Tuesday, 30 September 2008


Helge wants to buy sweets in the shop in Torsås: toffees, Strings and Ahlgrens cars. He will bring all the sweets to the Czech Republic.

Monday, 29 September 2008

Hi from Torskolan!

Hi everybody! It´s going to be so fun seeing you! We are
all looking forward to the trip. See you on Wednesday evening!

"Simon says" in Skeppevik

Here is the place where we played "Simon says".

Helge wants to take a boat ride.

Helge is at Dalskär. He loves the sea.

Helge at Dalskär

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

From Polish visitors

Hi, Karolina!
My name is Patrycja but my friends call me Pati. I’m 13 years old. I’ve got a little sister. Her name is Karolina! She is two and she is funny. I love singing and dancing. I have dance classes twice a week. My favourite dances are samba and cha-cha. I won seven gold medals. What about you?
Hi, Nikola!
My name’s Agnieszka and I’m 13. I live with my Mum and Dad in Jastrzębie Zdrój. I like school and my favourite subject is Biology. I like it because it is very interesting. I really love flowers and animals. I’ve got a dog, Pusia. She is fantastic. She’s my best friend. I like pying basketball and I often go to the ice rink. What about you?
Dear Kamila,
My name's Justyna and I'm 15 years old. I live in Jatrzębie Zdrój. My favourite subjects are Art and English. In my free time I like painting and reading adventures books . I like listening to music. My favourite type of music is rock. I love vegetables , pasta and sea food. I love cakes made by my mom. She's really good at this. Speaking about films, I love horrors. I saw a lot of horrors. My favourite are : "[REC.]" and "Blair witch project". Some people say that I'm crazy but I don't mind it. I'm open for new experiences and people. So, could you tell me something about you?
I hope, we'll be having a lot of fun together in the Czech Republic ;) .

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Moose hunting in Sweden

The moose hunting is in the beginning of October in Sweden.
There are quite many moose in our woods.
We also hunt wild goats, roe deer, geese, foxes and hares. What about you?
What animals do you have in the Czech republic and Poland?

Monday, 22 September 2008

Nice to meet you!

Has anybody been to Munich, Germany? I was there last year. In the photo, I am standing in front of the Town Hall, at the Marienplatz. Eva

Hi from Poland!

Hello Martin!
My name is Szymon and I'm 14 years old. I live in Jastrzębie Zdrój, in Poland. I have a brother, he's 19 years old.. I have been studying English for 6 years. We have three lessons per week. My favourite subject is IT because I'm interested in it. I started to learn the language of programming: C++. I am interested in computer graphic. I also like Biology because we have a fantastic teacher. I really like reading books. My favourite books are: Eragon, The Oldest, Dune and books of Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Hi Radka!
My name's Vimala and I'm 15. I will write something about me. I live in quite a big town, Jastrzebie Zdroj. I live with my Mum, two older sisters and older brother, as you see, I'm the youngest. We live in a terraced house, which is big enough for us and our two cats. I like school, my favourite subjects are: Biology and English. In my spare time, I like going out with my friends, or sometimes I prefer to listen to music or just read a book. Speaking about food, I really enjoy eating. I love vegetables as well as meat; and at home, everybody can cook very well and we often experiment with food. We like to try different cuisine of the world. I love sweets (chocolate is my favourite). I don't like sea food and herrings, but I'm open for new tastes. And speaking about music, I cannot imagine my life without it. At home we listen to almost everything. I'm a very optimistic person, and some people say that I'm spontaneous. I'm open for people and new experience, I enjoy every moment of my life, and I'm really looking forward to meeting you

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Polish Associated Partners_5

Przedszkole Nr 26 w Jastrzębiu Zdroju jest naszym Partnerem Stowarzyszonym. Nauczycielkom i dzieciom spodobał się nasz projekt „Kromka chleba”. Dzieci chciały dowiedzieć się, co przedszkolaki w innych krajach mogą zobaczyć ze swoich okien. Polskie dzieci zaprosiły węgierskie i czeskie, aby przyłączyły się do nich poprzez Internet i pokazały im swoje rodziny, sale, zabawki, place zabaw i interesujące miejsca. Projekt Comenius zatytułowany OKNO został zaakceptowany przez Narodowe Agencje w Warszawie, Budapeszcie i Pradze. Wczoraj odbyła się oficjalna uroczystość otwarcia projektu. Dzieci śpiewały piosenki po polsku i angielsku oraz tańczyły tańce ludowe. Powitały partnerów w ich językach. Wszyscy zaproszeni goście byli pod wrażeniem. Rodzice ofiarowali ogromny tort ozdobiony flagami i symbolem programu Comenius. Był naprawdę smaczny!

Polish Associated Partners_4

Parents offered a huge cake decorated with the flags of three countries and Comenius symbol. It was really delicious!

Polish Associated Partners_3

Children sang Polish and English songs and danced traditional national dances. They greeted their partners in their languages. All invited guests were impressed.

Polish Associated Partners_2

The Comenius project called WINDOW was accepted by the National Agencies in Warsaw, Budapest and Prague. Yesterday there was a ceremony of the official opening of the project.

Polish Associated Partners

Pre-school No26 in Jastrzębie Zdrój is our associated partner. Teachers and children liked the idea of our Comenius project “A Slice of Bread”. The children wanted to find out what kids in other European countries can see out of their windows. Polish pre-school invited Hungarian and Czech children to join them via the Internet and show them their families, their rooms, toys, playgrounds and many interesting places.

Comenius friends

Hi Michaela!
My name is Ewa and I' m your new Comenius friend. I am 14 and I live in Jastrzębie Zdrój. I'm into motorcycles and music. I like reading books, cooking and playing volleyball. Do you play any games? I haven’t got any pet, but my favourite animal is meerkat. What animal do you like?
I hope, I'll be having fun in Czech Republic :) .

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Czech tongue twisters

Here are some well known Czech tongue twisters with their English meaning. The most difficult sound in Czech language is ř - which is R with a wedge. We use this sign ˇ above s, z, c, t, d and n to soften these consonants. Good luck with Czech pronunciation!

Strč prst skrz krk.
Push a finger through the throat.
Třista třicet tři stříbrných stříkaček stříkalo přes třista třicet tři stříbrných střech.
333 silver fire engines shot over 333 silver roofs.
Měla babka vrabce v kapse,
Vrabec babce v kapse píp,
Zmáčkla babka vrabce v kapse,
Vrabec babce v kapse chcíp.
An old lady had a bird in her pocket and it peeped, she squeezed the bird and it died.

Já rád játra, ty rád játra.
I like livers, you lile livers.

Nenaolejuje-li koleje Julie, naolejuji je sám.
If Julie doesn´t oil the rails, I´ll oil them myself.
Petře, nepřepepři pepřem toho vepře.
Peter, don´t over-pepper that hog with pepper.

New friends

Dear Petra,

I am your new Comenius friend and I'm writing because I would like to tell you about myself. My name is Alexandra but my friends call me Ola. I'm 13 years old. I live in Jastrzębie Zdrój, in the south of Poland. I have got a sister and a brother. My sister's name is Ada and she is 22 years old. My brother's name's Bartek and he is 11 years old.
I go to school - Gymnasium No. 9. My class is very big. There are 30 students in my class. I'm interested in hockey and tennis. I often practice hockey. Last year I went dancing classes, too.
Write and tell me about your interests, please.

Best wishes,

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Looking forward

Hi! My name is Christopher and I am looking forward to meeting my new Czech friend.

Monday, 15 September 2008

Some Swedish words

bye=hej då
i love you=jag älskar dig


Sunday, 14 September 2008

An invitation for a small tasting from the Czech project meeting programme

Hello! I would like to invite you for a small tasting from the programme we prepared for you. We tried to choose nice examples of famous sights we have here and hope you will like them.

The city of Olomouc

Olomouc is a city full of churches, fountains, palaces, statues and towers.
Saint Mauritius church.
Saint Wenceslaus cathedral.
The newest fountain in the city, a modern sister of 7 famous Baroque fountains. This one is called Arion fountain, the old ones have names after Roman and Greek mythology heros.

The main square in Olomouc called Upper Square with a famous Holy Trinity Column which is on the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage.

Tovačov castle

The castle in a near small town is one of the most famous Rennaisance buildings in our country. The castle tower is called Formosa in Latin, which means Graceful. There are lots of lakes and ponds around the town , with many palmipeds ( water birds).

The Javoříčko caves

Javoříčko caves are known for their stalactical inside decorations. These statue is called whipped cream cakes. They look really delicious, don´t they???

The Bouzov castle

This is the Bouzov castle, a famous place where lots of movie directors make their fairy tales and historical films.

Czech alphabet

The Czech alphabet consists of 42 letters. However, letters g, q, w, and x usually do not appear in Czech words (by origin).

Czech alphabet and pronunciation

Latin alphabet for Czech

Some basic Czech words

Hello in Sweden and Poland! Here are a few examples of basic Czech vocabulary, hope you will have fun trying to learn them.
AHOJ - hello
ČAU - hello, bye
ŠKOLA - school
KLUK - boy
HOLKA - girl
DOBRÝ - good
DOBRÝ DEN - good morning
DĚKUJI - thank you
PROSÍM - please
POMOC- help
VODA - water
MÁM HLAD. - I´m hungry.
MILUJI TĚ. - I love you.
What next would you like to know? Feel free to ask me!

Saturday, 13 September 2008

More pics from the day with grade 9

Three girls from 7B. You see the bus in the background, don't you? Bergkvarabuss is a very big bus company here from Sweden. It started in Bergkvara about 30 years ago. Have you seen these buses in the Czech and Poland too?

A short break before we go over to new activities.

Caroline helped the students to bake muffins in the Home Economics room.

Yummy, yummy! The cake mixture tastes so good ........

Go wheelbarrow (in Swedish: gå skottkärra). What do you call it in Czech and Polish?

Sack jumping. We say säcklöpning in Sweden. How do you say?

Hit the mark ... but you have to wait for your turn.

Some 9 graders are checking that the competitors are doing right.

Here we go ..... This exercise will make your arms stronger.

All the "candy string" should be swalled before you are done.

Do you like cola strings? What are your favourite sweets?

It's not easy to walk/run with a spoon in your mouth carrying an egg. Have you ever tried it?

Hurry up! .......................well, you are soon done ..... and then ..... run back and change over with the next one in your team.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008


Can you see Veronica, the Hen?

A day together

At Torskolan it´s a tradition that the 9 graders plan for an activity day together
with the 7 graders. It´s a nice and fun way to introduce the new students and
welcome them to school.