Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Thank you for your hospitality!

Now I´m back home in Sweden. I have had a wounderful time travelling around Europe. I have met very many nice persons and learnt a lot about Scotland, Spain and Romania. I hope you are all well and that your summer will be just great!

Lots of hugs and kisses from your friend Wolfie!

Gathering in Sweden.

Hello friends!
A couple of weeks ago Antonio arrived to our school. He has been very busy as we have had a lot to do before the end of this term. He has been cooking , playing golf, been in the forest and listened to MANY songs ! June 11 is our last day and after that we have summer vaccation!! We finish school by having a performance for our parents and other relatives. There are always lots of people coming. All children are on stage singing, reading poems or dancing. So you can understand that Antonio has been listening to a lot of song when we practice.

Two days ago Nessie Burns and Wolfie arrived from Romania. For Nessie there is going to be a very short visit, as he is leaving for Scotland together with Antonio. All three of them worked together and helped the children to construct a vehicle that could roll as long as possible. Then there was a competition and the winning team got medals. One day they participated in a "forest day". All the children played, cooked and learned a lot about forests. It was a wounderful day!Summer has come to Sweden now, but some days are rainy and cold still. We all hope for a warm and sunny summer vaccation and we wish you all the same!

Have a nice vaccation!
Class 5

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Rozosina has been on an exciting trip.

Rozosina had much fun this week at Gredos.
We did many things that we think she liked a lot.
We did a lot of fun things, like tree climbing, team building, archery, horse riding and running.
We played volleyball, football and some people played "brännboll" (burning-ball) in the forest.
"Brännboll" is a Swedish game, played with a bat and a small tennis ball and as in cricket you are supposed to do as many runs and homeruns as possible.
When you play this game in the forest instead of in a field, you can imaging what´s happening with the little ball bouncing in the trees.
Well we went to bed at eleven o´clock.
Rozosina ate a lot but didn´t get fat. She also had a lot of exercise and that´s why she also slept a lot.
Now she has started her journey home to Romania.
Lots of hugs
Class 5-6

Sunday, May 3, 2009

From Romania

Hello mates !

Now we are in Romania and we have a good time here. Spring is almost over, it was friendly and Spring Fairy gave us lots of flowers and beautiful moments of playing. The Easter brought us lots of sweets, toys and gifts. Soon we will meet you and we have many stories to tell.

Sweet kisses !!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Greetings from Nessie´s and Wolfie´s vacation in Spain.

Some weeks ago Wolfie and Nessie flew to Romania and we hope they´ll be there by now.
The reason why they stayed so long in Spain was that Nessie wanted to have a vacation in the sun.
And then one day Wolfie came and joined her. So they decided to fly together to Romania, because Nessie didn´t want to fly alone.

As you can see in the picture they climbed the trees and rested in the sun in our schoolyard.
During the weeks in Spain, both Wolfie and Nessie helped us with our big project, creating a musical in English. And they also joined us in our Pupil´s choice –lessons when we had experiments, knitting, cheerleading, magic and cooking.

Take care and hope you all will have a nice Easter holiday.

Class 6 Madrid

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Goodbye Scotland, hola Espana!

Hello everyone!  I've had such a lovely time in Scotland with Primary 3.  Spring is in the air and, as you can see in the photo, I've been helping the children to make Easter cards.  

Today, the school is having an Open Day, when all the mums and dads, grannies and grandpas, come in to have a look around the classes and see us at work.  We will be on our best behaviour!

I have had a great time in Scotland, my class has been learning about technology and designing and making our own machines, we have been learning to read maps and I now know that Scotland is one of the four countries which make up Great Britain.  Do you know what the other three countries are?

Have a lovely Easter holiday, I hope the Easter Bunny brings everyone lots of chocolate eggs!

Rozosina and Primary 3

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I´m soon leaving Sweden.

I´m still in Sweden, but tomorrow I´m off to Scotland. During my time here I have been doing a lot of things. Of course I have participated in whatever "my" class have been doing at school and I have also gone home with some of my new friends to see what live is like in a Swedish home and what children here do in their free time. I have been riding with a girl, who had lots of horses , played badminton with one of the boys and done a lot of other nice things. It has been a really cold winter here, with lots of snow. Right now we have a snowstorm here! I wonder what the weater is like in Scotland now? I do hope it´s spring there! I´m looking forward to see you in Scotland soon!
Best wishes

Sunday, February 15, 2009

From Romania

Hello Spania!
I am in the 2nd class and I'm learning Romanian language with my classmates. Rozo is my new girlfriend and we play all day long on the PC. All children here are very happy and are playing football all day long, too, just like us. Everyday they are hugging me and scratching my fluffy brown fur. I miss you guys and hope to see my old friends soon!
Sweet kisses,

Thursday, February 5, 2009

From Romania to Sweden


I'm in Sweden now, and i'ts very cold here. I met the class in 5:th grade, and they are only 8 pupils.
I went with them to a little hill on the schoolyard to play and ride pulka.
I like it here but they speak very strange, so I have got to speak English all the time.
Best Wishes

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Greetings from Scotland!

Wolfie is having a fabulous time here in Scotland with Primary 3. He has been learning all about Scotland and its traditions. In January it was the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns and Wolfie got the chance to try haggis, neeps (turnip) and tatties (potatoes) at the schools Burns Supper. Wolfie also attend the Primary 5 Burns assembly where he learnt all about Robert Burns, listened to some of his poems, found out about the address to the haggis and heard the bagpipes being played. He has also been finding out about the geography of Scotland, the different types of tartan and the Gaelic language. Wolfie can now count to 10 in Gaelic!

We have had great fun with Wolfie and he is looking forward to his next adventure.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

January the 20:th we went ice skating and we had Nessie with us. But don´t worry, she had protection! She was very warm all the time, well we think she was.

She had a lot of fun.
The day after we went to the airport, but Nessie stayed in school that day. At the airport we learned stuff that we already knew because most of us fly quite a lot. We were in an old plane and we did a quiz on the plane.
Class 5-6

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Antonio from Spain


My name is Antonio and I study in the Scandinavian School in Madrid, Spain!
In class 5-6 we are eleven pupils with me. I´m the brown guy in the middle of the photo.
In the whole school there are two hundred!

We are a small school with pupils from two to nineteen years of age. Our school is Swedish and international, and in our class we come from Sweden, Spain, Denmark and Finland. We have Swedish, Spanish and English education.

I´m just leaving my school now and start my journey around Europe.
I´m looking forward to meet you in Romania!


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Rozosina from Romania

I am Rozosina.
I’m from Romania and I am the best friend of children. I like going to school. We are in the second class. We invite you to a school where we truly believe that “Nobody is alone” (our motto).
We expect you!

Friday, December 12, 2008

I met Lucia

In the morning, the same day I started my travel, I met Lucia! My friends here have written about our Lucia traditiones, if you want to read about how we celebrate this day.
Now I´m leaving Sweden for Scotland! I´m so excited!
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

The name Lucia comes from the Latin word lüx, which means light. We celebrate Lucia on the 13 December.
In Sweden the Lucia night was known as the longest, darkest and most dangerous night of the year, a night when the animals could talk. There are lots of different legends about Lucia, who was a saint from Syracuse, and died the martyr death 304 years after Christ. A legend tells that Lucia was about to get burned on a bonfire, but then a miracle happened. The fire didn’t burn her, so they had to kill her with a sword. That’s why Lucia still has a red band around her waist. It’s a symbol for the blood when she got killed.
How we celebrate Lucia
In our school we celebrate Lucia on Dec.13th or, if that day is a Saturday or a Sunday, the day before or after. Before Lucia day we practice the songs and rhymes we have chosen. A girl is selected to be Lucia. On Lucia day Lucia and her maids put on long white dresses. The maids have tinsel around their waists and on their heads and candles in their hands. Lucia has got a red, silken band around her waist and a crown with candles on her head.
Often some pupils, dressed like Santa’s little helpers, walk together with Lucia and her maids, and sometimes boys dressed in long, white dresses with a paper cone with stars on, on their heads, and a star in their hands also follow Lucia. In Sweden we call them “star boys”.
Early in the morning on Lucia day, parents and relatives come to school to look at Lucia and her company, and listen to songs about dark nights, lights in the dark and Christmas carols.
In many places in Sweden we celebrate Lucia in the evenings on Lucia day or the days before or after. Lucia often bring coffee and gingerbread cookies and “lussekatter” ( if we translate it to English= Lucia cats). When we celebrate Lucia we say that we “lussar”.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wolfi from Sweden


We would like to introduce Wolfi. As you can see he isn´t a teddy bear but a wolf. The wolf is a symol for our county Värmland, where we live. This special wolf is also a mascot for a hockey team in our nearest town, Karlstad. The team is called Färjestad BK, and it´s one of the best teams in Sweden.

Wolfi is now eager to start travelling around Europe. His first stop will be in Scotland.

"See you soon", says Wolfi.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Nessie Burns from Scotland

Hello friends!  
My name is Nessie Burns and I'm from Scotland, one of the four countries which make up Great Britain.  I'm named after Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, and Burns, after Robert Burns, a famous Scottish poet.
I'm having a lovely time at my school.  Two policemen came to visit our class one day to talk to us about keeping safe, which will be important for me on my travels.  I tried on a pair of handcuffs but, as you can see, they were a bit too big.
The weather here is quite cold just now and we've had some snow so I'm having to wrap up warm. Everyone is very busy getting ready for Christmas.
Best wishes and see you soon,
Nessie Burns