Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Let's Dance!

Today was the first summer ballet class with a PRINTS student as our teacher. 

We practiced some barre exercises for warm-up and stretching.


 ...and jump!

Classes will be held everyday and is open to all students in Elementary. 
We look forward to learning so much more in this class!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Phrase of the Day: July 25, 2015

ビンセント バン ゴッホは有名なスイレンの絵をかきました。(ビンセント バン ゴッホはゆうめいなスイレンのえをかきました)
Vincent Van Gogh created a famous painting of water lilies.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Phrase of the Day: July 24, 2015

Another flower of July is the water lily.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Phrase of the Day: July 22, 2015

Rubies are red stones.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Day in the Life - San Mateo Infant Community

 Egg shell is difficult to collect because it breaks into many small pieces.

I noticed fingerprints on the mirror, so I am polishing it to make it shiny again!

Phrase of the Day: July 21, 2015

The birthstone of July is the ruby.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Phrase of the Day: July 20, 2015

We live in a country where we have choices.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Phrase of the Day: July 19, 2015

We live in a country where we are safe.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Phrase of the Day: July 18, 2015

We live in a country where we can be free.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Phrase of the Day: July 16, 2015

The French Revolution was after the American Revolution.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Phrase of the Day: July 15, 2015

Bastille Day is France's Independence Day.

A Day in the Life - San Mateo Infant Community

I like to use the color blue when I paint! It reminds me of the sky.

I am using scissors to carefully practice my cutting skills.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Phrase of the Day: July 13, 2015

We learnt a lot from the materials Dr. Montessori designed.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

'We All Live in the Forbidden City' Workshop

This morning, San Mateo's Elementary students enjoyed a wonderful workshop and presentation from the teachers at 'We All Live in the Forbidden City'.

Chen laoshi began the workshop by teaching us how the Forbidden City is built for the emperor, or huangdi, to live in.

We listened intently and raised our hands to answer questions about the Forbidden City.

We learned that there are 980 buildings in the Forbidden City!

We acted out different elements in nature! Water, trees, wind and stones!

Next, we enjoyed an animation about how these elements in nature can be used.
We then split up into teams to create our own palaces!  

We worked really hard in our teams to create our dream palaces. 
Chen laoshi helped us come up with ideas.
We presented our teams' palaces to the other teams. We had all sorts of fun additions to our palaces like an arcade, a music room and even a swimming pool!

After creating our own palaces, we looked at pictures of the real Forbidden City.

This activity helped us connect how 'The Palace is like a Big Forest'. 
It was interesting to see how nature can inspire architecture.

We received wonderful gifts that included more information for us to learn about the Forbidden City!

Thank you for a wonderful workshop - we learned a lot and had fun!

Phrase of the Day: July 10, 2015

Today Maria Montessori became a doctor.