Festival del Jocote y Barriletes 2018

Festival del Jocote y Barriletes 2018

Another memorable “Festival del Jocote y Barriletes” is added to the history of our school. Every year, during the season of Jocotes and season change, we celebrate this wonderful festival. Students, teachers, local community and friends from all over the world gathered in the facilities of our school to share and enjoy our wonderful festival as a family. This year we met on Saturday, October 27, and had the pleasant visit of our friends from the Trinus school community and had the participation of great artists like the very popular singer-songwriter “Wacha” (Quetzaltenango), Karla and Jorge Herrera, the Hip Hop group Juun Ajpú Koj, and our very own and always impressive “Flor de Jocote segunda generación”. We played, sang, flew kites, ate and learned a lot. Thanks to all the Caracol family for accompanying us and being always present!...
Roles were assigned for the fourth grade theatre play!

Roles were assigned for the fourth grade theatre play!

Today was the role distribution for one of the theatre plays to be presented by the fourth grade students within the 2018 theater season of Escuela Caracol. It was amazing to see the faces of illusion in all the students when they saw the roles assigned. The learning experience at Escuela Caracol is full of love and happiness. The play “Stories of Yggdrasil” tells two stories inspired by Nordic mythology and will be presented on November the 7th at 3pm in “La Palapa” at Escuela...
September bulletin is finally here!

September bulletin is finally here!

  K’ow friends from around the world! After a few days struggling, the second number of our monthly bulletin is finally here, it brings a lot of news from what have been happening at Escuela Caracol. We hope from the bottom of our hearts you enjoy reading it and watching the pictures as much as we enjoyed watching the kids growing and having such good times. caracol boletin sept 2018 eng  — K’ow is a word in Kakchikel language that means “Is anybody home?”, It can be used to say “Hello”. —      ...
Test of Courage

Test of Courage

  As part of the celebrations of Michael the students had two days for performing the “proofs of courage”. On September 27 it was the turn of the boys and girls of first, second, and third grade. They made an exciting journey worthy of an adventure novel, in which they had to navigate an obstacle course made with tables and chairs to demonstrate their courage. The following day it was the turn of the fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students. The level of difficulty and danger was greater for these students as they had to walk a tightrope with only the help of two poles for balance. They supported their own weight as they crossed a rope of several meters over a pool of mud. The importance of these challenges is that the children feel valued and courageous, feelings that will help them in the future to overcome difficulties that arise in their paths and to experience the feeling of “I can!”. It was an amazing and very fun day; all the boys and girls did an incredible job on their challenges. We are proud of the courage of our...
Escuela Caracol was part of the independence parade.

Escuela Caracol was part of the independence parade.

On September the 15th, our students participated from the municipal independence parade, they got prepared with handmade posters with civic messages that expressed their feelings and thoughts about current events. They walked happily all over the town among the students from all the other schools in San Marcos. At the end of the parade, our musicians from “Flor de Jocote II” played many melodies for the general audience at the Central Park....