24 december, 2009

Christmas customs in European countries

Today was the last day of school before Christmas holidays, so we didn't have regular lessons. Our classrooms are decorated and Santa has already received all our letters (at least we hope so). So today our two teachers Petra Fošnarič and Stanka Veršič presented how Christmas is celebrated in Spain, Poland, Italy, Cyprus and Portugal. We have seen videos of choir boys dancing Los Seises in Seville, children calling out the winning numbers in Spanish Christmas national lottery, Zampognari playing bagpipes next to nativity scenes in Italy, Portuguese "janeiras" and Cypriot "kalandas". We listened to stories of Befana, Kallikantzaroi and the Three Wise Men. We sang Feliz Navidad and we had a Christmas auction where we checked our newly acquired knowledge of Christmas traditions in the countries of our partner schools.

Merry Christmas everyone!

18 december, 2009

Comenius Christmas tree

Christmas is getting closer and closer and we can already feel its spirit at our school. Namely, today we have set up our Christmas tree. But this isn't just another Christmas tree that you can see in every house. It's a very special Comenius Christmas tree! When decorating the tree, we thought of our friends at our partner schools in Spain, Poland, Portugal, Cyprus and Italy. In classes we made ornaments representing typical things from our friends' countries with the help of our teachers. We've learnt that in Spain, women used folding fans to keep themselves cool; in Poznan, Poland, there are two legendary goats that come out of a clock at midday everday at the main square; Portuguese eat a lot of fish, the Italian like pasta and in Cyprus the kolokoui was a homemade container for water or wine. We really enjoyed the creative atmosphere and had a lot of fun today.

06 december, 2009

Schools' meeting in Sevilla, Spain


The 2nd meeting of schools in the Comenius partnership took place from 29th November to 3rd December. Our host was Colegio Antonio Gala in Dos Hermanas, which is about 15 kilometers from Sevilla. During this meeting we have learnt a lot about school life in Spain, we discussed our past activities and made plans for the coming activities until our next meeting. Each visiting school prepared and presented Christmas customs in their own country. Thus Spanish students learnt about Christmas in Slovenia, heard some Slovenian Christmas carols and even tried our traditional Christmas cake called potica.
During our visit to Spain we tried typical Spanish food and drinks. We also did some sightseeing in Sevilla and Ronda and thus learnt a little bit about their history and culture. Spanish students surprised us with their openness, curiosity and singing and dancing flamenco.

Take a look at Slovenian Christmas ppt presentations, which were shown in Dos Hermanas.

Božič v Sloveniji

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Christmas in Slovenia - 5th class

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Christmas in Leskovec

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