Autumn gives us so many beautiful scenes of vibrant colours and textures! So to bring the outside into our classrooms for Autumn week, Grade 4 decided to take a moment to capture the season by creating a landscape which was decorated using the italica handwriting that we’ve been working on so far this term. The children loved working closely together, snuggled up on the floor making their mark collectively, which resulted in a stunning piece of art work. We thought that hanging it outside the dining room would be a good place to show it off to the rest of the school. We were delighted to discover that it had inspired some Grade 1 children to have a go at making their own pictures with letters, who took a trip upstairs to Grade 4 to show us their work.
Grade 4A teacher
As our Netball module has begun so has the interest of our Middle School students. While there are many new rules and regulations to learn the students have taken to it like ducks to water. They have applied many of the concepts we used in the buildup games that have many similarities to the sport. While not typically played in Italy we are hoping to create some interest and awareness about this wonderful sport.
Kicking off the year’s “hero” theme for elementary assemblies at UIS, the Grade 5 students presented a time travel adventure to meet Human Rights heroes like Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Malala. Each spoke about their dreams, struggles, and hopes for the world. Even Batman and Spiderman, who turned up assuming they were the featured heroes to be celebrated, learned some important lessons about how each of us can contribute in our own homes, schools, and neighborhoods, to carry forth the strong ideas of these inspirational figures.
In the words of the actors themselves:
“Martin Luther King had a dream of black and white children playing together, with all families living in fair housing, with the freedom to follow their dreams.” (Riccardo)
“Nelson Mandela dreamed of a world with no racial segregation, no separation based on the color of skin.” (Edoardo)
“Malala stands for education and rights for all girls and women.” (Ginevra)
Grade 5 teacher
Research shows that sensory stimulation is critical in the first few years of life. Over the past few weeks, the Pre-Nursery children have participated in a range of Autumn inspired sensory experiences. The children have used their senses to explore pine cones, chestnuts and Autumn leaves. They explored different sized pumpkins; first, they had fun washing them, then they discovered the pulp and the seeds. The children experimented with ears of corn and paint to make interesting patterns and marks. They also observed pomegranate seeds and quickly learnt that by crushing them with our fingers we can make interesting red marks.
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Quest’anno The Udine International School ha intrapreso un grande progetto al fine di rendere la nostra scuola “più Green”. Grazie ad un’idea, nata dalle menti attente e innovative del Green Committee, le classi delle elementari e medie si sono impegnate nella preparazione dell’orto scolastico. In questa prima settimana gli studenti sono stati guidati dalle insegnanti nella pulizia e preparazione del terreno, e, nonostante i giorni di pioggia, una buona parte del lavoro è stata già portata a termine. I bambini amano fare lezione all’aria aperta, tenere le mani impegnate e scoprire i segreti che la terra e la natura hanno da insegnare…
Continuate a seguire gli sviluppi di questo nostro piccolo angolo verde anche negli articoli del dipartimento di inglese e, se volete, aiutateci portando a scuola vecchi vestiti o attrezzi che a casa non usate più!
One of the challenges when teaching Science is to find ways, other than experiments, to make the work practical. Recently Grade Seven were set the problem of making three-dimensional models of the digestive system. All the students chose ‘poster’ versions of their models, hanging them on the wall. Some are more successful than others! This week we have developed the theme of digestion a little further, and the students are investigating ‘alien visitors’ or parasites of the digestive system. Nice! We have seen a marked improvement in the washing of hands since the start of this unit.
Last week the Nursery 3 children came together to celebrate the first birthday in our class. It would have been like any other birthday, except for the fact that the one turning 3 years old was our special soft toy called Lupo Mannaro (a toy werewolf)!
From singing ‘happy birthday’ in different languages, to sitting together eating cake and celebrating the joy and fun of a birthday, our students had their first chance to get the feel of what happens at school on the day of their birthday. By understanding that everyone has, as we called it, their ‘special day,’ we not only acknowledged diversity but also allowed ourselves to dream and let our imagination take the lead through fantasy play… And the party was a blast!
Eccoli i nuovi studenti di Grade 6! Sono vivaci, propositivi e proiettati con il giusto entusiasmo all’anno scolastico appena iniziato. Molteplici attività e un programma corposo e variegato li attendono: dalla grammatica all’analisi dei testi in antologia, dallo svolgimento del tema settimanale alla lettura dei tanto attesi miti e poemi epici. Non mancheranno inoltre gli approfondimenti e i momenti di confronto.
I primini della Middle School sono tanti, 31 in tutto, e per la prima volta dalla nascita della The Udine International School, sono divisi in due sezioni. E’ questa la novità! Sintomo di una scuola che sta crescendo, non solo sul piano numerico, ma anche a livello qualitativo, attenta alla didattica e alla formazione dei suoi allievi.
Sono orgogliosa di aver preso in carico entrambe le seste e, con lo stesso entusiasmo dei miei studenti, sono pronta anch’io ad un ricco e mi auguro fruttuoso anno! In bocca al lupo ragazzi!
In Grade 2 this term, we have been comparing the past and present. We started with things we know a lot about, such as what we do, what we eat and what we play with.
We talked with our families, about why learning about the past is important and shared these ideas in class, which was a great discussion. We also asked our parents to share toys that they used to play with. Some Mums and Dads still had some of their toys!
We enjoyed seeing these toys from the past and other items that people shared from the past and it has really helped us to see real things and compare them with modern things.
We would be really happy if anybody else has some interesting things from the past to show us!
Ms Katharine Knott