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 :)

Friday, April 30, 2010

Presentations from the USA, Romania,France and Portugal

We were reading the book from our friends from the USA at Wednesday. The children didn´t like properties of Prince Ronald -he was proud and conceited. He didn´t appreciate the love of Princess Elitabeth. We liked on Elizabeth that she was clever.

Yesterday we watched a presentation of Romania and France. The children liked the stories about animals. We learned a new word in English - a stork. The names of each tale we write and translate. Each book has a picture in our workbooks.

Today we watched even a book from friends from Portugal. We laughed, it was a funny story. Thank you all very much.

Snuðra and Tuðra, puppet show

Click here to hava a look at the puppet show the girls in 1st grade made.

Snuðra and Tuðra, the original book

Click here to have a look at the original book of Snuðra and Tuðra

Monday, April 26, 2010

Fantastic message!

She wrote to us Krystyna Drzewiecka - the author of our book.

Recently we sent a letter to Krystyna Drzewiecka - an author of our book "Five from Zakątek Street" and we asked for an autograph. Do not wait long for an answer. She wrote back, that she's very glad that we chose her book, sent us an autograph and she gave us a picture of Bobik - the real dog, who is one of characters from the book.

Ms Drzewiecka sends warm greetings to all project participants.

Presentations from Iceland and Slovenia

Today we looked for children's books from Iceland and Slovenia. The children did not like, how behaviored Snudra and Tudra in the bus. The end of story ended happily however, and girls regreted their mistake and changed their behavior.

At viewing book the Slipper cat children realized, that we have many common words. Or we realized, that they know some of them in three languages:
slippers - papuče - copaty
kitten - mačiatko - muca
mother - mama - máma
good afternoon - dobrý deň - dober dan
We agreed, that this cat we would like to have. We liked very much the characters of the two books, that were created by our friends. Thanks :-))

Sunday, April 25, 2010


These are the books that we have worked on till now and the Slovenian titles:


On Friday we were getting to know two more books - from Poland and Slovakia.

We have 5 interactive boards in school but the classrooms are full all the time. We helped ourselves out with a white sheet. It worked perfectly and we prefer working in our classroom anyway :)

We thought that 5 friends from Zakatek Street were very happy to have each other. Having friends is wonderful. Their adventures were very interesting.

Danka and Janka are tipical sisters. We fight with our brothers and sisters as well. They shared many funny adventures. Illustrations are very nice.

We want more :D

Favorite Books of students, parents and teachers of our school

Friday, April 23, 2010


Today we watched a presentation of our friends from Bulgaria and Poland. We liked very much the actor and the artistic expression of children. We enrolled titles of books and states in Slovak and English. We draw the main characters from books too. Thank you.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

We take a look at our friends' books.

Today we took a look at our partners' books. We liked them very much. Interpretations of the books were interesting as well. We were thinking about how could we use them. We were choosing materials from which we will create an exhibition and those which we will tell our colleagues from other classes about. We came to a conclusion that a book made from them would be amazing, interesting and unique.
We would also like to propose everybody to choose one of our books' character and "send him on a virtual journey" to our countries.
He will visit our schools, cities and will come through one adventure in each of them. Every country would create a story. Every journey will be placed in common book. What do you think about that?

Books of our friends

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"Five from Zakątek Street" - we are reading into our book.

One of the chapters of the book is about dreams and characters' future plans. We have also talked about it a lot and we present the results.
Students paint using the computer program Paint or simply draw their future plans on a piece of paper. They show their future professions.

The "Great Poles" chapter tells about our national heroes. We decided to introduce you a few great Poles. We created a PowerPoint presentation about that.

Warsaw is the capital of Poland. It is also a city where live all the characters of "Five from Zakątek Street". We are preparing presentation about Warsaw. Already we keep showing photos.

Today there was a beautiful reading contest in our school. Stundents from third classes were reading "Five from Zakątek Street".
After reading chosen fragments, we started a test about the matter of the book. Children remembered all details very well.
This is the presentation of today's events.


Today we got to know the next two books. We chose completely different stories from the one we "read" yesterday. Today we read an American and a Bolgarian book.

Like always we searched for some basic information about the country and coloured the flag again.

And then we enjoyed listening to the story.

We definately agreed with the Paper bag Princess who left prince Ronald. After such hard rescueing she deserved much better husband. Clever girl!

The Bulgarian flowers on our wall helped us to colour the Bulgarian flag correctly.

Watching slides was sooo interesting. We coloured the gloves on an illustration of the front cover of the book in a way we'd like our gloves to look like. Some of us thought they knew the story but the ending got us unprepared.

We certainly didn't like the ending. If grandfather needed food or fur, he could only kill one big animal and let others go.
We're so looking forward for next books ... :D

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


If you're interested in how we introduced the story of The Slipper Cat to children from other countries, take a look:


Today we started our book week :)

The first book we met was Icelandic Snudra and Tudra take a bus. First we looked in a book and found some basic information on Iceland.

Then we watched their slide presentations and talked about the story. We also coloured the illustration of a front page of the book.

We found Snudra and Tudra extremely noughty :S But at the end they changed their behaviour and the book ended just the way we wanted to happen :)

Slovakia: Danka and Janka - 2-nd part

Slovakia: Danka and Janka - 1-st part

Slovakia: Danka and Janka - original book

Monday, April 19, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Little Bees in the World of the Tales

Monday, April 12, 2010


Last week we turned ourselves into Slipper Cats and tried to mend some old and ripped slippers. We put some buttons on and other decorations. We used some textile colour and this was it! For most of us it was the first time trying to sew and we think we did a good job.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Our dear friends from Poland

It's unbelievable. We are all terribly sorry. We feel with Polish people.
Your friends from Slovakia

To our dear friends in Poland

Please accept condolences from your friends in the USA. We are very saddened by the terrible plane crash and the loss of your president and many statesmen.
Your friends in Maine

Discussion paper on Danka and Janka - Slovakia

We after reading the book Danka and Janka attended with children discussions about the book. Discussions with our librarian in the city library. She had prepared cross for us after welcoming. We then talked about Danka and Janka, about their experiences, their joys, their worries ... Aunt all praised and we left satisfied with a good feeling in our hearts.

Friday, April 9, 2010


Finally we finished our mini theatre and got to play our story about The Slipper Cat. Is it necessary to write down how very much we enjoyed it?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Book Castle Adventure

Our school reading scheme is the Oxford Reading Tree. Currently we are reading the book Castle Adventure. The children were grouped and they drew the pictures using the programme Tux Paint. We then compiled a photo story and the children read the book. Hope you enjoy the story

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Reading marathon

City Library organizes interesting events every year in March. Very nice action is the reading marathon. And because we love books and we love reading, we participated in it this year. Together with the royal mentor our city major Vladimír Kostilník welcomed us to it. All students read one book - everyone read half of the page and gave the book to friend. Every reader has signed to the wall of readers and got a small present. In addition to this activity a surprise was waiting for our pupils in Friday 26.3. They attended the event called A Night with Andersen. Yes, they spent in the library the whole night. And with them were only librarians. Evening walk of courage, a fabulous ball, Cinderella´s searching ..... and many other activities transferred all the children into the world of fairy tales. And night spent in the kingdom of books - it is great!
Maybe we will do that night in our school library too :-))

Volcano eruption in Iceland

Ragna and Rakel went over Mýrdalsjökull (glacier) with to get close to the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull (the glacier where the eruption comes from).
Haukur, Rakels husband, made a video of our trip and we´d like to share it with you.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Slovakia - work with book Danka and Janka

We read our book Danka and Janka with children during the month of March. We wrote gradually a breviate of individual stories in workbooks. Students prepared the content of story,. We tried from our book, which has 85 pages write only the essentials. I added the space Twinspace presentation throughout the book - the original. But it is very long, so children are preparing for you the abridged version. They paint illustrations to their individual stories. They rewrite contest of tales in Word to their computers. Children learn to work with Power Point, so they will prepare for their presentation.

"Tepegöz" legend

A day at the library

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Grandfather's glove/I am sorry for not meticulous translation. But the story is in rhyme and I am not so good...

Hello ,dear friends!
We would like to introduce our three fairies -narrators of fairy-tales.The drawings of fairies made for us Nia,Maria and Gabriela.