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)

miércoles, 20 de octubre de 2010

Welcome Ashlee!


Ashlee Hefner is from Washington State (USA).  It's capital is Olympia.
She is a teacher back in her country and our language assistant this school year 2010-11.
Here are some beautiful pictures from her  Washington State we hope you like:

In Washington, we have many parks and forests filled with different types of trees. The type of tree that represents my state is Evergreen, which you see in many of the pictures above. Our bird is the Yellow Goldfinch. There is a lot of farming in my state. Some of the major crops from around my town are apples, cherries, hops, and grapes, for winemaking. There are also farms with wheat, corn, and other fruits and vegetables. In the Eastern part of the state, where I live, we get all four seasons. Summer is hot and dry. Spring can be cold, warm, rainy, or sunny. Fall starts of warm and quickly turns cold as all the trees change their colors and loose leaves. Sometimes it snows in the fall. In the winter there is rain and usually a lot of snow. There are two big state universities in Washington. Washington State University and University of Washington. Football is very popular at those universities. I got my teaching degree from UW. Gonzaga University, where I did my undergraduate studies is small, but has a nationally ranked basketball team. Gonzaga does not have football, so basketball is the major sport to cheer on. In Washington, we have a volcano, Mt. St. Helens. The last time it erupted was in the 1980´s. Skiining, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and mountain climbing are popular activities in the winter on the many snow covered mountains the state has. During other seasons, river rafting, hiking, rock climbing, and biking are popular activites.

lunes, 11 de octubre de 2010

Día Hispanidad (5th and 6th grade).

We did activities for Día Hispanidad, or Columbus Day in the United States, with 5th and 6th grade, some of the English Langague Learners in the school. A story was translated and made into a big book for the students. They listened to the history in both English and Spanish in relationship to what it meant for both of our countries. Christopher Columbus did much of the planning for his voyages in different cities around Andalucía so the students were already familiar with his name and some of the history surround the events he was part of.

More information on Christopher Columbus and his accomplishments that includes articles, videos, and photos on the History Channel website. English Spanish

sábado, 2 de octubre de 2010

Welcome to 1st Primary Bilingual Group 2010-11.

  • Welcome back!
  • We are the 1st students starting the bilingual program at Principe Felipe school in Chipiona.  Have a nice school year 2010-11!!!


martes, 28 de septiembre de 2010

Autumn Tree Project! (5 year-olds).

Welcome Autumn 2010.
Here we  are having fun at the English classroom with our teacher.
We are making an Autumn tree with our hands and some paint.
We hope you all like it!!!

sábado, 25 de septiembre de 2010

Meet The Teachers

Maite López (Coordinadora Bilingüe)

Ashlee Hefner (Auxiliar de Conversación)

Antonio Vegas (Tutor sección bilingüe)
   Juan Manuel Garrán (Coordinador TIC)

lunes, 20 de septiembre de 2010

Welcome to Príncipe Felipe Bilingual School, Chipiona

 The lighthouse in Chipiona is the 3rd largest in Europe, and the largest in Spain.

We are in year one of the Bilingual Program. The first grade students are learning Science and Art in Spanish and English, as well as the cultural and social aspects of different English speaking countries.

Thank you for visiting us and we hope you enjoy our blog!