Merry Christmas to all of you!!

Hello everybody!!

Having this blog brought me the opportunity of meeting new people, making new friends, and sharing experiences with people from all over the world.

For those who know me, and for the ones that will... I want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas hoping that next year will be as good as we all are dreaming to. Let Jesus born in your hearts and stay there for the rest of the year.

My family didn´t want to stay apart of this greeting and we wish you all our best!

Jo, Jo, Jo!!

Merry Christmas and a Kindergarten New Year!!

My lovely kids,

It´s time to say good bye and let you continue growing up… It has been a very special year full of challenges and emotions.

We have shared lots of experiences with joy and enthusiasm. I hope you continue showing all your effort in giving always your best.

I want you to know that I love you so much and that you can count on me whenever you want to talk or play when you need to.


Miss Tatiana.


Video conference / Story time

Hello everybody!!

For those who were following the process of our video conferences with USA, here you have the note of our last conversation with our friends from Jacksonville, Florida.

This time each group prepared a story and we shared a marvellous story time. Our dear friends of Kindergarten told us the story: "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?" with Mrs. Tolisano help and we told the story: "Rico, Feo".

It was really funny and special to have shared these wonderful conferences with you friends! Thank you very much for letting us develop the project between our classes and the most important thing of all, for have became our trully friends. Love you all!

It is very important for all of us to know that technology brings us the opportunity of doing whatever we want to, without distances and languages limits. Start using technology as the marvellous tool it is. Go!!

Video Conference / Sing along time

Hello everybody!!

As you know, two weeks ago we had our first video conference with our Kinder friends from San Jose Episcopal School Jacksonville-Florida. That was a good opportunity to play a game and to introduce ourselves for the first time.

On this second video conference, we shared a sing along time together. The song we sang was "One hand, two hands" and we did it in both English and Spanish because our friends are learning Spanish as well as we are learning English.

While we were chatting and singing together, my children and I decided to teach our friends a new song, and that's what we did! The song we choose was "La vaca Lola" that is a short and funny one.

Then, we started asking each other how do animals say in each country and he had some funny differences like in dogs for example: dogs in USA say "woof woof" and in Peru they say "guau guau".

We had a great time learning together! We are waiting for the third one!


Video Conference with U.S.A.

Hello everydody!!

Do you remember one of my last posts about having new friends? Well, this is a good opportunity to keep on talking about them. After that great morning of meeting and sharing breakfast with Silvia and Terry, we continued keeping in touch via skype.

We had talked about doing some projects together with our classes. So, we decided to match her Kindergarten students from USA with our Pre-K classes (Ponies and Deer)from Peru in a video conference. Miss Marijú was also excited and ready to collaborate with us, too.

Last Tuesday was the big day for our first video conference. This time we played a game called “Arbolito del Peru” that Mrs. Gallo (their Spanish teacher) had taught them. It is a counting out type of game, where students introduce themselves with their names. SJEDS students did it in Spanish and of course, we did it in English.

We had a great time together :)
It is amazing to now that nowadays technology let us develop this kind of projects, even with the little ones! I am really proud to say that this is the first time that children from Pre-Kinder participate in a video conference at our school.

We are planning two more video conferences with our new friends in USA over the next two weeks to sing songs and read a bilingual story together. Stay alert and see you soon with more news!


What do we use our senses for?

Hello everybody!

Now that we already know the chant, we are learning the song: "My five senses". Here you have the lyrics, so you can sing with us. You can also change the name of the boy or girls for yours, too.

Your eyes are for seeing
Dear Martha, dear Martha.
Your eyes are for seeing
Dear Martha, your eyes.

Your ears are for hearing
Dear Daniel, dear Daniel.
Your ears are for hearing
Dear Daniel, your ears.

Your nose is for smelling
Dear Jasmin, dear Jasmin.
Your nose is for smelling
Dear Jasmin, your nose.

Follow this link to download the song:



"I have 5 senses"


My children started learning about senses and inquiring about their functions. This is a chant about senses that we are learning this week. Let's practice it together!

I have five senses
yes, I do.

I have five senses
and so do you!

I see with my eyes.

I hear with my ears.

I smell with my nose.

I taste with my tongue.

I touch with my hands.

I have five senses
yes, I do.

I have five senses
and so do you!


New friends!

Hello everybody!
I want to share with you something really special for me...
Last Sunday I met two teachers from United Sates. Their names are Silvia and Terry, they came from San Jose Episcopal Day School, Jacksonville Florida.

As you can see in the picture, they are holding a teddy bear. His name is Jose and he travels with them around the world. This year they had the opportunity to come to Peru to visit Cuzco and Puno. Jose helps these teachers to explain their kids how people live in other countries through pictures and videos they post in their blog. You can find more details about their adventure in our country in the next link: http://sjeds.com/blog/latinamerica/

Silvia, Terry, and Jose didn´t come alone. They came with Jose´s brother, another teddy bear that they gave to me. I promised them to take care of this new friend and to introduce him to my students on Tuesday. And that's what I did!! Today my students met Jose´s brother and named him Jorge.

So, last Sunday morning we had breakfast together and we could enjoy some delicious peruvian food like tacu-tacu, chicharrón, relleno, and tamal. Even Jose and Jorge were excited to try these new peruvian flavors. When we finished the breakfast, we went to have a walk around Barranco.

But time didn't let us stay more longer together and it was time to say good bye... I left them in the hotel and thanked for such a great morning, for letting me knowing them, and for giving me the chance of working some projects together in the future. Thank you Silvia and Terry and remember that you are always welcome here! Finally we asked the taxi driver who was waiting for them to take us a picture, and here it is! Five new friends!


An Inquiry into Veggie Patch: Transplanting


As you know, my children have been working on an Inquiry into Veggie Patch. They had learned different and interesting things related with plants while they were observing and exploring nature.

One of the activities we did was to put some seeds inside a glass with cotton. My children brought different kind of seeds and chose the ones they liked. They watered them and put them outside in the garden because my children know plants need sunlight, air and water to live.

In that way our seeds became plants and after four weeks our plants were too big to stay in the glass, so we decided to transplant them to flower pots with soil. My children did it with lots of enthusiasm while reciting the poem "Maytime Magic" and singing the song "Plant some seeds" that they learned before.

That's what I want to show you in this slide. Hope you enjoy it!


Becoming brothers / sisters


My children are growing really fast! Some of them had recently become brothers and sisters for the first time, some others are still waiting, and others are wishing that.

Thinking about them and the importance of becoming a brother or sister is how I found this book that fits perfectly with how they feel sometimes.

I hope that after reading this book they understand that even if it's not fair sometimes, there will always be someone on the other side. Enjoy!!


A family week

Hello everyone!

Last week here in Peru, we were celebrating the family's day. Eventhough this day is not so popular, I don´t want to stay apart of telling you about it.

Wherever we go we always find different kind of families, but I learned that all of them are the same in one thing: LOVE. For all that love we feel for our families I invite you to go home, look at them, and thank God for that wonderful pride of being part of it.

Today I found this beautiful story and I want to share it with you. Perhaps it is still the right time for me to show it to you and for you to share it with them. Hope you like it!


"Mr. Sun"

Oh Mr. Sun, sun
Mr. golden sun.
Won't you shine
down on me? (2)

Oh Mrs. Moon, moon
Mrs. silver moon.
Won't you shine
down on me? (2)

You can listen and download this song in the following link:


This is the way

This is the way
we wash our clothes
wash our clothes,
wash our clothes.
This is the way
we wash our clothes,
all in fresh, clean water.

This the way
we splash and swim,
splash and swim,
splash and swim.
This is the way
we splash and swim,
all in fresh, clean water.

This is the way
we wash our hands,
wash our hands,
wash our hands.
This is the way
we wash our hands,
all in fresh, clean water.


Field Trip to "El Arriero" 2

Hello everybody!

As I promise you before, I am going to tell you more about our last adventure to "El Arriero" and the activities my children enjoyed there.

There were some games they liked a lot! one of them consisted in catching a hen that afraid was running with no direction. Can you imagine all my students running towards her? It was really funny! lots of laughs and screams mixed while running. The winner of this game was: Sandra Montero Arias, who received a plant as a prize.

The other game I want to share with you consisted in finding a carrot that was hidden in the straw. It was so easy for our winner: Bruno Díaz Ruíz, who won a plant, too.

Do you want to see what I'm talking about? Of course you can!! I made this video thinking of you... Hope you like it!


Field Trip to "El Arriero"

Hello everybody!!

According to our activity programme my students and I went to our second field trip. This time we chose the interactive farm "El Arriero" because we have been working with animals and this farm has also a Veggie Patch that aloud us to cover this topic, too.

All my students were really happy to see the farm animals. They touched them, feed them, and even played with them! Here you have some pictures about this wondeful day we spent together.

I promise you to put more information and images about it!! Enjoy...


"Maytime Magic"

A little seed
for me to sow.

A little earth
to make it grow.

A little hole,
a little pat.

A little wish
and that is that.

A little sun.

A little shower.

A little while...
and then a flower!


Story time!!

Hello everybody,

Now that we are learning about plants and everything related with them, I want to share with you two stories that I found: the first one, which is about germination and the growing process of plants while the other explains us the life cycle.

Both of them have beautiful illustrations and I hope you can share them with your children. Have a good time!

"Plant some seeds"

Dig, dig, dig
and plant some seeds.

Rek, rek, rek
and pull some weeds.

Water them well
and soon you'll see.

Little sprouds
for you and me.


An Inquiry into: Veggie Patch

Hello everybody!!
Now it's time to tell you that my students are working with our inquiry unit of Veggie Patch. As you can see in the picture, they learned the names of the parts of the plants and copied them from the board.

Now they are involved in the process of exploring and investigating in order to acquire more information related with plants. We will also start working with some experiments that you will find attached in this blog.

Stay alert!!


Crosscurricular Project

Hello everybody,

During the last two weeks everybody here at school was involved in our cross curricular project "Scientific Minds in Action". Every class was developing a theme related with the topic of our project.

Our class had the mission of recycling cardboard and my students learned more about the importance of recycling and giving new uses and functions to things that are not useful anymore.

So, that´s what we did!! all my students brought cardboard (in every kind of presentation)and then we started the process of creation. I have to admit that my class is very creative, that's why my students didn't doubt in showing all their art and expressing all their ideas.

In this picture you can see some of the things that we made recycling cardboard. My children were really happy showing and explaining others how they did the robot and the house. Everything was prepaired and painted by them.

I am going to show you more details about this wonderful project in the coming posts. See you!!


Let´s sing together!

Tune: "My bonnie"

One dolphin swims over the ocean.
One dolphin swims over the sea.
One dolphin swims over the ocean.
Let´s count all the dolphins with me.

Two fish swim over the ocean.
Two fish swim over the sea.
Two fish swim over the ocean.
Let's count all the fish with me.

Three starfish swim over the ocean.
Three starfish swim over the sea.
Three starfish swim over the ocean.
Let's count all the starfish with me.

You can continue singing the song by adding other ocean animal's name and following the number sequence. Good luck!!