SchoolsEstela Romero

"Colegio Corregidora" private elementary

SchoolsEstela Romero
"Colegio Corregidora" private elementary

SCHOOL VISIT.-

In the surroundings of two Sanctuaries in our region, “Sierra Chincua” and “El Rosario”, separated one from the other around 15 kilometers, there are, approximately, 40 public elementary schools —considering a ratio of 8-10 kms. from each Sanctuary—, (all of these schools absolutely for free to our children and supported by the State), from which the Symbolic Migration visits over 30 schools every season, depending on the number of Ambassador Monarchs sent each year by Northamerican and Canadian children. Apart from this average 40 elementary schools surrounding the Monarch Sanctuaries, there are, among them, two elementary catholic private schools.Now, here the second one of them, Colegio “Corregidora”. At private schools like this, children are asked to wearschool uniform every day; Different to public schools, where learning a foreign language is not part of the academical program, children at private schools attend 1-hour English classes every single day, from Monday to Thursday (4 from the 5 days of the week), a good dining room service with really nutritious warm meals consisting on grains, cereals, vegetables, beef meat, chicken, desserts and healthy cold and hot drinks; of course, Mexican food is part of it; all this for a really low fee (10-12 pesos) per meal: About education, teachers are continuously trained and checked on their progress in their groups, and, besides working on the official books and subjects, (Maths, Spanish, Science, History, Geography, Ethics, Sports, and, in this case, English), there is a back-up book with which they re-inforce their learning. and last, either guitar or dancing classes are also mandatory artistic subjects to attend. Classes start at 8:30 and end at 14:30, —half an hour earlier and later than public schools are attended—. This private school started in our region for 14 (fourteen) years now. The monthly fee per child at such a school is 800 (eight hundred) pesos, that means, 40 dollars. This school has been in the region for almost 90 (ninety!) years now; the Symbolic Migration is visiting it whenever the number of Ambassador Monachs allow for the visit. Children at this school and their homes are surrounded by the beatiful and dense low forests of the far buffer area to Sanctuary El Rosario. Even though they have a good general knowledge on pollination, they were really excited and interested to hear about many new facts on pollination and pollinators. “We would have never imagined that pollination would be so extremely important”, —Alan commented—; “Are Owls also pollinators?”, —Margarita enquired—, to which Estela responded: “well, owls the same as birds are in this case, not pollinators"—. “So, insects are so important for life in our planet, so Monarchs are now in our Sanctuaries also playing that important role together with other pollinators?”; “Oh, bees are incredible, fantastic!”, —many agreed at the time they commented on the many impressive facts on bees’ incredible life and activity!—, and so the talk could have gone on and on; once outside at break time, children were simply delighted to oberve, with their magnifying glasses different kinds of bugs… until they found a dead Monarcha and we all together analysed on the possible reasons for its dead!. Then they were proud to show their vegetable nuresery and their huge land around their school´s new facilities, (they moved here to the outside surroundings of town after the floods which took place 9 years ago in Angangueo where, among many other families’ houses, their facilities were severely damaged). They were really excited at all of our activities!. Even though many parents able to afford such a school look for better educational opportunities for their children, public schools, not to say at higher levels continue to be excellent options of education for chidren and youngsters in our country. Public Universities in México are top in rank all over Latin America and among the 20 best in the world according to International Standard estimates.

SYMBOLIC MONARCHS RECEIVED HERE.-

Metairie Park Country Day School, Metairie, Louisiana

Metairie Park Country Day School, Metairie, Louisiana

Woodland Public School, Thornhill, Ontario

James Keating Elementary School, Penetanguishene, Ontario

Kingsway College School, Etobicoke, Ontario

Birchwood School, Saint-Lazare, Quebec

Birchwood School, Saint-Lazare, Quebec

City Language Immersion Charter, Los Angeles, California

Seven Generations Charter School, Emmaus, Pennsylvania

Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, Cumberland, Rhode Island

Bergman Academy, Des Moines, Iowa

New Hope Christian Academy, Memphis, Tennessee

New Hope Christian Academy, Memphis, Tennessee

New Hope Christian Academy, Memphis, Tennessee

Fort Sam Houston Elementary School, San Antonio, Texas

The Key School, Annapolis, Maryland

The Key School, Annapolis, Maryland

Countryside School, Champaign, Illinois

Visitation Academy, Saint Louis, Missouri

Syracuse Elementary School, Syracuse, Utah

Center Place Restoration School, Independence, Missouri

Barrington Middle School, Barrington, Rhode Island

Maire School, Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Keysor Elementary School, Kirkwood, Missouri

Highland Ranch Elementary School, San Diego, California

The Language Link, Seattle, Washington

Fulton Elementary School, Fulton, Maryland

Del Mar Pines School, San Diego, California

Pleasant View Elementary School, Yorktown, Indiana

Pleasant View Elementary School, Yorktown, Indiana

Shirakawa Elementary School, San Jose, California

John C Dunham STEM Partnership School, Aurora, Illinois

Independence Charter School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Saint Michael Lutheran School, Portage, Michigan

Daisy Brook Elementary School, Fremont, Michigan

Blytheville Middle School, Blytheville, Arkansas