Creative Learning in Action

Creative teachers make creative pupils

Posted by in Creative Curriculum, Topics, Uncategorised

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

Salvador Dali – The dissolute time

Posted by in Time, Topics, Uncategorised

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

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.

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

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 :)!