The P4 children went to the Chocolate Museum. There, they met “Xispeta” of cocoa, an elf coming from Madagascar who explained them where chocolate comes from through the observation of the cocoa tree, manipulating the cocoa fruit, learning about the ingredients and species used for the chocolate elaboration and also learning about the manufacturing process nowadays and in the past. The saw all the chocolate figures and finally, they made one by themselves, the painted with a pastry bag and they tasted some chocolate as well. It was yummy!
This term the students of P3, P4 and P5 have started in to robotics.
BEE BOT is a small bee robot that must follow our instructions with commands (forward, backward, rotate …) and must be correctly sequenced through the pushing of buttons to get a destination marked as aim.
It is a fantastic resource to work in an interdisciplinary way favoring meaningful learning based on the game.
Vídeo – Welcome to Infantil SIL.
We would like to introduce Aiden Myer and Erika Wilson, the Conversation Assistants for this school year. Their task is a very important one, and a great experience for themselves as well as for students and host families. They can explain it really well:
“My experience as a conversation assistant has been truly amazing so far. This is my third week in Barcelona and I am enjoying every moment. My host family is lovely and kind. They have made me feel at home. It is such an authentic experience living within a Spanish family.
The school is amazing and filled with colours. The teachers are welcoming and always there if I need any help.
Working with children is the highlight of my week. They are always so excited to learn English and it is making this experience incredible. “
“My name is Aidan Myer and I am a 22 year-old American from Columbia, South Carolina. I arrived in Barcelona almost 2 months ago and from the moment I landed down in El Prat practically everything has gone perfectly. The teachers and staff at SIL have been extremely kind and friendly, the students have been remarkably polite and engaging, my host parents and brother have made me feel like a part of their family and CAPS as an organization has been helpful with any question I have had without being overbearing. As an added bonus, Barcelona is an incredible city with beautiful architecture, impressive nightlife, delicious food and an eclectic culture that is accommodating to all. “
Next Tuesday November 29th at 17:30 a conference will be held by Ester Dorado (Gestalt Play and Pre-school educator) and Jordi Reche (Trainer and business coach). It is addressed to 2-8 year olds’ parents so we become consious of the importance of limits at early ages.
We would really like you came to share your doubts and experiences.
The P5 Children have started a very interesting new project: we are discovering how our body is inside. The organs, the bones, the articulations, the senses, … We are learning plenty of new things. With the information that they bring from home and all the things that they are working at school, they are learning a lot of new concepts.
The project based learning is very challenging and stimulating at this age, it encourages cooperative work and the participation of students in their own learning. They have to search for information, think, do research, organize, and later, they have to share their ideas with their classmates, so they also practice oral expression.
Once again we presented the drawings we made to celebrate the festivities of la Mercè in the contest organized by the association of shopkeepers Barna Centre together with the City Council. • The effort and the enthusiasm of our young artists have been rewarded with the 1st Prize and a special mention.
Drawing is a very important tool in the kindergarten stage. In our school we use it to develop creativity, imagination, artistic expression, values and emotions in our children.
We have been working on parts of the face and what they are for. Our ears have heard the sound of the bells, our mouths have been eating chocolate (mmmmm …. delicious!), with our noses we have smelled a vanilla body lotion that we put on our hands and with our eyes we have been playing with colored lights. We had a really great time!