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Comenius-eTwinning

Project „Rolling down the river” 2011-2013

School year 2012-2013 planning:

Short description

4 kindergartens learn about Seasonal festivities in own and partner countries

Age of Pupils: 3-6 years old

Languages: English, Flemish, German, Latvian

Goals:

For teachers:
• to develop an appreciation about the own country traditions and other European partner countries

Activities:

Seasonal festivities – songs, games, dances, traditions, national cuisine in all partner countries

Mascots:

Mascots started to travel to other countries in October and they will travel till June 2013 when they return to their own country. Each Mascot will have photo album and materials about Seasonal festivities.

Results: book or calendar about Seasonal festivities ( material from own and partner countries)

Outcomes:

Project will be displayed in web page. Also in school web page and blog.
All materials – songs, dances, dictionary words, ectr. will be shown in web page – as poster, video or slideshow.

Four seasons - autumn, winter, spring, summer + traditional festivities in project countries

Season

Country
Autumn
Winter
Spring
Summer
United Kingdom
October- Harvest Festival
Halloween Disco- fancy dress
Bonfire Night-5th November
Christmas Carol Concert
Christmas performances
Christmas Day-25th december
Chinese New Year-February
St Valentine’s Day-14th february
Easter
Comenius Week-May
Belgium
Allerheiligen- 01.11(All Saints Day)
Sinterklaas- 06.12(Saint Nicholas)
Kerstmis (Christmas)-24.12
Nieuwjaar (New Year)-01.01
Grootouderfeest (Grandparents party)-05.02
Pasen (Easter)-31.03
Schoolfeest (school act) -02.06
Germany
„ Ernte Dank „- it is similar feast like „Thanks giving”
St.Martin 05.11.
„ Advent” – from 01.12 till 24.12.
Advent- garland ( Kranz)
Nikolaus 06.12.
14.12. Christmas carols
February - „ Karneval”
Ostern

Latvia
Seasonal festivities:
Miķeļi – 29.09.
Mārtiņi – 10.10.
Ziemassvētki (Cristmas)- 24.12.
Meteņi(Shrovetide)-07.02.
Lieldienas(Easter)-31.03.
Jāņi- 24.06.