Waste disposal containers are known to all students by their colour. Therefore, they needn't read the labels on them to properly dispose the waste in the appropriate container. But third grade students started to play and decided to create their imaginative, unusual containers for their classroom. Such containers encourage them to sort each and every small piece of waste properly.
Pupisl from class 4D celebrated Days of Bread in cooperation with Čakovec mills. We were guests in their Play café.
The manager showed us a presentation of breadmaking in all the phases of the production. The whole drive is computerized and there are only few jobs that are still done manually. It was interesting for pupils to watch robots move bread from one process to another. They saw how the lines on the upper side of the bread are made for the first time. It's one of the rare jobs that is not computerized and the baker manually manages it. Still, they are so handy and quick that the students were really impressed by their skill.
The technician at Čakovec mills showed us which kinds of grains are used for making flour in Međimurje. We saw corn, wheat and rye flour. We have also learned that wheat is produced by several types of flour: white, semi-white and whole wheat.
After learning theoretical knowledge, we went to the practical part. We literally rolled up our sleeves and attached the aprons. The prepared dough awaited us. With the detailed and useful instructions of the technicans we went to make our own rolls. Each roll was unique. We made various kinds of pastry and even a healthy pizza.
While waiting for our pastries to bake, we had a break with the popular healthy Play café hot dog and we played in their multi-purpose playroom. We came back to school with new knowledge and full of beautiful experiences. We realised that teaching doesn't always have to be in the classroom and that there are a lot of ways to learn something new.
Plastic cups are often thrown away after a single use. Students from the third grade thought of a way to use them longer. In their art maps they found many remains of small pieces of colourful paper collage. They glued and decorated the cups. Now they are used as boxes for school supplies: pencils, pens, markers. Students actively participate in dividing waste and are constantly coming up with new ideas for progress.The stimulus in their efforts is now the ERASMUS project that is currently being implemented at the school.
Students of the class 4D marked the Day of Games at the library of the town of Čakovec. This date is important for all children. Games are important for all people, especially children.
We rest our brains from daily efforts and obligations when we are playing games. We also learn and acquire new knowledge and skills. There are many different games and ways in which we can play them.
When we play with friends we get to know each other better. We also learn how to be tolerant. It is also useful to learn the skill of collaborative work. Through games we learn how to accept defeat but also how to win.
Librarian Blaška and psychologist Berta taught us these things at the library. We knew many things even from before. We gained a lot of knowledge about games at schools but also in our everyday playing. Still, it is good to be reminded of some things we forgot. Of course, we also played there. The librarian taught us how to play with books. The psychologist taught us how to get to know our parents better by imitating them in their obligations. In the end we started to play.
We shared toys in groups and started playing. We played with iPods in one of the lessons. We learned how to play Tangram. Through this game we were developing concentration and attention. By working in pairs, we were able to compete and also learn how to be tolerant. We continued the game in the following lesson.
This time we were taught by young architects from Međimurje Association of Architects. We created a model of a fictional city with them. We split into four groups and we made everything we needed for the model: buildings, trees, bridges, playgrounds, airplanes at airports etc.
We learned that adults like to play this game, too. Jobs can sometimes be a game if we do the job we love.
Turkish students visited İŞ Bank and its museum. They had opportunity to compare banks at past and at present. They learnt when it was established and whom it was established by, which way was followed in the development process. They saw that advertisements were used from the past and given money boxes to kids. They saw development of bank system from past to future, how to keep important indentures and how to open rented boxes. For example they learnt that ıf you rent a box from bank, it has two keys; one belong to who rent it, and other one belong to bank officer. It cannot open with one key. Both of them have to come together and then it can be opened. And students answered questions which museum officer asked while passing to each museum section.
After visiting, they participate a workshop about establish of a company, produce of a product, product sale. They learnt counts which they will need at the step of establishment of a company. And they also designed a logo for their company.