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The 2017 English Club Kicks Off!

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September 8, 2017

The English Club for the 2017 season has kicked off in swimming fashion. Every Wednesday at 4:00 members meet in the English lab to work on dynamic English improving activities. New members Baltazar Canepa, Pedro Moya, and Cristobal Gomez have begun playing a number of didactic English teaching games including the Mackay original game “Gonk’t.”… Read More ›

Mackay Tributes Harry Potter


On Wednesday August 23rd the English Department with the help of students  put together a tribute to Harry Potter in order to honor the book’s 20th anniversary. The stand of Harry Potter momentos and memorabilia included all kinds of surprises like wizardry wands, butter beer, Gryffindor scarves, and the Trinity-Wizard tournament cup as well as… Read More ›

Book Day at Mackay


On April 20th, students at Mackay were treated to a special assembly focused on the value of books and the important role that reading can have on our lives. After students arrived to the gymnasium, Department of English Head Alfredo Calderón spoke to them about how influential Shakespeare has been in shaping our modern language. He then… Read More ›

6th Grade Lesson: “How Does Growing Up Change Us?”


The 6th graders were taken outside to discuss an excerpt from the novel they are currently reading “Becoming Naomi León.” Instructor Alfredo Calderón asked students two essential questions in order to explore the central theme of the lesson, “How Does Growing Up Change Us?” Students thoughtfully reflected upon themelves, and demonstrated strong oral communicative abilities… Read More ›

Book Crossing Ceremony in Senior School: A Celebration of Literature!


Este Jueves 3 de Diciembre, alumnos de 6tos, 7mos, 8vos, 1eros, 2dos y 3ros Medios participaron de la ceremonia “Book Crossing”, llevada a cabo en el Auditorio del colegio. Fue una maravillosa oportunidad para celebrar a la literatura y a aquellos libros, autores, personajes, historias y fantásticos mundos a los cuales nos transportan de manera mágica… Read More ›

¿Qué es el Book Crossing?


Fomentar la lectura es una necesidad que no podemos abandonar. La vida escolar está altamente marcada por las lecturas que deben realizar nuestros alumnos, pero no por exigirles más libros hemos logrado mejores lectores. Los mundos posibles que nos entregan los libros traspasan la secuencia de eventos y el conflicto que nos relata el narrador…. Read More ›

Dream Jars: Sueños para BFG


Con gran entusiasmo trabajaron los alumnos de 6to básico el martes recién pasado, en la actividad Dream Jars Activity. Esta actividad estaba basada en la reciente lectura de uno de los libros más famosos del conocido escritor británico Roald Dahl, The BFG (sigla para The Big Friendly Giant), el cual nos cuenta la historia de una… Read More ›

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