Monthly Archives: September 2010

Chicago Tribune Article

September 29, 2010 at 1:15 pm, by

Good morning GCE Community: Please check out our first feature story in the Chicago Tribune.   Many thanks for your support and for spreading the good word.  Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions. Coincidentally, recruitment for the 2011-2012 school-year begins tonight at Sacred Heart’s High School Fair. Warm regards to all of you wonderful [...]

Spanish & Giving

September 27, 2010 at 12:20 pm, by

There is so much that we can learn and do from each other… A friend of mine sent me this link and I think this is a great idea. If you’d like to practice your Spanish and give something to the world… check out this site: www.freerice.com

Connecting with your Child

September 25, 2010 at 10:06 am, by

Our parent orientation on Wed 9/22  focused on the relationship between social/emotional health and academic success.  We tried to stress the importance of building a collaborative relationship between families and school staff/teachers.  After Claudia shared our expectations and suggestions about creating a safe and supportive relationship with your children, I reiterated this message with a Read More…

Third Week – Tercera Semana

September 25, 2010 at 4:17 am, by

African Presence in Mexico – Ese fue uno de los temas principales de nuestra segunda excursion por la ciudad. Hoy un grupo de estudiantes presento su experiencia ante el resto de los miembros de nuestra comunidad. Para algunos fue mas facil … Continue reading

Symbols of Connection

September 22, 2010 at 4:29 am, by

This week we started studying symbols of connection during Cultural Awareness classes, and I found myself looking for a logo: a symbol for this course called Connecting, which is a symbol of connection itself in GCE, striving to reinforce cultural connections among GCE Learning Units. Please let me share with you my sketches for the [...]

Wonderful Welcome

September 20, 2010 at 1:39 pm, by

Dear GCE Students, Families, Partners, and Friends: I hope that the words “thank you” do not lose their meaning because we will use them often and they come from the heart.  Last night we felt overwhelming support from you and belief in GCE. Many of you endured the humidity to join us for our Welcome Reception. [...]

Blog Training w/ Claire

September 20, 2010 at 1:27 pm, by

Why blog? To communicate our experience of building a learning community so that others can learn from and share with us.  Also, reflective practice is a practice, and practice is tough; it must be practiced. What do I like about other blogs? Humor; images; insights that result in ah ha moments — that validate or [...]

What is a connection?

September 20, 2010 at 7:27 am, by

Connecting is the title for the Cultural Awareness course in the Fall of 2010. In its preparatory week, we asked: – What does connection mean…? To experience an answer, we did an activity inspired by the Travelling School of Life (TSoL): we asked each student and teacher to write in post-its: 3 things he/she would [...]

Second Week

September 14, 2010 at 3:01 am, by

Ok, now I can see that everybody feels more comfortable with each other… Last week I heard only a few words in Spanish and several other languages… this week some are already greeting us in Spanish … some are starting … Continue reading

First Week – ¿Quiénes somos?

September 13, 2010 at 2:19 pm, by

We were all ready to start, were so anxious… some of them were shy, some spoke up, some were drawing, some were playing instruments, but at the end of the day, we were all playing in the yard… Now we know … Continue reading