Happy New Year

Hi kids! How are you doing? I hope you are all great and happy.

Happy Holidays!!!

Special Bedroom

One special part of the house is our bedroom, the place where we study, dream, play...Today we have seen The painter's room, a beautiful jigsaw painting, and now we know who is Van Gogh and how was his room "no TV" 

How to decorate the tree

Santa Claus is coming???

Our part is done "The chimney with the socks is ready" Now we must believe in the magic of Christmas.

Christmas Cards

In the Christmas Cards Contest the winners this year, for the first graders, have been

 Irene and Alejandro


Apenas hace una semana estábamos con la locura de las tarjetas y os deseaba suerte en este proyecto navideño.Hoy ya tenemos las ganadoras de 1º A y B



Traffic safety

The traffic lesson was very interesting and now your kids are ready to give anyone a piece of advice, if necessary! 

Blue Christmas Works

Nuestro primer trimestre en Primaria está llegando a su fin. ¡Qué laborioso!Los trabajos están genial y esperamos que ayuden para que vuestras peticiones se hagan realidad.La situación es difícil "la famosa crisis"de la que se habla tanto.

Nuevos retos nos esperan en el próximo año 2013. Hasta entonces podemos descansar, soñar y vivir la magia de estas fiestas y el jueves "cantar en el festival de villancicos" 

A los ausentes y enfermitos " ¡ánimo que falta poco y es lo más divertido!" We miss you!!!


Books for Christmas

Phonetics ( U u )

Phonetics ( T t )

Phonetics (Q q)

Phonetics ( S s )

Phonetics ( R r )

Blue Solidarity Box!

Thank you very much for your BIG contribution to this solidarity program organized by APA Tagore. In our classes we know that:

 "Just a little can do a lot" 

 Gracias por vuestra colaboración en esta iniciativa solidaria.Una imagen vale más que mil palabras y esta representa parte de la contribución de nuestro ciclo.

Rain, rain, go away!

 May be we can save the break with this song.In anycase, we have plan B ready for this wet day! 

To finish up our chimney with everything on it. How cool!!!

Helping at home

  •  Start with the tablecloth 
  • Put the plate in the middle.
  • On the plate you put the soup bowl.
  • Put the glass above the left side of the plate.
  • Put the knife to the right of the plate.
  • Lay the napkin to the left of the plate.
  • Put the fork on the napkin.
  • Put the spoon to the right of the knife. 

Hands on

Families, they are ready to help you in English! No excuses.  Today, in class, we learned and practiced the correct way to set the table.


We read about different types of houses and we learn the names of the parts of a house.

Parts of the house

Big sister little sister

This book shows the copy-cat nature of the relationship between older and younger siblings and how strong the relationship between sisters is.Ocean read us this book this week.

Where is it?

Big question in our unit Where is it? This song will help you to learn these new words in, under, on and by

Where is the little red piece that is missing from our classroom door?

And just to relax Where's Gogo ? 

Blue Solidarity Box

Let us bring food and joy to those who need it most!

All little contributions count in this big Christmas Solidarity Program organized by APA Tagore

Share food in the Blue Solidarity Box !!!

12th, 13th and 14th December
12, 13 y 14 de Diciembre

Compartir y ayudar a los demás son valores que deben aprender nuestros alumnos, importantes en una sociedad democrática. Esta iniciativa intenta además que los problemas derivados de la situación de crisis en la que nos encontramos inmersos, sean más llevaderos en unas fechas mágicas.

Christmas Cards

Class materials 

Our creativity

Christmas Cards

Good luck kids!!! They look great!!!

Blue Splash!!!

Let's make the chimney!!!

Incredible but true! Some of the students said that even if we paint a chimney, Santa Claus won´t come to our class!  Christmas time is the most magical time of the year.  For this reason, this weekend for homework they have been given a stocking to decorate with their family.  Next week we will place them with our classroom chimney and we will see what happens!  I do believe in Santa Claus and his friends, like the Three Kings, the Befana, and Viejito Pascuero.

Christmas Carol

This is our Christmas Carol for the coming Festival.It's important to know the lirics and to practise.


Phonetics ( P p )

Phonetics ( O o )

Phonetics ( N n )

Phonetics (M m )

To the Garden

The visit to our garden has been very interesting  and we have been invited to collect some vegetables. The weather is getting very cold and soon everything will be frozen.

Blue Splash!

Esta semana hemos finalizado la primera parte del proyecto Blue Splash! que continuará tras el merecido descanso navideño. Nuevas aventuras artísticas nos esperan en el 2013.

Barney: "I love you"

Today we began learning the theme song to "Barney" a children´s program in Sophia's country, the United States. It´s a song about family and friends and caring for them. 

My school

A different way to visit our school and a nice way to learn the different names of the rooms at school. This gives you the opportunity to review unit 1 and to enjoy the video.Who is Pozuel? It´s me !!! Different name for different things .That's cool.

Traffic safety


Next Wednesday we have Educación Vial.Children who are pedestrians or bikers, need to learn the rules of the road to ensure their safety.

Holland Tulip Fields on PhotoPeach

Doing things right

María is sick,
she is in bed.
She's got a pain,
in her head.
The doctor says,
drink honey and lemon.
stay in bed
and no television
and the homework?
First get well, please

We miss you!!!

Be Thankful

Be thankful for home
Be thankful for food
Be thankful for birds that fly
Be thankful for sleep
Be thankful for flowers
Be thankful for clouds in the sky.
Be thankful for friends
Be thankful for rain
And the rainbows that follow close by.

This isn't just a turkey
As everyone can see,
I made it with my hand
Which is part of me.
It comes with lots of love
Especially to say,
I hope that your
Thanksgiving Day
has been a lot of fun.

Sweet colours

Listen to this interactive book and review the colours

Phonetic ( L l )

Phonetics (J j )

Phonetics ( K k )

Click, clack, moo cows that type

CLICK, CLACK, MOO COWS THAT TYPE, by Doreen Cronin.  In the story, the animals are unhappy with their working conditions and they undertake a protest movement to communicate their concerns to the farmer.

Phonetics ( I i )

Goodnight moon

Ocean has read us this lovely story and now you can read it again or just listen to this video.

More about our body

The long weekend is almost over I wish you are ready for a new week! In class we were singing this song in a different version, I think this speed suits us better.

Blue Splash!!!

 Art and Crafts

This week we have started our Blue Splash! project.Some days ago,we had some attemps on paper in order to be familiar with the wax crayons, the water colours and the draws we wanted to copy. The presentation helps us to follow the steps and to act out the instructions in a poetic way.We are aware of the importance of our plate and that's why students are very commited.

Finalmente hemos iniciado uno de nuestros proyectos estrella "Blue Splash!".Hasta la fecha hemos trabajado con distintos materiales ; colorantes, ceras y temperas sobre papel.El color, los tonos, la textura y las formas son conceptos que van a tener mucha importancia en nuestra obra. El azul es el gran protagonista en esta ocasión.Sus múltiples tonalidades nos permitirán dar vida a los dibujos que, de una muestra de seis, los niños han elegido libremente.  Hay quienes en la clase de plástica quieren terminar en dos minutos sin importar si la vaca tiene dos o cuatro patas y después se quejan de que no han pintado...En la clase de plástica todos crean y pintan.En la clase de inglés sólo los que han terminado con el trabajo optan libremente por trabajar en murales o por leer...curiosamente es aquí donde algunos de los que se quejan quieren pintar.

Gogo's again!

Our Mini-books

Well done! We have different and beautiful mini-books.I appreciate your effort and your family help!As you know, homework, projects and the daily work are part of the final mark.

Los días brillantes existen y los días gafes también, por ello es tan importante tener en cuenta  el día a día "grano a grano se hace granero" también me gusta "camarón que se despista, se lo lleva la corriente".

Go away big green monster

Parts of the body

Fox and rabbit

This is our new game! Everyone pairs up and hold hands. One person in the group is the fox and other is the rabbit. The fox must try and tag the rabbit. The rabbit runs away but can get into a "burrow" which is in between a pair arms. If the rabbit goes into a burrow, whoever he/she has its back to is the new rabbit who must run away. If the fox can tag the rabbit, the rabbit then becomes the fox and the new rabbit must run away.

Accordion Book

Hello kids! This long weekend is a good moment to make the long zig-zag book or accordion book with our "Orange, Orange Pumpkin" Group A has already the copies. I encourage you to make the book and to read the story to your family.
El grupo A tiene la copia de la historia "Orange, Orange Pumpkin" para hacer un mini-libro tipo acordeón.El grupo B la tendrá la próxima semana.  

 Here you have an activity to review the days of the week.If you click the picture you can play and there is a surprise. let's try!
Practiquemos los días de la semana  con este juego que tiene sorpresa. ¡Ánimo!

Orange Pumpkin, Orange Pumpkin

It's a Halloween innovation of Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle.I have taken this  from Kathy whose blog I follow with admiration, it couldn't be better.

From First Grade a la Carte

"H" For Halloween and for Homework

Nuestra decoración de Halloween está casi terminada.Las hojas de tantísimos colores que habéis traído  se ven preciosas.Hemos creado un centro otoñal con castañas, piñas, bellotas, nueces, cortezas que nos servirán para nuestras conversaciones en inglés.
El tema de los sentidos avanza y para este fin de semana necesitamos experimentar el sentido del gusto (taste). Abriremos la nevera y a saborear algo dulce (sweet), algo salado (salty), algo agrio (sour) y finalmente algo amargo (bitter). El tacto lo experimentaremos con nuestra bandeja de texturas; blandas (soft), duras (hard), lisas (smooth) y rugosas (rough).Identificar, nombrar, clasificar y representar datos en fichas de experimentos es la tarea de esta unidad.

La próxima semana (muy cortita) realizaremos el control de la unidad Playtime!, unidad 2 de nuestro libro de Inglés. Nombramos juguetes, colores, respondemos a preguntas What's this? What's your favourite toy? y la fonética de las letras E, F, G y H ( los vídeos del blog son de mucha ayuda).El workbook, unidad 2, tiene que estar completo.

Playtime! es la unidad y para practicar aquí tenéis algún juego!!!

Phonetics ( H h )

Phonetics ( G g )

Phonetics ( F f )

Phonetics ( E e )

Weekend cartoon!

Leaves, senses and decoration.

 Let's go outside in this autumn day! Just collecting leaves for our classroom we can go through our unit "the five senses".
  • We can SEE the colours of the leaves with our eyes.
  • We can SMELL the leaves with our nose.
  • We can TOUCH the leaves with our hands.
  • We can HEAR the crunchy leaves with our ears.
  • We can TASTE the snack "merienda" with our tongue.

Propuesta educativa Un paseo por el parque para hablar de cómo utilizamos los cinco sentidos en este espacio tan agradable en otoño. 
  • Utilizamos la vista para ver los múltiples colores de las hojas (amarillo, naranja, marrón...).
  • Utilizamos el oído para escuchar el ruido que hacen las hojas cuando se pisan.
  • Utilizamos el olfato para oler las hojas que recogemos para el mural.
  • Utilizamos el tacto al recoger las hojas que tocamos, algunas son suaves otras rugosas.
  • ¿Utilizamos el gusto? Tal vez encontremos una castaña o tal vez llevemos el bocadillo de merienda ¡qué rico! 
"Necesitamos hojas para la decoración de nuestra clase"