30 Mar 2013

Easter eggs !

 Are you bored because you don't go to school? 
Don't worry and celebrate Easter decorating some
 some boiled eggs!

 You are going to enjoy a lot if you share that task with your friends or with your family as well. 
Then, you can hide them and play with your friends. 
Also you can give them as a present for Easter Monday. 
Why not? 
 By the way, look at the picture below:
Easter eggs by express delivery!

22 Mar 2013

Happy Easter holidays!

Happy Easter days to all of you! 
I want to celebrate the end of the second term with this 
 video from PEANUTS. You will see how Snoopy carries a basket of painted eggs and tosses an egg to everybody. However, when he gets to Charlie Brown he finds that he has run out of eggs. 
Snoopy gives an embarassed smile and hands the boy his empty basket. 
That's fun and Snoopy is cute!

See you in April!

21 Mar 2013

Daily Routines, group B

It's group B turn. 
Here you have its first production.
Hoorey for them. They've done an important effort!
Thanks to all their families for their cooperation.


Welcome back Spring!

A new season's just started ! 
Spring's in the air, isn't it! You can smell it in the school.  
All the groups are excited because the second term is finishing and we want to have Easter holidays!
By the way, I want to celebrate with you this new time listening to Vivaldi.

Besides that, 1st graders have reviewed this traditional Nursery Rhyme for Easter Time!

If you click on the picture below you will find the audio to play with your kids.

20 Mar 2013

Happiness Day!

In July 2012, the Organisation of United Nations (ONU) proclaimed March 20 "International Happiness Day".
So, this is the first time we celebrate it!
In the English lessons we wanted to celebrate this special day by asking to children:
"What makes me happy at school?" 
Here you have different answers. Some of them are fun!
  • Going to the playground
  • Looking at the girl I like 
  • Playing "hide and seek"
  • Having good marks   
  • Doing physical education
  • Singing English songs
  • Learning new things
  • Solving maths problems
  • Changing cards
  • Playing football
  • Skating in the playground
  • Going to the school garden
  • Collecting stickers
  • ...   
We are conscious that happiness is flying everyday! 
So, catch it, smile and BE HAPPY!

19 Mar 2013

Colours song

This is a good song from ELF Learning to check the colours! 
You can find easy and repetitive structures!

17 Mar 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Even if you aren’t Irish, you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your family in different ways , dressing in green or doing a green food lunch or dinner! Why not? It can be fun!
See how many different green foods you can eat today! vegetables will be amazing if you help in the kitchen. Your parents will be happy!  Then, you can play "I Spy Green…." Guess what I am thinking about!  You can search inside and outside!!

15 Mar 2013

St. Patrick's Day

Hi you all!
St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner! It's celebrated on March 17th!
This is the anniversary of the day St. Patrick died many hundreds of years ago. But... who was St. Patrick? 
He lived in the fifth century, that's more than 1.500 years ago! 
St. Patrick is Ireland's patron saint. 
That means that people from Ireland believe that he protects them.
However, there are many thousands of people around the world who celebrate this special Irish holiday, as Martha in Buffalo explained to us last school year. 
3rd graders had the opportunity to have some information about that celebration with this presentation. They also colored a shamrock and  learnt some vocabulary about the legend with this wordsearch

View more PowerPoint from seniros

Also, here you have some recipes and craft ideas to celebrate this special day!

13 Mar 2013

Daily Routines, group A

4th graders are working on daily routines. They are also learning to tell the time. This is an activity that children really enjoy because they can watch and listen to themselves. Families have cooperated sending the pictures through mail. 

12 Mar 2013

Air pressure on water

Hi you all!
Last week was the Water's Week in our school and we had different workshops working on that topic.
CM graders learnt that the air around us has weight, and it presses against everything it touches. That pressure is called atmospheric pressure, or air pressure. 

We started with  old and empty bottles, hammering a hole in a side of each bottle. Then we put a drinking straw through each hole.
Children discovered, when they filled them with water, and put the lids on, the water stoppped pouring through the straw, because air wasn't getting into the bottles, and couldn't pushing down the water. Otherwise, when they unscrewed the caps, the water was pouring ! It was fun and they enjoyed a lot. They talked about they had made a fountain with a tap.

If you're a kid who is trying to do this experiment, get an adult to help you make a hole in the bottle. I don't want to hurt yourself! You have to make the hole on a side of the bottle, close to the bottom.
Put a drinking straw through the hole you have just made it. Fill the bottle with water all the way to the half bottle. Screw on the cap. What's happen? Hey, there's no leak!

Slowly unscrew the cap and watch what happens. Are you ready for the water to come rushing out?


EXTRA INFORMATION: Atmospheric pressure is commonly measured with a barometer. In a barometer, a column of mercury in a glass tube rises or falls as the weight of the atmosphere changes. Meteorologists describe the atmospheric pressure by how high the mercury rises.

5 Mar 2013

School Project's week

Hi you all!
All the students in our school are working 
on the same topic along this week: WATER!
CM students are doing different workshops about that topic. So, I present you the one that we are studying about the air pressure on water. First of all, it's very important for us, to understand what pressure means. 
Here you have this clear power point 
to understand its meaning.

2 Mar 2013

Oral activity for 3rd graders

Hi everyone!
3rd graders learnt a new poem: "30 days". 
This rhyme goes back to the 15th century! 
Someone who learns that poem can also learn what a leap year is. 
A leap year happens every four years and has 366 days and it has an extra day in it.
The extra day is added at the end of the shortest month, February!
Last leap year was 2012, so the next will be in 2016.
Besides that,
3rd graders and me could talk about people who born on a leap day (February 29th) can celebrate their birthday on March 1st on-leap years.