eTwinning with Alicante: Multi-class project in 3rd - 6th class

Update 13/12/19

We were very excited when a large package from Spain arrived in the post on Thursday, 12th December. It was our Christmas cards from Alicante. Coincidentally our cards arrived in Spain on the same day!

 

Update 10/12/19

3rd class have been busy tell their eTwinning partners about Christmas traditions in Ireland and created this presentation...

Christmas Traditions in Ireland (Click on link to view)

 

They have also been telling their eTwinning partners about some traditional foods in Ireland - here are some of the articles they wrote:

 

Update 4/12/19

Our Christmas cards are winging their way to Alicante! All Christmas cards, completed by pupils in 3rd - 6th class were boxed up today and posted. We're looking forward to receiving our cards from Alicante! Here are the children showing off their cards before they were sent:

 

 

 

 

Update 2/12/19

Pupils in 3rd-6th class are delighted to be involved in an eTwinning project with a school in Alicante, Spain. This project will last until the end of the school year and pupils have already exchanged letters and are busy preparing Christmas cards to send to their eTwinning partners. There are also plans to send each other some Carol singing and music before Christmas. Here are 3rd class showing off letters they received in the last few weeks.

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3rd class had a great opportunity recently when CB Media visited the classroom to record a video about their eTwinning Christmas card project. It was a great experience for the children to see the cameraman in action as well as learning how to look into the camera when speaking. Click here to see the video.

The newest eTwinning project in 3rd class is now gaining momentum as pupils are planning their cards that they will send to the partner schools. We are partnered with ten other schools for this project and pupils will work in groups of three of four to make a card and write a little about our school to include with each card. They are also preparing a Christmas Banner that will be sent via the eTwinning Platform. Part of the project also involves telling the partner schools about CHristmas traditions in Ireland and we in turn will learn of the Christmas Traditions in other European countries...Busy times!

 

 

It was very exciting in 3rd class on November 13th when CB Media came to make a video of the children working on one of their eTwinning projects. This is a promotional video comissioned by LĂ©argas and it will feature the work that the children do on their projects as well as an interview with Mrs Murnane about how she integrates eTwinning into the everyday curriculum. There was also a short interview with some of the children asking them what they like about eTwinning and with Ms Conmy, our Junior Infant teacher as she will soon begin her first eTwinning project. This was a great opportunity for the children to see what is involved in making such a video, and was also a great platform for them to showcase the work involved in eTwinning projects.

The Children chose to feature their current "Christmas Card Exchange 2018" project. For this project, they are teamed up with 11 other schools throughout Europe. They have written letters about Christmas in Ireland as well as making a Christmas card to send to each of the schools involved. It is very exciting when the cards arrive from the other schools and we are having great fun trying to read some of the Christmas greeting in the other languages. Another feature of the project is that the group is creating an online picture dictionary, so 3rd class put in the Irish words for each of the pictures featured such as Crann Nollag for Christmas tree, Nollaig Shona duit for Happy CHristmas etc. There is still more work to be done on the project as they will have to create some Christmas themed games for the other schools involved and will also be recording a greeting for them.

       

  

  

 

Postcards have been arriving from around Europe. It is very exciting to receive each new card and to learn a little about each class in our eTwinning project.