It is always amazing how much we learn from visiting this wonderful super market every year. They kindly show us their bakery, allow us to even participate decorating a cake and watching them make bread and tortillas! Finally we were to enjoy some taquitos and horchata ... Delicious! Here some pics!
Every year we enjoy our Pumpkin Patch Fiel Trips, it is one of our MSV funniest traditions, we just simple love it! This October 2016 we decide to visit Shadelands PP. and as you all can see in the pics, We had a great time!
This week-long class introduces young artists to drawing and coloring, designing and building. Imagine the possibilities! Two- and three-dimensional projects will incorporate techniques ranging from building, painting to paper-Mache, and learning to sculpt with found objects.
Projects will use both recycled and fine art materials to create unique and memorable works of art. The ceramics pieces in the pictures have being fired for first time and they will be glazed and fired again! Also we learned about different kinds of clay, low firing versus high firing, how to use underglazes and glazes, how to use the wheel and how to make small pots with it, etc.
Lots to do in just one week! Here some pics!
Here some pics using the wheel and carving out pots, exploring textures in our pots and also making pinching bowls only using our hands, clay and little water.
Sewing is a valuable life skill for any child to learn. From practicing fine motor skills to increase problem solving to building self-esteem to nurturing design talent, sewing unlocks the doors to a variety of interesting projects and of course our very mission at MSV: Our after school students learning and continuing speaking Spanish vocabulary in a different and a fun way. Let’s begin with the basics.
Our ancestors first taught children “plain sewing.” Before the sewing machine existed, everything a family wore was sewn by hand. Thus, it was important for as many people as possible to learn to sew early and often!
Start by providing a long hand sewing needle, some thread, andtwo squares of fabric for lesson one. Threading the needle, knotting the end, and stitching small running stitches through two layers of fabric held with right sides together is a basic skill essential to clothing construction. Explain how the finished row of stitches is...
For our MSV students is very usual to be involved during the day in different kind of sport, we do gymnastics twice a week in all the classes and in addition we have JUMP BUNCH, a group of instructors that with lots of fun and dedication introduce sport to our preschoolers.
Physical education and sport have an educational impact. Changes can be seen in motor skills development, performance and educational potential. This shows the positive relationship between being involved in physical activities and psychosocial development.
Sport and physical education is fundamental to the early development of children and youth and the skills learned during play, physical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of young people. Through participation in sport and physical education, young people learn about the importance of key values such as:
Our March every year all our classes work in our mini-garden. Each child should bring a baby plant or seeds and 2 pounds bag of soil to sew it, according with the plant species or flower chosen, once it has grown to its actual size. From selecting our vegetables and flowers, preparing the earth and planting, and finally harvesting, gardening can be a wonderful way to involve our students in a healthy hobby.
It is important for children to get lot closer to the ground; to have an intimate relationship with the earth. Anything we can do to bring that non-descript terra firma to life is great!
Along with the fun of getting dirty, gardening helps children learn valuable lessons about patience as they wait for vegetables to grow, responsibility as they see how necessary their care is to the garden, and even loss when flowers die at the end of a season. They learn also about nurturing a life and what it takes to keep something alive. It is an unforgettable...