Visits

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

7th grade Italian kids introducing themselves in Spanish for the Spanish pupils


ALESSANDRA

ANDREA

ELISA

GIOELE

CRISTIAN


ELENA

GABRIELE


LUDOVICA









Tuesday, 12 December 2017

XMAS AT SCHOOL


How do we celebrate Christmas in Spain?

Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders prepared a video-project explaining to our european friends about how do we celebrate Xmas in our country, what our main customs are and how we spend these special days.

The rest of school participating in the Erasmus project will do the same and then, we could see what we look like and what we differentiate ourselves form.

Besides, each class of the school made a Hand-made Xmas card for our european partners. We hope you enjoyed it.

MERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM FRANCISCO FATOU SCHOOL!!





Sunday, 26 November 2017

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Lithuanians students working on the topic of Water

The second grade students with teacher Raimonda Zaiciene

The second grade students with teacher performed a flowering bush experiment. The purpose of the experiment was to find out if the water colored with various materials affects the  bushes. The students were divided into three groups and each group received a different bush. In the first jar was simple water, in another water with ink and in another water with  potassium permanganate. The teacher wrote the students' guesses what color will be flowers bloom. After three weeks, the results were discussed. There we saw  flowers bushes with the same colour.






Third-grade students with teacher Lina Stasiuliene
 Third-grade students have been told that water is magical: it can become a cloud, rain, dew-fall, fog, snow, ice and hail. We have been finding out that water is very strong: it can break the toughest rocks, turning them into sand.
Kids were familiarized with water's state during winter, understood important ecological problems, connected to the pollution of water, necesserity of preserving and cleaning of it.
You can travel using the water, it is needed for water-mills, to grind flour, water spins electrical turbines, that provide electricity, because of that we have light, we can listen to a radio, watch TV. Water essential when putting out fires.
Experiment 1: "Water is made out of particles"
Requirements: water, cocktail straw, a paper sheet.Water is made out of particles. It is not a solid object. Kids put drops of water on the paper, and blowwed at it from Start to Finish. While blowing they realized, that water molecules are able to divide and fuse together. Even the tiniest drops can be split into even more tiny drops.
Experiment 2: "The taste of water"
Requirements: a few glasses of water. Five kids go out of the class, while the others decide to say that water in one glass is sweet, while in the other - tasteless. Some kids of our class admitted that they  tasted the sweetness of the water. You can try this out and see if your kids are susceptible to the power of suggestion.
Experiment 3
Requirements: glasses of water, and a glass of dishwasher and capsules of ink.Before the experiment, kids are asked which of these two liquids will dye faster. After pouring the ink in, we see, that water dyes itself faster.







Creating animation in the LOGO team with teacher Alma Maskolaitiene


 

 




The fourth grade students with teacher Vilma Indrisiuniene prepared poster about sea fish


Experiments with water in the physics lesson with teacher Alma Maskolaitiene


Students in the 8th grade put irregularly shaped bodies in the water and calculate the volume of the immersed body according to the increased water level. 

 


8 grade students information collected on special water feature


If you've been climbing in a lake or other water  in the summer, you probably noticed that the water in the bottom is coolder than ever before. Why ? 

An anomaly in the water – what is it?
Most of the materials when are  heated   expands and shrinks when are frozen. However, there are exceptions. For example, water "behave" differently — mini expands (from a certain temperature). This unusual feature is called the anomaly of water.







Romanian dissemination of "New Skills New Schools", at "Theater School",
                                   in Rotterdam, Netherlands. 
( Educational Romanian-Dutch exchange of group of students)







Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Greek pupils working on the topic of "Water"


Greek pupils working on the topic of "Water"

After having taught the "Water" unit for a few weeks and having seen water from many different aspects, we decided to work on the children's metacognitive skills.
We asked them how we could pass the knowledge on  to younger children and they decided to make board games in order to achieve this goal. In their water-groups of 4 they came up with very interesting ways to apply everything they had previously learned about water. They were very excited and got down to work right away! 




Our year 4 pupils then played their board games with year 2 children. They felt like teachers!



The home simulation game, where they made "water wasting" zones in the kitchen, bathroom and garden.



Water monopoly. 
The water tank went full as children answered correctly. 
They made all questions by themselves.



             

The snakes & ladders water game. It included interesting facts about water.

They also simulated a forest where you learn about water 
while walking through it.

We moved on to assess the change in their attitudes. The Year 2 teacher reported:
"Following the presentation of Year 4 's improvised board games, my pupils came  back to class full of new knowledge on the uses and conservation of water. They were  eager to share everything they had learnt so we exchanged roles and they became teachers in my stead. Subsequently, they were able to answer questions on water, like: " Why is it best to water our plants in the evening?" or "How much water is wasted if we don't turn the tap off while brushing our teeth?". Generally, they seemed to have realized how important water is and remembered lots of facts about it. We are now to see whether they will make the right choices,  concerning water conservation, in their everyday lives."

The Year 4 pupils, on the other hand, after playing the games with younger ones, came back exhausted, albeit happy! They "complained" that it was very hard for them having to adapt their language and behavior to younger children's level. They said they had had to do a lot of explaining and that they felt drained! Also, they reported that, while they were looking for ways to make something clearer for others, points that used to be a bit confusing,  were now more straightforward.  Overall, they seemed to have been great teachers!