Thursday, 24 May 2012


Taking into consideration our Autumn Linguistic Inmersion Program 2011, we have recently been working on a special task with Grade 5 and 6 we´d like to share it with you.
The task was the writing, illustrating and creation of the story `Gaspar settles down in Ría de Vigo´. It was an interdisciplinary and cross curricular activity with the text written by Grade 5 and 6 in the English lesson with Camille Risch and Ana Isabel Ferreirós and the illustrations drawn by Grade 3B in the Bilingual Art lesson with Camille Risch and Marta Diéguez (after reading and understanding the text in the English lesson).
As well as the text and illustrations, we produced a montage, so that the story could truly come to life. Due to the contribution of so many students, the story is creative and diverse and the illustrations are imaginative and distinct.
The aim was to create a story that could be enjoyed by all. And so, in relation to the EDLG (Equipo de Dinamización Lingüística), the story was translated to Galician in order to have storytelling in Galician to Preschool students by Grade 3 A students in collaboration with their teacher Carmen González. Also it provided our Preschool teachers a story that they could use it in their lessons.
It is a great opportunity to learn about the living creatures, the geography items and main places of the Ría de Vigo in English. Therefore, it is related to the Natural and Social Science as well as Art and the three Languages.
As far as the Bilingual Section is concerned, the illustrations were created in the Art lesson by Grade 3 B students. These students have been selected to tell the story to Primary students.
With reference to the Library Project “Suban a bordo, lean e naveguen”, it has much in common since it narrates a fantastic story, which takes place in our Ría de Vigo. In this story is narrated how the Library mascot, Gaspar the Dolphin, comes to our Library for the first time. Preschool students have constantly been wondering how Gaspar gets to CEIP RÍA DE VIGO LIBRARY. Consequently, we wanted to create a story to show them how this happens and, at the same time, to motivate them.
To conclude with, it also deals with Information Technology (IT) as we do a multimedia montage to share it with you and to introduce it to our students.
I´d like to thank Camille Risch, Marta Diéguez and Carmen González for their collaboration.
Now we have the first video recorded with Grade 3 B students. Stay tuned, since there will be more to come!
Ana Isabel Ferreirós Rey.

In the next video, you can listen to Camille Risch telling the story. Listen carefully, pay attention to the pronunciation and enjoy the story!

To listen to the story narrated in Galician by Grade 3 A students, you can visit our Library blog in the following link:

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