Archive for January, 2015

International Peace Day!

Posted: January 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

Peace Day!

Posted: January 30, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Hello everyone!
This week we’ll be celebrating a very special event around the world: Peace Day. I’ve come across this interesting project full of ideas and resources. Have a look and get ready for ideas to make our world a better place 🙂
http://www.peaceoneday.org/teachers

Peace!
Maria Esther

Learning about Cardinal Points!

Posted: January 30, 2015 in SCIENCE
Hi everyone,
Students from 3rd Primary are working on the cardinal points in Social Studies so we did an activity outside the classroom. As the book says, we don’t need a compass to know where the north is. Only the Sun and knowing where it rises is enough. We followed the instructions of the book and we put our arms to the East and the West facing the north. They had a really good time and learned that we can also orientate with our own body.
Hope you can try at home, too!! 🙂
Araceli

Interesting App!

Posted: January 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hello everyone!

Just a quick idea to share with you on the use of this app: “Video D/L”.
With this app you can download videos to your iPad and this week we’ve been singing a couple of songs in English. I’ve also downloaded the lyrics and deleted some of the words.
Students then filled those gaps as they listened to the songs.
They really enjoyed it!
Jere

Peace Day!

Posted: January 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hello, everyone!!!!

This is 6th grade. We’ve been working this week on many different things: we have had tests, revisions and, of course, Peace Day preparations. Like you, we have decorated our letter to make the mural all together, but we are also the coordinators and instructors of the games we are going to play. Tomorrow is the big day and we are very excited.

We will let you know soon about our celebration! But, how about listening to Rihanna’s song? Have a nice Peace Day!!!!!

ISA Tests 2015

Posted: January 29, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hi everyone,

The ISA assessment program is designed especially for students in international schools in Grades 3 to 10.  It is based on the internationally endorsed reading, mathematical literacy and scientific literacy frameworks of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

International schools and schools with an international focus, whose language of instruction is English, like our school. We use ISA tests to get students level information about what they know and can do. These tests offer relevant comparisons between similar schools around the world.

Our 4th ESO students took the tests this week where they found a combination of multiple-choice, open-ended questions and prompts. When we get the results, we will have relevant information that will be included in our instructional programs.

Well done!!

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Present Simple Tense Rap!

Posted: January 29, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Hi my peeps,
Here is something to review the present simple tense. It is a cool rap from Youtube.
Enjoy,
Shawn

Creating our footprints!

Posted: January 29, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hello everyone,

This week 4EP have been learning all about footprints, looking at the soles of their shoes and drawing what patterns it would leave on the beach, we also looked at the difference between human footprints to dog paw prints so we could add them to our creations.
Strength from James

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Typing skills!!

Posted: January 29, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Hi everyone,
In the following website students may continue working on their typing skills. It will reinforce the contents we are working in class during this second term. I hope you give it a good use!
Xerach

http://www.wordgames.com/air-typer.html

Readers Session!

Posted: January 23, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hi everyone,

These first weeks in Readers, from 3 ESO – 2 Baccalaureate/ 2IB, we have been working on our creativity both orally and in writing. Using Rory’s Story Cubes, which are sets of nine dice with six pictures on each, we have been creating stories which with practice have got better and better. After warming up our story telling skills by telling each other stories in groups, we then made collective stories that we recorded in voice memo or similar programmes, and wrote as a joint piece of creative writing. The vast majority of students really enjoyed this creative activity and some of the writings that have come out of this story telling activity are truly wonderful. The story cubes can also be accessed as an app for iPads for those interested ( Rory’s Story Cubes).

With some of the students in 3 and 4 ESO we also embarked on guided fantasies to open up our creativity even more. On this occasion the students were taken on two guided fantasies, each resulting in an imaginative piece of creative writing. Some students found it more difficult than others to let go of conventions, but with a bit of prompting they all managed to produce great work. For some students the activity pushed the creativity button to such an extent that they almost didn’t want to stop writing when the class was over!

Well done to all of you for dipping into that vast and amazing territory of your mind called imagination. We’ll intercalated more creative activities during the term as they are a very effective tool to improve in all skills.

Patricia Bergström

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