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¨De nuestras aulas a tu pantalla¨                                7 de julio 2016

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EDITORIAL
 
Una verdadera educación integral
 
Con el fin de que los alumnos de los Colegios SEK reciban una verdadera educación integral, el Proyecto Educativo de SEK ha confeccionado un currículo compuesto por un “plan de estudios” y un conjunto de “actividades complementarias”.

El plan de estudios o currículo obligatorio recoge las materias oficiales que son aquellas que forman parte de los planes de estudios oficiales y que los alumnos deben aprobar para promocionar de curso.

Las actividades complementarias no están comprendidas en el plan de estudios pero que son potenciadas por el colegio para un mejor desarrollo de la personalidad de cada alumno.

En SEK Las Américas, damos verdadera importancia a las actividades deportivas en las que los alumnos practican natación, karate, danza, fútbol.
Artísticas: música, coro, artes plásticas, diseño, y actividades de comprensión y expresión oral y escrita, no solo en español, también en inglés.

La suma del currículo obligatorio y el currículo complementario permiten fortalecer la confianza en sí mismo y el equilibrio emocional personal que lleva a los alumnos del SEK a una verdadera formación integral.
 
José Enrique Navas
Director General
Teaching Children to Love a Sport
 
Many children today are introduced to a variety of sports before they learn to read. Loving a sport will teach children vital life skills: discipline, motivation, commitment, and cooperation. However, there are some potential rough patches to work through, from choosing the right sport, to finding a nurturing team and supportive coach, to learning to watch from the sidelines without making your kid anxious.
  • Don't Overdo It: Too much monotony (one sport several times a week plus weekend matches), can make it feel more like a job than a fun activity, but too much variety can leave her too busy to learn to love any one of them
  • Give Him a Say: Ask him what team he would like to join; you may be surprised by his response.
  • Explain the Real Commitment: Before sign-up day, make it clear to your child that she must participate for the whole season and that if she does not enjoy it, she can try something else next time.
  • Do Your Homework: Try to find a sports program that fits your child's personality and skill set.
 
Six Warning Signs of Burnout

With weeknight practices and weekend games, is your child getting pushed to the brink?
  1. She does not talk about the sport anymore.
  2. He makes excuses to skip practice.
  3. She shows no excitement before competition.
  4. He seems tired all the time and is not sleeping well.
  5. She shows signs of depression: loss of appetite, nausea, and headaches.
  6. He avoids team activities away from the field.
RECETAS PARA EL VERANO
Los cinco museos de la ciudad que deberías visitar
 
Al llegar el verano, es importante que los chicos se mantengan reforzando los contenidos curriculares pero de una manera más divertida y práctica, por eso les sugerimos a continuación una lista de los museos que resultarían más atractivos para visitar en familia.
  • Museo de las Casas Reales: este monumento histórico es importante porque en él radicaban, para la época colonial, las instituciones que controlaban la isla y en la actualidad recoge una  colección cultural muy completa.
  • Museo Trampolín: para los más pequeños es el espacio ideal para involucrase en el aprendizaje divertido de las ciencias, historia y la cultura dominicana.
  • El Alcázar de Colón: antigua residencia de varias generaciones de la familia Colón, allí se exhiben importantes  objetos de gran valor histórico que datan del periodo colonial.
  • Museo de Historia Natural: a través de sus diferentes salas, muestra  un bello recorrido que combina la belleza natural con los procesos evolutivos. Recoge diferentes especies de la biodiversidad terrestre y marina de nuestra isla.
  • Museo del Hombre Dominicano: Este museo conserva la mayor colección existente a nivel mundial de objetos de la cultura taina, al igual que destacados vestigios del pasado prehistórico de la región del Caribe.
Estas recomendaciones se encuentran ubicadas en la Zona Colonial y en la Plaza de la Cultura, lugares de fácil acceso para disfrutar en un ambiente familiar.
 
Grey Ysabel
Departamento de Sociales
5 Books to Read During the Summer

Our kids have a lot of time this summer and that’s why I have some interesting books for them to learn enjoy and spend quality among family and friends.

1. Fred Pinsocket Loves Bananas:  Fred Pinsocket is a little spaceman who just can't get enough of his favorite food! Children and their grown-ups can read along or listen along as Fred flies across the galaxy.
 
 
2. Giraffes can’t Dance: Giraffes Can't Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it's harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend.


3.Blah Blah Black Sheep: Blah Blah black sheep can't even get his bleats right, but he's the only one brave enough to tussle with a hungry coyote in this action-packed and hilarious adventure.
      

4. A Book of Sleep: With a spare, soothing text and beautifully rich and textured illustrations of a starry night, this is the perfect “book of sleep.” Join the owl on his moonlit journey as he watches all the other animals settle in for the night: some sleep standing up, while some sleep on the move! Some sleep peacefully alone, while others sleep all together, huddled close.


5. The Wonderful things you will be: From brave and bold to creative and clever, Emily Winfield Martin's rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children. With beautiful, and sometimes humorous, illustrations, and a clever gatefold with kids in costumes, this is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids—both young and old.
 
 
"Music Machine" fly the Flag for Britain
 
The school wind band, "Music Machine" entertained a very enthusiastic and appreciative audience on a lovely, sunny Sunday afternoon.  The occasion marked the 35th Anniversary of Grantham's twinning link with Sankt Augustin, near Bonn in Germany.

The band played superbly well and the audience consisting of mainly British and 40 German visitors were given a treat by our wonderful musicians.

I was thrilled that so many members of the band could attend after such a busy week of sports fixtures and the school production.  Well done to all of you for giving up your day off, playing so beautifully and looking so exceptionally smart.  I hope the ice-cream, chocolate and sweeties went some way to reward you for your endeavours.

Also a huge thank you to all the parents who attended for your continued support and encouragement.
Mr Wilson MBE
 
Grantham Preparatory International School
UNITED KINGDOM
 
Junior School Sports Day
 
Having moved the Junior Sports Day to the morning, the weather stayed dry long enough for everyone to have a fabulous time with the rain holding off until just after the finish. And what a morning it was! The children were able to show off the new House T-shirts, flags and shields and there were lots of great performers. Mums and Dads joined in too in the Parent races in a fun-filled morning. Well done to all the participants and thank you to Jacey Lee for all the hard work and organisation! 
 
The Senior School Sports Day has now been moved to Tuesday, 5th July and don't forget the Swimming Galas on Friday, 1st July (Juniors) and Monday, 4th July (Seniors), both at Sidmouth Swimming Pool.
 
St. John’s International School
UNITED KINGDOM
 
 
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