Building scale houses.

Building scale houses.

Following the construction of shelters that marked the beginning of the block, the third graders learned how mud-bricks are made and the basics of how constructions are done, all this by building scale houses. Teacher Ervin guided the whole process; the students begun by making the bricks, being really careful they shaped one by one those that, a few moments later, would form the tiny houses’ walls. The children had a great time playing the role of builders and engineers while learning. This kind of activities help teacher nurture the heads, hearts and hands of students by letting them understand the world, feel useful and capable of doing great...
First day at the garden

First day at the garden

Our first grade caracolitos had their first day at the garden. Following their gardening teacher’s directions they learned how to prepare the soil, water the plants, recognize the plants, among many other incredible things. Being in touch with nature through gardening lets the students develop respect and love for nature. They also learn about responsibility, each of the students is in charge of a specific chore and of the tools needed to perform it. While working on the garden, children learn directly from our gardening teacher, Santiago, he teaches them through the use of tales and stories, anecdotes and direct instructions. Every time the go to gardening class, children have the chance to work their brain, by knowing new terms and developing their motor skills; their hands, by performing all the physical tasks required in a garden: and their heart, by getting in touch with...
First day in elementary.

First day in elementary.

In a magical activity, first grade students were welcomed to their first day in elementary. Followed by their parents, each of the students passed across a welcoming tunnel made of older students and the elementary teachers. After that, a special moment happened. Parents left their children at the door of their new classroom to be welcomed by their teacher, Sonia. This was, without a doubt, a moment they won’t forget for the rest of their...
Finding Balance.

Finding Balance.

By Carmen María Alvarado / fifth grade teacher. To keep a bamboo stick over the head and walking without dropping it is a balance exercise we all should do at least once a day. Performing every day a balance exercise helps students from many different perspectives; for example, they achieve full concentration and have the chance to find themselves. While performing this type of balance, children must ignore all external influence and find the silence inside themselves, an approach to their “own self”. This exercise helps by providing calmness to the group, it also finishes the rhythm and movement parts the quietest way possible before the cognitive part of the journey...
Here we go again!


Here we go again!


After the holiday break, students and staff came back to school. With deep happiness we contemplate how the trails and classrooms get filled with energy and happiness through the laughter and movement of our students. The first day of classes went by normally, school’s new students easily adapted to their groups and teachers couldn’t hide the joy of having their caracolitos back. 2019 will be a year of growth and success to all of us, here, at Escuela...