Oct 30, 2009

Emails From Nobleboro Maine, USA

It's a great way for classrooms to connect via email!
We got our first emails from our epals in Nobleboro Maine, USA. We'll write you back and share more about ourselves and our interests. We'd like to thank Mrs. Schuster and our dear friends for these letters .

We can't wait to receive the remaining letters next week.

We wish you the most Happy Halloween season ever!

Oct 28, 2009

Oscar's Visit To Poland

Oscar arrived safely to Poland. Everyone greeted him with pleasure.

Ola bought a little bed for Oscar. She thought that every bear sleeps in winter. Unexpectedly, it was snowing in Poland last week.

Oscar didn't want to sleep. He wanted to stay with his new friends.

Oct 27, 2009

Our Photo On The ENO Website

the album cover

Special "THANK YOU" to
Mika Vanhanen, coordinator
ENO-Environment Online

Oct 25, 2009

Exchanging Weather Reports With India

Here is a weather exchange project from the students of Bal Bharati Public School in New Delhi, India. Thanks to the headmistress, Ms. Sandhya Kakkar, your students did a great job drawing and writing weather reports. We really enjoyed reading them and glad to learn more about winter in India. It's autumn time in our country, so our weather report will be about the beautiful colors and signs of this special season.

UN Climate Change Conference

Our School has participated in the introductory seminar of "Things Talk", an international climate and waste art project for children conducted by Cross Cultures Project Association (CCPA).
The education project, Things Talk - Children, Climate Change, and Waste Art, aims to provide the children of the world with an opportunity to be heard in the global debate on climate change. Things Talk creates a global platform, where children can get a chance to speak about their ideas, concerns and future dreams in relation to how climate changes will affect the world they live in both locally and globally. The project is also about experiencing and sharing one's experiences, dreams and thoughts with others. It is therefore possible for all classes that complete the project, to share photos and thoughts with children in other parts of the country and the world.
Special thanks to the UN for giving us the opportunity to be part of this program.
For more information, visit: Things Talk

Oct 23, 2009

Oscar's Adventure In Birchington, England

Barnaby was very kind and accepted to share his bed with Oscar.

I enjoyed creating sentences with word blocks.

I listened to amazing stories!

Hannah's cosy kangaroo bag...

Oscar had a wonderful time meeting new friends and learning new things with the children from Oak and Beech Class.

Teddy Bear Tour Around The World

We would like to introduce you to our new friend, Oscar. Oscar is a lucky, brown, little bear who is going to join us in his long and exciting adventure around the world to make new friends and learn new things. The furry toy would only spend a few weeks in a school/country before it is sent to its next destination to allow him some rest and opportunities to discover what traditions each country has to offer.Each school would keep a diary (written or video) of teddy's adventures before sending it on its journey to the next country. We are very excited about the prospect of welcoming Oscar as we follow his steps from one country to another.
Oscar is going to visit us in the following order:
Scotland- Poland- China- India- Lebanon- Germany- France

Oct 19, 2009

Concentric Circles

Concentric Circles is a "Circle Chat" activity for student- to- student interaction. It's fun and informative.
Today we formed two Concentric Circles. We took turns asking and answering each other questions about our interest. We moved from place to place in Concentric Circles. The students who were standing in the inner circle face- out, facing a partner standing in the outer circle. They began by asking a question each time new pairs are formed and then moved right. After two minutes, we switched roles. The outer circle moved, while the students in the inside circle remained where they were. We found connections with each other in a very short time.

Oct 17, 2009

Parent- Teacher Meeting

Parental involvement is the most important factor for students' success in school. For this reason, our school held an open house, families visited classrooms, met teachers and saw examples of their children's work. Each teacher gave a presentation regarding the activities, procedures, school virtues, and academics that will be taught in classrooms this school year and the strategies to clarify and achieve them. We also shared ideas of how children learn by exploration and discovery through making choices and exploring ideas and feelings. We do share responsibility for creating a working relationship that fosters learning for education and socialization of children.
Thank you to all the parents who supported our school by attending our open house. We hope you found the meeting helpful. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Oct 7, 2009

A Day At School (Mrs. Clements' Class)

Here is another amazing slideshow from the class of Mrs Clements who teaches a Primary 1 class at Mid Calder Primary School in West Lothian. They had a superb day at school in which they learned about other countries and participated in planting bulbs and learned about plants and garden care.We are sure you are proud of your beautiful garden and are anxious to watch it grow. We're glad you had such a great day at school! Interesting video and song!
Special thanks to you, Mrs. Clements and looking forward to more activities to share this school year.

Oct 6, 2009

Our Beautiful Garden (Ms. Gordon's Class)

Our friends from Mid Calder Primary School in West Lothian have planted bulbs at school and discovered the many ways that plants enhance the environment... It's such a lovely garden, Ms. Gordon, your students worked effectively outdoors and your school yard looks absolutely gorgeous. We just love the garden because it's just LOVELY! It's so cheerful to see!

Oct 5, 2009

The Best Thing About School Through Our Eyes

Mondiale-International Dances Festival In India

On World Dance Day, Bal Bharati Public School in New Delhi, India, organised a festival of dances from different parts of the world .The result was spellbinding and mesmerising. Ms. Sandhya, it looks you had great time on that day and we wish we were there to celebrate that day with you!

Oct 4, 2009

World Tourism Day In New Delhi, India

It's so interesting to learn how the "World Tourism Day" was celebrated at Bal Bharati Public School in New Delhi, India. We can't thank you enough Ms. Sandhya Kakkar for sharing your school pictures on this special day with us. We have enjoyed seeing your marvelous projects, posters, bulletin boards and the beautiful drawings! There is no substitute for hard work, it's the key to success!

The Best Thing About School (Miss Tiffany's Class)

The best thing about school through the eyes of Ms. Tiffany Eddins Trevenen's second graders at East Elementary School in Craig Colorado, USA.

Oct 3, 2009

ENO Tree Planting Day

Our school year has started in a very special way. We have participated in the ENO Tree Planting day and joined more than 2500 schools in 122 countries. This event is a practical way of enhancing environmental and global education. It connects children
all over the world to focus on environmental issues. What is more, the event fosters peace
education and increases the awareness of school children of the importance of forests on a global scale. The planting of trees took place everywhere at noon local time. The first to start was Tonga in Oceania and as the Sun and Earth continued to turn, Asia, Africa and Europe joined in as well. Some time later the continents of North and South America grabbed the hoe, and last area to participate was Samoa Islands. The world has taken a remarkable step towards a more ecological way of life.

We would like to thank Mr. Mika Vanhanen, the coordinator of ENO-Environment Online in Joensuu Finland, for his extra ordinary effort to make this event a successful one...

Oct 1, 2009

Compare: School and Summer Vacation

Today we learned how to use the Venn Diagram to compare and contrast school with our summer vacation...

Tic Tac Toe: Who will win...the sun or the cloud?

How we spent our summer vacation through drawings...