Creative Learning in Action

Project finishes but Creative Curriculum goes on

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The project is finished – but the work on creative curriculum continues! We look back on two intensive, exciting, interesting, innovative, stimulating and above all creative years. All participants were able to develop further, take up ideas and pass them on, creatively design the curriculum and create diverse learning processes for all students. All participants had the opportunity to take some impressions from the partner schools with them. Everyone could also learn a lot of interesting things about the partner schools’ countries. We experienced the european thought for ourselves. All…read more

Creative Learning is going on

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Something dramatic happened to Dragon Class. A teacher got kidnapped by pirates. The pupils had to solve a lot of challenges to get her back. They listened to pirate stories to learn about their live circumstances. They created telescopes to find them. And then… they got letters from Captain Jack who wanted them to do a lot of very difficult things: they had to build ships, which won’t sink, they had to design pearl chains, they had to knead pirate figures, they had to run as fast as they could,…read more

Creative teachers make creative pupils

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After the creative staff meeting in June pupils and teachers of the Heinrich-Böll-Schule now worked all together on their new school rules for a whole week. All over the school you could see creative pupils playing and exploring, painting and designing, acting and singing, cooking and serving, cleaning and clearing. In this way they internalized the new school rules very intensively. Pupils and teachers have had a lot of fun and we could experience the basic assertion of the project with the whole community: Creative teachers make creative pupils. The…read more

A lot of activities about “Flight”

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This summer the astronauts class dealt with the topic „flying“. During the first half of the lessons we learned a lot about the natural way of flying by studying different types of birds. A special highlight of the lesson was the visit of a falconer, where we could observe the birds in their natural habitat and experience the falcons hunting their prey. We even had the opportunity to touch the birds and especially courageous students could hold falcons on their arms. In the second half of the lessons we transferred…read more

Class 1/2 on the track of planes

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“Flying” was the theme of the upcoming project days within the framework of Erasmus. During the regular team meetings, we thought together about how we could work on this topic with the students as the students of class 1/2 need an action-oriented approach. In addition, many children in the class show great interest in airplanes and flying objects. Therefore the idea was born to visit the nearby airport Münster Osnabrück. In preparation and in order to stimulate pre-concepts among the students, we watched a child-friendly film about the airport which…read more

Another butterfly project

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Dragon class has worked on butterflies, too. First, we decorated our classroom with lots of butterflies. We crafted caterpillars and butterflies. We had a lot of books about the topic in our classroom. The raising of real butterflies was very exciting. Every morning a another pupil noticed changes in the cage. It was fun to let the butterflies fly in our school garden. In science class we talked about the anatomy of butterflies. We looked at the different butterflies on the dice and learned their names. We also learned what…read more

Butterfly experience for Frog-class-kids

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The Frog-class worked on butterflies as an example of insects. Pupils could observe the development of caterpillars to butterflies very exactly. In class we have had special rules during this time because caterpillars don’t like noise and need a lot of silence. For about three weeks pupils tried to answer themselves all questions they have had collected before, like “Do caterpillars and butterflies drink water?” “What do they eat?” “Do caterpillars have toes?” When all butterflies have emerged from their pupas we have had experienced an exciting time and had…read more

Project „FLIGHT“

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First of all our team made a mind map to let the ideas flow and find out what`s necessary to work and to know about the topic. Then we created a list with interesting things, activities and facts. The students made a list with ideas and wishes for school so that we could built a frame for the project. After checking all possibilities we decided to book a guided tour at our small airport in Münster- Osnabrück. At school the students learned a lot about the history of flying. To…read more

We fly!

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As we heard of our new Erasmus Theme “fly” for a project, we thought about our recent topic in science. In science, we just talked about the honeybee. In this context we first expanded our topic and made something to: How do bees and insects fly? Later in our weekly team meeting we made a brainstorm, what else belongs to the topic “fly” and what else could we do in our project. Because all the pupils in our class also have difficulties in learning, we tried to find something they…read more

A Presentation on flying Animals

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The nebenan project class also contributed to our project days. The pupils examined animals that can fly.  There are many flying animals. You can have a look at birds and insects, but even bigger animals have developed the ability to fly. Some animals are birds, but they can only walk like penguins and ostrichs. Insects like bees, flies and hornets are well known. Also butterflies or dragonflies can fly. The pupils of nebenan project class examined the variety of flying animals. They read in books and on the internet, watched…read more