The 5 senses

Written by AngieB. Posted in Nursery

In Nursery we are well into our study of the 5 senses, and we are loving it! For sight we looked for missing objects, we did a walk around campus and we played the “I spy with my little eye” game. For hearing we played with instruments and we explored different animals sounds. For taste we tasted sour, salty and sweet food, and we read The very Hungry Caterpillar. Next week for smell we will smell different smelling foods and objects, such as chocolate, oranges, playdough and soap! And finally for the sense of touch, we will be playing at our sensory table full of dried beans, rice and pasta, as well as gooey shaving foam, and we will make letters with felt!

It is so exciting to explore our senses. Before we have our winter ski-week break, in order to wrap up this unit,  we will be doing a fun activity with POPCORN. First we will hear the popcorn being made, then we will see it, touch it, smell it and finally we will eat lots of popcorn!

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The 5 Senses

Written by AngieB. Posted in Nursery

In Nursery we are learning about the 5 senses. It is a classic theme for young learners because children learn through their senses. Babies put all objects they can get a hold of in their mouths. Why? Well, it’s not because they want to displease you, it’s because they are exploring their surroundings with their senses.

We will be exploring a different sense every week. This week we are starting with the sense of sight. So far we have painted with a blind-fold, we have been games like “I Spy with my Little Eye”, and tomorrow we will make binoculars in class to help the students look for things.

We will be combining these sensory activities with math and literacy. This week the students will do lots of counting when we go out in the playground looking with their class-made binoculars. They will also write their letter and name in shaving foam, which smells amazing and feels very soft and gooey. We can’t wait!

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Winter Math

Written by AngieB. Posted in Nursery

In December we have been doing a lot of fun winter crafts and activities which incorporate math.

In Nursery we believe that giving our students a solid foundation in early math is critical to their future success. Most children, even without guidance, are naturally interested in math as it exists in the world around them. They learn math best by engaging in dynamic, hands-on games and projects. Our students love to ask questions and play games that involve the many aspects of math.

During these first days of December we have noticing shapes, we have been doing lots of counting and we have been learning numerals. Below you can see the snowmen that the students created… they counted the buttons on each snowman!

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Winter Concert and Class Party

Written by AngieB. Posted in Nursery

In Nursery we will be celebrating the beginning of the holiday season with a wonderful Winter Concert followed by a Class Party. Here are the dates and times of our parties:

  • Ms. Angie and Ms. Caitriona’s Class: Friday 4th December at 3.15pm in the Music Room
  • Ms. Margarita and Ms. Tere’s Class: Tuesday 15th December at 3.15pm in the Music Room

Please make sure your child comes to school with all WHITE clothing for the day of their concert. We also ask that all parents arrive at least 5 minutes before our concert starts. We begin on time and the concert is short so we would not like anyone to miss it!

Here are some of the songs that the students will be singing:

Little Snowflake:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbbKjDjMDok

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCjJyiqpAuU

Jingle Bells:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ34DSTjsLQ

All you need is a BOX

Written by AngieB. Posted in Nursery

Beginning this week we start our new unit on BOXES! Children get really excited when they see boxes, and we will use their natural curiosity to observe and explore their varying shapes, sizes, and uses. Throughout this unit, we will use boxes to develop and strengthen our problem solving, prediction making, and investigative skills.
We will transform a cardboard box into a mailbox and the children will draw and write letters to put inside. We will also wrap boxes using scissors, glue and tape, and we will use boxes for creative play- just today the children were pretending the boxes were airplanes, boats  and cars!
We are asking for donations of any type of boxes: big, small, new, old, round, rectangular… anything will do! If you have any boxes you can spare, please bring them in.

Winter Food Drive

Written by AngieB. Posted in Nursery

The High School students at BFIS have organized a Winter Food Drive. They are working with Centre Assís, which is a soup kitchen that helps homeless people. To contribute, we are giving them food items that they need so that they can aid homeless people in Barcelona.

In Nursery and Pre-K we are asking parents to please bring two jars of jam and one can of tinned pineapple. You can place them in one of the cardboard boxes at the entrance of our building. Thank you in advance for your contributions!
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