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Below are the spelling words lists for the students who will participate in the IES Valdebernardo Spelling Bee on June 12 and 14, 2018. Find your correct level and study the words on the list. Be ready to spell them from memory!
Martin Luther King Junior was an American hero; whose life choices offer many teaching opportunities. On Monday January 15, Valdebernardo celebrated MLK day. For most students it was their first time hearing about the late activist. Dr. King experienced racial segregation and police brutality until the day of his untimely death, but even through the hardship he envisioned a better world, so that no person would have to live the way he was forced to. The goal of introducing Martin Luther King Junior and his legacy to the classrooms was to create a dialogue about stereotyping, race, and respect. It’s key that students think critically, so we asked them to compare and contrast race relations in the United States and in Spain. We hope that the celebration and discussion of Dr. King has left a footprint with all of the students at Valdebernardo high-school.
Students in 3º ESO have been working hard on preparing for the Global Classrooms Conference, which is a Model United Nations activity where students represent the interests of various countries as delegates. Students focus on a specific world problem (e.g. poverty, hunger, infant mortality) from the perspective of a specific country, and then work with other country delegations to form resolutions for that issue.
Each year the Comunidad de Madrid assigns participating schools a specific topic and specific countries to prepare. This year, Valdebernardo has been assigned the topic of human rights of migrants. Our specific countries of study are Andorra, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Liberia, and Slovakia. We will ask students to participate in a practice conference with local schools in December (date TBD) and the offical conference on January 26, 2018.
Visit the Valdebernardo Global Classrooms website for more information: https://gcvaldebernardo.weebly.com
Mitch (Global Classrooms Language Assistant)
With the help of the English and French language assistants, the bilingual coordinator, the librarian, and several teachers, Valdebernardo hosted its first ever Haunted Library last week on Halloween. Students from 1º and 2º ESO had the opportunity to take a tour through the spooky Haunted Library during school and meet goblins, ghouls, and witches along the way. Activities included crawling through a dark tunnel, getting candy, and tarot card readings. We were excited to see the students’ interest in the celebration of Halloween!
I´m Zulaikha, I am from New York. This is my second year as an Auxiliar in Spain. Last year, I was living in the city of Murcia and working in a primary school in San Javier. I love working with kids of all ages. In my free time, I like to write, practice yoga, and make films. A big part of my life is being creative.
I look forward to a great year together in Valdebernardo!
Hello there, my name is Peter. I am a 24 year old British Language Assistant from Manchester, England. Home of the best football team Manchester United and my favourite musical band, The Stone Roses. It is my second year here as a languages assistant at IES Valdebernardo. My main hobbies include football, music and travelling. I play football for a football team in Madrid called ‘Bocodillo Juniors’. During my travels I have been fortunate enough to travel all around Europe and America and last summer I was lucky enough to go to Japan for 2 weeks visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Nara. My ambition is to carry on teaching English all over the world, in order to see all that the world has to offer.