Thursday, 29 March 2018

First Lego League Junior Grand Final

Once again, the JUNIOR teams of our school SANTISIMA TRINIDAD gave us the opportunity to attend LEGO LEAGUE GRAND FINAL SPAIN. 

We visited workshops and they showed us how water resources are managed...

we even used a rain gauge.

We also defended our projects (three altogether) in front of the audience...

We received honorable mentions for our work.

And we also had time to play!!!!

Thank you very much for making us enjoy the great work of other children from all over Spain.

Feeling proud of you all!

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

There are six people next to the road.

My second grade students have written sentences using the vocabulary they have learned throughout the unit. We have used LEGO STORY STARTER so that they could represent the reality described in the sentence, making the activity completely contextualized and significant for the students. It was a perfect match, as they were using the structure "THERE IS/THERE ARE.." and PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE
In the pictures you can see the wonderful results... It was not only writing "THERE ARE six people NEXT TO the road," but also building that sentence in a literal way...


In Social Sciences we have learned that SERVICES are something that people do for us... For example:


street cleaners...

police officers...

or schools...

On the other hand, GOODS  are something made or grown that we buy, such as for example, 


or the supermarket items that we buy...

Here you can see people queuing at the supermarket.

or having dinner at a restaurant...

We decided to represent shops in our neighbourhood, so we planned very carefully what places should be included...

and how to represent them in our mini "scale models" of the neighbourhood...

We started working on our models!

And here they are...

Playing with mathematics.

Here are some games to motivate students with mathematics.

1. Addition using LEGO. 

2 tens and 6 units + 1 ten and 5 units...

= 3 tens and 11 units

then, we group the units: 4 tens and 1 unit.

2. Paper fortune teller + dice.

We write multiplications on the fotune teller paper and roll the dice...

3. Plastic cups. 

They are perfect to represent HUNDREDS, TENS and UNITS. 

4. Mental calculation.

I use popsicle sticks to match a pair of students...
I say a number, then roll the dice and we add it or substract it. 
The fastest student passes to the next round.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Sport is fun, even in winter

It often happens we have really harsh winters in Poland. This year we've had a lot of snow for a while. So we decided to benefit from it a bit. We organized a skiing event. The whole school travelled to the North where we have the nearest slopes and we enjoyed ourselves skiing and skateboarding.

By Joanna Kamińska

Healthy eating is what we really love

Students and teachers in our school love eating, we know it all and we admit that too. Moreover, we love it when the things we eat are simply delicious and healthy. That's why we decided to prepare some healthy meals together with 6th graaders. We had loads of fun and we ate everything we prepared.

By Joanna Kamińska

Getting Creative

Our School has been taking part in Creativity contests for a while now. It's become an initial part in our lives. Not only we take part in competitions, but also we organize special events where we invite students from other schools in the area. This yoear we had a lot of fun.

By Edyta Makulska & Aleksandra Kozłowska

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Working With Europass

Great command of foreing languages these days has become a necessity. That is why it is good to be aware of the level of language we have.
We decided to teach our students how to self-assess what they already know about a foreign language. They willingly read about different aspects of languages and cultures. Now they have their own Language Passports where they can write about every cultural experience they witness.

Global Education Week

It's become one of our traditions that we celebrate Global Education Week in our school. This year's main theme is 'The future belongs to us! Balanced development.'
Our students were willing to prepare many different activities such as games and emmigration related lessons as well as they participated in meetings with volunteers who conducted special classes for them.

By Anna Owsieniuk