Creative Learning in Action

Fossils – Witnesses of Time

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In their project Tiger class (4th year) learned in the subject lessons about fossils that are witnesses of our geological history. First, we worked together on the formation of the fossils and got to know different species. Then a fossil expert came to us in the class and brought many, great and interesting exhibits. The best we liked was the huge mammoth tooth, the shark tooth, which showed us that sharks used to grow up to 20m. Some of us were also very excited about the dinosaur eggshell. Finally, everyone…read more

Autumn – An exciting time

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The pupils of the Dragon Class visit school since August. They are six and seven years old and experienced with their teachers a special time of the year: autumn. We set our focus on two aspects of autum: “Apple” and “Hedgehog”. The Apple We learned about the inside of the apple. We sang the apple song together. We created apples with worms. We crafted apple lanterns. The Hedgehog We sang a song about the little hedgehog. We crafted hedgehogs with our handprints. We learned about a hedgehogs year.

Dinosaurs

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In our project – first and second class – we made a journey to the dinosaurs, the biggest animals ever.  Arrived in the dinosaur time, we watched a movie about the behaviour and live of these exciting animals. Afterwards we designed a dinosaur landscape in a shoebox and got to know some species better.  

A journey to the ancient Greece

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In our project we made a journey to the ancient Greece with its famous buildings, stories, gods and goddesses just like “Zeus” or “Athene”.   Arrived in the ancient time, we created mosaics. The pupils had the possibility to choose whether they wanted to create a turtle, an owl or different kind of amphoras.   Later we talked about the famous gods and goddesses of the Olympus and other characters of the Greek mythology. The pupils listened to stories about Zeus, Athene, Hades and Medusa. Then they made some own figures of…read more

From Cubism to Pop Art – Art in different times

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In our project week on the subject of time, we worked on the subtopic “Art in different times – the 19th century”. First, we learned more about the artist’s life and the works of Keith Haring and Pablo Picasso. We also dealt with the epochs of Cubism and Popart. Then we became artists ourselves and painted pictures of Keith Haring on canvas and modeled Picasso faces.

A look into the Middle Ages

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In our project week we traveled to the time of the Middle Ages. Firstly, we located the Middle Ages on a timeline. The knights were fascinating us in particular since we learned something about their training and the everyday life of a knight. Moreover, we watched a short movie about the process of building a castle and also what living in a castle during this era meant. Afterwards we built a castle made out of cardboard. Finally, the project days ended with a tasty knight’s meal.

It’s my time

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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

Stone Age

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During our project week titeled „time“ we traveled back in time to stone age. Most pupils had a hard time imagining how long the stone age lasted in the history of human life. Using the visual tool of a long rope with special marks representing various stages through human history helped them to get a better idea. The children the learned about the various parts of the stone age. Together we created a poster for each of the three stone age periods. Showcased were the changes in human development, housing…read more

Living and working in the first half of the 20th century

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In our project week on the topic of time we visited the home town in Ibbenbüren. There we could first see many things from the lives of the people of yesteryear: clothes, telephones, typewriters, books and much more. After that we were shown old agricultural machines. We also saw how wooden shoes were made in the old days. The most interesting thing was the day we made ropes together like in the old days. We were allowed to take the rope to school afterwards. We were able to experience how…read more

The Time of Coal Mining Is Ending

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During Janusz-Korczak-Schule’s project days around the time topic, also the eighth class did some interesting work. The pupils had a look at the history of coal mining in Ibbenbüren, our school town. Ibbenbüren is one of the last two places in Germany where hard coal has been mined. At the end of 2018 the mining of coal is ending in Germany and therefore in Ibbenbüren, too. The pupils created a presentation on Prezi in which history and presence of coal mining are shown. They also made a Powerpoint presentation about…read more