miércoles, 21 de marzo de 2018

Easter and Spring Decorations

The doors are decorated for Easter and spring! We've written some spring-themed expressions on the doors, such as: hop into spring, it's raining cats and dogs, and April showers bring May flowers. Check them out on all the Primary classroom doors!

We've also decorated the halls with the Easter eggs, butterflies, flowers, Easter bunnies, carrots, and chicks the students created over the past couple of weeks.

Happy Easter!

This year, Easter falls on Sunday, April 1st. Since the students will be on vacation, we celebrated Easter with the kids this week. From Infantil to 6th grade, each student made an Easter/Spring craft to help decorate the school. We also decorated each Primary door to reflect the new season that is upon us. Happy Easter and happy first day of spring!

An infantil student with his colorful Easter egg
First and second graders colored Easter eggs, flowers, butterflies and carrots.

Happy Easter from Torrente Ballester!💜

St. Patrick's Day Activities & Celebration

St. Patrick's Day is a religious and cultural celebration held on March 17th, which was also the day Saint Patrick died in 461AD. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, and therefore widely celebrated throughout the country today. Even though the holiday is specific to Ireland, it is celebrated all around the world, including in the United States.

Last week, Melissa, Jason, and I did some activities with the kids in order to celebrate the holiday. We painted shamrocks (clovers) on the kids' faces, explained what the celebration was about, and did some follow-up games and activities.

Check out some pictures from the day below!

In Infantil, the kids listened and danced to "I'm a Little Leprechaun" and colored pictures of a leprechaun, pot of gold, clovers, and a rainbow.

In 1st and 2nd grade, the students learned St. Patrick's Day vocabulary, completed a word find, and read a short paragraph about the holiday. Students also began to work on their Easter projects, which are now hung in the Primary hall.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!