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.


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

¿ Donde está el corazón? Where is the heart? By K/1- Febrero.

DONDE ESTA EL CORAZON where is the heart
DONDE ESTA EL CORAZON where is the heart
YO TE QUIERO YO TE AMO I love you I love you
YO TE QUIERO YO TE AMO I love you I love you
 The learners  chose a heart and put it dentro, inside al lado, next to debajo, under encima  on top and the rest  have to guess and say el corazón está….  the heart is…

Oh Invierno/ Oh Winter!!! by 2nd Grade

Oh invierno
Oh, oh es invierno
Oh invierno nos vamos a abrigar!

The second graders made these books based on the song that we learned about ” El Invierno” the winter. Here is the vocabulary that we learned:

– Vocabulary: esquis– skis, montañas-mountains, nieve-snow, chocolate caliente-hot chocolate, muñeco de nieve-snowman, gorro– winter hat, guantes– mittens, bufanda- scarf, trineo-sled, botas-boots, Enero– January, chaqueta, jacket, cabaña-cabin, gafas de esquí- ski goggles, hielo- ice, patinar sobre hielo– ice skating, calefacción heater, solución solution, lluvia rain, frío cold, nariz nose

– Colors: blanco- white, azul– blue, gris– grey.

– Expressions: es enero– It is January, es invierno– it is winter, hace frio, it is cold, nos vamos a abrigar– let’s put clothes on.

En la casa hay……. by 3/4

We have been working on parts of the house, things that we can find inside the house and prepositions: encima de on top, debajo de under, al lado de next to, dentro de in or onside, for example: hay un gato encima del tejado there is a cat on top of the roof, hay una araña debajo del tejado there is a spider under the roof, hay un jarrón con flores encima de la mesa there is a jar with flowers on the table etc…..