Jun 27, 2016

OUR BANKSY-INPIRED PLAYGROUND MURAL

A couple of weeks ago we heard on the news that the British street artist, Banksy, had made a playground mural at a school in Bristol. Read the news HERE.
As part of our Arts and Emotions project, we had already planned to paint our playground walls, and so we did. One of the murals was done by 6th graders, our graffiti experts, and inspired by one of Banksy's creations.
You can see the process on our Art blog or clicking on the image below.

http://conmeninhoartists.blogspot.com.es/2016/06/end-of-year-school-project-painting.html

Jun 21, 2016

SOME ADVICE FOR A HAPPY SUMMER

4th graders want to give you some ideas of things you can do to have a HAPPY SUMMER.



Jun 16, 2016

K-6 STORYTELLING: BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE?

Children in K-6 (6º Ed. Infantil) have been working on the story "Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?" They've loved it so much that they know it by heart! We've recorded it and you can listen to us telling the story on the video below.
We hope you like it!


We made our own minibooks and added the QR code so we can listen to the story as many times as we want at home.


We put them into our "Tommy tiger" folder and they¡re coming home with us!
 
 

Well done, children!

Jun 14, 2016

MUSEUMS EXPLORERS

Before Alyssa left, for Museums Day (18th May), sixth graders started a little investigation project about different world museums.
In groups, they got assigned a museum and they had to look for information on the Internet to fill in an information sheet about their museum.

After that, they had to write a guideline for their presentation and a little storyboard.


Then, they practised until being ready and recorded themselves using the green background. Once they recorded each other, they worked on their videos, using the chroma effect and a video editor. 

  
Below are their videos if you'd like to see.

We visited  the MET. ..


We visited the Guggenheim...



At the Walker Art Museum...


Discovering the Louvre...


We also visited the Shakespeare museum.



And... we discovered the Tate Museum of Art too.



Well done!

Jun 12, 2016

5th GRADERS PRESENT THEIR LEAFLETS

Fifth graders made some brochures to describe places they'd like to visit and want to recommend to you. After making them, they had to present them to persuade everybody else to go to the place they described. Where do you want to go?

And below, are the videos of the presentations if you'd like to see.

This is Candyland!
 
candyland from Biblioconmeninho on Vimeo.
This is Los Angeles.



Welcome to Hawaii!


Welcome to New York!


May 19, 2016

FAMILY DAY FUN!

Last Sunday 15th May it was Family Day, so we prepared a little present for our families. You can see the crafts we made below.
Play-dough coasters by third graders:
 Paper mache bowls/trays by fourth graders:
 And hanging photo frames by fifth graders:
For more photos about the process, click here to visit our Art blog.

May 18, 2016

COUNTING BANANAS

Hello, K-6 children!
Here's the song "Counting bananas". Let's count!


May 16, 2016

LET'S GO SHOPPING WITH 4th GRADERS!

 Last month, 4th graders were working on how to go shopping in English.
We learned some food vocabulary and some useful expressions at the
market. We then put together little stolls and did this oral task
pretending to be "at the market". It was fun!

May 11, 2016

WOMEN ARTISTS INSPIRATION: GEORGIA O'KEEFFE, MARUJA MALLO, FRIDA KAHLO, MARGARET KEANRE





Last March, during our Art and English lessons we worked on some famous women artists to commemorate Women International Day (8th March). As part of out school project "emocionArte", we learned about their lives, personalities and stories. We learned that many of them had a difficult life and that they had to try very hard to become artists. On our Art blog you can see some of the resources we used to discover these amazing artists and some of our creatiuons inspired by their art.


Third graders worked on Georgia O'Keeffe's creations.
You can see all their works clicking HERE.

4th graders worked on Maruja Mallo creations.

5th graders discovered Frida Kahlo and her love for self-portraits and made some Frida Kahlo portraits.
And 6th graders worked on the American artist Margaret Keane.

If you want to see all our creations, just go to our Art blog by clicking HERE.
In a different post we'll share some of our reading and writing activities we also used for this project.

Apr 25, 2016

FARM ANIMALS SONG

Hello, K-6 children!
Here's our favourite animals song for you to practise at home.


HAPPY BOOKS DAY! LET'S CELEBRATE "IT'S ALL ABOUT THOSE BOOKS"

 Hi everyone!
This year, to celebrate Books Day, we recorded our own version of the MDIHS Library "All About Those Books" hit. The quality of the video isn't very good, but we had lots of fun recording it. We hope you enjoy it and you had a wonderful Books Day!


Apr 16, 2016

SUPERHERO FILMS

Hi there!

Fifth graders have been working on comparatives. As a final task, they had to invent a superhero and we then combined them in superhero film billboards comparing them. Listen to them on the interactive image below.


You can also read them on the slideshow below.

Apr 8, 2016

MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES

6th graders have invented some Mythological creatures. They wrote a desription, drew them and recorded their descriptions.
You can discover our fantastic characters on the interactive image below.


And below, isthe presentation with our writing task about the mythological creatures.

Mar 18, 2016

EASTER EGG HUNT 2016


Before our holidays we had some fun reviewing some of the things we've learned through an Easter egg hunt. We went outside (well, today we had to use the gym because of rainy weather...) and had a different egg hunt. Our mission was to find the eggs with the image representing our sentence cards. Here you are some photos if you'd like to see!








If you click on the picture below you can download the cards we used to paste in the eggs and to give to the children as cards for them to match with the eggs. 

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY- SAINT PATRICK'S DAY POEMS II

Hello!
It's sixth graders presenting you our Saint Patrick's day activity. We wrote short poems about this celebration and recorded them or wrote them into a Voki. We hope you like them! Here's the fourth one: ALAI.