Saturday, June 15, 2013

Dying wool with natural colour made from oak tree nuts

Astakos was very famous for its oak tree forest. The whole town used to earn a living by collecting the oak tree nuts and selling it to produce colours for dying leather and cloth.
Last week we had a special visitor at school. A grandmother came to school, talked to us about these past times and showed us the traditional way of spinning wool. We then put oak nuts into boiling water and observed it taking a nice brown colour. We dyed our wool in it, let it dry and used it for weaving.


World Environment Day

On the 5th of June our school celebrated the World Environment Day. We all decided to take care of our beaches in Astakos. The students spent a whole morning collecting rubbish from the seashore. We were all very happy about our effort and very proud of our beautiful, clean coast!!!


Friday, June 7, 2013

A fantastic gift from our Latvian friends... Elba schools: our friends from Jelgava school are on a  european school trip: 5000km by coach to keep in touch with Europe, despite not having obtained the partnership fundings.
They came to Elba, 6 teachers and 39 students with a special gift: the "Bez Temata" music, songs and dance show. Our pupils felt in love with latvian dances and they soon learnt them.
Thanks Comenius,let's hope the partnership continues... anyway it has already become friendship ♥

the Healthy Nutrition show

The end of the year show in Porto Azzurro grade 3 this year is about healthy nutrition. Our friende Ase Kristine and Linda saw the performance: songs, poems and scenes written by the students during the schoolyear and performed with a live orchestra of children from different grades.
A huge work

And, later, they decided they enjoy the "italian diet".....☺

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A "mini meeting" in Elba

Tonight a special dinner to celebrate the end of the school year, the end of a wonderful partnership but, more important, friendships that don't finish with the end of partnerships.
In Porto Azzurro there are two teachers from Gjerstad school, Linda and Ase Kristine, working in our classes and having a look at our celebrations of the end of the school years.
And there are our friends from Latvia, Aiga and Vita with  four more teachers and 39 students on a school trip. They'll show us "Bez Temata": music and dances performed by the pupils.
Two big gifts from our friends for our pupils.
Let's hope this is a "good look" for our new project.... finger-crossed!!!!

Norwegian lesson in class 3
 Linda and Ase Kristine look at grade 5 pupils that welcome the future grade 1

Aiga and Vita just arrived after 5.000 km by coach
 grade 5 pupils: sad  to leave their primary teachers...
 ...or happy to start a new adventure???
 And some of the future (we hope) Comenius ambassadors!!!!

A great meeting

What can we (people from Elba) say about the meeting in Astakos?
Only a huge, enormous THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We had a great time in Astakos, every second was perfect and exciting for teachers and pupils.
Wow!!!!!! We'll miss all of you so much....

Friday, May 17, 2013

A visit from our friends from Elba

We were very sad to say farwell to our friends from Elba.  We had a fantastic time learning a lot from each other. 
Hope you had a fantastic time with us.  We had lots of fun making bruschetta with you during our Italian Day.