We have already posted about our wonderful outdoor lessons. However, unfortunately during the lesson students from Estonia faced one particularly sad problem - rubbish. The part where the lesson took place was full of litter and it was really frustrating.
That is why as soon as we came back to school, we decided to conduct a lesson, devoted to the solution of the problem. Due to modern technology and our wonderful Robotics club teacher we managed to find a brilliant solution - robotic vacuum cleaner!
Our concept model was aimed at huge territories such as streets, parks, gardens, etc.
And we think we managed to cope with it pretty well!
This Autumn we continued working on the project and cooperation and decided to share our experience too.
As the concept of our project is OUTDOOR learning, we conducted lessons outside school buildings.
The lessons were devoted to our surroundings and closely related to our school curricular activities.
Special materials were also worked out for the lessons to make it more interesting and educative for the children.
And of course we had to introduce our countries to each other. We prepared KAHOOT games about our countries and played with our students, because we are convinced that the most amusing and effective way to learn something is to get challenged!
Here are the links to the KAHOOT games:
We also wanted to share some traditions and customs, celebrated by our countries.
We have also created a worksheet to share our traditions and celebrations that are held in Spring.
The next task was devoted to Physics.
This subject is very difficult in our school curricula and we have to make it clear and life-relevant as much as possible. The table, compiled by our Latvian colleagues gave us a great overview about the things we do not pay attention to, but face very often.
Here are the tables completed by our students and initial worksheet too. Also, planned to be used this year.
After the visit to Estonia in November it was decided to continue cooperation in various fields and enlarge the number of spheres for our teamwork.
We agreed to create an eTwinning project called NATURE OF LANGUAGE in order to combine such subjects as languages and science (Physics and Biology). Our teachers from Lithuania and Latvia created the tables for observation of our local nature, as well as flora and fauna. The result of the eTwinning project was supposed to be Russian language lesson for Lithuanin students with participation of the partners.
Unfortunately, due to the virus and difficult circumstances, our idea has undergone some significant changes. First of all, because of the global lockdown we were unable to travel and had to complete our observation from our homes and via online lessons.
Still, we managed to observe local natures and complete the data.
Here you can find the initial table that we are going to use this Spring during our English lessons in 8th grade.
On the 12th of November the partner countries are going to have an online lesson. The sixth graders are going to learn about the topic "Water Circulation".
The last day of an international project in Tallinn. The partner countries discussed the activities and evaluated their usefulness. The forthcoming visit to Lithuania was also discussed.
The day began with an observational Russian language lesson. The lesson was held with 2nd grade students. Children learned grammar and performed a task with a special program, used tablets. The lesson was interactive, interesting, well worth the attention.
During the second lesson there was a collaborated lesson from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. A physical education lesson was organized for the 5th grade students, during which the children learned traditional dances and plays of the Baltic States. The children enjoyed the lesson, were active in sports. They were joking, and enjoying their achievements. The day ended by making cookies during the lesson from an Estonian gymnasium teacher.
The project coordinators introduced the participants to the gymnasium specialist team - special educator and social educator. An interesting discussion was held on the activities of these specialists in schools in Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.
Also, the guests from Lithuania and Latvia presented their lessons. Latvians lead physics lesson, Lithuanians biology. Everything went smoothly, the children became interested and actively participated in activities.