Sunday, 30 November 2008

Traditional Slovak Christmas Cookies

Here you can find a receipe to traditional christmas cookies accompanied with some pictures:

Friday, 7 November 2008

here are some photos from the celebrations of our national festival "Independence Day"

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Lithuanian eTwinning Quality Label

I am glad to announce that our project is growing in recognition as Lithuania has received the eTwinning Quality Label. This way we will get an European Quality Label, which is one more reason to keep up the good work next school year.
All our students will be very pleased with this good news.
Thank you all.

Sunday, 29 June 2008

eTwinning Quality Label

I'm pleased to announce that our project has received the eTwinning Quality Label from the Portuguese National Support Service.

Considering that we are going to develop the project next school year, I think that all the participant countries could apply for the Quality Label. If 2 of these countries receive the Quality Label we will be granted an European Quality Label. Think about it. Our efforts may be rewarded by this recognition.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Classes are over

We would like to inform you that classes in Portugal are already over and our students are already planning their holidays.

I know that there were some difficulties with our project and that we didn't achieve everything we would like to.

But, there is still time to catch up. Next school year will be crucial for the presentation of the final results of the project.

I wish you all and your students a relaxing summer and all the best with your personal and professional goals.

From Portugal. António

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Traditional dance (Portugal)

Our students are already taking their first steps. Watch them performing at our Environment Day party.

Monday, 26 May 2008

Easter eggs from Slovakia

I know it is a bit late for Easter eggs, but I like them so much.

Saturday, 24 May 2008

hello everybody
I want you to listen to our national anthem. It sounds very patriotic. you have the english text also to understand it better.
Polish National Anthem + English Subtitles

Friday, 23 May 2008

Trditional song from Galicia-Spain (II)

Dulce Pontes (Portugues), Carlos Núñez (Galiciam)& The Chieftains (Irish) playing a popular Galiciam song "A virxe de Guadalupe", "Guadalupe's Virgim"

Traditional song from Galicia (Spain)

Carlos Nuñez (Galiciam) & The Chieftains (Irish) playing de most popular Galiciam song "A muiñeira de Chantada"

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

A song from Lithuania

Aurelija has sent us a wonderful song. You can listen to it on eTwinning.

Don't forget to send your search on traditional songs and dances.

See you soon.

Monday, 28 April 2008

Easter in Lithuania





Saturday, 19 April 2008

eTwinning label

I hadn't had the opportunity of putting our latest label in this blog.
So, here it is, with all the 12 countries involved.
Congratulations and keep up the good work.

Monday, 31 March 2008

Hello from Denmark

Finally the children from Denmark joined in :-)
They have been quite busy with a major theater project and the recording of a CD, which we hope to receive soon.
You can read about us at the eTwinning forum.
We are working on a presentation of our country and culture.
It has been very interesting to read your presentations and learn about your schools and culture- very motivating for the children!

Greetings from Henriette, Denmark

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Greetings from Slovenia!

Slovenia is a very small country with only 2 million people. In year 1991 we separated from Yugoslavia. Our country its small but diverse. We have beautiful mountains, lakes, blue-green rivers, a little bit of coast, very famous Carst (Kras) with the one of the biggest cave in Europe, vineyards with very good vine. They say Slovenia its a very well hidden secret. But now more and more tourist are coming to explore that beauty and kindness of our people.
Slovenia has two major towns. Ljubljana is our capital city and Maribor is the place where we have our music school situated.
Our school is something special because we all are musicians and we love music. This builds a strong bond between us. The name of our school is SREDNJA GLASBENA IN BALETNA ŠOLA MARIBOR. Our students are generally 6-18 years old, and we run an art gymnasium for those who are preparing for university studies. They regularly perform with our orchestras, participate and experience success in both national and internationalcompetitions, and are contracted for performances outside of school.
We also host masterclasses that are conducted by music teachers from around Europe. Apart from instrumental classes, we also teach ballet and singing.

Life on our school its very different from normal schools. We have to practice our instruments all the time and so we spent a lot of our time in the school. All of the students have there own teacher who teaches them how to play there instrument and how to create music.
We are looking forward to make this project come true. We will tell you all about our traditions and will get to know yours.

Petra Dobnikar

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Gabriela Bajtošová

Or newest member is from Slovakia. Welcome, Gabriela!

Keep up the good work.

Friday, 7 March 2008

The next step

Hello all eTwinning partners.

We are now moving to the next step. Some of you have already sent to our eTwinning Virtual Space some presentations about your schools and you country. We just loved it!
Now it's time to present our traditional dances and songs. We are looking forward to know what's typical of each country.

See you soon.

Monday, 25 February 2008

Hello from Denmark

I'm glad and excited to be a part of this project, and we here in Denmark are looking forward to learn about you all :-)

Pictures from our school - Portugal

Here you can see some pictures of our school. Just click on them to zoom.

Sunday, 24 February 2008

New eTwinning Label

As we count with a new member, here's the latest eTwinning label.

Denmark has joined us

Today is a special day because we have a new member in the team.
Denmark has joined us and we would like to welcome our friend Henriette Lenler.
Very soon we'll have the first presentations of our partners schools ready.
Let's keep up the good work.

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

News from Lithuania

Our partner school from Lithuania has sent us a wonderful PowerPoint presentation. Enjoy it!

Matas Dirginčius, form 5c
teacher Aurelija Dirginčienė
Siauliai “Juventa” Basic School
(Naudotos nuotraukos iš šeimos archyvo)

•My school has steady traditions every year to celebrate Pancake Day.
•We make preparations for this festival in advance - we need to make masks! (1)

•The fourth formers are trying papier-mache technique.
The first formers start from the simple technique but safely one. (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Essentially we have educational lesson in “Aušros” museum where we get lots of new knowledge about Shrove Tuesday. (7)

•Shrove Tuesday is a very old festival known in all Europe. The main thing is to chase away winter and to encourage spring to set in. (8, 9)

We enjoy being at the museum. There are lots of masks here! How interesting is to try them on, to imagine how people celebrated this festival 50 years ago! (10, 11)

At last we have Pancake Day! It comes not only in the city but to my school, too!

Porker and Cannabic’s fight. Who will win? It knows even the first former – stronger is Cannabic! (12)

Winter, winter, cheese from the yard! Of course, we don’t wait for midnight and burn More. (13)

•Now we’re going to eat pancakes.
•And… we’re waiting for slightly lingered SPRING!


Friday, 1 February 2008

Hello! from Galicia- Spain

These days in our school "CEIP de Vilar de Barrio" we are celebrating Carnival ("Entroido" in Galician). These are our traditional masks and costumes.

Friday, 18 January 2008

Hi Petra!

It's nice to know that this eTwinning team is also joining this Blog. Our colleague from Slovenia, Petra Dobnikar, has joined us on this space. We are now waiting for Lisa Jones, from Wales, and Zhivka Zaharieva from Bulgaria.

I would like to ask everybody to participate on the forum entitled Planning on our eTwinning Virtual Space.

Don't be afraid of contacting me if there is any doubt about the next steps you have to make. Our students are waiting and we are going to have a good time sharing our knowledge and experiences.

See you soon.

Friday, 4 January 2008

Fado - Portugal

I know that it's still too early but I would like you to watch one of today's most important portuguese singers of fado - our traditional song.

Click on and enjoy.


Dear colleagues,

As our group is almost complete, I think that we should decide how we are going to develop the project. My proposal is this:

* From January to June 2008

Let’s get to know each other: all the participant schools are going to prepare a small presentation of the group, the school, the location and country – till the end of February.
Our traditions: all the participant schools are going to prepare a presentation about their national traditions in what concerns dances and songs – till the end of April.
Clothes and instruments – all the participant schools are going to prepare a presentation about the traditional clothes and instruments that are used in their countries.

* From September 2008 to May 2009

All the participant schools are going to choose 2 traditional songs and record them - They’ll create audio files and have them ready till the end of December.
All the participant schools are going to rehearse, and record on Video, 2 traditional dances till the end of April.
All the work will be gathered in a digital support and shared amongst the participant schools.

This is just a group of ideas. We have a forum on eTwinning to discuss the way we want to develop our project. I’m counting on you. See you soon.

eTwinning label

Once again ... the eTwinning label. Our partner from Slovenia was added.

Slovenia has joined us

We're happy to announce that our team can count with Slovenia.

Welcome Petra Dobnikar.

Lithuanian partner school

Welcome Aurelija and Asta from Lithuania.

Aurelija Dirginciene

Asta Butkiene