miércoles, 11 de abril de 2018

Open House / Puertas Abiertas

Last week was "Open House" (Puertas Abiertas) at Torrente Ballester. On Friday, each of us auxiliares worked with different classes to do a fun activity. In infantil, Melissa taught the kids the story of "The Three Little Pigs." In primary school, Jason worked with his students on a science project. In ESO 1, my students worked in teams to put together and label a puzzle of a map of the United States. Check out Melissa's storyboards!

miércoles, 21 de marzo de 2018

Easter and Spring Decorations

The doors are decorated for Easter and spring! We've written some spring-themed expressions on the doors, such as: hop into spring, it's raining cats and dogs, and April showers bring May flowers. Check them out on all the Primary classroom doors!

We've also decorated the halls with the Easter eggs, butterflies, flowers, Easter bunnies, carrots, and chicks the students created over the past couple of weeks.

Happy Easter!

This year, Easter falls on Sunday, April 1st. Since the students will be on vacation, we celebrated Easter with the kids this week. From Infantil to 6th grade, each student made an Easter/Spring craft to help decorate the school. We also decorated each Primary door to reflect the new season that is upon us. Happy Easter and happy first day of spring!

An infantil student with his colorful Easter egg
First and second graders colored Easter eggs, flowers, butterflies and carrots.

Happy Easter from Torrente Ballester!💜

St. Patrick's Day Activities & Celebration

St. Patrick's Day is a religious and cultural celebration held on March 17th, which was also the day Saint Patrick died in 461AD. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, and therefore widely celebrated throughout the country today. Even though the holiday is specific to Ireland, it is celebrated all around the world, including in the United States.

Last week, Melissa, Jason, and I did some activities with the kids in order to celebrate the holiday. We painted shamrocks (clovers) on the kids' faces, explained what the celebration was about, and did some follow-up games and activities.

Check out some pictures from the day below!

In Infantil, the kids listened and danced to "I'm a Little Leprechaun" and colored pictures of a leprechaun, pot of gold, clovers, and a rainbow.

In 1st and 2nd grade, the students learned St. Patrick's Day vocabulary, completed a word find, and read a short paragraph about the holiday. Students also began to work on their Easter projects, which are now hung in the Primary hall.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

miércoles, 28 de febrero de 2018

"New York - New Delhi" Play

Jason recently accompanied some of the primary students to the Parla Cultural Center (Centro Cultural de Parla) to see a theater performance called "New York - New Delhi." Here, you can see two students, María and Yerai, volunteering for the play.

The students had a great time!

miércoles, 21 de febrero de 2018

Valentine's Celebration

Last week, we celebrated Valentine's day with the students. Each grade, infantil through sixth, created Valentine's cards for another student of a different class. The students learned important Valentine's vocabulary such as, "love" and "friendship." Check out their beautiful cards!

An infantil student creating her Valentine's card

Infantil students with their cards

2nd graders

viernes, 2 de febrero de 2018

Wall of Peace and Hope

Here's the final wall project! The infantil children colored the peace signs, 1st and 2nd graders drew pictures of their heroes, and the 3rd through 6th graders did the thought bubbles.