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!

 

Aquarium Field Trip

Written by Laura Avendaño. Posted in 1st Grade

Last week First Grade enjoyed a trip to the Aquarium!

First we toured the aquarium, learning about the different types of fish, sharks and other animals that live in the sea.

Then, we investigated sharks teeth and the different marks they make.

We really loved our field trip and learning about sea animals.

5th Grade Ukuleles!!

Written by Heather Gilles. Posted in 1st Grade

5th Grade Ukulele Unit!

The Fifth graders and I are super excited to have started our ukulele unit two weeks ago…we are strumming away and enjoying learning how to play chords and accompany ourselves while singing.

(Ms. G unpacking the new Ukuleles!!!)

Most days I join students for some extra practice time at morning patio…Our Uke club is going strong!!!

(Pic Coming Soon!)

The Uke is great instrument that can be enjoyed for many years, and is meant to be a lifetime music instrument for our kids here at BFIS.  Ukuleles are small, easily portable, and inexpensive. If you’re interested in purchasing one for your child, I recommend the following instruments. (Just follow the hyperlinks to Amazon to purchase).  We have a class set for use at school, but it’s always more motivating when you have your own to practice with at home!  However, you can easily pick up a soprano Ukulele at most guitar or music shops!

Mahalo           Kala 

Make sure to pick up an electronic tuner so that your child can tune their instrument at home!

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Finally, here are some inspirational ukulele video’s to enjoy! I especially love Grace Vandewaal, who was introduced to me by one of our students!!

Also, one of my Favorite Ukulele Players Jake Shimabukuro playing Bohemian Rhapsody on the Ukulele!

Choir Happenings!!!!

Written by Heather Gilles. Posted in 1st Grade

What an exciting two weeks it’s been for our choir members!  We are finally able to rehearse at the same time EVERY week!  That’s right, Thursday is now Choir Morning.

Students in choir begin their day with a vocal warm up (ask your choir member to show you their roller coaster sound).  Then we have time to rehearse together.  What a lovely way to start the day, with hearing the voices of our students in song! I’m a lucky teacher!

 

Right now we are working on the following songs!  True Colors-originally by Cyndi Lauper. Oye-Jim Papoulis, and some other fun warm up pieces.  I’ve included some of my favourite children’s choirs versions of these songs below.  Look for our versions of the songs online in the following weeks!

Enjoy!-Ms. G