Wednesday, 18 January 2017

THE LITTLE PRINCE

AS WE ARE WORKING ON " THE LITTLE PRINCE" WITH OUR 10 YEARS OLD PUPILS AND MORE PRECISLY ON THE PLANET WITH THE BUSINESS WHO COUNTS THE STARS, WE DECIDED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BIG NUMBERS WITH THE HELP OF THE LEGOS.








Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The farmer festival of Saint Antonio

The rural festival of Saint Antonio takes place in our neighbor in Saronno at this time every year.
Saint Antonio is the protector of animals and pets.

It is about to end in few days, so we decided come by!

The Saint's church


The statue of the Saint


To celebrate the memory of the Saint, a reconstruction of an old village was set up.
Various characters took part the festival, they were dressed up as in the past, 
pretending to perform old school jobs!





Here they are some courtyard animals, they were active part of the village
providing work and food for the community!



Sheep and goats were employed in the past for both milk and wool

Some animals such donkeys and horses were really useful for farmers, helping with harvesting and carrying products to local markets

We got in touch with some old kind of ambulance...
... and what was used to carry around both milk and wine 


The final act of the festival is going to be a bonfire and a blessing for animals,
symbolizing nature waiting for its awakening.



Back to school children recreated their experience at the festival by means of Duplo 

Baking and selling bread!

 Taking care of the farm animals!







Let's gather around the bonfire and wait for spring to come once again!!!

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Five Senses


The 1st graders were asked to suggest and built things they can see, hear, smell, taste and touch. Later on the whole class used the objects to utter sentences.




Story of Basilisk


Once upon a time, in the dungeons of medieval Warsaw, there was a treacherous creature called Basilisk. It was enormously big, had bat-like wings, crocodile-like tail, paws with claws, and eyes that turned anyone into stone once it looked at you....


This well-known story was presented by our students of year 5.

Marketwives were boasting about their goods and Magda went to save her brother from Basilisk. She was all alone, as everyone else was too scared to come and rescue him.

Her bravery was rewarded and we all watched a happy ending.


Now, our young actors have just one more step ahead to become internationally known stars! :)







By Magdalena Gierasimiuk

Cookbook



Just at the beginning of the year our fourth graders organised a delicious Polish lesson. They presented recipes for a class cookbook.


Next, they invited others to try their dishes. We could try such delicacies as tuna salad, spaghetti carbonara, fruit salad, yeast muffins and many more.


Everything disappeared quickly!




                                                                                        By Magdalena Gierasimiuk

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Let's make recycled paper

Students of class 4 have tried to make a piece of recycled paper after having studying the recycling in Science.
They could learn by an easy experience the scientific process to make paper using some old newspapers.
They have enjoied this experience very much!
The necessary equipment we have used: newspapers, water, two pails, a frame, a filtering mesh and a rectangular piece of wood.


At the first step we have torn the paper into small pieces and put them in a container.


Then we have covered the small pieces of paper with hot water and let them soak for two days.



We have mashed up the paper by hand a handful at a time aiming to get the pulp similar to the consistecy of watery oatmeal.




We have placed the pulp on the filtering mesh of the frame moving it lightly side to side until the pulp on top has become uniformly flat.



We have pressed down to squeeze out excess water using a rectangular piece of wood. We have periodically repeated this step to remove as much water as possible from the paper pulp.




The final step was to remove the rectangular piece of wood from the top of the frame and let the paper pulp dry near a heater for a few days.
Here the result of our experiment: a perfect sheet of paper!



Time to learn some new English words about recycling:
"Match the words to the pictures and to the appropriate rubbish bin".
"What's it made of?".