After another year of growth and wonderful, unforgettable moments in our institution –and now that we’re finally close to Christmas and New Year’s Eve–, our students went out to share their festive spirit with everybody in our neighborhood. People in Puerto Madero delightfully enjoyed watching our little “Santas,” “elves” and “gnomes” sing Christmas carols and spread their best wishes for the people walking by and those inside shops as well. Here are some of those moments captured in photos: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
In the months of October and November, we all gathered together to celebrate our Family Fest called “A Party to Play Together”. With this new format, families were invited to come and share some activities with their children, activities that allowed kids to show everyone the achievements they have reached throughout the year. A special space was created for them to interact and activate all of their senses. The kids and their families participated in exploration games, construction games, activities especially designed to trigger fine and gross motor skills, and also activities related to literature, dancing, improvising and physical theater. The children surprised their audience with some choreographies and stunning performances to the beat of the songs they have learned and worked on in class. Of course we also said goodbye to the three-year-olds, who are now ready to leave this “port” and sail even further in 2019. We want to thank all the families for their support and commitment and for joining us in each one of our institutional adventures!
Last week, the group “Veleros en altamar” spent one entire morning with their teacher and an examiner from Anglia-Ascentis. During this time together, kids engaged in several activities in which they had to respond to instructions given entirely in English. They told stories based on images, they identified the objects they have been working on throughout the year, and they finished the morning with a song. We would like to congratulate our new graduates, who were part of a very special and also very successful day with the people from Anglia-Ascentis!
With great joy, on September 4th Puerto Crianza invited children from the neighborhood to play in the square! The proposal was focused on little children from one to four years old to come and share free activities outdoors. We think that it is important for children of this age range, who receive few proposals in Puerto Madero, to have the opportunity to experience some recreational activities, getting in touch with nature and enjoying the spring weather that starts to join us. We began the afternoon with songs for circle time, accompanied by musical instruments, and then we had a lot of funexploring different textures and using funnels, shovels, colanders, and jars. It was really nice to see how children, who did not know each other, were able to socialize and be outdoors sharing games with their families and the kindergarten of their neighborhood. If you want to find out more about our proposals and/or receive information about our kindergarten, please send us your email to email@example.com and you will receive our newsletters.
The yearly event that gathers together our former students was held on June 2 this year, and everyone working in Puerto Crianza got the chance to reunite with the families of those children who have already said goodbye to our institution. It was a very moving experience in which we revived unforgettable moments and shared photos that have immortalized their journey with us from the earliest stages and up to theirgraduation days, too. All grown-ups participated in games and shared this very special and unique day with their little ones. Plus, the graduate students from 2017 were awarded their Anglia ESOL Examinations diplomas. To all the families who join us in this event every year, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
This year, Puerto Crianza is celebrating 15 years of serving our community. In order to acknowledge such a long and successful journey, we shared a beautiful meal with many of the families who have walked with us along these years. It was a very special moment full of wonderful anecdotes and memories from our time together. Parents, students and former students helped us blow 15 candles out, fifteen candles that represent our constant commitment to all the families and children out there and to the trust they have put into our daily work. A big Thank You goes out to all the parents and children!
Our art exhibition EXPO FALL ART by Puerto Crianzatook place at the Lola Mora Restaurantbetween the 17th and the 27th of April. Families were able to see and enjoy the works of art that our students created to celebrate the arrival of Autumn. The process was a very enriching experience for our children, since they got the chance to explore some natural elements that are so typical of this time of year, and they used those elements as tools to create their very own works of arts:they worked with twigs, feathers and flowers, which they used as brushes; and they also worked with leaves and seeds, which they used as stamps.The youngest ones played with autumnal colors on dactyl painting and leaf collages. Photos showing the children in the making of these works of art were exhibited at the kindergarten’s hall for two weeks. There will be more of Expo by Puerto Crianza at Lola Mora Restaurant coming soon!
We know how important these people are in the life of every child, so we decided to celebrate… GRANDPARENTS’ DAY! On April 19th, children invited their grandparents to join us in an outdoor event. We sang, and we danced, and we played with “parachutes” and colorful balls. Then there was a rain of autumn leaves sponsored by our wonderful trees, and the kids and their very special guests used those leaves to create an autumnal collage together. The day was full of joy and enthusiasm. We appreciate the collaboration of all the families, especially those grandparents who joined us and took part in all the activities we had planned for them. At the end of the day, the children gave their grandparents customized cards with a very significant motto: “Grandparents are the magicians that give life to wonderful memories in the minds of their grandchildren.”
We wish to share with you the message that we received from the authorities of Anglia-Ascentis. Dearest Colleague: We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you, your teachers, and your pupilson the excellent results in the examination. We really look forward to seeing your pupils among our candidates again! Please confirm having received this email. Thank you very much. Best regards, Monica Blanco-Kunz AngliaESOLExaminations CEO
On October 7, our annual celebration “Regata Puerto Crianza 2017” took place at the auditorium of the Sheraton Hotel in Buenos Aires. All the families that are part of our community joined us and our students in a display of activities that showed everyone the objectives we have been working on throughout the year: The “Hide and Seek” game with geometrical figures with the two-year-olds, the shadow theater play with the three-year-olds, and also the guitar ensemble and watching the oldest kids interact with the babies were the icing on the cake on a day full of joy and emotion.