Thursday, 20 April 2017

Thinking about mass and volume.


Why does a small rock sink into the water and a fully loaded gigantic aircraft carrier floats without sinking?
This morning we imagined, using LEGO BUILD TO EXPRESS, how scientists work in their labs, what questions they ask themselves when they are working...




Lego More to Math: The Snake.

Different challenges, more and more complicated. The goal is to build a snake with the same length and shape as the one shown in white on the right side of each statement. Really motivating and demanding.
The activity was carried out by first graders. 









Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Writing Workshop: a Bestiary.

Teacher Mª Soledad González has done with her students a fantastic literary activity: a bestiary. Students have invented and described fantastic beings and creatures! 









Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Inventions

I share with you some of the inventions created by the students of the teachers Patricia Rodríguez y Mª Soledad González. Great job!








Monday, 17 April 2017

Parts of the Plant.

Year 2 students have used Lego to represent plants and its parts. The results are superb!








Friday, 14 April 2017

Symmetry and Lego More to Math.

In September I enjoyed much the activity that Agnieska carried out with her students in Bialystok:


 Today I share the results of the same experience with my students from Salamanca. Dziękuję bardzo, Agnieszka...









Family trees

Our students love art. Whenever they have to involve their parents in a hands-on project they create beautiful things.
This time we did not expect such amazing results. The trees children prepared are superb.







By Iwona Tylman and Dorota Tomczak


Thursday, 13 April 2017

First aid - we can also help!

Our second graders have learnt how to save somebody's life before an ambulance arrives.


It is worth to remember:


1. Your safety comes first

2. Always look for an adult to help you.

3. Never hang up first when you call for help.

4. Act slowly and reasonably.

5. One day, you can save a life!













By Iwona Tylman and Dorota Tomczak

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The Link Project

The Link Project aims at helping the infants transition from daycare to kindergarten.

The main objective is to promote the interaction between children of different age and different realities. 

The spatial continuity, the educational project, and the teamwork are the main requirements to be fulfilled in order to provide children with a safe transition from nursery school to kindergarten.

Kindergarten teachers helped by 5 years-old children, invite daycare infants and organize the Link Project. The older kids show the younger ones (with the help provided by the daycare teachers) the school and its different rooms: the hall, the bathroom, the classrooms. 




The Link Projects consists of playful activities such as singing, listening to music, experimenting new activities, socializing.








Hosting daycare infants help them getting in touch with the school and future routine they are going to experience in few months.


This year, the proposed story was entitled: "Va...Lentina, the snail", Valentina is an actual Italian name and Va Lentina means going slowly. 




Despite being a snail, Va...Lentina doesn't like vegetables and because of the lack in vitamins, her shell was chapped. Her mom was really worried and decided to ask the fairy snail for help.



The solution was pretty straightforward: a vegetable salad is the perfect solution to provide Va...Lentina with the right intake of nutritious she needs to have a healthy shell. 

Va...Lentina's mum picked lots of veggies with Va...Lentina's help and finally the young snail ate the right amount of vitamins she needed.



and finally after a while... Va...Lentina's shell is no longer ruined but bright and smooth.

The story ended... it's time for a snail-shaped snack





Before leaving kindergarten, day care infants took a printed snail... guess what... the shell is printed by means of an onion cut in a half.

Daycare teachers received some other snails too!



At kindergarten, some other snails were assembled with Lego to celebrate the beautiful experience of this project !!!




THANKS EVERYONE FOR TAKING PART IN THE AMAZING LINK PROJECT!