Winter day in Finland

We wanted to try some things, which I learned at our LTT teacher training in Germany. Outdoor teaching was a big part of our visit and that’s why we decided to go to the forest with my pupils.

It’s winter and it has been a very cold week in Finland. The temperature has been about -25 degrees and we have lots of snow here. That’s why the outdoor activities were a little bit different to do here than in Germany.

Today the weather was really beautiful. The sun was shining and temperature was about -21 degrees. First we were playing “Pöllöhippa” “Catch the Owl” at our school yard. Kids liked to play it and they were running a lot. That was a good start, because they became warm. After that we walked together to the nearest forest.

In the forest we learned how to do “fox-walk” and “owl-eye”. Then we did the same exercise, that we also did in Germany. We walked alone like foxes around the forest and did “owl-eye” when we wanted to. It was important to be quiet. Pupils thought that the exercise was nice and relaxing. After that we were playing “hide and seek”-game together. It was really fun to run in the snow and also a little bit hard. But we loved it! And everyone was asking the same: “Can we do this again someday?”

We definitely must do lot more outdoor activities! It is nice to be out of the classroom and the forest is definitely the place where your mind can relax.

written by 5B-class

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Project of the Month (Germany)


“Run-Jump-Learn“- has been awarded „Project of the Month February“ by our National Agency PAD. In December our Agency sent us a film team that accompanied us for one day. They filmed our school, some lessons, some actions of our Run-Jump-Learn-Club and did some interviews with teachers and pupils.

Take your time to relax (Finland)

For the sake of your own well-being its good to learn how to relax. Relaxation encourages healthy mind and body. Relaxation through mental images at the beginning or end of class only takes a few minutes. Guided relaxation stories and scripts and widely available in the internet in various languages. In addition to taking time to relax in class, some classes also do child yoga in Pöllönkangas school.