Archive for March, 2017

Sant Jordi Book Sale Donations

Written by EmmaK. Posted in 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, ES Library

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Are you Spring-Cleaning your book collection?

The BFIS Libraries are organising the annual Sant Jordi Used Book Sale, which will take place during our Elementary festivities on Friday, April 21st. Last year we raised approximately 750€ of additional funds for the libraries.

If you have any books for donation, now is the time to put them to good use.  Please speak to Ms. Emma before bringing them into school. They would be delighted to arrange a time for you to drop off any relevant material that is in good or excellent condition.

Thank you in advance for helping to support the sale and the libraries!


ES Math Club adds fun to grades 3-5

Written by Beatrice Zimmermann. Posted in After school Activities

This year the BFIS After-School Program reintroduced the Elementary Math Club to Grades 3-5. The activity is run by Ms. Claudia who writes that “we are pushing our brains to look at math in many different ways. We learn about fractions through making our own pizzas, or learn about probability by gambling (with imaginary points). We even practice our addition and subtraction skills by playing our own version of the game Life! It´s always fun and games and lots of learning in the Elementary Math Club.”



Comarcas de Catalunya ( Sociedad 4º)

Written by Carmen Anido. Posted in 1st Grade Castellano








Durante el mes de marzo  hemos finalizado el estudio de las comarcas de Catalunya.  Los alumnos han realizado un proyecto que han presentando oralmente en clase. En estas imágenes podemos ver la originalidad de los trabajos que se han presentado. 










Contraris i més contraris

Written by Carmen Anido. Posted in 1st Grade Castellano

  Estem acabant la nostra unitat en contraris. Hem estat treballant moltíssim  vocabulari tant de contraris com d´objectes en general.  El pas següent serà començar a escriure frases molt sencilles  per familiaritzar-nos amb el vocabulari que hem estat utilitzant.




Celebrating Courage in the Elementary School Library

Written by EmmaK. Posted in 2nd Grade, ES Library

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Courage is grace under pressure. – Ernest Hemingway


This month we are celebrating courage.  This will be the theme of our upcoming assembly.    

Courage is an essential ingredient in growing up. It’s what propels us to reach new milestones—from learning to walk to learning math—even though the effort seems hard or painful. Courage can be physical, like jumping from a diving board, or moral, like doing the right thing in the face of possible ridicule.

Your child’s growing independence will lead them to encounter the unexpected. As they learn to deal with these fears, they will gain the courage to face the unknown.  The selections of books on this list feature courageous kids who find themselves being brave in a variety of situations.  These inspiring books can help your child use words to express their fears and become courageous individuals.

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” 
Maya Angelou

Here is the link my Courage Presentation

Older Readers

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Hunt

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Pax By Sara Pennypacker

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Raymie Nightingale By Kate Di Camillo

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O’Dell


Younger Readers

Sheila Rae, the Brave by Kevin Henkes

The Dot by Peter Reynolds

Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

The Man Who Walked between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

Black Dog by Levi Pinfold

The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill

One by Kathryn Otoshi

The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper

The Empty Pot by Demi

A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz

Todo sobre las clases de castellano

Written by Anna Teixido Sole. Posted in 1st Grade Castellano, Castellano, ES CSCS

Los alumnos de 1º de castellano hemos estado trabajando mucho durante las pasadas semanas!

Hemos llevado a cabo un texto informativo que nos ha permitido demostrar que somos unos expertos en temas como: las sirenas, el sushi, los perros que sonríen, Leo Messi, el espacio, nuestras familias… Os compartimos algunos ejemplos a continuación y os explicamos los pasos que seguimos:

1º- Escogimos un tema sobre el que nos gustaría escribir y diseñamos las portadas de nuestros libros:


2º- Organizamos las ideas sobre las que queríamos hablar en nuestros libros:


3º- Empezamos a escribir y dibujamos cada página:


Estos libros son fruto de mucho esfuerzo y trabajo y pronto llaegarán a vuestras casas. Estamos convencidos que nos encantará poder mirarlos con vosotros y explicaros todo lo que hemos escrito en ellos.

Por otra parte, hemos reforzado algunos contenidos ortográficos y hemos aprendido que cuando escribimos los sonidos “GE/GI” podemos hacerlo escribiendo dos grafías distintas: J o G.

Seguiremos escribiendo sobre todo aquello que llevamos a cabo en clase, ¡hasta la próxima!