Since the beginning of this school year, learners in the Primary School of Amaliapolis have been exchanging projects with various schools in the USA. After exchanging presentations of our schools, it was time to present the areas we live in! Learners in Amaliapolis took their own pictures of their village and added some other, wonderful pictures they found on the internet. They wrote about their village, and here is their presentation:

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Our 5th grade English coursebook introduces pancakes as part of the American breakfast (Unit 4, Lesson 2, p. 54), but they are also included in the English breakfast. After a discussion with the 5th grade learners at the Primary School of Amaliapolis regarding what an English breakfast includes, its nutritional value and its differences from the Greek breakfast, learners were invited to try the English breakfast at school!!! They had the opportunity to drink tea, have milk with cereals and enjoy delicious pancakes! As they have said, the English breakfast is quite enjoyable and the best part of it was the pancakes!!!

Pancakes (20 pieces)
by Chris and Tsetsi Logofetov

Solid Ingredients:
5 cups of flour
5 tablespoons of baking powder
5 tablespoons of sugar
2 vanillas
a little salt

Liquid ingredients:
5 eggs
5 tablespoons of olive oil
5 glasses of fresh milk

Procedure:
We mix all the solid ingredients in a bowl and we mix all the liquid ingredients in another bowl. We put the mixture of the liquid ingredients into the mixture of the solid ones and we mix. We put half a teaspoon of butter into a small, hot frying pan. When the butter melts, we put some of the dough in the frying pan. As soon as it starts steaming (you will see bubbbles), we turn it over with a spatula.

To see the recipe in Greek, click here.

Our English 4th grade coursebook this year invites learners in writing poems about the seasons! When I first told my learners at the Primary School of Amaliapolis that they had a poem for homework, they were shocked at first, but they told me they would definitely try it! Here is what they wrote about the seasons:

This is what Alex Repakis wrote:



And here is what his brother Stratos wrote:



SUMMER
by Nick Stekkas

In the summer we swim
The school is closed
The kids smile
And they feel happy.

SPRING
by Nick Stekkas

In the spring we are happy
The spring is funny
The sun is shining
And the flowers are laughing.

AUTUMN
by Nick Stekkas

The school is open
The autumn is here
The kids do their homework
The autumn is here.

WINTER
by Nick Stekkas

The winter is great
The snow is here
In the winter we wear warm clothes
Because the snow is here.

Here is what Vassiliki Kouri wrote:




SUMMER
by Chris Xanthis

The summer is hot
The sun is in the sky
The people are swimming
And the boats are in the sea.

WINTER
by Chris Xanthis

The winter
The flowers are sleeping
It’s snowing
And it’s cold.

SPRING
by Chris Xanthis

The spring
it’s hot
Children are playing in the park
And it’s sunny.

AUTUMN
by Chris Xanthis

The autumn
It’s cold
It’s windy
And it’s raining.

Well done, children!!!