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World Curlew Day

Word Curlew Day was on 21st April.

 

It fell at the time of school spring break so the celebration was spread throughout the week proceeding it.

Our school interior and exterior were decorated with curlew`s motives.

 

Balloons with a curlew`s image were fixed along the school path.

Students took part in short activities around curlew theme.

Young students created curlew`s feathers with a pint foam roller.

Kids learnt about curlew`s nest hidden

in high grass and reeds. They made paper nests, painted wooden eggs

nd arranged them in the nests. Doing it, they became familiar with adjectives ,

verbs and nouns connected with the task:

mottled/ spotted /unnoticed/ hidden/ camouflage/ reeds/ and so on.

Figures of migrating curlew were laminated, glued  to clothspins

and attached to willow catkins twigs.

Students competed for them in quizes about curlew birds.

Kids enjoyed them so much  that they even used them as hair or clothes pins.

The wall of the classroom was covered with curlew`s

silhouettes, on which acrostic poems were written.

To help students memorize new words, we prepared

a match the sentence  haves  task based on poems` vocabulary.

Key:

Young learners took part in a competition  to remember

as many sentences about curlews as possible.

 

Our school ordered Mary Colwell`s book „ Curlew Moon ”.

 

We found the book very interesting and it broadened our knowledge.

Teenagers read an interview with Mary Colwell and prepared

a QUESTION / ANSWER task for teenagers.

 A student of a primary school prepared a speech

about Polish-French project to help migratory birds

and Mary Colwell`s walk.

 

There are many poems or fragments of poems in the „ Curlew Moon”.

One of teenagers read one of them to his group.

A poem by  Jeremy Hooker,`The Cut of the Light`.

All In All, our students became familiar with

wading and migratory birds ` problems.

One girl  shared this knowledge in the  Erasmus project ,

she was preparing with her  elementary school.

 

 

Our school  received a few etegami cards  with

 migratory birds motive from the Japanese , Lithuanin

and American etegami club  friends.

We love the design and the words .

I think I can mention here that enthusiasm for

migrating birds action is contagious.

Our grandchildren were eager to listen about

the curlew bird and they painted

the Bird on their t-shirts/ blouses.

Last but not least, we received words of thank you from

Polish naturalists „ Jestem na PTAK” ( Be4birds)

for all the artworks we had sent to the

Polish – French Project.

They informed us  that part of them will be sent to

politicians of the European Parlament .