Friday, March 5, 2021

Brain Awareness Week 2021


 Each school year the LRC Team prepares  a variety of fun activities and resources designed for students to learn more about their brains, how to keep them healthy and challenge them.


This year we are still teaching from home so we again had to find another way to do this.  We have found that Google Sites has proven very useful for creating online themed events for the community. Just short of  year from the day they locked things down in El Salvador due to COVID-19, we find ourselves publishing our newest resource via Google Sites. 


Here is the link to our Brain Awareness Week Page.


We hope that members of our community will enjoy taking part in these activities.


Happy Friday Everyone!

Friday, February 26, 2021

DVA and STEAM Fest 2021

 ABC DVA 





ABC Secondary STEAM Fest is Coming!



This year STEAM Fest will work a little differently and take place online.

In preparation, the STEAM Team has prepared a great many challenges for you to look through and take part in. There are Grade Level SDG challenges, General Challenges and you can even Build your very own challenges using the guidance on our website. All entries are individual this year due to our special circumstances.

This year we will include a judging panel full of wonderful ABC teachers who will help determine which of our wonderful ABC Makers attain  Bronze, Silver and Gold Level standards! The students whose projects are allocated the highest points by the judging panels will also be awarded a special prize.

Finally, we would like to issue a challenge to all Secondary ABC Students to design the STEAM Fest 2021 Logo and Slogan for the event. To be eligible, all entries for the Log/Slogan Competition must be sent to either Mrs. Garcia or Mrs. Serrano by March 15th. 

Please check out the STEAM Fest 2021 Webpage and watch our Promotional Video for further details on how to join the STEAM Team of student Makers, for STEAM fest 2021.

Finally, a reminder about LRC- Today  in History, is our weekly update with interesting facts for you and the students to enjoy.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Safer Internet Day-Week 2021

 Safer Internet Day is celebrated at the ABC for an entire week each year. This year Safer Internet Day 2021 will be celebrated globally on February 9th, 2021 with a focus on the theme, Together for a better internet"

Here are some driving statements and questions to prompt powerful conversations focused on this topic:

  • Let's face it the internet is a powerful place to connect with others, but issues can occur.

  • How could we work together as a class, a school, a country or a planet to make it a better, safer place for everyone to connect?

  • Can you think of a few ideas that you as a student would be able to do to help make this happen?

(saferinternetday.org)

This coming week students in each grade will work on a series of short mini lessons during tutor time and Life Skills. In doing so they will explore a variety of positive and negative impacts of the internet, as well as the various ways to conduct themselves in a safe, ethical and positive manner online, while making the most of the positive opportunities that are available.

We encourage you to browse our resources by grade level and engage in conversations with your child which focus on these topics.

We have also provided a list of videos for conversation starters as well as additional resource collections from leading organisations, lower down on the home page, which we hope you will find useful.

Let's make every day a safer internet day, together!

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Convivio navideƱo- IB 2020 šŸŽ„šŸŽ†šŸŽ‰šŸŽ¶

La Navidad es un momento para disfrutar con la familia y amigos. Nosotros como bibliotecarios IB quisimos compartir un momento de alegrĆ­a y gratitud.

Recientemente nos reunimos con los bibliotecarios de las escuelas IB en El Salvador, para celebrar la Navidad y el AƱo Nuevo a travƩs de Google Meet, ya que este aƱo no logramos reunirnos presencialmente debido a la pandemia.

HabĆ­amos preparado para los invitados unas salas virtuales de talentos con diferentes actividades para disfrutar juntos. 

Cantamos villancicos, bailamos, hubo unas recetas navideƱas para hacer en casa en familia, las trivias estaban a cargo de Isabel y Susan, travĆ©s de las trivias Isabel nos compartiĆ³ su cultura con villancicos en el idioma AlemĆ”n.

Tuvimos para los participantes regalos Navidad con palabras que nos llenen de alegrƭa y felicidad para el aƱo venidero. DespuƩs de los agradecimientos tuvimos un brindis y sin faltar los abrazos virtuales y la foto de grupo para el recuerdo.


Jonathan Pleitez del Colegio Lamatepec nos expresa: Una experiencia maravillosa de compartir con los colegas de la Red de Bibliotecas de Colegios Bilingues mediante este convivio navideƱo.
Realmente vale la pena compartir y aprender de las buenas prĆ”cticas que cada uno de nosotros desempeƱaos en nuestras escuelas para garantizar permanentemente el acceso significativo de informaciĆ³n en nuestras comunidades educativas.

Isabel Pineda de la Escuela Alemana nos comparte su vivencia: Aunque fue un aƱo difĆ­cil, se logrĆ³ mantener las reuniones y definir los puntos bĆ”sicos de la red de bibliotecas de los colegios IB. Estoy muy contenta que hayamos logrado eso y tengo la confianza que esta red va a ser algo muy Ćŗtil para todos. Me alegra que hayamos tenido este convivio navideƱo, de esta forma no solo compartimos el trabajo sino tambiĆ©n disfrutamos juntos y podemos tener una relaciĆ³n amistosa.

Cerramos este aƱo con muchos agradecimientos y confiamos en Dios que el aƱo 2021 nos traiga mucha salud y bienestar para todos, esperamos seguir trabajando en equipo y hacer que nuestra red sea grande y llene a muchas personas.

¡Gracias!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Primer lugar del Club ReciLectura en la Feria CIMAT 2020šŸ‘šŸ‘

Los estudiantes del Club ReciLectura presentaron el proyecto: Club ReciLectura en la Feria Virtual CIMAT 2020, obteniendo el primer lugar en la categorĆ­a Arte (EducaciĆ³n).

El alumno representante J.L  nos comparte que el propĆ³sito del club es promover la educaciĆ³n, conciencia social y ambiental en la poblaciĆ³n mediante la cooperaciĆ³n entre instituciones acadĆ©micas. Deseamos seguir realizando actividades para la juventud y continuar influenciando a niƱos y a centros escolares de una manera positiva. SĆ­ creemos que podemos realizar juntos un mejor El Salvador para futuras generaciones.

Puede encontrar mayor  informaciĆ³n del evento en premiaciĆ³n Feria CIMAT 2020.

Felicidades a los estudiantes del Club ReciLectura por obtener el primer lugar en la feria virtual CIMAT 2020.
Felicidades a todos los participantes y organizadores del evento.

Nuestra pĆ”gina web del Club ReciLectura 

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Library Books2Go

 Library Books2Go





 One week ago we launched our new Library Books2Go initiative, which is similar to curbside pickup, only it is a park and pickup system. More information on this can be found below. 


ABC LRC Book Pickup Service *Library2Go

 

The ABC libraries have worked very hard to put together a safe, efficient system for library book reservations, pickups and drop offs, which has been functioning for two weeks now. The booking and pickup service will be paused during the half term break but will resume again when we return to lessons again on Monday 2nd November. 

 

It is a system whereby our librarians will be available to check out books that students have reserved through the system, using the Hold It option. The librarians will closely monitor the holds each week, prepare student book bags and ensure that students who reserve books are contacted, as soon as their book bag is ready for pickup. Please do take a moment to read more about how this system works, here.


Thursday, May 21, 2020

ABES 2020 Online Conference

Each year we support the Salvador Librarians' Week by hosting a conference, which focuses on sharing ideas, techniques, and tools for libraries and teachers. This year, due to closures and quarantine in the country we moved the conference online.

It took place using GSuites Google Meet, Slides, and Google Chrome and was a great success. We plan to pick up where we left off in September with a followup in preparation for the new school year.

Media From the Event


The Presentation