Saturday, November 26, 2011

Trip to Chile

My husband had the amazing experience of visiting Chile through his work.  While he was there we were fortunate to skype with him with the 3 hour time difference.  He was able to talk with 6th, 1st and 5th graders.

The 6th graders learned about the capital, Santiago, and 1/3 of the country's population lives there (about 6 million).   The 1st graders were intrigued about the Pacific Ocean asking what it looked like and what fish live in it.  The 5th graders enjoyed learning about the Andes Mountains and how large and vast they are.  He was able to share some pictures of Santiago and the vineyards near the Capital.
Vine del Mar
Concha Y Toro Vineyard
Memorial celebrating the martyrs of Chile

Graffiti on Valpariso
Christian school in Santiago
View from the hotel overlooking the city and mountains

What a great experience for our students!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Glimpse Around the World November Theme: Lunchboxes

The Global Classroom Project hosts, "A Glimpse Around the World" where every month students and teachers vote on a theme to show what it's like in their school or community. November's theme is School Lunch!

Lunch at our school is broken into 4 groups:  grades PreK-1, 2-3, 4-5, and 6-8.  The students in 2nd grade are participating in this project and I took pictures of their lunchboxes and what they had for lunch on a typical day.

Almost every day, students bring their lunches.

Although there's a lunchroom, there isn't daily hot lunch.

Once a month, our school has "hot lunch day" where the Home and School Association orders hot meals from local restaurants/fast food places like McDonalds, Burger King, and Hey Hot Dog!

Students have the option to bring their own drinks or order milk (one kind).

A student's lunch typically has fruits, sandwiches, yogurt, chips, and snacks.

Sometimes they bring hot soups and foods in a thermos.

The students were also able to see lunches from different places:
Denmark: Vonsild School, Kolding - Class 1A - - Stefan Nielsen - @snskole
Greece: Winners Education, Athens - - Effie Kyrikakis
New Zealand: Hamilton East School - Room 14 - - Anna Gerritsen
Taiwan: Fo-Gong Primary School , Kaohsiung - - Lin-Lin

Thursday, November 3, 2011