Thursday, December 19, 2013

Speaking with Shannon

These days the pupils in 5th grade have been speaking with Shannon about the topic of food, which we have also studied in the class. They have been working with a Food Pyramid in order to practise the vocabulary and they have talked about their likes and dislikes too.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Interdisciplinary Project

Business Economics and English Language

The students of 1st of Bachillerato who are in the branch of Business Economics, have presented aloud our research about real Economics, Market and Enterprises…
We have learnt that cooperative work produces the necessary synergy to collect better outputs and optimize results.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Amco Videos

Here are the videos which have been recorded in the Amco classes from P3 to 3rd grade.
Different activities, games and songs are practised according to their level,  and as you will see, one of the most important aspects of the Amco methodology is to develop the kids' speaking ability.

P3 Class

P4 Class

P5 Class

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Halloween Essay

Here we have Mireia, a student of 3rd of ESO who would like to share her experience and feelings about Halloween.
This is her essay about All Saints Day.


As every year at the end of the 10th month, one of the days most people know by an irish tradition arrived to our country. If you asked “What will you do on the 31st of October this year?” to some adults or kids they would probably answer: Oh, it’s the “Castanyada” I’ll just spend time with the family and eat “panellets”. But, if you asked the exact same question to teenagers, they would say: Well, it’s the day when the dead people come alive, so I’ll dress up and go from house to house trick-or-treating with my friends and get some candy. Can you notice the diference? This old english tradition has been expanding for many years from city to city, country to country and continent to continent until the day when everyone knows about its existance, this day I’m talking about, is the present. If you don’t believe it, you can confirm it yourself by just going out in the evening or at night to the most transitated streets of your city or even a small village and you will see ghosts, vampires, witches, cowboys, demons, clowns, superheroes, fairies, and more! All of these magical and fantastic creatures fill the streets with their laughs and smiles and their eyes gleaming with hope waiting at the doors and asking for some candy so that they can fill their pumpkin baskets and tell all of their friends and family how many they got. Some people don’t like accepting the fact that this tradition is, in some way, overshadowing our own traditions, but, if we think about it, we are just being, not just international, but tolerant to other lands and territories that truly believed in this thought that said that the deads came to life on this day centuries ago by keeping their customs.

One of the ways this tradition got to us was by songs, movies, documentaries, and even books! And this movies, songs and books have also created the mythic “Deads come back to life parties” where they make costume competitions, creepiest food contests and even short home-made horror film festivals where a lot of young people take part.

And not just teenagers that go out at night celebrate it, but schools also! Those schools that are international and embrace different languages and cultures in their language department decorate their classrooms with pumpkins, skeletons, witches, bats, and many other scary creatures that are so common to see on this day. The part that is most enjoyable to watch, at least in my opinion, is just walking down the streets a week or two before the 31st arrives and seeing all the streets, restaurants, shops and, as I just said, schools all decorated in orange and black strings, neon lights and all sorts of fun things that let people know that the day when everyone dresses up and goes out to have fun is about to come. I don’t mean to say that this is the only day when people go out, dress up and have fun; I certainly don’t mean that because, as we all know, there are still plenty of festive days when people do those things but, the 31st of October is an international day that almost everyone all around the world celebrates.

As I said earlier, every year people all over the world have fun on this day, so next year won’t be an exception, not at least for young kids and teenagers that especially love going out and getting treats and neither for the moms and dads that, to support their kids, become mummies, frankesteins and zombies for one night and go trick-or-treating with them and have so much fun seeing their children happy and proud of following such a tradition the 31st of October, Halloween, is.

Descriptions in 2nd of ESO

The students of 2nd of ESO have been describing aloud different pictures chosen by us. We have been practising prepositions and our written and oral English language.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Shannon is with us!

She is from Illinois and started her work in our classrooms with an introduction about herself.
She was talking about Chicago, sports, her university, family, hobbies and Lolapalooza and lots more….
We have spent a great time listening to her and sharing out knowledge of the English language.

It is great having her in the school!!


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Painting in a different way

In Arts and Crafts in 3rd grade we have been painting with the help of some sponges, and we have made some really creative paintings. We had prepared ourselves for the occasion and taken our aprons from home!!

In 4th grade we have been painting too, but with some peeled potatoes which we had to use as  tools to  do our drawings.
We all had a great time!!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Homeschooling in 2nd grade

As you know, in 2nd grade we have started taking the Homeschooling home. We work some vocabulary words in class, and then we take them to practise. This year it is more difficult because there is always one word missing and we have to pronounce it at the end of the listening.

We like it a lot!!!

La Castanyada at the school

Last Thursday we could all enjoy celebrating La Castanyada at the school. We could all make our own "panallets", the older ones helping the little ones and then we ate them in the afternoon. It was great to prepare them!
Then in the afternoon we enjoyed with some music, poems, riddles and we ate our own panallets.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy Halloween!

In 1st grade in Arts and Crafts the pupils turned some autumn leaves  into pumpkins and ghosts to decorate the classrooms.

But we also wanted to wish you a Happy Halloween Day and we had made up a spooky card  drawing a ghost and then filling it with dried beans!

We hope you liked it!!!