The MYP Plenary unit was – “Music”. We discussed how music influences the way we feel and how music connects us during the first lesson. Everyone shared a holiday song that they liked and their favourite uplifting song. The other three lessons were dedicated to practising rhythm and singing along to Mr Adam’s song – “Good Vibes” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E06Z_-kwzI&feature=youtu.b
This week we completed another plenary unit. The PYP Plenary unit was – “Taking action”. During the first lesson, students learned about setting and achieving goals. The second lesson was just before Christmas, so it was dedicated to taking action by spreading joy with people around us. In the third lesson, we discussed New Year’s resolutions. Finally, during the fourth lesson, we learned about habits – how to form and keep good ones and how they influence our well-being. Students presented an exceptional understanding of taking action.
Students of 4m have been learning and studying fairy tales during Art. These are their best creations. Some are the front covers of their books, which they will edit or issue in the coming days, others are primary illustrations, and some small ones are found between the text. They have made a delightful collection of ‘almost professional illustrations’.
8th grade students have been reading a short story by Roald Dahl called Parson’s Pleasure. The story talks about a greedy antique dealer trying to buy a Chippendale commode cheap. Unfortunately, the commode meets a tragic end, being chopped into firewood. The students from 8.i have written down thoughts that might be going through its ‘mind’, while its life is ending.
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Students of MYP had an art workshop, in preparation for Pionirski Dom’s competition. LIKFest is held every year amongst all the primary schools of Ljubljana. This year, the art motive was: a landscape. Our students had to create a three-dimensional imaginary landscape. Here are the artworks, which are well done and will be entered into the competition!
All students were working well, and it was an active artistic day online.
On December 21, we had a dance-sports day for MYP. Dance trainers from The Artifex dance studio prepared lots of fun and interesting activities for the students. It was divided into two main parts. We started with a complete body warm-up, followed by a lesson dedicated to feeling the rhythm. In the second part, students practised dance routines, which they presented at the end of the sports day. There were five routines – one for each grade, a slightly easier one and another for experienced dancers. We gave our performances at the end of the sports day where the students presented some really great dancing skills.
It is the time of the year when we usually look back and think about things and people around us, what we achieved, and if we reached our goals. Students in first grade were thinking about what they are grateful for and that it doesn’t cost any money. They included so many little and some big things into their collages: from flowers, their family members, cats, toys, playing time with siblings, music and carrots and that they can spend some time with grandparents, plane rides to their home town, Christmas trees, presents and Christmas itself.
Dear Students and Parents,
With the joyful holiday season just around the corner; this time of year has a special place in our hearts. Thirty years ago, Slovenians decided they would like to live in independence, thus severing the country. The referendum took place on December 23rd, 1990, and 95% of the voters favoured the establishment of an independent and sovereign nation. The following year, the Republic of Slovenia was born. To honour this important historic decision, we commemorate the official proclamation of the Slovenian independence referendum, and we celebrate Independence and Unity Day every year on December 26th.
We will pay respect to the national holiday on Thursday, December 24th, at 11:00 am CET. Hence, we are kindly inviting you to a short online celebration, and you will receive a link in the following days.
Head of International Department
On Thursday, December 17th, our Kindergarten students participated in a sports day. First, they warmed up with a dance. Then they “wrote” their name by doing a specific exercise for each letter. They also had a lot of fun overcoming an obstacle course, playing basketball and a Scavenger hunt with toys at home.
Last week, MYP students concluded a 3-week long Plenary unit on Dance. They investigated the history of Dance and its different purposes, researched and presented traditional dances from their home countries and created a dance of their own or danced to a traditional song of their choice. We used different web platforms to engage them, namely Teams, Prezi, Edpuzzle and Padlet and promoted peer-comment and assessment in this way, as well.
They had a lot of fun, it seemed, so we hope to do a similar activity soon, but this time preferably in person.
On Monday, December 7th, the Kindergarten students experienced a virtual visit of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. They “went” on a Scavenger hunt and looked for different animals and other artifacts. They also learned about fossils and the pre-historic man.
The most interesting task was probably making their own natural history museum by using their toys at home. They accomplished this exceptionally well, and the teachers are very proud of them!
We are inviting you to the PYP Curriculum Night held on Thursday, December 17, at 4:00 pm. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the IB elements and philosophy.
The meeting will be conducted via MS Teams, and the home-room teachers will add your email addresses to their MS Teams, then you will be able to join.
Your participation is warmly welcome.