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HUPE newsletter No. 16 on Moravice branch school Vijest ima dokument u privitku

If take a look at the latest issue of HUPE newsletter, you will find inside two articles connected to our school. The first one is about an Erasmus+ project named EduCATe while the second one deals with European Day of Languages done in our own unique way.

If you're willing to read more, there's HUPE newsletter No. 16 attached below.

 

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 13. 10. 2017. 17:23

Školske novine and EduCATe

In the issue 24-25 of the weekly educational newspaper 'Skolske novine' an article on EduCATe was published and the whole project was introduced to the teachers of Croatia.

Thank you, Skolske novine!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 3. 10. 2017. 18:17

About EduCATe in new edition of Pogled kroz prozor

Dear all!

If you want to read more on EduCATe and the 7-day professional development in France, click on the link below which will take you to Pogled kroz prozor website.

Thank you to Pogled kroz prozor and all the enthusiastic people on the board!

 

https://pogledkrozprozor.wordpress.com/2017/09/30/educate-nenasilno-rjeavanje-sukoba-za-ucitelje/

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 1. 10. 2017. 18:01

European Day of Languages 2017 Vijest ima dokument u privitku

The European Day of Languages is celebrated on 26 September, as proclaimed by the Council of Europe on 6 December 2001, at the very end of the European Year of Languages (2001), which had been organised by the Council of Europe and the European Union. Its main goal is to encourage language learning across Europe.

Objectives:

♦alert the public to the importance of language learning as well as  intercultural understanding

♦promote linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe

♦encourage lifelong language learning in and out of school

We celebrate the European Day of Languages regularly at our school in Moravice by making posters, flags, presenting food from different countries, having recitations, etc.

But this year we opted for something different. There was a quiz organized at our school for the first time. The quiz Talk to me! consisted of 30 questions with four possible answers and all the questions had something to do with Europe. It was based on the notorious Who wants to be a Millionaire quiz. The music within the slides was from that quiz as well.

There were two teams of four students who competed against each other. The seven graders vs the eight graders. Each team had a buzzer of a different sound so that the judges can decipher which team pressed the buzzer first. It was 'First come, first served' way of answering. The faster team got a chance to answer first. In case of a wrong answer, the second team got a chance to win a point. There were questions to which none of the teams managed to give a correct answer, so the judges asked the audience consisted of all the students from the 5th to the 8th class to give a try. They did. And they managed to answer those questions! Well done!

 

Want to try­? Why not?!

 

Who is the longest reigning European monarch?

How do you say 'red wine' in Spanish?

And 'Yes' in Polish?

How many countries are there in Europe?

What nationality is Pope Benedict XVI?

Who gave voice to Puss in Boots in 'Shrek'?

 

Not that easy, isn't it? But it's worth a try.

 

There were two judges who monitored the buzzers, decided whether the given answers were correct or not and in the end summed all the correct answers to get the final score to pronounce the winning team.

 

This time the 8th graders were more successful than the 7th graders who weren't bad at all. The next year is definitely going to be theirs!

 

At the end of the quiz, the team who came second got silver medals specially made for the occasion and the certificates while the winners got gold medals and certificates as well.

 

Students had fun. They tested their knowledge. They learnt new things. And they made their English teacher so proud!

 

Wherever you go….whatever you do…just remember…

 

You are worth as many languages you speak!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 26. 9. 2017. 20:58

Terry Fox Run

On September 24th, 2017 you should have been in  Zagreb. Jarun, more precisely. Why? Because of the Terry Fox Run. You would have enjoyed it very much.

It's a very special occasion where people of all ages gather and run the Marathon of Hope. It is named after a young Canadian, Terrence Stanley 'Terry' Fox who was an athlete and a cancer research activist.  He had cancer and after losing a leg, he decided to raise money for cancer research by running east to west across Canada, having one artificial leg. Unfortunately, his cancer spread while running the Marathon of Hope so he needed to quit after 143 days and 5 373 km. Although he died of cancer, his legacy lives on. 

The first annual Terry Fox Run was held in 1981. And 18 years ago the first Croatian Terry Fox Run was held in the capital of Croatia, Zagreb. This year, it reached the age of majority and gathered 6000 people who ran the marathon for a good cause.

Well done, Zagreb! Well done, Croatia!

 

My students and I were invited to join the Run by Mr Mark Mocnaj, our Canadian guest and speaker from two years ago, but, unfortunately we couldn't go due to the problems of transport.

Still, I want to thank Mark for thinking of us and inviting us. It means a lot to both my students and me.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 24. 9. 2017. 19:19

Back to school

Dear students, best of luck in the new school year!  :: opširnije :: 


objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 4. 9. 2017. 17:15

Novi list on EduCATe

On 30th August 2017 Novi list, a Croatian daily newspapers wrote an article on 7-day training teachers from Primary school Ivan Goran Kovacic Vrbovsko participated in last month. The article was written by Mr Marinko Krmpotic who is always open for cooperation and supporting a great project such as that one.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 30. 8. 2017. 22:15

Profil-Klett on EduCATe

If you want to read more on a pilot programme EduCATe, which is actually an Erasmus+ programme, please click on the following link which will take you to Profil-Klett online platform:

https://www.profil-klett.hr/erasmus-projekt-educate-nenasilno-rjesavanje-sukoba-za-ucitelje

 

Thank you to all the people in Profil-Klett for recognized the value of the project!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 18. 8. 2017. 22:10

Erasmus+ poject: EduCATe - nonviolent conflict management for teachers

What exactly is EduCATe? Well, it is a 3-year project funded by the European Commission whose objective is to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence through teacher training. Six partners from all over Europe - the University of Gotheborg, Sweden, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, the Evens Foundation from Antwerpen, Belgium, the Center for Peace, Nonviolence and Human Rights from Osijek, Croatia, the Psycho-pedagogical Center for Peace from Piacenza, Italy and the Coordination for education to peace and nonviolence from Paris, France got together with an aim to create a teacher’s training programme in nonviolent conflict resolutions as well as to establish a European network of actors in nonviolent conflict management.

 

After meeting in Warsaw (Poland), which was organised by the Evens Foundation, six European partner organisations formed a transnational team with an intention to develop the intensity of their collaboration by combining each and everyone’s excellence in constructive and non-violent conflict management which led to the EduCATe project for which funds were approved in July 2015 by the European Commission.

 

 

Within the project, there was a 7-day long training on nonviolence organised for the teachers and educators from five partner countries: France, Sweden, Italy, Spain and Croatia. The training was held in a little picturesque place of Saint Antoine in France from July 10th to July 16th, 2017. 25 participants took part in the training full of lectures, workshops, discussions, acting and role play. We stayed in L'Arche de Saint Antoine, a historically significant place when it comes down to nonviolence. It was founded in 1948 by Lanza del Vasto, an activist in the nonviolent movement as well as Mahatma Gandhi's  disciple. While we were learning about the nonviolent conflict management during the training, in our free time we got a chance to see how a community life looks like and what each and every community member does for the community he/she lives in.

 

 

Each day introduced a specific topic regarding nonviolence which was presented through four lectures/workshops which participants actively took part in. The training was held by experienced trainers from partner countries who tried to make serious topics close to us and give us more to think about.  Annaline Sander and Tone Försund from Sweden, Cécile Berbeito from Spain, Elena Passerini from Italy as well as Lidija Obad and Katarina Kruhonja from Croatia held excellent workshops regarding the meaning of the conflict for each of us, conflicts in the classroom, the meaning of power and how it is dealt with within the classroom as well as conflict in community or society which was followed by an evaluation and feedback done by the participants.

 

The French team was represented by Catherine Steine, Géraldine Lamarche, Olivia Hilaire and Daniela Vieru while in the Spanish one were Berta Maristany, Mica Garau Lopez, Begoña Tebernero Redondo and Maria Rigol. The Italian team consisted of Maria Concetta Voro, Simona Pavesi, Elisa Sarchi and Giovanna Polidori while Sweden was represented by Anneli Merinen, Alicia Andersson and Joakim Itkes. Croatia was represented by three teachers from Primary school Ivan Goran Kovacic Vrbovsko, the same school which was given the Peace Building School Award for 2016 by the Center for peace, nonviolence and human rights from Osijek: Davorka Nekić, Viktoria Samsa and Barbara Turk Čop. The three teachers got a chance to meet colleagues from the other four countries as well as represent their school and many projects for which we are known and which are the reason for becoming the Peace Building School in 2016. We did not only represent our school but also the Center for peace, nonviolence and human rights from Osijek.

Besides for being one of the 25 participants, Christian Renoux is also the one behind the EduCATe project and he did everything to make us all feel welcome in his homeland as well as during the 7-day course. Thank you, Christian!

 

 

 

 

Apart from the educational part of the course, we also enjoyed the dance evening where we danced international dances from all over the world including the famous Croatian ring dance. We also enjoyed two celebrations of the Bastille Day, one in the community and the one in the village. Seven days flew by too fast, but we were left with knowledge, self-reflection, discussions, laughter and mutual bonding. 25 perfect strangers from the beginning of the story became friends at the end of the 7-day course and hope to stay in contact for as long as possible.

 

 

To finish the article in an appropriate way, I'll quote a great speaker of nonviolence Mahatma Gandhi:

 

 

' Be the change that you wish to see in the world.'

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 16. 8. 2017. 16:33

Brochure about the power of garlic Vijest ima dokument u privitku

Hope you enjoy our healthy brochure about the power of garlic and its use in everyday life. Made by pupils from Severin na Kupi and their teacher Jasmina Krakar.

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objavio: Jasmina Krakar  datum: 7. 6. 2017. 19:10

The School Bell No. 5 is out! Vijest ima dokument u privitku

Dear pupils, teachers, parents, grandparents, friends!

I am very happy to inform you that the School Bell No. 5 is out! Hope you like our pupils' writings and that you'll enjoy the reading.

A special thank you goes to my pupils for continuing the tradition of our own magazine written in English for the 5th year in the row! Bravo!

 

Teacher D.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 29. 5. 2017. 20:08

HUPE brings news on Peace School Prize 2016 Vijest ima dokument u privitku

The Croatian Association of Teachers of English (HUPE) published the new issue of HUPEzine. It's No 8 and there's an article inside it about our school as the Peace School Prize winner for 2016.

So have a look!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 25. 5. 2017. 21:02

HUPE newsletter No 14 brings 3 articles about our projects Vijest ima dokument u privitku

The new HUPE newsletter is out! What makes it more special than ever is the fact there are three articles in it about the projects carried out in our school. There are articles on Disneyland Dream, a project done by the 6th class and Winter Wonderland and Saint Patrick project done by the 7th class pupils.

The newsletter is attached to this news, so enjoy the good reading!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 26. 4. 2017. 08:05

Profil-Klett on our school being the Peace School Prize winner

On April 25 Profil-Klett published an article on our school receiving the Peace Prize 'Krunoslav Sukic' written by Davorka Nekić on its online platform.

Thank you, Profil-Klett and the editor Mihaela Blagaić Kišiček for supporting us and spreading the good news!

 

If you are interested, you may find and read the article on the following link:

https://www.profil-klett.hr/putevima-prijateljstva-mala-goranska-skola-dobitnica-mirotvorne-nagrade-krunoslav-sukic-2016

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 26. 4. 2017. 08:02

Školska knjiga on our school receiving the Peace Prize

On April 24 Školska knjiga published an article on our school receiving the Peace Prize 'Krunoslav Sukic' written by Davorka Nekić on its online platform.

Thank you, Školska knjiga and the editor Sanja Ivoš for supporting us and spreading the good news!

 

If you are interested, you may find and read the article on the followiung link:

 

https://www.skolskiportal.hr/clanak/7423-mala-goranska-skola-dobitnica-mirotvorne-nagrade-krunoslav-sukic-2016-/

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 26. 4. 2017. 07:56

Ocean quiz by the 6th graders

Since we covered the topic of five oceans and many interesting details regarding them came up during the lecture, the 6th graders were given a task to make a quiz on oceans. The only rule was that whatever they decide to ask it needs to be connected to oceans (one way or another). So they were divided into three groups and each group presented its quiz while the members of other two groups answered. Some had questions without given answers (which was quite challenging for all of us) while others had a/b/c/d or T/F option.

They were quite good in answering the questions.

Thumb up for all three teams!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 25. 4. 2017. 20:10

7th class presents their quizzes on Zadar and Šibenik

Since we covered the topic of Dubrovnik titled 'The Pearl of the Adriatic' in our coursebook, the 7th class pupils were given a task to make their own quiz. They were divided into two groups and each group got its topic. So, while one covered Zadar, others covered Šibenik. The quizzes were done in Powerpoint and while some questions were good, others were amazing...and a bit tricky. To some even, the teacher didn't know the answer. But that was the point - for all of us to learn something we didn't know before regarding those two beautiful Croatian cities.

A big applause for both teams!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 24. 4. 2017. 20:04

Happy Easter!

A very happy Easter from the pupils of Nikola Tesla Primary school in Moravice!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 12. 4. 2017. 10:34

Vanja Vučinić presenting English projects

On April 11 our school had to represent our projects which made us the Peace school for 2016. Students represented projects in which they participated.

The projects in English (United in Diversity, Penpals, Step Afrika and Migrants: Then and Now) were presented by Vanja Vučinić, a 7th class pupil from Moravice.

Not to think that Vanja was alone there. Becuase she wasn't. The rest of the Magnificent Four was there, too. 

A big thank you to my girls - Valentina Alinčić, Mirjam Golik, Roberta Vučinić and Vanja Vučinić - for sharing my enthusiasm and for putting up with me and my many, many ideas! I'm so very proud of you!

 

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 11. 4. 2017. 11:18

Have a bunnyful Easter!

The first class pupils had a blast making their own paper bunnies. There are not just any bunnies; they are the Easter bunnies.

Pupils made them out of coloured papers. First, they drew an oval shape for the head. Then they took another coloured paper which they used for making the ears. After the ears were done, they drew the eyes and glued a triangulary shaped nose to which they added the mouth. The made the whiskers out if the black paper.

The whole workshop took a lot of cutting, glueing and drawing. But it paid off! The bunnies were beautiful!

Happy Easter from Samanta, Ozren, Karlo J., Tamara, Karlo L., Darijan, Petra and teacher Davorka!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 11. 4. 2017. 10:23

Visiting Zlatna Greda and Nemetin

On April 9 we visited the Zlatna Greda estate on the borderline of Kopački rit, our famous and beautiful nature park. Our hosts took us on a stroll and showed us the beauty of nature. We could hear birds singing. We saw piglets and turtles. We enjoyed in the scent of nature and the sound of the water. We were one with nature which happens quite rarely.

Afer the stroll we had a workshop with our hosts on ways how to save the nature as well as on the sustainable development. Our students were very talkative and enjoyed the day spent in nature very much.

The next day our hosts took us to see the animal shelter for abandoned dogs in Nemetin. Udruga Pobjeda introduced the concept of the shelter as well as the importance of taking care of animals. Our students even got a chance to walk the dogs which, for them, was definitely the peak of the day.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 10. 4. 2017. 11:06

Vukovar - remembrance, hope, life

On April 8 we started our trip to Vukovar, the heroic city which was almost completely destroyed during the Civil War in the 1990s. Knowing that approximately 90% of Vukovar was completely destroyed and seeing it now, 25 years later...it gives you hope that people can do it united in their diversities!

The first part of our trip had everything to do with the Civil War, so we visited the Memorial Centre, the graveyard where all the soldiers and the civil victims of Vukovar are buried as well as notorious Ovčara which left us speechless. The visit to the Vukovar hospital was extremely emotional...in such a way that some couldn't even enter the dark, damp place where the wounded people, as well as the medical staff, spent the 100 days of the occupation of the city. There's still a huge hole in the ceiling as a reminder of a bomb (one of many) that was thrown on the Vukovar hospital.

Full of sorrow and not able to grasp all the destruction that took place there, we headed to the brighter side of Vukovar. The brighter side of the city upon the Vuka river is represented by the people gathered within the European House Vukovar and Mladi udruženi u miruSlađana Trbulin, Biljana Gaća, Ranka Kojčinović, Martina Uglik, Borislav Kovačević and Lazar Lemajić - thank you for having us and an even bigger thank you for sharing your stories with us and showing us that there's hope in Vukovar...hope that all people can and need to live in peace, united in all their diversities. There's no point in being a Croat...or a Serb...The only thing one needs to be is - a decent human being! As Siniša Glavašević said in 1991: 'The city - it is you!'

The great closure of our Vukovar adventure was a boat ride on the Danube river. And what a ride that was! The water bus (yeah, it's not a boat but the water bus, the one and only of its kind in Croatia!) has a very sweet name - Bajadera! And we had a very sweet ride!

If you ever get a chance to visit Vukovar, please do! Show your respect to all the victims of the Civil War and find that there's hope in better tomorrow when all people of Vukovar will stand united in their diversities!

Because...it's OK to be different! It makes you special and unique! So, let's be different!

 

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 8. 4. 2017. 17:34

Osijek, here we are!

On April 6th we headed for Osijek on an educational trip which was our award for winning the Peace prize 'Krunoslav Sukić' for 2016. We won the Peace prize in the category of Peace school. Upon arrival, we were greeted by our hosts - Nikolina Svalina, Miljenko Turniški, Branka Turniški, Iva Anić and Nena Arvaj. After settling in our rooms, we met with our hosts and introduced ourselves. After that, we took a tram ride to the city centre where we took a walk on the river bank. Not only did we enjoy the beautiful Drava river but we also saw statues of three Nobel Prize winners - Lavoslav Ružička, Vladimir Prelog and Josip Juraj Strossmayer. The fourth place at the square is empty...it's waiting for the fourth Nobel Prize winner from Osijek! We saw the museum of Slavonia as well as some beautiful old buildings. We came to the main square named after Ante Starčević, whose statue is also there. The most impressive building in Osijek is definitely the Cathedral which is amazing from the outside and from the inside. After a windy sightseeing, we came back to the dorm full of impressions of the city upon the Drava river.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 6. 4. 2017. 17:19

World Down Syndrome Day - it'sw OK to be different!

The World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated worldwide on March 21 every year. To show the support for those with an extra chromosome, people wear different socks. Different in patterns, size, colour. Why? Because being different is OK! Being different is beautiful!

The 7th class girls showed their support for those with that extra chromosome by wearing different socks. Their English teacher joined them as well.

 

Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

For the extra chromosome, give them some extra love!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 21. 3. 2017. 13:47

Happy Saint Paddy's Day!

Since we are huge fans of Ireland and everything Irish, we definitely celebrate Saint Patrick's Day every day. This one wasn't an exception! 

We talked and talked about what to do to make this Saint Paddy's Day special. And finally, we agreed that we could do lanterns. Green lanterns. Very green lanterns indeed!

So we began our lantern making process. What you need is a mason jar which needs to be cleaned thoroughly so the paint can be applied without any difficulties. We used a glittering green spray for mason jars and a golden one for the lids. We sprayed the jars green and later on, we added a bit of golden just to make them more magical. We left the jars and the lids to dry for a day. We found patterns with fairies which we cut very carefully because of the small pieces and then we glued them onto the surface of the jars from the outside. We put little lights inside of the jars and put the lids on. And the lanterns very done!

There was also a cake. A green cake...if you had any doubts about its colour. Roberta and her mom Goranka made it just for us. And they promised to do another one next year! So we are already looking forward to the next Saint Patrick's Day.

Dressed in green...with green lanterns and fairies and leprechauns...enjoying the green cake...listening to Irish folk music...we felt quite Irish!

Till next year...and another green idea....

 

May the sun shine, all day long,
everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!

 

Happy Saint Paddy's Day from the 7th class and me!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 17. 3. 2017. 19:10

5th International English Language Competition - English without borders Vijest ima dokument u privitku

On March 4th, 2017 the 5th International English Language Competiton - English without borders was held at our school in Moravice. The four 7th class students (Valentina Alinčić, Mirjam Golik, Roberta Vučinić and Vanja Vučinić) participated and gave their best to qualify for the state semi-finals which will be held on April 1st, 2017. The peak of the competition will definitely be the super finals which will be held in Jesolo, Italy. 

There were two parts of the competition - Reading which lasted for 35 minutes and Listening which lasted for 20 minutes. After finishing all the questions, they had to copy their answers to their answer sheets. They did it by colouring dots with answers they chose - A, B, C or D. Each of them had their own unique identification number which they had to write on their answer sheets. 

I filled in the attendance list which was put in an envelope together with their answer sheets and sealed with a special Hippo sticker.

Now we have wait for the results and we're very eager to see how did we do. It was our first time to participate in an event such as that one.

Regardless of the results, I wanted to say how very proud I am of my girls who keep to amaze me since the day I became their English teacher.

Girls, just remember:

Luck is for the lazy.

Success is for those who work hard.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 5. 3. 2017. 18:10

Our recycled piece of art Vijest ima dokument u privitku

The 8th class pupils did a text on the recycled art represented by artists such as Strati, Dahlsen and Wilson from which they found out what things can be used to make art. Driftwood, chewing gums, nails, toothpicks, and flip-flops are just some of them. After learning about the environmentally-friendly art they had an assignment to make their own recycled piece of art. So, Lana made Big Ben using carton, toothpicks and longer sticks, Vedran built his own plastic-carton-paper rocket ready for a blast-off while Ella made Union Jack using pasta which she coloured in red, blue and white. While Marillena made a cardboard-aluminium foil robot, Suzana and Aleksandra decided to make recycled houses by using cardboard, plastic, napkins, real branches, etc.

By doing this and creating their own eco-friendly piece of art, the 8th class pupils showed that they are really environmentally conscious and aware that our planet is ours as much as we belong to it.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 27. 2. 2017. 18:37

Step into our Disneyland dream! Vijest ima dokument u privitku

You have all heard of Disneyland, haven't you? I guess most of you want to go there and have a blast. Am I right? Don't tell me - I know I am!

Well, the 5th class students didn't go there but they learnt about it and imagined how things look like there. They were very imaginative while dreaming of roller coasters, merry-go-rounds, haunted houses, pirate ships, fairytale castles and many more fantasy-like places and characters within Disneyland. After learning about Disneyland, they had to face a rather challenging assignment. They had to make their own pirate ship, fairytale castle or haunted house. They draw pieces of paper and they had to make whatever was written on it. And it was really exciting seeing boys reading what they got...and that something was a fairytale castle! I could've imagined them covered with glitter and all sorts of shiny things. Just try to imagine it - drawing a piece of paper, wishing for a haunted house or a pirate ship...and getting a fairytale castle! They were shocked at first but then they realized they have no other option but to make that shiny thing.

They had two weeks to design and make their Disneyland creations. And they did it! Each of them had to present his or her project by saying what it was, which material was used, which equipment and techniques and what was inside (some interiors were visible while others weren't so they had to use their imagination to describe the interior). 

The whole project was a win-win situation really. They had to use their English to present it so it was a great practice and they had to use a lot of their imagination and creativity to achieve the final goal - the Disneyland dream coming true. On the other hand, I as a teacher had a chance to enjoy in their creativity and their English. A win-win situation - wouldn't you agree?

In the end, we exhibited all their wonderful pieces of art at the school corridors so that everyone who visits the school can see them and admire them. They are really proud of their work and I am really proud of them.

Having students like them makes me love my job even more and gives meaning to everything I do.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 17. 1. 2017. 12:42

Happy Christmas everyone!

On 23rd December 2016 there was a Christmas show held at our school which united lots of recitations, singing and dancing. But the peak of the show was the arrival of Santa Claus (played by our janitor, the best one there is - Mr Simeon Rajnović) who brought a bag full of presents for our pupils and the other children who came to our school that day.

There was lots of laughing, picture taking and good spirits!

 

Happy Christmas from all the teachers and children of Nikola Tesla Primary school!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 23. 12. 2016. 13:45

Santa's certificates for Niceness

All the pupils who took part in any of the Christmas workshops were awarded the Santa's Certificate for Niceness which is a written proof that they are nice and hard-working, ready to take part in different activities an o help one another.

 

Don't forget Santa is watching all the time! So be good to....your English teacher! cheeky

 

If you need any kind of a certificate, surf the Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 23. 12. 2016. 13:08

Presenting our Christmas crafts to public

On Friday, 23rd December 2016 we presented all of our Christmas workshops' crafts to the pupils and teachers of our school as well as our guests among which were parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, teachers from the neighbouring secondary school, etc. 

 

As a teacher and their mentor all I can say is: Bravo!

 

Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 23. 12. 2016. 12:58

5th graders' project: My house

The fifth class pupils did a project titled My house within which they had to make their own house with all rooms included. And furniture, too. They were divided into two groups of three. Each group built its own house, one out of wood and other out of carton. Each special in its own way! And both of solid ground, if I may say so. Each house had all the rooms we had menioned during the lessons and each room had corresponding furniture. There were attics and basements, too. One house even had a garage with a red beauty parked in it. They used all sorts of material - paper, paper napkins, tissues, shells, carton, plastic, wood, colouring pencils, etc. Quite inventive and original creations!

If you happen to be close, drop by and see our project houses! You are more than welcome!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 22. 12. 2016. 14:11

Welcome to Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland! What can we say?! It's our baby! It took a lot of work to make it but in the end it was well worth it!

We used cartons (juice, milk) as our base for the houses. We removed the plastic caps leaving a hole in soon-to-be roofs. First we cut the top and then put it together with a hot glue gun making it in a shape of a roof. We applied a decoupage glue onto the cartons. Then we put a paper napkins on it covering the whole carton. After it glued we coloured the cartons with a brown distemper and let them dry for a day. We put another layer of brown on them and let them dry. While they were drying, we made roofs out of carton boxes such as the ones of Čokolino or any kinds of biscuits. We glued them on top of the house with a hot glue gun and coloured them white. When they dried, we applied a hand-made snow. How did we do it? Well, we needed a white concrete paint, a special kind of glue for wood (Drvofix) and a baking soda. We put all the ingredients into the bowl and mix them together adding a bit of glitter. We applied the mixture to our roofs using knives for decorating cakes (not to worry,the  silicone ones). As soon as we applied the snow, we decoratred the roofs with colourful buttons and gems...and a little more glitter. After all, it Christmas and everything needs to be glittering and shining! Right?

The very houses were decorated with candy canes (yeah, the real ones!), gems, pompons, buttons, wooden decoations and snow.

At the same time while making the houses, we made a paper trees, polar bears, huskies, deer and reindeer, sleighs, etc.

And then it was time to make our Winter Wonderland. One of the dads (Thank you, Mr Velimir Vučinić!) made a wooden foundement on which we glued our houses together with polar bears, sleighs, huskies, deer and reindeer. In front of the each house there was a Santa holding a name tag, so everyone can see who made which house. The border of the wooden foundement was decorated with little silver balls and lights while the very surface was covered with the artificial snow and silver glitter.

The result is seen in the photos below. We think it turned out great! More than great! What do you say?

 

Wishing you all the best for the upcoming holidays!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 22. 12. 2016. 12:31

Toilet rolls winter people

Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! We did just that!

Once again we used toilet rolls out of which we made our winter figures. We used coloured papers, glue, pompons, wires, gems, glitter and distemper. The result was a whole lot of winter characters such as Santa, Rudolph, snowmen, polar bears and so on.

Hope you'll like our winter wonders!

 

Season's Greetings from all of us

and

our winter characters!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 22. 12. 2016. 12:18

Let's recycle in Christmas spirit!

We are ecologically aware, so we like to recycle. That's what we did for one of our Christmas workshops. We used empty plastic bottles that we cut in three pieces. We kept the top and the bottom piece. We put a thin layer of glue in the bottom part which we filled with an artificial snow. While the snow on the glued bottom was getting ready, we coloured the wooden decorations such as Santa, a snowman and a tree which we hanged in the top part of the bottle using a coloured wire which we pulled through the plastic cap. Not only the wire was pulled through the cap but also a piece of satin string which we used as a hanger. In the end we joined the top and the bottom part of the bottle getting an amazing recycled Xmas ball. We also used a golden spray to cover the red plastic cap and to add a bit of holiday spirit.

Easy to get the material needed! Easy to make! Looking amazing! Little money, great fun, and it's personal!

Try it! And let us know how it goes!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 21. 12. 2016. 12:05

Xmas cards to wish you happy holidays!

To wish everyone a joyful and peaceful holidays we made our own Christmas cards which we decorated using a hot glue gun, glitter, yellow stars made with sizzix and a correcting roller. The results were amazing! So check our cards and have yourselves a merry little Christmas!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 21. 12. 2016. 11:55

Christmas stars to bright you holidays!

How much we in Moravice love Christmas proves the fact we had more than just one Christmas workshop. One of those workshops was making Christmas stars out of toilet rolls. How do you make it? Well, it's easy. All you need it a toilet roll, scissors and a hot glue gun. You cut a toliet roll in several equally thick pieces that you press in the ends and by using a hot glue gun you glue those pieces together forming a floral shape. You put a regular glue on the ends and then you dip the star into a pile of glitter of your choice. We made name tags that we glued to the stars as well.

In the end, each pupils got his/her own Christmas star which was hanged on our school's Christmas tree.

Ho-ho-ho! Merry Christmas, folks!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 20. 12. 2016. 11:43

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer workshop

The lower classes had so much fun making their own Rudolphs using coloured papers, scissors and glue. 

First, they had picked the coloured paper of their choice on which they stood and drew their foot which they later on cut out. They did the same thing with their hands. They put both of their hands on a piece of paper, drew the shape and cut the hands out. They glued their foot on their hands and by doing that they got Rudolph's face and antlers. They cut out a big red circle to be Rudolph's nose. They decorated their Rudolphs accordig to their personal desire, so some made paper eyes while others used goggling eyes. Some used pompons to make eyes and nose while others used gems and glitter to make their reindeer look more beautiful.

Regardless of what they used, all their Rudolphs turned out great! Each one special in its own way! Special and unique!

Happy Christmas from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th class!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 19. 12. 2016. 11:28

5th graders' field trip to Zagreb

On Friday, December 9th the 5th class pupils from Moravice, Severin na Kupi and Vrbovsko as well as the 4th class pupils from Vrbovsko together with their teachers went to the capital for their field trip. The first stop was the Cinestar in Branimir Centar where they watched a teen film 'Ljubav ili smrt' based on a novel written by a famous Croatian children and teen writer Ivan Kušan. After Koko, Ema, Melita, Miki and the gang, they went sightseeing around the city centre. So they started their city tour at King Tomislav Square and went towards the Ice Park where some of them enjoyed an hour of ice-skating while others had a chance to eat 'fritule', a famous Croatian pastry similar to doughtnuts (but much, much better). After the skating hour, they went towards Rudolf, a little spot just for children and proceeded towards Zrinjevac. From Zrinjevac they went to Ban Josip Jelačić Square and then along Ilica to one of the most famous Zagreb landmarks - 'uspinjača' or funicular. The ride was free of charge due to Advent in Zagreb and it was a great way to see Zagreb from above and to come to Gornji grad where they saw Saint Mark's Church and the Croatian Parliament. From Gornji grad they went down the Josip Juraj Strossmayer's Promenade and into the famous Grič tunnel which took them back to Ilica and the main square. They had a snack or two at McDonald's in Jurišićeva Street which gave them strenght to carry on towards Zrinjevac bathed in Christmas lights and the Ice Park full of skaters. Finally they reached the Main train station where their bus had been parked. They got on and started their way back to Vrbovsko, Severin na Kupi and Moravice.

 

There are photos to show how great it was being in Zagreb during the Christmas time.

 

Merry Christmas everyone from the 5th graders and their teachers!

 

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 12. 12. 2016. 12:52

2016 Thanksgiving Day Vijest ima dokument u privitku

In the USA Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday in November whereas in Canada it is celebrated on the 2nd Monday in October. In 1620 one hundred and two people boarded a ship named Mayflower  in Plymouth.Those were the Pilgrim Fathers. They were Puritans who wanted to go to the New World. Being very religious, they were not satisfied with the way people used to live in their country.

In December 1620 they landed at a place they called New Plymouth where they started building their houses. They were hungry and cold so half of them died. A Wampanoag Indian called Squanto was very friendly and he helped those Pilgrims who survived the harsh winter. He showed them how to grow corn and how to cultivate the crop. In summer 1621 they gathered up a small harvest. The Pilgrims wanted to give God thanks for collecting crops for the first time in their new country. The first Thanksgiving was a feast shared by the Pilgrims and the Indians. They dined together sharing their corn, squash and wild turkey.

The first feast was not repeated until over a decade later.

 

Thanksgiving was declared a national holiday in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln. In Canada it was declared a national holiday by the Canadian Parliament in 1879.

 

Today Thanksgiving Day is an important holiday both in the USA and Canada. Traditional food served at Thanksgiving is roast turkey (usually stuffed), mashed potatoes or yams, cranberry sauce, corn bread and pumpkin pie.  

 

Now that you know very much about Thanksgiving Day, let me tell you how we celebrated it at our school.

The junior classes did colouring workshops within which they had to colour Native Americans, Pilgrims Fathers and turkeys according to the given colour or they had to do a bit of calculating before and then colour the fields correctly. For example, 5+2 equals 7 and 7 is colour yellow. So they had to colour the field yellow. They did Maths and English and colouring...and had fun doing it!

The upper classes used  toilet rolls to make turkeys, Native Americans and Pilgrim Fathers. They used water colours, hot glue, glitter, gems, feathers and so on. The results are seen on the photos following the news.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Try to think about gratefulness today. I am grateful for my family. What are you grateful for?

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 24. 11. 2016. 11:53

2016 Tolerance Day

November 16th is a very special day which celebrates tolerance among people. So mark this day in your calendars because it’s Tolerance Day.

What is tolerance? Very simple question, right? Try to answer it. It’s no longer so simple.

With a reference to www.dictionary.com, tolerance is a fair and objectice attitude towards those whose opinions, beliefs, practices, racial and ethnic origins, etc. differ from one’s own.

How did November 16th become Tolerance Day? Well, in 1996, the UN General Assembly (by resolution 51/95) invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November. This action followed up on the United Nations Year for Tolerance, 1995, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 at the initiative of UNESCO.

In 1995, to mark the United Nations Year for Tolerance and the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, UNESCO created a prize for the promotion of tolerance and non-violence. It’s the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence and it rewards significant activities in the field of science, art, culture or communication. It is aimed at the promotion of a spirit of tolerance and non-violence.

Today we are promoting tolerance among the pupils of our school teaching them that they are all different but here, at school they are the same. They are equal among the equals. There’s no difference among them regerdless whether they are Croats, Serbs or Bosnians, Catholics, Orthodox or Muslims, tall or short, slim or fat, and so on. All these differences make them special but not better than others. The beauty of tolerence lies in accepting the differences and embracing them. Respect these differences even if you disagree with your peers’ opinion. Respect the difference.

 

You may all be different fish but at our we swim together!

 

 

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 16. 11. 2016. 13:51

Remembrance Day - Lest we forget!

Australians celebrate Remembrance Day on 11th November every year in honour of the 62,000 Australians who died in World War I. It is also an occasion to honour soldiers who died in wars ever since then.

In the morning, people gather at war memorials. Not only in Austrlia but also in Canada and the UK. People sing songs and read poems to honour those who are no longer with us. Then, just before 11 am (because the WWI ended at 11 am), a musician plays The Last Post on a a bugle. A bugle is a sort of a trumpet for all those who don't know. This slow, sad melody signals the beginning of a two-minute silance.

Eleven o'clock as we mentioned marks the very  end of the First World War on the morning of 11th November, 1918. Then the bugler plays the second tune -  The Rouse,  a fast, energetic melody which wakes soldiers up in the mornings and symbolises hope in a new beginning.

On this occasion many people wear red paper poppies pinned to their clothes. The poppy is the symbol of Remembrance Day because these flowers grew  on the battlefields in France during World War I. So in honour of all those who died for our better tomorrow wear a poppy today!

Let’s pay our respect to all those who had lost their lives on the battlefields so we could live in peace!

 

May they rest in peace!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 11. 11. 2016. 13:17

Halloween biscuits and muffins

Valentina Alinčić and Roberta Vučinić, together with their mums Anita and Goranka made a bunch of Halloween biscuits shaped like a haunted mansion, a ghost, a pumpkin and a witch as well as chocolate muffins with decorations such as the witch' hats, ghost, skeleton's heads and so on. The Halloween 'treats' were given to all pupils and guess what?! There was none left!

Thank you to Valentina and Roberta for making our Halloween sweet! And thank you to their mums for helping them!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 28. 10. 2016. 20:54

2016 Halloween costume party

Since Halloween is actually on Monday, the day on which we have other plans such as visiting the Krka waterfalls, we did a Halloween costume party on Friday. There was a short Halloween programme hosted by Vanja Vučinić in which she introduced Halloween to the pupils saying how it all began. She mentioned trick-or-treating, jack-o-lanterns, bobbing for apples, scary costumes, and much more. Pupils enjoyed being somebody else for a day. So there were witches, zombies, vampires, gothic girls, a man in chains, a man with a saw (Ivan Dokmanović from the 6th class actually made his saw all by himslef using wood, plastic and styropore. Great job, Ivan!), monsters, etc. We even made our own jack-o-lantern which looked quite scary when we lighted a candle inside. Teacher Vanja Vukadinović was in charge for taking photos since she is very good at it. 

The main point was for pupils to learn something about Halloween as well as to have fun. Well...goal accomplished!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 28. 10. 2016. 20:39

Halloween quiz with the seventh graders

The seventh graders, I dare to say, had the most exciting activity. They had a Halloween quiz. They were divided into two teams made of three pupils. The other two pupils were the members of the committee. The team Zombies consisted of Vanja Vučinić, Mirjam Golik and Samanta Trbović while the team Frankensteins consisted of Valentina Alinčić, Anja Rajnović and Roberta Vučinić. Danijela Milošević and Elvis Hudorović were in charge for monitoring the buzzers and writing pluses for each correct answer. The teams had twenty minutes to read the three A4 sheets of paper on Halloween which included everything - its origin, date of celebration, costumes, games, carvings, etc. After twenty minutes of reading the papers, the quiz finally began. The teacher read the questions, the teams pressed the buzzers and the team who pressed the buzzer first got the chance to answer first. In the end, Danijela summed their pluses and the team Zombies won although Frankesteins were close. Congrats to both teams!

After that we did another activity of 'Stick the stem' to a paper-made pumpin. The teacher glued the paper pumpkin on the whiteboard. The contestant got a magnet and the pumpkin stem. She was blindfolded and she had to stick the stem to the correct place on the pumpkin listening to her team members who shouted out the instructions. When she managed to do that, the other team contestant came and did it the same way. 

All in all, a great Halloween lesson!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 28. 10. 2016. 20:22

Sixth graders and their Halloween with Friends

Sixth graders did a Halloween activity based on an episode of the popular sitcom Friends. They watched a Halloween episode in which Monica throws a Halloween party to which all of the guests have to come in some kind of a costume. So Phoebe comes as a Supergirl, Chandler as a big pink bunny, Joey pretends to be Chandler while Rachel is dressed as herself. The last one to arrive is Monica's brother Ross whose costume nobody understands. He is dressed in a strange outfit which presents a Russian satellite Sputnik. Typical Ross!

So, the sixth graders watched that very episode after which they did several exercises based on it. They did exercises with ticking the scenes that were presented in that episode as well as T/F statements including the correction of the false ones.

It was an unusual but still quite creative and lots of fun Halloween!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 28. 10. 2016. 19:02

Forth graders and their cotton stick skeletons

The forth graders, as the oldest among the younger pupils, had the most difficult asignment. They had to do a skeleton. But not just any skeleton but the one out of the cotton sticks. They had to cut the sticks in any way they wanted to form their skeletons. They drew the head but the rest of the skeleton was stick-made. They used it to make arms and legs...and ribbs as well. It wasn't too easy but they managed to do it and have fun at the same time.

If you want to see how a stick-made skeleton looks like, come and visit us!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 28. 10. 2016. 18:44

Third graders say Happy Halloween!

The third graders did two Halloween activities - one was a crossword puzzle while the other one was a bit of colouring. They had to find several words connected to Halloween in their crossword puzzles; words such as bat, cat, night, broom, witch, monster, etc. After finishing that activity, they had to colour their pumpkins. And they did it beautifully. 

While doing both activities, they enjoyed in a genuine Halloween music.

 

Happy Halloween, folks!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 28. 10. 2016. 18:36

Fifth graders learn about the origin of Halloween

The fifth graders got a chance to learn something new about Halloween. They learnt that Halloween isn't just costumes and jack-o-lanterns but much more. They found out that it originates from the ancient Celts and their Feast of Samhain which celebrated the end of the summer and the beginning of the dark period. They also learnt about Pope Gregorio III who managed to connect the old beliefs with the new ones. So right after Halloween which was celebrated on October 31, there's All Saints' Day celebrated the day after. They also watched a short sequence from a popular film E.T. after which they had to tick all the actions that they had seen in that sequence as well as put the given events in a chronological order. We talked about trick-or-treating which they knew something about and we mentioned a popular game called bobbing for apples which they want to try out the next Halloween. They're for. I'm, too. So, next year we are bobbing for apples. If interested, join us. Let's have fun togehter!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 27. 10. 2016. 18:51

Boo from the second graders!

As well as the first graders, the second graders had a blast making their own ghosts. They got a thick black paper on which they had to glue their vision of a ghost. They made their ghosts out of a piece of white paper. They drew their ghosts, cut them out and glued them on the black background. Some drew the ghosts' faces while others cut out the shapes of a mouth and eyes. All in all, they enjoyed making their Halloween ghosts. Want to see their ghosts? Come to our school and check them out!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 26. 10. 2016. 18:25

Halloween workshop with the 1st graders

Although Halloween is in 6 days, we did a Halloween workshop on Tuesday to get things ready for that day. The first class pupils had to create their own skeletons by using a template given to them by their English teacher. They had to cut out the pieces, in this case the bones. Then they had to place the bones in the right places to get Mr Skeleton. After checking whether the skeleton pieces were all there, they glued the bones on the thick black paper. And there you are - a perfect, cut and glued Mr Skeleton!

We talked about their favourite costumes and whether they make jack-o-lanterns as they were making the skeletons. 

They had lots of fun and their works can be seen in the school lobby.

A great big Boo! from the first class - Samanta, Karlo L., Darijan, Karlo J., Tamara, Ozren and Petra!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 25. 10. 2016. 18:16

2016 Days of Bread

On October 21st, 2016 we celebrated the Day of Bread in our school. The celebration included a little recitation carried out by the pupils from the 3rd class: Božana Gvero, Vladimir Kljaić, Zorana Nikšić, Aleksandra Ninković, Duško Rajnović and Vanja Vučinić. The recitation was followed by two quizzes about balanced diet. The first quiz involved the pupils from the lower classes while the second one included pupils from the upper classes.There were four teams of four pupils in the lower classes and four teams of three pupils in the upper classes. The pupils were equally successful and all of them got certificates signed by the school principal, Mr Anton Burić. 

Some of the pupils brought bread while most of them brought apples, potatoes, nuts, corn and pumpkins.

As a great finishing line let me quote a Native American chief of the Seattle tribe: "The earth does not belong to a man, the man belongs to the earth.", 

 

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 21. 10. 2016. 12:27

2016 European Day of Languages

People around the world celebrate the European Day of Languages on Sepember 26 every year. Its a sort of linguistic diversity within which learning lanaguges is available for the young as well as the old.

It was the Council of Europe that gave the initiative to start celebrating the European Day of Languages. It has been celebrated every year since, so this year is special because it represents its 15th anniversary.

The specific aims of the Day are:

1 stress the importance of lanaguge learning,

2 promote the linguistic as well as the cultural diversity of Europe, and

3 encourage lifelong language learning.

How important is the EDL is best said by the Council of Europe Secretary General Mr T. Jagland: 'Hundreds of events have been organized by schools, universities and cultural establishments to mark the day. I would like to send my best wishes to all those taking part.'

One such event was organized in our school as well. In order to show the linguistic beauty and diversity of our region (by which I mean the Balkans) our pupils read several poems written by famous children's poets from the ex Yugoslavian territories. So Vedran Višnić read Grigor Vitez's poem Pjesma za svu djecu svijeta while Ema Konjević introduced us to a Bosian poet Muhidin Šarić and his Šta ko želi after which Morana Konjević read beautiful verses from Ala je lep ovaj svet by a famous Serbian poet Jovan Jovanović Zmaj. Valentina Alinčić, Mirjam Golik, Roberta Vučinić and Vanja Vučinić read Dr Seuss' poem Oh, The Places You'll Go. That poem had an interesting follow-up activities for the younger pupils including the maze and making their own wish lists. The EDL programme was hosted by Ema Lešnjaković.

In the spirit of the EDL, remember:

You live a new life for every new language you speak. If you speak just one language, you only live once. So try to learn as many languages as possible. Some will seem easier than others. Be persistant! Be brave! Try a new language!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 26. 9. 2016. 17:26

Welcome back!

My dear boys and girls!

I just wanted to say 'Welcome back' to you all on your first day of the school year 2016/2017. I wish you all the success of the world and for you to be the best you can be and whatever you wish to be.

Study hard! Hang out with your classmates! Have fun!

 

Have a great school year!

 

Love ya all,

teacher D.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 5. 9. 2016. 17:55

The School Bell No. 4 is out! Vijest ima dokument u privitku

Dear pupils and teachers!

I am happy to inform you that the fourth number of our school magazine in English is finally here. I hope you like it!

I'm already looking forward to creating the School Bell No. 5 with my pupils!

 

Teacher D.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 12. 6. 2016. 17:02

His Excelleny Michael D. Higgins, the President of EIRE writes back

I am proud to inform you that my pupils Vanja Vučinić who guided the Week of the Republic of Ireland and myself got letters from His Excellency Micheal D. Higgins, the President of EIRE.

Several weeks ago I sent His Excellency a letter and a summary of the Week of the EIRE as well as a letter written to Him by Vanja.

We didn't expect to receive His Excellency's letter but we are very happy He answered. :-)

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objavio: Barbara Turk Čop  datum: 31. 5. 2016. 17:22

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's letter to pupils of Moravice

I am proud to inform you that my pupils Roberta Vučinić who guided the Week of the UK and myself got letters from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Several weeks ago I sent Her Majesty a letter and a summary of the Week of the UK as well as a letter written to Her by Roberta.

Receiving Her Majesty's answer took us by surprise but we are were happy and proud of our project.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 31. 5. 2016. 17:17

14th ELTA Conference (Belgrade, May 20-21) - Davorka Nekić representing HUPE

Teacher Davorka Nekić attended the 14th ELTA (English Language Teachers' Association) conference held in Belgrade, on May 20-21. She represented HUPE / CROATE (Hrvatsko udruženje profesora engleskoga jezika / Croatian association of teachers of English) with a presentation on one of the most well-known projects in our country. The title of her presentation was "Dream big! Small village pupils become citizens of the world" within which she presented the cultural project she had carried out together with four 6th class pupils - Valentina Alinčić, Mirjam Golik, Roberta Vučinić and Vanja Vučinić. Since video was a part of the Powerpoint presentation, the four girls got the chance to present themselves to the audience.

The presentation was well accepted andf the received feedback was more than positive.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 31. 5. 2016. 17:06

Pen pal project: Visiting our pen school in Laćarak, Republic of Serbia

On May 13th we finally met our pen pals from a village of Laćarak, near Sremska Mitrovica in the region of Vojvodina, Republic of Serbia. We were greeted by our pen EL teacher Jasna Cvijetić as well as a deputy principal, pedagogist, a Religion teacher and our pen pels. Our students spent some time with their Serbian friends after which we visited Sremska Mitrovica together where we saw Carska palata and the Roman archeological site as well as Saint Dimitrius' basilica.

We agreed to stay in touch and our Serbian pen pals from Primary school Triva Vitasović Lebarnik to visit us the next school year.

 

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 31. 5. 2016. 14:30

Decorating flower beds in Severin na Kupi

On Monday, May 9th 2016, within the plan and program of eco-school, the members of eco-patrol of our school together with teachers, other pupils and employees arranged  school's flower beds. We all worked together, and it was great fun. You can see our results if you come and visit us in Severin na Kupi. Welcome!

                                                   Sara Krizmanić, 7th class, Severin na Kupi

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objavio: Jasmina Krakar  datum: 9. 5. 2016. 21:17

Welcoming our Canadian guest

On Thursday, March 31 Nikola Tesla Primary school in Moravice had a native speaker for its guest. He's Canadian. He's from Montreal. He's Mark Mocnaj. And he's of the Croatian origin. He took a tour through the school corridors together with all the pupils of our school. They were guided by our own Susan Test, Miss Mirjam Golik. After the tour, Mark put on his hockey jersey and showed the pupils a little bit of the Canadian culture as he sees it. He presented 50 most interesting facts on Canada. He aked questions as well, pupils answered the best they could. After the presentation/talk, some pupils wanted to take photos with Mark to which he whole-heartedly agreed. The day ended by an after-party and cutting the Canadian cake which was done by our honourary guest.

Thank you, Mark,once again for accepting our invitation and coming to Moravice! And also thank you for inviting us to a hockey match. We have gladly accepted.

  :: opširnije :: 


objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 2. 4. 2016. 13:26

The Week of Canada

Week of Canada

March 29, 2016 - April 1, 2016

 

 

On Tuesday, March 29th two 6th class pupils, Valentina Alinčić and Vanja Vučinić opened the Week of the Canada in both English and Croatian language. Why in both languages? So that everyone could understand everything.

With the last words of the opening speech the national anthem O Canada started.

The guided tour was led by a 6th class pupil Mirjam Golik dresses like Susan Test, a famous Canadian cartoon character and Johnny Test's sister.

Not to get lost on the way...they just needed to follow Susan's notorious brother Johnny.

At the school entrance there was a desk decorated with the Welcome sign and Michael Ondaatje's  picture next to it. There was also a list with all the official flowers of Canada. The maple leaf was there, too. There was a beaver as the national animal of the country.

The next in line to represent Canada was Susan's twin sister...Johnny's other sister...Mary Test.

As every country has got a flag, so does Canada and its flag is unofficially called the Maple flag since it has a red 11-pointed maple leaf in the middle (white field). It consistes of three fields out of which two are red and the one in the middle is white.

At the very beginning of the tour our Susan Test  took them on a journey through geography of Canada during which they found out that Canada actually consists of 10 provinces and 3 territories and that its capital is Ottawa while Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City  and Vancouver are some of the largest cities there. They found out that there are two languages spoken there: English and French.

Regarding the history of Canada three groups of native people were mentioned: the First Nations people, Inuit and Métis. Not only they found out about the natives of Canada but they also heard, for the first time, that calling an Inuk an Eskimo is considered to be offensive.They also found out that many of the natives died due to the diseases the white European settlers brought with them.

They learnt something about the Canadian governement and how it functions – who makes the laws, who enforces them and what is the highest court in the country. They found out that it's a republic monarchy with its government whose head is the Prime Minister as well as that it has got the queen. The current Prime Minister is Justin Trudeau while the Queen is actually Queen Elizabeth II which came as a shock to them. But then they remembered the colonisation and they understood why the Queen of England is also the Queen of Canada (as well as the Queen of Australia).

There was also a poster containing all 22 Prime Ministers of Canada preceding the current one, Justin Trudeau. They could see which political party they belonged to as well as the list of the political parties in Canada.

There was a poster about the top 5 Canadian universities including the University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario, the University of Waterloo, Queen's University and the McMaster University. They learnt that each of those universities has got its own coat of arms and motto.

They leant about many Canadian landmarks such as the Niagara Falls, Peggys Cove, Chateau Frontenac and Chateau Lake Louise, the Hopewell Rocks, Saint Joseph's Oratory and many more. Some of the landmarks were also presented by the paper models.

They enjoyed learning about the film industry and TV shows including names such as Jim Carrey, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling and Hayden Christensen as well as TV shows like Flashpoint, Degrassi: The Next Generation, La Femme Nikita and Naturally, Sadie.

There was also a corner dedicated to one of the most famous Canadian cartoons known as Caillou (French), Pebbles (English) or in our country - Oblutak. Caillou is a 4-year old boy who, simply said, meets life. There are episodes in which he learns how to drive a bike, or swim...or he goes trick-or-treating, and so on.

Music introduced them to some of the greatest Canadian artists such as Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, Avril Lavigne and Justin Bieber.

Literature was represented by four great writers – Robertson Davies, Michael Ondaatje, Alice Munro and Carol Shields.

The last poster in line was about the state holiday in Canada. It's called Canada Day and it is celebrated on 1st July. The main celebration is in the capital - Ottawa.

Since we all love to eat, we had to mention some traditional dishes such as the poutine, the butter tart, the Nanaimo cake and so on.

Pupils had a chance to read many of the ghost stories, legends and myths originating from the natives of Canada.

On Thursday, March 31 we had a guest at our school. A Canadian from Montreal, Quebec. A Canadian originating from Croatia. His name is Mark Mocnaj and he gladly accepted our invitation to come and tell the students about the 2nd largest country in the world. He took a tour with our Susan Test  after which he put on his hockey jersey and told them many interesting facts on Canada. More precisely, 50 interesting facts. He mentioned Terry Fox, a Canadian folk hero who started the Marathon of Hope. Students got Canadian flags, pens and Terry Fox T-shirts for which we have Mr Mocnaj and the Canadian Embassy to thank for.

The presentation was followed by an after-party with a chocolate Canadian cake. That it was a true Canadian cake you can see from the photo.

 We would also like to thank the Canadian Embassy for sending us flags and pens of Canada.

Special thank you goes to Mr Mark Mocnaj who accepted to come and tell us a bit more about Canada. Also, thank you for inviting us to a hockey match. We'll gladly come.

And one more thank you goes to Mr Bernard Vrban who was very helpful and persistant in finding us our special Canadian guest. Maybe next time he'll come together with Mark to present Canada. Yes, Bernard is Canadian, too. And Croatian as well.

 

You have...

...a beautiful homeland  everyone should visit

...an amazing landscape one could admire endlessly

...an ethnical richness you should be proud of

...the writers everyone should read

 

...and much, much more.

 

 

  :: opširnije :: 


objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 1. 4. 2016. 13:05

Book promotion: Little book of plays by Michael Mlađenović

March 16th was another important date in the history of Nikola Tesla Primary school in Moravice. On that day a little village of Moravice  got a new celebrity - a young talented playwriter, an 8th class pupil who wrote several plays in Croatian and then translated them into English turning his imagination into words. His name is Michael Mlađenović and his first book (and we hope there will be more) is Little book of plays. Michael writes on different topics, so one can find plays on Christmas, Saint Valentine's, then those with Irish and Australian themes, and many more.

During the book promotion four pupils acted out one of Michael's plays named Just another Christmas tale in which the roles of little dwarfs were played by Roberta and Vanja Vučinić while Zorana Konjević was the elf and Mirjam Golik the narrator. The scene was winter like: there was a fireplace the pupils did by themselves, several logs, a Christmas tree, two shovels and of course, snow. Why was this play chosen to be performed? Because it was still winter and people of Moravice needed to be reminded of how snowy winter looks like (since this year there wasn't much snow).

 

Thank you all for coming and supporting Michael and his very first book! 

  :: opširnije :: 


objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 21. 3. 2016. 12:17

Welcoming our Welsh guest

On March 14th, 2016 there was another guest at our school. This time it wasn't an Englishman, but a Welshman. Mark Davies visited our school, took a guided tour through the island and finally introduced pupils to Wales and the Welsh culture and language. We can proudly say that thanks to Mr Davies' workshop we know a few Welsh words now.

  :: opširnije :: 


objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 21. 3. 2016. 12:13

The Week of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Week of the Uk

March 7th, 2016 - March 14th, 2016

 

On Monday, March 7th two 6th class pupils, Vanja Vučinić and Mirjam Golik opened the Week of the UK in both English and Croatian language. Why in both languages? Because the pupils from the lower classes don't understand that much of English. As well as some teachers. So they did the opening speech bilingually and everyone could understand everything.

With the last words of the opening speech the national anthem God Save the Queen started. The guided tour was led by a 6th class pupil Roberta Vučinić dresses like  Juliet , a famous Shakespare’s character which was appropriate  considering that 2016 celebrates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Not to get lost on the way...they just needed to follow the best known wizard in the world – Harry Potter, the one who survived.

At the school entrance there was a desk decorated with the Welcome sign and William Shakespeare’s figure next to it. There was also a red rose since this flower represents England as well as a bulldog as the official animal of the country.

The next in line to represent the UK was one of the best UK actors, the star of harry Potter films, the one and only – late Alan Rickman. Rest in peace, Professor Snape!

At the very beginning of the tour she took them on a journey through geography of the UK and they got to know which countries make the UK and which are their capitals. They heard of Ben Nevis and Loch Ness as well as the Channel Tunnel connecting the UK and France. They learnt the difference between the EIRE and the northern Ireland as well.

They moved through history represented by the famous queens such as Elizabeth I, Mary,Queen of Scots, then Queen Victoria and and finally, the current ruler, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. They also "met" King Henry VIII and his six wives. They found out many facts about the royal family of Windsor and its members including the latest member, Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge. They learnt something about the UK governement and the famous PMs such as Sir Winston Churchill, Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair and the current PM David CameronThere was a poster about two very prestigious universities - Oxford and Cambridge and the Boat race in which they traditionally participate.

They revised many well-known landmarks thanks to the poster containing infomation about them. But there were also many paper model of those landmarks such as the Buckingham Palace, Saint Paul's Cathedral, London Eye, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, and many more.

The pupils got to see paper models of three different types of Jaguar.

They enjoyed learning about the film and music industry including names such as Daniel Radcliffe, Orlando Bloom, Kate Winslet, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sir Anthony Hopkins, the Beatles, Adele, Sir Elton John, Amy Winehouse, and many more.

They heard of Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Darling Buds of May, Only Fools and Horses and their favourite one - Mr Bean...and of course, his Teddy.

Literature was represented by two great writers - William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.

As far as literature is concerned there was a corner dedicated to Pygmalion since it deals with a London flower girl who speaks cockey so the pupils got the chance to learn what cockney is. The very book was made into the film My Fair Lady and we exhibited a replica of Audrey Hepburn or Eliza Doolittle, the main character from the book.

There was also a J. K. Rowling's corner witk all seven Harry Potter books, Gryffindor cloak, scarf and a magic wand. It seems we are genuine fans!

The last poster in line presented a festival of their choice - Saint Patrick's Day which was all coloured in green. Some of them heard of shamrock for the first time.

Since we all love to eat, we had to mention some traditional dishes such as fish and chips, Irish stew, haggis, cottage pie and Yorkshire pudding. And very important tradition of drinking the 5 o'clock tea.

Pupils had a chance to read three stories around the school library - Scottish Tomlin, IrishThe Pot of Gold and English The Gingerbread Boy. There was a desk with many books written in English that they can borrow from the school library.

Pupils had several workshops. One was The Gingerbread Boy. First we read the book, then discussed it and finally made oue own gingerberad boys out of clay.

On March 10th, 2016 our school was visited by a special guest, a born Londoner, a true Englishman – Mr Peter Hopwood who took a tour together with our Juliet and the 6th class pupils. Pupils from Dr Branimir Marković Primary school from Ravna Gora were also our guests on that day. Mr Hopwood enjoyed the tour after which he gave an excellent presentation on the British culture. He enjoyed, pupils enjoyed, questions were asked and answered, photos were taken. All in all, it was great!

After the presentation we had a bit fun, just mingling and laughing. Mr Hopwood had the honour of cutting the UK cake which was delicious!

 

You have...

...a beautiful homeland everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime

...an amazing cultural heritage

...the education system you should be proud of

...the writers everyone should read

  :: opširnije :: 


objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 15. 3. 2016. 13:02

Shakespeare Lives @ HNK with Prince Charles

On March 14 we went to Zagreb because we had been invited by British Council Croatia to be a part of Shakespeare Lives @ HNK with Prince Charles. It was an event to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. The lucky ones to go there and see Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were Robreta and Vanja Vučinić, Mirjam Golik, Valentina Alinčić, David Ćelam, Zoran Mamula and Michael Mlađenović. They also got the chance to see Romeo and Juliet, Figaro, Ero s onoga svijeta and much more.

It was our honour to be there and a lifetime opportunity to see memebers of the House of Windsor.

  :: opširnije :: 


objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 15. 3. 2016. 12:06

A little bit of England in Moravice

On Thursday, March 10 Nikola Tesla Primary school in Moravice had a native speaker for its guest. He's British. He's a Londoner. He's Peter Hopwood. After managing to find our little village school, he took a tour through the school corridors together with our guests from Dr Branimir Marković Primary school from Ravna Gora. They were guided by our own Juliet, Miss Roberta Vučinić. After the tour, Peter took over and showed the pupils a little bit of the British culture as he sees it. He aks questions, pupils answered. After the presentation/talk, some pupils wanted to take photos with Peter to which he whole-heartedly agreed. Day 4 of the Week of the UK ended by an after party and cutting the UK cake which was done by our honourary guest.

Thank you, Peter, for accepting our invitation and coming to Moravice!

  :: opširnije :: 


objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 10. 3. 2016. 20:44

Michearl Mlađenović to represent the school on the County's Competition in German

Michael Mlađenović, a 8th class pupil from Nikola Tesla Primary school in Moravice had an honour to represent the whole school on the County's Competition in the German language. 

Congatulations, Michael! And congratulations to your mentor, teacher Nusreta Murtič!

  :: opširnije :: 


objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 2. 3. 2016. 20:55

Pink Shirt Day 2016

It's 24th February! Today the whole world is coloured in pink. This day is called Pink Shirt Day because people around the world wear pink - shirts, trousers, jackets. Anything as long it's pink. This way we all stand against violance and abuse of any sort. 

So wear pink and stand against violance! Stand against abuse! Be loud and shout: 'Stop!'.

The 8th class pupils from Nikola Primary School from Moravice together with their teacher did just that! They wore pink and said NO to violance

  :: opširnije :: 


objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 24. 2. 2016. 13:40

Book promotion: Stories and Legends of Moravice

February 19th was a very special day for Nikola Tesla Primary school and whole Moravice. It was a day when Stories and Legends of Moravice come to life. 

Stories and Legends of Moravice is a bilingual book about the legends of the village told by late Marica Kosanović. She told the stories to her grandson Aljoša Pošmuga who kindly shared them with us. Natalija Dokmanović, Refik Husić and Milica Milošević did the translation of the legends which required a lot of effort, time and enthusiams as well. The cover photos are the work of Natalija Dokmanović and they present the natural beauty of Moravice.

During the book promotion Suzana Pošmuga, late Marica's granddaughter gave a touching speech about her beloved grandma which made some of us cry, Natalija, Refik and Milica presented some of the legends from the book while Maja Milošević and Vedrana Vučković were in charge for offering the book to the visitors at the price of 20 kunas. They were wearing a tradicional costume to fit the occasion. After all, the whole event was about the cultural heritage of Moravice.

Thank you to all those who came and supported this cultural project!

Thank you to all the parents who supported us by coming and buying the book!

Thank you to all the pupils - currents ones as well as the former ones!

Thank you to our neighbouring Railway Technical School for their constant support and help!

Thank you to Primorje - Gorski kotar County for providing the financial help and making this dream become reality!

Thank you to all those who consider Moravice their home as well as all those who love Moravice regardless of where they live!

  :: opširnije :: 


objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 19. 2. 2016. 20:32

Craftwork: Wooden owls

4 great-looking wooden owls

On Thursday, February 18th the 6th class pupils Valentina Alinčić, Mirjam Golik, Roberta Vučinić and Vanja Vučinić took part in another workshop. It was more a craftwork, to be honest. They did wooden owls which they decorated according to their taste. So some were glitter-free while others had glitter. They used plastic gems to decorate their owls' eyes. There used feathers as well.

And the final result was awsome: 4 great-looking wooden owls!

  :: opširnije :: 


objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 18. 2. 2016. 14:30

Literary and cartoon workshop: Ratatouille

The 6th class pupils did a literary workshop named Ratatouille about a famous chef-rat Remy based on a children's book we have read after which we did a quiz of 40 questions. And we aced it!

The literary workshop was followed by a cartoon workshop which was a great fun. The final step was making a poster on Ratatouille or its characters such as Linguini, Remy, Skinner, etc.

  :: opširnije :: 


objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 15. 2. 2016. 19:30

Merry Christmas!

The pupils and teachers from Nikola Tesla Primary school from Moravice wish you all:

Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!

 

See you next year! ;)

 

  :: opširnije :: 


objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 23. 12. 2015. 12:00

Xmas workshop: Our fireplace

Yes, we did it! We made a fireplace! We used paper boxes which we glued together and wrapped in a brick-like paper. Then we glued the brick-like columns together and got the fireplace which we decorated with Christmas decorations such as elves, a snowman, a paper snowflake done by Duško Rajnović, a 2nd class pupil...and so on. Valentina Alinčić from the 6th class made a picture of logs and a beautiful fire which she decorated with glitter.

The fireplace was created with lots of love and persistance by Valentina, Mirjam, Roberta and Vanja from the 6th class and Marillena and Ella from the 7th class.

Congrats, girls! It's the most beautiful fireplace in the whole region of Gorski kotar!

  :: opširnije :: 


objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 18. 12. 2015. 20:58

Our project: Our dream house

The 5th class pupils from Moravice made their dream house as a school project. They were rather inventive so they made it from wood. Their houses (there were two of them) had storeys as well. They used different kinds of material to decorate each room such as plastic, paper, paper napkins, shells, pearls, cloth, colouring pencils, wood, styrofoam and so on. They coloured each room differently. There were even wooden barrels in the basement where white and red wine are kept as well as wooden boxes with potatoes, apples, carrots, etc. The roof was covered with cotton wool which gave an impression of snow.

All in all, they did an excellent project within which they demonstrated their abilities and showed their imagination and invention.

 

Good job, boys and girs!

  :: opširnije :: 


objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 16. 12. 2015. 21:07

US Embassy on the visit to Moravice

If you want to know what the US Embassy has written on its official Facebook webpage, go to the link:

https://www.facebook.com/zagreb.usembassy/photos/a.130389446996909.11029.129210723781448/951356398233539/?type=3&theater

and read it.

  :: opširnije :: 


objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 11. 12. 2015. 18:09

Visit from the US Embassy Zagreb

On Thursday, December 10th we had a visit by the US Embassy from Zagreb. Ms Marica Bahlen and Mr Jacob Greenberg visited our school, took a tour through our Week of the USA after which Jacob held an interesting presentation on Atlanta, Geogia. The presentation was followed by pupils' questions to Jacob about his personal as well as professional life, his hobbies and his favourites (books, writers, film stars, etc.).

We were also invited to visit the Embassy next school year which we gladly accepted.

  :: opširnije :: 


objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 11. 12. 2015. 17:56

The Week of the USA 2015

 

 

 

The Week of the USA

December 7th, 2015 – December 11th,2015

 

On Monday, December 7th two 6th class pupils, Vanja and Roberta Vučinić opened the Week of the USA  in both English and Croatian language. Why in both languages? Because the pupils from the lower classes don't understand that much of English. As well as some teachers. So they did the opening speech bilingually and everyone could understand everything.

With the last words of the opening speech the national anthem The Star - Spangled Banner started.

The guided tour was led by a 6th class pupil Valentina Alinčić dresses like Cinderella, a famous Disney cartoon character.

Not to get lost on the way...they just needed to follow Olaf, the most notorious snowman in the whole world who likes warm hugs and dreams of summer.

At the school entrance there was a desk decorated with the Welcome sign and Ernest Hemingways's picture next to it. There was also a red rose since this flower is the official flower of the USA as well as a bald eagle as the official animal of the country.

 

The next in line to represent the USA was one of the most popular cartoon characters of all times, the one and only – Queen Elsa of Arendell! And, of course, summer-loving Olaf!

At the very beginning of the tour she took them on a journey through geography of the USA and they got to know how many federal states make the USA and which are their capitals. They found out that there are 50 stars on the US flag that represent 50 federal states. Although each state has its own capital, the capital of the whole USA is Washington, DC.

Regarding the history of the USA, they got to know many interesting facts on the Native Americans and some of the most famous warriors such as Geronimo, Crazy Horse, Cochise, Tecumseh and a woman named Pocahontas who married a white man and even met the King of England. Which one, you wonder. It was James I. The Battle of the Little Bighorn was mentioned as well. Pupils were able to see the symbols used by the Native Americans to communicate, so there was a symbol of a snake which meant defiance. All the chiefs were presented with their own figure.

We travelled through the history thanks to the presidents of the USA of which we mentioned some such as George Washington as the 1st president of the USA, Benjamin Franklin as one of the Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson as one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence, then Theodore Roosevelt as the youngest US president at the time of the election, Abraham Lincoln during whose presidentship slavery was finally abolished and Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal.

John F. Kennedy got his own poster representing him and his family as well as the curse that follows them where ever they go. So pupils got to know all the tragedies that had happened to the members of the Kennedy family. They saw a world famous photograph of little John John saluting his father.

The last among the presidents was Barack Obama as the current president and the first African – American President of the USA.  

A special poster was made with famous quotes such as Lincoln's Those who deny freedom to other deserve it not for themselves, and many more.

They learnt something about the US governement and how it functions – who makes the laws, who enforces them and what is the highest court in the country. They got a chance to see three seals: the President's seal, the Vice-President's seal and the seal of the US Senate. They noticed the bald eagle on each of the three seals.

There was a poster about the Ivy League and all of the eight universities that are a part of it. They saw each university's coat of arms as well as its motto.

They revised many well-known landmarks thanks to the poster containing infomation about them. But there were also many paper models of those landmarks such as the White House, the Capitol Hill, Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Golden Gate Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, Independence Hall, Lincoln Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, and so on.

They enjoyed learning about the film and music industry including names such as Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor, the old Hollywood glam as well as notorious Dynasty, then more recent Gilmore Girls, Seinfeld and their favourite The Big Bang Theory and Dr Sheldon Cooper's „Bazinga!“.

We also presented a Barbie doll representing Eliza Doolittle from the film My Fair Lady which is the exact Audrey Hepburn's replica.

There was a special corner dear to children as well as adults. It was the Disneyland corner with a poster and many figures representing the Disney's princesses, the first Disney's characters such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy Duck as well as more recent ones such as Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and many more.

Music introduced them to some of the greatest artists such as Elvis Presley, the king of rock 'n' roll, Madonna, a true queen of pop as well as the king of pop and the creator of the Moonwalk, Michael Jackson.

Literature was represented by two great writers – Ernest Hemingway and Mark Twain.

The last poster in line was the black one to show the most tragic event in the recent US history. It's 9/11. Each class paid its respect with a moment of silence for the innocent victims of that tragedy. May they rest in peace!

They were introduced to Jackson Pollock's art and the way he created his paintings.

Since we all love to eat, we had to mention some traditional dishes such as Yankee pot roast, chocolate chip cookies, red velvet cake, meatloaf and so on.

Pupils had a chance to read an American legend on Rip van Winkle as well as a Native American story/legend on The Creation of the Navajo People.

On Thursday, 10th December the 4th class pupils had a music/dance workshop during which they danced the polka which is the official state dance of Wisconsin. The song to which they danced was Oh Susana. Thanks to that song they learnt the names of  two federal states – Alabama and Louisiana. They also learnt what benjo is. And the most important – they had fun!

The 1st, the 2nd and the 3rd class pupils had a cartoon workshop based on their Disney's cartoons after which they made drawings of their favourite Disney cartoon characters.

On 10th December our school was visited by the US Embassy. On the behalf of the Embassy Ms Marica Bahlen and the Embassy's intern Jacob Greenberg came. They took a walk through our exhibition guided by our own Cinderella after which Mr Greenberg gave a presentation on Atlanta, Georgia. Afterwards the pupils got the chance to ask him some question about his life, education, work at the Embassy and his favourites (writers, books, music, food, etc.). Pupils were given the US flags to always remember this visit by..

After the official part of the visit, we had a little after party. And guess what!? The „American“ cake was there, too. And it was delicious!

The US Embassy gave us a photo of the Capitol Hill which represents the US government.

We would also like to thank the Embassy of the United States of America for supporting us every step of the way.

Special thank you goes to Ms Marica Bahlen from the US Embassy in Zagreb who was so very helpful and supportive every step of the way  as well as the Embassy's intern Mr Jacob Greenberg for bringing a little bit of the USA to us.

 

You have...

...a beautiful homeland everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime

...an amazing cultural heritage

...the education system you should be proud of

...the writers everyone should read

 

 

...and, of course, Walt Disney!laugh

 

 

 

  :: opširnije :: 


objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 11. 12. 2015. 17:40

Interviewing Mr Andrea Carlo Biggi, a diplomat from Canberra

On Monday, November 23rd 2015, our school was visited by Mr Andrea Carlo Biggi, a Policy Officer for the Southern European Section at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade from Canberra. He came to see our project on Australia and the Australian culture and he was quite impressed to see what the pupils have done and learnt about his homeland. During his visit to Moravice, he gave an interview to our 6th class pupil, Vanja Vučinić answering somewhat difficult questions regarding his professional as well as personal life, his childhood memories and his favourites (singers, writers, books, etc.).

I'm so proud of my Vanja who did the interview in a very professional way.

  :: opširnije :: 


objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 28. 11. 2015. 22:13

The Week of Australia 2015

The Week of Australia

23rd November 2015  - 27th November 2015

 

On Monday, November 23rd two 6th class pupils, Valentina Alinčić and Roberta Vučinić opened the Week of Australia in both English and Croatian language. Why in both languages? Because the pupils from the lower classes don't understand that much of English. As well as some teachers. So they did the opening speech bilingually and everyone could understand everything.

With the last words of the opening speech the national anthem Advance Australia Fair started.

The guided tour was led by a 6th class pupil Vanja Vučinić dresses like Felix the Cat, a famous Australian cartoon character.

Not to get lost on the way...they just needed to follow Taz, the most famous animated Tasmanian devil.

At the school entrance there was a desk decorated with the Welcome sign and Patrick White's picture next to it. There was also a golden wattle bouquet since this flower is the official flower of Australia as well as a kangaroo as the official animal of the country.

The next in line to represent the beautiful Australia was a little kangaroo who greeted the visitor in a typically Australian way with G'day, mate!

At the very beginning of the tour she took them on a journey through geography of Australia and they got to know how many regions make Australia and which are their capitals. They found out that even though two largest citiest are Sydney and Melbourne, none of those is the capital. The capital is Canberra which is considered to be the bush capital. They also found out that Australia is the 6th largest country in the world but besides being the country, it's also an island and a continent. It is referred to as the country „Down Under“ since it's on the south hemisphere.

Regarding the history of Australia they found out about the Aborigines as the native people of Australia. They saw an original boomerang and learnt that it was used for hunting and that there are boomerangs of different sizes and shapes. They also heard of an Aboriginal instrument new to them – the didgeridoo and remembered it from some TV commercials. What impressed them the most was the fact that the Aborigines are the oldest living population on the planet.

They learnt something about the Australian governement and how it functions – who makes the laws, who enforces them and what is the highest court in the country. They found out that it's a republic monarchy with its government whose head is the Prime Minister as well as that it has got the Queen. The newly elected Prime Minister is Malcolm Turnbull while the Queen is actually Queen Elizabeth II which was interesting for them to hear. But then they remembered the colonisation and they understood why the Queen of England is also the Queen of Australia.

There was also a poster containing all 28 Prime Ministers of Australia. The current PM is the 29th one. They could see which political party they belonged to as well as the list of the political parties in Australia.

There was a poster about the top 5 Australian universities including the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, the University of Melbourne, Monash University and the Australian National University. They learnt that each of those universities has got its own coat of arms and motto.

They leant about many Australian landmarks such as Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne, Adelaide Gaol, the Wheel of Brisbane, the National War Memorial, the Old Mill in Perth, Port Arthur in Tasmania, the State Library in Queensland, Uluru, Kangaroo Island and some more. There are usually two Australian landmarks that they encounter – Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. So this was a great opportunity for them to see many more landmarks.

The latter two were also presented by the paper models.

They got to know something more on the Australian wild life and animals such as a kookaburra, a large flying fox, a kangaroo, a wombat, a quoll, a Tasmanian tiger, a Tasmanian devil, an emu, a platypus, a koala, a black red-belly snake, a dingo, an echidna, and many more.

They enjoyed learning about the film industry and TV shows including names such as Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Chris Hemsworth as well as TV shows like Neighbours, Mother and Son and Dame Edna Everage.

Music introduced them to some of the greatest Australian artists such the Bee Gees, AC DC, Savage Garden, Olivia Newton-John and „the pocket Venus“, Kylie Minogue.

Literature was represented by three great writers – Patrick White, Ethel Turner and „Banjo“ Paterson.

The last poster in line was the red one as is the colour of poppies because the battle fields of Normandy were covered with poppies when the Australian soldiers lost their lives in the First World War. They heard of two tunes – The Rouse and The Last Post as well as that the instrument playing them is the trumpet. Poppies became the emblem of the Remembrance Day celebrated on November 11th.

Since we all love to eat, we had to mention some traditional dishes such as Pavlova, a cake made to honour a Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, then the Australian traditional bread called damper and finally the Anzac biscuits.

Pupils had a chance to read an Aboriginal legend called The Creation of Life thanks to which they found out about the „Dreamtime“.

During each break there was a pupil in charge for playing  a CD with the Australian music. The list included Bee Gees, AC DC, Savage Garden, Olivia Newton - John and Kylie Minogue.

The 6th class pupils had a film workshop Ned Kelly thanks to which they found out about one of the most famous Australian bushrangers. They also made a Powerpoint presentation on him presented by Roberta Vučinić as well as on Ben Hall, a gentleman bushranger presented by Roberta's twin sister Vanja or simply Felix the Cat.

Doris Klaić from the 1st class and her brother Sanjin from the 4th class presented an Aboriginal story for children titled How the Birds Got their Colour. Sanjin was reading the story while Doris was presenting her drawings that follow the story.

Michael Mlađenović, Zoran Mamula and Igor Polovina from the 8th class gave a detailed presentation on Aboriginal Australians as well.

Mirjam Golik and Roberta Vučinić from the 6th class said something about the Aboriginal art for children.

Vanja Vučinić from the 6th class introduced the Australian flora and fauna to the visitors after which 10 more pupils (Zoran Mamula, Ivan Dokmanović, Ema Lešnjaković, David Ćelam, Valentina Alinčić, Mirjam Golik, Luka Majetić, Ema Konjević, Teodor Ninković and Sretan Vučinić) told the visitors a sentence or two about the endemic animals that live in Australia. They even had the stuffed animals.

We also had a very important visit from the representatives of the Australian Embassy. Mrs Dijana Padežanin was one of them. She's the one with whom made all the arrangement regarding Australian Education Kit which we recommend to everyone. It's a great teaching reasourse.

The other guest from the Embassy came from Canberra and his name is Mr Andrea Carlo Biggi. He's the Policy Officer for the Southern Europe Section at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade within the Australian Government. He went on the tour through Australia guided by our own Felix after which he watched the presentations made by pupils from the 5th to the 8th class. He was so impressed that he even participated in presenting of the stuffed animals. He told pupils stories about kangaroos that live close to his house as well as a kookaburra who was so cocky that it even stole his steak and large flying foxes that can be seen in Canberra.

Pupils were given little koalas and kangaroos to remember the Australian Embassy's visit by and Vanja gave Mr Biggi a painting of Moravice landscape painted by our History and Geography teacher, Mr Novica Vučinić.

Vanja  also did an interview with Mr Biggi in front of all the pupils from the  upper classes.

The school received a certificate from the Embassy for promoting Australia and the Australian culture.

After the „serious part“ there was a little reception and it was very Australian, but the best thing was the cake.

 

We would also like to thank the Embassy of Australia for supporting us every step of the way.

Special thank you goes to Policy Officer for Southern European Section at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Andrea Carlo Biggi from Canberra who came to our little school and brought a little bit of Australia with him.

And one more thank you goes to Mrs Dijana Padežanin from the Embassy who was very helpful and supportive every step of the way.

 

You have...

...a beautiful homeland  everyone should visit

...a variety of the Aboriginal languages you should try to preserve

...the education system you should be proud of

...the writers everyone should read

 

...and much, much more.

 

 

 

 

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 28. 11. 2015. 22:03

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

On November 26th Americans celebrated Thanksgiving Day. It is always celebrated on the 4th Thursday in November. It has certain religious roots but it's also a sort of a harvest festival. Families gather around on that day and they dine together. They usually eat turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beas, cornbread, pumpkin pie and many more. 

To all those celebrating it...

Happy Thankgiving Day!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 26. 11. 2015. 12:23

Interviewing Mark Andrews and Arjana Blažić

On November 14th, 2015 the 6th class pupils Vanja Vučinić, Roberta Vučinić and Mirjam Golik as well as the 8th class pupils Michael Mlađenović and Zoran Mamula came to Rijeka, to the Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities where the Croatian Association of Teachers of English - Rijeka Branch had its 2nd meeting. The guests were a SOL (Sharing One Language) representative Mr Mark Andrews who held an inspiring workshop on migrants and Paddington Bear as the first of the British migrants and Mrs Arjana Blažić, our eTwinning ambassador and a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow at Penn State, the USA. The girls did an interview with Mark Andrews and he himself thought that they had some really good questions. Boys did the interview with Arjana Blažić who even showed them some of the web tools she is using with her student on the mobile phone. After the interviews were done, the pupils went home and the teachers stayed there enjoying in Arjana's workshop.

We would like to thank our driver Dorian Baraba for spending his Saturday with us!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 17. 11. 2015. 20:24

Lest We Forget - November 11th, 2015

The date is November 11th. The time is 11 o'clock in the morning. The bugler is playing The Last Post, a rather slow and sad tune. 2-minute silence to honour the ones who gave their lives for the better tomorrow. Again the bugler. This time The Rouse, a faster tune that used to encourage soldiers when going into the battle. The number is 62 000. That's the number of Australian soldiers who lost their lives in the WWI. 

Wear a poppy today in honour of the brave men who fought and died for your better tomorrow!

May they rest in peace!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 11. 11. 2015. 20:15

The days od The Republic of Ireland in Moravice

The Republic of Ireland

On Thursday 22nd of October, pupils from 5th and 6th class from Severin na Kupi went to Moravice.We travelled for 10 minutes.When we arrived, we went to school.At  school, we saw the English teacher Davorka Nekić and a pupil Vanja Vučinić who took us through school and posters and who presented Ireland to us. I hope that all who were in Moravice understood the presentation, because everything was in English.We saw many actors,singers famous buildins and movies from Ireland. It was  nice and very interesting.

                                                        Anđela Osojnički, 6th class Severin na Kupi

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objavio: Jasmina Krakar  datum: 8. 11. 2015. 18:58

Days od bread

Every year in October, our school denote one day to be the day of bread. Pupils bring homemade bread, bread products and cakes  into school. On that day, we eat our bread products for lunch. 

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objavio: Jasmina Krakar  datum: 8. 11. 2015. 18:49

Happy Halloween from Moravice!

On Friday, October 30th we celebrated Halloween at our school in Moravice. Yes, we are perfectly aware that Halloween is on October 31st, but since that date was Saturday, we decided to celebrate it on Friday. All the pupils were dressed up as superheroes and supernatural creatures, so you could meet Superman, Spiderman and Batman as well as some more human characters such as Indiana Jones and a hunter; there were ghosts, witches, black cats, zombies, vampires and monsters. We played some music so the pupils could dance a bit. Photos were taken to remember how scary they were!

Happy Halloween to all! And don't forget to look underyour beds...who knows what's hidden there...

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 1. 11. 2015. 20:29

The Irishmen from Moravice in Gorske novosti

Dear all,

there's an article about the Week of the Republic of Ireland published in Gorske novosti, so if you are interested, please read it on the following link: 

http://gorskenovosti.net/2015/10/26/moravicki-osnovci-nastavljaju-sa-skolskim-projektom-tjedan-u-znaku-republike-irske-koju-su-istrazili-kroz-geografiju-povijest-arhitekturu-i-njihove-istaknute-osobe/

Thank you to Gorske novosti for supporting us in this way!

 

 

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 26. 10. 2015. 21:23

The Week of the Republic of Ireland 2015 Vijest ima dokument u privitku

The Week of the Republic of Ireland

October 19th 2015 - October 23rd 2015

 

On Monday, October 19th two 6th class pupils, Valentina Alinčić and Roberta Vučinić opened the Week of the Republic of Ireland in both English and Croatian language. Why in both languages? Because the pupils from the lower classes don't understand that much of English. As well as some teachers. So they did the opening speech bilingually and everyone could understand everything.

With the last words of the opening speech the national anthem The Soldier's Song started. They heard it for the first time ever...and it was in Irish, not English.

The guided tour was led by a 6th class pupil Vanja Vučinić dresses like a little leprechaun, a tiny and witty (a bit naughty as well) creature from the Irish legends.

There was a welcome desk with a Welcome sign in Irish as well as Oscar Wilde as a true representative of the Irish literature and a great figure to welcome all the visitors. There was a pot with shamrock decorated with the name of the country as well as a little leprechaun with his own pot of gold. The shamrock was an obvious choice since it's the symbol of Ireland. We couldn't find a stag as the Irish national animal, but we managed to find a fawn whom we named Liam (which means a strong-willed warrior or a protector). Although Liam is still a fawn, one day he'll grow up and become a beautiful Irish stag!

The next in line to represent the magical Ireland was a little fairy named Órla (which means a golden princess) with a pint of Guiness for the visitors. Why Guiness? Ireland is notorious for its dark beer.

Have you tried it? If you did, let us know how it tastes. We aren't allowed to drink. You know...being children and all that.

 

As every country has got a flag, so does Ireland and its flag is called the Tricolor. Why? Because it consists of three colours.

 

After meeting Oscar, Liam and Órla, it was time to start our journey through Ireland. The first stop was its geography. So the pupils got the opportunity to find out that Dublin is its capital while there are other great cities such as Cork, Limerick, Galway and Sligo. They found out how similar Ireland is to our homeland and which two languages are spoken there. They were suggested to take lots of euros to buy their English teacher something nice if/when they go to Ireland.

 

The poster that followed  presented the saddest event in the Irish history – the Great Famine. Pupils were shocked when they found out how many Irishmen had lost their lives due to the mass starvation and how many had to leave their isle. And it all began with the potato blight. The Emerald Isle became the isle left behind... What an impact it had on the Irish history is best seen from the fact that the period before the Famine is referred to as the  pre-Famine period.

 

The pupils got to know how the Irish goverment functions. They learnt that the Republic of Ireland is a republic whose government is headed by the prime minister called the Taoiseach while the deputy prime minister is called the  Tánaiste. There are also Seanad Éireann or  the upper house of the Parliament called Oireachtas as well as  Dáil Éireann or the lower house. They „met“ the Irish president Michael D. Higgins who has been elected for the period of seven years and can be elected for only two terms.

 

Another novelty for them was that the coat of arms is a golden harp with silver strings on a blue background.

 

Since we believe that the true power lies in women the following two posters were dedicated to the greatest women that have ever lived. And they lived in Ireland.

There's Queen Maeve who started the Cattle Raid of Cooley just to steal  a bull. However, the bull belonged to her ex husband, King Ulster.

Grace O'Malley was known as the pirate queen or the sea queen. Her rebellious act of not kneeling before the Queen of England is legendary.

Catherine Hayes, often referred to as the „Madonna of her days“ was the most famous Irish soprano.

Betsy Grey was and still is a folk hero in both Ireland and the northern Ireland.

We should also mention Annie Moore since she is the first imigrant to the USA.

Lady Gregory co-founded two theatres while Maud Gonne is a woman responsible for Yeats' most beautiful verses (he proposed, she said no, he was hurt, she not so much...he wrote the most beautiful verses in his pain...for which he wasn't much thankful to Mrs Gonne...but we are because his poetry is definitely worth reading!).

Lady Markievicz was one of the first women in the whole world to hold a cabinet position.

And finally, the 21st century national hero is a young boxer Katie Taylor. You must have heard of her...because she's the Irish, European, World and Olympic champion in 60 kg division! Go, Katie!

So, as we have already said...The true power lies here, among all these great ladies.

If you ever decide to study in Ireland, the top 5 universities are Trinity College, Dublin City University, University College Dublin, University College Cork and University in Limerick. The first three are all situated in the capital – Dublin.

 

There are men in Ireland as well. We opted for three:

James Hoban or the Irishman who designed the White House in Washington, DC

John Tyndall or the Irishman who studied the infra-red radiation and the physical properties of air

and, Ernest Walton, a Nobel Prize winner and the Irishman who artificially split the atom

 

There are so many sights worth seeing in Dublin that we simply had to make not one but – three posters. And even that wasn't enough to include all Dublin's landmarks. Children liked the National Leprechaun Museum very much because it's about leprechauns and all things inside are extremely big so visitors are actually as tinny as leprechauns. They were fascinated with Merrion Square after finding out how many famous Irish writers had lived there. Near that location, there's Oscar Wilde's statue that some of the pupils immediately recognised. Good for them!

There was Saint Patrick's Cathedral on one of the posters and they were very proud of themselves to remember that there are two cathedrals of the same name, one in the USA and the other one in Australia. Then they noticed Saint Mary's Church which is no longer the church but it has been turned into a restaurant and a pub.  There were also two beautiful bridges named after two of the greatest Irish witers – one being James Joyce and the other one Samuel Beckett. Kilmanheim Gaol was among the landmarks that drew their attention on the first sight because of the building itself. For those among you who don't know this – it used to be a prison. Today it's a museum. Since there are many breathtaking castles in Dublin, we opted for several such as the Dublin Castle and the Ashtown Castle.

Considering how tiny Vanja the Leprechaun is...please have in mind that she can fit into any suitcase...and she likes travelling!

 

Walking through the landmarks of the capital, we came to the posters presenting the notorious and the bright new film stars.The notorious ones are all men:  one of the best Bonds ever – Pierce Brosnan and the man the older generations know for his role in Schindler's List while the younger ones know his from Batman. There's also Colin Farrell and a star of The Tudors Jonathan Rhys Meyers.  The bright new stars are Evanna Lynch or famous Luna Lovegood from several Harry Potter films, Misha Barton who made her name in The OC. There's Sarah Bolger who plays the role of Lady Mary Tudor in The Tudors and less known Dominique McElligott who plays mostly in the independant films.

 

The most famous TV brands we could find are already mentioned The Tudors that deal with Henry VIII and his reign. There's Love/Hate about the criminal underground of Dublin. The Vikings are made in the Irish production so we decided to put them on the poster as well. And finally there's Mrs Brown's Boys in which the main role of Mrs Brown is played by an actor Brendan O'Carroll.

 

After enjoying in the film industry, we came to the music which is represented by the legends such as The Dubliners and U2. But there's also one of the greatest vocalist ever and her name is Sinéad O'Connor. There's one boyband that split several years ago – Westlife and Ronan Keating, now a solo singer and before a member of another boyband called Boyzone.

 

One of the greatest dancing attractions in the whole world presents the Irish dances within the story of love and battle. Of course, it's Lord of the Dance! They have been dancing since 1996 and they keep on going!

 

After putting down our dance shoes, we came to the Irish literature or the Magnificient Four as we have called them: Jonathan Swift famous for his Gulliver's Travels that pupils read in the 6th class, George Bernard Shaw who wrote Pygmalion on which My Fair Lady starring Audrey Hepburn was made, James Joyce with his many works out of which we have chosen The Dubliners and Bram Stoker, the man who created ever-inspiring Dracula.

 

The last in line was the festive poster about Saint Patrick's Day (naturally). It's celebrated on March 17th and people usually dress up in green. Some even go so far as to dress up their dogs as seen on the poster. The symbol of Ireland is a shamrock which actually symbolised Christianity at the very beginning. It represents the Holy Trinity – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

And so you know we can pronounce this:

Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh!

Can you?

 

 

There was a Powerpoint presentation about the Irish giant Finn McCool who wasn't so cool when he saw the Scottish giant Benandonner. But luckily for him, he had a clever wife who saved the day disguising him as a baby. The Scotsman ran away after seeing „the baby“. He even destroyed the causeway so that Finn can't come to Scotland. If you are interested  in the legend of the two giants, read „Finn McCool and the Giant Causeway“.

 

The British may have Jaime Oliver, but the Irish have Donal Skehan. And he's better looking than Jaime (at least my girls think so). If you want to try some traditional Irish dishes, you should follow Donal's recipes for Irish soda bread, Irish brown yeast bread, calcannon or the legendary Irish stew. When you make some, we promise to come!

There was a literary workshop held on James Joyce's The Cat and the Devil which the younger ones loved. Little Doris Klaić from the 1st class drew and coloured a cat and a devil together with her mom Tea. As you can see even the parents participated.

 

A film wotkshop was also held. We watched a film called The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns from 1999 starring Randy Quaid and Órla Brady. It is a film based on the Shakespearean motive of love between „enemies“ like the one in Romeo and Juliet. In this case, a leprechaun named Mickey Maldoon falls in love with a fairy princess named Jessica. There's also the love story between a man and a woman, an American named Jack and an Irish named Kathleen. After watching the film, we discussed the plot explaining its connection to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as well as talking about different magical creatures mentioned in the film. Afterwards, we made a poster dedicated to the film.

 

During the Week of Ireland all the classes were taken on a journey through the isle. We had visitors who were also interested in finding out more about the Emerald Isle. We would like to thank our visitors from Severin na Kupi  for coming and their teacher for bringing them.

 

We would also also to thank the best neighbours in the world - our neighbouring Railway Technical School, Moravice for coming and supporting us in this project.

 

Vanja also took our teachers on a journey through the isle. They were happy to see all that we have done and the way culture is taught in our little school.

 

After the last tour through Ireland we all went to meet Mr Paul O'Grady, the leader and the director of Irish Maiden, the first school of Irish dances in Croatia. He held a workshop which was a combination of the presentation about the Irish culture, singing and of course, dancing. All of us had a great time dancing the Irish dances. We thank Paul for coming and being a patient teacher to both teachers and pupils.

Vanja the Leprechaun also did an interview with Paul O'Grady which he himself called the best interview he has ever had in the last 13 years.

 

 

 

We would also like to thank the Embassy of the Republic of Ireland for supporting us every step of the way.

Special thank you goes to the Ambassador, Mr Tim Harrington who wanted to come but unfortunately couldn't make it.

And one more thank you goes to Mr Bernard Vrban from the Embassy who was very helpful and supporting.

 

You have...

...a beautiful homeland  everyone should visit

...a language you should try to preserve

...the dances you should teach worldwide

...the writers everyone should read

 

...and much, much more.

 

 

Sláinte!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 23. 10. 2015. 17:00

The Week of the Republic of Ireland

We are happy to invite you to a very special week titled The Week of the Republic of Ireland which will take place in Nikola Tesla Primary School starting on Monday, 19th October.

 

The Week will be opened for 5 days, of course and each day there will be guided tours through the school corridors covering many poster aboutIreland. The guide will be a 6th class pupil Vanja Vučnić, dresses as a little leprechaun.

On Friday we are expecting dear guests - Mr Paul O'Grady who is going to teach us some Irish dances anad songs and Mr Tim Harrington, the Ambassador of Ireland to Croatia.

 

For the guided tour along the school corridors, please let us know what would be the best time for you.

 

 

We are looking forward to your arrival.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 18. 10. 2015. 17:32

2015 Days of Bread

On October 14th, 2014 we celebrated the Day of bread in our school. The celebration included the opening speech deliverd by teacher Novica Vučinić and many beautiful poems...all about bread, of course. Some of the pupils together with their parents and grandparents made delicious bread, biscuits, cakes and all of us had a bite. Everything was delicious! The most unique ones were the little piglets made by Mrs Anita Pupić Alinčić, a mother of our 6th class pupil Valentina. 

Many pupils brought apples, nuts and pumpkins.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 14. 10. 2015. 17:26

2015 European Day of Languages

On September 25, 2015 (because September 26 was Saturday) we celebrated the European Day of Languages in our school. This is the third year that we celebrated  that day in Primary school Nikola Tesla in Moravice. We decorated a school hall with a hand-made paper tree with a little squirrel inside it as well as many beautiful red apples each with a motivational word written in the middle. Some of the words were creativity, support, originality, hard work, uniqueness, and many more.

We had a really great time on the European Day of Languages! And we are looking forward to many more to come!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 25. 9. 2015. 17:22

With the compliments of the Canadian Embassy

On June 10th the pupils of Nikola Tesla Primary School have received a Thank you note from the Canadian ambassador to Croatia, Mrs Louise LaRocque. She was very happy to find out that her country was one of the countries included in our cultural project.

As as ign of her appreciation she has sent us a book called Trans Canada Trail about a 16,000 km long trail that connects one side of Canada to another. It's a 16,000 kilometres long dream.

We thank the Canadian Embassy and the Ambassador herself for recognizing our effort and supporting us. As well thank you for the great book on your country. We'll gladly read it.

Pupils of Moravice with teacher Davorka

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 11. 6. 2015. 17:40

Route 66 Festival - We came and rode with you! Vijest ima dokument u privitku

May 30th was the second day of the Route 66 Festival organized by the US Embassy in Zagreb. It took place in the Museum of Modern Arts. It opened at 11 am and we (Valentina, Roberta, Vanja, Ella, Zorana and Petra) were there half an hour earlier thanks to our driver Dorian.

Thank you, Dorian!

We "started" in Chicago, Illinois....rode through all the Route 66 photos made by our phoptographer/traveller Riana Petanjek...and finally reached the final point - Santa Monica, California.

We took a photo under the sign of Lucille's diner and we saw a Houston-born chef Chris Williams.

Afterwards, we participated in a workshop organized for children. It was about making your own totem. So my girls, all 6 of them, make one big totem representing an eagle. It was colourful and decorated with the symbols used by the Native Americans. We had certain difficulties with the wings but we managed to fix the problem.

We had a great time!

Next time you can time with us and ride on Route 66!

 

For all those interested in finding out more on our ride, there's a document attached to this news. Have fun reading it!

 

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 31. 5. 2015. 22:13

British Council Croatia in Moravice

On May 29th Mr Conor Snowden, the British Council director for Croatia and Slovenia together with Ms Branka Žaja from the British Council in Zagreb visited our school within the project called "The Month of the English Culture", met our pupils and the teaching staff and participated in the General knowledge quiz as members of the decision making board.

 

A big thank you to British Council Croatia for coming to our little village and supoorting us in our cultural project!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 31. 5. 2015. 22:05

General knowledge quiz 2015

On May 29th 2015 there was the General knowledge quiz held in Nikola Tesla Primary School in Moravice. There were 4 groups competing each representing one of the upper classes. There were 4 members in each group.

The groups were:

5th class: Valentina Alinčić, Mirjam Golik, Roberta Vučinić and Vanja Vučinić

6th class: Ella Musulin, Suzana Petrović, Lana Uzelac and Vedran Višnić

7th class: Mateo Aščić, Zoran Mamula, Michael Mlađenović and Igor Polovina

8th class: Natalija Dokmanović, Refik Husić, Marin Mamula and Dario Konjević

Each group had a buzzer of different colour and sound. The English teacher was in charge of asking the questions while the decision making board was made of our headmaster Anton Burić in charge of adding their points, then a British Council representative Ms Branka Žaja, who was monitoring the buzzers and the British Council director for Croatia and Slovenia Mr Conor Snowden for saying whether the answer is correct or not.

They had to listen to a question and press the buzzer to get an opportunity to answer it. If their answer was incorrect, the next group who pressed its buzzer second got the chance to answer the same music question.

They had to listen to 100 questions containing everything they heard of during the past four weeks of the Month of the English Culture.

The final results were these:

1st place: 5th class

2nd place: 8th class

3rd place: 7th class

4th place: 6th class

Each group has been awarded a trophy with the name of the project (The Month of the English Culture 2015) and their place engraved as well as something sweet. The prizes have been awarded to them by Mr Snowden.

The official photographer of the event was a 7th class pupil Zorana Konjević.

 

 

Congratulations to all the participants! 

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 31. 5. 2015. 21:54

Essays on the Month of the English Culture - take a look! Vijest ima dokument u privitku

Dear all,

we have decided to put here all the essays from all four weeks of culture so you can read them in details and see the photos that are included in them.

All the essays are in PDF.

Teacher Davorka and the pupils of Moravice

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 29. 5. 2015. 19:50

The new School Bell is out! Vijest ima dokument u privitku

Dear pupils, teachers, friends!

We are happy to inform you that the third issue of our magazine in English is out! The School Bell No. 3 is here and we are very proud of it!

There's one printed version in our school so people can go though it. But it is also copied on CDs, so if you are intereted in reading it, I can send you The School Bell CD. Just let me know! :-)

I just want to say thank you to all my pupils from the 1st to the 8th class. You are my constant inspiration and motivation! 

Love you all,

teacher D.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 29. 5. 2015. 19:25

Week 4: Canada

On May 25th, 2015 the fourth week of the Month of the English Culture was opened. It was the week of Canada.

At the school entrance there was a desk decorated with the Welcome sign and Michael Ondaatje's  picture next to it. There was also a list with all the official flowers of Canada. The maple leaf was there, too. There was a beaver as the national animal of the country.

Two 6th class pupils, Ella Musulin and Lana Uzelac opened the week. After listening to O Canada our pupils went to their classrooms.

During the past five days each class had a guided tour through the school corridors. It was like travelling through Canada with your own personal guide. Their guide was a 5th class pupil Mirjam Golik, dressed as one of the most famous Australian cartoon characters – our own Atomic Betty.

At the very beginning of the tour she took them on a journey through geography of Canada during which they found out that Canada actually consists of 10 provinces and 3 territories and that its capital is Ottawa while Toronto, Montreal, Quebec and Vancouver are some of the largest cities there. They found out that there are two languages spoken there: English and French.

Regarding the history of Canada three groups of native people were mentioned: the First Nations people, Inuit and Métis. They also found out that many of the natives died due to the diseases the white European settlers brought with them.

They learnt something about the Canadian governement and how it functions – who makes the laws, who enforces them and what is the highest court in the country. They found out that it's a republic monarchy with its government whose head is the Prime Minister as well as that it has got the queen. The current Prime Minister is Stephen Harper while the Queen is actually Queen Elizabeth II which came as a shock to them. But then they remembered the colonisation and they understood why the Queen of England is also the Queen of Canada as well as Australia.

There was also a poster containing all 22 Prime Ministers of Canada including the current one who is also the 22nd one. They could see which political party they belonged to as well as the list of the political parties in Canada.

There was a poster about the top 5 Canadian universities including the University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario, the University of Waterloo, Queen's University and the McMaster University. They learnt that each of those universities has got its own coat of arms and motto.

They leant about many Canadian landmarks such as the Niagara Falls, Peggys Cove, Chateau Frontenac and Chateau Lake Louise, the Hopewell Rocks, Saint Joseph's Oratory and many more.

The latter two were also presented by the paper models.

They enjoyed learning about the film industry and TV shows including names such as Jim Carrey, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling and Hayden Christensen as well as TV shows like Flashpoint, Degrassi: The Next Generation, La Femme Nikita and Naturally, Sadie.

Music introduced them to some of the greatest Canadian artists such as Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, Avril Lavigne and Justin Bieber.

Literature was represented by three great writers – Robertson Davies, Michael Ondaatje, Alice Munro and Carol Shields.

The last poster in line was about the state holiday in Canada. It's called Canada Day and it is celebrated on 1st July. The main celebration is in the capital, Ottawa.

Since we all love to eat, we had to mention some traditional dishes such as the poutine, the butter tart, the Nanaimo cake and so on.

Pupils had a chance to read many of the ghost stories, legends and myths originating from the natives of Canada.

Last in line was a Powerpoint presentation on Canada done by the 8th class pupils Natalija Dokmanović, Vedrana Dragović, Milica Milošević and Andrea Perić. It contained everything - geography, history, landmarks, universities, film, TV shows, music, literature but also sports with a special stress on ice hockey.

During each break there was a pupil in charge for playing  a CD with the Canadian music. The list included Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, Avril Lavigne and Justin Bieber.

The 1st and the 2nd class pupils had a cartoon workshop – Caillou; they watched the cartoon without the Croatian subtitles after which they had to colour the Caillou pattern; each pupil got his/her own colouring sheet.

The pupils who participated in this project working with me for the past several months, staying overtime 2-3 times a week, staying 90 minutes longer than all the others during our workshops got a certificate  that I made.

Our neighbours from the Railway Technical School also came together with some of their pupils and they were thrilled after seeing and being a part of our Canada week and after being guided by our own little Atomic Betty.

I just want to say that nothing of this would be possible if there hadn't been for my pupils. They showed a great willingness to participate in this project and they were persistent to carry it through. Therefore, this project is equally theirs as it is mine.

A special thanks goes to Miss Mirjam Golik, a 5th class pupil and the best Atomic Betty anyone has even seen.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 29. 5. 2015. 19:13

Visiting Moravice

The month of the English culture

On Wednesday, 20th of May 2015, Kristina, Karin, Lorena, Silvija, Lana, Kristijan, Luka, our English teacher Jasmina Krakar and me – Anđela, went to Moravice to visit the school  and see what have the pupils from Moravice done in their project „The month of  the English culture“. In week 3, they presented Australia.

We learnt that some famous actors and singers come from Australia. We also learnt some interesting facts about Australian films. Every time the bell rang, one pupil played Australian songs during breaks. It was very nice.

Anđela Osojnički, 5th class, Severin na Kupi

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objavio: Jasmina Krakar  datum: 28. 5. 2015. 18:53

The School Bell 3 - Vrbovsko Vijest ima dokument u privitku

Pupils from Vrbovsko have also finished their part of the mutual school magazine in English - The School Bell. So please, take a look!

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objavio: Biljana Jakšić  datum: 28. 5. 2015. 18:08

Music quiz 2015

On May 27th 2015 there was the Music quiz held in Nikola Tesla Primary School in Moravice. There were 4 groups competing each representing one of the upper classes. There were 4 members in each group.

The groups were:

5th class: Valentina Alinčić, Mirjam Golik, Roberta Vučinić and Vanja Vučinić

6th class: Ella Musulin, Suzana Petrović, Lana Uzelac and Vedran Višnić

7th class: Mateo Aščić, Zoran Mamula, Michael Mlađenović and Igor Polovina

8th class: Natalija Dokmanović, Refik Husić, Marin Mamula and Dario Konjević

Each group had a buzzer of different colour and sound. The English teacher was in charge of the music while the decision making board was made of our Maths teacher Milena Vidas in charge of adding their points, then our Science teacher Biljana Lešnjaković, who was monitoring the buzzers and our 3rd class teacher Snježana Dokmanović for saying whether the answer is correct or not.

They had to listen to a song and press the buzzer to get an opportunity to guess the singer or the band. If their answer was incorrect, the next group who pressed its buzzer second got the chance to answer the same music question.

They had to listen to 46 numbers containing The Beatles, Elton John, Adele, Amy Winehouse, One Direction, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Elvis Presley, Madonna, The Bee Gees, Savage Garden, Olivia Newton-John, Kylie Minogue, Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, Avril Lavigne and Justin Bieber.

The final results were these:

1st place: 5th class

2nd place: 8th class

3rd place: 6th class

4th place: 7th class

Each group has been awarded a music trophy with the name of the project (The Month of the English Culture 2015) and their place engraved.

The official photographer of the event was a 7th class pupil Zorana Konjević.

 

 

Congratulations to all the participants! You were remarkable and you made me very proud! I am happy to be your teacher!

 

 

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 27. 5. 2015. 18:24

The School Bell 3 is out - school Severin na Kupi Vijest ima dokument u privitku

Dear all, the new number of our school magazine in English is out. This is only a part of a mutual project that combines all our schools: Vrbovsko, Moravice and Severin na Kupi. So please, take a look at  what have pupils from Severin na Kupi, Lukovdol and Veliki Jadrč done and enjoy!

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objavio: Jasmina Krakar  datum: 26. 5. 2015. 17:48

Week 3: Australia

On May 18th, 2015 the third week of the Month of the English Culture was opened. It was the week of Australia.

At the school entrance there was a desk decorated with the Welcome sign and Patrick White's picture next to it. There was also a golden wattle bouquet since this flower is the official flower of Australia as well as a kangaroo as the official animal of the country.

Two 6th class pupils, Ella Musulin and Lana Uzelac opened the week. After listening to Advance Australia Fair our pupils went to their classrooms.

During the past five days each class had a guided tour through the school corridors. It was like travelling through Australia with your own personal guide. Their guide was a 5th class pupil Vanja Vučinić, dressed as one of the most famous Australian cartoon characters – our own Felix the Cat.

At the very beginning of the tour she took them on a journey through geography of Australia and they got to know how many parts make Australia and which are their capitals. They found out that even though two largest citiest are Sydney and Melbourne, none of those cities is the capital. The capital is Canberra and it is considered to be the bush capital. They also found out that Australia is the 6th largest country in the world but besides being the country, it's also an island and a continent. It is referred to as the country „Down Under“ since it's on the south hemisphere.

Regarding the history of Australia they found out about the Aborigines as the native people of Australia. They saw a boomerang and learnt that it was used for hunting and that there are boomerangs of different sizes and shapes. They also heard of an Aboriginal instrument new to them – the didgeridoo and remembered it from some TV commercial. What impressed them the most was the fact that the Aborigines are the oldest living population on our planet.

They learnt something about the Australian governement and how it functions – who makes the laws, who enforces them and what is the highest court in the country. They found out that it's a republic monarchy with its government whose head is the Prime Minister as well as that it has got the queen. The current Prime Minister is Tony Abbott while the Queen is actually Queen Elizabeth II which came as a shock to them. But then they remembered the colonisation and they understood why the Queen of England is also the Queen of Australia.

There was also a poster containing all 28 Prime Ministers of Australia including the current one who is also the 28th one. They could see which political party they belonged to as well as the list of the political parties in Australia.

There was a poster about the top 5 Australian universities including the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, the University of Melbourne, Monash University and the Australian National University. They learnt that each of those universities has got its own coat of arms and motto.

They leant about many Australian landmarks such as Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne, Adelaide Gaol, the Wheel of Brisbane, the National War Memorial, the Old Mill in Perth, Port Arthur in Tasmania, the State Library in Queensland, Uluru, Kangaroo Island and some more. Till this week they have only encountered two Australian landmarks – Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. So this was a great opportunity for them to see many more landmarks.

The latter two were also presented by the paper models.

They enjoyed learning about the film industry and TV shows including names such as Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Chris Hemsworth as well as TV shows like Neighbours, Mother and Son and Dame Edna Everage.

Music introduced them to some of the greatest Australian artists such Bee Gees, AC DC, Savage Garden, Olivia Newton-John and „the pocket Venus“, Kylie Minogue.

Literature was represented by three great writers – Patrick White, Ethel Turner and „Banjo“ Paterson.

The last poster in line was the red one as is the colour of poppies because the battle fields of Normandy were covered with poppies when the Australian soldiers lost their lives in the First World War. They heard of two tunes – The Rouse and The Last Post as well as that the instrument playing them is the trumpet. Poppies became the emblem of the Remembrance Day celebrated on November 11th.

Since we all love to eat, we had to mention some traditional dishes such as Pavlova, a cake made to honour a Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, then the Australian traditional bread called damper and finally the Anzac biscuits.

Pupils had a chance to read an Aboriginal legend called The Creation of Life thanks to which they found out about the „Dreamtime“.

Last in line was a Powerpoint presentation on Australia done by the 8th class pupils Natalija Dokmanović, Refik Husić, Simeon Rajnović and Bojan Vučković. It contained everything - geography, history, landmarks, universities, film, TV shows, music, literature but also sports with a special stress on cricket.

During each break there was a pupil in charge for playing  a CD with the Australian music. The list included Bee Gees, AC DC, Savage Garden, Olivia Newton - John and Kylie Minogue.

The 1st and the 2nd class pupils had a cartoon workshop – Felix the Cat (more precisely, Felix in Egypt); they watched the cartoon without the Croatian subtitles after which they had to colour the Felix pattern; each pupil got his/her own colouring assignment.

The 5th class pupils had a film workshop Rabbit-Proof Fence thanks to which they found out about the assimilation programme carried out by the Australian government till 1973 when it was finally abandoned. They learnt about the Stolen Generations to which Australian Prime Minister apologized in 2008. After the film, they made a poster based on the film and we discussed the programme of assimilation as well as the role of A. O. Neville as the Chief Protector of the Aborigines.

The pupils who participated in this project working with me for the past several months, staying overtime 2-3 times a week, staying 90 minutes longer than all the others during our workshops got a certificate  that I made.

Our neighbours from the Railway Technical School also came together with some of their pupils and they were thrilled after seeing and being a part of our Australia week and after being guided by our own little Felix the Cat.

I just want to say that nothing of this would be possible if there hadn't been for my pupils. They showed a great willingness to participate in this project and they were persistent to carry it through. Therefore, this project is equally theirs as it is mine.

A special thanks goes to Miss Vanja Vučinić, a 5th class pupil and the best Felix the Cat from „Up Above“.

 

Next week Atomic Betty will be your guide through Canada! See you then!

 

 

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 22. 5. 2015. 20:35

Week 2: The United States of America

On May 11th, 2015 the second week of the Month of the English Culture was opened. It was the week of the United States of America.

At the school entrance there was a desk decorated with the Welcome sign and Hemingway's picture next to it. There was also a red rose as the official flower of the USA as well as a bald eagle as the official animal of the country.

Two 6th class pupils, Ella Musulin and Lana Uzelac opened the week. After listening to Star - Spangled Banner our pupils went to their classrooms.

During the past five days each class had a guided tour through the school corridors. It was like travelling through the USA with your own personal guide. Their guide was a 5th class pupil Valentina Alinčić, dressed as one of the most famous Disney's cartoon characters – our own Minnie Mouse.

At the very beginning of the tour she took them on a journey through geography of the USA and they got to know how many federal states make the USA and which are their capitals. They found out that there are 50 stars on the US flag that represent 50 federal states. Although each state has its own capital, the capital of the whole USA is Washington, DC.

Regarding the history of the USA, they got to know many interesting facts on the Native Americans and some of the most famous warriors such as Geronimo, Crazy Horse, Cochise, Tecumseh and a woman named Pocahontas who married a white man and even met the Queen of England. The Battle of the Little Bighorn was mentioned as well. Pupils were able to see the symbols used by the Native Americans to communicate, so there was a symbol of a snake which meant defiance. All the chiefs were presented with their own figure.

We moved through the history thanks to the presidents of the USA of which we mentioned some such as George Washington as the 1st president of the USA, Benjamin Franklin as one of the Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson as one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence, then Theodore Roosevelt as the youngest US president at the time of the election, Abraham Lincoln during whose presidentship slavery was finally abolished and Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal.

John F. Kennedy got his own poster representing him and his family as well as the curse that follows them where ever they go. So pupils got to know all the tragedies that happened to the members of the Kennedy family. They saw a world famous photograph of little John John saluting his father.

The last among the presidents was Barack Obama as the current president and the first African – American President of the USA.

A special poster was made with famous quotes such as Lincoln's Those who deny freedom to other deserve it not for themselves, and many more.

They learnt something about the US governement and how it functions – who makes the laws, who enforces them and what is the highest court in the country. They got a chance to see three seals: the President's seal, the Vice-President's seal and the seal of the US Senate. They noticed the bald eagle on each of the three seals.

There was a poster about the Ivy League and all of the eight universities that are a part of it. They saw each university's coat of arms as well as its motto.

They revised many well-known landmarks thanks to the poster containing infomation about them. But there were also many paper models of those landmarks such as the White House, the Capitol Hill, Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Golden Gate Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, Independence Hall, Lincoln Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, and so on.

They enjoyed learning about the film and music industry including names such as Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor, the old Hollywood glam as well as notorious Dynasty, then more recent Gilmore Girls, Seinfeld and their favourite The Big Bang Theory and Dr Sheldon Cooper's „Bazinga!“.

We also presented a Barbie doll representing Eliza Doolittle from the film My Fair Lady which is the exact Audrey Hepburn's replica.

There was a special corner dear to children as well as adults. It was the Disneyland corner with a poster and many figures representing the Disney's princesses, the first Disney's characters such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy Duck as well as more recent ones such as Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and many more.

Music introduced them to some of the greatest artists such as Elvis Presley, the king of rock 'n' roll, Madonna, a true queen of pop as well as the king of pop and the creator of the Moonwalk, Michael Jackson.

Literature was represented by two great writers – Ernest Hemingway and Mark Twain.

The last poster in line was the black one to show the most tragic event in the recent US history. It's 9/11. Each class paid its respect with a moment of silence for the innocent victims of that tragedy. May they rest in peace!

Since we all love to eat, we had to mention some traditional dishes such as Yankee pot roast, chocolate chip cookies, red velvet cake, meatloaf and so on.

Pupils had a chance to read an American legend on Rip van Winkle as well as a Native American story/legend on The Creation of the Navajo People. There was a desk with many books written in English that they can borrow from the school library.

Last in line was a Powerpoint presentation on the USA done by the 8th class pupils Dario Konjević and Marin Mamula. It contained everything - geography, history, landmarks, universities, film, TV shows, music, literature but also the USA national parks and famous sports (the most important being baseball, of course).

On Thuesday, 12th May the 3rd class pupils had a music/dance workshop during which they danced the polka which is the official state dance of Wisconsin. The song to which they danced was Oh Susana. Thanks to that song they learnt the names of  two federal states – Alabama and Louisiana. They also learnt what benjo is. And the most important – they had fun!

During each break there was a pupil in charge for playing  CDs with the USA music. The list included Elvis Presley, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Jon Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston and many more.

The 1st and the 2nd class pupils had a cartoon workshop based on Disney's Dumbo (they watched the cartoon without the Croatian subtitles after which they had to draw their version of Dumbo) while the 5th class pupils had a book/cartoon workshop The Aristocats (first we read a book and done some post-reading activities; the next day we watched the cartoon and did some post-watching activities) followed by making a poster based on the book we had read and the cartoon we had watched.

We had little visitors from our neighbouring kindergarten who were very interested in our Disneyland corner. They touched each figure and even played with some.

The pupils who participated in this project working with me for the past several months, staying overtime 2-3 times a week, staying 90 minutes longer than all the others during our workshops got a certificate  that I made.

Our neighbours from the Railway Technical School also came together with some of their pupils and they were thrilled after seeing and being a part of our USA week and after being guided by our own Minnie Mouse.

I just want to say that nothing of this would be possible if there hadn't been for my pupils. They showed a great willingness to participate in this project and they were persistent to carry it through. Therefore, this project is equally theirs as it is mine.

A special thanks goes to Miss Valentina Alinčić, a 5th class pupil and the best Minnie Mouse on this side of the pond!

Next week it's the Week of Australia! So join us and take a journey through the country of kangaroos with our own Felix the Cat!

 

 

 

 

 

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 15. 5. 2015. 18:16

Week 1: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and northern Ireland

On May 4th, 2015 The Month of the English Culture was officially opened. The first week was dedicated to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and northern Ireland.

At the school entrance there was a desk decorated with the Welcome sign and Shakespeare's figure next to it. There was also a red rose as the official flower of the UK as well as a bulldog in the UK raincoat as the official animal of the country. Two 6th class pupils, Ella Musulin and Lana Uzelac opened the week. After listening to God Save the Queen our pupils went to their classrooms.

During these five days each class had a guided tour through the school corridors. It was like travelling through the UK with your own personal guide. Their guide was a 5th class pupil Roberta Vučinić, dressed in Griffindor's colours representing Hermione Granger, Harry and Ron's friend.

At the very beginning of the tour she took them on a journey through geography of the UK and they got to know which countries make the UK and which are their capitals. They heard of Ben Nevis and Loch Ness as well as the Channel Tunnel connecting the UK and France.

They moved through history represented by the famous queens such as Elizabeth I, Mary,Queen of Scots, then Victoria and Elizabeth II. They also "met" King Henry VIII and his six wives. They found out many facts about the royal family and its members including the latest member, Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge.

They learnt something about the UK governement and the famous PMs such as Sir Winston Churchill, Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair and the current PM David Cameron.

There was a poster on two very prestigious universities - Oxford and Cambridge and the Boat race in which they traditionally participate.

They revised many well-known landmarks thanks to the poster containing infomation about them. But there were also many paper model of those landmarks such as the Buckingham Palace, Saint Paul's Cathedral, London Eye, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, and many more.

They enjoyed learning about the film and music industry including names such as Daniel Radcliffe, Orlando Bloom, Kate Winslet, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sir Anthony Hopkins, the Beatles, Adele, Sir Elton John, Amy Winehouse, and many more.

They heard of Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Darling Buds of May, Only Fools and Horses and their favourite one - Mr Bean...and of course, his Teddy.

Literature was represented by two great writers - William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.

The last poster in line presented a festival of their choice - Saint Patrick's Day which was all coloured in green. Some of them heard of shamrock for the first time.

Since we all love to eat, we had to mention some traditional dishes such as fish and chips, Irish stew, haggis, cottage pie and Yorkshire pudding. And very important tradion of drinking the 5 o'clock tea.

Pupils had a chance to read three stories around the school library - Scottish Tomlin, Irish The Giant's Wife and English The Gingerbread Boy. There was a desk with many books written in English that they can borrow from the library.

Last in line was a Powerpoint presentation on the UK done by the 8th class pupils Natalija Domanović and Marin Mamula. It had everything - geography, history, landmarks, universities, film, TV shows, music, literature but also the UK national parks and famous sports (the most important being football, of course).

During each break there was a pupil in charge for playing a CD with the UK music. The list included the Beatles, Queen, Sir Elton John, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Robbie Williams, U2 and One Direction.

The 1st and the 2nd class pupils had a workshop on making the UK flag called Union Jack while the 5th class pupils had a film workshop Paddington followed by making a poster based on the film.

On Wednesday, May 6th Tomislav Goluban visited our school. He has won 4 Porin awards since 2009 for playing the mouth organ. He used his mouth organ to immitate the sounds of chickens, trains, trains in a tunnel, etc. He played blues, country and gospel for them. He was not only interesting to listen; his lecture was very educational and our pupils enjoyed it very much.

On that same day a  reporter from Novi list, Marinko Krmpotić came to our school to hear something about our project. He also listened to Tomislav Goluban perform. He took several pictures while walking through the school corridors listening to the English teacher (that would be me) talk about the posters, paper models, figures, books, music, etc. 

One more event marked Wednesday and that's the English waltz danced by our pupils Valentina Alinčić and Mirjam Golik (5th class), Marillena Golik (6th class), Zoran Mamula (7th class) and Vedrana Dragović and Dario Konjević (8th class). They were great!

Our neighbours from the Railway Technical School also came together with some of their pupils and they were thrilled with our UK week and our own Hermione Granger.

I want to use this opportunity to say thank you to all the pupils who worked with me for the past several months and made this dream come true. Also, a big thank you to all pupils of Nikola Tesla Primary School for taking a journey through the UK with us. Thanks to my colleagues for all their support and kind words.

And a special thanks to Miss Roberta Vučinić, the best Hermione Granger Gorski kotar has ever seen! I'm proud to be your teacher!

 

Till next week and the journey through the USA with our own Minnie Mouse...

You're all invited!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 8. 5. 2015. 19:05

Visiting Željeznička tehnička škola Moravice

On Thursday, April 30th we were kindly invited to visit our neighbouring secondary school here in Moravice. It's Željeznička tehnička škola whose teachers gave us a tour through the school as well as the dormitory. Our pupils heard many interesting things from the field of economics, engineering, traffic, etc. 

We would like to thank our presenters for the execellent work they do in presenting their school as well as their principal Borivoj Dokmanović for inviting us.

We are proud to be your neighbours!

 

8th class pupils with teacher Davorka

 

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 1. 5. 2015. 22:34

The Month of the English Culture - let's have fun!

We are happy to invite you to a very special event titled The Month of the English Culture which will take place in Nikola Tesla Primary School starting on Monday, 4th May.

 

The Month will be opened for 4 weeks and each of those will represent a different English speaking country.

 

Timetable

Week 1: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and northern Ireland (4 – 8 May)

Week 2: The United States of America (11 – 15 May)

Week 3: Australia (18 – 22 May)

Week 4: Canada (25 – 29 May)

 

For the guided tour along the school corridors, please let us know what would be the best time for you.

 

We are looking forward to your arrival.

 

Pupils of Nikola Tesla Primary School with their English teacher Davorka Nekić, prof.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 29. 4. 2015. 18:10

Project Day 2015

On 9th April 2015 we had a Project Day in our school. All pupils from the 1st to the 8th class participated. The topic of the day was The values of Croatia within the European Union

The English group chose to present the following:

Saint James' Cathedral in Sibenik - one of the most important architectural creations on the Croatian soil

Risnjak National Park - the green symbol of our region

Lindjo - the traditional dance of Croatia

Mate Rimac - the bright star on the Croatian and European sky

Ivana Brlic - Mazuranic - the Croatian Andersen

Home made green ricotta cheese - the local product of our village

We also made a paper dolls dressed in the Lindjo traditional costumes. We introduced to our peers the stuffed toys of Lapitch, Gita, Bundaš and the parrot. Everyone could see the stuffed lynx after which Risnjak National Park got its name. And finally we served a home made green ricotta cheese made for us for the Project Day by Mrs Mira Petrovic from Moravice. It was delicious! 

Till next Project Day, 

Roberta & Valentina (5th class), Ella & Suzana (6th class), Natalija & Milica (8th class)

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 19. 4. 2015. 17:21

Pen pals are great!

Last month, which means March, we received the third set of letters from our pen pals from Primary school Triva Lebarnik Vitasovic from Lacarak near Sremska Mitrovica in Serbia. That set was preceeded by our set of letters about our families.

The letter exchange is governed by our English teacher Davorka Nekic and their English teacher Jasna Cvijetic.

We are very happy to have such great pen pals!

 

Pen pals from Moravice

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 19. 4. 2015. 17:14

Visiting Cinestar Rijeka

Moravice pupils in the Rijeka Cinestar

On Friday, 27th March 2015 we went to Cinestar in the Tower Centre Rijeka to watch a newly realeased film "Cinderella".

It's an American romantic fantasy film based on Charles Perrault's story "Cinderella". This film was directed by Kenneth Branagh and produced by David Barron, Simon Kinberg and Allison Shearmur from Walt Disney Pictures. The screenplay was written by Chris Weitz.

The film stars Lily James as Ella (Cinderella), Cate Blanchett  as Lady Tremaine (the Wicked Stepmother), Richard Madden as Prince Charming, Sophie McShera as Drizella, Holliday Grainger as Anastasia and Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother.

It was released on 13th March 2015 and so far has grossed over 263 million American dollars.

We enjoyed the film very much and we are looking forward to another visit to Cinestar.

 

Ella Musulin, 6th class, Moravice

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 28. 3. 2015. 10:39

Easter workshop: Easter Minions

On Friday, 27th March 2015 the 6th class pupils had an Easter workshop. We made Easter Minions using using styrofoam eggs which we then coloured in yellow and blue. We also used wiggle eyes. At the end we put our Easter Minions on sticks.

We had a lot of fun!

 

Have yourself a happy Minion Easter!

 

Ella Musulin, 6th class, Moravice

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 28. 3. 2015. 10:29

Happy Easter!

The pupils of Nikola Tesla Primary School from Moravice had marked the upcoming Eastern holidays by making Easter eggs and bunnies which were later on exhibited at the school entrance. 

Happy Easter!

 

Pupils from Moravice

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 28. 3. 2015. 10:17

Happy Saint Patty's Day!

On March 17th the Irishmen around the world as well as all those who love Ireland celebrate their patron saint, Saint Patrick. The legend says that Saint Patty took all the snakes of Ireland, put them in a box and threw the box into the sea. It is belived that whenever the sea is rough it's actually the snakes moving in the box trying to escape.

People are usually dressed in green which is the official colour of Ireland considering that it's the Emerald Isle. Some of them are dressed like  leprechauns and they have shamrocks which present the Holy Trinity (the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit).

 

Naomh sásta lá Patrick ar!

 

                   1st & 2nd class, Moravice
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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 22. 3. 2015. 12:51

Saint David's Day

On March 1st the Welshmen celebrate their patron saint - Saint David. We decided to do the same by colouring the pictures of the saint as well as the pictures of daffodil for which Wales is famous. All the colourings were done by the 1st and 2nd class pupils.

 

Sant hapus Diwrnod Dewi!

 

1st & 2nd class, Moravice

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 22. 3. 2015. 12:43

Pink T-shirts day

On 25th of February we marked  Pink T-shirts day in our school in Severin na Kupi. Students  and teachers  stood up against bullying by dressing pink T-shirts. Everybody in our school wants bullying to be as low as possible in the world.

 
Kristina Rožman, 5th class
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objavio: Barbara Turk Čop  datum: 26. 2. 2015. 10:06

VALENTINE'S DAY IN OUR SCHOOL

On 13th of February 2015 in Severin na Kupi, we celebrated Valentine's day in our school.
We had a little show and all classes had their "five minutes" to present us what they have done for that special day in year which is oblationaled to love . The show lasted one school class (45 minutes). We were also able to hear one song on English (I made a valentine for you), which I found great.
All in all, we all had so much fun and I hope we will be having more days like that.

 

Petra Medved, 8th class

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objavio: Barbara Turk Čop  datum: 24. 2. 2015. 08:30

I'm a Gingerbread man - catch me if you can!

Vedran Višnić making his gingerbread man

On December 19th we did another Christmas workshop. We made a gingerbread man using  white clay. We rolled the clay and then cut the gingerman out using an inox patter. We coloured our gingerbread men differently...so there are the brown ones, the yellowish ones and the red-pink ones. We decorated them differently using glitter glue of different colours. We had to leave them for the weekend to dry.

So we're looking forward to Monday and seeing our gingerbread men again!

 

Marillena Golik, Ella Musulin, Suzana Petrović, Aleksandra Trbović,

Lana Uzelac & Vedran Višnić, 6th class, Moravice

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objavio: Barbara Turk Čop  datum: 20. 12. 2014. 15:00

Making Xmas angels

On 19th December the pupils from the 6th class participated in a Christmas workshop called 'Xmas angels''. They made angels using a ceramic pots that they coloured white. They used bigger pots for the body and the smaller ones for the hats. Their angels had  golden hair as well as white feather wings. They decorated their angels as they wanted using golden stars, glittering powders as well as glitter glue of many different colours.

 

Wishing you all the best for the upcoming holidays and may the angels of Christmas watch over you!

 

Teacher D.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 20. 12. 2014. 14:45

Frozen paper craftswork

After watching the animated film called Frozen which was very popular in 2013 and it still is the girls from the 5th class did some paper craftswork making the characters of Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Sven, the reindeer and of course Olaf, the snowman. Some of them they sticked on the spatulas while others were self standing. They had some difficulties making the 3D characters but they did it! And had a blast while doing it!

 

Teacher D.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 20. 12. 2014. 14:36

Making Xmas elfs with the little ones

On 16th and 17th December the youngest pupils in our school, the 1st and the 2nd graders took part in a Christmas workshop called ''A Xmas Elf''. They made their elfs using  paper plates for the faces which they coloured light orange. They used paper patterns to make elfs' hair, hat, ears and collars. They coloured the patters, cut them out and sticked them onto the paper plates. They draw a nose and a mouth on their paper plates and the cheeck were made of the coloured paper. They used the wiggle eyes which made their elfs look even funnier. The last details were the pom poms they sticked onto the hats and collars.

And the elfs were ready to go and help Santa!

 

They did all the work by themselves...while I was there as their little helper...just in case.

 

 

Teacher D.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 20. 12. 2014. 14:23

The 1st Spelling Bee Contest

Today is a very special day! It's a day when the 1st Spelling Bee Contest took place in our school in Moravice.

The partcipants were the pupils from the 5th to the 8th class. Each of them had their name tag with a spelling bee on it.

At the beginning of the contest teacher Davorka read the rules to them after which they pulled out the number which noted their place in the answering line.

The participants were: Valentina Alinčić, Mirjam Golik, Roberta Vučinić and Vanja Vučinić from the 5th class; Ella Musulin and Vedran Višnić from the 6th class; Dino Milošević from the 7th class and Refik Husić from the 8th class.

All of them gave their best to achieve the best result possible and they did quite well. 

 

However, there were only three medals to be won, so the final result was as it follows:

 

1st place and the gold medal winner: Mirjam Golik (5th class)

2nd place and the silver medal winner: Valentina Alinčić (5th class)

3rd place and the bronze medal winner: Roberta Vučinić (5th class)

 

 

All the pupils were given the certificates.

 

They participated in the Spelling Bee Contest and had fun!

 

To all of you, my little spelling bees: I'm so proud to be your teacher!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 18. 12. 2014. 20:17

Taking part in Cambridge University Press contest

Some time ago Cambridge University Press started a contest under the name ''My teacher is a superhero''. It had three levels of knowledge and we took the A1-A2 one. We had to write an essay of maximum 100 words about our teacher - her appearance, character, style...and of course, her superpowers.

So, when we look all our essays together it turns out that our teacher Davorka has a flying carpet in her classroom...she takes us to a dreamland...her smile is like hundreds bright stars sparkling...she's got a superhero uniform...and sometimes she's like a little annoying ghost whose words we can hear even when she's nowhere near.

Our teacher is a superhero for us!

 

Danijela Milošević, Anja Rajnović, Roberta Vučinić, Vanja Vučinić, 5th class, Moravice

Milica Milošević & Natalija Dokmanović, 8th class, Moravice

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 17. 12. 2014. 15:52

The 1st Spelling Bee Contest

On Thursday, December 18th, 2014 all the pupils of Nikola Tesla Primary School in Moravice are all invited to participate in the 1st Spelling Bee Contest.

The contest is going to be held in classroom No. 5 and it is going to start at 1.20 pm. All the participants are going to get a certificate regardless of the place they win.

The 2nd and the 3rd place winner are going to get a different certificate as well as the top speller in the school, and the winner of the 1st Spelling Bee Contest.

The first three pupils are going to get a medal (a gold one for the winner, a silver one for the 2nd place and a bronze one for the 3rd place) as well as a little something from their teacher.

Please join us and have fun spelling!

 

Teacher Davorka

 

P.S. Results are going to be published tomorrow evening!

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 17. 12. 2014. 15:39

Film workshop: Frozen (2013)

On December 12th, 2014 we had a film workshop with teacher Davorka. We watched a Disney animated film called Frozen. It's a blockbuster from 2013. In short, it's a true winter story that turns into a spring story in the end. It's a story of two sisters, princesses Elsa and Anna and their sisterly bond. It's a story of true love and its power. Besides the two sisters, there are also Hans, Kristoff, Kristoff's reindeer Sven and a funny snowman Olaf.

After watching this animated film, we did some paper craftswork...But that's a story for the next time!

If you hadn't seen Frozen, quickly rent a DVD! You'll enjoy this winter story very much! So did we!

 

Valentina Alinčić, Mirjam Golik, Danijela Milošević, Anja Rajnović, Roberta Vučinić & Vanja Vučinić, 5th class, Moravice

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 17. 12. 2014. 15:29

Xmas workshop: Making Xmas cards

On December 5th, 2014  we did a whole lot of Xmas cards for our family as well as for our pen pals in Bor, Russia and Laćarak, Serbia. We used a thick coloured paper, many Christmas stickers as well as a lot of glitter. We had a blast making our own Christmas cards!

We hope our pen pals in Russia and Serbia will like them when they receive their parcels. Because...oh, yes, we forgot to mention...We sent our Christmas cards to Russia and Sebia!

 

Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to our pen pals in Bor, Russia & Laćarak, Serbia! 

 

And Merry Christmas to all of you!

 

Valentina Alinčić, Mirjam Golik, Danijela Milošević, Anja Rajnović, Roberta Vučinić & Vanja Vučinić, 5th class, Moravice

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 17. 12. 2014. 15:24

Literary workshop No. 1: The Nightingale and the Rose

On December 5th, 2014 we had our first literary workshop with teacher Davorka. Our teacher presented Mr Oscar Wilde to us. It was the first time we read something written by Oscar Wilde. Our teacher read The Nightingale and the Rose to us. While she was reading, we were following her reading in our mini-books that teacher prepared for us. After the reading we talked about the book and did some exercises connected to the plot itself as well as vocabulary. Moreover, we watched the animated film based on the book we had read after which we made a poster.

We loved the book even though the ending was very sad. And we are looking forward to the next literary workshop! Teacher Davorka promised it'll be fun!

 

Valentina Alinčić, Mirjam Golik, Danijela Milošević, Anja Rajnović, Roberta Vučinić & Vanja Vučinić, 5th class, Moravice

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 17. 12. 2014. 15:00

The beauty of friendship

Our letters to our pen pals

In our school there's a project of having pen pals from all around the world. We have pen pals from Primary school Borskaya from the village Bor in Russia who we have been exchanging letters and emails with since last school year ...and pen pals from Primary school Triva Vitasovic Lebarnik from Lacarak near Sremska Mitrovica, in Serbia. We started our pen pal project with our Serbian pen pals this school year and we hope that it will last because it's a nice feeling knowing you have friends outside your homeland. The mentor of our Russian pen pals is teacher Vladislav Bykov while teacher Jasna Cvijetic mentors our pen pals from Lacarak. We exchanger our first letters about ourselves. At the beginning of this week we sent our second set of letters on Moravice, together with many photos of our place.

The next thing we are planning is sending them Christmas cards as well as some of our craftwork.

 

 

The more friends one has, the richer he/she is!

 

 

 

A very warm and friendly greeting to our friends in Bor and Lacarak from their pen pals from Moravice!

 
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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 4. 12. 2014. 22:09

Meeting Hrvoje Kovačević

On 17th November 2014 famous Croatian author of children's books visited our school in Moravice. His name is Hrvoje Kovačević. He was born in Požega in 1966 where he finished both primary and seconadary school after which we went to Zagreb and majored in architecture. He worked as an architect, scatch artist and writer. There were periods in his life when he put his writing aside...but he always came back to it since writing is his great love.  All in all, he published approximately 30 books - some of which he finished in 40 days while others took him 3 months to finish . His favourite book among those he wrote is 'Tajna zlatnog zuba'.

We were curious to find out why the word secret is a part of his books' titles. He told us his secret. Well...why!? Because all children love secrets. Don't we?

At the moment he is working on a book 'Tajna malog brata'. 

He has been a professional writer since 2002.

We had a great time meeting Hrvoje Kovačević and we wish him all the best in his future writing. And many more secrets:-)

Natalija Dokmanović, 8th class, Moravice

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 20. 11. 2014. 18:11

Remembrance Day in Australia...let's not forget!

On November 11th the Australians celebrate Remembrance Day, a day on which the whole country remembers 62 000 Australian soldiers who lost their lives on the French battlefields in the World War I.

The celebration starts in the morning with someone playing The Last Post on a bugle (just before 11 am) which signals the beginning of a two-minute silence and continues with The Rouse, a song also played on a bugle at exactly 11 am to mark the end of the World War I.

Considering the French fileds where the Australians died for better tomorrow were covered with poppies, this beautiful flower became a sybol of Remembrance Day.

Today we did the same - we remembered them and decorated our school's hall using poppies, paintings done by our 5th class pupils, notes for The Last Post and The Rouse, etc.

They gave their today for our better tomorrow.

May they rest in peace! They shall never be forgotten!

 

Natalija Dokmanović, 8th class, Moravice

 

 

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 11. 11. 2014. 21:03

'Dva ježa' visiting children in Moravice

On November 10th, 2014 our school was visited by 'Putujuće kazalište' from Osijek. They prepared a short play named 'Dva ježa' for the kindergarten children as well as for the pupils from the 1st to the 4th class. It is a story about two hedgehogs, two brothers...a good brother and a bad brother named Dobrica and Zloćko. Dobrica leaves the house with nothing but a small piece of coal that belonged to their mother but he meets other forest animals on his way and they become friends. When Zloćko hears of that, he gets angry and suspects that the piece of coal Dobrica has is actually magical and goes after his brother. He finds Dobrica and the later one gives him his coal. But Zloćko continues to do bad things, so the forest animals get together to decide what his punishment is going to be. The main idea of the whole play is that doing good is better and more awarding than doing bad.

Children really enjoyed the play and actively participated in parts of it.

Thank you, 'Putujuće kazalište' from Osijek!

 

Teacher Davorka

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 11. 11. 2014. 20:49

Happy Halloween!

On October 31st people around the world celebrate Halloween. They decorate their houses so they look haunted. The scariest, the better! Children, together with their parents carve pumpkins. Their Jack-O-Lanterns usually have big round eyes, funny-shaped mouth and a small nose. Inside of the pumpkin people put a candle to make it look even scarier. Children...but adults as well...wear silly costumes on that night. There's a whole diversity of costumes from fairies and princesses to skeletons, witches, vampires, and many more. Children go trick-or-treating - people are expected to give them sweets or they risk a practical joke!

In our school we decorated the hall in the Halloween style. There was everything from a trick-or-treat bag, a pumpkin mask, some colourings done by the first class pupils to spider web and two spiders, three lovely bats and some wrappers with pumpkins and black and white ghosts.

Happy Halloween everyone! Boo-hoo-hoo!

 

                                 Natalija Dokmanović, 8th class, Moravice

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 4. 11. 2014. 16:16

Welcoming the Art Colony

Natalija Dokmanović interviewing Ivan Paulić, a young painter from Rijeka

On October 18th, 2014 there was an Art Colony in Dokmanovići, which is one of the villages that make Moravice. The whole art event was managed by our History and Geography teacher Novica Vučinić, a painter himself. The colony was made of some well-known academic painters as well as their younger colleagues. I interviewed some of the painters there for our school magazine 'The School Bell' No.3 which is going to be published in 2015. So...for those who wnat to know more, read about it in the next School Bell!

 

                       Natalija Dokmanović, 8th class, Moravice

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 2. 11. 2014. 21:36

There's no friend as loyal as a book!

On October 24th 2014 we celebrated the Days of the Croatian book. There were presentations in Croatian as the official language of the Republic of Croatia as well as in Serbian and German. The presentations were carried out by pupils from Moravice and Vrbovsko as well.

We would like to thank our teachers Mirjana Krivokuća-Rožić, Valentina Vukadinović and Katarina Ivanković for the effort they put into the very celebration.

                            Natalija Dokmanović, 8th class, Moravice

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 2. 11. 2014. 21:14

Celebrating the Day of bread

On October 24th, 2014 we celebrated the Day of bread in our school. The celebration included songs, poems, stories and much more...all about bread, of course. Some of the pupils togehter with their parents and grandparents made delicious bread, biscuits, cakes and all of us had a bite. Everything was delicious!

                 Natalija Dokmanović, 8th class, Moravice

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 2. 11. 2014. 21:08

The European day of languages

On Friday, 26th September 2014, my 5th grade and I made a poster of European countries flags to celebrate The European day of languages. Everybody from my class got a task to draw a few European flags and to write how to say „Hello“ on their official languages and at the end we sticked the flags and greetings on our poster.

Teo Kovačić, 5th grade, Severin na Kupi

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objavio: Barbara Turk Čop  datum: 16. 10. 2014. 19:43

The new School Bell is out! Vijest ima dokument u privitku

Dear pupils and teachers!

We are happy to inform you that the second number of our school magazine in English and German is finally here. It has got everything from colouring exercises, crossword puzzles to essays and plays. There's an essay on pen pal friendship between our school in Moravice and the Russian school from the village Bor as well the article written by our Russian pen pals toghether with their English teacher Vladislav Bykov.

We hope you like it! And we are looking forward to creating the School Bell No. 3!

 

Teacher D.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 10. 10. 2014. 17:41

The Little Bookworms from Moravice!

In Primary school Nikola Tesla in Moravice started our second year of the project called The Little Bookworms within which pupils read books in English. After reading a book, the little ones fill in their Reading Diaries while the big ones do different comprehension exercises and reading tests. Every pupils is writing his or her own reading log which consists of the title, the date when he or she started reading the book, number of pages and their impression (either they love it, like it, it's OK for them or they don't like it).

Pupils really enjoy reading in English and the number of books they borrow from our library proves that.

We are also very proud of the fact that our school pedagogue  Tanja, defectologist Đurđa, ICT teacher Barbara as well as the school headmaster are members of the Little Bookworms Moravice.

Reading is NICE and NUTRITIOUS...and SO DELICIOUS!

 

Teacher D.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 10. 10. 2014. 10:53

The European Day of Languages

Decorated by Natalija Dokmanović, Refik Husić and Milica Milošević

On September 26, 2014 we celebrated the European Day of Languages in our school. This is the second year that we celebrated  that day in Primary school Nikola Tesla in Moravice. We decorated a school hall with flags of many different countries giving a special place to our national flag as well as the flags of the UK since English is the first foreign language taught in our school, the flag of Germany since German is also taught here, and finally the flag of Russia due the fact that we have pen pals from Russia, more precisely the village of Bor. There were also many photos showing the national costumes of different countries as well as their national symbols such as matryoshka for Russia. We even included some jokes in English. The one that we consider to be very funny is the following:

If one teacher cannot teach all the subjects, how do you suppose one student can learn them all?

We had a really great time on the European Day of Languages! And we are looking forward to many more to come!

 

 

                                                                                                         Teacher D.

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objavio: Davorka Glavaš  datum: 10. 10. 2014. 10:34

Be my Valentine!

On Friday, 14th February people around the world celebrate Saint Valentine's Day. So did we!

To celebrate the day of love we decided to make our own love cards using the colour papers, plastic eyes, plastic hearts and diamond like shapes as well as glitters.

We enjoyed making them and they turned out beautifully. If we can say so smiley

To all of you around the world...Happy Valentine's Day!

 

                                                                           Teacher D.

 

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objavio: Barbara Turk Čop  datum: 16. 2. 2014. 18:14

Meeting Tom Hutchinson,the author of our English coursebooks

On 4th February two of our 8th class pupils, Matej Mance from Moravice and Mihael Štefanac from Vrbovsko together with their teachers Davorka nad Sandra went to Rijeka to meet Mr Tom Hutchinson, the man behind the Project series. After Mr Hutchinson's speech to the teachers from Rijeka, Gorski kotar and Istria, he met the pupils who came to ask him some questions. Matej and Mihael were among those pupils. They even talked to Mr Hutchinson after the whole event was over...well, the boys were curious to find our what was the funniest thing that happened to him during his teaching years. They got their answer..and if you are curious to know it, read the boys' interview with Mr Hutchinson that will be published in our school magazine. Stay curious till Schoolbell  is published!

 

                                                         Teacher D.

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objavio: Barbara Turk Čop  datum: 6. 2. 2014. 08:29

It's Carnival Time..so, let's have fun!

On 31st January pupils from the 4th class (Valentina Alinčić, Mirjam Golik, Danijela Milošević and Vanja Vučinić) together with teacher Davorka were making their own unique masks for the approaching carnival time. The masks are made of plastic and the girls used acrylic paint to turn them into their dream masks. They also used glitter, feathers of various colours as well as pompons of different sizes and colours. And the most important of all - we had a blast!

                                                                                  Teacher D.

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objavio: Barbara Turk Čop  datum: 6. 2. 2014. 08:20

Happy St Andrew's Day! Vijest ima dokument u privitku

On November 30th people in Scotland celebrate the Day of their patron saint, Saint Andrew. Since we learn English in school and Scotland is one of the English-speaking countries, we decided to do something special for that day.

St Andrew's Day is the feast day of St Andrew and it's also the national day in Scotland.

St Andrew's Day is usually marked with a celebration of Scottish culture with traditional Scottish food, dance and music.

We made Scottish flags to mark that very special day for the Scotsmen.

 

In the attachment there is a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 called Auld Lang Syne. Its traditional use is to celebrate the start of New Year at the very stroke of midnight. Enjoy listening!

 

                                                                                                                  Teacher Davorka

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objavio: Barbara Turk Čop  datum: 30. 11. 2013. 15:07

Days of Bread

The pupils of our school celebrated October 16th as the Day of Bread and Fruits of the Earth.

The school hall was decorated for that occasion. On the pinboard there were poems and pictures of autumn and bread as well. On the two tables there were different kinds of bread, a cake with autumn fruits and fruits of the season. The celebration started with a speech given by our school manager Novica Vucinic and the teacher of the Croatian language Mirjana Rozic.

After them pupils of the lower grades enriched the event with the recitation regarding autumn and bread.The upper grade pupils told us about different kinds of bread, how bread is made and the very importance of a healthy diet.

Finally, our 8th grade pupil Matej Mance read an essay about the recent school trip to Knin filled with beautiful autumn decsriptions.

                      

                           Natalija Dokmanović and Milica Milošević, 7th class, Moravice

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objavio: Barbara Turk Čop  datum: 30. 11. 2013. 14:58

Exhibition in Moravice

In November, within the Month of the Croatian Book, in the Public Library in Moravice, an exhibition was opened. It was named ''Moravice in Autumn''.

It consisted of twelve paintings painted in the autumn using a variety of different painting techniques. The paintings, painted by the academic painters, are the following:

1 Mile Krnic: View from Petrovici

2 Nedeljko Tintar: View from the church

3 Anica Milasinovic: Charles' house

4 Hasan Bekanovic: View from the Klek

5 Miomir Milosevic: The Cogrljevo Lake

6 Slavko Maric: The church

7 Mile Knezevic: The Rapaic garden, Carevici

8 Milos Popovic: View from Ramajana, motive of Dokmanovici

9 Husein Osmanagic: View on Moravice

10 Jasna Andelic: View of the flat fields

The exhibition was organized by our Geography and History teacher Novica Vucinic and a famous academic painter Djordje Petrovic.

The sponsor of the exhibition was SKD Prosvjeta.

Our wish is that the next exhibition will be the one of our teacher Novica.

 

                     Natalija Dokmanović and Milica Milošević, 7th class, Moravice

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objavio: Barbara Turk Čop  datum: 30. 11. 2013. 12:20

Happy Halloween!

On October 31st people all around the world celebrate Halloween. So did we here in a little village of Moravice! And we had a blast!

For Halloween all the pupils of our school who attend extra lessons in English decorated the school hall toghetehr with teacher Davorka. On the pinboard there were texts on history of Halloween, the symbols of it,something about trick-or-treating, costumes people choose for that night as well as the food typical for that celebration.

There were also necklaces made of glossy paper pumpkins, ghosts and bats. On the very top of the pinboard there were two spiderwebs with several scary-looking black spiders. On the table in front of the pinboard there were pumpkins and ghosts with a light bulb inside them as well as small decorative pumpkins brought from pupils' homes.

Under the table there were Trick-or-treat bag that one of the pupils brought from home and several big pumpkins.

 

Happy Halloween, folks!

 

                                                     Natalija Dokmanović,7th class, Moravice

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objavio: Barbara Turk Čop  datum: 30. 11. 2013. 12:16

26th September - European Day of Languages

 

 

 

 

The European Day of Languages is celebrated on 26 September, as proclaimed by the Council of Europe on 6 December 2001, at the very end of the European year of Languages (2001), which had been organised by the Council of Europe and the Europian Union . Its main goal  is to encourage language learning across Europe.

 

Objectives:

  • alert the public to the importance of language learning as well as  intercultural understanding
  • promote linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe
  • encourage lifelong language learning in and out of school

 

We celebrated the European Day of Languages in our school in Moravice by making a big poster, bringing different guides and brochures to school and writing messages on white and pink baloons. We also put several countries' flags  along the school hall.

 

In the European Day of Languages project participated:

4th class: Valentina Alinčić, Mirjam Golik, Danijela Milošević, Anja Rajnović, Roberta Vučinić and Vanja Vučinić

5th class: Suzana Petrović, Lana Uzelac and Vedran Višnić

6th class: Azra Livojević, Zoran Mamula, Michael Mlađenović, Igor Polovina and Sanja Trbović

7th class: Natalija Dokmanović, Refik Husić and Milica Milošević

8th class: Dorijan Majetić and Matej Mance

 

Happy European Day of Languages to all!

 

 

Matej Mance, 8th class, Moravice

 

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objavio: Barbara Turk Čop  datum: 19. 10. 2013. 20:31
 


A school trip to the Plitvice Lakes


On 7 October we visited one of Crotian national parks which is also the oldest one. We had a lot of fun on the way there...as well as on the way home...At first the weather was cloudy but it wasn't raining. However, our luck didn't last...During the second half of our sightseeing the rain started...and we hurried to the bus...Some of us got wet more than others.

Despite the weather we had the best time ever!

 

P.S. It was also our teacher's birthday and our present to her was a folk song wishing her to live until she's 105 and then all over again!laugh

 

6th class, Moravice

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