Thursday, January 7, 2016

PYP 5 Showcase: Explorations

The fifth grade put on a showcase for their parents, family, and friends last week to exhibit their work from their unit of inquiry on "Explorations." The students learned about early world exploration, trade routes, world map development, and the exchanges between cultures that took place at the time, as well as how this influenced civilization as we know it today. They also focused on the Aztec and Incan cultures in Central and South America. The students created a festival in the classroom displaying artifacts they made including Aztec codices, golden plaques of gods and goddesses, calendar stones, and Incan quipus and potato art. They also displayed various research projects they did in class including stories they wrote and a giant timeline of exploration. The students served Xocolatyl, an Aztec chili chocolate drink and potato chips, since potatoes were so important to the Incan culture. At the end of the showcase, the students showed a movie they created on The Fall of the Aztecs! The showcase was a success, proving that the fifth graders are creative, inquiring, knowledgeable, balanced, communicative, and open-minded to other cultures!


Mrs. Kurth, PYP 5

Boca Prep International School (United States of America)



Monday, January 4, 2016

ImaginART alcanza el primer lugar en Concurso Regional de Empresa COY 2015

En una noche de intensas emociones el pasado sábado 5 de diciembre la empresa ImaginART que representaba al Ecuador en el concurso regional de proyectos de empresa COY 2015 que se realizó en Jamaica, alcanzó el primer lugar luego de tres días de arduo trabajo, llenando de orgullo al país y al colegio al que estaban representando. Los cinco gerentes de la empresa viajaron a Jamaica donde tuvieron que hacer una presentación de su proyecto, hacer una exhibición del producto en una feria y responder a distintos jurados calificadores.

Para llegar a este momento la empresa obtuvo la nominación para representar al país en esta competencia, luego de que en junio pasado obtuvo el primer lugar como empresa del año 2015 en la décima edición del concurso de proyectos de empresa “La Compañía”, organizado por la fundación Junior Achievement Ecuador. Además se ganó en la categoría a la mejor imagen gráfica y al mejor manejo financiero.

Finalmente es importante valorar la importancia de poder participar en este tipo de eventos para los estudiantes, ya que a su corta edad han tenido la oportunidad de ser emprendedores, de formar una empresa y aprender su manejo como en la vida real. Esto les ha enseñado que no es sencillo lograr un negocio exitoso e innovar en un tiempo donde todo está creado. Pero explotaron su imaginación y pudieron demostrar a todos principalmente a ellos mismos que los sueños se hacen realidad.


Mrs. Verónica Tobar
Profesora Asesora

Colegio Internacional SEK Ecuador

Hey Ewe

The Infants were delighted to welcome family and friends to watch their Christmas production on Tuesday and Wednesday. Audience members were entertained by dancing sheep, sparkly angels, caring shepherds, generous Kings, excellent townspeople, a very authoritative Emperor and superb narrators. The enthusiasm and quality of the performance of each and every participant was outstanding. The lively, catchy songs, sung with great gusto and tunefulness had everyone toe- tapping and smiling. Rapturous applause at the end of each show was well deserved. For a permanent reminder of a fun filled Nativity, or an opportunity to see Hey Ewe! if you were sadly unable to join us...there are already copies of the DVD available in the school office. Thank you for your support and Happy Christmas to you all. 

The Infant Department
Grantham Preparatory International School (United Kingdom)