Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Two of the countries-participants awarded us with the National Quality Label. What does this mean? It is a concrete recognition to teachers and schools of the high level of their eTwinning activities. For pupils, this offers a boost to their work efforts, and for the school in general, a public affirmation of their commitment to quality and openness in European collaborative work.
Because 2 of our participants got their National Label for Quality our project will be automatically awarded with the European Quality Label.
And now we'll have to wait for other countries to bring a decision as well. Because the deadlines for applying are different in each European state, the final score will be known till the end of the year. We keep our fingers crossed ... :)
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
There are the cards that we did in class with children of art. Tomorrow we will add these, what we did on computers at IT education. We are also preparing some informations about the Easter in Slovakia.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
We are sorry that our video with our puppets didn't come out properly. Here we will show you our favorite part of the book.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Princess Elizabeth wants to marry Prince Ronald, but first she has to rescue him from the Dragon. Princess Elizabeth is a brave, kind and smart princess. Prince Ronald is mean and rude. The Dragon is not too smart, but he's funny. There is a surprise ending to this story!
We'll tell you our book tomorrow; you all have picked such interesting reads!
The author wrote this book to rise awarness among young readers and to be made more attentive to how nature deals.
There are short stories, happy or sad and the characters are animals, plants and people.
The author presented the emotional relationship between them.
Each story has a moral.
Children are excited to read this stories.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
The Slipper Cat lives in the woods in a tidy white house with red roof and flowers on the window shelves. In her home everything is in order. The Slipper Cat mends slippers and makes them clean and beautiful again. During the night she takes slippers from all children who don't put their slippers in order before going to sleep. We asume she climbes through the window, maybe even parents let her in the house or she opens the door lock with her clutches. In the winter she makes new slippers for children. She is a kind cat.
We decided to make paintings of her. We joined more technics: crayons, ...
... coloured paper ...
... and water colours.
And here are our Slipper Cats :)
Friday, March 19, 2010
First graders in Iceland made these flags, one for each of the participating countries.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Boys from our class got absolutely crazy about the flags of all possible states in the world ...
... and girls and teachers learn from them. It's just wonderful :)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Thank you for inviting us to join you in this project!
We put titles in our slideshow, but they didn't show up! So we'll tell you about the slides. The bird is the black-capped chickadee, which is the state bird of Maine. The cats are Maine Coon Cats - we are the only state in the USA to have a state cat. Maine Coons are very big, sweet cats with large furry feet and tufts on their ears. Moose live all over the woods in Maine. Lobstering is hard work, and we have pictures of lobster boats, lobster buoys, lobster traps, and a real Maine lobster. Fall is very beautiful here, as all the trees change colors. Maine is said to be "Where the forest meets the sea." We have great beaches, with VERY cold ocean water! Maine has lots of rocky coastline. Sugarloaf is a place we like to go to ski. Our Olympic skiiers and snowboarders train there. The last picture is of Northern Lights - a natural light show that sometimes happens in our sky in the winter.
We are in First Grade in a small primary school in Oakland, Maine, USA. Oakland is in rural Maine, and there are many lakes near us. Maine is the part of the USA called Northern New England. We usually get lots of snow, and all of us like to ski, snowshoe and snowmobile. Our summers are very short, but they are warm. Maine is famous for wild blueberries, lobster and maple syrup. Maine is a very large state, and it takes 7 hours to drive from the southern part of our state up to the northern part near Canada.
We will be choosing our book soon, and are excited to be a part of Books Make Friends!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
We already started reading the first stories of happy twins.
We wrote to excercisebooks the titles of books, author's book, illustrations, and each day children wrote a summary of read stories. The children drew pictures to the stories.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Here is the answer:
We love listening to the stories but it turned out we love most scientific books - books about animals, geography, nature, planes ... Dinosaurs rule!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
It is a very funny book about the world seen through the eyes of ten-years-old boy. He tells about funny events at home and at a school, about adventures, imaginative plays, small and large problems, about his parents, teachers and colleagues from the class.
We painted the characters from the book.
We found the story very educational. We liked The slipper cat and her house. We liked the village that children lived in, because it was so tidy. We liked the happy ending. We liked the promise of The slipper cat. Two boys from our group found the story boring, because they knew the book so well and because there was no fighting in it :S
We talked about our slippers and the slippers we'd like to have.
We're looking forward to working on this book. We made many plans :)
Sunday, March 7, 2010
We liked them a lot. And music too!!!
We used Google Earth to get a good look from the air as well. We just love exploring by this tool.
We observed the flags and put them on our blackboard. We wrote Slovenian names for all the countries.
It's becoming more and more interesting ...
In the library we read and borrow books, take part in contests, meetings, exhibitions and educational projects.
English - Polish Dictionary:
A BOOK - KSIĄŻKA
A LIBRARY - BIBLIOTEKA
It is a new school. It is bright, spacious, well equipped.
Our group consists of students of Class III a. The most active in the Project are 10 children.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
We are pupils of the second class and we visit the library second year so we took a cards with us and we went.
We decided that we will choose a book for our project. In the library a librarian aunt welcomed us.
Then we looked in the library area- books were nice standed alphabetically. We were delighted by how many books are in this fairytale world. And each one book covered a treasure in itself, which we would like to get to it ..., We couldn´t borrow all the book finally.
For our project, we chose a book written by Mrs. Maria Durickova called Danka and Janka. We founded that they are twins. Tomorrow we are starting with reading.
Some of us borrowed more books. With Danka and Janka we will spend time at school and with another beautiful book at home.