Monday, 24 October 2016

Day 5 in Lithuania

Friday October 21th

It was the last day for all the participant countries in Litvania/Squodas. All the teams were a bit sad for leaving from this nice country and friendly people. In the last day the stundent cerated their magazines in a team workshop. The results were nice. After the brain battle about Europian languages and culture all the teams had been in lunch break and they’ve prepeared themselves for    the farewell  party.  İn the party they had a chance to taste something from Litvanian cuisine.  İn the party they’ve enjoyed  to  dance with Litvanian folk music. At the end of the party all the teams had taken their certificates  from Litvanian teachers. Everyone in the party were excited beuse of being together, they were happy for being ın Litvania in that week.  İt was farewelll but They’ve gained deep friendships at all.  İn the last day the teacher of Turkish team “Erinç Büyükaşık” had a chance to give lesson to Litvanian studens on Turkish literature and language. He was so excited to have chance like that. 

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Students exchange in Lithuania . Day 4

20th October 2016

It was a great 4th day at school . In our visiting lessons we were taught how important and easy is to communicate in any language through music. We learned more about each others , and some techniques the teacher used to encourage her students to feel the music. Using  a wide variety of instruments helps to motivate the students .

Handcraft lesson , was about these precious strips are very often given to brides as a present on that special day. 
We learned how to make them and enjoyed ourselves. 

At school students were participating in a kahoot competition on newspapers basic sections and vocabulary. They had great time and there were  a couple of groups that really did well .
Afterwards the next activity consisted on designing  title, front and topics for our Read in Europe common newspaper. There were five groups and only one won , it was very difficult to decide the winner . 

After lunch , an exciting afternoon was waiting for us. 
We started our journey to Kretinga and there , workshops on candies and baking bread kept us enthusiastic in our aim. 

To end the day , we walked through a nice parks and went to the beach in Palanga . We could feel how low the temperature was next to the sea. Besides, the water was very calm and no waves at all. The young Baltic Sea is not very deep and tides are very small , here we can find the biggest amber store in the world. 

Great family picture with all members and teams of the exchange program : Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Spain , Turkey and specially thanks to our host country Lithuania.

Student exchange in Lithuania - Day 3

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Student exchange in Lithuania - 2nd day

The second day of our visit was full of exciting and interesting activities.
Firstly, all students participated in two lessons together with their hosts. They visited lessons such as Arts,  English,  Physics, etc.
Meanwhile,  teachers also observed two lessons, one Lithuanian lesson and an Arts class.  In the Lithuanian lesson the topic students were working on was what it means to be Lithuanian. It was really interesting to see how students presented what it means to them to be Lithuanian.  They worked in groups and even took part in a creative writing task. It was a great lesson. In the Arts class students focused on
drawing faces.

 After the lessons students presented their visits to their local or regional newspapers and they also introduced a contemporary author based on an interview they had conducted using the same set of questions. All the teams were well-prepared and they used a wide range of tools for presenting their findings, such as Powerpoint, Prezi, films, etc. It was really interesting to see how different authors answered the same set of questions and also to compare the different type of newspapers students visited.
The Hungarian team

The Croatian team

The Italian team

The Spanish team

The Turkish team

The Lithuanian team

After a hard working morning we set out to explore the region of Skuodas. We visited a farmer museum where we could see many kinds of tools and equipment dating back to old times, and we could also look at the type of dwelling people had in the past.
We visited the largest rock of Lithuania which students could climb easily and even could surround it holding hands:
The final activity of the day was a pottery workshop, where students learned some information about black ceramics and also ventured to create a piece of pottery of their own:

It was a really eventful and enyojable day for everyone!