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Glücksstunde an der ESF: Projekt „Glücksglas“

Was ist Glück? Woher kommt es? Wie fühlt es sich an?

Und: Wie kann man es sichtbar machen, damit man sich immer daran erinnern kann?

Diese und andere Fragen stellten sich heute die Schülerinnen und Schüler der S2 L1 Italienisch unter der Leitung der Lehrerinnen Frau Cavallo und Frau Kaltenbrun.

Eine Lektion über Glück, einfach so! Dabei erzählte Frau Kaltenbrun im Rahmen der Glücksstunde auch von ihrer Weiterbildung als „Glückslehrerin“ und davon, dass „Glück“ im Süden von Deutschland (Baden-Württemberg) an vielen Schulen als echtes Schulfach unterrichtet würde, was die Schülerinnen und Schüler auch toll fanden. In einigen Schulen in Frankfurt gibt es jetzt das Schulfach „Glück“ auch schon als Arbeitsgemeinschaft (AG).

Heute haben wir mit den Schülerinnen und Schülern an der ESF ein Glücksprojekt initiiert, das die Schülerinnen und Schüler dann das ganze Jahr über zu Hause - und mit ihrer Familie zusammen- weiterführen können. Jeder hat gemeinsam mit den beiden Lehrerinnen, seinen eigenen Behälter des Glücks, sein persönliches Glücksglas, geschaffen.

Das Glücksglas funktioniert so: Jedes Mal, wenn die Schülerinnen und Schüler einen Moment der Freude erleben, der sie glücklich macht, sollen sie diesen auf ein Blatt Papier schreiben und in das Glas legen.

Am Ende des Jahres werden wir so viele glückliche Momente „eingefangen“ haben, an die man sich so immer erinnern kann und uns das gleiche angenehme Gefühl des Glücks wieder geben können.

Es ist eine Möglichkeit, sich mehr auf die positiven Momente des Lebens zu konzentrieren.

Viel zu oft vergessen wir, wie glücklich und dankbar wir eigentlich sein können für die kleinen Momente des Glücks im Leben.

Natürlich haben Frau Cavallo und Frau Kaltenbrun auch ihr eigenes Glas des Glücks erschaffen!

Wir wünschen allen, dass eure Glücksgläser sich mit Glück füllen!

Viel Glück!

Maria Cavallo und Ilona Kaltenbrun


L'ora della felicità alla ESF: progetto "Happiness Glass"

Che cos'è la felicità? Da dove viene? Cosa si prova?

E come renderla visibile in modo da poterla ricordare sempre?

Queste e altre domande sono state poste oggi dagli alunni di italiano S2 L1 guidati dalle insegnanti Maria Cavallo e Ilona Kaltenbrun.

Una lezione sulla felicità, proprio così! Durante la quale Frau Kaltenbrun ha anche raccontato della sua formazione come "insegnante di felicità" e del fatto che la "felicità" è una vera e propria materia scolastica in molte scuole del Sud della Germania (Baden-Württemberg). In alcune scuole di Francoforte, questa materia, la "felicità", viene ora insegnata anche per gruppi di lavoro (attività).

Oggi abbiamo avviato il nostro progetto di felicità con gli alunni della ESF, che potranno poi continuare a casa e con le loro famiglie nel corso dell'anno. Ciascuno ha realizzato il proprio contenitore della felicità insieme alle due insegnanti.

Si tratta del barattolo della fortuna, il Glücksglas, e funziona così: ogni volta che gli alunni vivono un momento di gioia, devono scriverlo su un pezzo di carta e metterlo nel proprio barattolo.

Alla fine dell'anno, saranno stati “catturati” tanti momenti felici, pronti per essere ricordati e restituirci ancora una volta le stesse piacevoli sensazioni. E’ un modo per concentrarsi maggiormente sui momenti positivi della vita, perché troppo spesso dimentichiamo quanto possiamo essere soddisfatti e grati, soprattutto per i piccoli momenti di felicità della vita.

Ah! Ovviamente anche la prof Cavallo e la prof Kaltenbrun hanno costruito il loro barattolo della felicità!

Auguriamo a tutti di fare il pieno di felicità! Prost!

Maria Cavallo e Ilona Kaltenbrun


Elemente

Die Klassen der deutschsprachigen Sektion in der Nursery und der Primarstufe haben sich in diesem Schuljahr von den vier Elementen leiten lassen. Mit Experimenten, Ausflügen, praktischen Arbeiten, Liedern, Gedichten, Kunstarbeiten ... haben die Kinder sich der Thematik genähert. 

Ein paar Impressionen haben wir in einem Buch zusammengefasst.

Viele Spaß beim Lesen!

Christine Zukunft im Namen der deutschsprachigen Sektion der Primarstufe


School Garden

This year, one of the aims of the ESF Sustainability Committee was to build a school garden. Planning for this project started in the beginning of the school year of 2021/2022, and we are very pleased to announce that it was completed in May of the same year. The garden consists of three large garden beds, and is open to any students of the ESF. We hope that it will have a lasting impact on the school community. In the future it can be used by classes from S1 to S7 in various subjects to explore topics like plant growth, seasonal food, and sustainable farming, and it will provide an opportunity for students to investigate their relationship with their local environment. Special thanks go to this year’s sustainability representatives: Dominik Birkel from S7 and Jonas Hermans from S6, for their initiative, and to Ms. Becker, without whose tireless support, resources, and encouragement this project would not have been possible.


MEC 2022


The MEC is a simulation of the European Council, that is being hosted by a different European School every year. Delegates are coming from all European Schools and each school represents two European countries. Head of states together with the other delegates represent their respective country during the plenary sessions and in the councils.

This year the MEC took place in Munich and I was part of the Spanish delegation. It was exciting to dive into the role of a politician for several days, having to represent my country’s interests. Listening to a speech from Ursula von der Leyen, forming alliances with delegates and answering questions from the press - at some point you forget that this is a simulation. At the same time you get to know many other likeminded students from other European Schools, which is one of the best aspects of the MEC in my opinion. In three days you will get a perfect mix of politics, free time and understand how Europe‘s future is formed in reality.

I would clearly recommend attending the MEC to everyone who is interested in politics or simply wants to try something new. This was a great experience and I have learned a lot.

by Krisztián Szendrey

The Model European Council is a realistic simulation of a European summit of ministers and heads of government. It is a huge and very complex role play. The students, who take the role of the respective ministers and heads of government of the different countries, debate and decide on the drafts drafted by students representing the European Commission. Each European school sends 10 young people to the MEC, each representing two EU member states. In addition, all the ministers are joined by journalists who write for different newspapers. They comment on the summit in their articles, just like in real life. This way, as ministers and heads of government, you learn how to deal with the persistent press.

This year it was held in Munich, and we represented the countries Denmark and Spain. This event was a great experience because you learnt a lot about the European Council, for example how to vote on the proposed drafts. I think it was a challenge to put myself in the role of a delegate, because it is not an easy task. Also, I can debate much better now than before, because I know exactly how to formulate good arguments and how to make them prevail over others.
 
by Sophia Ritter