Local Activities at Võru Kreutzwaldi Kool

 

THE FIRST PROJECT YEAR Autumn 2016- Spring 2017

 

August 30th, 2016

Introducing our project “Environmentally Friendly Cranberries and Innovative Tablets” to our school staff.

 
September 21st, 2016

Choosing the project group of students - form 7B.

 
September 22nd, 2016

Organising Erasmus+ team, introducing the work plan to the teachers (mother tongue, maths, science, art, handicraft, English) involved.

 
September 28th, 2016

The aims of the project were introduced to our project group students. The activities and responsibilities of the 1st project year were discussed.

 
September 29-30th, 2016

Our students’ project group from 7B created logos. The best one was voted for. Our IT assistant helped us to create stickers from the best logo.

 
October 3rd, 2016

Introducing our project on the school Erasmus+ project display (project objectives, short summary, partner school descriptions, etc).

 
October 4th, 2016

The aims of our project were introduced to the parents at the parents’ meeting.

 
October 7th, 2016

IT course for students: using digitechnology to make sound recordings of nature using smartphones or tablets carried out by our IT  education specialist.  The App “Minu loodusheli” was introduced for the first time.

 
October 7th, 2016

Small literature exhibitions in school library were put up by our librarian.. The exhibition introduces books by the authors of different countries involved in project.

 
October 10th, 2016

A project info-stand to introduce the countries taking part in this project was put up. All  posters were created by students  in their English lessons.

 
September-October 2016

We spent a lot of time preparing for the kick-off project meeting in Võru.

 
October 13-15,   2016

Our school was responsible for carrying out the 1st Project Meeting. We hosted our partner schools from Latvia, Finland, Poland and Italy.  Lots of people from school were  engaged to help us succeed. Many thanks to our colleagues and students for their contribution!

Special thanks to our art teacher Aire, our librarian Kristel, our IT education specialist Evi, our IT assistants Ene and Urmas, our financial manager Argo, our head teachers Eha and Ene, our headmaster Kaider and to our brilliant students from  9B: Anette, Emili, Hanna, Helina, Agate and Liisa!

 
October 25th, 2016

Our headmaster Kaider Vardja intoduced our project to the teachers of Võru County at the Methodology Conference.

 
November 7th, 2016

Letter for our subject teachers was sent in order to collect the ideas for planning the field trip in spring.

 
November 30th, December 6th, 7th, 8th 2016, January 15th 2017

A film course for our students: making short films and documentaries. A short film introducing our school will be created by our students of Form 7.b (Hanna-Maria, Kirsi-Katrin, Alarich, Karl Jakop and Tim Hendrik).

 

December 5th, 2016

Working on the project at eTwinning: making short intros by voki.com.


December 6th, 2016

Working on the project at eTwinning: finding useful information about our school for presenting to the others.

December 16th, 2016

Writing a Christmas greeting to our partners at eTwinning


December 20nd, 2016

Publishing an article in the local newspaper about our project and the 1st project meeting in Võru.

http://www.voru.ee/documents/9602039/10427519/V%C3%B5ru_Linna_Leht+detsember16.pdf/b37abd21-424f-49d1-bf27-d2d95c0f49ca  (Page 11)


December 22nd, 2016

Thanking the students of 7b at the school Christmas assembly for participating in the project activities.


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2017

 

January 9th-28th, 2017

Working on eTwinning mini project: School presentations (a table filled with the information, a videofilm, 10 photos that best describe our school).

 

January 16th, 2017

Sending a letter to our subject teachers (engaged in the project) and asking  them to start compiling instructions handouts on their activities which could be used during the field trip in March.

 

January 17th- February 17th, 2017

Subject teachers are compiling instructions handouts on their activities both meant for classroom and field trip.

 

February 1st-28th, 2017

Organising a field trip. Agreeing on time and place.  Booking a bus. Timetable for activities.

 

February 17th, 2017

Working at eTwinning: Pairwork activity- Comparing the information about our partner schools.

 

March 1st, 2017

Informing students about the field trip. Forming eight groups of three students for the field trip. Downloading the necessary apps.

 

March 8th-9th,  2017

Work meeting with the teachers taking part in the field trip. Getting things ready.

 

March 10th, 2017

Field trip to Taevaskoja Hiking Trail, Põlva County. Integrating math, science, literacy, IT (sound recordings of birds, videofilms, photos, apps)

  • Collecting natural materials during field trip

  • Solving different tasks connected with the project subjects

  • Working in groups of 3- teamwork

Integrating formal and non-formal learning in different subjects (math, science, literacy, art, craft, English).

 

March 2017

  • Article to our school homepage and local newspaper about the Field Trip.

  • Renewing the project info-stand with the material of the Field Trip.

 

March 13th -April 30th 2017

Classroom activities in project connected subjects after the field trip. Creating a poem postcard in Estonian and translating them into English, 3D picture in maths, postcards and herbarium in art, discussions on field trip tasks  and handouts in biology and science, a backback in handicraft, a magnet in woodwork. Working with GPS in geography- pairwork task.

Writing short summaries on each field trip task both in mother tongue and in Estonian. Working in groups of 3 students.


April 5th-April 9th 2017

Taking part in the second Project Meeting in Piacenza, Italy.  Exchange of experiences. Evaluation of the work plan (Project Homepage, Introducing Project Poster, eTwinning, Facebook, Feedback questionnaire for teachers and students. Introducing the project work for the second year (Drama, Christmas Charity Sale, Open Educational Resources (OER), Ready-made apps).

 

April 2017

Renewing the project info-stand  with the material based on the second project meeting in Italy.

 

April 17th-May 31st 2017

Working at eTwinning: arranging the materials about the first Field Trip (photos, videos, summary, descriptions of the tasks).

 

May 2017

  • Organising exhibitions of students' works at schools (inspired by a field trip).
  • Evaluation of the 1st project year: Filling in the teachers’ and students’ feedback questionnaires.
  • Start of contributing the multilingual eBook, contributions are in English and in national language, text, sound recordings of nature, drawings, photos or videofilms.
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