Archive for February, 2015

3rd Grade Papier-mâché Letters

Written by Tiffany Emerick. Posted in 3rd Grade Art, ES Art

Students in 3rd grade have been working hard on construction a letter out of cardboard.  For most students it was the first letter of their first or last name but a few chose a letter that represents something important to them other than their name.  They then did three layers of paper mache to over the cardboard and painted the letter.  They’ll be going home and in bedrooms soon!

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Workshop with Hanoch Piven

Written by Tiffany Emerick. Posted in 1st Grade Art, 2nd Grade Art, 3rd Grade Art, 4th Grade Art, 5th Grade Art, ES Art, Kindergarten Art

Artist Hanoch Piven presented his work for students in grades K-5 and did a hands on workshop with students in 3-5 in where students created playful assemblage style portraits with recyclables such as bottle tops, screws and nails, stickers, pins, old small toys and figurines, combs, hairpins, feathers, old computer electronics, shells, puzzle pieces, etc.  Thanks, Hanoch, we had a blast!

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3rd Grade Architecture Workshop

Written by Tiffany Emerick. Posted in 3rd Grade Art, ES Art

Through a series of activities and with the help of a couple local architects, students in 3rd grade have been learning about the built environment here in Barcelona.  We’ve approached this unit from a multitude of vantage point and scale, from maps to famous buildings, from and urban point of view to the space they live in.  Learn more on the project’s blog: https://ourcitiesbarcelona.wordpress.

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Celebrating Cultural and Linguistic Identity Through Peace

Written by Keelin Swalve. Posted in 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, ES EAL, Kindergarten

Peace WorldFebruary’s Social & Emotional Learning (S.E.L.) theme in the elementary school is Celebrating Cultural and Linguistic Identity.  This is an opportunity for us to embrace our community’s diverse cultures and languages.  Each year, we recognize this UNESCO event with a very special project.

To promote awareness and recognition of the diversity of languages in our community, this year we invited elementary school students to write a bilingual metaphor or simile describing what Peace means to them. Students wrote metaphors or similes in both English and their first language.  Four students per grade were selected to share their project at our ES assembly this morning.  All of the submitted entries will be published in the ES Library.

In addition, we created a multilingual video that we shared at the assembly.

To view the assembly presentation and video, follow this link:

Celebrating Cultural and Linguistic Identity Through Peace at BFIS

Thanks to all of the students, families, and staff members for helping make this celebration so special!

Sociedad 5º – Excursión al Poble Espanyol

Written by Carmela Gil. Posted in 5th Grade Castellano, Castellano, ES CSCS

Poble-Espanyol calle    El pasado miércoles 25, los alumnos de la clase de Sociedad de 5º plaza poble espanyol  hicieron una excursión al Poble Espanyol. Teniendo en cuenta que durante el primer trimestre estuvimos trabajando las diferentes comunidades autónomas españolas, aprovechamos la salida para realizar una actividad-taller titulada “La diversidad de la Península”.

Guiados por un monitor, la primera parte de la actividad consistía en una visita a varias calles prestando especial atención a los distintos tipos de casas. El guía nos hacía fijar en algunos símbolos que después nos servirían para identificar la construcción típica de cada comunidad. A través de juegos de pistas y adivinanzas fuimos relacionando las características de estos edificios con la climatología, la situación o el tipo de familias que las habitaban según la zona en que estuvieran.

Para la segunda parte de la actividad, los niños se dividieron en grupos. Se les entregó un dossier y, por equipos, tuvieron que ir siguiendo instrucciones y descifrando pistas para localizar diversos lugares repartidos por las callejas del Poble Espanyol.

Acabamos la mañana de excursión comiendo todos juntos en la zona de picnic, situada en un pequeño bosque dentro del mismo recinto. ¡Realmente nos lo pasamos muy bien!