Icelandic Outdoor Activities
The pupils in Brekkuskóli in Akureyri have taken part in two very different types of outdoor activities. The first one was a traditional outing on September 1st, with lots of different outdoor activities in the great autumn weather.
The other one was an artistic performance "The dresses" for the opening of an exhibition by the local artist Thora Karlsdottír. The pupils wore dresses and danced on the streets of Akureyri. Smiling and laughing children wearing colourfull dresses whilst dancing through Akureyri, brought lots of laughter and joy to the city.
Blücherschule at "Fasanerei"
In September 2016 the 2nd graders at Blücherschule in Wiesbaden visited an animal park called "Fasanerei". They learnt about the animals, played games, dug some gold and had cosy time by the bonfire. All in all a day full of inspiring outdoor-learning!
Guest performers at Nordre School
The Culture Crew, which is part of the Nordre Skoles Students´Council, has organized concerts for the pupils. The aim os to offer a range of musical experiences for the children and broaden their musical horizon.
Last week we have listened to marimba and violin with the duo "Wenzell and Bugge" from Denmark that combines Danish folk music with the world music.
Today we had a visit by "Prinsens Musikkorps" that took us into the world of different music styles and instruments with their Big Band.
September 19th 2016
Welcome to the 2nd LCC - year!
Now in the middle of September 2016, all LCC-partner schools have started the new school year. It is also the beginning of the 2nd year of our 3-year-Erasmus+ project. Exciting! This year our focus is on the creativity. This does not only mean developing the artistic skills, but also the skills of finding creative solutions and learning skills in various, creative ways.
This year we will fx. invite gueast teachers to schools, visit and interview people working in creative companies, compile a booklet with inspiring ideas for teaching, design a T-shirt for our school and make a joint birthday calender. There is a project meeting with the teachers and headteachers in Wales in November-16, a project meeting and multiplier event in Iceland in March-17 and a learning activity for pupils in Germany in April-17.
Like the Snappy Crocodile in Tinga-Tinga-tales, we will work together and SNAP new ideas inspired by our partner schools and the people connected to our project. Please follow our footsteps through this website.
End of School Year Celebrations in Spain
Tomares-Seville June 2017
The pupils in CEIP Tomas Ybarra celebrated the end of the school year 2015-16 by including many of our Learn Create and Communicate-activities. Each class chose representatives for all partner countries. Here you can see the girls in Carolina´s class wearing T-shirts with the flags of LCC-countries.
Please watch the videos pupils singing our project song and dancing the Spanish "Under the Same Sun" - choreography.
Paint like Jawlenski
In July 2017, the pupils in Blücherschule visited the Wiesbaden Art Museum and painted pictures inspired by the artist Jawlenski.
Children painted strong and colourfull pictures inspired by the Russian-born painter who lived and worked in Wiesbaden for many years.
We tried out our shooting skills with bow and arrow.
The pupils produced some hooks in the blacksmith´s workshop.
Vikings for a Day
June 3rd, 2017
In connection with our studies about Viking Age in Denmark, the 4th graders made a trip to a Viking village "Kjællinghøl" about 15 km from Viborg.
We cooked a soup with herbs from nature, onions and some chicken. We also made butter and cheese and grounded flour for bread.
The pupils made kitchen tools like whisks, spoons and butter knives, out of wood and branches that they found in the surroundings.
The pupils were eager to find insects in the water.
May 2016 Viborg, Denmark
The 4th graders biked to Sønæs, a water reservoire about 4 km from our school.The Nature Guides Dan and Michael, taught the pupils about the insects in the water and how to regognize clean water from the dirty water. The local TV followed us the whole 4-hour session. It was a day with lots of curiosity, games and wet toes!
The bugs were throroughly analyzed. See more under "Links" where you can find the spot in TV-news about this field-trip.
PROJEYCTO PATIO in Spain
In CEIP Tomás de Ybarra we have been working with "Proyecto Patio" - "patio" meaning as playground and chill out area. Students make teams to organize different leisure activities: ball games, football, board games, skipping rope, pelota, etc.
We have recently introduced painting, where children come to paint on canvas or cardboard. In 20 minutes they can paint anything they want.
We´re going to the ZooZooZoo
Nordre Skole, Denmark
The pupils have worked with Form Clay in the school´s spare time club SFO. They have formed animals for a whole Zoo! Find more Form Clay-animals in the "Photos"-section!
Learning about Carpentry
May 16th, 2016
Nordre Skole´s 4th graders were invited to the local Vocational School, Mercantec / Byggetec, to learn about carpentry. We were showed around the college and Jan instructed us in making a birdhouse. 16 pupils sawed and hammered with full of enthusiasm and in the end they could proudly present the results.
ALL meet LCC
About 80 pedagogs and teachers from Viborg municipality were gathered together around the Animated Learning Labs- course on May 10th. Elisa from Nordre Skole had the opportunity to tell about our Erasmus+ project, the Learning Activity in Denmark and especially, how we have been working with film within the project. The audience was very fascinated about the films that were shown. You can find the links to the films in this webpage.
Olympic Games in Brekkuskoli
Since the Comenius project "Sports Beyond Borders" in 2010-12, Brekkuskóli has kept up with the tradition of annual Olympics for all pupils at school. This year, the whole school danced our Erasmus+ project song "Learn, Create and Communicate" and danced to the tunes of "Under the Same Sun". Watch the videos and enjoy!
Politician Claus Clausen dropped by to see our activities. Here in front with our headteacher Brian Roed and pupils from Italy, Wales, Iceland and Denmark.
A Week of Collaboration
During the five days in Viborg, the visiting pupils and teachers were challenged in many different ways to collaborate. Collaboration was the crucial point within the activities, but also between teachers when planning the activities at Nordre skole, between institutions when planning and realizing the program with the guest teachers and between school and the families when coordinating and hosting the visiting children.
Thank you to all who took part in the Learning Activity!
Farewell-dinner with the host families. Thank you for all the host families, visiting pupils and the visiting teachers!
Morning workout with Rune.
Balancing on milk-boxes.
Playing cards Wales-Denmark.
Fingerprints-tree on creation.
Many ways of skipping the rope.
Film with Martin. Look out for the results under "Activities".
Knowing me-knowing you
April 19th 2016
The pedagogics-students from the local VIA college in Viborg arranged a workshop with a mixed group of visiting children and pupils of Nordre Skole. The pupils sat by a long table and draw the face of the person opposite to them.
After some time, the pupils had to move one place to left - but were to leave the drawing on the table. The next person was to continue to draw.
In the end, the faces were cut out and glued on a background, where all children had placed their colourfull handprints. A lovely way to warm up and get to know one another - and a great reminder of the LA in Denmark!
Learning Activity in Denmark
April 16-22, 2016 Finally came the day when Nordre Skole in Denmark could welcome 23 pupils and 10 teachers to Viborg. The host families picked up the children on Saturday evening and on Sunday we all gathered to Nature School in Hald to do Nature Art and Woodwork with instructors Ane and Jan. The weather was cold and windy but we had a great day!
Getting ready for the LA
Pupils and teachers in all partner schools are practicing their choreography for the song "Under the Same Sun" that each country will present during the Learning Activity. In Iceland the training takes place in sun and snow. In Italy they also practice our project song "Learn Create and Communicate".
Countdown to LA in Denmark
Nordre Skole in Denmark has been preparing for the 1st LearninG Activity for the pupils in 16-22 April 2016. Here are some photos of the meeting with the host families.
THANK YOU! GRAZIE!
... to all people connected to ICToscanini schools for all the arrangements during the Transnational Project Meeting. We continue "Sailing to Europe" together!
See you in Denmark in April!
Meanwhile in Denmark...
... we are getting ready for the Learning Activity for 23 pupils and 10 teachers from all our partner countries! We are very excited!
During the meetings, we evaluated the activities so far, set the dates for the meetings in the coming year and made plans for the future activities.
The notes of the meeting can be found in our e-twinning site and in wikispaces.
Angelika and Nadia from Germany presented the Erasmus+ LCC Quilt. We received new pieces for the quilt from Italy. We agreed that all schools add the Learn Create Communicate - logo in the quilt. Iceland will print the logo on fabric and each school receives a piece at the TPM in Iceland in March 2017.
We also talked about our project´s Intellectual Output "Sixty Inspiring ideas to Teach Skills". The Danish school showed an example "Calm Down-Mandalas" that two pedagogs in their school have worked with. The description can be found in the project wikispaces. Each school will come with 10 ideas by the end of January 2017. The book will be published as an Open Educational Resource and it will be launched at a Multiplier Evenet in Iceland in March 2017.
It was really heart-warming to experience, how committed all staff and pupils in ICToscanini-schools are to our common Erasmus+ project! We will return to our schools inspired by your examples. Please see the more of the visit in this website under "videos"!
Taste of Italy
The teachers, parents and pupils had prepared delicious cakes and food for us.
One evening the staff in all schools had arranged a night with traditional Italian folk songs and lots of local specialities for us to taste.
Even the youngest students were prepared to meet us with songs, presents and greetings. Here are the pupils in Casorate Kindergarden.
The children in Arsago Kindergarden were also curious and asked us questions.
During three days we visited all schools under ICToscanini. Everywhere we met happy children and young people. These four pupils in Casorate Secondary School guided us around the school.
Pupils in Besnate Primary School showed us their choreography to the song "Under the Same Sun". We were very impressed!
Pupils in Arsago Primary School welcomed us by flags, songs and speeches. We also learnt about the tradition of Paleo.
Finally in Italy!
March 15-20, 2016
ICToscanini hosted our second TPM. The meetings were held at the Casorate Secondary School.
The Mayors of the three municipalities welcomed us all. They are supporting our project by funding two extra students to take part in the Learning Activities in Denmark and in Germany.
The eight schools under ICToscanini are situated in the municipality of Besnate, Casorate Sempione and Arsago.
Italy getting ready for the meeting
The eight schools of ICToscanini are getting ready to receive teachers to the Transnational Project Meeting (TPM) in 16th - 20th March. The program consists of visits at the eight schools in Casorate Sempione, Besnate and Arsago S and a speech by Professor Conconi about the local history and folklore. Some of the major planning points during the project meetings are the Learning Activity in Denmark in April and the Headmaster´s meeting in Wales in October this year.
Winter Wonderland in Akureyri
Pupils in Brekkuskóli in Iceland made a trip up to the mountaisn to enjoy the possibilities and pleasures of winter and snow.
Besides the more traditional winter activities like skiing and sledge rides, there was also a possibility to jump on jump bags and play in the snow. A lot of fun!
PUPILS IN BLÛCHERSCHULE IN GERMANY have visited The Black Theater called "Velvet" in Wiesbaden. They saw a play called "The Little Prince". They were also able to meet the "actors" ; the puppets and their masters.
It was an amazing experience!
Black Light Theater originates from Asia but has become very popular in Prague. The things that make this kind of theater very special, is the use of black curtains, a darkened stage, and "black lighting". Human eye has difficult to see black objects from a black background and this results in effective invisibility for any objects not illuminated by the "black light".
PUPILS IN BREKKUSKÓLI in Iceland have visited a museum where they went through a maze made all kinds of plasctic items.
Teaching Peers and Learning about Europe
2nd graders and 8th graders in Brekkuskóli have told about Learn, Create and Communicate project to their peers. 7th graders have been studying about the LCC-partner countries.
Icelandic Toy Story
Pupils in Iceland have built home-made toys in all shapes, colours and sizes. It´s quite much funnier to play with a toy that is designed and made by yourself!
Under the Same Sun
CEIP Tomas Ybarra in Seville has celebrated the "Peace Day" with the whole school. Groups of pupils have taught each other their choreography for the song "Under the Same Sun". Finally the dance will be filmed and shared with partner schools. In return, all other partner schools will send their "moves" to Spain. It will be exciting to compare the interpretations of the song. Here´s a link to the original song:
PROJECT INFORMATION FROM PUPIL TO PUPIL
Brekkuskóli in Akureyri has chosen a group of students to stand in front of all the Learn, Create and Communicate -activities in their school. Helga gave a presentation about the project to the Eurobuddies and the Eurobuddies will each give a presentation of the project in their class.
Diploma for a Christmas Film
January 15th, 2016
One of the Christmas films that we made for our Erasmus+ project won a "Best Film of the Week" competition arranged by Editorial Office Educas. Camilla from Educas gave the diploma to AnimationTeam, here represented by Victor and Frederik from 6a. The prize was tickets to the cinema for the whole team.
January 15th, 2016
Due to the good examples of our partner schools, we here at Nordre Skole in Denmark have also started a "Erasmus+ Wall"- display. The wall will be developed over the time. At the moment it contains information about the countries, schools and some photos of the Eurobuddy-teams in LCC-schools.
Result of the vote
Happy New Year 2016 to all!
We can start the new year by reveiling the results of our voting for the best song to which all school will make their own dance coreaography. The winner is "Under the Same Sun" by Jennifer Lopez and Alvaro Solel.
It wll be exciting to see all the different moves to this piece of music by the Learning Activity in Denmark in April 2016!
We go to the Movies
An important part of our project is to get to know your own culture. Christmas is a very important part of the culture in many countries - and it is especially important for many Danes!
December 8th, 2015
Normally there are produced several Christmas TV-shows and films, both for adults and for children. Many of the shows have 24 episodes, 1 for each day until Christmas Eve.
What makes "Emma and Father Christmas" extra special, is that it is filmed in Viborg. We can see Emma, father Christmas, his wife and child together with the Elves and the Elf Queen in many famous buildings and places in and around Viborg.
We go to the Museum
Nordre Skoles 4th grades have been studying about the Middle Ages in history lessons. In connection to the theme, we went to visit the local museum where we learnt about the life in Viborg in the AD 1150-1500.
December 10th, 2015
We learnt that the Cathedral and the market place made Viborg to an important town in the Middle Ages - and the Army Road that could transport people and goods.
After the presentation the pupils were devided into 4 groups and they made history alive though small plays that took place in a Grocery Shop, at the Blacksmith´s, at a Cobbler´s and in an Inn (kind of a pub). It was a great learning experience!
The Joy of Receiving
It has been a great experience for the children to receive Christmas Greetings from their peers in project partner schools. Here are pupils from Spain opening the Christmas parcel from Denmark.
The LCC-partner schools have displayed the ornaments and DIY-instructions for pupils and teachers to admire and get inspired.
Above you can see the display in the library of Nordre Skole in Denmark.
Ysgol Morfa Rhianedd in Llandudno in Wales has made a Christmas wall.
Erasmus+ Display in Wales
Our partner school in Wales, Ysgol Morfa Rhianedd, has also started to build up an Erasmus+ wall. The colourfull wall gives information about the project and partner countries + schools. The work with the display is ongoing throughout the project.
Here are some examples of the Christmas ornaments, decorations and cards made by the students in Ysgol Morfa Rhianedd.
We hope that the pupils on partner schools get inspired and perhaps try to make similar decorations themselves.
Erasmus+ Parents´Meeting in CEIP-Tomas Ybarra
Our partnerschool in Tomares in Spain has arranged a parents´meeting to inform about the Erasmus+ partnership.
Getting the parents and the local community involved in the project is very important.
IC Toscanini in Italy is ready to send the Christmas ornaments and letters... exciting!
From Denmark to all of you with love.
Parcels from Germany, Italy and Iceland have already arrived to Denmark...
Children in Brekkuskóli are working with the ornaments and Christmas cards.
It´s nice to know that the work willl be received and appreciated by children in Europe.
The Christmas letters are ready to be posted.
Spanish Christmas Ornaments
The pupils in CEIP Tomas Ybarra have been working with the Christmas ornaments.
The work demands a lot of concentration... But the result is just awesome!
We look forward to see the results in all partner schools!
Decorating for Christmas
Decorations and ornaments are very important part of Danish Christmas traditions. All classes make paper cuttings and origamis to decorate the school.
Moms from Nordre Skole´s Parents´Association make Candle Advent Decorations for sale in the annual Christmas Market. The funds collected support the pupils´ school trips.
The decorations usually have 4 candles, one for each advent Sunday to light up and count days to Christmas Eve.
Getting to know the countries
3rd grade in Brekkuskoli in Iceland has been learning about the LCC partner countries. They rhave ead books and talked about the geography of the countries. They drew maps and added some information of each country . It was a lot of fun!
The Spanish Erasmus+ wall
Teachers in CEIP Tomas Ybarra in Tomares have been working hard to produce a map of Europe where they have placed all our LCC-partner countries. They have also cut out small flags for each country as well as given each country a certain colour. The different colours will make the map easier to read for smaller children as the colours can be used as indicators.
The result is a real eye-catcher!
You can find a link here on this website for Woven Danish Christmas Hearts.
Lots of Christmas cards and woven Christmas Hearst from Denmark are soon on their way to all partner countries. Here the cards are made by the girls in 5th and 6th classes.
How about origami boxes fo Christmas? Third class in Nordre Skole will do these for small Christmas gifts.
Erasmus+ Project displays
The schools are making displays so the visitors, pupils ans staff can get informed about our project. Here you can see a colourful display from IC Toscanini in Italy.
Brekkuskoli in Iceland has made a wall to present two international projects: Erasmus+ "Learn Create and Communicate" with six different countries and Nordplus project with 3 countries where they work with e-learning.
November - December 2015
Pupils in all schools are making Christmas cards for their peers in Learn Create and Communicate-partnerschools. It will be exciting to get the letters containing cards- let´s hope that they will arrive on time...
All schools will also send examples of ornaments that are typical for their country. The pupils in partnerschools will perhaps try to make the ornaments. Can you guess where this ornament might come from?
Logo for "Learn, Create and Communicate"
Hafdís from Brekkuskóli in Iceland designed our project logo. The teachers from Iceland presented the first version of the logo in the Transnational Project Meeting in Blücherschule in October. The Erasmus+ Team suggested some alterations and Hafdís decided to make the logo on a computer. We are very happy about the result. Well done, Hafdís!
We will use our "Learn, Create and Communicate"- logo in all our written project activities, alongside with the Erasmus+ logo.
Guided Drawing: "Giraffes"
Sometimes pupils lack confidence when drawing: "I can´t draw" - or "I can only draw a balloon". We wantedto give all pupils in 3rd grade at Nordre Skole a possibility to feel success in art and did some guided drawing. All pupils are proud of their colourful giraffes.
In Besnate Primary School - one of the schools belonging to IC Toscanini- they have made an Erasmus+ display. The posters and flags look very beautiful on the window and they will certainly draw attention of the pupils, staff and visitors of the school.
Nordre Skoles displays
At Nordre Skole there are also several Erasmus+ displays at the school. This is in front of the library. The pupils are excited to investigate, what the pupils in partner countries have thought that was "typical Danish" and what eg. the Welsh people meant that was typical in their country.
First TPM at Blücherschule
October 5th-10th, 2015
Finally the time for our first National Project Meeting arrived! Eleven teachers from five partner schools arrived to the host school in Wiesbaden and for three days they defined the roles and responsibilities, shared and evaluated the work done and planned the future activities.
A reporter from Wiesbaderen Kurier came to interview us about the project.
All over Blücherschule, the pupils had prepared signs to welcome the guests.
They had drawn the national flags, collected items to display some typical elements of the countries and placed the countries in the map of Europe.
The pupils were also eager to get in contact with the guests. Everywhere in the corridors we were met with "Hello!" and "What´s your name?". The pupils were eager to test their language skills.
Pupils were excited to welcome the guests to visit their classes. The guests sang songs typical in their countries and the pupils had prepared many questions to ask from the guests.
Here are Luca and Lorena from Italy and Carolina and Carmela from Spain with a bunch of happy pupils. They have just learnt a song with lots of animal-names both in Spanish and in Italian.
During the project meeting the teachers learnt about etwinning and how to do evaluation using google evaluation forms.
We also shared posters about the conceptions that our pupils have made about their own countries and the partner countries. At home all schools will make displays of the posters.
Paul from Wales presenting "typical Welsh".
Tommy from Denmark presenting "typical Spanish".
There was arranged a morning assembly where the pupils sang songs to welcome us.
The pupils in Blúcherschule had made colourful posters of the partner countries, They were displayed in the corridors.
The visitors were very inspired of everything they saw and got many good ideas to bring along to their schools at home.