ACTIVITIES ABOUT ESTONIA IN THE CLASSROOMS

During this month students made some activities about Estonia and Tallin: they watched videos, pictures to know this country and its culture. In particular they learned some words, numbers and sentences in estonian language.

They did a big flag too with the emblem of Estonia.

“Tapestry” Part 2

Today in J.F.Kennedy school students who will leave for Estonia presented a Power Point about this country.
Then the second part of the play “Tapestry 2”: great performance! Knitters, children, hunters, blue birds, slaves, horrible beings and evil beings, together created a very interesting tale!

Congratulations to the actors and to all the teachers!!!

Dissemination about Greece for teachers and parents…

 Today the Euroknitters teachers and students talked about their experience in Athens during the first mobility of the project. Teachers talked about the work and the activities in all the classrooms before the mobility, students told about the best moments of the week in Athens and also parents gave the opinion. 

Now we are ready to know all about Estonia

we are coming soon!!!

Dissemination about Greece to the students…

Today teachers and students told to all the pupils of our school about their experience in Athens.

They explained them about the main monuments, language, hosting families, food, school and people. They also told about their feeling before the departure and during the week, their fears and their satisfaction when they are back to Italy.

The diary of the mobility in Greece…

DAY 6
Italy we are coming back soon!!!
The Day of the departure arrived: after a last walk in the Athens center we are ready to leave this wonderful Town.

In aeroport we made the last interviews for the tv channel about this week.
It was a extraordinary experience !

Thank you Greek teachers, students and families for your hospitality, everything was perfect!!!

We are proud to be Euroknitters!!!

DAY 5

Today we were on stage!!! We had a professional make up session and we rehearsed wearing our costumes. Then the moment came at last: the play was a big success!

And, most of all, we had a lot of fun!!

We left school at 1.30 and we had a walk in the city centre, shopping for souvenirs.

In the evening, everybody was at school for a true Greek night with music, dancing and plenty of delicious food.

DAY 4

We went to Stavros Niarchos cultural centre. It is an awesome building designed by Renzo Piano. There is a huge library, a theatre, and students can do many free activities there.
At 11 o’clock we saw a ballet, “THE NUTCRACKER  “, the scenes and costumes were very beautiful!
Then the kids went to school for a workshop about ancient myths and the teachers had a seminar about the European Language Portfolio

At 5 o’clock: rehearsal of the play. The actors are very good!

Special dinner in Egaleo!

DAY 3

Excursion to the Corinth Canal. The ancient theatre of Epidaurus and the former capital, Nafplion.
On the way to the canal we stopped at an orthodox monastery where we saw a byzantine church. The place was so quiet that even the kids were moving around without talking!The problem was that women wearing trousers couldn’t go in, so look at our outfit!

The theatre in Epidaurus is very well preserved and has perfect acoustics.

We had lunch , a big meal as usual in a tavern in Nafplion and then we went for a walk around town.

DAY 2

Today, we travelled back in time…to ancient Greece!!!
We climbed up the Acropolis with Vicky, our wonderful guide and we admired the Templesthey are AMAZING!

We had very sunny weather.

We visited the Acropolis museum and the Museum of Education, where we learnt about Greek school in the past.

The kids were involved in some funny activities.

DAY 1

A sunny morning in Athens: italian pupils and teachers have meeting the haedmitress of the Greek school and the Major of Egaleo during a welcome cerimony organized by greek students .

They had the possibility to introduce yourselves, their country and their school. After a tour of the school, italian students have partecipate in some lessons in the classrooms.

In the end, during the afternoon, they have practice “The tapestry”.

After all….a delicious greek dinner!!!!

DAY 0

This morning 3 teachers and 6 students leaved from Milan to Athens.

The first mobility of the project has begun! They were a little bit worry, but at the same time very excited about this wonderful experience. They will have the opportunity to know the greek culture, to work in the greek classrooms and to know students from other countries. Congratulations! Enjoy this week and don’t forget…

You are great Euroknitters!

Activities about Greece in the classrooms

During these days children in every classroom of the school made some activities about Greece: they talked about this nation and in particular about Athens, they watched videos and pictures, they learned some words and sentences in Greek language, they realized the letters of the Greek alphabet with the salt dough and they tried to pronunce them.

In conclusion: many, many activities to know a new culture and a new country!!

The tapestry, a play for union

At Kennedy Institute everyone was at the premiere of the “Euroknitters” play.

The actors had masterfully showed the first part of the play “The tapestry, a play for union” a play that unites the five nations that are in the project.

What was left at the end? “Together we all can build, together a better world to live in”.

The children that soon are going to go to Greece explained with Power point Greek customs and traditions. They will stay in Greece for a week (and they leave on 4th February).

Also Tele Reggio was at the play “The tapestry, a play for union” and during the morning they broadcast live from the event.

PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECT TO THE MUNICIPALITY

A great morning for great Euronkitters!

Some students and some teachers presented the project to the Municipality during a meeting in Sala Tricolore. They explained the objectives and the experiences to the Major of Reggio Emilia Luca Vecchi and to the Councillor for Education Raffaella Curioni. Students were very excited and very proud about this project that involved them with many activities. The Mayor and the Councillor were so interested and they congratulated everyone. Finally students gave both a certificate: now they are great Euroknitters too!

Christmas is coming…..

Italian teachers and students wish you a Christmas full of happiness, serenity and peace.  Happy new year! we are so exited to continue to build the Europe with you.
See you soon Euroknitters!

PRESENTATION OF THE EUROKNITTERS PROJECT

This morning the students of IC Kennedy gathered in the school canteen for the official presentation of the Euroknitters Project. The coordinator, Martina Coliva, illustrated the different steps of the project, telling the students about the various activities in which they will take part in the next two years.

Videos about the four partner countries were shown to curious students, who then watched the promotional video and the presentation of the TV channel and were enthusiastic to see their mates acting as speakers and reporters.

When Martina talked about the mobilities, the students were very excited at the idea of travelling to a foreign country, meeting friends speaking other languages and having the opportunity to be with them at home and at school during a whole week.

During the presentation, it was made clear that everybody, not only the children who are going to travel abroad, will have an active part in the project, as actors in the theatre play, as correspondents in the news, as promoters of their country. Each student will learn some Greek, Estonian, Portuguese and Spanish, and everybody will be able to improve their knowledge of the English language.