Creative Learning in Action

Creating Weather Boxes

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What kind of ‘weathers‘ are there? How do they look like? And: How can the weather be depicted in a box?These are the questions the Lion Class did wonder about in April. First, we thought about question number one in class. After that, every child painted a picture of some weather phenomenon they chose. There were rainbows, thunderstorms and wild waves at a beach. With this concept drawing, our next step was to design a box (an old shoe box). Every child could use all their creativity and a lot…read more

Weather, Weather, Weather

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And here we show the work on weather in the Elephant-class (2nd year): Rain gauge In order to study the weather and to be able to measure the precipitation of the weeks per day, we have built a rain gauge. For this we used old plastic bottles and set up in our school biotope. Weather massage Experience the weather as a massage – that is possible, too! We have worked out a movement with our hands for every weather condition. So we could massively massage the back of our front…read more

How is the weather?

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“How is the weather?”… This was the question Rocket class dealt with in Speech and Language and English classes. We learned weather terms in German and English and practised to pronounce them properly. We watched little films and listened to the voices of native speakers. We practised the dialog: “How is the weather…?” “It is…” with different games. We also practised looking at our dialog partners while speaking with them. Pupils chose a weather, painted it on the board and asked their classmates: “How is the weather?” We watched an…read more

Sounds and weather music

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Rocket class went on working on the topic weather. We experienced that there is very loud weather like storm, heavy rain or thunderstorm. On the other side there is also very silent weather like fog, silent rain or sun. We got to know a lot of music instruments, tried them out and chose an instrument and a way how to play it for each weather phenomenon. We played games with these sounds and finally we created sound stories and made music together. Then the pupils experienced that listening is an…read more

All around the weather in Dragon class

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We decorated our classroom fitting the topic “weather”. Every morning a different child set our weather clock. Our weatherman leads through the lessons. We got to know a lot about wind. We know the difference between a tornado and a hurricane and drew pictures about it. We had a lot of fun during the “tornado in a glass” experiment. We coloured and crafted pinwheels in arts class. It was fun to  try pout the pinwheels. We were allowed to take our pinwheels home. We listened to a book text about…read more

The weather is going crazy again

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Das Wetter, das Wetter spielt wieder mal verrückt! Man könnte verzweifeln, wenn man hinauf zum Himmel blickt. Wir hätten so gerne ein bisschen Sonnenschein! Wie kann man nur so launisch wie das Wetter sein! The weather, the weather is going crazy again! You could despair when you look up at the sky. We’d so like a little sunshine! How can you be as moody as the weather! The rocket class started working on the weather topic with a big  artwork and music project. We learned a weather song and practised…read more

Some time ago

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It is already some time ago (December 2018), when the teachers of the Erasmus-group of our school met for their very first creative staff meeting. We took the good example of the Dales School and tried out if staff meetings like this could fit to our school, too. The topic was “Weather” but we it didn’t deal with lesson preparation but with fun and creativity all around the theme. Groups of 3 or 4 teachers got the task to create a performance of one aspect of weather. They should do…read more

Dinosaurs Experts

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During the topic “Time” the Dragon class (first year) has worked on a big dinosaurs project and pupils became real dinosaurs experts. Teachers decorated the whole classroom with big photos of dinosaurs. They brought books and toys  about the topic, which were available for the pupils all time. It was very exciting to put “dinosaur eggs” into water and wait for their hatching. In arts we glued dinosaurs onto landscapes and got an impression of the archaic world long long ago. We also crafted dinosaurs out of paper plates and…read more

How was the school 100 years ago?

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The students of the astronaut class worked in the science course on the topic: “How was the school 100 years ago?“. At the beginning of the course we studied old timetables from 100 years ago and compared them with ours. Furthermore we compared the school rules of that time with our school rules and found a lot of differences. We had a lot of fun doing the practical exercises with pen and ink. We have learned how to write on slate writing boards with slate pencils. We have also tried…read more

Salvador Dali – The dissolute time

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In art lessons, the students of the tiger class created a 3D image from a shoebox on the theme “The dissolute time” by Salvador Dali. First of all, the artist and his picture were introduced. Thereafter, the students together thought about how you could transform the image into a 3D image. A white shoebox, water color, a small piece of wood, paper and polymer clay were used for the implementation. First, the cardboard was painted, then a piece of paper glued into the box and finally kneaded the watches from…read more