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Student Led Conferences – SLC – April 1 and 2

Parents come for student led conferences, SLC. It is a time for your child to share all of their hard work with you. They have created a portfolio to share and in Grade 5, they have A LOT to talk about and show you in Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, Word Study and all the specials such as Art, Music, PE and World Language.

You can sign up here:
– You simply look for your child’s homeroom teacher, select a time and type in your child’s name or your name – either works.

See you on Weds and Thurs, April 1 and 2.

Mrs. McGuinness and Ms. Tamara


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Friday, February 13 no school GOOGLE SUMMIT

On Friday, February 13 students will not have classes because we are happy to announce that ACST is hosting its first GOOGLE SUMMIT. You may ask: What is a Google Summit? Well, it is a professional development opportunity for teachers and staff to learn new technology skills. We will have presenters here from 5+ different countries and different international schools. Some of the workshops/presentations offered will be: Building a Professional Learning Network with Google Plus, Using YouTube effectively in the Classroom, Using Google Docs, Google Calendar, & Google Earth, … to name just a few.

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PTO Discussion about new REPORT CARD format

When:  Thursday, January 23, 2014

Where:  in the school cafeteria

What:  Please come and listen to our elementary principal, Lesley Tait, explain the new format and expectations on the report card.  Report cards will be going home on January 31, 2014. 

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el 9 de MAYO hasta el 13 de MAYO
Idioms/Slogans/Tongue Twisters~Expresiones idiomaticas/Dichos/Trabalenguas

Our theme during this week is how language can be used to entertain and share messages that have multiple meanings. We request classroom teachers to invite parents to come into classrooms throughout the week to share stories or examples of how language is used to share messages that have multiple meanings or significances.

el Horario/Schedule/Calendario/Calendar:

lunes/Mon. (May 9) – badges w/ native language greeting – sharing idioms/slogans/tongue twisters in classes for posting on boards around school.
martes/Tues. (May 10) – Kiswahili Day featuring Ngoma Dancers
miercoles/Wed. (May 11) – Spanish Day featuring salsa/guacamole sales &
guest presentation in Spanish room
jueves/Thurs. (May 12) – French Day featuring bake sale
viernes/Fri. (May 13) – Assembly

We invite parents to connect with classroom teachers for any presentations they would like to do during this week in their home languages! las Fotos van a estar pronto!!


Sra. Tamara

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Dialogos de Marioneta ~ Puppet Dialogues GRADO 4

These past few weeks in Grado 4 we integrated our language skills with our artistic talent. We made very creative Marionet Puppets in Art class and decided to bring these wonderful Marionetas to life by writing dialogues and recorded them in Spanish, in Spanish class. Many of the personal interview questions that we’ve learned earlier we integrated into the dialogues along with describing their personalities and physical characteristics/parts of the body, special abilities and/or special powers. Many of the Marionetas were based on the Greek Mythological unit that we studied in our Unit of Inquiry. We hope you enjoy viewing them and por favor, feel free to leave unos comentarios!

el Dialogo de Alice y Nuzhhat:

el Dialogo de Nazri, Tahiya y Sahar:

el Dialogo de Kahdija y Sean:

el Dialogo de Tamara-Jo y Kanengo:

el Dialogo de Sonia y Nishant:

el Dialogo de Xandra y Katy:

el Dialogo de Shemei y Cate:


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Blog time

Todas las clases de espanol have been taking some class time to learn more about how to use the Blogs de espanol.

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Students have been listening to the resources posted on the site, watching IST student’s video-cuentos, and posting comments that compliment their amigos en clase. Es FANTASTICO to have the opportunity to see what everyone is working on in Spanish and to practice Spanish skills in new ways – usando la TECNOLOGIA. A special GRACIAS goes to Mr. Mikey and Mr. Sam for working with us all.

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GENDER OF NOUNS: Articles – Definite (the) and Indefinite (a, an)

Watch this video made by that presents the usage of the definite and indefinite articles in Spanish with the masculine and feminine nouns. Its a good preview to this grammar structure.

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