Danijela Zugic

Country: 
Serbia

Hello! 

My name is Danijela and l come from Serbia. I love being an educator and am looking forward to professionally grow in this challenging and important project. I have academic degree of University of Belgrade, Teacher Education Faculty. I work as a preschool and kindergarten teacher in Preschool Institution "Bosko Buha" in Indjija, a town in province of Vojvodina. Our preschool institution has 40 year history, around 1600 children devided in 58 age groups (from 6 months to 6 years old), and around 130 educators.

 We are opened and tolerant institution dedicated to interests of children and families. With permanent development of professional training, we nurture quality, new professional skills and lifelong learning. Our principal and her associates promote implementation of innovation in all focus areas of our professional competency. Therefore our management decided to form a team for interntional projects and named me for its first coordinator.

 This is our first international project and we are all excited to participate. There are two of my colleagues and team members participating now in 3. Climate Action Project.

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School: Preschool institution " Bosko Buha"

Projects 2019

Changes...weather and climate

Week 1
EXPLORATION

  This month our theme is named CHANGES and we started our week by introducing children of my group about Climate changes with aims:

  •  to teach children to be responsible future citizens,
  • to respect nature around us and our planet Earth.

  We watched on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUh3S8yrWbg

  We talked about what weather and climate are (https://climatekids.nasa.gov/climate-change-meaning/), (https://climatekids.nasa.gov/climate-change-evidence/ ), discussed about newly gained experiences.

  We tried to:

  • determine concepts of weather and climate,
  • understand the difference between weather and climate,  
  • talk about how we know that weather and climate are changing,
  • tryed to answer what  is causing those changes, what evidence we are seeing, feeling, and what we can do to slow it down.

  We talked about weather:

  • can it change during the same day,
  • can we feel with our senses if weather is changing,
  • is it possible that tomorrow will be the same weather as it is today,
  • how do we know if the weather changed....

We made agreement to measure weather by observing it everyday and taking notes of that activity. And to follow weather forecasts on tv.

  Children said that weather is… when its raining outside and we are holding umbrellas; when day, night, sun and moon, hot and cold day are changing; when there is snow and we can make snowman; when sun, storms and heavy clouds arrive…

  We talked about climate:

  • can it change every day like maybe weather,
  • how can we know if the climate is changing…

  Children said that climate is when strong winds are blowing and they twist; when ice melts where polar bears live (a boy watched educational film with his parents and was well informed due to rest of the group)

  After an introduction children worked in small groups according to their interests. They explored, communicated, collaborated and created drawings of what they found outside, made collage, predicted weather for next day, made a book of drawings, dramatization, ilustrated what is causing weather and  climate changes and what we can do to slow it down. At the end we made exibition of our drawings.

Effects

Allthough children of my group are very young learners, they show great curiosity and desire to get to know more about climate changes. This week we talked about effects - what are they, can we feel or sense it, and how. We invited a granmother of a boy from our group and talked about weather now and then. She lives for decades in our town and she talked what was the weather like when she was their age and what activities were populr back then. Children asked so many questions about wide range of things. At the end of this wonderful visit children learned that back then there wasnt so much cars, factories, plastic bags and toys, fruit and vegetables were produces in backyards and meat wasnt on schedule every day...

After this visit we were out again looking forsome evidence of obvious changes, having fun, observing, exploring, discussing, connecting knowledge, predicting...


Impressions

PU Bosko Buha taking action