Sunday, April 17, 2016

To be a refugee...
5th-6th Grades

As the current refugee problem in Greece and Europe is a major topic of discussion everywhere, we thought it would be a good idea to approach the issue in the English class. Discussion among students was triggered by this clever poster by UNHCR aiming at raising awareness about the fact that "refugees are just like you and me". 

After that, the students were presented with the informative UNHCR video To be a refugee as well as the following beautiful poem condemning any kind of discrimination:

Please Don't Judge Me

Please don't judge me by my face,
by my religion,
or my race.
Please don't laught at what I wear,
or how I look or do my hair.
Please look a little deeper,
way down deep inside.
And although you may not see it,
I have a lot to hide.
Behind my clothes the secrets lie,
behind my smile, I softly cry.
please look alittle deeper,
and maybe  you will see.
The lonely little girl,
that lives inside of me.
Please listen carefully to her,
she'll show that she is insecure.
Please try to be her friend,
and show her that you care.
Please just get to know her,
and maybe you will see,
That if you just look deep enough,
you'll find the real me.

Author: Samantha Higgins

Monday, March 21, 2016

We love reading: Our Mini Books!

This year, back in December, we thought that it would be a great idea to exchange mini books with our friends at Laurence Elementary School, USA. Our project is almost done!
The 4th graders read 4 simple English books The ugly duckling, Puss in Boots, the Little Red Hen and Madagaskar and, then, made their own mini books, working in groups. They discussed the plot with each other, looked up the unknown words in the dictionary and decided which parts of the story they would include in their books. Finally, they were engaged in writing and drawing!

Have a look at the The Ugly Duckling, the The Little Red Hen and Puss in boots!

Thursday, March 3, 2016


Yesterday, the english classes in our schools enjoyed English theatre! Based on the Cinderella story, we followed the plight of poor Cinderello, bullied by his awful sisters and stepmother, and his adventures. The kids danced, sang and interacted with the actors. They even tried on the missing shoe! :)

Enjoy some snapshots!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Head, shoulders, knees and toes!

Last week the 3rd graders visited the brand new Kostis Palamas room and had fun learning the body parts in English! First, we got acquainted with some basic body parts (mouth, fingers, elbows etc.) with the help of Goofy!


Next, to consolidate what we had learnt we played a circle game. Students started drawing on their notebooks a body part according to the instructions given(e.g. Please, draw two big heads). At the sound of 'stop' they handed their notebook to the person on their right and continued drawing on someone else's noebook until they were asked to stop and so forth. This way, all students' notebooks were rotated and got filled with strange, funny creatures!

Finally, we all enjoyed a super catchy kineasthetic song, Head, shoulders, knees and toes!

Monday, February 15, 2016

 The four seasons 

We enjoyed the Aesop's fable "The Wind and the Sun" so much! Why not make a poster?
Our 3rd graders worked in teams to make a poster about the four seasons and the weather! Is it cold in autumn? Is it hot in summer? When do flowers bloom?

The final outcome was a beautiful, colourful representation of the four seasons accompanied by little 'windows' describing the weather!

 Plus, a smiling man holding an umbrella on a rainy day!

 Have a nice week ahead:)