Archive for February, 2017
In our 4th and 5th Grade Spanish Catalan class we made a book that contains different museums around Spain!
We reviewed the Comunidades Autónomas and we learned about different painters and portraits.
In 1st grade Spanish and Catalan Studies class we are going to discover Barcelona!
We are all excited because we are going to make a guide of the city.
We are going to learn the neighborhoods, the significant monuments and typical things we can do in Barcelona!
Here are some examples:
For the moment, we did El Barrio Gótico and from there we learn where Plaza Cataluña and Las Ramblas are. But, we are going to learn more things and we are going to share it with you during these days!
George by Alex Gino
This month we are celebrating diversity and acceptance. This will be the theme of our upcoming assembly in March.
How can we best prepare children to meet the challenges and reap the benefits of the increasingly diverse world they will inherit? Our goal at BFIS is to celebrate and value diversity and to help all our students be proud of themselves and their family traditions. We can help children to respect and value people regardless of the color of their skin, their physical abilities, or the language they speak.
The selections on this list feature a diverse group of boys and girls living in different parts of the world. Exposing students to books that reflect the diverse world around them teaches empathy and helps children become global citizens.
George by Alex Gino is a sensitive, insightful portrayal of a transgender child coming to terms with gender identity. Please let me know if you would prefer not to have this book available to your child or would prefer to read it first before your child checks it out.
Calvin Coconut By Graham Salisbury
Alvin Ho By Lenore Look
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes By Eleanor Coerr
Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream By Jenny Han
Eggs By Jerry Spinelli
The Tree In the Courtyard: Looking through Anne Frank’s Window by Jeff Gottesfeld
Salt to the Sea By Ruta Sepetys
The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
George by Alex Gino
Stella By Starlight By Sharon M. Draper
Rosa by Nikki Giovanni
El Deafo by Cece Bell
I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosín
Wonder by P.J. Palacio
Freedom In Congo Square By Carole Boston
Red By Jan De Kinder
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music By Margarita Engle;
My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle’s Journey To Alvin Ailey By Lesa Cline-Ransome
Last Stop On Market Street By Matt De La Peña
My Two Blankets by Irena Kobald
Little Melba And Her Big Trombone by Russell-Brown, Katheryn
Ready, Steady, Mo! By Kes Gray
Ms. Meritxell’s 4th grade class has recently finished their weavings. We only have enough looms for one class to weave at a time, so now Ms. Natasha’s class can begin theirs when we return from the break. This project takes a lot of patience and perseverance as it can be slow going at the start, but everyone did great with powering through each class until the end. We gained some perspective at the Miro museum where we saw a giant woven tapestry that was two stories tall. The kids were in awe of how long it must have taken now that they’ve made their own. Well done, 4th grade!
Last Friday was a really special day for our 4th and 5th grade SAL students: their interactive museum about personal super heroes was inaugurated! After all the hard work they have put into this project, they were really happy to present it to their classroom peers and families. They have completed a long process before this special opening. First, they have chosen someone, who they admired or was meaningful in their lives. Then they have started writing about these characters explaining about their physical appearance, their lives, their personalities … After having written this text, they have practiced their oral skills in front of the class. Since the final objective of the project was to create an interactive museum, we have recorded their presentations and have designed a portrait about their heroes. Once that has been done, they have created a logo that, with the aid of an app called ” Aurasma “, would trigger the video they have linked to the portrait.
They were really excited to present their museum to our visitors, thank you so much for coming!