Comenius regio inclusive and coherent learning environment
Samstarfsverkefni Sveitarfélagsins Skagafjarðar
og Odense kommune í Danmörku
The teachers of the oldest
children in the kindergarten
and the teachers of 1st
class work together and
plan to insure the continuity
in the studies. It´s also
important that the
elementary school gets
information on each
student´s learning abilities.
The more the teamwork the
better. Mutual visits and job
swapping is a part of that
Mutual job swapping causes
the students to know the
teachers of each school and
the teachers get a better
understanding of each others
workplace, working facilities.
We have taken baby-steps
this fall in/towards
jobswapping and intend to
do more of it later in the
It´s important if possible
that teachers attend the
same seminars so that
students learn to use the
same or similar methods
of learning. For example,
together we have
attended a seminar called
Play to Learn More which
is a learning method
where learning and
movement are integrated.
The students learn a
certain way of work and
we use this method partly
in both schools.
So students can know
what to expect during the
day the day´s schedule is
visible in both schools. In
the elementary school it´s
more often in writing and
in the kindergarten
pictures are used along
The elementary school doesn´t have any
particular expectations to the students
when they attend elementary school. But
it´s nevertheless important to have a
mutual understanding on certain practical
skills students should be able to
accomplish. For example to be able to
hold a pencil the proper way, use scissors,
to be able to go to the toilet on their own
and put their clothes on without help.
The schools haven´t made any mutual
formal lists on these matters yet, but we
have already startet discussions about it.
When the children feel that
they are safe in their
school and that they´re
treated in a fair way.
That they know what´s
expected of them and what
they can expect during
That the social
surroundings is in their
That their tasks are both
challenging and suitable.
“Negative“ remarks should be made in a way
that the students keeps their dignity for
example when being asked to hurry up or to
change his behaviour.
We think it´s important that students get to know
different establishments and firms in our
community. This is for example done by visiting
the fire station, the home for the elderly, fish
factory, greenhouses, museums and so on.
Outdoor activities in teaching such as a walk
along the beach, a short hike or studying
somewhere in nature makes the student familiar
with his surroundings and should make him
We often get visits from members of different organizations and/or institutions in
our society. Sometimes they are introducing their operation or having some sort of a
cooperation with the schools. Sometimes we also get visits from parents who come
to tell us about their job or a special interest. For instance we had a visit from dog
owners that tought the children to treat dogs especially ones they don´t know.
A dad collected all sorts of unfamiliar fish while at sea and put on a show
in the elementary school.
Theatrical groups often come to show short plays f.ex. about bullying, child
molesting, traffic instructions and sometimes just for fun.
Senior citizens visit the schools more
frequently.They tell the students stories, read
to them and play cards.
Among several mutual visits during the school year
the kindergarten visits the elementary school in the
annual peace walk in the end of November and
Ársalir also joins the spring festival in Árskóli.
We got some visitors in Ársalir; a police officer told
the children about the traffic rules and the
importance of using light reflectors in the darkness