This year in our daily routine we included the "circle time", in which children have a special time to express their feelings, thoughts, and experiences.
During this period of time we have also been working with our "Daily News", in which children not only give information, but learn new patterns and establish English estructures. This time we used personal information to work on that.
Here, I want to share with you what we have been working from March to the first days of May. Hope you like it!!
LOVE... a great word right? especially when it comes from one of our students...
Last week I was playing with my children during the recess time when Jessi, my assistant, listened to one of the boys asking one of the girls to marry him. Yes!! So she called me and together we asked him what was going on... He told us that when he grow up he will marry her. Ohhh at least he is going to wait!! I said to myself.
But, something that called our attention was that this boy told us a week before that he was going to marry another girl! So, we asked him: "What happened with the other girl? Aren´t you going to marry her when you grow up?" then he became very serious to answer our question and he said whispering: "Well, the other girl broke my heart"
Can you imagine? It is really amazing to know that children can be so sincere expressing their feelings and thoughts and it is more amazing to realize that love can be expressed and felt in so many different ways... but, let me tell you that never in a purest one.
This year in January, I received an e-mail from Escuela Virtual Backus asking me for an interview.
I was surprised and so happy to know that this interview was proposed because of the work I have been doing with my children in Pre-Kinder last year. The journalist told me that she was amazed with all our process using TICs in a kindergarten classroom and of course, at our school.
So, the day finally came and I had the interview. It was posted on their Edutics blog and now I want to share with you the video in which I talk about our work at school, the wonder of having smartboards in some of our classrooms, and the marvellous things that technology offers nowadays.
Hope you like it!!