martes, 24 de mayo de 2011

Feria de las lenguas y las culturas

We attended the Feria de las lenguas y las culturas in Jerez de la Frontera. We were able to listen to presentors and see what other schools do in their bilingual programs. We also had our own booth to share what we do at Princípe Felipe.

lunes, 11 de abril de 2011

Easter project (5 year-olds, grades 1st 'bilingual group' and 2nd).

                                                                Happy Easter 2011!!!

We did a variety of Easter activities with the 5 year old class and first grade students. Each student in both classes helped paint a giant Easter Egg that says, "Happy Easter 2011" and is hanging in the entryway of the school. The first grade students learned some basic vocabulary (Easter basket, Easter egg, Easter Bunny, bow, chick, Easter egg hunt, and happy Easter) and then colored and assembled a paper Easter basket filled with eggs, a chick, and a bunny. After the craft, they went outside and participated in an Easter egg hunt. Fifteen paper Easter eggs had been colored, laminated, and then hid outside on the patio. The students were given instructions to search for the hidden eggs. After the students successfully found all 15 of the eggs, they were
given a chocolate egg.

In this video you will learn how to dye eggs.

lunes, 21 de marzo de 2011

Healthy-unhealthy habits project! (5 year-olds).

The five years olds are learning about the importance of having a healthy lifestyle. They've classified food into healthy and unhealthy groups. They've learnt about keeping the body and mouth clean and they have also read the famous story titled: 'The very hungry caterpillar' by Eric Carle.

Here you can view 'The very hungry caterpillar' video:

The book.
From egg to butterfly.


Meet the students.

 Do you brush your teeth every day? Well done!

How many teeth do you have? Can you count them? Guess.

Brush your teeth video.

jueves, 17 de febrero de 2011

Pancake Day (1st grade bilingual group).

Pancake Day lined up perfectly with the end of our Science Unit on Food. We were also able to use the opportunity for parent involvement. One of the mothers made all of the pancakes for the students after she was given the materials. 

Here is a short video to learn how to make pancakes if you do not have a pancake mix out of a box: Pancake Video

Here is more information on what Pancake Day is: Pancake DayMore on Pancake Day (English), Pancake DayMore on Pancake Day (Spanish), 

sábado, 4 de diciembre de 2010

Christmas (5 year-olds to 6th grade).

                   Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!

To learn about Christmas, each of the grade levels followed along and listened to a story about Christmas that is in one of the curriculum books. They heard some of the differences between the major days in the United States and in Spain. The students heard a variety of Christmas songs and learned at least a section of one song, if not the whole song. They also made a handprint Christmas tree. Each student from both the ELL and Bilingual classes (5 years through 6th grade) traced their hand on white paper. The students then colored it green and cut it out. Some painted their paper fingernails to represent ornaments. The hands were then pasted together to form the shape of a tree. Ornaments were colored and 'hung' on the tree. It was displayed in the entry way of the school for the students and parents to see.

 We Wish you a Merry Christmas video.

jueves, 25 de noviembre de 2010

Thanksgiving project (1st to 6th grade).

Thanksgiving November'10!

To learn about Thanksgiving the English Language Learners in grades 3-5 were read a story that was in Spanish and translated to English. It was made into a big book. They also followed along with a story of a family on Thanksgiving that is in the Festivals section of an English curriculum book one of the grade levels uses. They were able to read the story, listen to a CD of the story, and then ask questions about typical traditions on Thanksgiving Day in the United States. They then helped make a turkey. Each students was provided with a piece of orange, green, brown, or red paper. They traced and cut out their hands. The hands were then pasted to the body of a cut out turkey. The completed handprint turkey was displayed for the school.

Read some about the history of the first Thanksgiving, in English.  It is at the National Georgraphic website for kids. There are also some activities, recipies, and games that kids can participate in to learn more about the Holiday.

domingo, 31 de octubre de 2010

Halloween (5 year-olds to 6th grade)

For Halloween the students watched a video about an English family and what they do on Halloween. They learned some of the vocabulary, such as jack-o-lantern. The older students also answered questions on a worksheet after watching the video. The students also decorated their own paper jack-o-lanterns.

If you follow this link, you will be taken to the History Channel website. There is a history of Halloween. There are also videos to watch, from 'Haunted History of Halloween' to an interactive 'Pumpkin Carving' video. There are also photos that you can look at. More on Halloween (English) ... Halloween (en Español)