lunes, 14 de noviembre de 2011


Every semester Elvira Deyamport from "Thames Elementary" in Hattiesburg, Mississippi USA have her students choose activities or projects that interest them. This semester they are very eager to connect with students from other cultures and learn about life in those cultures and some basic phrases in the home languages.  In Jules Verne School, Miss Julia´s 2nd graders students are also working with skype conferences around the globe sharing their culture with monthly projects, practicing either English or Spanish oral language and other social skills.
          That is why they met last Friday, and spent a wonderful time learning together. 
          The video says more about this wonderful activity, that makes collaborative 
         work, language, emotional intelligence and technology part of our children daily
          school life.

The class considered the following:

  • Introductions: Students Thames´students introduce each other. 
  • "Hi my name is __________. Something special about the United States/Mississippi (our state) is _______________. One thing I wonder about ___________ (insert partner class' country), is _______________ (insert question)." 
  • Mini Language Lesson: Next, Jules Verne Students  teached  basic phrases in their home language (greetings, My name is____, etc). My class would recite and practice along.  
  • Jules Verne´s class also sand a simple children's song. 

  The most important thing is that they spent a very enjoyable time, learning and knowing each other!!

Thanks Elvira´s class!!!! See you very soon!!! 

miércoles, 19 de octubre de 2011

Ofrenda de día de muertos.

Para este proyecto los alumnos explicaran el significado de los elementos de la ofrenda de muertos y elaboraran un cartel:

1. En equipos elegimos dos elementos que se colocan en el altar, por ejemplo: agua, frutas, comida, retratos, flores, velas, pan, papel picado, etc.

2. Investigamos en internet acerca de cada elemento. Leer la información y escribir una descripción del material.

3. Después tomaremos una foto a nuestro trabajo para compartirlo.

Ahora hablaremos de esta tradición, que nos puedes comentar acerca de:

¿cómo celebras el día de muertos?, ¿visitas con tus papás los panteones el día 2 de noviembre?, ¿Cuáles son algunos elementos que se colocan en el altar?, ¿por qué es importante esta tradición?

jueves, 27 de enero de 2011



You may read the last entry to remember what QUICK AND DEEP questions are!!!!

You may write in ENGLISH or SPANISH

The Power of Question involves two kind of questions: quick questions and deep questions.

* The quick questions are those which answers are found in the story or picture.
Example: What kind of clothes Alice was wearing when she went out from her house?
Answer: 1. Long underwear, thermal top, thick socks, etc.

* The deep questions are the ones which answers are found within ourselves. There is no correct answer for these questions because the answers involves personal experience and opinions and help us go beyond the story.

After reading Inanimate Alice Chapter 3 ( I came up with two deep questions that I would like to share with you.

1. What would have happened if Alice wouldn't have been alone while her parents were out?
I think that Alice wouldn't have worried so much and she would have stayed home instead of risking herself by going out during the snowstorm.

2. What would have happened if Alice wouldn't have heard Brad's voice in her head during the snowstorm?
In my opinion, Alice wouldn't have been calm and she wouldn't have heard her parents coming back to help her.

As you can see, I'm answering according to my particular point of view. That's why we can find different answers to deep questions.

Now is your turn. Write two deep questions about the story and share your answers.

Enjoy this experience!!