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 Library looking for Puzzles and Games

Written by EmmaK. Posted in 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, ES Library

We are starting a Puzzle Club in the library at lunchtime for Grades 3, 4 and 5. 

I am on the lookout for some good quality puzzle type games like Matermind or IQ Twist and puzzles.  

If you have any at home and would like to donate them to our Elementary School Library, we will take very good care of them.

Drop them off with Miss Emma in the Library.  

Puzzle club will start on Monday 20th March with the help of some Middle School Students.

Thank you!

3rd Grade ‘Magic Flute’ Opera Field Trip!

Written by Heather Gilles. Posted in 3rd Grade, 3rd Grade Music

Dear BFIS Third Grade Musicians and Families,

I´m SOOOO excited that the Third Grade and I get to go see an Opera Next Week, and not just ANY opera, one of the greatest operas by Mozart, the Magic Flute.  This production, by Opera Liceau is adapted with young audiences in mind, with a background on Mozart, a shortened score with highlights of some of most beautiful music in the opera!   Enjoy the photos below, then click for a short preview

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The Story

Mozart’s Magic Flute is a story of good versus evil, light against darkness. It follows Tamino, and his silly friend Papageno as they go on a quest to find Pamina, the daughter of the Queen of the Night, to rescue her from Sarastro.  They soon discover the Queen of the Night is not to be trusted, and find that Sarastro is trying to keep the darkness from the world.  In the end, with the help of the Magic Flute and Bells given to them by the three ladies they find Pamina and banish the queen to the darkness.  Click the poster below to go to a youtube video that tells the fullstory of the Magic Flute!

 

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The Composer

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Mozart was born in Salzburg, in 1756.  By the age of 5 he had learned to play both the violin and the piano, and by the age of 4 had written his piano concerto, when he was 8 he wrote his first symphony, and by the age of twelve he wrote his first opera!  As a child, he and his sister, Maria Anna, performed for royalty and aristocrats all over Europe.  Click the photo of Mozart above to see a video biography of Mozart and hear some of his music!