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Category Archives: News NMIE

Cultural stereotypes

During May 2019, the school psychologist Svetlana Asprovska Todorovic, together with the second year students, carried out activities on topic “Cultural stereotypes”.

In order to carry out this activity, the students worked in groups. Each group received a sample of cultural icebergs on which were written characteristics visible at first glance for a culture as well as the subtle characteristics that appear after we get to know more representatives of that culture. The students’ task was to write down characteristics of a representative of a certain culture and at the end of the activity each group presented while other students added or posed questions related to the presentation.

The objectives of the activity are: to overcome stereotypes and prejudices, to support constructive communication and cooperation among students from two different ethnic groups, as well as to support self-organization of students during the implementation of joint activities.

Day of planet earth

On April 22, 2019, teachers Todorka Nane and Nadica Nane carried out the daily activity “Herbarium” as part of the monthly topic “Collections” from the Eco Section of the Annual Program for extracurricular intercultural activities for the fifth grade.
The activity began with research on the Internet in order to familiarize the students with the solar system, the planets and their position in relation to the Sun, followed by a discussion on Earth Day – April 22 (when and where it began to be marked, why it is marked, what is the meaning of it, etc.). In the main part of the activity, the students worked in two groups in which by coloring they marked the terrestrial and aquatic part of the planet Earth and arranged the planets in the solar system in relation to the Sun.
The aims of this activity are to encourage eco-awareness among students for responsible behavior towards the planet Earth, by marking the Earth Day, encourage cooperation between students and teachers from both groups, encourage and support a positive socio-emotional climate in the group as well as to enrich the active vocabulary of students with new concepts in the field of the Solar System.

Right to name

On April 22, 2019, teachers Darko Taleski and Natasha Zabrcanec with the students of the sixth grade carried out the activity “Right to name” as part of the topic “Children’s rights” from the Art section within the Annual program for extracurricular intercultural activities.
The activity started with introductory games. In the main part of the activity, each child made its name from a collage where each letter was in a different color and then all the letters were glued to a common poster. The names were distinguished by the shape and size of the letters, and the entire poster was colorful.
The goals of the activities are constructive mutual cooperation, help during the implementation of joint activities, encouraging of cooperative relations in the heterogeneous ethnic group, as well as encouraging the creativity and originality of the students through artistic expression and creation.

Holidays

On April 8, 2019, teachers Maja Miteva Petroska and Zaharica Ilieska together with students of second and third grade, carried out activities from the month’s topic “Holidays” within the Section Get to know Macedonia of the Annual Program for Intercultural Extracurricular Activities.

The activity was accompanied by various games through which students learned more about the holidays, the difference between religious and national holidays. Students divided into two groups, made pastry using dough and decorated them with chocolate candy, raisins, braids, etc.

The aims of these activities are: students to get introduced to the characteristics of holidays, to respect the cultural diversity in the Republic of Macedonia, to encourage collaborative relationships among students from different ethnicities, to encourage and support a positive socio-emotional climate in the group, as well as to foster strong interactions among students.

Traditional Macedonian and Vlach costumes

On March 30 and April 2, 2019, teachers Maja Miteva Petroska and Zaharica Ilieska together with students of second and third grade, carried out activities from the month’s topic “Traditional costumes” within the Section Get to know Macedonia of the Annual Program for Intercultural Extracurricular Activities.

This activity was carried out in two parts. In the first part, the students visited the gallery “Nikola Martinoski” in Krushevo, where they were introduced to the authentic ambient of a traditional house, where samples and illustrations of traditional Macedonian and Vlach costumes, as well as costumes of other ethnic communities, are exhibited. During the visit, the students had the opportunity to follow a discussion with the curator Danica Janakieska, whose narrow area of ​​research are the characteristics of traditional costumes. The second part was carried out in the classroom, with the help of the smart board, a Quiz on what was learned during the visit to the gallery was organized. In the final part of the activity, the students painted traditional Macedonian or Vlach costumes and presented them in the classroom.

The aims of these activities are: to introduce students with the characteristics of traditional Macedonian and Vlach costumes, to respect the cultural diversity in the Republic of Macedonia, to encourage collaborative relationships among students from different ethnicities, to encourage and support a positive socio-emotional climate in the group, as well as to foster strong interactions among students.

From seed to fruit

On March 25, 2019, teachers Todorka Nane and Nadica Nane together with fifth grade students carried out the daily activity “Wheat” as part of the topic “From seed to fruit” from the Eco Section of the Annual Program for extracurricular intercultural activities.

During this activity, students had the opportunity to learn more about wheat as one of the most important cereals. They searched for information about wheat on the Internet in order to understand where it originated, where it is grown, how it is grown, what kind of forms it comes in, its usage in the diet, and its significance for human health. At the end of the activity, the students made a poster using pictures of wheat.

The aims of this activity are: to get acquainted with the role and importance of wheat as part of a healthy diet, as a prerequisite for proper growth and development, to encourage curiosity among students for awareness and research, encourage cooperation between students and teachers from both groups, encourage and support a positive socio-emotional climate in the group as well as to enrich the active vocabulary of students with new concepts in both languages.

Water Transportation

On March 24, 2019, teachers Spasice Nikolovska and Isnisha Salioski from the satellite school “Nikola Karev” v. Borino, with students of second grade carried out activities from the monthly topic Water Transportation as part of the Traffic section of the Annual Program for extracurricular intercultural activities.

For the realization of this activity, the students worked divided into three groups where they made: a water surface, according to a given recipe (mixing gelatin with water and blue color), paper boats in different colors and flags from different nations in the world. At the end, all the groups compiled a whole composition, flags were attached to the boats, and the boats were put to float through the water.

The aims of the activity are: to develop the students’ curiosity and interest about water traffic, to encourage children’s fantasy and creativity when shaping water vehicles, to support constructive cooperative relations in carrying out group tasks as well as to sensitize children about possible sources of danger in water traffic.

Flower garden

On 22nd March, 2019, teachers Deniz Recepov and Zujca Stojanova together with first grade students carried out the daily activity “Flower garden” from the Eco section of the Annual Program for extracurricular intercultural activities.

The activity was carried out in a dynamic working atmosphere. The students independently created flowers from plastic caps, drew butterflies and birds. Their works were exhibited in the classroom’s display, forming a flower garden.

The aim of this activity is to encourage students to independently monitor the changes occuring in nature, expand the children’s experience on natural phenomena, as well as to perceive their interconnection, sensitize students for possible ways of using waste materials in the household, and to encourage children’s originality and innovation in creating new products with plastic waste material.