Minaj is al so known for her classy style and impressive curves
that leave more than one women wondering what to do to get that
shocking body. Along her way to the top, Nicki has made herself
sorne enemies we can say, like worldwide rapper Lil Kim, wbo
affirms Nicki copies her style and rbythms on eacb appearance
she makes and every song sbe bas, this got evident a while after
Nicki's album Pink Friday was released, after tbat Lil Kim
released an album called Black Friday featuring headless Nicki
on tbe background and Lil Kim witb a sword and a Pink head in
front ofher, Nicki you should watch your back or Lil Kim might
be stepping on your feet.
By: Sebastian Lopez - 10B
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Sports
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FCBVREPORT
WE BRING HOME 81 MEDALS!
In the month ofNovember Fundación Colegio Bilingüe de Valledupar par1icipated in a swirnming competition organized by the
Colegio Sagrado Corazón in Barranquilla.
The results were dominating. 23 students par1icipated and won 36 gold, 29 silver and 16 bronze medals for a grand total of 81
medals.
Congratulations to the swirnming team for their accomplishments and their coach, Mr. Jhony Maestre Castilla, for his dedication
and cornmitment to the preparation ofthese young sharks:
Maria Lucía Morón Daza - Kindergar1en B
Mattias Payares Gómez- TransiciónA
Amalia Mejía Gómez - Transición B
Karla Lucía Fuentes Morillo - Transición B
Manuela Castro Losada - Transición B
Juan José Morón Daza - TransiciónA
Emiliano Carrillo Moreno - TransiciónA
CarIo Juan López Berardinelli - Transición B
Andrés David Mariño Mosquera - Transición B
Gloria Marcela Morillo Palencia - Primero C
Mariangela Galindo Pérez - Segundo B
Gabriela Payares Gómez - Segundo B
Anna Gabriela Bracho Cuello - Segundo B
Sharick Daniela BarriosAvila - Segundo B
Sara Lucía Isaza Contreras- Segundo A
Isabel Sofia Morillo Palencia - Tercero B
Brianna Maria Curvelo Femández - Segundo B
Sofia Sierra Colorado - Tercero A
Isabella Millán Granadillo - Tercero A
Laura Sofia Rodriguez Bonet - Tercero A
Jorge Alcides Arregoces Gómez - Tercero B
Mariana Sojo Facuseh - Cuar10 B
Nicole Rendón Manjarrés - Noveno B
South Ameritan Sub·15 Shows Future Stars in Valledupar
The South American championship sub- 15 was held in our great
city ofValledupar from November 21 until December 6 in the new
stadium Armando Maestre Pavajeau constructed by the
government last year.
During the toumament several players have distinguished
themselves with a view ofthe future, between them, the top scorers
of the toumament Vitinho and Vinicius (both from Brazil),
Quiñones (center back of Ecuador), Facundo Colidio and
Benjamin Garres fromArgentina, Facundo Torres ofUruguay and
The ti!le being defended by Peru is in dispute with this showing of with the Colombian touch, Raphael Tapias.
competition at a high level in both groups. Group A is comprised of
the countries of Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia, Paraguay and Undoubtedly, we see !he star players of!he future, a unique
Venezuela, with the Argentinians winning the group and opportunity for the people of Valledupar, which motivates and
classifying for the semifmal with Ecuador.
stimulates the sport ofthe country.
Group B is formed by the teams from Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia, Jose Manuel Maya lOA
Peru and Chile. The Brazilians dominated the group comfortably
classifyingwith Uruguay.
In the semifmals, Uruguay gave the surprise ofthe toumament in
the battle for the River Plata conquering Argentina 2-1. Brazil
overcame Ecuador with ease winning 3-1 .
With a view of the final on December 6, the people of Valledupar
feel satisfied by the level showed by these promising young
athletes and they have gone in masses to the new stadium entering
with a free ticket.
SUDAMERICANO SUB 15
CC-i-Cmf3/A 2015
onteria - 'alledupar
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Valledupar, December 2015
Middle Schoollnterclasses Tournament Review
Interclasses tournament is soccer cup were the classes of the
school play against each other in microcourt competition, It
consists of three grades, sixth, seventh, and eighth and they
choose one club of Europe to represent their team and use as
their jersey, There is a group stage to start competition and later
elimination games based offthat did the best in group play,
TEAMS
STRENGTRS
BayemMunich
Barcelona
Real Madrid
Chelsea
Atletico Madrid
Manchester city
work together
are bad going forwards but good defenders
strong passing and possession
solid play on both sides ofthe ball
have the best defenders
very good dribbling abilities and foot skills
AH teams gave strong efforts and fought valiantly on the field
but only four got to the semifmals: BAYERN, BARCA,
ALTLETICO AND MANCRESTER CITY. In the semifmals
only two advanced and got the grand opportunity to play in the
final:ATLETICOMADRIDANDMANCRESTERCITY.
Sebastiano At around ten minutes Manchester City tied the
match 1-1 as German Padilla scored off a beautiful pass from
Guillermo Girón.
The final wasn't ready to be decided as the two teams were
playing quite good.
The match was decided in the second half when Atletico scored
two goals in one minute crushing the titles hope of Manchester
City. Moreover Juan Sebastian put the two goals in the net as he
used bis head to successfully record two more, The final of the
match was 3-1 . Atletico are champions of the middle school
interclasses tournament cup,
ATLÉTICO DE MADRID
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Review ofthe Final Match
Atletico scored the first goal in the seventh minute by Juan
In erclasses Tournament Regular Sea son Results and Highlights
They interclasses football tournament is over and it has left us
many surpnses.
Sorne of my predictions were good; three of the four teams 1 said
that were going to qualify for the semifinals ended up qualifying.
The teams that qualified were lOB, !lB, 9th grade and the
teachers' team. The lOA team, which probably has better players
(why 1 said that they were going to qualify), but lost this time to
the passion ofthe 9th grade team.
AIso the luck was on the side of9th grade team, because they had
the opportunity to win against 10B by forfeit (occurs when the
team does not have enough players), In this case Sebastian and
Jose Remando were expelled for having an unsportsmanlike
conduct. Furthermore, in these cases the score has to be 3-0, but it
should be emphasized that the real score was 2-2 prior to the
expulsions.
embarras sed the teachers and won by the margin of 10-1, 1OB won
with this clear advantage by the fact that Andres, Martin and
Daniel share a very good chemistry, so they controlled the entire
midfield, In this game Daniel made more goals than many people
in the entire tournament(5).
Another good game from lOB was the one they played against
llB, in which the MVP of the match was German Moron, the
goalie, Re made very good saves all game long and because of
hilO 10B won the match, But with his stellar performance carne
the end ofhis tournament because he saved a shot with bis head, In
light of this, he suffered a concussion and he can't play without
aggravating bis head and giving hirnself a headache.
The last match of the tournament, before the semi-finals was
really exciting also, it was 11B vs. Teachers. This match was to
define the 3rd and 2nd positions in the table. At the beginning the
match it was very even, there wasn't a clear domination of any
This match, lOB vs, 9, was very exciting. As it was on a Friday team, At the end of the 1st half the score was 1-1, but the !l B
many people, almost all the school, were watching. Goals of 10B players were showing signs of their poor fitness . With this being
in this match were scored by Martin on a header and by Jose said, the teachers team, led by Mr, Dylan and Mr. Nick, controlled
Remando on a shot from midfield. This is a good opportunity to the midfield, and when you control that you have more
congratulate the 9th grade team as they really played an excellent opportunities to win. This led to the final result of3-2 in favor of
match. The most interesting part of this game was that the lack of the teachers.
concentration of the 10B players that ended up costing them the
The semifinal matches are 10B vs, !lB and Teachers vs. 9th grade,
insurance ofbeing first in the table.
but these games are going to be played until we come back from
In the same way, with this score lOA must win against teachers to vacations. There is still sorne exciting football left to play in the
classify but fell short from the beginning as they were very interclasses tournament so be sure to watch,
unfocused. The game ended 7-2 in favor ofthe teachers.
By: Daniel Gomez 10B
10B against the teachers was another great match. 10B absolutely
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traditionally used in Christrnas decoration
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6. Publicly acknowledge with a social gathering or enjoyable
activity
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put up in Ihe Christmas period to
decorate houses
10. An organization set up to provide help and raise money for
those in need
12. The personification of Ihe spirit of christmas; a jolly, fat old
man, white beard and red suit, who brings gifts to good
children on Christrnas Eve
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Plant ofthe mint family, used as a flavoring in food and most of
the Christrnas candies
A plant with large red leaves, most commonly known as the
Christrnas plant
Feathery ice crystal, typically displaying delicate sixfold
symmetry
The twelth month of the year usually considered the frrst
month ofwinter
The annual christian festival celebrating Christ's birth.
A religious folk song or popular hymn, particularly associated
with Christrnas
An object for a child to play witb, typically a model or
miniature replica of sometbing
The calendar year has just begun or is about to begin, 31 of
December is Ihe eve ofthis
A long sock hung up by cbildren on Christrnas Eve to be filled
wilh presents
Is a strcture which pro vides ventilation for hot gases or smoke,
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· SEPARATA
IIAL OíDO DE LOS PADRESII
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LA BASE DE LA CIUDADANÍA ES LA FORMACIÓN EN
VALORES, CUYA PRIMERA INSTANCIA ES LA FAMILIA
Teniendo como base autores como García Hoz (1970)
Cortinas (1998) Benedicto (2002) Urquijo 2007, Rincón
(2012), puedo señalar que la base para el desarrollo humano
y social, es la formación ciudadana y el ejercicio de los
derechos por parte de la población infantil, como forma de
vida donde se promuevan espacios democráticos; esto es
absolutamente necesario en la medida que la sociedad
transforma su tejido social. Por consiguiente, la familia en su
labor socializadora es de vital importancia porque lo que allí
se aprende es diferente a lo que aprenderá posteriormente en
otros contextos; por ende, la construcción de ciudadanía en
la infancia demanda de la familia el acompañamiento y la
enseñanza, en cuanto a reconocerse a sí mismo como sujeto
de derechos, frente a los otros en una relación de igualdad.
Prioridades
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Teniendo en cuenta los planteamientos de los diferentes
autores consultados el fortalecimiento del ejercicio
ciudadano se debe hacer desde los primeros años de vida de
la persona, colocando cimientos fuertes en valores no dados
como algo que se debe obedecer y acatar porque es una orden
que no se puede objetar, sino como un bien necesario de
incorporar y del que cada niño o niña deberá apropiarse de tal
manera que lo haga suyo, parte de su ser, de su identidad; por
lo tanto en su actuar, el valor no será una herramienta de
socialización e interacción, sino la impronta misma de su
quehacer personal.
Por otra parte, en un mundo tan global izado donde día a día
se reciben estímulos desde todos los puntos cardinales, es
necesario tener niños, niñas y jóvenes empoderados en
valores para que sean criticos al momento de tomar
decisiones y no se constituyan en presa fácil de los vientos de
nuevas corrientes basadas en el hedonismo desenfrenado.
Partiendo de la anterior premisa, es básico que en la familia
se cultiven los valores ciudadanos o CÍvicos resaltados por
Cortina (1998 p. 229) como la libertad, igualdad, respeto
activo, solidaridad y diálogo; que si bien es cierto no son los
únicos, suelen ser según la autora los que hacen de bisagra
para la incorporación de la lealtad, la homadez y la
profesionalidad, lo cual deberá ser conducente a niveles
óptimos de justicia y de sentimientos de pertenencia
mediados por una libertad autónoma.
Para Calle (2007) las competencias ciudadanas son un
conjunto de habilidades cognitivas, emocionales y
comunicativas, que se deben potenciar desde la niñez, a
través de la educación en el hogar, para aprender a vivir,
convivir y actuar constructivamente como miembro de la
comunidad . Dichas competencias, pueden ser
potencializadas y las clasifica en tres grupos: convivencia y
paz; participación y responsabilidad democrática;
pluralidad, identidad y valoración de las diferencias. De
igual forma, para tener sociedades fuertes es necesario que
niños, niñas y jóvenes estén preparados para encarar los
nuevos retos de la postmodernidad, no solo en la dimensión
intelectual y profesional sino en sus principios morales y
éticos.
Para finalizar y a manera de recomendación, valdria la pena
hacer un diagnóstico a nivel de la familia sobre cuál es su
escala de valores y como está entregando ese legado a las
generaciones futuras, para a partir de ahí hacer propuestas
puntuales hacia la recuperación de los valores
fundamentales en la construcción de ciudadanía y así
fortalecer la sociedad de cara al tercer milenio.
Yina Lucia Chínchia Arias
Psicóloga- Eps. en Desarrollo personal y familiar
Unab - Unisabana
,
Apreciados padres de familia
Reciban un cordial saludo bilinguista
Las vacaciones son un tiempo libre, un tiempo de descanso
que nos permite realizar actividades deportivas, culturales y
familiares, sin olvidarnos de las académicas, que sirven de
instrumento para nuestra formación individual.
Aprovechemos este tiempo vacacional, este tiempo libre
andando siempre por el camino del bien, por el camino recto,
teniendo en cuenta los valores inculcados en nuestra familia
y cultivados en nuestra querida Fundación Colegio Bilingüe
de Valledupar.
Que en nuestro día a día cultivemos ese hábito lector que nos
permite enriquecer nuestro conocimiento, viajar por
diferentes lugares, aumentar nuestro vocabulario y nos
permite también escribir textos coherentes.
A partir de hoy los estudiantes empiezan a disfrutar de sus
vacaciones, teniendo en cuenta las fechas establecidas por la
institución para el regreso a clase.
No nos olvidemos que la calidad de tiempo es una
herramienta que Dios les regala en el día de hoy con sus hijos,
una calidad de tiempo para generar actividades con los hijos
dando lugar a grandes espacios de comunicación y
convivencia que aportan a la formación integral de sus
miembros y que produzcan una satisfacción gratificante ya
que esto conlleva a aumentar la autoestima y la
autoconfianza; así como a facilitar momentos de análisis y
reflexión, para poder llevar a nuestros estudiantes por un
camino integro actuando de manera crítica antes los vicios y
acciones que atenten contra su integridad y la integridad de
los demás. Permitiendo de esta manera conocerlos mejor,
disminuyendo así el riesgo de accidentes, embarazos, abuso
de sustancias como las drogas y el alcohol
Desde ya, Felices vacaciones y próspero año 20 16.
Departamento de Psicología.
201 5-2016

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