Letters to friends in Spain
May 17, 2014 | By Dorota Hoffmann |
More from Dorota Hoffmann
Spring and summer games Soccer is a summer sport. Everybody can play soccer. Bicycle riding is great summer sport. I like bicycling with my family and my friends. Klasy is a very good outdoor game. Everybody can play that.
BASKETBALL Basketball is a team sport. Usually, two teams of five players play on a court with a basket at each width end. The objective is to shoot a ball trough basket to score points.Basketball is one of the world's most popular and widely viewed sports.
Horseback Riding Horse riding is a sport with a horse that jumps over obstacles but you have to hold on tight to keep from falling. Horses are very nice but sometimes they are very angry Board games In most board games we play when it rains. Some games are very interesting and sometimes have different obstacles. Board games are very colorful and very cool.
2 This is the coat of arms of Toru ń. We have the angel, who is holding the gate of walls of Old Town . One part of the gate is opened for friends, second one is closed for enemies. The angel guards our town. In the picture we see panorama of Toruń. The Old Town on the Vistula river by night. Toruń is one of the best known cities in Po- land. It has long history, convenient location and monuments of fa- mous people whose work and life influ- enced on the image of the modern city. One of them is pope John Paul II. I think that all of you know him very well. Here we have Nicolaus Copernicus , who was an astronomer . He was born in Torun (1473 ) and was the author of a heliocentric (sun- centered) theory of the solar system. In our town we have University of Nicolaus Copernicus . This is one of the most re- spected uni- versities in Poland. It is the largest university in northern Po- land with many different faculties. Toruń is well- known city in Poland because of gingerbread .It’s t he most famous product made in Toruń . N ot only the sophisticated taste , but also the shapes earned Toruń biscuits inter-
2 Christmas Everyone loves Christmas. It is the most ea- gerly awaited holiday in the year. This is a unique time when people try to be kind,friendly and generous to one another.They seem to forget all their problems,quarrels and just enjoy being together.Christmas are pre- ceded by many days of preparation.Streets are lit by coloured lamps;shops are full of people buying presents,choosing Christmas cards;Christmas trees are set up in every home and decorated with sparkling tin- sel,candles,chains,toys and trinkets. The traditional Christmas feast occurs on Christmas Eve, or Wigilia, a day that holds equal importance with Christmas Day. Before the table is set, straw or hay is placed under a white The most popular dishes are: red borsh with pies, carp: fried or in a jelly, pies with mushrooms, herrings, poppy-seed cake. The most popular dishes are: red borsh with pies, carp: fried or in a jelly, pies with mushrooms, herrings, poppy-seed cake. The most popular dishes are: red borsh with pies, carp: fried or in a jelly, pies with mushrooms, herrings, poppy- seed cake. The most popular dishes are: red borsh with pies, carp: fried or in a jelly, pies with mushrooms, herrings, poppy-seed cake. The most popular dishes are: red borscht with pies, carp: fried or in a jelly, pies with mushrooms, herrings, poppy-seed cake.turned away from inns in Bethlehem and that those seeking shel- ter are welcome on this special night. The traditional Polish Christmas meal consists of 12 dishes, one for each of the 12 apostles. These dishes are usually meatless, though this restriction does not exclude the preparation of fish. Typically, people watch for the first star to appear in the night sky before sitting down to eat. The breaking of symbolic wafers precedes the meal and everyone shares pieces of the broken wafers. The most popular dishes are: red borsh with pies, carp: fried or in a jelly, pies with mushrooms, herrings, poppy-seed cake. It is on this Wigilia Day that the Christmas tree is decorated. The Polish Christmas tree can be decorated with shapes cut from gingerbread, colored wafers, cookies, fruit, candy, straw or- naments, decorations made from eggshells, or commercially produced orna- ments.
2 Our Comenius journey to Turkey started very early on Tuesday, it was still night. First we went by bus to the airport in Warsaw. Then we flew to Munich where we had connection to Ankara. We arrived at 3 p.m.. Three Turkish teachers were waiting for us at the airport. We went by bus to school where we were welcomed by Turkish parents and children. I stayed with Gulbahar, I hosted her at my home in Torun. Her family greeted me nicely. After dinner we went to the local playground together with Gulbahar and her sister Tugce. We met other children hosting Polish and Spanish students. We played different games. On Wednesday we met in front of the school and we went to the theatre. There was a welcoming show with traditional dances and songs. We also got some presents. I liked Man- gala game the most. We were learned how to play this old Turkish game. Then we ate lunch and went to school. There we were also greeted warmly and we got presents again. After that we looked around the school. We took part in art activities and we made boxes with special decorations. After school we went home. We met a lot of friends at the playground and we played games again. In the evening we went to the funfair together with Gulbahar’s family. There I rode on the big wheel and I could see beautiful panorama of Ankara. We had a great time together with Gulbahar and Tugce. On Thursday early morning we went on our first sightseeing tour to Cappadocia. It is very old area created in volcanic rocks. There were homes made in rocks. We met Polish tourists there. Our guide was Turkish but he could speak Polish a little. We got home very late.
2 The project meeting was a good opportu- nity to hand in pen friend letters. Students from Polish school wrote some letters to their Spanish friends and now they are waiting for the answers. 3 4 Polish teachers introduced the game "Countries and cities" and distributed a lot of boards. Spanish and Turkish teachers promised to spread this game among their students. The Countries and Cities Game (also the Intelligence Game) It is a kind of indoor game. You need to find a different kinds of words, which are connected with various fields oh knowledge. During every round all these words have to start with the same letter. The number of players – from three to ten. The objects which are needed during the game: - a table (a chart) with usually six columns; every column should be named with a name of one specific category, for example: a country a city an animal a plant a river an object a profession a name - every player needs a pen or ballpoint pen. A first player lists all the letters in an alphabetic order without making a sound. The second player should stop a first player after few sec- onds. The first player has to say which letter was the last on the list when he was stopped; it can be for example N. So all the players should write down one word from every category it the table and every word has to start with N. For instance: a country – Norway a city – New York a river – Nil an animal – nightingale (słowik), newt (traszka) a profession – nurse When one of the players finishes, he can start to count till twenty out loud. It is a sign for rest of the players that it is a time to finish. When the counting is finished, every player has to stop writing. And all the players together check their answers. Every person has to tell out loud the name which was written down. And then the next player starts the following round. When you draw the letter, which was chosen earlier, repeats a draw. The score system If the player is the only one invented word, which no one had, he gets 15 points. If every player had a different word - the all get 10 points. If everyone has the same answer, they get 5 points. And if you do not write the correct word or wrote nothing, you get 0 points, while the other players get extra 5 points (not includ- ing the player who has 15 points). The easier system: For the correct word, which none of the other players did not invent, one gets the 2 points, for entering words that someone else is also entered in the same column, awarded 1 point each. And if you do not write the correct word or wrote nothing, you don’t get any points. You can play as long as you like. The winner is the one who collects the most points during the game.
2 There were presented and discussed actions that we have completed so far, planned subsequent tasks to- gether, and set deadlines for the two meetings: in Turkey and Poland
2 The school of our friends from Ankara is situated on a hill, is very big. We remember a very warm welcome during whole stay. Particularly director Ce- mil Senyuz and coordinator Ozlem Kara- koram and many, many teachers. The wel- come ceremony was very impressive - in a very national mood and colourful, folk cos- tumes.
2 My name is Martyna Truszczyńska. I go to school number 8 in Torun. In our school there is a program called 'Comenius'. It in- volves the exchange of children from other countries. Students from Poland Spain and Turkey took part in this program. We first met in our school for the first time. Half of the Polish children hosted the Spanish and the other half hosted the Turkish. In April was the exchange in Spain. I flew with Maya, Natalia, Casper and my teachers. I was very happy that I travelled by plane to Spain on the fourth of April. We had to get up at 4.00 in the morning as we had a flight at 10.30. In the plane I sat next to Natalia and had fun together. We flew four hours to Ma- drid. Then we landed at the airport and im- mediately we drove to Zarza de Granadilla, where my friend was waiting for me with her parents. My friend called Nayary. She had an older brother Edgar who was 12 years old. Her mum and dad were very nice and took care of me. I lived in Abadii near Casper, and Maya and Na- talia lived in Casas del Monte.
2 C.R.A. AMBROZ is a group schools in the towns distant from each other by about 30- 40 km. The biggest school with the Head Teacher’s office lies just in Zarza de Granadilla. The remaining town is Casas del Monte
2 My memories of Comenius Exchange Monday I had been very excited since early morning. I was happy to meet a per- son from a different country. My family and me were expecting the arrival of the guest from Turkey. We were wondering how she would look like and what her name would be. Finally, the evening came and Gil- bachasz arrived. When we reached our house I showed her a room in which she was to stay for six days. I helped her to unpack her luggage and then we were talk- ing for two hours. The language translator helped us because our English wasn’t good enough. Here are the facts I found out about Gilbachasz: she is 13 years old, she lives in the capital of Turkey in Ankara. Gilbachasz has a younger sister Tuczi (she’s at my age). She lives in the block of flats situated on the hill. From her win- dows there is a beautiful view on moun- tains covered with snow. In future she wants to be a doctor, that’s why she learns a lot. She showed me pictures of her school in the Internet and she told me about Ataturk, the patron of her school. Ataturk is a national hero from XIX/XX century. We went to beds at two o’clock at night. Tuesday Next day we had to get up early. We had breakfast (usually cereals with milk, Gil- bachasz liked them a lot) and we went to school. First day in my school started with the welcoming performance for teachers and students from Spain and Turkey. We got some presents from students – sweets, badges and flags. Then we were walking around my school. In the late afternoon, together with my parents and younger sib- lings, we went to the Theatre of Puppets. We showed our guest the theatre from in- side. We visited a stage, dressing rooms, artistic studies and other rooms. We met actors working in the theatre. Then we went to meet other hosting families with girls from Turkey. They admired our town at night. Turkish girls took photos with monuments in the background. Finally we went to pizza restaurant. Girls from Turkey reminded us that they were not allowed to eat pork, they are Muslims. We came back home tired and after taking shower we went to bed.
2 The aim of our work is to make tradi- tional games closer to children. These are games which are forgotten by young genera- tion but our foreign friends’ parents and grand- parents were playing. We want to make chil- dren realize that they can be great alternative to computer games, which absorb many younger and younger people nowadays. The fact that children can spend their free time with their parents, what is rarity now, is priceless in our opinion. Important thing in our cooperation is to broad and Exchange knowledge about cho- sen regions of our friendly countries, Get to know similarities and differences in culture, traditions, religion, teaching how to be tolerant of it. During realization of our project students will have a great opportunity to improve their English and also skills in using communica- tion and information technology. We want to involve as many students as possible in the project. They will have to write mails, letters and prepare materials. Each school will create their own monthly pamphlet, which will contain the most import ant cultural events. all the work will be prepared in mother tongue and in English. Students and teachers from all countries will create website or blog where they’ll be putting information, tasks, photos and short videos. Each school will create ‘Comenius Nook’, where all materials about friendly countries will be run. In each school the stu- dents will make a list of popular games, de- scribe some of them in details and teach their foreign friends how to play it.
Pachisi is a popular board game for 2, 3 or 4 players. It’s great entertainment, perfect for Sunday evenings or rainy days. It is equally loved by adults and children. The objective of the game is to move all four pieces completely around the board from the base area back to the home area, counter- clockwise, before the opponents do. The first player to bring all four pieces home is the winner.