Creative Learning in Action

What a wonderful week

Posted by in Community, Uncategorised

Hello Everybody, I want to say thank you to Conxi, Mireia, Marina and all the other people in the school fo Lleida who were our hosts this week and made me feel so welcomed. And I want to say thank you to the whole group. It was a great pleasure to work together, to listen to your presentations and to develop our project. And of course it was wonderful to spend time with all of you and feel how friendship grows up. Greetings to all of us who have stayed…read more

It’s my time

Posted by in Time, Topics, Uncategorised

For most people leisure is the most joyful time of their life because they are allowed to decide on themselves how to spend this time. But for autistic children leisure seems to be a very exhausting time because it demands abilities they often didn`t develop yet. The result is that many of our pupils spend their leisure time in school with always the same activity or just doing nothing. The project work in the Rocket Class on the theme “Time” is about improving the quality of leisure time for our…read more

Heinrich-Böll-Schule tries new ways of planning

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Our project group came together for planning our new theme in September. For trying out new planning ideas we took some time to find some free associations about “time”. Therefore we listened to calm music and let our thoughts and ideas flow while walking around and reading different time-headlines (click on the image below to read them, too 🙂 ). We wrote down our thoughts without thinking about limitation of reality. In the next step we talked to our colleagues about our interests. What can we imagine to realise in…read more

Lots of water and a little bit of fire

Posted by in Elements, Topics, Uncategorised

The dog class investigated the topic elements with the focus on water as an essential element of life. During the first part of the teaching unit the pupils learned that there is a crucial difference between fresh water and salt water. In addition they acquired knowledge about the different animals and plants that live either in the ocean or in lakes. The highlight was the second experimental teaching unit with water. The pupils made many different physical experiments to answer the following questions: – Which items can swim and which…read more

Three exciting days

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The Tiger-Class decided to work with the elements water and earth (sand). After a very stressful time in class we enjoyed to plan 3 project days. On the first day we’ve spent the morning at the public pool. As a highlight we were able to organize the slide to open up. The children really enjoyed it. Later we worked in art with brickearth that the children were able to find in our schoolgarden. They shaped cars, boats and lots of different things. Later they wrote little cards about their objects…read more

Volcanoes in Frechen

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In art lessons, the students of the polar bear class used papier-mâché and color to create their own volcano. In an experiment with baking soda, vinegar and red food coloring we created a volcanic eruption by a chemical reaction. That was impressive and exciting. Bianca, the teacher, found this idea in the posts of our Portuguese friends and used it for her class. Thank you for giving us the good idea :)!

Visiting a biotope

Posted by in Elements, Topics

The Rocket Class went on an excursion to a biotope and studied animals and plants which live in the element of water. Unfortunately it was the only cold day during the last six weeks and frogs, turtles and dragonflies hid themselves somewhere under water. But the pupils saw a lot of small water animals, smelled at herbs, asked questions about insects, bees and under water growing plants. Again they experienced that water, earth, air and light (from the fire of the sun) belong together and make life possible. With this…read more

Perception in a silent atmosphere

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The Rocket Class startet the work on each element with a short meditative situation. Stopp talking and listening to beautiful music made them able to perceive the elements without the influence of other persons. They tried to listen, to watch, to smell and to touch the elements. Afterwards they described their experience and practised the association of free ideas (without answering on a concrete question as they are used to). These situations seemed to be a little bit unfamiliar to the pupils in the beginning but they got used to…read more