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Due to the success, dedication and diligence of working on the eTwinning platform, participating and coordinating numerous award-winning projects at European level, our kindergarten was awarded with the title of eTwinning School.
LEGENDS OF THE WORLD AS THE STORIES OF THE PEOPLE
Getting to know other people’s and our folklore culture is one of the basic elements on which we can raise children to be tolerant individuals, while developing imagination and creativity. Knowing and nurturing one’s own culture is a prerequisite for easier acceptance of other people’s cultures and differences. Respecting diversity and nurturing one’s own culture is a way to build a tolerant world. During this project, partners from different countries presented their own local legends and stories that they translated into English for everyone to understand.
EXPLORING THE CURRICULUM THROUGH NATURE PROGRAMS
Exploring the Curriculum Through Nature Programs starts as an Erasmus+ project. Partner teachers have developed and integrated educational programs in nature as an essential part of the national curriculum at preschool and primary school level. The project outcomes The Teacher’s Guide for Outdoor Activities contains procedures and step by step guidance to outdoor activities as well as a Year-Round Calendar to Outdoor Learning while, The Guide of Good Practices contains nature related activities that cover all the domains of the preschool and primary school curricula. The partner teachers carried out activities in nature and in the classroom using educational kits with natural elements designed by them. eTwinning-Exploring the Curriculum Through Nature Programs is a way for teachers from other schools interested by Nature Programs to work together starting from these resources.
COLLABORATING FOR INCLUSION (COLINC)
Through this project, we assume that every child, at some point in his life, may have difficulties, of any kind, which may be obstacles to his development, learning and involvement in the educational process. But we also believe that all individuals have the potential to learn and participate. . In order to guarantee a truly inclusive education through this project, we in every kindergarten and school, and in cooperation with family and community, developed a stimulating – material environment, use of new methods and strategies to work with students with special needs to respond to individual characteristics of each child. Through this project we want to create a rich, stimulating and inclusive pedagogical environment, taking into account children with special needs, as well as all children who need special attention or help at any time. During the project, innovative methods and work strategies were identified and developed with the aim of developing quality social interactions among children and adults.
Staying in nature has many positive effects on children. They think more freely and that makes them more creative. When children come into true contact with nature and understand it better, they develop a sense of responsibility and respect for nature. By observing what someone who is connected with nature is doing, we gave the children a new and different insight into observing and experiencing nature.
The idea of the project is to provide children with adequate support in development, by meeting their needs and interests, all through activities planned and offered through play. Development of thinking and social interaction among children, and in support of cognitive, motor, linguistic and social developmental areas. Play is a great way and medium for children to function, develop and learn. It is the most natural way for children to progress in all developmental areas.
AN EXPERIENCE OF WIND, THE COLOR OF THE AIR
With the project “An experience of the wind, the color of the air” we have enhanced the creative expression of children, expanded the use of web 2.0 tools, collaborative creation and environmental education. Children were provided with activities with a variety of materials that are driven by wind in nature, by the movement of air through different devices (a fan) or by their rapid and different movements in nature. The partners have arranged and organized an international exhibition of children’s art works, which was presented in Varaždin.
Certificate: An experience of wind, the color of the air
Children’s photographing of buildings, elements of architecture and city space started the project “Children’s town”. The next activity of the children was the recomposition of photographs and children’s suggestions for changes in the town. Through children’s activities, it was noticed that the town’s landscaping was not adapted to their daily needs. For example, children suggested that bicycle racks, playground fences along roads, etc. could be added. Children also suggested that the houses in the city could be colored with different and more intense colors. At their initiative, the idea of planting a tree that has fruits during whole winter and serves as food for birds was realized.
Certificate: Children’s town
eTWINNING UNITES US
The main objective of the eTwinnign unites us project, with partners from Croatia, Turkey, Serbia, Lithuania and Spain, was to cooperate and exchange photo documentation of the activities carried out, which represent excellent ideas for improving educational work. Intensive cooperation between partner schools has resulted in a rich exchange of the diverse children activities, which has been an incentive for everyone to improve their educational work. A video conference was also held with the project partners, through which the children presented their activities and learned from each other.
Certificate: eTwinning unites us EU
DISCOVERING NEW SPACES
During the project we carried out activities outside the kindergarten, and especially got to know the museums, libraries, sports grounds and nature in our homeland. The partners exchanged activities of children related to the particular culture, as well as activities from exhibitions of multicultural contents, which contributed to the development of the cultural identity of children and the community in which they live, as well as getting to know the cultures of other nations. Along with the educators, parents, museum curators, librarians, tour guides, scouts, hikers and other members of the community participated in the activities
Certificate: Discovering new spaces
WATER IS THE SOURCE OF LIFE
The project activities were implemented through two levels. In the activities of ecological contents the children got to know the water in nature and its significance for the whole living world of plants, animals and people. In the premises of the kindergarten, activities were carried out to investigate the aggregate states of water, filter water and investigate the refraction of light through water. The children noticed a new phenomenon related to water – refraction, which further expanded the activities of the project. The project was also enriched with children’s animation film activities on the subject of water circulation in nature.
Certificate: Water is the source of life