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2/16/2020

TOLERANCE DAY IN Instituto comprensivo Giuliano Giorgi, Monorio Romano, Italy

ACTIVITY I FEEL…. I KNOW - Primary school dr. Ljudevita Pivka Ptuj, Slovenia


At the Primary School Ljudevita Pivka Ptuj, we conducted various forms of workshops with our students, where we developed and recognized our senses. We used many diffrent kinds of  didactic tools.

All the students of our school participated according to their abilities.

With blindfolded eyes, we tried different foods and recognized flavors, smelled, tasted,touch different objects, listened to sounds.

HEARING
We were listening some sounds in our multi-sensory relaxation room. We were making a didactic toy for hearing ditection from natural materials. We used diffrent seeds, pasta and stones. Pupils were searching pairs by sounds.

KINESTETIC
We produced tactile memory game from cardboard  and diffrent materials. Pupils used only their fingers to find matching pairs.

SMELL
We worked with several natural scents. We compare scent of ethereal oil with a plant, that the oil is made of. They identify ethereal oil and a plant using only sniffing.

TASTE
In science teaching, we did an experiment on how well we identify ingredients that have different flavors and how we awaken our senses. Our tongue  detected four basic flavors: sweet, salty, bitter, sour. We had blindfolds and tried different foods. Then we draw a tongue on the whiteboard .We have found that we can recognize taste by smelling and tasting. In the end, we did some worksheet where we indicated that we were tasting sweet at the tip of the tongue, bitter at the root, and sour and salty at the edges of the tongue.


Teachers:

Damjana, Dragica,Marija, Vesna, Zdenka, Simon, Tanja

Student's classes:
PPVI 3 and PPVI 4,5

Brain gym - ISTITUTO COMPRENSIVO G. GIORGI DI MONTORIO ROMANO, Italy

LEARNING AND DOING 

Upon returning from Mobility in Croatia, the Italian team disseminated what they learned about the exercises of BRAIN GYM, used to promote a greater connection between the two hemispheres of our brain.
Following the assiduous repeat of the exercises, the children have manifested fun in doing it, in addition to notable improvements. The practice of these exercises has favored an atmosphere of calm and relaxation in the class and has increased the attention / concentration times during the lesson.
Above all, in observing the execution of the exercises by the children, it emerged that the pupils with learning difficulties showed difficulties in the execution of the exercises, that is, connecting the parts of the right-left body.
By repeating the exercises often, slowly they carried out the activity improving the execution and improving the didactic performance.
Children with major difficulties are unable to perform the proposed exercises correctly.







2/02/2020

BRAIN GYM ACTIVITY IN DR. LJUDEVITA PIVKA SCHOOL


Brain Gym – exercising your brain and preparing it for learning. In Croatia we learned some basic exercises.

On our school dr. Ljudevita Pivka we worked with 6th grade students with mild intellectuall disabilities. We conducted brain gym exercises one month. First we drank a glass of water and did some basic exercises for writing skills ( double doudle, arm activation), for reading skills (brain buttons, cross crawl, lazy eights) and thinking skills ( earth buttons, neck rolls, thinking cap). 

We worked brain gym twice a week. After the exercises, the students were mostly more calm and focused on learning. Pupils were very interested for exercises and they like brain gym very much.














2/01/2020

I Feel, I Know Game in Metin Sabanci school, Istanbul Turkey



We enabled our students to experience different sounds, smells and flavors in the workshops of sensory, music, kitchen, also physical education hall and classroom activities in our school. Due to our students’ sensitivity, we have realized the activities without them closing their eyes. Because staying in the dark would have had increased their anxiety, they would have not been able to choose emotion based on experience.

In our workshops, sensory activities are held throughout the year, but matching with emotions was implemented for the first time. Since the expressive language skills of our students were not sufficient, we asked them to select and paint their feelings from the picture.

It was an enjoyable experience for the children and us. It was especially worth seeing the happiness they have had while tasting and smelling chocolate ­čśŐ




1/06/2020

BRAIN GYM ACTIVITY IN METIN SABANCI SCHOOL


Brain Gym is a program of physical activities that can improve the learning abilities of everyone. It consists of 26 simple movements. Movements provide rapid and effective development in concentration, memory, reading, writing, listening, physical coordination, etc. We started to practice brain gym in Metin Sabanci Special Education School for mild retardation students. We planned to do the exercises every morning to improve our children’s literacy skills and to increase their concentration. Our students completed the program by having fun.








1/05/2020

Italian team impressions on Croatian mobility


The Italian team was impressed by the warm and exciting welcome of primary school Oton Ivekovi─ç in Zagreb. 
We were thrilled by the children, the lyrics of a song in particular "My friend", touching the performance of Emma... An emotion that accompanied us until we returned to Italy. All the activities proposed and participated in were interesting and well organized. Our school system is structured and organised in a different way, but we have watched the Croatian educational organisation with interest. Many positive aspects in relation to inclusive activities; workshops designed to stimulate and enhance the skills of children with medium and severe difficulties. We appreciated the attention and constant work in relation to the health care provided for children and support for families. We noticed that the sensory classrooms were equipped with adequate instruments, in each school visited and the dedication of the school staff to all students. The activities that have been proposed to us and in which we have participated in effectively (Brain gym , Autogenic Training and Labyrinth game) have been very interesting and formative. In the workshop students (with the supervision of the teachers) guided us during the activities. We also visited the "Museum of Illusions", where the perception of each of us becomes a subjective and "different" reality from the others, a perfect metaphor for a world full of points of view, scents, sensations that arouse emotions that color our Life. We spent a week among various well-organized activities, an engaging and playful atmosphere and guest care from the Croatian team. Thank you!!!