THE ATMOSPHERE

We support the social subject in which we are studying the layers of the atmosphere and make our own atmosphere in 3D.
We cut out cards and we stick layer after layer in the social notebook; in each layer we write a short description of what happens in it and we try to learn in a fun and in a

practical way.

The Planets and the days of the week

I have recently used with my year 2 students the following video to learn the names of the Solar System Planets:

You can find wonderful videos at Happy Learning.

As I told my students, if you pay attention, they explain in the video that the names of days of the week come from the names of the planets.
In Spanish:

LUNA = LUNES
MARTE = MARTES
MERCURIO = MIÉRCOLES
JÚPITER (JOVIS) = JUEVES
VENUS = VIERNES
SABBATH (Jewish influence) = SÁBADO
DOMINUS (Lord’s Day in our Christian tradition) = DOMIGO

It happens just the same in English, but gods of Norse mythology appear:

MOON = MONDAY or moon day
TYR (equivalent to its god of war, just like our MARS) = TUESDAY,
WODEN = WEDNESDAY
THOR (known to all) = THURSDAY
FREIA (the only goddess, just like VENUS) = FRIDAY
SATURN (curiously, here they have the Roman influence) = SATURDAY
SUN = SUNDAY.
A curiosity … If you walk through the Plaza del Corrillo, pay attention to the capitals of the columns: there you will find represented all the days of the week through all these gods:

(you will find more info -in Spanish- by clicking on the photos)

As these students are new to me, I decided to talk to them about our project in order to arouse their curiosity and gradually encourage them to participate in it. As a consequence, they are now truly curious to know about the names of the days in other languages: they would be very excited to know the names of the days of the week in Bulgarian, Norwegian, Finnish and Greek …

A BUSINESS DAY

Chief, partner, assistant, ..And what do you do to be when you grow up?
Today we create our own business, we study the bank loan, the mortgage, fixed costs, variable costs …
Do we save at home or in the bank? Which ones are the pros and which are the cons?
We make our shopping list…And we make a great model with our partners, we share the tasks and in a few days we OPEN!

Are you coming to visit us?

ME AND MY STREET

I love maps. For this reason, and taking advantage of the possibilities that technology offers us, I have used GOOGLE MAPS to work on the following concepts ( I attach a photo of the activity from our textbook that has served as a starting point:)

ME AND MY STREET

 

As you can see, starting from oneself (ME) we zoom outto  MY STREET, MY NEIGHBORHOOD, MY MUNICIPALITY, MY PROVINCE, to finally end up in MY AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY.

From here, and using our school as a starting point, we have used the “doll” of the STREET VIEW of GOOGLE MAPS, to represent us, and we have placed it on the street Fray Luis de Granada, at the door of the school:

MUÑEQUITO

And we have seen our street:

FRAY LUIS DE GRANADA

Then, from the map view again, we have zoomed out, to see all our neighborhood, EL BARRIO DEL OESTE:

BARRIO DEL OESTE

We have repeated the same procedure to see our municipality: SALAMANCA …

SALAMANCA

And finally, our autonomous community, CASTILLA Y LEÓN:

CASTILLA Y LEÓN

To finish, we have tried to build a model of our neighborhood using LEGOS: