The Erasmus + KA2 project has come forward. Monday 11.9. we told about the project to the student welfare team and at our school we were still going through the project on 13.9.2017.
Our school is little school, where is only 37 students and three
teacher. We have english teacher who visits our school only three times a
week (six hours). So The project involves mainly 3-6 classes. The students are excited and are looking forward to Skype meetings.
We were interested on
topic about water.
Today we spent European Day of Languages and here is our Morning Oupening.
European Day of Language
Monday, 25 September 2017
At the meeting held on September 19, 2017, teachers were introduced with the ERASMUS + program (KA2) Strategic Partnership project "New S: New Skills New Schools" - Common Standards and Skills in Education. In the meeting the project topic and countries involved in the project were presented. We have created a working group who will work on the project. The working group consists of principal Ona Šalkauskiene, Deputy Director for Education Daiva Mencleriene, Ingrida Lekstutienė English Language teacher. Daiva Buknienė English language teacher, Lina Stasiulienė methodologist of primary school teacher, Alma Maskolaitienė teacher of mathematics, information technology.
Teachers were interested on topic about water. Some teachers will have lessons about water.
Soon the project will be presented to the local community. We will include parents, senior club.
Sunday, 24 September 2017
First Greek team meeting!
There was wide consensus on “Water” as our most preferred topic as we did intend to have an environmental project this trimester and we thought it would be nice to incorporate "Water" in it. However, we are open to suggestions of other topics that the majority of participant countries may opt for. The chosen topic will be approached by the classroom laguage teachers and by the teachers who specialize on Theatre and Music. Unfortunately, the school does not have an ICT or an Arts teacher yet but we hope they will be hired soon! Our English teacher had lots of ideas about integrating the themeof Water in her lessons. We also planned a school outing to an environmental centre for students to take part in hands-on tasks.
We loved Spain’s idea of drafting templates for mini surveys on the differences in our educational systems and one of the teachers has resumed responsibility for putting together a descriprion of the Greek system.
Finally we decided on ways to involve the local community in the project. Soon, an official presentation of the project will be given to the Parents Association Board and information on the activities will be regularly shared on the school website and the social media.
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
our first meeting (02 – 09 – 17)
Last Wednesday we had our first Eramus meeting. The main points that we talked about were:
o A brief summary about the project.
o Some important facts about each school.
o Topics that we should prepare for the project.
o We decided that this year all the school is going to work some aspects about each country that appear in the project.
All the teacher’s team were in the meeting. Vanessa and I explained a power point presentation and Reme (the head of studies) clarified some doubts about the project.
The feelings were quite good and a big part of the teachers seemed to be interested on the project. Looking forward to have the next one on the 15 th September.
SECOND MEETING (15-9-2017)
First of all, the coordinators set out the general of work from this moment. Thus, after brainstorming with lots of creative ideas, we all worked out a quite realistic project. We decided plenty of topics.
To begin “the water” was an issue that satisfied us, because there are there are many internal subjects for the different subjects:
• Mathematics: capacity.
• Musical education: rain-sticks and making sound with water.
• Natural science: water cycle and mixtures.
• Kindergarten: states and qualities of water.
• Values education: the emergence of a water-saving culture.
• Physical education: personal hygiene, water sports, health…
• Social science: water transports, containers...
• Plastic and Visual Education: aquatic animals...
In this context, subject envisaged several options and other interesting topics for the new project: the universe, the human body, international food, but we do not specify issues.
Our school is immersed in a comprehensive health project so this issue, we also found it interesting. For this reason, feeding, knowledge of the body, emotions, exercise, physical education, personal hygiene, breathing and relaxation could be interesting issues.
Apart from this, from our point of view, we found it interesting to share various questions with other countries and schools. For example, template exchange about educational system of the different countries of the project. What time do they come in, types of corners in early childhood education. Advantages and disadvantages about Spanish or another language as a third language.
As you know, our centre is preferred for students with autism and our centre schools about 40 students with special educational needs with other disabilities and abilities. We have two teachers of hearing and language and two teachers of therapeutic pedagogy, so we would like to know how they treat diversity in different countries and how we could do it.