Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Upper Elementary Letters to the students of Tepeyac.

Below are the letters written by Monica, Jordi, Emilee, and Brandon.

They were created in a word document and the students had to add photos or clip art, and choose their font style, color, and size.

Some decided to write in English and others decided to write in Spanish (they best they could!) Enjoy!!

Update - Letters arrive from Tepeyac, Nicaragua!

HOW EXCITING!!!! The students received letters from the children at the Tepeyac school in Nicaragua. They also received a disc with new pictures and videos that the children took of themselves with some interesting facts about their school and where they live.

The Kingswood Upper Elementary students, along with the Third Grade students, are creating letters and cards on the computer. They should be done before winter break and will be sent along with the school supplies we collected. Once printed, the students will sign and illustrate their letters and prepare them to be sent. Starting in January the Upper Elementary multi-media class will begin a video collage to send as well.

Something we've learned...the children and families of Tepeyac are VERY dependant on the coffee bean harvest. Almost every card we received had a picture drawn by the students of the coffee plants. We also found out they will break from school for over a month until the harvest is complete. How interesting!

In my own words (December)

The students had a camp out in November. Here is what some of them had to say about it.

"We had sandwiches for dinner! We had a fire and roasted marshmallows!" -Kayla

"The camp out was really fun! We had a funny skit with the girls." - Rebekah

"The best part, we were in our tent doing hair and nails and playing video games." -Lacie

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tepeyac school in Nicaragua

Our first question to the students of the Tepeyac school in Nicaragua is, "What do you like most about your school?" Check back later for their answers and the answer to that question by our Upper Elementary students here at Kingswood.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

In my own words...

Soon we will start a dialog from the students at Kingswood written "in their own words" about our school. We will correspond with a school from Nicaragua and their students to compare and contrast our schools and our way of life.

Our first topic, or question, to the students of the Tepeyac school in Nicaragua was "What do you like best about your school?" A couple of our Upper Elementary students had a quick response. When asked the same question about KMA here's what they said:

"I like it because there's lessons and good teachers and we learn new stuff everyday!"-Andrea

"Math, I love math! Our teacher gives us hard problems and I can figure them out." -Emilee

Monday, September 7, 2009

Kingswood Montessori

Welcome Kingswood Montessori Family to the Kingswood blog. A space reserved to share all that is happening in school, as well as a venue to express all the exciting news and events taking place on campus. Stay connected and feel free to peek in to see what's new!