Tuesday, 21 February 2012

aRt ClaSs

TodDlerS, kiNdEr, pRe-fIrsT, fIrsT eNgLiSh
PrImaRy 1St & 2nD grAdEs

In order to keep practicing the power of cOnnEct we worked with a book called "nO, daViD" which is about a kid´s perspective where he finds exciting playing with food,jumping on the bed, playing with mud...and the way he feels when his mom is always saying NO to all his "iNitiaTiveS"

kidS were really interested in this book & they were happy sharing their stories & experiences. I could appreciate they really connected with the story.

The best of the experience was their eXciTemEnt when they were invited to enjoy doing what David wasn't allowed to do.
They were asked to express their likes, & feelings by painting on paper pasted on walls using digital paint, fruits, vegetables, & their own hands as seals.

The objective of these sessions was succesfully accomplished!!  

"You know & understand yourself better than anyone else,
 so if you can learn to put yourself into the stories you read,
 it will help you to understand them much better"

"The words on the page are only half the story,  
the rest is what you bring to the party"- Toni Morrison

Monday, 20 February 2012

Art Class

PrImAry 1st to 6th grade

During these classes we worked with a book called "The OK book" where the OK character tells us about the different things he/she likes to do in life & the things he dreams will be doing when he grows up.

As you know, we´re now focussing on the power of ConnEct, therefore to reinforce the concept, children had to write about the things that called their attention from the story & things they like or enjoy doing as the book character does.

As a closure children represented all these in a personal cOllagE where they used different materials such as recyclable stuff, colors, wood sticks, colored paper, foami, pasta... the purpose of all this is to guide them on how to respond to the text in a MeanIningFul way so they can enjoy reading!

Good readers know that reading is not just being able to say the words on the page; but being also able to ThinK about what those words mean to them

 Just like your eyes and hands have special jobs to do while you are reading, your BRaiN has special jobs too!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

cLaSe dE aRtE

Queremos promover el aprendizaje significativo y desarrollo de competencias a través de las diferentes actividades realizadas durante las sesiones. Buscamos que los niños sean más conscientes y capaces de utilizar las estrategias (conectar, preguntar, visualizar, inferir y sintetizar) con el fin de tener una mejor interacción con lo que leen, observan, escuchan, tocan y así realzar su significado comunicando sus propios sentimientos y pensamientos.

Durante el mes de FeBrErO trabajaremos con la estrategia de cOnEctAr.
En esta primera etapa queremos que los niños logren ir creando SgNificAdO de las obras a partir de su conocimiento previo y experiencias personales.

Actividad I: Grupos de Toddlers, Kinder, Pre-first, First English

Después de leer e interactuar de manera oral con el cuento "VeO, vEo" los niños crearon su propio "CollAgE" para plasmar lo que más les gustó, o bien lo que les hizo sentido a partir sus experiencias de vida y conocimiento previo.

"The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions"- Ralph Waldo Emerson