Members of the Lower School and Middle School Bands made a community service performance at Harbour's Edge on Tuesday. Students performed several pieces of music from different genres, including some holiday songs.
Over the past few days, Year 6 JM were tasked with designing a Maths game that could be played by Year 3 students. They had to think about what would provide a learning experience for the Year 3s, making sure to pitch the game at the appropriate level. The Year 6 students also had to make sure that the instructions for the game were easy to follow and that the game would be interactive and enjoyable for all.
On Thursday, 26 November they came to play their games with Year 3 AH. It was fantastic to see the coaching and mentoring by the Year 6 students and how involved and interested the Year 3s were in the games they were playing. A lot of fun and learning was had by all.
At the end of the lesson, the Year 3s had an opportunity to discuss the games they played, which ones they enjoyed the most and what skills they had practiced. The Year 6s were able to reflect on their games, thinking about what worked well and what they could have done differently.
Making maths fun is one of the best ways to encourage a love of learning in your child. Remember, “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein.
The last project of 8th grade, is about the combination of different areas in which each student decide to participate according to their abilities, talents and personal interests. Some of them of them sing, while others are in charge of the scenography. Some of them dance and others play musical instruments. The rule is: everybody must be involved!
8-C's version of "Riptide", included a lot of singers, bongo drums, cajon, tambourine, sticks and flutes. The original harmonic base in this music piece, is played by the ukulele, but in this case, the harmony was on the gifted hands of Gloriana Ortiz in the piano, who learned the chords in an excellent way. As the introduction of the piece and melodic interludes, Michellu Lu, played the flute.
Here is the link of the video, recorded and edited by Jean Gabriel Marín. Take a look!
Como parte de las actividades educativas, los niños de Preparatoria D recibieron una lección de Robótica. Con gran entusiasmo prestaron atención a las instrucciones del manejo adecuado de los pequeños Bee Bot. Con alegría realizaron los proyectos, pusieron los Bee Bot en movimiento y fue un espacio de aprendizaje significativo.
En la clase de Español, los estudiantes de Kínder A, potenciamos muchas destrezas y una de ellas es la motora fina, con la que se inicia la preparación previa para el proceso de escritura. El desarrollo de estas habilidades es decisivo y los logros alcanzados abren las puertas a la experimentación y al aprendizaje sobre su entorno; aprender jugando es una experiencia inolvidable que forma niños más seguros y felices.
Satisfacción, alegría, amistad son solo algunos de los sentimientos presentes durante la celebración del cierre del curso lectivo 2015.
Este viernes, último día del calendario escolar, lo mejor para los niños no fue tener tiquetes e ir a comprar solos a los puestos; tampoco fue el comer en sus salones o tener dulces en sus botas navideñas. Lo que marcó la diferencia en las actividades, fue ver que sus maestras se involucraran plenamente en las diversas actividades. Escucharlos decir “¡mojé a la miss!” lleva consigo sentimientos de complicidad y travesura, pero especialmente de cercanía a esas personas tan importantes en sus vidas.
¡Lo logramos! Logramos culminar un año lectivo con nota 100. Felices vacaciones para todos.
El 5 de noviembre pasado tuvo lugar la convivencia de décimo año. Fue un día lleno de alegría, cooperación, participación, dinamismo y amistad. Las diferencias, normales de la adolescencia, no existieron durante esta actividad.
Todos formaron parte de los juegos y encontraron en cada rincón una forma para distraerse; algunos tomando el sol, otros en la piscina, jugando tenis, fútbol o colaborando con el asado. Lo positivo de las convivencias, es que ayudan a reforzar la autoestima y la cohesión de grupo, a fortalecer los lazos de la amistad y convierten los recuerdos en fotos que nunca llegan a olvidarse.
Con un vuelco de emociones, el pasado jueves 26 de noviembre, en Preescolar, celebramos la culminación de otro año lectivo. Las emociones se hacen presentes, cuando se es partícipe del cierre de una etapa para los alumnos de Preparatoria, misma que inició para muchos en el aula de Maternal hace ya cuatro años, de donde les recordamos dependientes, con pañales, con dificultad quizás para expresarse. Y es verles ahora, alumnos activos, independientes, con competencias en diversas áreas que les permitirá asumir el nuevo reto con gran confianza.
En honor a ellos, las generaciones de Maternal, Prekínder y Kínder se hicieron presentes, mostrando que en el SEK no existen las divisiones, que los grupos se conforman como una logística en su atención personalizada. Fue muy grato observarles en sus presentaciones artísticas, llenas de magia, color, baile, música, pero especialmente de alegría. Niños que con gran entrega y seguridad subieron al escenario frente a unas ochocientas personas aproximadamente, sin suponerles un paso atrás, por el contrario, entregándose a ellos, viviendo y disfrutando del momento para el cual tanto habían ensayado.
Sólo resta desearles éxitos a nuestros estudiantes y extender la felicitación a un excelente grupo de trabajo, a un equipo de profesionales que día a día se entrega para que estos niños avancen de la mejor manera por el camino de la vida.
Con gran satisfacción, les comunicamos que nuestros alumnos de Undécimo año han logrado un 100% de aprobados en las pruebas Nacionales de Bachillerato. Felicidades a todos los alumnos por parte del grupo docente y autoridades del Colegio.
Además, seis de ellos obtuvieron Bachillerato de Honor:
Seventh graders demonstrated their English language and delivery skills when they presented their final expositions to their classmates. They had to choose themes related to sports, hobbies, mummies, or any other topic that we had read about in class. Most of them chose to present about their favorite sports or free time activities, for example: Maria Amalia Carvajal presented about archery, Marriom Ulloa taught us about judo and Daniel Blanco showed his knowledge about videogames.
First grades have been learning and studying the wonderful and amazing job of a scientists. Now, we know that scientists have go through some steps when they want to explore, when they want to discover about a topic they are interesting in.
First graders started applying the Scientific Method, by working a simple experiment on what elements plants need to live and grow. We started by asking a question, and then to make a viable hypothesis, then some elements like water and sunlight were change. Children love exploring, they love to know how things works and how nature changes and amazes us day by day.
We went out and explore in our gardens since we have great tools to work with and we are willing to acquire and discover new things. This was an amazing school year where children learn through funny ways.
As part of their final year within the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) the PYP 6 students carry out a in depth project called the PYP Exhibition. The aim of the Exhibition is to encourage the students to work collaboratively whilst conducting an in-depth inquiry into a real life issue or problem. The students must use the 5 essential elements whilst also demonstrating the Learner Profile. The 2015 PYP 6 Exhibition looked at the Transdisciplinary Theme ‘How we organise ourselves.’ There were 6 groups exploring the descriptor – ‘an inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organisations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment’.
Each group devised their own Central Idea and Lines of Inquiry. The following Central Ideas were explored:
• Children can play a role in how a community develops.
• Emergency services contribute to the well-being of a community.
• The impact of social media affects people in their daily lives.
• The cost of food production determines its price and quality.
• Charitable organisations impact the lives of people in a community.
• Economic status determines ease of access to medical care.
Each group included all 5 elements of the Primary Years Programme (Concepts, Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes and Action) and have produced work of a very high standard. We were very impressed with the way the students confidently presented their work and have involved themselves in Community Action, we are extremely proud of their achievements! Please enjoy the attached video which gives a brief introduction to the PYP 6 Exhibition.
Well done, PYP 6 and best of luck for your first year in the High School in 2016.
This week our Junior swimming team took part in their first Swimming gala of the season. This is traditionally the furthest away, longest to conclude and biggest event we take part in with over 30 schools attending. Our team performed their individual races over 33m which is 8m further than any other competition - now they know why they have been training hard over the last few weeks! Each event is run over 4 or sometimes 5 heats and it is always difficult to work out official scores. The PA system does not help in any way and so we must wait patiently for the official results to come through before we know if anyone has qualified to swim in the Olympic Pool in London at the National ISA Championships. What we did witness were some fantastic performances from Captain Lottie - 1st in Breaststroke, 2nd in Backstroke and "probably" the fastest time in the Freestyle. This set of results has guaranteed Lottie a place in the team for January, where she will attempt to right the wrongs from last year! Olivia won her Breaststroke heat, Phoebe was 2nd in her Butterfly and Freestyle heat and coupled with some fantastic, competitive swims from everyone else, the season is looking promising from the water babies. Sometimes events like this brings out the true character of our children and none more so than Phoebe (Class 5) who ,when asked to swim in the Butterfly event for the Year 6 race, was heard to state "Yes, I will swim the Butterfly Mr Park, I'll take one for the team" - priceless. Well done everyone who swam, some their first ever experience of competitive swimming.
Grantham Preparatory International School (United Kingdom)