El Ratón- The mouse by k/1

During Spanish we have been learning about Shapes. We read a book about “La forma de las cosas” the shape of the things.

This is the vocabulary that we have learned:

Las formas, the shapes, circulo circle, triángulo triangle, rectángulo, rectangle, cuadrado square, óvalo oval.

We made un ratón mouse using círculos, triángulos, rectángulos y óvalos. We use círculos to do the orejas ears, triángulo para la cabeza head, circulo grande para el cuerpo the body and rectángulos para las patas the legs. The learners put the shapes on the construction paper and glued them.

We colored the ratón using color café o marrón, brown, rosa, pink, gris, grey y negro black.

Then they listened these sentences and they did  drawings using shapes.

Hace sol it is sunny. We used círculos and rectángulos.

El ratón vive en las montañas, the mouse lives in the mountains. We used triángulos

En las montañas hay flores, in the mountains there are flowers. We used círculos, óvalos y rectángulos.

El ratón camina por las piedras the mouse walks on the stones. we used óvalos and círculos.

Encima de las piedras hay un pájaro. on the stones there is a bird. We used círculo, óvalo, triángulo and rectángulos.

 

 

Historias en Español by 3/4

During Spanish the learners have been acting and reading in class the stories that they have created.

 

The learners have been asking questions to the group after they have presented the story, they thad to use:

 

Qué what, cuántos how many, quién who, por qué why, dónde where, como se llama what´s his/her name, cuántos años tiene, how old is he-she que hace what does he-she do etc..

La Leyenda de Sant Jordi by Second Grade.

The Legend of Saint George and the Dragon
The legend of Saint George and the dragon is one of the best known Christian legends. The version most people are familiar with originally appeared in a medieval best seller called The Golden Legend first published in 1275.
According to the legend, St George was travelling on horseback when he came to a town which was being terrorized by a large dragon. In order to appease the dragon the townspeople had started to give it 2 sheep each day. When sheep weren’t enough they were replaced by human sacrifices. The king decreed that the person to be sacrificed should be chosen at random. Finally the day came that the king’s beautiful daughter was chosen for sacrifice.
The king tried to bargain with the townspeople but they insisted that the princess should be sacrificed as their children had been. Dressed as a bride, the princess was led to the dragon’s lair when, by chance, Saint George arrived at the town.
St George asked the princess what was happening and she told him about the dragon and asked him to leave before he was hurt. Instead of leaving the princess to be eaten, St George fought and slayed the dragon.
What Do People Do to celebrate Sant Jordi Day?
Many people go to festive markets to buy books and flowers, particularly roses, to give to their loved ones on St George’s Day. These markets are held in the center of towns and villages, particularly Barcelona. They often include other cultural and literary events, such as book signings and readings of classical Spanish or Catalonian literature.
Many men traditionally present their grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters, wives, girlfriends, daughters and other female relatives with roses. Many lovers may present each other with books, roses and other gifts.

Here are the legends that the second grade classes have created:

 En Montblanc hay un castillo In Montblanc there is a castle
En el castillo hay una princesa In the castle there is a princess
Llega un dragón al castillo A dragon arrives at the castle
El dragón quiere comer a la princesa the dragon wants to eat the princess
Sant Jordi llega al castillo Sant Jordi arrives at the castle
Sant Jordi es muy valiente y lucha con el dragón  Sant Jordi is very brave and fights with the dragon
De la sangre del dragón sale una rosa roja From the dragon´s blood a red rose comes out
En el dia de Sant Jordi celebramos el amor y la cultura regalando rosas y libros. On Sant Jordi´s day we celebrate love and culture by giving roses and books.

3/4 and Diego Rivera.

Hi families,

Thanks for coming to the learners exhibition, I hope your kids shared with you our Diego Rivera story/ mural. This was a project that I enjoyed so much! I hope that the learners also got inspired by such an incredible, so talented artist as Diego Rivera!

José Diego Rivera was born on December 8,1886, in Guanajuato, México. People all over the world have heard of him. Why? Because he helped change the meaning of art. Instead of making paintings to hang in museums and galleries, the way so many artist before him had done, Diego Rivera painted murals in public spaces, for everyone to see. For Diego, the public wall was the perfect place to express his deep respect for both common people of México ad for working class people around the world, and to create and art form that was entirely Mexican. This is why he was asked to paint murals all over México- in schools, in palaces, and in government buildings. But Diego’s reputation stretched beyond his own country; he was also asked to paint murals in San Francisco, Detroit, and New York City, and his murals inspired North American artists to paint on walls too. It has been estimated that in his lifetime Diego Rivera painted more than two and a half miles of murals. He died on November, 1957, while working in his studio.

We read the book, learned about Diego, talk about his art, his message, his life….. we all got inspired by him! Here is the story told in your learners own words, of course in Spanish!  You can ask them to translate the story for you, again!!! :-))

 

1- En las montañas de México hay un pueblo que se llama Guanajato.

 

2- En Guanajato hay unos papás felices porque tienen gemelos. Los gemelos se llaman Diego y Carlos.

 

3- Carlos está enfermo y muere, no tiene ni dos años.,

 

4-  Diego también está enfermo y sus padres buscan una curandera. La curandera se llama Antonia.

 

5- Diego va a las montañas con Antonia. En las montañas hay aire puro y mucha luz.

 

6- La cabaña de Antonia es muy pequeña pero es ideal para Diego.

 

7- En la cabaña de Antonia hay cosas mágicas: hay un altar, velas, muñecas  pequeñas, hierbas y frutas.

 

8- Durante el día Diego juega con los animales de la jungla.

 

9- La mascota de Diego es un loro.

 

10- Diego regresa a casa porque está sano y fuerte.

 

11- Los padres de Diego le regalan tizas y Diego dibuja en las paredes.

 

12- La escuela es difícil para Diego, Diego sueña con la Jungla y los animales.

 

13- Diego hace 5,000 ( cinco mil ) soldados y juega.

 

14- A Diego le encanta dibujar y su papa le hace un estudio, Diego dibuja y dibuja y dibuja murales en las paredes.

 

15- A Diego le encanta el color, Diego camina por las iglesias y mira los colores.

 

16- Diego va a la escuela de arte y es el estudiante más joven, es un honor.

 

17- Pero la escuela de arte es aburrida para Diego. Diego quiere pintar cosas reales.

 

18- Diego va a  Paris y a Italia y ve murales, colores, arte . Diego se inspira y tiene ideas.

 

19- Diego Tiene México en su corazón y regresa.

 

20- Un día Diego ve una cosa horrible. Los soldados disparan a unos campesinos en huelga y Diego lo pinta.

 

21- Diego está triste y no le gusta. Diego pinta y lucha por la igualdad con su arte.

 

22- Diego pinta El Día de los Muertos, celebraciones, tradiciones y fiestas de México.

 

23- Diego pinta día y noche. Un día Diego se cae del andamio pero no se hace daño.
24- Diego pinta las montañas, la cabaña de Antonia, la jungla, los animales, los soldados, los trabajadores, El Día de los Muertos, las fiestas y sus murales son famosos en todo el mundo.

 

” As an artist I have always  tried to be faithful to my visions of life, and I have frequently been in conflict with those who wanted me to paint not what I saw but what they wished me to see”

Diego rivera.

2nd Grade presents: El ratoncito Diamante y el gato Tim/ Diamond the mouse and Tim the cat

 

Hi families,  how are you?

I hope the learners read and shared the story of Diamante and Tim with you during the learners exhibition evening… please meet them in person in the pictures below :-)))

 

1 Hay un ratoncito pequeño, rosado y gris. El ratoncito se llama Diamante.

There is a small, pink and grey mouse. The little mouse name is Diamante

2 A Diamante le encanta tocar la guitarra eléctrica, también le encanta el rock.
Diamante loves playing the electric guitar and also loves rock.

3 Un dia, Diamante camina por la ciudad y ve a un gato grande, gris y negro tocando el saxofón.
One day Diamante walks through the city and he sees a big, grey and black cat playing the Saxo.

4 Diamante le dice al gato : hola ¿cómo te llamas? el gato dice, me llamo Tim.
Diamante says to the cat: hello, what’s your name? the cat says my name is Tim.

5 El gato tiene mucha hambre y quiere comer al ratoncito ay, ay, ay que problema!!!!!
The cat is very hungry and he wants to eat the mouse ay,ay,ay what a problem!!!!!

6 El ratoncito toca la guitarra eléctrica y el gato escucha y sonríe.
The little mouse plays the electric guitar and the cat listens and smiles

7 Ahora el gato no quiere comer al ratoncito quiere tocar con el ratoncito.
Now the cat doesn’t want to eat the mouse, he wants to play with the little mouse

8 El gato y el ratoncito tocan felices juntos y comen chocolate.
The cat and the little mouse play happy together and they eat chocolate.

 

 

K/1 El océano/ The ocean

Hi families!! the k/1 classes were so cute singing  the ocean song during the school Learners Exhibition, in fact way better than me ……. they had to remind me that I was forgetting la foca/ the seal , how could that happen?  :-)))

Here is the song and the vocabulary that we learned : pececito– little fish, pulpito– little octopus, pinguino- penguin, foca- seal, delfín– dolphin, tiburón– shark, ballena– whale, nadando– swimming, agua– water, fue tragado– was swallowed.

Song:

Un pececito, un pececito nadando por el agua, un pececito, un pececito fue tragado por……….
Un pulpito, un pulpito ( we repeat nadando……)
Un Pinguino, un pinguino…..
Una foca, una foca….
Un delfin, un delfin…..
Un tiburon, un tiburon,
Una ballena nadando por el agua.

 

 

 

 

 

Hay un corazón en…… there is a heart in…… by 2nd Grade- Febrero

¿ Dónde están los corazones?

Hay un corazón rojo encima de la montaña  there is a red heart on top of the mountain.

Hay un corazón rosado encima de las flores there is a read heart on top of the flowers.

Hay un corazón morado debajo del sol there is a purple heart under the sun.

Hay un corazón rojo al lado de las rocas there is a red heart next to the rocks.

Hay un corazón rosado en el río there is a pink heart in the river.

Hay un corazón morado encima del árbol there is a purple heart on top of the tree.

Hay un corazón rojo encima de la hierba there is a red heart on top of the grass.

Hay un corazón rosado dentro del árbol there is a pink heart inside the tree

Palabras words

Montañas mountains

Flores flowers

Sol sun

Rio river

Arbol tree

Hierba grass

Rocas rocks