Archive for December 2009

Under the tree!/ Sotto l’albero!

December 26, 2009

Great presents for everyone under the Christmas Tree!/ Grandi doni per tutti sotto l’albero di Natale!

Classi 5^A e 5^B – Scuola Primaria ” A. Ciancia”- Francavilla in Sinni (PZ) – Italia


Describing Christmas / Descrivendo il Natale

December 26, 2009
Tutti insieme i nostri bambini hanno provato a creare, in Italiano, delle similitudini sul Natale che richiamano alcune nostre tradizioni/All together our children tried to create , in Italian, some similes about Christmas that remind some  traditions of ours:
Il Natale è / Christmas is:
rosso come la Stella di Natale
as red as the Christmas Flower

buono come i “Panzerotti con le castagne”                                                                                                      as good as the “Chestnuts pancakes

giallo come la stella cometa
as yellow as the comet star

bianco come la neve                                                                                                        as white as the snow

santo come Gesù Bambino
as holy as Baby Jesus

luminoso e colorato come l’albero di Natale
as brigth and coloured as the Christmas Tree

dolce come il Panettone
as sweet as the Panettone

Gina e la Classe 1^B -Scuola Primaria “A. Ciancia” – Francavilla in Sinni (PZ) -Italia

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2009

All what our children did to wish you: MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Classe 1^B – Scuola Primaria “A. Ciancia” – Francavilla in Sinni (PZ) – Italia

A strange Christmas tree

December 21, 2009

I’m Emma from class 2A

I want to show you my Christmas tree. It isn’t like the other green pines. It is a dry tree and it comes from Spargi Island in Sardinia. MY mother and I have seen it on the beach after a few days of bad sea. I don’t really know ehere it comes from, maybe from far away.

On 8th December we decorate it with lights and balls. Every year in a different colour. Last year it was blue and silver. This year it issilver and white. I like it very much because there is not another one like it.I love its shape because it reminds me the wind blowing.

The days before Christmas I go with my mum on the hill near Alessandria. We look for some leaves and twigs then, we oranges and candles, we decorate our Christmas table.

Best Wishes to all the Kids

Emma Class 2A SCuola Vivaldi  Alessandria

My Christmas Tree

December 21, 2009

Dear Friends

Every year on 8th December my family and I make the Christmas tree.

We put on it some mum’s old decorations and every Christmas my sister and I add two new objects that mum gives us as a present. These ones are not just little balls but also some special fantasy characters such as an acrobatic lion, a fairy grandmother and her elf, four fat and happy mermaids, a frog that plays the flute, a skating cock and so on.

On our Christmas tree there are also a lot of red and white little candles and on Christmas Eve we light them to see their flames trembling in the dark

It’s wonderful!

I want to shw one of its decorations 

Happy Christmas

Laura , Scuola Media “VIvaldi” Alessandria, Italy

Our Village – Winter Photos

December 18, 2009

Photographer: Ana Maria Iacoban (8th form)

A Modern Romanian Carol

December 13, 2009

Our kindergarten pupils want to share this modern Romanian carol with you.
They are wearing Romanian traditional costumes in this video.

Liliana&the kids

Romanian Christmas Carols

December 13, 2009

Here are two old Christmas carols from Romania performed by our 7th form pupils.

Liliana&the kids

St. Nicholas Day Tradition in Poland

December 13, 2009

In Poland on the 6th December we celebrate St. Nicholas Day. St. Nicholas was a bishop mainly known for anonymous gifts giving to the poor. On that day we give presents especially to children.
In our town – Sochaczew in the centre of Poland we also celebrated St. Nicholas Day. In the morning that day the main square in the town was crowded with a group of motorcyclists with their motorbikes. These people are real fans of this means of transport. Some of them have very old bikes even from the 2nd World War. On that day they showed their generosity and love to all the children. Dressed up as Santa Claus they were giving sweet gifts to all passing children in the streets in our town. Thanks to generous sponsors they could visit poor families, a children’s home and sick children in hospital in Sochaczew.

Karol Dukalewski

Agata’s Christmas tradition

December 11, 2009

Hello Friends

I’m Agata from class 2 A at Vivaldi School in Alessandria

I have  a family  Christmas tradition.

Every year my mum prepares the “Bread Child”.

It is a cake in the shape of a child and it represent the Christ Child . In our dialect it is called “Crumbot”

It is very easy to prepare. You just need flour, sugar, eggs, water, butter, raisins and yeast. It is so tasty!

We give it to our relatives as a present because it is a lucky symbol.

My greatgrandmother began this tradition and we are pleased to  go on preparing this simple , nice cake

Merry Christmas to you and all your teachers