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!!!