Augmented reality in Spanish classes!

Written by Anna Teixido Sole. Posted in 4th Grade, 4th-5th Grade Intermediate SAL, 5th Grade, SAL

SAL students have been elaborating their master pieces for their own museum!

We have been working on the parts of the body and physical descriptions by learning some vocabulary and grammar structures we have to use when doing so. For this project, we have been using augmented reality by using an application called “Aurasma”. To elaborate our project, we have picked a person we consider to be our hero and we have written about him in terms of physical appearance. We have also make a portrait of that person and proved that we are truly artists! Finally, we have record ourselves talking about that person and created our own logo so that when we place an iPad in front of it, you can see the recording.

We are very excited to share the result with all of you so be aware for news coming your way related to the museum “opening”!

On the following weeks, we will be working on irregular and reflexive verbs, we will go through the use of imperative and will also learn about the use of pronouns in Spanish. In terms of vocabulary, we will talk about clothes, the parts of a house and habits.


4th Grade Winter Concert Music and Update

Written by Heather Gilles. Posted in 4th Grade, 4th Grade Music

Winter Concert Update for Fourth Grade!

Attire: Black Bottoms (pants or skirt), White Top and Winter Hats and Scarves!

Theme: Swingin’ Winter Weather!

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Dear BFIS 4th Graders and Families,   students have been working hard to prepare for the Winter concert. 4th grade has also been learning recorder parts to accompany their songs in their study of Swing Music through Carnegie Hall’s The Orchestra Swings program.




The Music

A Perfect Winter Day

This delightful song is a partner song, in which there are two distinct melodies. Each class will be singing one of the melodies describing their perfect winter Day….although each group has a very different idea of WHAT makes a perfect winter Day!

Click to listen to the song on youtube

Click to listen to the song on youtube



Ms. Merixtell’s Class

I´ve Got Rhythm…with original lyrics!!

I´ve got rhythm



Ms. Natasha’s Class

It Don’t Mean a Thing, if it Ain’t Got that Swing

Click to listen to the composer, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong play It Don't Mean a Thing!!

Click to listen to the composer, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong play It Don’t Mean a Thing!!










Winter Concert Update!

Written by Heather Gilles. Posted in 1st Grade, 1st Grade Music, 2nd Grade, 2nd Grade Music, 3rd Grade, 3rd Grade Music, 4th Grade, 4th Grade Music, 5th Grade, 5th Grade Music, ES Music, Kindergarten Music

Dear BFIS Families and Friends, 

The children have been busy preparing a wonderful winter performance for family and friends.  This year, each grade level will be focusing on different traditions or musical genres popular in the winter season.  Please try to assure your child´s attendance for the concert, as all students work together to create their performances, remember performance is a team activity!! The details of the winter concert are:

winter concert poster copy Thanks and we look forward to seeing you there! Please email me with any questions or concerns, or if your child will be unable to make the performance! I´m always happy to help!

Ms. Heather Gilles, General Music BFIS ES

Details for Families!

Attire:  All Students: BOTTOM: Black Pants or Skirt   SHOES: Black Dress Shoes (parents, please no tennis shoes or heels as they aren´t safe for dancing!)

  • Kindergarten Theme (Jingle):  Please wear a yellow top
  • First Grade Theme (Kwanzaa traditions):  Green Top
  • Second Grade Theme (Mexican Christmas traditions): White Top
  • Third Grade  Theme (Hanukkah traditions): Blue Top
  • Fourth Grade Theme (Swinging Wintertime): White or Silver Top with Hat and Scarf (any colours…make it fun!!!)
  • Fifth Grade Theme (Winter Comforts!): Cute/Silly Winter Sweater and Plastic Mug with Handle. (5th Grade Parents bring in extra plastic mugs if you have them, as they can be hard to find!!)

Students in 5th grade have been rehearsing diligently for their upcoming concert, and even played a part in deciding their attire for the concert.  Students in 5th grade will need a plastic mug (like a coffee cup) and either a plain sweat in any colour OR an FUN WINTER SWEATER (see examples below) .  

Ugly Winter Sweaters Examples

         Explanation:  Students can design their own ‘silly winter sweater’ using fabric or foam cut outs, or perhaps they already have one hanging in a closet!  This is a great chance for them to be creative and have fun!  Here are some examples of  ¡¡¡winter sweaters’!

Looking forward to a wonderful concert!! -Ms. G!



Friendship and Fostering Our Community Values

Written by Kathleen Watt. Posted in 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

Today, students from the 8th grade Wellness class came to teach our elementary students about friendship and bullying. The students created their own projects and presentations and did a fantastic job of reinforcing some of the main ideas and important concepts that we have been working with this year. Thank you to Ms. Kleijn and to all of the students who participated!

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BFIS Elementary School Winter Book Fair

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

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In association with Come In Bookshop, BFIS Elementary Library is holding its Winter Book Fair on

Tuesday  29th November

       In the event that you would like your child to have the opportunity to purchase books, please send them in with cash.  The average book price will be 10€.  The books are offered at a discounted price. There will likely be a long line of people shopping and waiting to pay at the end of the day, so although coming with your child after school is an option, it is highly preferred that students come prepared to select and purchase books during the school day with the guidance of their teacher and the librarian. We will ensure that students select age and level-appropriate material. The fair will only remain open for a brief period after school. The door will close at 16:30. 

       We´re excited about giving the students the opportunity to choose materials suited to their interests, so please consider sending them in with money.

Best Wishes,

Miss Emma

ES Librarian