After reading different books: “Valentina”, “Con locura”, “El día de San Valentín” among other stories, we reflected on values such as love, respect, affection and friendship.
Afterwards we made different crafts to give to our families and show them how much we love them.
Today has been a great day for us. We have celebrated the 41st anniversary of our current Constitution. As you can see it is not so old, so many teachers and parents remember with emotion how the Spanish people voted a unanimous YES to this Constitution after having gone through 40 years of a military dictatorship. Our students´parents have been the protagonists today telling their chidren about personal experiences of that time. They have specially highlighted how important this document is as all our rights and duties as citizens are collected there. We, parents and teachers, wanted to make students aware of the importance of our country being a parliamentary democracy since it wasn´t always like that.
I join my colleague taveramt and I will share an activity we have done this afternoon in the after school club, attended by preschool children, 3 and 4 years old. We have played Lego Animal Bingo. A wonderful activity so that children explore collaborative play, follow game rules, and take turns as they build the colorful animal models depicted on the game cards. It is also very suitable for working fine motor skills, so necessary.
Of course, we have also built our own inventions …
Gaming is one of the main characters in a child’s life. Children are getting used to spending their time playing or planning how they can play.
Students from 2º grade at Kindergarten, have enjoyed a very funny game to work with numbers at Maths. In addition, we work fine and gross motor skills, coordination skills, and balance to face obstacles such as go under the desk 😋
When learning through playing is so meaningful, boredom at Maths is not an option and things like the following happens…
A few days ago, our colleagues from Töölö Primary School shared many ideas that have led many professors of our school to share experiences closely related to this line of work. The following activity is a good example.
Interiority refers to the deepest dimension of the human being: it gives meaning to life, it is present in every person, regardless of their beliefs, culture or personal or social situation.
Interiority is the ability to recognize oneself from inside and to relate from every one´s essence in order to find a personal balance. This, in addition, has a positive impact on others, on the environment and on society.
Interiority is the opposite to dispersion (not to exteriority). It is the discovery of a deep reality. In the human being, this reality is expressed in many different ways and it needs to be educated and trained as an essential and substantial dimension .
The students in the first year of kindergaten have enjoyed a session of Interiority. The objective of this session was to discover that flowers are living beings and they move, although we can not see them with the naked eye: it is important for students to perceive the life that surrounds them.
To educate interiority is to teach our children and young people that what they live and what they are is controlled by their inner experience.
What better way to kindle children’s interest in science than to do simple experiments with everyday objects? That is exactly what Paula and her mother have done: they have exploded a balloon with an orange, they have made snow, a rainbow and magical figures.
Magnetism, electricity, creation of volcanoes…; some interesting scientific experiments so that kindergarten children receive their first scientific notions!
During this week, our tiny students from kindergarten have tested if their hands are clean enough. According to the post MICROBES: We CAN’T see them but THEY ARE around us, there are many living things around us, but we can’t even feel they are there. For that reason, the students from Kindergarten make the microbes grown and the came from their hands.
The aim of this activity is to make children understand the importance of keeping their hands clean. During this workshop, the children show how microbes are in our body and in the things are around us.