Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Measures with giant bean plant

37 days since we planted the bean giant. We measured by our magic bean. It is higher than all children, 1.39M. height. Only our teacher is taller than it.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Mr Bean in the Wonderful world of Pulses in China (Part 2)

New report for Mr Bean in IYP 2016 project from Shenzhen's China great team and their teacher Jia Huang.


Thank you for sharing this with us Jia! So many activities (beans as plants, varieties,  biology, herbarium, nutrition, art)...Amazing!!!


Thursday, 13 October 2016

Monday, 10 October 2016

Fairytale, tale, tale:
The bean and chickpea
quarrel on tap.
And passes the lentil
and puts them in prison.
And split peas  shouting:
"Lentils, let them, it does not matter."



What we have done so far...
We were ready for vc but unfortunately we had problem with devices.


 Planting in class


 Little scientists tried different situations... watered and without water, with and without cotton, lentils and beans...






plantation activity

plantation activity with global friends

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Planting seeds in pots

Hello  dear  partners
We are  thinking  of  planting seeds  of  beans  and  lentils  in  pots  in  our science  lab .
We are  going  to  make  experiments about  photosythesis  based  in  these  pots .
If  there  are  other  partners  that  are  interesting  in   sharing  and  comparing  our observations  we  are  willing  to   collaborate .
We  are  open  to  ideas  or arrange meeting  for  our  teams

Krokos-Greece

Busteni Romania in first teachers Live event on 27 September 2016

Iuliana Ciubuc, our partnerfrom Busteni Romania has created this video as a souvenir from our -teachers' only- videoconferance


Mr Bean, Mrs Lentil and their tiny peas celebrating the International Year of Pulses- 2016 by Slidely Slideshow

Friday, 30 September 2016

Pack received



Dear colleagues,

 thank you very much for the parcel we received from you! You have been so kind!

We have been very happy to receive your greetings and  all the beautiful gifts you sent us.

Our students were excited to see all those seeds they had never seen before: in Italy we've many kinds of  beans but with different sizes and colours.

We tasted also the cakes with candied you sent us: they are really good! Can you explain us what they are made of and which is the feast you prepare them for?

Our students are going to write to you soon, it'll be nice to think of you as our new friends.

 
We'd like to ask you something about the project: we planted our beans in the greenhouse we have at school, because September isn't the right month for sowing them: it's cold during the nights and the plants can suffer outside. The right months are March-April in our country but we will do everything you ask for the project. Do we have to send you a report monthly? Can you give us the right directions and suggestions?

We'd really like to join you in this experience and send you the work path and the materials we are going to produce with our students who are already involved in such experiences. Two years ago, we had a field of our own, we planted wheat and after the crop we ate the bread made with our flour.

Thank you again for your kindness an we hope to hear from you soon.
Rossella and Cristina

Thank you all from Marina di Carrara


Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Santander Market September


Different beans and chickpeas in another market.
Kidney beans from León.... 4,99 euros/kg.
Chickpeas from Fuentesauco (Zamora)......3,99 euros/kg.
Pinto beans from León.....5,95 euros/kg.
Lentils from Armuña (Segovia).....3,80 euros/kg.

Unpackaged pulses are cheaper than packaged ones.


Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Integrating to the curriculum
Games to learn our names with lentils.
Hiding tabs with our names under lentils and  were looking to find  them with the brush.
Games with lentils and beans for fine motor skills.
Who will pick up faster his pulses .




Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Frence seeds in Petroupoli, Greece

Surprise at school today!
Very happy that we have received Frence seeds from Lanfrancaise!
Thank you!!!




Monday, 29 August 2016

Haricots secs: Ioannina, GRECE

Les haricots secs cultivés au village Gorgopotamos dans la région d’Epire, à 100 km d’Ioannina!

Friday, 26 August 2016

Logo for our school

Next September, I´ll ask my pupils to create a LOGO/MEME to represent our school, similar to the one made in BUSTENI (ROMANIA).  
It´ll be a contest and the best one will represent us. This is a provisional one.
We´ll use the fantastic logo created by Eric too.



Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Natural disaster in Lafrançaise


My 3 rows of broad beans are on the way of a mole. After 3 weeks of underground trafic they are almost destroyed

Recipe Black lentils

BLACK BELUGA LENTILS/ CAVIAR LENTILS
    VARIETY: BELUGA,CAVIAR,BLACK LENTIL
ORIGIN: SPAIN

(IES AUGUSTO G.LINARES-SANTANDER-SPAIN. Teacher: Aránzazu Iturrioz)
23 August

Although is not easy to find it in Europe, chiefs consider that this black pearl offers us excellent visual effects and can be a very good accompaniment in salads and soups. Beluga lentil is a very small lentil (4 mm), round and shiny black with yellow cotyledon. Lentil keeps black color after cooking. It has a thin skin that does not break when cooking. This lentil is characterized by its high protein level. 
 CALIBER: 3-4 milimeters

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MY RECIPE

  • THIS TIME, I HAVE COOKED THE BLACK LENTILS IN THE TRADITIONAL WAY:
BOILING SLOWLY, WITH LITTLE PIECES OF CARROTS, RED AND GREEN PEPPER, FOR ALMOST AN HOUR. THEN ADDING SOME PIECES OF SPANISH SAUSAGE “CHORIZO” FRIED IN OLIVE OIL AND SOME CUT ONION.
THEY KEEP THEIR BLACK COLOUR AFTER COOKING AND THEY TASTE NICE.

  • NEXT TIME I´LL MAKE A SALAD WITH THESE BLACK LENTILS BECAUSE THEY DON´T BROKE AND STAY FIRM.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Surprise: "a present for Pylo's little beans from Mr Bean"

Last week I met our dearest friend Athanasia Zafeiropoulou in Kalamata's beach and she had a present for my pupils.  Food cards for classifications, measurements and whatever we can imagine. Amazing! Kids will love them.Thanks!!!

Kalamata's folk market.

              “Selling pulses in folk Kalamata market”.  Names of pulses as they are in the photo.
Beans from  Prespes (Greece)
Fava from Feneos (Greece)
Medium beans from Canada
Chickpeas (importing)
Black eyed beans (importing)
Green beans from Australia
Thick beans from Prespes (Greece)
Medium beans from Chrisoupoli (Greece)
Elephants from Prespes (Greece)
Lentils from Kozani (Greece)

Mumbai Pulses at Marwari Vidyalaya High School

Thank you Vishal J Sawant!



Thursday, 11 August 2016

Experiment with seeds in Busteni, Romania

Iuliana's Ciubuc work posted on materials in twinspace. Very nice logo!!!
Comments about day of germination and growth and types of legumes needed



Exchanging seeds...to be continued

Seeds from Slovenia have arrived and will be planted at Petroupoli by students of 4th Junior high School in September. Thank you Katja Koprivnikar!



Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Coco bean diary (Lafrançaise)



Sown on the same day, Azuki grew faster in pots than in the ground.
  • Flowers (49 days in pot) (73 days in the ground)
  • Green pods (57 days in pot) (84 days in the ground)
  • Dry pods (75 days in pot) (99 days in the ground)








Excepted for the flowers that appear on day 30 for a pot growing, compared to day 40 for a ground growing, both had a very similar growing, ending with dry pods in less tha 80 days


Monday, 8 August 2016

Planting lentils in pots

Planting beans in pot and then in a flower pot in open garden

Hello . My name is Maria Kontoula and I teach science in the Junior High School of Krokos in Greece . When the previous school year was ending , we plant beans and lentils in pots . So when school ended I put some of these and I planted in flower pots . I have not collected anything , but at least our plants have flowers . So I hope .



The  last  two  pictures  have  been  taken  in 8 of August