Wednesday, November 30, 2011

logo competition

This is the winning logo from Elba primary schools. Children from class 3 in Porto Azzurro school did it: 8 year old children! They discussed with their teacher the "meaning" of the project and decided all together the subject in the picture. They're really creative..... Then all coloured the same subject, working in pairs. Here you are our Comenius ship:

This is the logo from Gjerstad skole in Norway

Espen in 6th grade has won the competition,

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Porto Azzurro vegetable garden

Hello friends! Here you are our report about Porto Azzurro vegetable garden. I'm very happy of the hard work children are doing. Very soon we'll taste some of our vegetables.
Here you are some of the children's pages:

The children are keeping a report of their activities, everyone with their own style.

And here you are the vegetable garden “BEFORE”:

We took photos from the first floor: we used the photos and the children's pictures to learn something new: how to make a SCALING: “How can we draw it in the exercise book? It's very big...10.8m long!!!!!”

And this is the work we did in Geography exercise book:

We needed parent's help and we found it! They came with a special tool. And they also  carried some better soil. Here you are the children's report:
 Finally the children are ready to prepare the ground, to seed, etc.. here you can see class 5:

And in the following days classes 4 went on working:  

But let's have a look at a pupil's reports...

Very good! The pupil used scaling.... and there are a lot of vegetables! The teacher is very proud of her children...

We didn't stop. We kept watering and checking: 

 WOW! The seed became plants...and now?

 There's no problem:  let's find a place for them...

Let's have a look at this cabbage plant... where's the cabbage??

This lettuce is very interesting: it's growing very fast!

We need one more row: let's measure the space...what can I use? A pencil! 

And now we're waiting for the first harvest. The pupils have very professional ideas about the future of our vegetable garden:

Actually they're right: Winter is arriving, in Elba too! We'll have to work hard again... but we're sure that the families can help us again!
We're longing for your news, dear friends....
Children and teachers from Porto Azzurro


My school is in Porto Azzurro, a village founded by the Spanish on the wonderful blue sea!!

Our school's name is “Giuseppe Cerboni” in Marconi street in the heart of the village.
It's very big, a bit old, it's pink, it's got big windows so we have bright classrooms.

There are very nice flowerbeds in the small garden with palm and holm trees. There's also a small but beautiful vegetable garden where we grow some kinds of vegetables.

At ground floor there are Secondary school, the staff offices and the headteacher's office

If you climb up the stairs you arrive at the first floor:

there are primary school's classrooms: some are small and some are very big! All of them are nice, bright and comfortable..

for vegetables too!

There's also the school library with lots of books and a L.I.M.

There's the gym, with circles, balls, a basket and ninepins. In the gym the voices rumble... I don't like it: if we shout the noise is terrible!

My favourite places are the vegetable garden and the library. I'd like a lab too...
I hope you like our school!
Costanza – class 5. (English translation by the teacher)
Here you are Costanza's original pages:

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Logo of Astakos Primary School, Greece

This is the winning logo for our school. It was made by Chara, a student of the 5th grade. We hope you like it as much as we do... We can't wait to see yours!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Animated Alphabet Song
Dear friends: I've just received this animated alphabet song: it's so pretty that I would like to share it with you!
Simona, Elba

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Hello everyone from Elba! 
We've had a lot of rain and flood damages in the western part of the island in the last days, not in our schools and villages. And today the sun shined again, at last! We're very happy our blog is ready: our children are working hard to prepare posts. By now here you are the souvenir of our last meeting. 
Hugs to everybody!!!!!
Elba staff

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Hi my friends!
Thanks to Cristina we have a new friend .. a Comenius blog...Welcome to the project!
I haven't used a blog before. It's the first time for me and that's thanks to the project!
I'm very proud to be part of it!
Lots of love to all of you
Irene from Agliana Italy