Monday, August 29, 2011

Graduation 2011

The wonderful work team ladies who made the beautiful graduation sign:

All the kids came dressed to the nines as usual:

This year I had to say good-bye to a few of my students, since next year we are only able to have 3 and 4 year olds at our school. (more info to come in a later post) So any student that was 5 years old had to be "promoted" from the school even if they hadn't finished the program.

Here are my "graduates":





This year we also had a piñata for the kids. The only problem was it burst after only two hits!

Of course the cake was delicious!

last week of school

The last week of school we had a lot of fun! Since we had finished all of the curriculum for the year we decided to have a fun week full of art projects.

Here are the kids doing golf ball/marble painting.

Beading necklaces:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

by the way...

Before we moved into our house we noticed from the bubbling paint on the walls that there was some water filtration problems (a common problem with concrete houses). The landlord promised us that he would fix it and proceeded to paint a sealer on the roof. We moved in with all the confidence that the problem was fixed. Well after an unusually rainy summer, we are now seeing that the problem wasn't really fixed. For weeks I was mopping up puddles on the floor. See pics below:

Unfortunately, really fixing the problem is a VERY expensive project, and we are seeing more and more how "tacaño" (cheap) our landlords are. :-(

Pool Day!

We took the kids to the pool again this year at the end of the summer. What a fun treat!

Field Trip

During the last weeks of school we took the kids on a field trip to a butterfly farm. They were so excited as we had been reading books about how caterpillars turn into butterflies.

First, they got to take a look at some fish in a lake.

They then went out to watch the butterflies lay eggs on lemon tree leaves. The kids collected many eggs and baby caterpillars.

We then went to the butterfly sanctuary where they raise the caterpillars and protect the cocoons.

I even got to take home a few caterpillars and we got to watch them make their cocoons and hatch into butterflies in my classroom! It was such a fun learning experience for the children and adults alike!