NiE It's a New Year

Fireworks lit up the sky on the stroke of midnight marking the beginning of a new calendar year - January 1 2012. According to the Gregorian Calendar - the standard calendar used by most countries as the official world calendar - January 1 is considered the first day of the year. However some cultures traditionally use other calendars with alternative dates celebrating the New Year. Whatever the date of the New Year, it is a time for celebrations and for customs to ensure good luck for the year ahead.We use a calendar to mark periods of time into days, weeks, months and years to help us organise our lives, record significant events and provide useful information. Many societies both past and present have devised calendars to suit their needs based on the cycle of the sun or moon or both.

The Australian Curriculum Link

History: Chronology, terms and concepts - historical events,developments and periods

Mathematics: Using units of measurement - investigate time scales and intervals

NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

Have you made any New Year's resolutions?You may have decided to lose weight, to eat less sugary foods, to exercise more or to watch less TV. Other resolutions may involve family or friends. Are you going to try to be more patient with your siblings, to be more helpful to your parents or not to get into fights with your friends? Some resolutions might be about school and the outside world, such as managing your time better, improving your results or keeping your street free from rubbish. If you manage to keep your resolutions, it should make you feel better about yourself but it's important not to make wild resolutions that are too difficult to follow.

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ANSWERS TO QUIZ TIME

1. India

2. Italy

3.Year of the Dragon

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