PYP Kindergarten, Maestra Gaby Escobedo

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February 9, 2017

Dear Parents,
Feb 14th Valentine’s day, children will be allowed to do card and small treats exchange at the end of the school day. Feliz dia de San Valentin!
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February 7, 2017

Hello Parents!
We are planning a fieldtrip to the ABQ AQUARIUM BIOPARK. If you think you may be accompanying us and using your BIOPARK Membership card for your CIS student, could you please notify me?
Gracias!!!new logo apple with leaves

January 30, 2017

Dear Parents,

We are in our 3rd IB Unit of Inquiry,

This is a fun and very exciting Unit for our students. Please support at home by reading books related to our Unit of study.

Thank you !

   How the world works

  • transdisciplinary theme

An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principals; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and the environment.

  • central idea

Landforms under go changes as earth develops its logo apple with leaves

January 4, 2017

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a wonderful and restful winter break.
School starts tomorrow and Maestra Silvia and I are looking forward to start our spring semester.
As part of our Assessment for our IB Unit “Who we are” students will make a time line of life. Therefore they will need pictures, Please DO NOT send originasl, please send copies only.
1 Picture new born
1 Picture one year old
1 Picture two years old
1 Picture three years old etc.. Until their most current year.
Pictures should be sent no latter then next week.

Thank you for your support.

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December 6 ,2016

Dear Parents,
We are now in our 3rd IB Unit·              Who we areTransdisciplinary theme:  ·          An Inquiry into the nature of the self, beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationship including families, friends,communities and cultures;rights andresponsibilities;what it means to be humans.·          central idea·          Every day we make discoveries about ourselves and our social environment.
Our Lessons for this IB UnitLanguage
The Story of writing
Geometric Tracing Insets
___Curvilinear Triangle
Sandpaper Letters
Introduction to vowels
Introduction to consonants
Introduction to syllables
Opposites Matching Cards
___Sequence Cards (beginning, middle, end)
___Labels of the Environment
___Object Boxes for Beginning Sounds
___Pictures for Beginning Sounds
___Object to Object
___Object to Picture
___Picture to Picture
___Using Objects
___Using Shapes
___Using Letters
___Using Numbers
___Parquetry Patterning
Movable Alphabet
___Introduction to Word Building
__ Introduction to Reading
new logo apple with leavesNovember 28, 2016
Dear Parents,
I hope you had a very restful week .
Here is the snack Calendar for December 2016/ Enero 2017
Thank you for providing snack for our classroom.  s-c-enero-2017 s-c-december-2016
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November 2, 2016

Dear Parents,
Our Kindergarten class will represent Mexico for international day. As part of the children learning experience and class museum, we will set up “Un altar de Muertos” . If you will like to participate please send with your child copies ( Not originals please ) pictures of relatives and pets to be set up in our” altar de muertos”. If you will like for us to display an artifact from Mexico we can also include it .
Thank you for your support!
Maestra Gabynew logo apple with leaves

October 14, 2016

Dear Parents,
I sent the snack calendar for the month of November with your child yesterday. snack-november-2015.
Saludos y feliz fin de semana.

Maestra Gaby

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Dear Parents,

You are invited to attend our IB Curriculum night, October 4, 2016. There will be two sessions, in case you have multiple children.

One session will be 5:30-6:00PM and the next will be 6:00-6:30 PM.

Thank you parents for providing snack for our class !!!

We are about to start our 2nd IB Unit of Inquiry               

 How we express ourselves.

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

  • Central idea

We discover, understand and connect with the world through our senses.

Kindergarten math work:

Students are counting up to 20 (veinte) in Spanish and learning one to one correspondence. Math materials and lessons :

___Memory Game of Numbers
Numbers 11-99
___Teen Board (Seguin Board A)
___Making Teens
___Ten Board (Seguin Board B)
___Hundred Board
Decimal System—Golden Bead Work
___Presentation of the Golden Beads
___Presentation of the Decimal System
(Numeral Cards)
___Association between Golden Beads and
Numeral Cards
___Ten Layout—Bead Stair
___Ten Layout—Numerals
___Ten Layout—Association of Beads and

Geometry for 2nd IB Unit

Sensorial ( Geometry) Cylinder Blocks
The magic triangle ___Block One (cylinders vary in height,
Sorting length & width—tallest cylinder is thickest)
By Color ___Block Two (cylinders vary in height,
By Shape length & width—tallest cylinder is thinnest)
By Size ___Block Three (same height, vary in width)
Matching Identical Items ___Block Four (same width, vary in height)
Touch Colored/Knobless Cylinders
___Mystery Bag ___Set One (red; corresponds with Block 1)
___Fabric Box ___Set Two (blue; corresponds with Block 2)
___Thermic Bottles ___Set Three (green; ~ Cylinder Block 3)
___Thermic Tablets ___Set Four (yellow; ~ Cylinder Block 4)
___Baric Tablets Preparation for the Decimal System
___Rough and Smooth Board 1 ___Pink Tower
___Rough and Smooth Boards 2 & 3 ___Binomial Cube
___Rough and Smooth Tablets ___Trinomial Cube
Sound ___Decanomial Layout ( beads)
___Sound Cylinders Geometric Cabinet
___The Bells (Music ) ___Demonstration Tray
___Tone Bars ( music ) ___Circles
Taste ___Rectangles
___Tasting Bottles ___Triangles
Smell ___Polygons
___Smelling Bottles ___Curvilinear Shapes
___Cards for Circles
___Cards for Rectangles
Geometric Cabinet Geometric Solids & Bases
___Demonstration Tray ___Cube
___Circles ___Sphere
___Rectangles ___Cylinder
___Triangles ___Rectangular Prism
___Polygons ___Triangular Prism
___Curvilinear Shapes ___Square-based Pyramid
___Parallelograms ___Triangular-based Pyramid
___Cards for Circles ___Cone
___Cards for Rectangles ___Ovoid
Constructive Triangle Boxes
___Rectangular Box 1
___Rectangular Box 2
___Triangular Box
___Large Hexagonal Box
___Small Hexagonal Box
___Square Box (blue triangles)

Spanish language:

Cursive writing “Las vocales”  Aa, Ee, Ii, Oo,Uu  Consonants Mm, Rr.

Vocabulary:  introduction sounds of each vowel and consonants. Moving alphabet work.


Saludos cordiales

Maestra Gaby Escobedo

new logo apple with leavesSeptember 19, 2016

Dear Parents,
Today I will be sending progress reports with your child.
Make sure that you get from their backpack “Mochila” , I am also sending the snack calendar for October.
Save the date October 4th 5:30 Pm IB Open house
Thank you for providing snack for our class!

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Dear Parents,

Thank you very much for providing snack for our kindergarten classroom. Our students truly enjoy their snack time; as they learn grace and courtesy, while they practice their Spanish. “Quieres tomar refrigerio?”  I will be sending the October snack calendar in two weeks.

Our kinder class has very important lessons as early as 8:10 am, please be on time.

October 4th please save the date!!! Our school will have the first Open House and it is VERY important that Kindergarten parents attend. I will be talking about our IB profile, your home support for our students, our school language policy and Homework. I will answer your questions; However if you need to talk about your child please make an appointment.

September 19th I will be sending progress reports.

During our first IB Unit How We Organize Our Selves:  ib-unit-hwo

Lessons your child has been working on, I have attached a file. Please take a look at it.

Reading and writing.

Our school has chosen for our students to write in cursive. Our kindergarten is working on it.  The first letters “Las Vocales  Aa,Ee,Ii,Oo and Uu.”. Students have “El Folder de las Letras” which is a portfolio with all the letters they have been learning. The folder is supported by “La bolsa de los animals” which is a bag with animal puppets to remind and increase the student’s vocabulary in the target language.

If you are interested in learning why we teach cursive, I recommend these web sites for further information.


Students are working in numbers from 1 to 10 writing and correspondence in Spanish. To promote students interest, we play bingo with numbers.


The Story of Numbers
Sandpaper Numerals
Numbers 1-10
Spindle Boxes
___Snake Game—Search for Ten
___Cards and Counters
___Memory Game of Numbers

Thank you parents and don’t forget to save the date for our first IB Open House. October 4th

Saludos Cordiales,

Maestra Gaby Escobedonew logo apple with leaves

August 25, 2016

Dear Parents,
Tomorrow is Show and Tell !!!
Thank you for providing healthy snack for our class 🙂

Maestra Gabynew logo apple with leaves

August 18, 2016

Dear Parents,
Fridays our kindergarten class has show and tell. This is a fun and learning part of the class. I recommend to send your child with something to share with the class. It can be things or coins from other countries,family pictures or just something that the child would like to share with the class. I do not recommend toys . Legos will be ok
Muchas gracias

Maestra Gabynew logo apple with leaves

August 15, 2016

Dear Parents,

Buenos Dias !
Binevenidos a nuestro primer dia de clases!

Good Morning!
Welcome to our first day if school!

Va a ser un muy buen ano escolar. Gracias Padres por escojer a CIS como su escuela.

It is going to be a great and wonderful year. Thank you parents for choosing CIS as your school.

Our First IB Unit –How we Organize our Selves
Central idea
• A society requires parameters in order to function effectively.

To inquire into the following:
• Transdisciplinary theme How we organize ourselves

An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.


Also, just a reminder that we have a dress code and Uniform should be a must for our students. Our Polo shirts should have the Corrales International logo and if you need to purchase them, please check the school website for information.
Kindergarten students might have accidents, I suggest you send an extra set of clothes just in case. Please put it in a zip lock bag with your child’s name .
Muchas gracias

Maestra Gaby

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Dear Kindergarten parents,

Welcome to Corrales International School!

I am the kindergarten teacher, Maestra Gaby Escobedo; I have been a teacher at CIS since our wonderful school started, and have the honor to welcome our kindergarten students into our Spanish immersion program and introduce them to the International Baccalaureate curriculum.

Our school, through our great CIS PTA, offers the incoming kindergarten students a free Summer Language Academy.  I highly recommend that your child attend this valuable program in order to acclimate to the Spanish language as well as the class routine before the hustle and bustle of the regular school year begins. The summer camp will be held at CIS (5500 Wilshire Blvd NE) and will start July 18th and will end August 4th, meeting Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 12 pm.  Please make sure to pack a healthy lunch each day for your child.  Uniforms are not required for the summer program.

On the first day of the regular school year you will have an opportunity to sign up to bring snack for the class and I will create a roster for the following months so that our children have healthy snacks daily.  CIS is a uniform school and all children must follow the CIS dress code.  Uniform shirts will be offered this year through a new vendor, Black Duck.  Information on how to order as well as opportunities to access the CIS uniform closet will be available in mid July.

I look forward to meeting you and your child on July 18th!  During that time we will start our first IB unit of inquiry; How we organize ourselves.

  • Transdisciplinary theme

An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

Central idea 

  • A society requires parameters in order to function effectively.


Thank you for entrusting your child’s education to CIS!

Maestra Gaby Escobedo


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