Independence of Peru

This July 28th our country celebrates one more year of being independent. My children learned about Don Jose de San Martin's dream and decided to publish it in our class mural. San Martin's dream tells us how he designed the first peruvian flag and why did he choose red and white to be the main colors of it.

Many years ago San Martin was thinking about having a peruvian flag to identify our country, but he couldn't decide how would it be... One day, he was resting under a palm tree in Paracas when suddenly he fell asleep. Then, he started to dream and in his dream he saw some beautiful birds that had their body white and their wings red flying up in the sky.

When he woke up he saw those birds flying up in the sky, just like in his dream!! Those birds were flamingoes that never ever imagine that their color will distinguish an entire nation. That day, Don Jose de San Martin designed the first peruvian flag, that later will suffer some changes until the one we have now.

After some problems and fighting some wars, Don Jose de San Martin proclaimed the independence of Peru in Lima on July 28, 1821 after he declared it in November 1820 from a Huaura's balcony.

We are happy of being Peruvians and we celebrate with all our hearts being independent and free. Come and join us with this celebration and tell everybody: ¡Viva el Perú!


Veggie Patch Project: Growing

Hello everybody!

A couple of weeks ago we started our Veggie Patch project and my class planted radish seeds. As I promised before, I am going to keep you updated with the growing process of our radishes.

First of all, you should know that radishes are tubers and that means that they will grow under the ground. We have different kinds of tubers and maybe potatoes are the most known. I was explaining this to my children because they were expecting to see something more than only leaves when we went to see our Veggie Patch.

This is the way our radishes look now and we will continue taking care of them in the coming days.
More water and sunlight, more love and care, and more patience to see the results of this magic adventure of learning about radishes and about a farmer's work. See you!!


Happy Teacher's Day!!

This morning couldn´t start in a better way than with lots of kisses and hughs!! My children had been prepairing a lot of surprises for me to celebrate Teacher's Day together. All of them were really excited about this day and with Miss Nathy's help everything went just perfect!!

I have to tell you that I am really proud of my children and amazed to notice that they created the poem they had recited for me today!! I can only find one word to describe it: "beautiful" just like that...

After I listened to the poem, they gave me a beautiful card, flowers and a magic box full of chocolates. They also made a video expressing thoughts to me. But the most important of all was that everything was made with love.

Finally, I want thank Nathy and all my children for such a great day. I love you with all my heart!! I also want to extend my greetings to every teacher in the world, wishing you the best of all: the love of your students... Happy Teacher´s Day!!


Solidarity Week

As you remember, last year in August our country suffered a terrible earthquake and people from Chincha, Pisco, and Ica were the most affected. I think that nobody can forget that terrible day when many families were destroyed and we remember the pain that was in our people's eyes.

Many schools felt down and are completely destroyed now. From that day on many children are studying in parks and wherever they can. Our school is really concerned about this situation and decided to put hands in action and started collecting founds to help one of those schools that is in Sunampe-Chincha.

That is the main reason why last week we had the "Solidarity week". Students had the opportunity to collaborate with this important mission participating in three days full of fun that were organized like this:

First day: Jeans day
Second day: Extravagant day
Third day: Hat day

My children and I couldn´t stay away of collaborating and we participated in all those activities. The funniest day for us was the "Hat day" in which we saw lots of different amazing hats around the school. We are really happy to tell you that we collected S/. 7,686.10 nuevos soles in this solidarity campaign.

Children in Sunampe-Chincha will have a new school thanks to all the parents and students that gave their support and help. God bless you all!!