Thursday, 25 February 2010


"Tily" learns the outdoor activities children like doing in the playground!

How to create floating, shimmering bubbles in the air!!!!

Things you’ll need:
Distilled water
Dish detergent
Large plastic bowl with cover
Length of wire

Fill a plastic bowl with distilled water. You can use tap water, but distilled water tends to make stronger, longer-lasting bubbles.

Add a cup dish-washing liquid and some glycerine to the water. Mix the ingredients gently but thoroughly; you want them blended, but you don’t want to create suds.

Cover the bowl until you’re ready to start blowing bubbles.

Twist a length of wire into a loop to make a bubble wand. You can also use cookie cutters or discarded plastic bubble wands from store-bought bubble bottles. The larger the loop, the bigger the bubbles will be, but larger bubbles have a harder time maintaining their integrity.

Open the lid and dip your wand in the mixture. Raise it to your lips and blow. Bubbles should come floating out.

GAME: Tily in Spain learns about our Comenius Partners

Tily in Spain learns about our Comenius Partners!
Watch this presentation and try to answer the Questionnaire.

1- Which one is the typical Italian food?
a) Pizza
b) Kebab
c) Wiener Snitzel
d) Chocolate

2- Which one is Belgian?
a) Nihat
b) Audrey Hepburn
c) Leonardo Da Vinci
d) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

3- Which flags are red and white?
a) Austria
b) Turkey
c) Italy
d) A and B

4- Which country has more population?
a) Austria
b) Belgium
c) Italy
d) Turkey

5- What is the official language in Austria?
a) Austrian
b) German
c) English
d) Italian

6- Who invented the Fried potatoes?
a) French
b) Belgian
c) American
d) Spanish
7- Who was Herge?
a) Tintin creator
b) Famous actor
c) Painter
d) Musician

8- What languages do Belgian people speak?
a) Belgian
b) Flemish or Dutch
c) French
d) B and C

9- Mahmut Cüda was a:
a) Painter
b) Writer
c) Musician
d) Football player

10- Where is the Schönbrunn castle?
a) Turkey
b) Belgium
c) Italy
d) Austria

Monday, 22 February 2010

Carnival in Bruges

See how we celebrate Carnival.
We dressed up and went on a parade in Bruges.
It was a very nice day and the children enjoyed themselfs very much.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Radio Interview from Spain: European Year of Creativity and Innovation

Interview : European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009

(From Pablo Ramos and Hector Páez (6th Level students) and Eric Martinez (teacher) in Folch i Torres school)


1. What do you think about Creativity?

Teachers in Europe believe that creativity is fundamentally important at school and that ICT can help enhance it.
The European Commission believe creativity is a fundamental competence to be developed at school. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are considered very important among teachers: computers, educational software, videos, online collaborative tools, virtual learning environments, interactive whiteboards, and free online material and courses.

2. Knowing this year is the European Year of Creativity, do you think is there a relation between culture and technology?

Oh, yes, of course. Culture and technology meet to enhance understanding of the past. Interest in Europe’s industrial heritage is increasing.

3. As you probably know as a teacher, the European year of Creativity promotes different projects and programmes. Do you know something about the Youth Programme project E-games?

Oh yes! The Youth Programme project E-games empowers youth work builds on this potential, offering innovative training material around key themes. It means games for learning. Playing games is an important part of our social and mental development it can be a powerful way of learning throughout life. When young people are engaged with the learning process, tool for effective learning in non-formal education and form a significant part of youth training work.

4. What’s the difference between E-games and traditional learning games?

E-games are more flexible and interactive than traditional learning games. Multimedia elements can incorporate the real world bringing the games closer to the experiences of real life - particularly important in non-formal education E-games can also bring people into closer social interaction – though not necessarily face-to-face.

5. What do you think about music as a tool of creativity?

Oh, music is a great subject as a tool for the promotion of diversity and intercultural understanding that means respect for each other’s cultures.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010


See what we have done:

We had a fancy dress party . . .

Beate and Efendi,


Ayse and Elif,

Beate is painting Peters face,


and Georg and so on, . . .
. . . we played special funny games . . .

and we ate the "Special Donut", Tily watched us, tasted it and said:

"Oh, it tastes delicious, and there is a surprise in it, APRICOT JAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Friday, 12 February 2010

Teacher Exchange 2 - Calcotada in VALLS, Tarragona

A very special gastronomic festival is the CALCOTADA in VALLS, Tarragona, at the end of the winter.
Up to 30.000 visitors come to watch this festival and eat CALCOTS every year.

The Austrian Teachers were invited on Sunday to take part in this event, thank you Francesca and Carme!

What are calcots?

Calcots are very early onions, which are grilled on open fire.

The outside is burnt, you take it away and dip it into a delicious sauce called romesco.
The women here are preparing the sauce.

They are traditionally served on a hot roof tile.

Then you lift them and lower them into your mouth, a messy thing!

To be able to eat a lot, you are drinking wine from a special jar.

The winner of 2010 eating competition ate 3,5 kg, which is around 300 pieces of onions...

Thursday, 11 February 2010


Today is Thursday.
We go outside to eat omelettes and egg sausages
Yesterday King Carnival Emissaires´told us to come with

Could you imagine how beautiful they are...


On Wednesday King Carnival ordered us to bring

Look, our children have a lot of CREATIVITY


5th level’s students from Spain have prepared some pod cast for our radio Programme in the Comenius Blog.

As you know, these days Tily is travelling around different countries and is learning about important places, buildings, famous people, and diversity. Here you have the opinion of 25 students talking about Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain.

We hope you enjoy listening to them!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010


Carnival is coming!!

Yesterday the King Carnival Emissaires’ came to order us to bring a

Here you can see a sample of them:

Monday, 8 February 2010

Tily sings in German and Catalan!

As you can see on the right side of the blog you’ve got the “RADIO FOLCH i TORRES”.
If you click in the radio link, you will listen to our students talking about different things. They use English language as a common vehicle of expression

The “Radio” is an example of how new technologies are helping us in this project, making communication possible. With them, we aim to enhance pupil’s motivation, social skills and self-confidence.

As we also include in this project each cultural heritage of our countries. We are immersed in a word of languages, so the last post in our radio, as you can see, is OUR TILY SONG in German, from AUSTRIA, and in CATALAN from BARCELONA in Spain. Soon you will listen to it in other languages!!!


"Tily" travels around Europe: Sightseeing in Barcelona

Sunday, 7 February 2010

TILY And His Friends Visit 1.Klasse

Dear friends,

here is a video, we have taken at the beginning of the school year, when
TILY visited the classes with his new friends.

Unfortunately it is a bit upside down.
But .. take a little rest, lay down your head and watch...

(CONCHI, can you turn the video please!!!?)
Thank you!!!

By the way, the gadget FEEDJIT in the sidebar is great, Conchi, good idea!

Friday, 5 February 2010

The Making of Steinella...

The boys of the 3. Klasse AND the teacher... like to create new figures for our BLOG.

Here you can see the genesis of STEINI´S sister STEINELLA.

And here she is, Steinella from top to toe:

Hair: Skin Sheep
Head: Stone
Eyes: Evil eye, Turkey
Eyebrowns: Toothbrush
Chest: Stone and Glass
Dresses: Versace,???
Lingerie: Intimissimi???
Shoes: Gucci??

Isn´t she a beauty???

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Reading project

For two weeks there is a special reading aloud project during break in our school.
Because some of our parents do not have the time to read to their children, or they can not read themself, five teachers have desided to read to small groups of children during breaktime.
The children enjoy plenty of these sessions.
There are scary stories, magical stories, funny stories, and Tily listens and likes the soft voices that excites his imagination.


Here you can see some of the artwork the children made on the art day on january 8th. The results ware magnificent.
Now all of the works are hanging in the windows of the shops in the shopping street near to our school. It is a real exhibition. So everbody can see our work and it makes the children very proud.

Teacherexchange: Austria Visits Spain

On Friday, 29th of January, we closed our school for one week for semester break, so Mr. Martin Frischauf and Mr. Wolfgang Bock drove directly to the airport of Vienna to fly to Barcelona - what a wondeful city!!!

. . . here you see La Rambla and . . .

. . . the famous Market of Bocceria, where you can buy nearly everything!!!

View from the Museum of Arts... enlarge for details!

On Sunday we visited the Monastery of Mont Creus, a very beautiful and interesting trip:

. . . and on Monday: Ceip Folch I Torres, the school:

. . . meeting the students, . . .

. . . changing letters of penfriends, . . .

KARLI and his new friends, collecting letters...

KARLI was talking with the Spanish pupils - and STEINI, too!

. . . and some informations about Austria!
Barcelona at night, wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

. . . but all beautiful things have an end . . .. . .
So on Wednesday we had to fly home again, with so many impressions, facts and pictures in our luggage, what a wonderful visit!!!

Bye, bye, BARCELONA, we´ll be back soon!

The ALPS and plains of Northern Italy....