We're children from all around the world and we all love books. We're joined by a project, where we discover the world of books and share stories with young readers from other countries. Books made us friends and our plan is to bring some books to life :)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

HAPPY EASTER FROM MAINE, USA!

We used Google Translate, and we hope we are correctly wishing you all a Happy Easter in your language!

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GREAT NEWS!!!

We have a reason to celebrate :)

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.

Awarded by Slovakia

Awarded by Poland

Because 2 of our participants got their National Label for Quality our project will be automatically awarded with the European Quality Label.

Congratulations!

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

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Our Easter cards - Slovakia

Easter in Slovakia

HAPPY EASTER FROM SLOVENIJA

Vesele velikonočne praznike!

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Easter

Joyeuses Pâques

Our book


My valley by Claude Ponti
Children discover the Touim's Valley : its way of life, its legends, its seasons...

Students from Bolesławiec wish you all happy easter.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mother´s day

International Women's Day on 8th of March on the Slovakia.

MOTHER'S DAY

In Slovenia we celebrate in March two holidays dedicated to women - International Women's Day on 8th of March and Mother's Day on 25th. This year we made eco flowers with newspaper paper for our mommies and told them we love them most of all.

Our Alphabet/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgarian_language

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Mother's day with Little Bees

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Our Easter cards - Slovakia



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

Easters greetings from Flataskóli

Gleðilega páska - Happy Easters

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Maltese Islands

Today we are going to give you some information about where we live.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

1st graders in Flataskóli, Iceland

We would like to invide you all to a short visit to our school, Flataskóli.

We hope that you like what you will see.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

OUR FAVOURITE BOOKS

Polish children show their favorite book.

Pictures of Snudra and Tudra

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Paper Bag Princess, Maine, USA

We are making puppets, and reading and writing about our book.

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We drew dragons and added glitter. Here are our dragons:



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.


Story about Gevenducha

We read with children a story about Danka and Janka. The story is called Gevenducha. It is such a little brute, which is drawed by Danka and Janka and it revived. It looked awful and did bad things. Girls had peace only when they rub it out. Matúš from our class had an idea, that they would draw Gevenducha and write about her in English what they already know.

HELLO FROM MALTA

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Paper Bag Princess, from Maine, USA

We picked The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch. Mr. Munsch was born in the USA, but he now lives in Canada.
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!

Tour of Atwood Primary School, Maine, USA

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This tour includes our principal, Mrs. McGee, and our librarian, Ms. Barejka. You can walk down our hallway, and come right into our classroom!
We'll tell you our book tomorrow; you all have picked such interesting reads!

The Romanian Book: ""Din lumea celor care nu cuvanta

It is a book that is presented in an original way the animals and plants life.
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.

Romanian Book: "Din lumea celor care nu cuvanta"by Emil Garleanu


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Drawings of THE SLIPPER CAT

This week we talked about The Slipper Cat. What do we know about her?

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

Making flags in Iceland








We worked in pairs of two making the flags. Each pair drew a countries name from a bowl and made the countries flag. Pupils used an atlas to find out how the flags look like and then got some paper and crayons to work with.


First graders in Iceland made these flags, one for each of the participating countries.



More pictures will be on the TwinSpace soon.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Children from Slovakia are introducing

Children learn English second year, so sorry for mistakes. They want be closer to you...

The FLAG-MANIA in our class

Getting to know other countries - participants in this project led us into flag-mania :)

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

Atwood Primary School, Oakland, Maine, USA

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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

The Icelandic book: Snudra and Tudra take the bus


We are going to work with the book Snudra and Tudra. We have nine books about Snudra and Tudra in Iceland but the one we work with is number three.

Slovakia-illustrations of students of 2.B class

Today we did the pictures - we are introducing you the main characters of our book - Danka and Janka.

Students & Flags

Sunday, March 14, 2010

INTRODUCING OF OUR BOOK DANKA AND JANKA

This is our a book. Its name´s Danka and Janka. It´s a story about two sisters – they´re twins. Their names are Danka and Janka.They will experience a lot of things. The book is written by excelent and popular author for children Mária Ďuríčková.


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

OUR FAVOURITE BOOKS

What kind of books do children love in Slovenia?
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

Our book

The five from the nook - Krystyna Drzewiecka
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.

THE SLIPPER CAT

Yesterday we read a book that we're gonna introduce you. Only two of us haven't heard the story yet. The title of the book is THE SLIPPER CAT.

After listening to the story we draw some characters in our notebooks, which helped us to remember the story. We always tell the story to our parents and we did this yesterday as well.

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

Reading Week in kindergarten (JI Tojais - S. Miguel de Paredes - Penafiel) - Portugal

GETTING TO KNOW OUR FRIENDS

On Friday we watched the photos and slides our friends posted on our project blog. We learned about foreign children, foreign towns, foreign countries ...

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 ...
P.s.: We'll add French flag as soon as possible. Welcome, new friends!

Our school library

Our school library is a place where works our group under the supervision of a librarian.
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

Our school and group

In Miejski Zespół Szkół nr 2 (The Union of Primary and Lower Secondary School) in Bolesławiec there are 710 students in 27 classes at the age from 6 to 16.


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

Balkan mountain

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Bulgaria and our town

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Welcome to our kindergarten!

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Visit the library

Today since the morning we have looked forward to visiting our county libraries. Its name is Vihorlatská Library – named by mountain Vihorlat located near the Humenné town.
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.