Autumn Fun!

Written by Caitriona Ross. Posted in Nursery

This week in Nursery we had a great time playing with Autumn objects.

The children painted beautiful pictures using twigs, pine cones and chestnuts instead of paintbrushes. We mixed some objects with play dough and pretended to make birthday cakes with play dough and twigs!

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We made our happy, sad, angry or sad faces on paper and added leaves for hair.  And we made lovely decorations for out classroom windows using sticky paper and twigs, leaves, and a mixture of yellow and orange crepe paper.

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We really enjoyed celebrating the beautiful colours of this time of year in our classroom!


All About Me!

Written by Caitriona Ross. Posted in Nursery

We’re nearly at the end of our “All About Me” Unit. We’ve had a great time talking about our bodies, our families and our feelings. The children made life sized versions of themselves which we have hung on the walls. We made some family portraits together and talked about how all our families are similar and different.  The children loved making happy, sad, angry, scared and silly faces when we talked about our feelings!!

This week we made Feelings Faces with the kids using Salt Dough.  We mixed the dough together and then the kids added facial features.  They told the teacher all about their little character and how they were feeling.
Next week we’ll be incorporating Autumn into the end of our Unit. We’ll be making lots of different arts and crafts combining all we’ve learned within the unit with Autumn objects, such as leaves and twigs.
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                   Our Big Bodies!                                                        My Happy Face!
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Café Con Libros

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

ES Principal, Ms. Jorge, met with 20+ parents on Tuesday to enjoy coffee and pastries while discussing the importance of reading, and especially reading at home to and with children (in any language!) Parents were asked to think about how they first learned to read and were pushed to think about the difficulties of learning to read for the first time. The importance of making reading fun and enjoyable for kids came up over and over again and Ms. Jorge provided suggestions for different ways that parents can continue to encourage and build their children’s love for reading. We look forward to welcoming parents back for the next Café Con Libros!

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Thank you

Written by Lila Jorge. Posted in 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Administration, Elementary School, ES Principal, Kindergarten, Nursery, PreK, Uncategorized

I heart BFIS
During the past ten years, many things have changed in the elementary school.  Although I am naturally biased, I am confident that the work accomplished by our faculty over this period of time leaves the school is in a much stronger place than when I arrived in 2006.

With that said, I am equally convinced that the best is yet to come.  For the first time, BFIS will have completed a building from the foundation up and the elementary school happens to be the lucky inhabitants.  Additionally, the introduction of new leaders at an important time will provide unique and fresh perspectives in helping guide our ongoing pursuit of the school mission.

I am very grateful for everything that BFIS has given to me over the last decade.  An invaluable professional experience.  Unforgettable relationships.  The opportunity to live in my favorite city.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you, BFIS.