Conversation Assistants 2016-17

img_20161201_092618 ac2 ac1We 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. “
Erika Wilson
“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. “
Aiden Myer

P5 have a reading companions

After the positive and the enthusiasm the students showed in this Project during the last school year,  we are having “Reading mates” in P5 and 5th grade in Primary again.

This activity promotes the interest and pleasure in reading, while allowing the students to interact with fellow students from different levels. The proposed activities are varied: through linguistic games and personalized reading moments, children develop active listening as well as an extension of their vocabulary while having a pleasant time.

We hope they enjoy it as much as last year.

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Kango! Project

Dear families,

As told in the parents’ meetings, in the school website you will find a link with all the information about the Kango! a project created by Ajuntament de Barcelona  that provides all students from 8 years old with a card that will send a message to parents’ cell phones the moment your child enters school. We think this is s a good project to avoid traffic jams at rush hours. The school will receive the cards and hand them to your children.

Kango! Project Ajuntament de Barcelona

Sustainable behaviors in 3rd

At Social Science classes, Primary 3rd students go on working and learning how important soil, water, sun and air are through activities that foster sustainable behavior habits with the environment.

They experiment what happens when materials go into the sea: it takes a long time to degrade and eventually become Burrifum fish, Brik and Ring turtles, Tinfish, Pilaplacton… a very dangerous marine life for the rest of the environment!

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