Saturday 13 June 2009

El Canario Nursery and Primary School. Nursery Education 5-year-old students. "THE ABSENT-MINDED GRANDPARENTS"

Five-year-old students performed a theatrical play titled "The Absent-minded Grandparents" on Thursday 28th May at El Canario Nursery and Primary School. The story is very funny and is about grandparents telling a tale. They name different typical animals from the Canary Islands. On the following you can watch a video from this performance. We hope you enjoy it.


Thursday 11 June 2009

El Canario Nursery and Primary School. Nursery Education 4-year-old students. "The Chicken Marcelina"

Four-year-old students performed a theatrical play titled "The Chicken Marcelina" on Thursday 28th May at El Canario Nursery and Primary School. The story is about a chicken, its six chicks , the miller and other typical animals from the Canary Islands such as a dog ( The Canary Islands were named after the dogs. Dog in Latin is Canus-cani. When the Spanish arrived on the islands there were a lot of dogs, that's why they named the islands after this animal.), a goat, and a donkey. One day chicken Marcelina found some corn grains. She asked a dog, a goat and a donkey for help. They did not help chiken Marcelina. She wanted to make " gofio" which is typical Canary food, toasted corn grain flour. With Gofio, Chicken Marcelina wanted to make a " gofio pella", a mixture of toasted corn grain flour, water, oil, sugar and salt. At the end she met the miller and he kindly helped her to make the Gofio in his windmill. Chicken Marcelina made the gofio pella and invited the animals to eat it. On the following you can watch a video from this performance. We hope you enjoy it.


Friday 5 June 2009

El Canario Nursery and Primary School. Second Cycle of Primary."The Alisio Wind and The Pirate Wooden Leg."

The students of the Second Cycle of El Canario Nursery and Primary School performed two different theatrical plays: The Alisio Wind (3rd of Primary) and The Pirate Wooden Leg (4th of Primary). Both plays were written by the Canarian poetess Isabel Medina. On the following you can watch both videos of the students' performances at school. The performance took place on Tuesday 26th May, during the week in which the Canary Day was celebrated (Saturday 30th May) . We hope you enjoy the students' work.

"The Alisio Wind"

This theatrical play is about the journey of the Alisio wind around the Canary Islands. In his way the wind meets the seven islands (Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hierro y la Palma) and other Canary places of interest, animals and plants such as the Canary Lizard, the Drago tree, the Teide mountain, Caldera de Taburiente National Park, the Canary palm tree etc.

The Pirate Wooden Leg

This theatrical play performed by 9-10-year-old students is about the arriving of pirate Wooden Leg and his crew in the Canary Islands. It is full of funny situations between the pirates and the Canary inhabitants. We hope you enjoy watching this video.

Thursday 30 April 2009

El Canario Nursery and Primary School. First Cycle of Primary. "The Musicians of Bremen"

The students of the First Cycle of Primary of El Canario Nursery and Primary School performed a theatrical play titled "The Musicians of Bremen", it is an adaptation of the famous fairy tale written by Brothers Grimm. The performance took place on Wednesday 25th May at El Canario Nursery and Primary School.

In the story a donkey, a dog a cat, and a rooster, all past their prime years in life and usefulness on their respective farms, were soon to be discarded or mistreated by their masters. One by one they leave their homes and set out together. They decide to go to Bremen, known for its freedom, to live without owners and become musicians there.

On the way to Bremen, they see a lighted cottage; they look inside and see four robbers enjoying their ill-gotten gains. Standing on each others backs, they decide to perform for the men in hope of gaining food. Their 'music' has an unanticipated effect; the men run for their lives, not knowing what the strange sound is. The animals take possession of the house, eat a good meal, and settle in for the evening.

Later that night, the robbers return and send one of their members in to investigate. It is dark and he sees the eyes of the Cat shining in the darkness. He reaches over to light his candle, thinking he sees the coals of the fire. Things happen in quick succession; the Cat swipes his face with her claws, the Donkey picks up his hooves and kicks him, the Dog bites him on the leg, and the Rooster crows and chases him out the door, screaming. He tells his companions that he was beset by a horrible witch who scratched him with her long fingers (the Cat), a man with a knife (the Dog), a monster who had hit him with a club (the Donkey), and worst of all, the devil who screamed from the rooftop (the Rooster). The robbers abandon the cottage to the strange creatures who have taken it, where the animals live happily for the rest of their days.

On the following you can watch a video of the students' work during different theatrical rehearsals. We hope you enjoy it.


We'll realize our last meeting in Sitia - Kriti, Greece, from May 1st to May 8th. Dimotiko Scholio Palekastrou, greek partner in our project, organize the meeting. We'll made the Project Evaluation and General Memory in this meeting.
The town of Sitia was built up in Venetian times, destroyed and later rebuilt by the Turks, with just a few signs of this history remaining. The name of Sitia is derived from the ancient city of Itia, birthplace of one of the seven wise-men of the antiquity, Mison. Sitia existed during the late Minoan period and until the Venetian period, during which time, the town Sitia was destroyed three times. For two centuries, Sitia ceased to exist as a town until 1869, when the present city was built. Since then, Sitia is developing into on of the most important areas in Crete.

Sunday 12 April 2009

Objectives, methods, calendar and activities.

Extracted from the powerpoint presentation that is available on Google Docs.

Objectives, methods, calendar and activities.

Main Objective

“To promote the cooperation between schools and educative communities from different European countries to enrich ourselves from our own differences in order to make a multicultural Europe”.

• To improve the attitudes in our pupils.
• To compare the different cultures and ways of living in order to value the signs of identity in each country.
• To increase attitudes of solidarity, cooperation and tolerance in the Educative Community.
• To exchange experiences and work materials by common consent.
To reinforce the recognition that we are European people in the global world.
Concrete Objectives

• ... Awake the imagination and the fantasy.
• ... Promote the creative.
• ... Increase the writting and oral languages.
• ... Improve the locution, entonation and pronunciation.
• ... Increase verbal games: words, sound and rhyme.
• ... Induce the poetic language.
• …Foster oral expressions through dramatization of poetic works and theatre plays.
• …Develop non-linguistic strategies to express themselves such as: gestures, mime, etc.
• …Discover folk costumes through popular theatre works.

• Collect and classify the documents relationated with activities.
• E-mail between students.
• E-mail between teachers.
• Use of several written and audiovisual materials.
• Video recording of theatre plays.
• Analyze the elaborated documents.
• Plastic Memory.
• Create artistic productions


• 30/10/2008 Approval the General Annual Directive Staff, Staff and Programme Educate Council
• 29/11/2008 Meeting project in Latvia. Coordinators and Teachers
• 03/12/2008 Divulge the project in Latvia Coordinators, Teachers
• 16/12/2008 Divulge the project Coordinator and Staff
• 15/01/2009 Work about the poetry and theatre Coordinator, Staff and reality each country Pupils

• 20/03/2009 Language’s day Educative Community
• 23/04/2009 Book’s day Teachers and Pupils.
• 25/05/2009 Exhibition with literary and artistic Coordinator, Staff, Pupils' works and Community
• 29/05/2009 Popular Theatre Educative Community

• 15/06/2009 Annual Memory and evaluation Coordinator, Staff and Educative Community


• Dramatization of poetics works.
• Dramatization of: air, water, earth and fire.
• Reading Theatre.
• Folk Theatre.

Saturday 11 April 2009


This year the Carnival was about the theatrical recreation of the Four Elements of Nature: air, water, earth and fire. This theatrical recreation consisted in the performance of dances along different music telling a story. The thread of the story begins with the Big Bang, when the energy, the matter was concentrated in one point in the Universe. Then the air came (Infant Education 3-4-5 years), the water (1st Cycle of Primary 6-7 years), the earth (2nd Cycle of Primary 8-9) and finally the fire( 3rd Cycle of Primary 10-11 years). The Carnival performance took place on Friday 20th of February, at the CEIP El Canario school’s playground. The students’ families were invited to the show. On the following you can watch a slide show from this performance. If you want to listen to the music, click on the loudspeaker icon. If you want to know the Cycle you are watching, just put the mouse pointer on the picture. . You can also use the pause, backward and forward buttons that are in the bottom left-hand side of the slide show.We hope you enjoy this slide show.

Sunday 29 March 2009

Meeting at Gulbene, Latvia.

The third meeting of the European Project Comenius Kalidoscope took place in Gulbene, Latvia, from 29th November to 6th December. Gulbene is a small nice village surrounded by woods. All the partners participated in the work sessions on 1st,2nd and 4th December. We all agreed the objectives of this second part of the project, as well as the contents we are going to work with.

We did different interesting excursions to visit places of interest such as Valimera Ice Hall Skating, Stamariena, Brenguli, Riga, etc.

The host partners made us feel at home. Helping us all in everything. They made a very big effort to provide us a pleasant stay at Gulbene.

On the following you can watch a slide show with some pictures from the working sessions, the school at Gulbene and the excursions we made. If you want to listen to the music, just click on the loudspeaker icon.

If you want to look at the main Objectives of the Project, click on the link below.