Among the most important basic things in math are the combinations of ten and the doubles. Year 1 practised these skills this time with balls. They also learned to tell math stories. Each story included both addition and subtraction. One told the story and the other counted it by using twenty frames and red and yellow counters.
Besides the increased moving and learning skills, Run, jump, learn! project also offers a chance to get to know new languages. The Run, jump, learn! project club in Pöllönkangas school researched the project countries‘ languages: Finnish, Swedish, German, Spanish and Welsh. We used ICT-tools to help us find out same words in different languages. We also listened to what the words sound like and learned how to pronounce them. We compared the similarities and differences in the languages and words too. Learning languages is fun!
Run, jump, learn! partner schools had a photo competition recently. The children took photos of each other moving. Each photo had to have at least three children moving. Each school then chose and rewarded the school winners. Here are the winning photos for you to enjoy!
Run, jump, learn! project had an LTT-event in Finland in Oulu. During the event, we trained in active teaching methods inside and outside. We also had the chance to get to enjoy the winter and experience Finland.
We had a wonderful winter day skiing in -8°. It was snowing a bit and there was no wind. We skied to the ski hut nearby, where everybody had lunch and some sweets as well. Some students even wanted to compete in skiing. Are they the future Olympic medalists in cross-country skiing?
Besides the running, jumping and learning, we are also doing other active things in Pöllönkangas, Oulu! We’ve had 17 pull up bars installed in our classrooms to enable further physical activity during and between lessons. They have already been used to do pull ups, hanging and crunches. The children enjoy them very much!