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Fundaia Olga Gudynn

N CULISELE
FAMILIEI
MORAR

NOI TENDINE
N EDUCAIE
TRENDS IN
EDUCATION

COPILUL HIPERACTIV
THE HYPERACTIVE CHILD

Spring 2013 Issue

Toate amintirile din copilria mea...


le retriesc alturi de fetele mele

CONCURSURI
CU PREMII

CIPRIAN MARICA
DESPRE SPORT
CIPRIAN MARICA
ABOUT SPORTS

WHO IS LEO?

SIXTH EDITION

DIN CUPRINS
Rubrici:
Creativitate
13 Imaginaia

pe hrtie

24

Pasiunea mea
29 Skateboarding

i distracie

De-ale copiilor

78

41 Funny-Bunny

Rabbit Facts

Familia
50 n culisele

familiei Morar

Sponsori:

32

Parteneri:

NOI
TENDINE
N EDUCAIE

82

22

Ediie gratuit publicat de Fundaia Olga Gudynn. Imaginile i informaiile sunt cu titlu de prezentare.

Educaie
72

Reading
is Fun

Pentru prini
108

Copilul
hiperactiv

Demonstreaz c eti un skater


adevrat i trimite-ne poze cu tine
la adresa redaciei. Poi ctiga
skateboard-ul CURB, construit
dup originalul care a fcut revoluie
n anii 80 n S.U.A. oferit de Sport &
Surf S.R.L.
www.micro-scooters.ro

Adresa redaciei: Str. Gheorghe ieica 121C, Sector 2, Bucureti. redactie@olgagudynn.ro

Editorial
The Bridge School Magazine
este vocea copiilor.
Iat ce au propus copiii
pentru acest numr: s-l
cunoatem pe Mihai Morar,
s vorbim despre pasiuni,
timp liber i sport. Tot
copiii au propus subiecte
de interes pentru prini,
multe concursuri cu premii i
povestea lui
.

ocmai am finalizat o edin cu echipa de redactori juniori,


elevii din Echipa Living Values a colii, format din opt copii
cu vrste cuprinse ntre 10 i 13 ani. M grbesc s atern
pe hrtie cteva cuvinte pentru a ncropi acest editorial, ca
nu cumva s pierd din energia pe care tocmai mi-au dat-o. Un grup
mic de copii, cu planuri mari i un entuziasm contagios...
Mihai, un bieel de numai 12 ani, nici nu a intrat bine pe ua biroului
i mi-a spus: Miss Olga, am o idee pentru o nou rubric! Dac nu
mai poate intra n acest numr, mi-ar plcea s o introducem n urmtorul! M-am gndit s prezentm nite trucuri descrise pe pai, pentru
copiii pasionai de magie. Ce zicei?
Ce pot s zic... O idee excelent! Nici nu am terminat bine acest numr i deja facem planuri pentru urmtorul numr. Asta nseamn s
ai entuziasm i s faci lucrurile cu pasiune! S te gndeti i n timpul
liber la ce mai ai de fcut, s caui idei noi... S vrei s te faci auzit la
aceast vrst este un exemplu bun pentru fiecare dintre noi.
Andrei, un alt bieel, n vrst de 10 ani, mi spune n timp ce face
corectura unui articol: Miss, acest proiect nu este fcut de elevii
care au numele trecut aici! Cred c este o greeal. Este realizat de
altcineva. I-am mulumit pentru vigilen, am verificat i ntr-adevr
avea dreptate, se fcuse o confuzie. Ce greeal am fi scpat dac
nu erau ochii vigileni ai lui Andrei!
Ce s mai... Copiii sunt grozavi, o surs nesecat de imaginaie i
creativitate, sunt nite parteneri de ndejde n redacia noastr. Totul
e s ai ncredere n ei i s-i asculi. Ateni la detalii, pasionai de ceea
ce fac, obiectivi, cu gndire critic i idei senzaionale, devin pe zi ce
trece din ce n ce mai buni. i i vd n civa ani, cum vor dezvolta
acest proiect, iar editorialul va fi scris de unul dintre ei. Sunt convins
c o vor face mai bine dect mine, pentru c ei au ansa de a-i gsi
pasiunile de mici, pentru c primesc tot suportul i ncrederea de
care au nevoie. Pentru ei acum ncepe totul! Fiecare aciune, fiecare

reuit, eec, cntrete greu la construirea propriei lor viei.


Sunt binecuvntat c am ales acest drum, s lucrez cu copii i
pentru copii. Ei nu se sfiiesc s-i arate sentimentele lor, s-i spun
sincer ce gndesc, s plng atunci cnd sunt dezamgii, s rd
n hohote cnd se distreaz, iar toate aceste lucruri vin din interior,
din puritatea lor, din simplitatea i naturaleea cu care vd lucrurile.
Dumnezeu s-i binecuvnteze pe copii!
Prinii care i educ prin iubire copiii i investesc rbdare n procesul de cretere i educare, culeg dragoste i mulumire sufleteasc
atunci cnd i vd mari, realizai, fericii, sntoi, cu familii frumoase.
Copiii care i ascult prinii sunt cei care au fost crescui i educai
prin iubire.
Despre asta este vorba n revista noastr! Despre copii, prini i minunata lume a copilriei, pe care dorim s o pstrm aa cum trebuie
s fie, s nu fie virusat de lucrurile care, din cauza unui marketing
detept, intr n viaa copiilor i le fur cei mai frumoi ani din via.

he Bridge School Magazine represents the childrens voice.


Here is what the children have proposed for this issue: to get
to know Mihai Morar, to talk about passions, free time and
sport. The children also proposed interesting topics for the
parents, a lot of contests with prizes and Leos story.
I just finished a meeting with the junior editors, the children in The Living Values Team, 8 children aged 10-13. I am in a hurry to write down
a few words in order to create this editorial, before I lose the energy
which they gave me. A small group of children, with big plans and
contagious enthusiasm.
Mihai, a boy aged 12, right after entering the room, started saying:
Miss Olga, I have an idea for a next section! If theres no more time to
include it in this issue, Id like to introduce it in the next one. I thought
of presenting some tricks described in steps, for children who are
passionate about magic. What do you say about it?
What can I say An excellent idea. We havent even finished this
issue and were already making plans for the next one. This is what
being enthusiastic and doing things passionately means. To think
about what you have to do even in your free time, to look for new
ideas. To make yourself heard at this age is a great example for each
one of us. Andrei, another boy, aged 10, tells me, while he is reading
one of the articles: Miss, this project wasnt done by the students
who have their name written next to it. I thinks its a mistake; it was
done by someone else. I thanked him for his diligence. I checked and
he was right, a mistake had been made. We would have missed this
one, if it werent for Andrei.
Children are great, an endless source of imagination and creativity,
reliable partners in our editorial team. All you have to do is trust them
and listen to them. Detail oriented, passionate about what they do,
objective, critical thinkers and with sensational ideas, day by day
they get better and better. I can already see them, in a few years,
developing this project and writing this editorial. Im certain that theyll

do a better job than me, because they have the chance to find their
passions at an early age and because they receive the support and
confidence they need. For them everything starts now. Each action,
each success or failure influences their life. I am blessed that I have
chosen this path, to work with and for children. They are never shy
about showing their feelings, saying whats on their minds, crying
when they suffer a disappointment, to laugh when they are having
fun, and all these come from inside, from their purity, their simplicity
and from the natural way they see things. God bless the children!
Parents who educated their children through love and who invest
patience in the process of raising them up, harvest love and gratitude
when they see their children all grown up, successful, happy and
healthy, with their own happy families. Children who listen to their
parents are the ones who were raised up with love. This is what our
magazine is about: about children, parents and the wonderful world
of childhood, which we wish to keep the way it is, unchanged by the
things which due to clever marketing, become part of the childrens
life and rob them of the nicest years in life.
Dear children and parents,
Issue number 6 of The Bridge School Magazine is here, and this is
thanks to you, because you have sent us messages of congratulations, because you gave us feedback and ideas for the next issues,
because our sponsors have faith in our project and support us. We
are happy that the voices of our children who wrote the articles are
heard, we are happy that more and more parents support our actions, that we succeed in raising funds for sick children, for the trees
we plant to reforest certain areas, for the elderly who were forgotten
in nursing homes, for the talented children whose parents cannot
support them financially.
All these charitable and humanitarian acts are implemented together
with the children, because they care.

The Junior Editorial Team


choosing the best articles
for this issue

Dragi copii i prini,


Iat c suntem la numrul 6 al revistei The Bridge School Magazine i
asta pentru c voi ne-ai transmis mesajele voastre de felicitri, pentru
c ne-ai transmis preri i idei pentru urmtoarele ediii, pentru c
sponsorii notri au ncredere n proiectul nostru i ne susin.
Ne bucurm c vocile copiilor care scriu articole pentru revista noastr sunt auzite, ne bucurm c din ce n ce mai muli prini ne sunt
alturi i ne sprijin n aciunile noastre, ne bucurm c reuim s
strngem fonduri pentru copiii bolnavi, pentru copacii pe care i plantm n zonele despdurite, pentru btrnii uitai n azile, pentru copiii
talentai ai cror prini nu i pot ajuta financiar. Toate aceste proiecte
sunt puse n practic mpreun cu copiii, pentru c lor le pas.
by Olga Gudynn

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p
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The Bridge School Magazine este o revist publicat trimestrial, editat i redactat mpreun cu
elevi i prini din Olga Gudynn Intl School, profesori i specialiti din diverse domenii, distribuit
gratuit ntr-un numr de 10.000 de exemplare.

rimul numr a ceea


ce avea s devin
The Bridge School
Magazine s-a intitulat
Jelly Magazine i a fost publicat
n martie 2011, sub deviza de la
elevi, pentru elevi. Iniial a fost
un proiect mic - o revist printat
de elevii colii Olga Gudynn,
doar pentru ei i prinii lor. n
numai doi ani, Jelly Magazine a
crescut considerabil, devenind
un proiect mare, cnd prietenii
elevilor ne-au spus ct de mult
i-ar dori s primeasc i ei un
exemplar.
De la un numr de doar 12
pagini i un tiraj de 80 de
exemplare, am ajuns n anul
2013 la 110 de pagini i un tiraj
de 10.000 de exemplare.
n luna iunie 2011, Revista Jelly
Magazine a fost regndit i
redenumit, purtnd astzi
numele de The Bridge School
Magazine.
Am ales acest nume pentru
c podul simbolizeaz legtura
strns dintre membrii comunitii OGIS: copii, profesori i
prini, precum i membrii altor
comuniti culturale, educaionale, ecologice i caritabile.
The Bridge School Magazine
i propune s fie o punte ntre generaii, ntre oameni care
mprtesc aceleai valori.

Olga
Gudynn

Senior
Editor

Ana
Lungu

Eti creativ, origina


l i inventiv?
Altur-te echipei
noastre!

The Bridge School Magazine


este revista ideal pentru orice familie, oferind att articole
pentru i despre copii, informaii
tiinifice, recomandri oferite
de experi n educaie, pentru
prini, ct i articole scrise de
elevi, subiecte de interes, jocuri
i concursuri pentru copii cu
vrste cuprinse ntre 3 i 15
ani.
Considerm c educaia este
cheia schimbrii i dorim ca
informaiile oferite de noi s
ating un public ct mai larg,
motiv pentru care revista este
distribuit gratuit publicului
nostru int.
The Bridge School Magazine
este un proiect inovator
prin faptul c implic n
mod direct copiii i prinii
n realizarea articolelor. Astfel,
elevii i dezvolt spiritul inovativ,
antreprenorial, gndirea critic i
creativitatea.
Mascota OGIS
, pe
care l vei gsi n ipostaze haioase n majoritatea articolelor, este
personajul preferat al copiilor,
care ofer premii la evenimentele
organizate de revista noastr.
Le mulumim copiilor, prinilor, profesorilor, partenerilor,
sponsorilor i cititorilor notri
fideli care au fcut posibil acest
proiect!

Editor
in Chief

Roxana
Iordache

The Bridge School Magazine is a publication


edited together with students from Olga Gudynn
School, teachers and specialists from different
areas. The 10.000 issues are distributed free of
charge to our readers.

Fabrica de idei
Scrie-ne la adresa redaciei prerea ta
despre The Bridge School Magazine i
propune-ne subiecte noi i interesante
pentru numrul urmtor.
Str. Gheorghe ieica 121C, Sector 2,
Bucureti.
redacie@olgagudynn.ro

Deputy
Editor

Mihai
Chersin

Art
Director

Anca
Srbu

Graphic
Artist

Oana
Alexandru

School
Counselor

Iulia
Bcran

Fund
Raiser

Mihai
Peia

he first issue of what


was to become The
Bridge School Magazine was called Jelly
Magazine and was published
in March 2011, based on
the concept from children
to children. It was initially a
small magazine, printed by the
students in the school, for them
and their parents. In just 2 years,
Jelly Magazine grew considerably, becoming a big project
when the students friends told
us how much they would like an
issue. From 12 pages and 80
issues, we reached 110 pages
and 10.000 issues in 2013.
In June 2011, Jelly Magazine
was renamed The Bridge
School Magazine because the
bridge symbolizes the connection between the members of
OGISs community: children,
teachers and parents and other
cultural, educational, ecological
and charitable communities.
The Bridge School Magazine
aims to be a link between

Junior Editor
in Chief

Marco
Alfieri

generations and people who


share the same values.
The Bridge School Magazine is
the ideal magazine for any family. It offers scientific information
and experts advice, which is
meant to help parents, as well
as articles written by the students and games and contests
for children aged 3 to 15.
We consider education to be
the key to changing the world
and we want the information offered to reach a wide
audience. The Bridge School
Magazine is an innovative
project - the students and
parents are directly involved
in writing the articles. Thus, the
students develop their entrepreneurial spirit, their critical thinking
and their creativity. You will also
find in most of the articles
, the OGIS mascot.
Special thanks to the children,
parents, teachers, partners
and sponsors and our readers
who have made this project
possible!

Junior Editor
in Chief

OGIS School
Mascot

Creativitate

Mesaje de la cititorii notri


Ctigtorii
numrului trecut
din decembrie

ragi cititori, ateptm


cu interes mesajele
voastre i rspunsurile
la concursurile ntlnite
n paginile revistei. Nu conteaz
vrsta, grdinia, coala, oraul
de unde eti, conteaz doar
s ai idei frumoase i iniiativ.
Dac eti interesat s intri n
posesia unui numr al revistei
noastre, punctele de distribuie
sunt: Farmaciile Centrofarm,
Magazinele Plafar, Spitalele Sanador, Grdiniele i coala Olga
Gudynn, Librriile Crtureti i
Concordia Bakery. Dac doreti
s primeti un exemplar acas,
scrie-ne la redacie i solicit un
abonament.

Dear readers,
We are looking forward to receiving your messages and the
answers to the contests you will
find in the magazine.
It doesnt matter what age,
school or town youre from, the
only thing that matters is having great ideas and initiative. If
youre interested in getting an
issue, the distribution points are:
Centrofarm Farmacies, Plafar
Stores, Sanador Hospitals, Olga
Gudynn School and Nurseries, Crtureti Bookstores and
Concordia Bakery. If youd like to
receive an issue at home, write
us at the editorial office and ask
for a subscription.

Nume, prenume
Adresa complet
Vrsta, ocupaia
E-mail, Telefon

Sunt de acord s primesc informaii pe E-mail sau la adresa menionat mai sus din partea The Bridge School Magazine.
Sunt de acord ca materialele i fotograile trimise s e publicate n Ediiile viitoare The Bridge.
Revista se distribuie gratuit avnd scop informativ i educativ. Pentru a o primi prin pot, abonatul pltete toate taxele potale. Revista poate citit electronic,
accesnd site-ul www.olgagudynn.ro sau fundaia.olgagudynn.ro

VERSURILE COPILRIEI

Poezii de primavara

Continua tu
povestea mea...

E BRIDG
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AZINE
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by Ana Iftime,
elev n clasa a VI-a,
coala Olga Gudynn

STOP
and WIN!
E

SCHOOL

Concurs de
literatur
Iat ce ai de fcut:
Continu povestea
scris de Ana,
folosindu-i imaginaia
i creativitatea.
Compunerea trebuie
s conin maxim 200
de cuvinte. Trimite-ne
finalul povetii, scris
pe o pagin de caiet
dictando, la adresa
redaiei:
Str. Gheorghe ieica
nr. 121C, Sector 2,
Bucureti.

Continue my story...

ast year, during the


spring holiday, on the
way to my grandparents, I
stopped at the edge of a
dense forest. I thought it would
be nice to make some flower
headdresses together with my
friends: Bibi and Ilinca. Each
one of us had a basket for the
flowers. Suddenly, we heard
some grumbles coming from the
blueberry bushes. I bent over to
see what was there. A baribal
baby bear popped up from the
bush. All of us startled at seeing
it. Ilinca suggested leaving in
silence, but the baby bear followed us. It wanted some of the
blueberries we had picked. We
knew that if we gave it some, it
would ask for more. We started
panicking. What if its mother
showed up? We kept on drawing back, but the little baribal
bear was approaching. I felt
that Ilinca was the most afraid
of us. We threw some blueberries in the bushes, hoping that
the bear would go after them,
but we were wrong. The baby
scratched my bag. Flowers and
blackberries fell out. The baby
bent down to eat them. Without
having second thoughts, we ran
away as quickly as we could.
When we reached the edge of
the road, I yelled for my father
to take us home. We looked

back. We couldnt see the


baribal anymore. When I arrived
home, my mother was upset
because I was late. She sent
me to my room. I turned on the
TV to Animal Planet. There was
a documentary about baribal
bears. Bibi phoned to ask me
if we would go to the forest the
following day. I told her I had no
idea.
Not much time was left until the
8th of March. I was planning
to make my mother a special
surprise. I was exhausted, so I
went to bed.
The next day, I woke up to the
chirp of the birds. I went to the
window. A guest was on my

balcony - the baribal bear. It was


sitting nicely. It probably wanted
me to feed it. I opened the door
a little afraid. It came to me,
looking unhappily at my hand.
Ok Ill bring you something
to eat!
I went downstairs, opened the
fridge and took out some meat.
I entered my room. My brother
suddenly appeared right behind
me.......................................................
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Desen Puiul de baribal


realizat de: Eva Popa,
elev n clasa a IV-a,
coala Olga Gudynn

Apreciem creativitatea,
modul de exprimare i
caligrafia.
Cea mai original
compunere va fi
premiat de mascota
noastr
.

Premii:
O colecie de poveti
pentru copii i un
stilou Pelikan

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Oare cum se vede lumea


noastr prin ochii copiilor?

Mihai Florea - clasa I


Tema - Portretul lui Moise

Anastasia Silvanu - clasa pregtitoare


pictur pe pnz
Tema - coala mea

Lumea copiilor este ca o pdure fermecat


cu poveti ce fonesc nencetat. Copiii reuesc, printr-o aparent dezordine, s creeze
echilibrul. Desenele pe care le realizeaz
sunt o expresie a personalitii lor, un instrument prin care micuii artiti dialogheaz cu
lumea celor mari. Pentru copii, desenele
nu sunt doar un joc frumos, ci i un mijloc
de a se face cunoscui, de a da fru liber
imaginaiei. De aceea, noi, adulii, trebuie
s i ncurajm pe copii s se exprime prin
desene, chiar dac hinuele sau lucrurile
din jurul lor devin paleta cromatic pe care ei
o folosesc. inei minte c orice desen are o
semnificaie, chiar dac pentru prini pare
indescifrabil. Este suficient s i cerei copilului s v explice, pentru a afla c liniile i
petele de culoare sunt, de fapt, prietena cea
mai bun, mama sau tata. Desenele copiilor
reprezint adevrate poveti care nu trebuie
analizate cu lupa adultului, ci doar nelese i
ndrgite.

How do children see our


world?

Georges Tohme, clasa a IV-a


Tehnic mixt - acuarele i carioci

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Tema - Frumuseea fluturilor n zbor

Sofia tefnescu - clasa pregatitoare


Tehnic - pictur pe carton
Tema - Portretul mamei

Children see the world as a magic forest


filled with stories. Children manage, through
what seems to be a mess, to create balance. Their drawings are an expression
of their personality, an instrument through
which the little artists communicate with the
grownups world. For children, their drawings are not just a game, but also a way to
make themselves known and unleash their
imagination. Thus, we the adults, have to
encourage children to express themselves
through drawings, even if their clothes or the
objects around them become colour pallets.
Remember that all drawings have a meaning, even if for parents, it might not seem so.
You only have to ask the child to explain the
drawing to you in order to find out that the
lines and spots represent their best friend,
mum or dad. The childrens drawings are
real stories which should not be analyzed
with the adults magnifying glass, but only
understood and cherished.

by Anca Srbu
Profesor Arte, coala Olga Gudynn

ST
and OP
WIN
!

SCHO
O
GE
D

Trimite-ne la adresa redaciei lucrrile tale, o fotografie recent


i cteva cuvinte despre tematica pe care ai ales-o, pentru
a participa la concursul Imaginaie pe hrtie.
va alege cele mai originale lucrri, care vor fi publicate n
urmtorul numr The Bridge School Magazine.

THE BRI

Vrei sa te faci cunoscut?

GAZI
MA
N

Imaginaia pe hrtie

Do you want to become famous?


Send your drawings to the editorial office with a recent photo of yourself and a few
details about the drawing you have chosen, to take part in the contest: Imagination
on a piece of paper. The most original drawings will be published by
in the next
issue of The Bridge School Magazine.

Alexandru Mischie - clasa I


Tehnic mixt Tema - Piratul
curajos care nu se d btut!

Horaiu Nicolaescu clasa a II-a


Tehnica tuuri colorate i cafea
Tema - Masca lui Tutankhamon

Carla Grigorescu clasa a II-a, Desen - carioci


i creioane colorate
Tema - Animalele slbatice i habitatul lor

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Creativitate

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by Alexandra Pucau, student in 5th Grade,


Olga Gudynn Intl School

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Creativitate

31 mai 2013, World Trade Center - Sala New York

Fundaia Olga Gudynn, n parteneriat cu inspectoratele colare, organizeaz n data de 31


mai 2013 Festivalul OGIS TALENT SHOW ediia a IV-a Copiii au talent.
Evenimentul i propune s fie o ramp de lansare pentru copiii talentai cu vrste cuprinse ntre 5 i 13 ani, continund o frumoas tradiie
a concursului de talente iniiat de coala Olga Gudynn n anul 2011.

Evenimentul are dublu scop:


Educativ: promovarea n rndul tinerei generaii a valorilor morale i culturale, trezind interesul pentru activitile artistice ce dezvolt creativitatea, personalitatea, ncrederea n forele proprii i spiritul inovativ.
Umanitar: implicarea direct a copiilor, prinilor i a cadrelor didactice n activiti cu scop caritabil, pentru dezvoltarea spiritului civic i
responsabilizarea fa de societatea din care copiii notri fac parte.
Elevii colii Olga Gudynn vor realiza o expoziie cu diverse obiecte lucrate la orele de art, vor pregti biscuii, mere coapte i punch, pe care
le vor vinde n cadrul evenimentului, iar banii strni de ei vor fi donai Organizaiei Umanitare Concordia pentru copiii din medii defavorizate.
25% din fondurile obinute din sponsorizri i donaii se vor ndrepta ctre copiii de la Secia de Oncologie a Spitalului Marie Curie.
Marele Premiu, n valoare de 1.000 EURO, este oferit celui mai talentat copil de ctre Aristocrat Events Hall.

Parteneri i sponsori:

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Creativitate

n Pdurea Fermecat, unde animalele vorbesc, printre frunze i raze de soare, Leo
deschide ochii pentru o nou zi. Fluturi turcoaz i aurii se jucau n vzduh, erpii ssii
i lustruiau burticile cu praf galben, iar tucanii
veseli cntau de zor la mandolin. Somnoros,
cu ochii pe jumtate nchii, Leo pornete spre
ru.
- Brrr, ce rece e apa! Trebuie s m spl pe
fa, aa cum m-a nvat mama. Aa..!! i Leo
buf, a czut n ru. Petiorii chicoteau vzndu-l pe Leo cu coama zbrlit din cauza apei
reci. Ud leoarc, dar vesel, Leo se ntoarce n
poian, unde aude un fonet...
Prin iarba nalt, o micu leoaic l privea curioas. Leo face un salt i ct ai zice bzz e lng
ea.
-Hey, eu sunt Leo! Tu cine eti?
-Bun... Pe mine m cheam Daisy.
- Vrei s ne jucm mpreun?
- Da, sigur! Chiar m plictiseam...
- ie ce jocuri i plac?
- Mie-mi place s alerg, s m joc prin iarb i
s m ascund.
- i mie! Hai, s alergm mpreun! tiu eu un
loc secret, plin de libelule i ascunziuri.
Se numete Trmul Florilor Gigantice.
- Sun interesant! Cine ajunge primul?
Dup o zi extraordinar, cei doi lei i-au luat la
revedere i au plecat spre cas. Ce frumos e
s-i faci prieteni i s descoperi n fiecare zi
ceva nou. Va urma

In the Magical Forest, where animals talk,


among leaves and rays of sunshine, Leo is
ready to start a new day. The turquoise and
golden butterflies were playing in the sky, the
lispy snakes were polishing their tummies with
yellow dust and the happy toucans were playing the mandolin. Sleepy, with his eyes half
closed, Leo heads to the river.
- Brr, this water is cold! I have to wash my face,
the way my mum taught me. Aa..! and buf! He
fell in the water. The fish were giggling as they
were watching Leo with his mane dishevelled
because of the cold water. Soaked but happy,
Leo goes back to the glade, where he hears a
rustle
Through the tall grass, a little lioness was looking at him with curiosity. Leo jumps and before
you can say bzz hes next to her.
- Hey, Im Leo! Who are you?
- Hi, my name is Daisy.
- Do you want to play together?
- Yes, sure! I was getting bored
- What games do you like?
- I like running, playing in the grass and hiding.
- Me too! Lets run together! I know a secret
place, full of dragonflies and hiding places. Its
called, The Land of Gigantic Flowers.
- Sounds interesting! Who gets there first?
After a wonderful day, the two lions said
goodye and headed home. How nice it is to
make friends and discover something new
each day. To be continued

by Iulia Bcran

18 Dear kids, help

find the right way to Daisy

n fiecare numr vei gsii o nou poveste cu

Pasiunea mea

>>Eu sunt
Robert<<
Robert Breden este un copil inteligent, creativ i foarte
politicos. Se afl printre copiii care nu-i pierd deloc timpul.
ntotdeauna gsete ceva constructiv i interesant de
fcut, chiar i n pauze... Robert are foarte multe pasiuni i
spune degajat c l preocup att de multe lucruri, c nu
tie cum s le ordoneze pe axa preferinelor. Colegii de la
clas l iubesc pe Robert pentru felul lui pozitiv de a fi, iar
el demonstreaz n fiecare zi c prin respect, toleran i
prietenie se construiesc lucruri durabile i relaii frumoase.

Te-am remarcat la mai multe


evenimente ale colii. Spune-mi cteva
cuvinte despre tine.

Pasiunea mea sunt tobele, dar


mi place foarte mult s desenez,
s fac sport i s nv limba
francez

Sunt Robert Breden, elev n clasa a III-a la


coala Olga Gudynn i am aproape 9 ani.
mi place mult la coal, n mod special
la orele de matematic, sport, desen i
francez.
n afara orelor de la coal, am o serie de
pasiuni care mi ocup timpul liber: notul,
tenisul de cmp, desenul. mi place mult s
bat la tobe, s construiesc machete i, mai
nou, s cnt la chitar.

Ce alte pasiuni mai ai?


Desenul este o pasiune mai veche care vine
din dorina mea de a pune pe hrtie ceea
ce mi place: maini, trenuri, construcii,
avioane, animale, plante, peisaje i dinozauri.
Cnd desenez, mi place s reproduc ceea
ce mi-am propus, cu ct mai multe detalii i
cu vedere n spaiu.
De obicei, colorez desenele, dar se ntmpl
i s nu o fac, atunci cnd desenul are multe
detalii fine, care nu doresc s dispar sub
culoare.

My name is Robert Breden. I am a student


in the 3rd grade, at OGIS, and Im almost 9
years old. I like school a lot, and my favourite
subjects are: Mathematics, P.E., Drawing
and French. Besides the classes at school,
I have other passions, which I do in my free
time: swimming, tennis and drawing. I enjoy
playing the drums, designing mock-ups and,
recently, playing the guitar.
How did you discover this passion?

Cum ai descoperit aceast pasiune?


Pasiunea mea pentru tobe a nceput n
urm cu cinci ani, cnd tatl meu, care este
baterist ntr-o trup de amatori, a nceput s
exerseze i acas.
Tata m-a iniiat n acest domeniu, iar, ulterior,
am ncercat s nv dup un curs video.

I have seen you at many OGIS events.


Tell us a few things about yourself.

My passion for drums started five years ago,


when my father, who is a drummer in an
amateur band, began practicing at home.
My father started me in drums, and later I
tried to learn by watching a video course.

>>I am Robert<<

Do you have other passions?

Robert Breden is a smart, hardworking


and very polite kid. He is one of the
students who never wastes his time
and who never gets bored. He always
finds something helpful to do, even
during breaks. Robert has a lot of
passions and he says cheerfully that he
is interested in so many things that he
doesnt know how to prioritize them.

Drawing is an older passion: it came from


my wish to reproduce things I like: cars,
trains, buildings, planes, animals, plants,
landscapes and dinosaurs. When I draw, I
like to capture what I had in mind, giving rich
details and representing all the features. I
usually colour my drawings, but sometimes
not, especially when the drawing has many
delicate details that could be lost under the
colour.

His classmates love Robert for his


calm and friendly character, and he
proves every day that through respect,
tolerance and understanding that
lasting things can be achieved, such as
friends and beautiful relationships.

How are you as a student?


I am ambitious and serious. I like helping
others. I am polite and very active.

Cum eti tu ca elev?


How do you spend your free time?
Sunt ambiios, serios, mi place s-i ajut pe
alii, sunt politicos i foarte activ.
Cum i petreci timpul liber?
n fiecare sptmn am dou antrenamente
de tenis, dou antrenamente la not, dou
ore de chitar un club n coal i o or n
particular.
La tobe exersez de dou- trei ori pe
sptmn, cnd am dispoziia necesar.
Ce membru al familiei i mprtete
pasiunile?

Every week I have two tennis trainings, two


swimming ones, two hours when I play the
guitar, a club at school and a private lesson.
I practice the drums two or more times a
week, but only when I am in the mood for it.
What other family member shares your
passion?
Both my parents. They support and
encourage me to do what I wish, so that I
can fulfill my dreams.

Prinii mei mi mprtesc pasiunile, m


susin i m ncurajeaz s fac ceea ce
doresc ca s mi mplinesc visurile.

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Pasiunile mele sunt


clria, limba englez i
actoria!
Elev n clasa a VI-a la coala Olga Gudynn, Marco nu doar
gndete ca un campion, ci i acioneaz n consecin! n
scurta sa evoluie sportiv a reuit s obin prin mult munc
i pasiune, ovaii i sprncene ridicate de uimire.

Pasiunile mele

aii - o specie de animale aparte.


Dac te apropii mai mult de ei, vei
observa ct de speciali sunt.
V voi povesti pe scurt cum am
descoperit caii i clria. A fost o ntmplare spontan, de neateptat. Mergeam cu
prinii mei la golf ntr-un weekend. Acolo am
ntlnit o doamn care era mbrcat n echipament de echitaie. Curiozitatea m-a mpins
s pornesc o conversaie. Apoi, am mers
la un club de echitaie pe nume Regatul
Cailor, unde am descoperit magia clriei,
iubirea fa de cai i talentul meu n echitaie.
Chiar dup primele luni de antrenament, tatl
meu mi-a achiziionat primul meu cal, Topaz.
Acum am 7 cai: Topaz, Evelin, Pauline,
Clarissa, Lambert, Corona i Chacco
Blue. La un an dup ce m-am apucat de
clrie, am nceput s particip la concursuri
de srituri peste obstacole. Acest sport
necesit mult munc i multe sacrificii.
Nu e vorba doar de costurile ridicate, ct
mai ales de faptul c i sacrifici timpul liber.
M duc la clrie de 4-5 ori pe sptmn,
6 ore pe zi, iar n weekend de la 7 dimineaa
pn noaptea trziu. Dar, atunci cnd i
place un sport i iubeti aceste animale, vei
face orict de multe sacrificii.
La 3 ani dup ce m-am apucat de clrie,
am devenit Campion Naional, am ctigat
Campionatul Romniei i un Grand Prix la
Atena, unde am ctigat titlul de Campion
Balcanic. Anul acesta am muncit i nc
muncesc din greu, deoarece n iulie voi participa la Campionatul European, n Spania,
iar n septembrie voi participa la Campionatul
Mondial, n Germania.
V recomand tuturor s ncercai acest
sport.
Nu vei regreta!

My passions

orses - are unique animals. If you


get close to them, you will notice
just how special they are.
Let me tell you how I discovered

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Un elev de nota 10

Din palmaresul su i al fidelilor


si nsoitori cabalini amintim:
Cupa Romniei la copii cu iapa
Evelyn
Campion Naional la copii cu iapa
Evelyn
Campion Balcanic la Balcaniada din
Atena cu iapa Pauline

Cariera lui sportiv de succes este completat de rezultatele


excelente la nvtur. Printre pasiunile lui se numr
limba englez, obinnd premiul I la olimpiada
organizat de OGIS n parteneriat cu ISJ Ilfov,
unde a concurat cu elevi de la Colegiul
Naional Bilingv George Cobuc, Liceul
Gheorghe Lazr i de la coala
Nr. 52 Iancului.

Among his prizes, we mention:


Romanias Cup - children, with
horse Evelyn
National Cup children, with horse
Evelyn
Balcanic Champion at Balcaniada in
Athens, with horse Pauline

horses and horse riding. It was a spontaneous event. I was playing golf with my
parents, when I saw a women dressed up
in her horse riding outfit. I was curious, so I
started talking to her. Then, I went to a horse
riding club where I discovered my love and
talent for this sport.
After a few months of training my father
bought me my first horse, Topaz.
Now I have 7 horses: Topaz, Evelin, Pauline,
Clarissa, Lambert, Corona and Chacco
Blue.After a year of training, I started taking
part in Horse Jumping contests. This sport
requires a lot of work and many sacrifices.
Aside from the money that you have to invest
in it, you have to sacrifice your free time. I
have up to six hours of training a week. During the weekend I train from dusk til dawn.
But, when you take pleasure in practicing a
sport and love these animals, you will make
the sacrifices it takes.
Im working hard because in July I will take
part in the European Championship, in
Spain, and in September I will participate in
the World Championship, in Germany.
I strongly recommend this sport to everybody.

My passions are
horse riding,
English and
O
G
O
C
acting!
R
A
Marco, a 6th grader at Olga Gudynn
School, does not only think like a champion, but also acts as one! In his short
sports career, he has managed to win
through hard work and effort the admiration of his teachers and colleagues.
His success in sports is complemented
by his excellent results at school.
Marco is second in his class. Among
his passions are English, Maths and
acting. Marco obtained first prize in the
English Olympiad organized by OGIS
in collaboration with ISJ Ilfov, where
he competed against students from
the Bilingual National College George
Cobuc, Gheorghe Lazr high school
and School Nr. 52, Iancului.

M
GO!

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Pasiunea mea

CIPRIAN
MARICA
DETERMINARE. AMBIIE. FOTBAL.

n s i descopere adevrata pasiune, care avea s devin meseria i


mai apoi viaa lui Fotbalul, Ciprian Marica a cochetat i cu alte sporturi.
Ceea ce a fcut diferena ntre el i ali copii talentai, pe lng ambiia i
determinarea, care l-au caracterizat nc de mic, au fost sprijinul i imboldul

de a se autodepi, pe care le-a primit din partea familiei. Invitat la multe evenimente
OGIS, Ciprian este deja prietenul elevilor din coala Olga Gudynn. Pentru c este o
plcere s stm de vorb cu prietenii, l-am rugat s le mprteasc elevilor mai multe
despre ce nseamn pentru un copil sportul de performan, despre copilul Ciprian
i despre faa nevzut a fotbalului. Ciprian este un model nu doar pentru elevi, ci i
pentru noi: vorbete limbile german, rus, englez, italian i portughez, are un stil
de via organizat i o carier sportiv de succes. La cei 28 de ani ai si se poate
mndri cu numele echipelor la care a jucat: Dinamo, ahtior Donek, VfB Stuttgart,
Schalke 04 i cu un numr impresionant de goluri marcate n cei 19 ani de fotbal.

Ciprian, cum ai ales dintre toate sporturile tocmai fotbalul i


ce te-a atras la el?
CM: La vrsta de 5 ani, prinii mei m-au dus la Clubul Dinamo
la not. Acolo mergeam n fiecare lun pe timpul verii, iar iarna m
antrenam la bazinul de la Floreasca. Prinii mei i doreau s urmez o
carier n tenis de cmp. Cum n via nimic nu este ntmpltor, lng terenul de tenis era un teren de fotbal. in minte i acum ct m-am
rugat de mama s m duc la un antrenament. Eu am fost singur la
prini i mereu mi-am dorit s am un grup de prieteni cu care s m
joc, s rd i s fac toate nebuniile copilriei, care, de unul singur, nu
au farmec. La tenis eram doar eu i antrenorul. Veneam cu haine de
sport, dar nu aveam un echipament. Bieii de la fotbal, la care m
uitam cu admiraie n fiecare zi, erau mbrcai la fel, colaborau i i
fceau planuri.
Bieii care jucau fotbal i-au trezit, deci, aceast pasiune?
CM: Ei au contribuit, cu siguran, dar pasiunea mea pentru fotbal
pornea din familie. Am copilrit cu bunicii prinii mamei mele,
care aveau un televizor alb-negru. Cnd eram copil era perioada de
glorie a fotbalului romnesc, Generaia de Aur cu Hagi, Rducioiu
i Dumitrescu. Cnd erau difuzate meciurile, eu aveam rolul de a
apsa butonul de pornire. Eram fascinat de tehnica lor, de jocul
frumos, de uturile formidabile pe care le reueau. E foarte important
s ai nc de mic un model pe care s-l admiri.
Cum te-ai apucat de fotbal?
CM: Pn la 9 ani am fcut tenis de cmp. Pentru c am simit o
atracie deosebit pentru fotbal la 9 ani i cteva luni am participat la
o preselecie. Mama mea mi-a confirmat mai trziu c m-a dus mai
mult ca s scape de gura mea.
Eram nclat cu tenii, iar singura pregtire pe care o aveam era
dorina imens de a juca fotbal. Am utat de la jumtatea terenului, direct n poart, i asta a fost! Antrenorul, impresionat de fora
execuiei, m-a rugat s repet figura, ceea ce a determinat prinii
de pe marginea terenului s pun pariuri pentru a ghici vrsta mea.
Datorit faptului c am practicat sport de la o vrst fraged, eram
nalt i probabil c pream mai mare, dei aveam doar 9 ani i un
pic. ncntarea i entuziasmul meu au fost completate de ce i-a spus
antrenorul mamei mele: Mai aducei-l, are potenial.
Aa a nceput povestea cu fotbalul...
E important sprijinul familiei dac te hotrti s urmezi o
carier n sport?
CM: Rolul prinilor mei a fost unul decisiv pentru c m-au ncurajat
s practic un sport, pentru c m-au crescut sntos, pentru c mi-au
insuflat mereu valori i modele demne de urmat. Faptul c mereu
m-au tratat ca pe un adult n luarea deciziilor care m priveau, fie c
erau legate de fotbal sau nu, a contat foarte mult. Acest lucru mi-a
oferit ncredere n forele proprii.
Prin atrenamente i mult munc am reuit, ca la doar 16 ani, s fiu
titular n echipa de club Dinamo.
n cazul meu a fost mult talent la mijloc, dar i foarte mult ambiie, pe
care ai mei au observat-o i au cultivat-o.
Tata m-a mpins de la spate, m corecta mereu i mi-a stabilit de
fiecare dat inte foarte nalte.
Mama a fost pe partea cu coala, m-a nvat s fiu ordonat. E o
persoan foarte meticuloas, i place ordinea, e altruist i genul de
persoan pe care poi conta oricnd. Cnd aceste valori sunt fireti,
se transmit foarte uor copiilor i ai mei mi le-au insuflat i mie.

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I always
dream
BIG!

Puini tiu ct munc st n spatele jocului de pe teren. Care


este de fapt faa nevzut a fotbalului? Ce ar trebui s tie
bieii care viseaz la o carier n fotbal?
CM: Aa este. Un copil care i dorete s devin sportiv de
performan nu mai tie ce nseamn o copilrie lejer. Pentru mine
fotbalul e un microb de care nu mai pot scpa.
Cnd practici un sport la nivel de performan, ai un program foarte
strict: sunt antrenamente care te epuizeaz att fizic, ct i psihic.
Trebuie s ai trie i ambiie ca s continui. n cantonamente se
ajunge i la cte 3 antrenamente pe zi, iar regimul alimentar este
foarte strict legume fierte, proteine, paste, fructe. Nici cnd iei
din cantonament nu i poi permite s faci excese, pentru c o via
dezechilibrat te-ar scoate din ritm.
Eu am o via moderat, mnnc din toate cte puin, mi place s
ies cu prietenii la un pahar cu vin, s ascult muzic bun, s ies
ntr-un club, dar totul cu moderaie.
i-ai sftui copilul s fac sport de performan?
CM: Sportul este sntos i te ajut s te dezvoli frumos, dar nu
i-a ndruma ctre un sport de performan, pentru c ansele de
reuit sunt foarte mici i puini ating un nivel nalt de performan.
Cnd practici un sport de performan nu poi fi unde vrei tu, cnd
vrei tu, eti mereu cu bagajul la picior, i asta nu e tot. Eti ca un
actor, ca un cntre. Cnd ai meci, eti dator fanilor s te prezini
impecabil i s dai tot ce ai mai bun pe teren.
Cnd cazi fizic i psihic, cum te aduni? De unde vine puterea
de a te ridica i de a o lua de la nceput?
CM: M gndesc c voi avea un copil i sunt dator s fiu pentru el
un model i s-i asigur un trai bun.
M gndesc la acest lucru i gsesc puterea. mi doresc o familie
mare- cel puin 5 copii.

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Pasiunea mea

Care este cea mai haioas amintire din


copilrie?
CM: mi aduc aminte c prinii mei aveau
foarte muli prieteni i de multe ori organizau
mese sau i invitau la noi. Aveam o mas
mare, acoperit de o fa de mas lung,
pn n pmnt. M furiam pe dedesubt i
legam picioarele invitailor de mas, folosind cordoanele de la halatele de baie. M
mai distram inversnd preurile de la uile
vecinilor.
Cnd mergeam n vizit la prieteni, mi plcea
s le schimb locul obiectelor prin cas i m
amuzam teribil.
Care este golul tu preferat?
CM: Consider fiecare joc ncheiat cu succes i fiecare gol marcat o reuit a muncii
i efortului depus pe parcursul a zeci de
antrenamente care stau n spatele spectacolului de pe teren.
Golul meu preferat este mereu cel mai
recent gol marcat.

CIPRIAN MARICA

DETERMINATION - AMBITION - FOOTBALL


Before discovering his true passion, which
was going to become his career and later
on his life, football, Ciprian Marica tried out
different sports. What set him apart from his
talented peers, aside from his ambition and
determination, which characterized him ever
since childhood, was the support and urging
to always be better, which his family instilled
in him. A special guest at many OGIS
events, Ciprian is already a friend of the
students at OGIS. Because talking to friends
is always a treat, we asked him to share with
our students more about the implications of
practicing a sport, about Ciprian as a child

Sunt norocos
pentru c am
nite prini
extraordinari.

and about the unseen face of football. Ciprian is a model not only for children, but also
for us. He speaks German, Russian, English,
Italian and Portuguese; he leads a healthy
and organized life; he has a successful
career in sports.
At 28, he is proud to say that he played
for: Dinamo, ahtior Donek, VfB Stuttgart,
Schalke 04, and that he scored an impressive number of goals in his 19 years as a
professional football player.
Ciprian, how come you chose football
out of all other sports?
CM: When I was 5, my parents took me to
Dinamo Club for swimming lessons. I used
to go there every month during the summer.
During winters, I would train at Floreasca
sports base. My parents wanted a career
in tennis for me, so, when I was 6, I started
practicing tennis.
Next to the tennis court was a football field.
I remember repeatedly asking my mother to
take me to a football practice. I was an only
child, so I always wanted to have a group of
friends with whom to play, to laugh and to do
all the crazy things which are no fun when
done by yourself.
At tennis practice it was just me and my
coach. I used to wear sports clothes, but I
did not have a specific outfit. The boys who
were playing football were all dressed the
same; they made plans and trained together.
So it was through admiring the boys
playing football that you discovered this
passion?
CM: They surely played a role in it, but
my passion for football started in my family. I grew up with my grandparents my
mothers parents who had a black and
white TV set. When I was a child, Romanian
football was going through what is known

as the Golden Era, with Hagi, Rducioiu and


Dumitrescu. When the football games were
on, I was in charge of pushing the on button. I was fascinated by their technique, the
beautiful game and the amazing shots they
managed to execute. Its very important to
have a model while growing up.
How did you start playing football?
CM: I practiced tennis until I was 9. Because I felt an attraction towards football, so
when I was 9 and a half I went to a try out.
My mother told me later on that she only
took me so I would leave her alone. I was
wearing tennis shoes and the only training
I had was my huge desire to play football.
I kicked the ball form the center of the field
and scored. The coach was impressed, so
he asked me to do it again. At that moment,
the fathers were placing bets on how old
I was. Because I practiced sports from an
early age, I was tall, so I probably seemed
older, although I was only 9 and a half. My
joy was complete when the coach told my
mother: Bring him again, he has potential.
This is how my football story started.
Is family support important when deciding to have a career in sports?
CM: My parents role was a decisive one
because they encouraged me to practice
sports, because they raised me to be
healthy and instilled in me values and models to look up to. The fact that they always
treated me as an adult in making decisions
that concerned me, football related or not,
mattered greatly because it boosted my
confidence. Through hard work and training,
I managed when I was only 16, to play for
Dinamo and my familys support played an
important role in my progress. For me, talent
played an important role, but I was also ex-

Ciprian Marica n vizit la


coala Olga Gudynn, le
vorbete elevilor despre
sport.
tremely ambitious and my parents saw that
in me and nurtured it.
My father would always tell me that I need to
do more, or what I should do better, setting
very high goals.
My mother was more school oriented; she
taught me how to be neat. Shes very generous, the type of person that you can always
count on. When these values are something
natural within a family, its very easy to transfer them to your child.
Many boys dream of becoming football
players. What did you dream of becoming when you were a little boy?
CM: You will laugh, but when I was really
young I wanted to be a garbage man. I think
that I was always attracted to teams and the
way in which a team works.
I was also fascinated by their uniforms.
When I grew up, I wanted to be more successful than I am now and I still aim high. I
inherited from my parents the desire to do
things very well, because they would always
encourage me to work harder.
Few of us know how much work there is
behind a football game. What is the unseen face of football? What should the
boys who dream of a career in sports
know?

CM: Thats right. A child who wants to become a sportsman will no longer know what
a casual childhood is.
For me, football is like a virus that once in my
blood, I couldnt get rid of. When you practice a sport you have a very strict schedule:
the trainings exhaust you both physically and
psychologically.
You have to be strong and have the ambition
to carry on. In the training camp you can
have up to 3 trainings each day and a strict
diet: vegetables, proteins, pasta and fruits.
Even after the training camp you need to
lead a balanced life, because, if you dont,
it will throw you off your game. I eat a bit of
everything, I like going out with friends for a
glass of wine or going to a club.
Would you advice your child to practice
performance sports?
CM: Doing sports is healthy, but I wouldnt
advise my child to make a career in sports
because the chances of success are very
slim.
You cannot be where you want, when you
want, you are always on the run, and this is
not all.
Youre like an actor, like a singer. When
theres a game, you owe it to your fans to be
impeccable, to give your best on the field.

When you no longer have any physical


and psychological strength left, how do
you manage to continue? Where do you
get the energy to get back on your feet?
CM: I think of the children I will have and I
know that I have to offer them the best possible conditions. Thinking of this gives me
the strength to continue. I want a big family
with at least 5 children.
You said that you are an only child.
When you werent training, what did you
do to have fun?
CM: My parents had a lot of friends and
organized meals at our place. The tables
were covered with a long table cloth, so I
used to go under the tables and tie the legs
of the guests to the table with bathrobe
belts. I also had fun mixing up the doormats
of my neighbours and seeing their reactions.
When I would visit friends, I had fun changing the places of the objects in their homes.
Which is your favourite goal?
CM: I think of every game and goal I score
as a result of the work and effort I have put
into dozens of trainings.
Therefore, my favourite goal is always the
last one I scored.
by Ana Lungu

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Un nou concept de via


Despre Atlantis

tlantis Fitness & Lifestyle este locul n care calitatea serviciilor i a echipei
sunt ntrecute numai de importana pe care o acordm fiecrui membru.
Noi suntem aici pentru a v ajuta s v ndeplinii obiectivele de fitness,
s atingei un tonus de invidiat i s adoptai un stil de via sntos.
Misiunea noastr este s v punem la dispoziie faciliti i activiti de calitate,
precum i programe i asisten de la o echip pregtit s aib grij de
dumneavoastr.
Clubul nostru este receptiv i permanent conectat la evoluiile din domeniu,
cu scopul de a oferi membrilor si beneficiile unui stil de via sntos pe
termen lung. Activiti i programe, echipamente de fitness sau noi cursuri sunt
adugate i mbuntite continuu, astfel nct instructorii notri s aib toate
instrumentele necesare pentru a v menine motivai i pentru a v ajuta s
obinei rezultate concrete.
Echipa noastr este gata s v acorde tot sprijinul de care avei nevoie pentru a
v atinge elurile.

Atlantis Fitness & Lifestyle


coala de not

coala de Karate
Kyokushin

coala de Aikido

La Atlantis Fitness &


Lifestyle instructorii
notri fac din not
un sport distractiv i
l transform ntr-o
activitate la care copiii
i doresc s participe.
notul dezvolt ncrederea n sine i i face
pe copii s se simt
mai n siguran i mai
fericii n orice activitate care implic apa.

Karate Kyokushin este


un stil de arte maiale
de origine japonez,
care conine elemente
de kata (forme de
lupt cu un adversar
imaginar), cu partener
(antrenamente la
perne, palmare, sac,
sparring) i metode de
dezvoltare a calitilor
motrice de baz i
specifice.

Practicarea Aikido-ului
l ajut pe copil s se
integreze mai uor n
viaa de grup, s se
adapteze la cerinele
din ce n ce mai
solicitante ale vieii
cotidiene, s-i dezvolte capacitatea de
atenie i concentrare
la problemele cu care
se confrunt, i contribuie la eliminarea
factorilor de stres.

ATLANTIS FITNESS & LIFESTYLE


Sos.Erou Iancu Nicolae, nr.12-26
Pipera, jud.Ilfov
tel.(021) 267.43.75 / 0727.010.10

coala de Dans
Contemporan
Dansul Contemporan
integreaz micri de
la balet clasic pn
la breakdance i
pune mare accent pe
legtura dintre minte
i corp. Dansatorii
sunt ncurajai s-i
exploreze emoiile
prin dans, ceea ce
depete limitele
tradiionale. Acest
stil de dans implic o
mare parte de lucru la
balans i improvizaie.
La clasele de dans
contemporan cursanii
nva s-i foloseasc
trupul ntr-o varietate de moduri i se
concentreaz asupra
respiraiei, posturii i
strii emoionale.

coala de Dans
Sportiv:
Dansul creeaz
o condiie fizic
excelent,
mbuntete concentrarea i dezvolt
abilitile sociale. Prin
dans copiii i dezvolt
spiritul de competiie,
ncrederea n forele
proprii i stima de
sine, toate ntr-o
perfect armonie cu
buna dispoziie. La
cursuri sunt predate
dansurile sportive latino (samba, cha-cha,
jive, rumba) si cele
standard (vals, quickstep, tango).

Skateboarding
si DISTRACTIE
Skateboarding-ul este unul dintre
sporturile aflate n plin ascensiune n
zilele noastre. Haidei s aruncm o
privire mai atent asupra lui!
by Ana Lungu

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What can
skating do for me
in everyday life?
First and foremost, skating is healthy, like any
other outdoor activity. It will help you develop
balance, coordination, creativity, strength and
flexibility. It will also build your self-confidence and
make you brave Remember! Brave and reckless
are NOT the same thing.
Most important of all, skating will help you
make a lot of friends and will be a great
reason to spend some time outside!

s nu fie prea mari din nou, cel mai bine este s rogi pe cineva din
skateshop s te ajute.
Trebuie s cumperi i o casc, cotiere i genunchere. ine minte
cu ct te accidentezi mai puin, cu att ai mai mult timp s exersezi i
s-i mbunteti tehnica!
n Bucureti, majoritatea magazinelor bune de skate sunt n centrul
vechi; toate au site-uri cu informaii despre produse i cataloage
online.

Am tot ce-mi trebuie acum. Cu ce ncep?


Acum c ai echipamentul, este timpul s te apuci de treab! ine
minte! ncepe cu pai mici i exerseaz ca s devii bun. Dac vrei s
nvei un anumit trick, poi folosi Youtube pentru tutoriale exist mii
de filmulee care te nva s faci orice trick care-i trece prin minte.
Skate-ul este un sport social i vei face prieteni i v vei ajuta
reciproc s progresai. Aa c, cel mai bine este s mergi la skate
ntr-un parc special amenajat Tineretului, Eroilor sau Herstru au
toate parcuri mari de skate i te vei ntlni acolo cu skateri de toate
vrstele i nivelurile. Nu ezita s pui ntrebri i s legi prietenii. Majoritatea skaterilor sunt foarte prietenoi i relaxai. Tutorialele sunt foarte
bune, dar vei progresa cel mai rapid dac vezi pe cineva practicnd
acest sport!

Skateboarding
& FUN

Tips & Tricks

n anumite privine, skateboarding-ul seamn mult cu schiatul,


snowboarding-ul sau tenisul: vei avea nevoie de un echipament
de cea mai bun calitate dac vrei s devii cu adevrat bun. Din
pcate, oamenii, n general adulii, vd skateboarding-ul ca pe o
joac de copii i mai puin ca pe un sport adevrat, aa c ateptaiv s ducei lupte de convingere cu prinii votri pentru a-i convinge
s cheltuie bani pe echipamentul de skate.

Primul lucru de care avei nevoie


este o plac bun.
Cnd alegi o plac este important s te simi confortabil pe ea, s
nu fie nici prea mare, nici prea mic. O regul bun de urmat este ca
placa s fie la fel de lat ca talpa piciorului. ine minte cu ct este
mai lat placa, cu att este mai stabil, dar cu ct este mai ngust,
cu att este mai uor s-i imprimi rotaii.
Dac te intereseaz street-skating-ul, flip-trick-urile i rotaiile, vei avea
nevoie de o plac mai ngust. Dac eti mai atras de rampe i parkuri cu obstacole, i va fi util stabilitatea oferit de o plac mai lat.
n afar de plac, vei avea nevoie de un set de roi i axe. Axele nu
trebuie s fie mai late dect placa, dar nici prea nguste. De exemplu,
o plac de 8 inch va avea axe de 7.75 inch. Nu i face griji ns, n
orice skateshop vei primi ajutorul necesar pentru a gsi axul potrivit
pentru placa ta. Cnd cumperi roile, trebuie s fii atent ca acestea

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n primul rnd, skateboarding-ul este


sntos. Te va ajuta s i dezvoli echilibrul,
coordonarea, creativitatea, fora i flexibilitatea.
De asemenea, i va ntri sigurana n
forele proprii i i va da curaj!
Fii atent ns, a fi curajos nu este acelai
lucru cu a fi nesbuit!
Skateboarding-ul te va ajuta s i faci mai
muli prieteni i s petreci timp afar!

Skateboarding is one of the fastest


growing sports today and has been so
for almost the past century. Lets take a
closer look at what its all about!

n a way, skateboarding is a lot like skiing, snowboarding or tennis,


youre going to need high quality equipment, if youre going to be
any good at it. Unfortunately, people (especially grown-ups) generally see skating as more of a childs game rather than a serious
sport so expect an uphill battle convincing the parents to spend
money on skateboarding gear.

You should also buy a helmet, kneepads and elbowpads remember the less you get hurt, the more time you can spend actually
improving your skating!
Youll find most good Skateshops in Bucharest in the old part of
town; they all have websites with contact information and product
catalogs online.

The first thing youll need is a good board.

I have everything I need. How do I get started?

What you should look for is a deck that you feel comfortable on not
too big and not too small a good rule of thumb is to buy a deck
thats about the same width as your feet. Remember the wider a
deck is, the more stable it is, but the narrower, the easier it is to flip.
If youre interested in skating street and doing a lot of flips and spins
a narrower deck is better. If youre more attracted to ramp and park
skating the extra stability of a wider deck may come in handy.
Besides a deck, youll need a set of wheels and trucks. For trucks,
the rule is no wider than the deck, but not too narrow for example,
an 8 inch deck will take a 7.75 inch axel. Dont worry about these
numbers too much though if you just ask any of the salespeople
in the store, they will be more than glad to help you pair a deck and
truck. When buying wheels, you should be careful that theyre not
too big again, your best bet is to have a sales rep suggest a set of
wheels for your setup.

Once you have all your gear, its time to start skating! Remember
start slow and build your way up.
If you want to learn a certain trick, use Youtube to find tutorials
theres literally thousands of them for almost any trick you can think
of!
Skating is a social sport a big part of it is making friends and helping each other progress.
So, one of the best places to start is a specially designed park
Tineretului, Eroilor and Herstru parks all have nice big skate parks
and youll find skaters of all ages and ability levels there.
Dont be afraid to make friends and ask questions. Most skaters are
very friendly and relaxed.
Tutorial videos are all well and good, but youll make the most progress when you see someone doing a trick live!

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i colegul su de emisiune, Daniel Buzdugan. Surpriza cea mai mare a fost n


momentul n care am intrat n studioul de unde se difuza n direct Morning ZU.
Emoiile au crescut n momentul n care ne-am prezentat n direct la radio i cnd
am spus unei ri ntregi care sunt preferinele noastre muzicale. Am nvat foarte
multe lucruri interesante. Am avut ocazia s vedem cum se difuzeaz emisiunile
i ne-am amuzat de efectele vocilor noastre!!! A fost cea mai tare experien care
m-a fcut s ndrgesc i mai mult Clubul Media.

tudents from the Media Club visited the broadcast studio, from
where you can hear the best jokes made by Morar & Buzdugan
Morning Zu Studio. Students were fascinated by Zus unseen
part, where jingles, ads and all the promos are realized.

On this occasion a short promo with the students voices was made and turned
into the squirrels from Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Luca Andrei, student in the 4th grade at Olga Gudynn School, tells us
what visiting Radio Zu meant to him.

The Students from Olga Gudynn School visiting Radio Zu

We entered the Radio Zu studio with excitement and curiosity. We were welcomed by a lady who invited us to the conference room. All the walls were deco-

levii de la Clubul Media au


vizitat studioul de emisie
radio de unde pornesc cele
mai bune glume realizate
de Morar & Buzdugan - studioul
Morning Zu.

Elevii OGIS
nva secretele unei cariere
de succes de la cei mai buni.

Elevii au fost fascinai de partea


nevzut a lui Zu, unde se realizeaz
jingle-urile, reclamele i toate promourile. Cu aceast ocazie s-a nregistrat
i un scurt promo cu vocile elevilor
care s-au transformat astfel n veveriele
din Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Luca Andrei, elev n clasa a IV-a la
coala Olga Gudynn ne povestete
ce a nsemnat pentru el vizita la
Radio Zu.
Am intrat cu emoii i curiozitate
n sediul Radioului Zu. Am fost
ntmpinai de o doamn care ne-a
invitat n sala de conferine. Pe toi
pereii erau reclame mai mari sau
mai mici, cu cei mai cunoscui
crainici de radio, Mihai Morar

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rated with small and big ads, with the most famous broadcasters,
Mihai Morar and his colleague, Daniel Buzdugan. The biggest
surprise was the moment we entered the studio where
Morning Zu was being broadcast live.
Emotions rose when we introduced ourselves on air
from the radio station and the whole country heard about
our musical preferences. We learnt a lot of interesting things. We had the opportunity to see how the programs were
being broadcast and we were amused by the effects done to
our voices! It was the coolest experience ever, which made me
cherish the Media Club even more.

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Pasiunea mea

Locuri
de neuitat

i-am petrecut
aproape toate
vacanele de var
din copilrie la
ar, ntr-un sat mehedinean,
la bunica mea, una dintre
persoanele cele mai dragi
mie, care mi-a stimulat dorina de cunoatere i mi-a
insuflat respectul pentru mediul nconjurtor.
mi amintesc cu plcere c n fiecare an vizitam mpreun cu ea cte un obiectiv turistic
situat n limitele judeului Mehedini.
Podul lui Dumnezeu
Cred c cel mai mult m-a impresionat un
monument al naturii, supranumit de oamenii
locului Podul lui Dumnezeu.
Acesta se afl n comuna Ponoarele, aproape de oraul Baia de Aram, fiind unul din
cele trei poduri naturale din lume.
Un loc de vizitat...
Comuna Ponoare m-a fascinat datorit
peisajelor sale superbe, care nu pot fi uitate
i pe care le percep, ntotdeauna, altfel.
Senzaiile oferite de mirosul deosebit al
florilor de liliac, ce se regsesc aici n cea
mai ntins pdure de profil din ar, precum
i lacul carstic Zton, cel mai mare de acest
fel din Romnia, dar i alte obiective la fel de
importante din zon, constituie o experien
unic, pe care o recomand cu plcere tuturor iubitorilor de natur i de frumos.

Unforgettable places

spent almost all of my holidays as a


child, in the countryside, in a village of
Mehedini, with my grandmother, one of
the dearest people to me, who stimulated
my desire for knowledge and instilled in me
a respect for the environment.
I remember visiting the touristic sites in
Mehedini togehter.
Gods Bridge
I think that what impressed me the most
was the natural phenomenon called by
the people of the area: Gods Bridge. It is
one of the few natural bridges in the world,
located near Ponoarele, next to Baia de
Aram.
A place worth visiting...
Ponoare always fascinated me due to its
wonderful sorroundings which I cannot
forget and which I always see in a different way. The feelings offered and the nice
smell of lilac flowers, which are found in
the biggest forest in the country, as well
as Lake Zaton, the biggest of its kind in
Romania and also the other important sites
in the area offer a uniqe experience, which
I recommend to all nature lovers.
by Lucian Popescu, Prof. Istorie

My History Teacher
From the first day
of school, in the 6 th
grade, when I met
the history teacher,
I knew that each
class was going to
be a trip to the past.
Every teacher has his own style and
I respect all of them, but my favourite teacher is the history teacher,
because he made us love the
adventurous story of humankind. In
every class he tells us an interesting
episode from history, because he is
an excellent narrator and he has an
excellent memory. When he tells us
about different events, I imagine myself next to Christopher Columbus,
discovering America, or creating
war strategies together with famous
generals. Ive also learned from my
history teacher to be punctual and to
respect others. Our teacher is calm
and his friendly face makes history
classes really fun! He is one of my
favourite teachers and I hope that
years from now I will meet him again
and make him proud of the man I
became thanks to his classes.
by Dan Frangulea,
6 th Grade student

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Pasiunea mea

Fashionistas in action

Must have of the


season

Ce v recomand elevele
noastre pasionate de design
vestimentar este stilul college!

Our students who are


passionate about design
recommend the College style!

Jacheta Varsity

Varsity Jacket

Piesa de rezisten a acestui


sezon este jacheta varsity.
Reprezentativ pentru sportul
american a devenit, n prezent,
parte din recuzita unei
fashioniste adevrate. n mod
sigur, ai vzut-o n nenumrate
filme americane despre
adolesceni. Din fericire, o poi
purta ca o pies de baz a
stilului College. Jacheta varsity
clasic este compus din dou
culori, mnecile asigurnd
contrastul cu celelalte elemente
distinctive precum
nsemnele sau
diferitele logo-uri.
Dac nu agreezi n
mod special aceast
variant, poi merge
pe variant simpl,
colour-block.

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The must have of this season is


the varsity jacket. Representative
of American sports, it is now an
essential piece in the wardrobe
of a true fashionista. Youve
seen it in a number of teenage
American movies. The classic
varsity jacket has two colours.
The sleeves create contrast between the rest of the jacket and
the distinctive elements such as
signs and logos. If you are not
a big fan of this design, you can
choose the colour-block one.

Find out what animal hides behind the


photos and write down its name. Send us
the page after you complete it and you can
win a book about animals.

STOP
and W
IN!
SCHOO
L

Piesa de rezisten
a sezonului

T ps

for fashion

Descoper ce animal este ascuns n


imaginile de mai jos i scrie-i numele sub
poz. Trimite-ne pagina completat i poi
cstiga o carte despre animale.

E
G

Creative, innovative and eager


to find out everything that is
new and beautiful, Alexandra
Mara, Ingrid, Sara, Alexia and
Theodora, students in the 5th
grade at Olga Gudynn School
show us the trends in fashion for
a trendy and cool 2013 spring.

B
THE RID

reative, inovative, cu
sete de tot ce este
nou i frumos, Alexandra, Mara, Ingrid,
Sara, Alexia i Theodora, eleve
n clasa a V-a la coala Olga
Gudynn ne art tendinele n
mod pentru o primvar trendy
i cool n 2013.

GAZIN
E
MA

Spring Trends 2013

Profesor design vestimentar


Carmen Iordache, coala Olga Gudynn

Testeaz ct mai mult i nu


te teme s ncerci cele mai
inedite combinaii pentru a-i
gsi propriul stil.
Combin culorile n funcie
de culoarea prului, a tenului i
a... strii de spirit.
Pentru o inut de efect
trebuie s fii atent la inuta
ta la zone simple, la a avea
un centru de interes, dar i s
creezi contraste.
Combin culorile neon ale
sezonului primvar 2013
albastrul electric cu negru i
nude.
Culorile acestui sezon
exprim feminitate nu te teme
s ncerci albastru, verde, roz
NEON.

Try out as much as you can


and dont be afraid to find your
own style.
Combine the colours take
your hair colour, your skin complexion and your mood into
consideration.
For a cool outfit you have to
pay attention to: simple areas,
a central element and also
contrasts.
Combine the neon colours
of the 2013 spring season electric blue with black and
waves.
This seasons colours are
blue, green and neon pink
dont be afraid to try them out.

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Ajuta-l pe
sa
Picteze Oul de Paste!

E BRIDG
TH

AZINE
AG
M

De-ale copiilor

STOP
and WIN!

Gaseste diferentele!

SCHOOL

Vezi c sunt
11 diferene
Pune-te pe treab i caut-le!
Dac le gseti, trimite-ne
rspunsul tu la adresa redaciei
pn pe data de 31 mai 2013.
Dac eti mic i nu ti nc s
scrii, roag un prieten sau prinii
s te ajute. Poi ctiga un curs
gratuit de pictur organizat n
coala Olga Gudynn.

There are 11
differences

Trimite-ne desenul tu la adresa redaciei pn pe data de 31 mai i vei ctiga un co plin cu surprize oferit de Iepuraul de Pate! Send us
your drawing to the editorial office until the 31st of May and you can win a basket full of surprises, offered by the Easter Bunny.

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Start looking for hem! If you


find them, send us your answer
at Gh.ieica Street 121C, until
the 31st of May 2013.
If youre too young to read, ask
a friend or your parents to help
you. You can win a free drawing
course organized by Olga
Gudynn School.

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Funny-Bunny
Rabbit Facts

De-ale copiilor

n legenda original a iepuraului de Pate, acesta este cel


care le aduce copiilor cumini bomboane i ou decorate, n
noaptea dinainte de Pate. Acesta le ascunde n cas sau n
grdin, iar dimineaa sunt descoperite de copii. Iepuraul, ca
simbol al Patelui, a fost descoperit cu muli ani n urm, nc
nainte de Naterea lui Hristos.
Egiptenii au fost cei care au recunoscut primii iepurele ca fiind
simbolul vieii i al fertilitii, mai trziu, aceast credin rspndinduse i n Grecia i Roma.
Printre celtici, n timpul srbtorilor de Pate, zeia Eostre,
cunoscut drept Zeia Primverii i a Fertilitii, avea ca simbol
iepurele. Un mit spune c Eostre a gsit o pasre rnit n timpul
iernii, iar singura soluie pentru a o salva a fost s o transforme n
iepure. Poate de aceea iepuraul de Pate le aduce copiilor ou.
Primvara avea loc un festival dedicat zeiei, care inea din martie
pn la sfritul lui aprilie. Numele Patelui n limba englez, Easter,
provine de la Eostre.
n Germania, legendele ne spun c printre multe bomboane,
iepuraii depozitau ou de Pate n papucii copiilor. Tot n Germania
au aprut i primii iepurai de ciocolat, n secolul al XIX-lea.
n America, iepuraii de Pate au fost adui de ctre germani.
Pentru c dulciurile nu mai ncpeau n papuceii copiilor, acetia

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au nceput s confecioneze cuiburi, initial pentru ou, care s-au


transformat apoi n coulee de Pate.
La romni, Patele simbolizeaz nvierea lui Hristos i este prilej
de bucurie pentru toi cretinii. Copiii ateapt iepuraul, care vine cu
ou ncondeiate, cozonac i dulciuri. n zilele de Pate se ciocnesc
ou vopsite i se ureaz Pate Fericit!

Easter Bunny origins


In the original legend of the Easter Bunny, he is the one
who brings decorated eggs and candies to the homes of
good children the night before Easter. He hides the goodies
somewhere in the house or garden for the kids to find Easter
morning. However, the Bunny as a symbol of Easter, can be
traced back a long time ago, even before Christs birth.
The Egyptians are believed to be the first to recognize the rabbit
as a symbol of fertility and life, later, this belief spread to Greece and
Rome.
Also among the Celtics, during the celebration of the Festival
of Ester, the symbol of the Goddess of Spring and Fertility, Eostre,
was the rabbit because she was said to be able to take the form of
a rabbit. A myth says that Eostre found a bird dying from cold and
the only way to save her was turning it into a rabbit.. Perhaps, this
is why the Easter Bunny brings eggs to children on Easter. During
Spring, the Goddess was celebrated at a festival in her honor that
lasted from March until April. The English word Easter, comes from
the Goddess Eostre.
The origin of the Easter Bunny can be found in German folklore
too. A rabbit that deposited eggs, along with other candies, in
childrens shoes. Germany introduced the chocolate bunny in the
1800s.
The Easter Bunny was first introduce to America during the
1800s by the Pennsylvania Dutch (German immigrants). As time
passed and the amount of eggs and candies grew beyond a childs
shoe capacity, the kids started to build nests, initially for the eggs,
which were then substituted by baskets.
Among the Romanians Easter signifies Christs Resurrection and
is a reason of joy for all Christians. Children wait for the Bunny, which
comes with decorated eggs, cake and sweets. In the Easter days
they clink painted eggs and they wish each other Happy Easter!

Cel mai mic iepura se numete Iepurele


Pitic Olandez. Acest iepura cntrete
aproximativ 900 grame.
Cel mai mare iepure este Iepurele Uria
Flamand. Acest iepure cntrete pn la
10 kg, asemenea unui copil de un an!
Uneori, cnd sunt fericii, i vei vedea
lovindu-i picioruele sau opind. Vi-l
amintii pe Bocnil din desenul animant
Bamby?

The smallest rabbit is called the


Netherland Dwarf Rabbit. These rabbits
weigh about 2 pounds.
Sometimes you will see a rabbit kick its
legs or jump up when its happy.
The biggest rabbit is called a Flemish
Giant Rabbit. They can weigh over 22
pounds! Thats as heavy as a one year old
child.

Dac-i doreti un prieten blnos, iat ce trebuie s tii despre iepurai:


le place curenia, de aceea trebuie s le faci n fiecare zi curat n cuc
i le plac legumele proaspete, morcovii, varza, elina, sfecla i ridichiile
pentru a-i toci dinii care le cresc n continuu.
If you want a furry friend, there are things you should know about rabbits:
they like clean spaces thats why you should clean their litter every day.
They also like fresh vegetables like: carrots, cabbage, celery, beet and
raddishes because their teeth are constantly growing.

CONCURS
ACUM TIU!
NOW I KNOW!

10

Unde a
fost inventat
croissantul?
When was the
croissant
9 invented?

Cum se
numete prima nav care a
nconjurat globul?
What is the name of
the first ship to circle
the Earth?

De cte
ori este mai
mare Soarele
dect Pmntul?
How many times is the
Sun bigger than the
Earth?

Cine a
fost primul
om care a pit
pe Lun?
Who was the first
14 man to set foot on
the moon?

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3
Care
este cel mai
mare arhipelag
din lume?
What is the biggest
archipelago in the
world?

Care
este ara cu
cel mai lung imn
din lume?
What country has
the longest national anthem?

7
Cte
puncte
nsumeaz feele
opuse ale unui zar?
What number does the
opposite faces of a
die add up to?

n clasa a III-a
sunt 20 de biei
i fete. Dac ar pleca 3 fete
i ar mai veni 5 biei, atunci
numrul bieilor ar fi egal cu cel al
fetelor. Ci biei i cte fete sunt n
clas? - by Andrei Opriescu
In the 3rd grade there are 20 boys and girls.
If 3 girls leave and 5 boys enter, then the
number of boys and girls will be equal.
How many boys and girls are
there in the classroom?

15

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and
WIN
!

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Cnd
a fost
inventat ciocolata?
When was chocolate invented?

THE BRID

Care
este suprafaa
celui mai mare
lac termal din
lume?
What is the surface
area of the biggest
thermal lake?

Cte
limbi, recunoscute oficial, se
vorbesc n India?
How many official languages are spoken
in India?

13

GAZIN
MA

Care
este cel mai
mare pete din
lume?
What is the biggest
fish in the world?

Care
este cea
mai mare ar
din lume?
What is the biggest
country in the
world?

De unde
11
vine tradiia
iepurasului de
Pate?
Where does the tradition
of the Easter Bunny
come from?

CH
E S OOL
G

8
Cnd
s-au
desfurat
primele jocuri
Olimpice?
When did the Olympic games first
take place?

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Scoala prin
ochii copiilor

Am fost curioi s aflm cum vd copiii coala noastr.


L-am rugat pe Andrei Ifrim, elev n clasa a VI-a, la coala
Olga Gudynn, s fac un sondaj n rndul colegilor lui mai
mici i mai mari, pentru a afla impresiile lor despre atmosfera din coal, profesori, ore i activiti desfurate.
Andrei ne prezint propriul feedback precum i gndurile
adunate de la colegii lui.

Venind aici, am descoperit o altfel de coal,


care corespunde cu personalitatea mea. La
coal putem s notm, s jucm basket,
tenis de mas, fotbal. Stnd mai mult timp la
coal, trebuie s mncm, iar hrana oferit
este sntoas, gustoas i diferit n fiecare
zi. Toi copiii sunt ncurajai s-i dezvolte
talentul.
Pentru mine aceast coal reprezint o
ans, care mi deschide noi oportuniti
spre cunoatere i mi dezvluie noi orizonturi ctre atingerea elurilor
ntr-un timp scurt.
Coming here, I discovered another type of school, which suits my
personality. We can swim, play basketball, table tennis or football. All
children are encouraged to develop their talent. For me, this school
is an opportunity to learn more, opening new horizons which will help
me reach my goals.
Andrei Ifrim - clasa a VI-a
Am gsit n coala Olga Gudynn tot ce-mi
doream la o coal. Am pit ncreztor n
OGIS i inima mi-a spus c este coala pe
care o cutam de mult.
Oamenii primitori i zmbitori din cadrul ei
m-au fcut s m simt ca ntr-o familie, mai
ales c eu am venit din alt localitate.
Am gsit aici profesori care mi sunt prieteni, dar n acelai timp, cu mult dibcie,
ne ghideaz n tainele tiinelor. Am ansa
s-mi dezvolt aptitudinile artistice: desen,
chitar, pian i poate de la Talent Show, voi
ajunge s ctig pariul cel mare la Romnii
au talent. Nu pot s nu amintesc aici faptul c papilele mele gustative
mulumesc n fiecare zi bunelor noastre buctrese, pentru felurile de
mncare servite.
Acum, dup ce am ajuns n coala Olga Gudynn, tiu c este posibil
ca orele de curs s fie distractive i m simt bine c sunt neles i
apreciat ca elev.
Mi-a dori s poat exista mai multe coli ca aceast coal, unde
elevii nva cu plcere, aa cum o fac eu!
I found in Olga Gudynn School everything I demanded from a school.
I confidently took my first steps in OGIS and my heart told me that it
was the school that I had been looking for.
The welcoming and kind people in the school made me feel as if I
were in a family, especially as I was coming from another city. I found
here teachers who are my friends, and who skillfully manage to guide
us in the realm of learning.
I have the chance to develop my artistic abilities drawing, playing
the guitar, the piano and maybe one day, starting from The OGIS
Talent Show, Ill actually manage to win the big prize in the TV contest
Romanians have Talent.
I wont forget the fact that my taste buds are grateful to our cooking
ladies each day, because of the delicious food served. Now that I am
part of Olga Gudynn SchooI, I know its possible to have fun in the
class and to feel understood and appreciated as a student. I wish
there were more schools like this one, where children learn because
they like it, the way I do!
Dan FRANGULEA - clasa a VI-a

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mi place la coal pentru c tiu c tot ceea ce nv m va ajuta


s ajung un om mare. Noi ne i distrm la coal, dar i muncim.
De asemenea, suntem implicai n multe evenimente caritabile i
nvm astfel s-i respectm pe alii, nvm ce nseamn tolerana
i solidaritatea.
mi place foarte mult c organizm multe activiti foarte interesante
care ne pun n diferite situaii. Sunt i membru al Echipei Living
Values, alturi de care particip la multe activiti. i ajutm pe copiii
bolnavi, sau participm mpreun cu prinii i profesorii la aciuni
ecologice. Colegii mei sunt prietenoi, detepi i cumini.
I like this school because I know that everything I learn will help me
become an adult. We work, but we also have fun. Also, we are
involved in many charity events and we learn to respect others, we
learn about tolerance and solidarity.
I really think its great that we organize a variety of very interesting activities which put us in different situations. Im a member of the Living
Values Team, getting involved in many activities: we help sick children
or we participate together with parents and teachers in ecological
events. My colleagues are friendly, smart and polite.
Andrei Opriescu & Tabitha Budeanu - clasa a III-a
De ce iubim coala? E simplu! n coala Olga
Gudynn nvm distrndu-ne, n timp ce
profesorii ne ncurajeaz s fim creativi. La
mate ne jucm cu nmulirile i mpririle i,
desigur, i cu numerele amuzante! La limba
romn ne jucm cu nite cuvinte noi i
nvm foarte uor! Dar nu v-am spus totul:
la englez nvm obiceiuri englezeti cu
Miss Andreea.
Why do we love school? Its simple! In Olga Gudynn School we learn
having fun, while the teachers encourage us to be creative. At Maths
we play with the funny numbers, multiplying and dividing them! But I
didnt tell you everything: in the English class we learn about English
traditions from teacher Andreea.
Denisa Pun - clasa a III-a

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Un elev de succes

Vlad Asaftei nominalizat la premiile


COBIS pentru rezultate academice excelente

Vlad Asaftei nominated for excellent academic results for COBIS


awards

Vlad, elev n clasa a VI-a, este unul dintre olimpicii


colii Olga Gudynn. Rezultatele excelente, ambiia,
i perseverena de care a dat dovad, i-a determinat
pe colegii i profesorii lui s-l voteze doi ani la rnd
Head Boy n Consiliul Elevilor. Biologia, Istoria, Fizica,
Informatica, Engleza i Germana sunt materiile lui
preferate, la care exceleaz. Vlad lucreaz mult pentru
a progresa continuu, dar fr a-i neglija pasiunile:
baschetul, tenisul de mas i lectura. Este un bun
exemplu, att pentru fratele lui mai mic, ct i pentru
colegii lui.
Vlad a participat la foarte multe competiii, concursuri
i olimpiade, unde a obinut rezultate foarte bune.
Dintre acestea amintim doar cteva dintre ele: participarea la Olimpiada Naional de Fizic, alturi de un
numr de 500 de elevi din Romnia, unde a obinut
cel mai mare punctaj din judeul Ilfov, Premiul II la
Concursul Naional de Matematic Euclid, rezultate
deosebite la limba englez, Pass with Distinction la
examenul Trinity i un punctaj aproape maxim la Cambridge ESOL.

Vlad is a student in the 6th grade and one of the Olympic contestants in Olga Gudynn School.
His excellent results, ambition and perseverance
determined his colleagues and teachers to vote him
Head Boy in the Student Council for 2 years in a row.
Biology, History, Science, IT, English and German are
his favourite subjects.
Vlad works hard in order to constantly make progress,
but without neglecting his hobbies: basket, table tennis and reading.
Hes a role-model both for his younger brother and his
colleagues.
Vlad took part in lots of competitions, contests and
Olympiads where he scored high marks. Out of them,
we only mention a few: the National Physics Olympiad,
along with other 500 students from all over Romania,
where he scored the highest mark in Ilfov county,
second prize winner at Euclid National Mathematics
Contest, and outstanding results at English: Pass with
Distinction in Trinity Exam and a score close to maximum in Cambridge ESOL.

Vlad works hard in order to constantly make


progress, but without neglecting his hobbies:
basket, table tennis and reading.

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by Dana Efstate
Admission Director,
at Olga Gudynn Intl School

knowledge

GNDETE
VERDE!
by Ana Lungu

Pmntul este o planet


fascinant, cu resurse
naturale variate.

Earth is a
fascinating
planet, having
various natural
resources.

TEJA
O
R
P
T
O
P
M
CU
PLANETA

rotect
p
I
N
A
C
W
HO
THE PLANET

enomenele meteorologice sunt urmarea schimbrilor i micrilor din aer.


Clima reprezint tiparul fenomenelor
meteorologice care au loc ntr-o zon
de-a lungul unei perioade mari de timp.
Multe fiine vii sunt pe cale de dispariie, iar
poluarea conduce la nclzirea climei. Cu
toii trebuie s pstrm Pmntul curat i n
siguran.
Din pcate ns, oamenii nu i dau seama
ct este de important s avem grij de
planeta noastr. Centralele electrice, fabricile
i vehiculele emit gaze n atmosfer, polund
aerul.
Trebuie s facem tot ce ne st n putin
pentru a proteja planeta.

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THINK
GREEN!

eteorological phenomena are


a result of changes and movements in the atmosphere. The
climate represents the pattern of
these phenomena taking place in an area
over a big period of time.
Many living things are about to become extinct, and pollution leads to climate warming.
All of us must keep the Earth clean and safe.
Unfortunately, people dont realize how
important it is to take care of our planet.
Power and manufacturing plants, vehicles, all
release gases into the atmosphere, polluting
the air.
We must do everything in our power to
protect the planet.

Sorteaz cu atenie gunoiul nainte s


l arunci. Sticla, aluminiul, hrtia i anumite
mase plastice pot fi reciclate.

Carefully sort out garbage before


throwing it away. Glass, aluminium, paper
and some plastic materials can be recycled.

Mergi cu bicicleta! Vei fi surprins ct este


de amuzant i ajui la diminuarea polurii.

Ride a bike! You will be surprised how


much fun it is and in this way you will contribute to the reduction of the pollution.

Mergi pe jos dac distana pn la destinaia ta nu e prea mare. Mersul pe jos e n


acelai timp eco-friendly i te ajut i s te
menii n form!

Walk if the distance to your destination


isnt too far. Walking is not only eco-friendly,
but it helps you to keep fit!

Spune-le prinilor ti despre panourile


solare. Ele sunt folosite pentru a produce
electricitatea, prin cldura i lumina soarelui.

Tell your parents about solar panels.


They can be used to produce electricity, by
using the heat and the light of the sun.

Promoveaz mesaje ECO n rndul prietenilor ti.

Promote ECO messages among your


friends.

COLTUL
CREATIVITATII ECO

ECO CREATIVITY
CORNER

De ce s arunci sticlele de plastic goale


sau paharele de unic folosin, cartoanele
de ou, dopurile de care nu mai ai nevoie
i bateriile uzate, cnd poi confeciona singur sau mpreun cu prietenii nite invenii
super tari!
Ce ai zice dac i-am spune c poi confeciona un robot, o nav spaial sau un
obiect de decor din toate aceste materiale?

Why throw away empty plastic bottles or


plastic glasses, egg cartons, corks you
dont need anymore and used batteries
when you can use them to create some
super great inventions!
What would you say if we told you that
you can make a robot, a spaceship or an
ornament from all these materials?

IDEE DETEAPT PENTRU COPII


CREATIVI

SMART IDEA FOR CREATIVE


CHILDREN

Elevii colii Olga Gudynn v propun un


proiect ECO foarte uor de realizat acas.
Avei nevoie de: cutii de cartoane, cutii de
pantofi, sticle de plastic, hrtie de ambalaj,
lipici, foarfec, sfori i obiecte pe care nu
le mai folosii, dar care pot orna macheta
creat.
Dai fru imaginaiei i fii ct mai creativi, originali i inventivi!
Obiectul creat poate fi expus n camera
voastr sau poate fi oferit cadou.

Olga Gudynn Schools students suggest


an ECO project, which can easily be made
at home. You will need: carton boxes, shoe
boxes, plastic bottles, wrapping paper,
glue, scissors, thread and objects you
dont use anymore, but which can decorate the model.
Set your imagination free and be as creative, original & inventive as you want!
The handmade object can be exhibited in
your room or you can offer it as a gift.

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Vizita la Radio Zu i-a impresionat pe


elevii notri de la Clubul Media. Ai
cteva sfaturi pentru ei?

MIHAI Nu ntmpltor i-am ntrebat

Toate amintirile din copilria mea, cea


mai frumoas copilrie la care poate visa
un copil, le retriesc alturi de fetele mele.
MIHAI MORAR

N CULISELE
FAMILIEI MORAR
T
he Bridge School Magazine
i propune s aduc n
atenia copiilor i tinerilor
povetile unor oameni de
succes din diferite domenii. Modelele
pozitive, experienele i tririle
frumoase ale celorlali sunt o surs
de inspiraie pentru copii, ajutndu-i
n alegerile lor i n descoperirea
pasiunilor. Atunci cnd faci un lucru
cu plcere, nu oboseti, iar succesul
este garantat.
Am realizat un sondaj n rndul
elevilor din coala Olga Gudynn,
pentru a alege coperta acestui numr.
Copiii l-au votat pe Mihai Morar
ca fiind prezentatorul radio i TV
preferat.
n urma vizitei la Radio Zu, elevii
notri au fost impresionai de
pasiunea i uurina cu care i face
meseria.
Pe urmele lui...

ce pies i-ar dori ei s asculte la Zu. Dup


ce am fcut un sondaj spontan i m-au uimit
cu gusturile lor foarte bune, am difuzat o
pies cu care toi au fost de acord, o pies
pe care nu o auzi la radiouri n fiecare zi.
Am fost atent la preferinele lor pentru c ei
sunt cei pe care trebuie s i aducem peste
civa ani n faa radioului. Acum 9 ani, cnd
am nceput matinalul cu Daniel Buzdugan,
m gndesc c erau foarte muli copii pe
care prinii i duceau la coal, pe bancheta
din spate. Acum, ei au crescut, au trecut
la volan i sunt cei care hotrsc ce radio
ascult.
Vreau s le mulumesc copiilor care ne-au
vizitat pentru c am avut de nvat de la ei.
Cine nu i ascult pe copii, greete foarte
mult.
Ct de mult mi-a fi dorit i eu n coal s
am posibilitatea s urmez un Club Media...
Eu am vzut la 16 ani un studio adevrat
de radio i de atunci nu am mai prsit
activitatea asta. A fost una dintre cele mai
fericite zile din viaa mea.
O simpl cutare pe Google i
rezultatele nu ntrzie s aparprintre
ele gsim ceva care ne surprinde
Mihai Morar, biatul timid. Dup atia
ani n media, nc mai ai emoii?

MIHAI Nimeni nu m crede c eu

fac meseria asta pentru a-mi trata timiditatea.


Eu eram mereu copilul care m ascundeam
n camera mea atunci cnd ai mei primeau n
vizit rude sau prieteni. O recunosc acum pe
Cezara n comportamentul meu de atunci.
Doar c eu nu aveam talentul ei nici la dans,
nici la desen. Cu toate astea, dac nu ai
emoie sau emoii, nu poi face meseria asta.
Pentru c, orice s-ar crede, nu poi face asta
ca un robot. E o meserie n care copilul din
tine nu trebuie s moar niciodat.
n domeniul tu trebuie s fii mereu
n form. De unde te alimentezi cu
energie?

MIHAI Nu mi fac niciodat planuri,

dar mereu visez cte ceva. Nu am fost


disperat s mi se ntmple ACUM. Am avut
mereu rbdare. Visele nu pot deveni realitate
peste noapte, iar energia vine din plcerea
drumului, nu din satisfacia destinaiei. mi

place s spun c nu calculez viaa n zile, ci


n Momente. n plus, dei se spune c putii
i fur energia, pentru mine fetele sunt o
surs de energie att de mare, nct nu mai
am nevoie s mprumut curent din alte pri.
Elevii notri ar vrea s tie cum ajungi
s fii un moderator de succes. Exist
nite ingrediente secrete?

MIHAI De cnd fac radio i

televiziune am vzut zeci de oameni mai


talentai dect mine, care se plngeau
mereu de nedrepti, de faptul c nimeni
nu vrea s i angajeze. Da, sunt convins c
am avut o ans. C a fost o mare doz de
noroc. ns, ce tiu sigur e c eu la 16 ani mi
fceam i temele, luam meditaii pentru Bac,
dar i mergeam aproape zilnic la ziarul local
din Baia Mare i scriam articole. Am avut
mult rbdare i cred c pn la Succes cu
S mare mai e nc de dou ori pe att de
mult munc. n primii ani, cnd am plecat
singur n Bucureti, am avut locuri de munc
unde luni de zile nu am fost pltit.
Asta a fost rbdarea. De mic visam s fac
asta i nu voiam s l dezamgesc pe copilul
acela care scria articole de sertar n camera
prinilor, ba chiar i amenajase i un post
de radio imaginar, unde sttea nopile i
fcea emisiuni la perete. Voiam s fie mndru
de ceea ce fac. n ultimii civa ani prioritile
s-au schimbat. Pe contul meu oficial de
Facebook coperta paginii este o poz
cu Cezara i urmtorul text: Aceasta este
pagina oficial a lui tati. F-m mndr! De
acum voi ncerca s nu le dezamgesc pe
copilele mele, nu doar pe copilul din mine.
i ncurajezi pe tineri s urmeze o
carier n televiziune sau radio?

MIHAI in minte c n clasa a XII-a


aveam o rubric despre tineri n ziarul local
din Baia Mare. Era foarte citit n colile i

liceele din ora pentru c vorbeam pe limba


generaiei tinere. Am fost invitat atunci la un
liceu din ora s le vorbesc elevilor despre
ce nseamn presa. La mare mod atunci
erau jurnaliti precum Ion Cristoiu i Marius
Tuc. Le-am zis: Dac voi vrei s v apucai
de meseria asta, pentru c v place de Tuc
sau Cristoiu, mai bine facei altceva! Un radio
sau o televiziune nseamn o echip de zeci,
respectiv sute de oameni. Toi muncesc
mult, din pcate, doar civa se vd. Aa
c azi, dup vreo 15 ani de atunci, le-a
spune acelor tineri acelai lucru: Dac vrei
s facei meseria asta pentru c v place de
Buzdugan sau Morar,
apucai-v de altceva! Trebuie s ai foarte
mult rbdare, ca peste tot, de altfel, i
trebuie s cunoti oameni a cror companie
nu i face neaprat plcere. Iar dac nc
mai vrei s facei asta, ndrgostii-v de
limba romn, de englez, de cri, de
oamenii pe care i ntlnii pe strad, de
locurile n care mergei n vacan, stai
ntr-un col de strad i ncercai s descriei
viaa unui om care trece grbit pe lng
voi, citii toate povetile cu prini i prinese.
Pentru c, pn la urm, despre asta este
aceast meserie. Despre oameni i poveti.
Din 100 de oameni, tu trebuie s fii cel care
vede ntr-un om detaliile pe care restul de 99
nu le vede.
Mihai, n fiecare diminea binedispui
o ar ntreag cu glumele i veselia ta.
Pe tine ce sau cine te nveselete?

MIHAI Toate amintirile din copilria

mea, cea mai frumoas copilrie la care


poate visa un copil, cu terenuri de sport n
spatele blocului, pentru c eram vecini cu
un liceu sportiv, cu vacane n Apuseni, la
bunicii din partea tatlui, sau n Maramure,
la bunicii din partea mamei. i pentru c nu
triesc din amintiri, retriesc copilria mea
alturi de fetele mele.
Ele merg n vacanele de var la bunicii
lor, att n Maramure, ct i n Oltenia. Pe
scurt, n ultimii ani, ele sunt sursa mea de
divertisment. ntr-o sear, de exemplu, Mara
m-a ntrebat de ce m mai duc la radio. I-am
rspuns c merg s ctig bani ca s ne
cumprm jucrii. Ea mi-a spus repede: Tati,
nu-i adevrat, tu nu ctigi banii de la radio!
i-am ntrebat-o de unde crede ea c aduc
eu bani acas. Mi-a rspuns direct: De la
televizor, tati!
Mihai, alergi ntre Morning Zu, Ri da
buni i prezini foarte multe evenimente

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familia

n toat ara. i mai rmne timp i


pentru familie?

MIHAI

Aparent, sunt att de multe


lucruri. Doar c exist o constan. Pe toate
le fac din plcere. Pentru c asta am visat s
fac, exact n enumerarea de mai sus: radio,
televiziune, s urc pe o scen i s vd
mini ridicate n aer i s mi cresc copiii cel
puin la fel de fericii cum am fost crescut eu.
Suntem bucuroi c fetiele tale sunt
n Grdinia Olga Gudynn. tiai c sunt
poreclite la grdi Veveriele Chip i Dale
pentru c sunt vorbree, descurcree
i haioase?

MIHAI

Am auzit des la grdini, la


serbri sau la petrecerile colegilor cum sunt
strigate Veveriele! M bucur asta. C au
personalitatea lor. Nu mi-ar plcea s li se
spun Gemenele lui Morar, aa cum spun
oamenii mari, ba prin ziare, ba pe la televizor.
Ba chiar, mi-ar plcea s vin vremea n care
s mi se spun mie: Uite-l pe tatl veverielor!
Mara, Cezara i Gabriela... cum este cu
trei fete?

MIHAI

Nu sunt singurul brbat care


are n cas trei fete, dar eu nu mai cunosc
vreun ttic care s spun c triete n cas
cu trei fete-Scorpion
Dac se nteau
cu o zi mai devreme, fetele erau Balan, ca
mine. Aa, sunt Scorpion ca mama. Asta m
bucur, o s fie sensibile, dar puternice!
Mihai, cum erai tu la vrsta fetielor
tale?

MIHAI

Eram
un bieel dolofan,
mi plcea s ies n
curtea blocului i stteam
mereu pe lng vecinii care
reparau toat ziua Daciile
alea vechi la garaj. Umblam
mereu cu o trus de scule
dup mine, tot timpul reparam
cte ceva.
Din pcate, cnd am crescut, nu
mi-au mai plcut deloc treburile
astea practice, aa c acum
nu sunt nici pe departe un
meter al casei. La bunici, n
Maramure, ateptam s se
topeasc zpada, s apar
primii ghiocei i ieeam cu
bucheelele n faa porii i le

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vindeam celor care treceau cu mainile n


drum spre o staiune montan.
Ne-am dori ca i cititorii notri s o
cunoasc pe Gabriela aa cum o tim
noi. Este o mmic vesel, creativ i
preocupat de educaia fetielor. Cum
e s fii mmica unor fetie gemene n
vrst de 4 ani i 5 luni?

GABRIELA

Fetiele noastre sunt


cea mai bun dovad c minunile exist. n
urm cu muli ani, aveam o responsabilitate
foarte mare - s educ o clas ntreag de
copii. Acum realizez c nu se compar cu
responsabilitatea de a educa propriii ti
copii. Este cel mai frumos, dar i cel mai
greu job din lume.
Noi suntem fanii grdiniei unde merg n
fiecare zi fetele noastre, pentru c, important
la aceast vrst e s nvei totul prin joc.
Dei sunt decisivi aceti primi ani pentru
toat viaa, nu e bine s le furi copilria. De
aceea, noi considerm c fetele noastre
merg la grdini ca la un loc de joac, dar
se ntorc de acolo cu o mulime de lucruri
pe care ele le nva, fr s o ia ca pe o
povar.
Felicitm educatoarele de la grdi pentru c
nu le fur vrsta jocului copiilor!
Cum e Mihai Morar ca ttic? Cum v-ai
mprit sarcinile de prini?

GABRIELA Tatl e cel

responsabil pentru toate jocurile


iresponsabile, de exemplu: Tati, vrem s ne
jucm ceva periculos! sau Tati, arunc-ne
spre tavan! Tatl e cel care le agit nainte
de somn, fcnd curse de vitez prin cas,
mama e cea care le linitete pentru un
somn bun.
Tatl e cel care intr n joc atunci cnd i se
cere: Tati, hai s o pclim pe mami i s

mergem la Mall dup jucrii!, mama e cea


care le terge lacrimile atunci cnd triesc o
dram: Mami, Cezara nu vrea s m lase s
cnt la pianul ei!
Poi s ne mprteti o ntmplare
hazlie a familiei Morar?

MIHAI La vrsta lor, fiecare or

petrecut cu ele este o surs de haz i de


emoie. Sptmnile trecute, Mara tocmai se
ntorsese de la ora de not. Eu m pregteam
s plec la emisiune. A nceput s plng
pentru c voia s o iau i pe ea.
in minte c aveam i o ediie grea, cu un
subiect destul de important i un invitat
pentru care m-am documentat toat ziua.
Nu am avut alt ans dect s o iau cu
mine. Ajuns la TV, nu puteam s o in cu
mine n platou. Noroc c productoarea mea
le iubete nespus pe fete i a pclit-o pe
Mara cu vreo dou minute nainte de direct
s stea cu ea n regia de emisie.
Cucerit de camere, de zecile de monitoare
i butoane, Mara a stat cuminte, n braele
productoarei mele, care, din cnd n cnd,
mi mai sufla n casc timpul rmas pn
la pauza de publicitate sau ce urmeaz n
desfurtor.
Pe la mijlocul emisiei, o aud pe productoare
c mi optete n casc: 1 minut pn la
publicitate. ncerc s opresc invitatul pentru
a lua publicitate i, la un moment dat, aud o
voce strin, limpede, n casc: Tati, mai ai
20 de secunde!
mi vorbea Mara n casc. M-am topit.
Cum v petrecei weekend-urile i
timpul liber?

MIHAI n weekend-urile fr

obligaii, evenimente, prezentri, avem un


cult pentru micul dejun. Nu tiu dac e bine
s spunem, dar i fetele ador s mnnce
croissant smbt sau
duminic dimineaa; e micul
nostru rsf.
De asemenea, acum ne
bucurm de venirea primverii,
aa c vom prsi toate locurile
de joac, amenajate n interior i
abia ateptm s lum la pas toate
obiectivele din parc.
Weekend-urile noastre preferate sunt
cele petrecute la bunici, unde fetele
sunt primite cu toat dragostea.
Cea mai mare tentaie a lor este
descoperirea jucriilor de care
uitaser.

BEHIND THE
SCENES OF
MORARS FAMILY
The visit made to Radio Zu impressed
our students from the Media Club. Do
you have any advice for them?

MIHAI Its not by chance that I

asked them to tell me what song theyd


like to listen to. They amazed me with their
great taste in music, and we aired a song
that they all agreed on. I paid attention to
their preferences, because they are our
future public. Years ago, when I started the
morning show with Daniel Buzdugan I think
that there were a lot of children who would
listen to the radio from the back seat of
the car. Now, they grew up and they took
over the gear shift and they are the ones

who decide what radio station they listen


to. I want to thank the children for their visit,
because we had something to learn from
them. Who doesnt listen to the children
is making a big mistake. I wish I had the
possibility to attend a Media Club when I
was in school. I first saw a real radio studio
when I was 16. Ever since, I never left this
domain. It was one of the happiest days in
my life.
A simple search on Google and the
results appear... among them we find
something that surprises us Mihai
Morar, a shy child. Are you still nervous
after so many years of your career?

MIHAI Nobody believes me when


I say that I do this job in order to treat my
shyness. I was always the child who hid in
his room when his parents had someone
over. I recognize Cezara in my behavior,

Our daughters are proof


that wonders exist.

the only difference being that I didnt have


her talent for drawing or dancing. However,
I think that if you dont have emotions you
cannot practice this profession because,
whatever some might say, you cant do this
like a robot. Its a job in which the child in you
can never die.
You have to be always in shape - where
do you get your energy from?

MIHAI I never make plans, but I

always dream of something. I was never


desperate to have things happen NOW. I
was always very patient. Dreams cannot
become reality overnight, whether we
are talking about work related dreams or
children.
Energy comes from the pleasure of the
journey, not from the satisfaction of the
destination. I like saying that I do not
measure my life in days, but in moments.

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people and stories. Out of a 100 people, you


have to be the one who sees the details that
the other 99 dont.

I had one of the


best childhoods
that a child can
dream of...

Mihai, each morning you bring joy to


an entire country with your humor and
jokes. What makes you happy?

MIHAI I had one of the best

childhoods that a child can dream of:


sport courts near my house, holidays in
Apuseni Mountains at my grandparents or
in Maramure. I revive all the great moments
from when I was a child, with my two little
girls.
We go to Maramure or Oltenia where their
grandparents are. Thus, Id say that they are
my source of happines and amusment. One
night, for example, Mara asked me why I
went to the radio station. I told her that I went
to earn money. She said: That is not true,
you dont earn money from radio, so I asked
her where she thought that I earned money
from and she answered: From TV, daddy!

Our students would like to find out what


it takes to be a successful TV presenter.
Are there any secret ingredients?

MIHAI

Ever since I have been


working in media: radio and TV, I have seen
people more talented than me. They would
complain that its unfair, that nobody would
employ them. Yes, Im sure that I was lucky.
That fortune had a big role in it. However,
what I know for sure is that when I was 16, I
did my homework, I went to private classes
for my exams and I also went to the local
newspaper in Baia Mare daily and wrote
articles. I was patient and I think that in order
to reach Success with a capital S, there is
twice as much work to be done. When I left
and went to Bucharest, in the first few years,

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I had unpaid jobs for months in a row. This


was patience. As a little boy, I dreamed of
doing this, and when I grew up, I didnt want
to disappoint that child who used to write
articles and present shows on the imaginary
radio station in his room. I wanted to make
him proud. In the past years, my priorities
have changed. On my official Facebook
page, my cover is a photo of Cezara saying:
This is my dads official Facebook page.
Make me proud! Now, Im trying not to let
down my children, and not only the child in
me.
Do you encourage young people to
follow a career in TV or radio?

MIHAI

I remember being in the 12th


grade and writing a section on young people
in the local newspaper in Baia Mare. It was
intensively read by students at the schools
and high schools in the city because I was
talking the young generations language.

I was invited to a high school to tell pupils


what Press meant. Journalists such as Ion
Cristoiu and Marius Tuc where icons back
then. I told the students: if you want to start
this job because you like Tuc or Cristoiu,
youd better do something else! A radio or a
TV station means a team of dozens or even
hundreds of people. They all work hard, but
unfortunately, only some are seen. So, 15
years later, Id tell the young people the same
thing: If you want to do this job because you
like Buzdugan or Morar, do something else!
You have to be very patient, as in any other
domain, to get to know people whom you
dont necessary like spending time with. If
you want to do something, fall in love with
the Romanian language, with English, with
books and people who you encounter on
the street, with the places you go to during
holidays. Sit on a corner of the street and try
to describe the life of a man who passed you
by, read stories with princes and princesses.
In the end, this is what this jobs about:

MIHAI I was a chubby boy, and I

liked playing in the yard in front of my block


of flats and looked at my neighbors who
were repairing the old Dacia cars. I would
always carry a box of tools with me and was
constantly fixing something. Unfortunately,
as I grew up, I lost interest in practical things
so Im not what you would call a handyman
around the house. At my grandparents, in
Maramure, I would wait for the snow to melt
and the snowdrops to appear. I used to sell
snowdrop buquets to the people going to
the mountain resorts.

Mihai, you go from Morning Zu to Ri


da buni. Do you have any time left for
your family?

MIHAI Apparently, there are so

GABRIELA Our girls are proof

We are happy that your daughters go


to Olga Gudynn Nursery. Did you know
that they are called Chip and Dale
Squirrels, because they are talkative,
witty and joyful?

MIHAI I often heard people at the

nursery, at shows or at other kids parties


calling them The Squirrels. Im glad that they
have their own personality. I wouldnt like it if
people called them Morars Twins, the way
some grown-ups do in newspapers or on
TV. Id actually love it if there came a time
when Id be referred to as: The Squirrels
dad.
Mara, Cezara and Gabriela hows life
with 3 girls?

MIHAI Im not the only man living

with 3 girls. But, I dont know any other father


who can say that he lives with 3 Scorpio-

tucks them in and prepares them for a quiet,


relaxing sleep. Dad is the one who joins in
their games: Dad, lets trick mum and go buy
some toys. Mum is the one who wipes their
tears after a drama: Mum, Cezara wont let
me play her piano!

Mihai, how were you as a child?

Wed like it if our readers got to know


Gabriela the way we do. Shes a
creative mother, full of joy and involved
in the girls education. Whats it like to
be the mother of 2 twin girls, age 4 and
a half?

many things. I do all of them with pleasure.


Because I always dreamed of doing this, in
the above mentioned order: radio and TV, to
be on a stage and see hands up in the air
and to raise my children at least as happy as
I was when I grew up.

What is more, although people say that kids


steal your energy, for me, my two little girls
are a source of endless energy. I dont need
to borrow fuel from anywhere else.

girls. If they were born 3 days earlier, the


girls would have been Libra, like me. This
way they are Scorpio like their mother. This
makes me happy, as I know they will be
sensible, but strong.

that wonders exist. A few years ago I used to


take care of a classroom of 20 pupils. This
was a huge responsibility. Now, I realize that
theres no responsibility as big as raising and
educating your own children. Its both the
best and the hardest thing. We are fans of
the nursery that our girls go to daily.
At this age, its important that you learn
everything through play. Although these
years are decisive for all the years to come,
its not ok to take childhood away from the
children.
Thus, we want our children to go to
kindergarten as if they were going to a
playground, but also acquire knowledge,
without seeing learning as a burden. Wed
like to congratulate the teachers for the way
in which they manage to combine play and
learning, preparing the girls for school.
How is Mihai Morar as a father? How
did you split the responsibilities?

GABRIELA Dad is the one

responsible for all the irresponsible games


such as: Daddy, we want to play something
dangerous! Or: Daddy, throw us up in the
sky! Dad is the one who plays with them
before they go to sleep, mum is the one who

Can you share a funny moment in your


family ?

MIHAI At their age, any hour spent

with them is a source of amusement, joy and


emotion. Last week, Mara was just coming
back from her swimming class.
I was on my way out to the TV show. She
started crying because she wanted me to
take her with me. I remember that I was
getting ready for a more difficult show, with
a special guest for which I had to prepare all
day long. I had no other choice but to take
her with me.
When I got to the TV studio, I was in luck
because my producer loves the girls, so she
managed to convince Mara to spend time
with her, during the show.
She was amazed by the cameras, the
screens and all the buttons around her, so
she stood still in my producers arms who
would whisper in my headphones the time
left until the commercial break.
Somewhere in the middle of the show, I
heard the producer say: One more minute
until the break.
I tried to stop the guest from talking in order
to take the break, when I heard a crystal
clear voice in my headphones: Daddy, you
have 20 seconds left. I was overwhelmed.
How do you spend weekends and your
free time?

MIHAI When I have no event to

go to or other shows, we have a cult for


breakfast.
I dont know if I should say this, but the girls
love to eat croissants on Saturdays and
Sundays. Its our way of spoiling ourselves.
Now, were delighted that Spring is here,
as we are planning to leave behind all the
inside games and head out for all the things
in the park: trains, trampoline, bicycles, and
electric cars.
Our favourite weekends are the ones spent
over at the girls grandparents where they
are received with open arms. Their biggest
temptation is discovering long-forgotten toys.
by Ana Lungu

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kids can change the world

Olga Gudynn Foundation


Presidents Word
When I opened the first nursery, in 2001, I started with some teachers and parents, a series of charitable and
ecological projects meant to connect the children to the real world. Inspired by the childrens love for others
and their desire to change the world, we established in 2011, a NGO called Olga Gudynn Foundation.
Most of us get caught up in daily tasks, but children dont. They know how to love unconditionally. Their love
and purity surpass differences caused by social class, income or race.
Mission
Olga Gudynn Foundation was founded with a view to sustaining and promoting Romanian educational,
artistic and cultural values and develop civic awareness among the young generation.
Aims
Develop innovative educational projects
Identify and sustain talented children
Organize seminars and trainings for the parents
Cultivate childrens creativity
Organize social, cultural and ecological projects

Join us in changing the world


Redirect 2% of the income tax to Olga Gudynn Foundation
CURRENT ACCOUNT IN RON FUNDAIA OLGA GUDYNN, RO34BUCU1171212374084RON ALPHA BANK Militari
Email: pr.fundatia@olgagudynn.ro, tel. 0726 271 245 fundatia.olgagudynn.ro

copii pentru copii


pentru o lume
mai bun
Investim n gsirea unor soluii unice pentru problemele societii, n formarea unor noi
lideri pentru viitor, n succesul i mplinirea copiilor notri. Acesta este motivul pentru care
am stabilit parteneriate ntre Fundaia Olga Gudynn i alte organizaii umanitare, culturale,
educaionale i ecologice.

Fundaia Olga Gudynn


Cuvntul Preedintelui
O dat cu nfiinarea primei grdinie, n anul 2001, am nceput o serie de proiecte caritabile i ecologice
pentru a conecta copiii la lumea real.
Inspirat de dragostea copiilor pentru ceilali i dorina lor de a schimba lumea, am pus bazele Fundaiei
Olga Gudynn n anul 2011.
Noi, adulii, ne pierdem n mrejele cotidianului, ns copiii nu o fac. Ei tiu s iubeasc necondiionat, iar
dragostea i puritatea lor depesc diferenele de ras, clas social sau venit.
Misiune
Fundaia Olga Gudynn a fost nfiinat pentru a susine i promova valorile romneti din domeniul educaiei,
artei i culturii i pentru a dezvolta spiritul civic n rndul tinerei generaii.

Promovm cu pasiune ideile care au puterea de a crea o lume mai bun


Iat doar cteva dintre evenimentele
organizate n ultimul an

Evenimente anuale

2600 EURO pentru Lidia Drghescu, o feti de 8 ani,

Talent Show - mottoul acestui concurs de talente este Copii pentru


copii; fondurile provenite din sponsorizri vor fi folosite pentru organizarea
evenimentului, iar 25% din suma total strns va fi donat copiilor bolnavi
de leucemie.

diagnosticat cu limfom Non-Hodgkin;


4500 EURO ctre Fundaia Preuiete Viaa pentru susinerea
unor copii bolnavi;
130 de cutii pline cu jucrii, rechizite i haine pentru copiii care

Obiective
Derularea de proiecte educaionale inovatoare
Identificarea i susinerea copiilor talentai
Organizarea de seminarii i cursuri gratuite pentru prini
Cultivarea creativitii copiilor
Derularea unor proiecte sociale, culturale i ecologice

provin din medii rurale dezavantajate;


80 de pachete pentru copiii strzii, gzduii de Organizaia
Umanitar Concordia;
800 EURO pentru copiii bolnavi, internai n Secia de
Oncologie a Spitalului Marie Curie;
2000 EURO pentru copiii defavorizai ngrijii de Organizaia
Umanitar Concordia, oferii cu ocazia Balului Caritabil organizat
de The Grand;
500 EURO pentru tnra Camelia Rusu, n vrst de 23 de

mpreun putem schimba lumea


Redirecioneaz cei 2% din impozitul pe venit ctre Fundaia Olga Gudynn
CONT CURENT RON FUNDAIA OLGA GUDYNN, RO34BUCU1171212374084RON , ALPHA BANK Militari
Email: pr.fundatia@olgagudynn.ro, tel. 0726 271 245 fundatia.olgagudynn.ro

ani, diagnosticat cu leucemie;


700 de arbori plantai n satele Nuci i Vidra;
Aciuni umanitare pentru sinistrai.

coala Prinilor - traininguri informale organizate gratis pentru prini


The Bridge School Magazine - editat de copiii i profesorii din Olga
Gudynn Intl School, revista conine interviuri cu persoane publice care
ne inspir, sfaturile prinilor, creaii i articole scrise de elevi. Revista este
distribuit gratuit n diverse locaii din Bucureti stabilite cu partenerii notri.
The Big Tidy Up - ntreaga comunitate OGIS se implic n curarea
Pdurii Bneasa, considerat plmnul Bucuretiului.
Sports Day - Copii i prini se ntlnesc n aer liber i organizeaz o
serie de jocuri n echip, nvnd astfel cum s petreac timp preios
n familie i nelegnd importana acestuia pentru sntatea i unitatea
familiei.

Cnd au venit apele neau luat casele i nu ne-a


mai rmas nimic...
mrturisete, cu lacrimi n ochi,
un copil de 3 ani, cu picioruele
ngheate n cizme de cauciuc i
copleit de grija zilei de mine.

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Jurnal de Weekend

UNETE PUNCTELE!
JOIN THE DOTS!

Pe urmele dinozaurilor la
Muzeul Antipa

n weekend nu are nevoie de multe


ingrediente pentru a fi distractiv:
persoane dragi, timp frumos i chef
de aventur.
Muzeul de Istorie Natural Grigore Antipa
este un loc perfect pentru o dup-amiaz
interesant. Alturi de bieelul meu, Darius,
am pornit ntr-o cltorie alturi de animale
din toate zonele geografice ale lumii. Am
mers prin savana african i prin Delta
Dunrii, ne-am aventurat la Polul Nord i
n pdurile malaeziene, printre uri polari,
tresrind n faa unei diorame n care o hait
de lupi atac un cerb.
Ne-am bucurat de fiecare sal pe care am
vizitat-o, am fcut fotografii lng marele alb
sau alturi de estoasele din Galapagos,
am cutat informaii pe panourile info-touch.
Am descoperit, de asemenea, c prin
aplicaia Antipa MuseoTag putem afla date
suplimentare despre exponatele n dreptul
crora se afla eticheta NFC.

WEEKEND DIARY FOLLOWING THE


DINOSAURS IN ANTIPA MUSEUM

Petera african
i elefantul de 5 metri
Am descoperit, cu uimire imitaii de oseminte
umane, desene rupestre, stalactite i
stalagmite. n holul muzeului, unde, din
pcate, se termina cltoria noastr, am
rmas mui de uimire n faa fosilei unui
elefant descoperit n Moldova la sfritul
secolului al XIX-lea, unicat n Europa i avnd
o nlime de aproape 5 metri.

The African Cave


and the 5 meter elephant
We were amazed to see the human bones,
the stalactites and stalagmites. In the museum
hallway, where our trip unfortunately had to
end, we admired the skeleton of a 5 meter
elephant discovered in the 19th century, the
only one in Europe.

weekend doesnt need many


ingredients to be fun: the loved
ones, nice weather and the taste
for adventure. The Natural History
Museum Grigore Antipa is the perfect place
for an interesting afternoon.
Together with my little boy, Darius, we went on
a trip to see animals from around the world.
We visited the African savannah, the Delta,
we even went to the North Pole and in the
Malawian forests, we saw polar bears and we
winced in front of a diorama where a pack of
werewolfes was attacking a buck.
We took photos of the Great White Shark or of
turtles from Galapagos, we searched for info
on the Info-Touch and we also discovered that
using the Antipa Museum Tag Application you
can find out extra information about the items
which have NFC written next to them.

INFO
Muzeul cuprinde
aproximativ 2 milioane de
exemplare de nevertebrate
i vertebrate, provenind
att din Romnia, ct i
din zone geografice de pe
tot globul.
Cea mai mare colecie
din patrimoniul muzeului
este cea de insecte,
avnd peste 1 milion de
exemplare.

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The museum
encompasses around 2
million invertebrate and
vertebrate species from
Romania and all over the
world.
The biggest collection
is the insect collection
with over 1 million
species present.

caut o

udinca

cutie m

are

picteaz cutia

eaz
decup meduzele
i
petii

lipete petiorii
n acvariu

i terminat o sptmn aglomerat la birou i vrei s te relaxezi distrndu-te alturi de copilul


tu? tim c ai un program foarte ncrcat. i noi suntem prini i nu de puine ori, energia de
care avem nevoie pentru a ne juca cu cei mici ne lipsete. Am apelat la sfaturile unor familii creative: Vldu, mpreun cu prinii lui, Ovidiu i Georgiana i David alturi de mami-Dana i tatiCosmin, ne prezint dou activiti: una practic i una culinar. V ncurajm s ne trimitei pe adresa
redactie@olgagudynn.ro propuneri de activiti.

pune zahru
l, budinca
i
laptele n pa
harul gradat

pregtete
ingredientele

TIPS FOR PARENTS

ave you had a busy week at the


office and you want to relax by
having fun with your child? We
know you have a busy schedule.
We are parents too, and we often lack
the energy needed to play with our children. We asked some creative families to
offer us some tips for interesting activities
you can do with your children. Vldu and
his parents, Ovidiu and Georgiana, and
David and his parents, Cosmin and Dana
suggest two types of activities: an Arts
and Crafts one, and a culinary one. You
can send us some activity suggestions
at redactie@olgagudynn.ro

DEI DETEPTE PENTRU

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Acvariul magic

Am cutat o cutie mare:


poate s fie o cutie de cizme
de la mami sau poate o cutie
de la un joc vechi de care
te-ai plictisit. Atenie ns,
trebuie s fie mare, pentru c
i oceanul este mare.

The magical fish-tank

Step 1
I looked for a big box. It can
be one of your mums old
boot boxes or maybe a box
from a game you no longer
play with. Be careful though,
it has to be big because so is
the ocean!

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Pasul 3
Pasul 2
ncepe distracia! Picteaz
cutia, folosind culori marine:
albastru i verde, att interior,
ct i exterior.

Step 2
The fun begins! Paint the box
with the colours of the ocean:
blue and green, both inside
and outside.

Ateapt s se usuce cutia.


ntre timp, roag-l pe tati s
printeze petiori, meduze i
orice altceva i mai trece prin
minte, apoi decupeaz-le.

Step 3
Wait for the paint to dry.
Meanwhile, ask your dad to
print little fish and jellyfish
and anything else you might
think of.

e?
De ce avem nevoi

Bomboane
olat
Figurine de cioc
olat
Budinc de cioc
Lapte
Zahr

What we need?

Candies
ines
Chocolate figur
ing
Chocolate pudd
Milk
Sugar

Budinca vesel
Pasul 4

Pasul 1

amestec
ingredientele

b
decoreaz

Dup ce s-a uscat complet,


lipete imaginile pe cutie i
creeaz universul acvatic,
pentru a crea efectul dorit.
Poi aeza balena ntr-o fant
tiat pe partea superioar a
cutiei, pictat anterior s imite
valurile.

Step 4
After it has completely dried,
stick the images on the
box and create the aquatic
universe, in order to obtain
the desired effect. You can
place a whale in a hole that
you cut into the upper side
of the box, which you have
previously painted.

Pasul 1
Am ales bomboanele, figurinele de ciocolata i budinca
de ciocolat pe care ne-am
propus s o pregtim.
ncearc s desfaci laptele
singur. Pune 3 linguri de zahr
n paharul gradat. Fii atent s
nu pui i pe lng pahar!

The happy pudding

Step 1
We chose the candy, the
chocolate figurines and the
chocolate pudding that we
have decided to cook. Try to
open the milk box by yourself.
Add 3 spoons of sugar to the
glass. Be careful not to spill
any.

Pasul 4
Pasul 2
Urmtorul pas a fost
adugarea coninutului din plicul de budinc n paharul gradat i amestecarea cu zahrul
i 6 linguri de lapte numrate
neaprat n englez! E nevoie
de mare concentrare.

Step 2
The next step is to add the
pudding to the glass and add
sugar and 6 spoons of milk,
which you have to count in
English. You should focus.

Pasul 3
Restul de lapte l-am turnat
n crticioar i mami l-a pus
la nclzit, timp n care eu
am pregtit telul - adic l-am
nvrtit, i l-am verificat s vd
dac este bun.

Step 3
Put the rest of the milk in the
pot. I asked my mother to
help me heat it up.

Cu aragazul am avut nevoie


de ajutor de la mami. Dup
ce am turnat laptele fierbinte
i l-am amestecat cu restul
ingredientelor, desigur - cu
telul verificat de mine, am pus
budinca ntr-un castronel.
Apoi m-am ocupat de decor!

Step 4
I needed mum to help me
with the cooker. After I poured
the hot milk and mixed it with
the other ingredients, I put
the pudding in a bowl. Then I
decorated the pudding!

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familia

storia ciocolatei ncepe cu dou mii de ani n urm, cnd cultura arborelui de
cacao era practicat n America de Sud. Cristofor Columb (1502) a fost primul
explorator care a luat contact cu boabele de cacao din Lumea Nou. Studii
recente au artat anumite beneficii posibile datorate consumului de ciocolat
amruie i cacao. Cacaua posed un puternic efect antioxidant natural,
protejnd mpotriva oxidrii lipo-proteice.
Ai auzit de conductorul maia
Montezuma?
Marele Montezuma consuma, se spune, n
jur de 50 de porii din aceast butur n
fiecare zi i i servea i invitaii n pocaluri de
aur, considernd ciocolata, nectarul zeilor.
tiai c boabele de cacao erau folosite
drept moned de schimb ntre triburile
Maya i triburile Aztece?
Dac lucrurile ar fi rmas la fel, imaginai-v
c acum am fi mncat tot ce aveam n
portofele.

Have you heard of the Maya leader


Montezuma?
It is said that The Great Montezuma used to
drink around 50 portions of chocolate drink
and serve his guests in golden goblets, considering it the gods drink.
Did you know that cacao beans were
used as currency by the Maya and Aztec
tribes?
If that was still the case, we would be eating
out of our wallets.
Did you know that Napoleon used to
take chocolate with him on his military
campaigns?
This was a strategy, as Napoleon knew that
chocolate boosts energy and contributes to
creating a good mood.

Cine a adus ciocolata n Europa?


Cnd s-a ntors din Europa n 1582, Cortez
a adus cu el multe semine i buturi din
ciocolat.

Who brought chocolate to Europe?


When Cortez returned to Europe in 1528 he
brought with him an abundance of seeds
and chocolate drink making supplies.

Cnd s-a deschis prima ciocolaterie?


Ciocolata a ajuns n Anglia n 1600, prima
ciocolaterie fiind deschis pentru ca nobilii
s se poat bucura de savoarea ei.

When was the first Chocolate house


opened?
After Englands introduction to chocolate
in the mid 1600s, the very first Chocolate
house was opened where the wealthy & elite
could enjoy drinking their chocolate drinks.

atunci cnd este consumat cu moderaie, ciocolata neagr are


efecte benefice pentru organism:
este un antioxidant puternic, ncetinind procesul de mbtrnire
acioneaz ca antidepresiv datorit coninutului de serotonin
reduce riscul producerii atacurilor de cord

Did you know that when consumed moderately, dark

chocolate has beneficial effects for the body?


Its a powerful antioxidant, delaying the aging process
Acts as an antidepressant due to the serotonin it contains
Reduces the risk of heart attacks

Veni Vidi
Venchi

doua Cioccogelaterie Venchi.

enchi nseamn autentic i


pasiune. nseamn miestrie
culinar i transformarea bobului de cacao ntr-o experien
extraordinar.
nseamn pionierat i calitate.
nseamn mndria de a fi ciocolatier de
peste 130 de ani.

Produsele-icon Venchi produse


realizate pe loc

Ingrediente atent selecionate

Venchi n Bucureti

ntreaga gam Venchi este fr gluten,


iar Chocolight Linia este ndulcit numai
cu maltitol, derivat din porumb.
Venchi i selecioneaz cu cea mai
mare grij ingredientele: boabele de
cacao provin din cele mai bune plantaii
Criollo i Forastero din Africa i America Latin, iar nucile, migdalele, alunele
i fisticul din Piemont.

n 2008, ia natere la Bucureti,


pe Calea Victoriei nr. 214, prima
Cioccogelaterie Venchi din Europa,
din afara Italiei. Graie standardelor
pstrate permanent i a gamei
diversificate, aceasta i ocup imediat
locul n topul mrcilor de succes
prezente n Romnia. n 2012 s-a
deschis n Piaa Dorobani i cea de-a

Multiple premii i distincii ctigate

Venchi are cea mai mare gam de produse realizate exclusiv manual, innd
astfel vie tradiia artizanilor, n cele peste 7.500 de locaii din 55 de ri, n care
se gsesc produsele-icon Venchi.

Din multiplele premii i distincii ctigate de Venchi amintim dou: premiul


Vassoio dOro ctigat n cadrul Festivalului Eurochocolate Perugia 2004,
conferit pentru produsul Venchi Chocaviar microsfere din mas pur de
cacao sud-american lucrate manual,
i distincia de ciocolatier al Premiilor
Nobel ncepnd cu anul 2007.

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tiai c Napoleon lua ciocolat cu el n


fiecare campanie militar?
Aceasta a fost o strategie foarte bun a
marelui lider Napoleon, datorit faptului c el
cunotea efectele benefice ale ciocolatei i
anume aportul crescut de energie i fericire
pe care l produce acest aliment.

Stiai c?

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he history of chocolate can be


traced back 2000 years ago, when
the cacao tree was cultivated in
South America. Christopher Colombus (1502) was the first explorer to find the
cacao beans when he discovered the New
World. Recent studies show some of the
good effects of dark chocolate. Cacao has
a powerful antioxidant effect, protecting the
body against lipoprotein oxidation.

NIE 2013

Locaii:
ei nr. 214
nr. 71
Calea Victori
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eseria de printe, transpus din


lucrrile Mariei i corelat cu povetile ei, pare a implica tot atta
dragoste, lumin, art, nelepciune, balans emoional, ca i viaa sa ca
artist. Cci pn la urm, printele se ridic
deasupra artistului, iar copilul
este mai presus
de orice art
creat de om.

spun: Uite, tatl tu e astfel sau mama ta...


pentru c le distrugi o lume a lor i chiar
dac, poate noi adulii nu ne nelegem, eu
nu le-a rpi niciodat copiilor imaginea
tticului lor, care este cel mai bun de pe
lumea asta i aa vreau s rmn.

Cum am putea
mbunti
comunicarea
copiilor cu
prinii atunci
cnd prinii
sunt desprii i copilul
se gsete n
mijlocul a dou
programe diferite?
Cel mai important lucru pentru
mine - ca mam
i pentru tatl
copiilor, dei
suntem divorai,
este s comunicm cu ei, s i punem pe primul loc. Este important s-i anunm din timp
de tot ceea ce hotrm i, mai ales, dac
implic schimbarea programului lor obinuit,
de exemplu, dac schimbm zilele n care ei
merg la tatl lor, din cauza unor circumstane
de moment, le spunem: Vineri mergem la tati,
pentru a-i da acordul. Copiii au nevoie de
un program stabil, oricare ar fi el, chiar dac
presupune 4 zile la mami, 3 la tati, acesta
trebuie s aib o constan.

LUMEA PE CARE
O DRUIM
COPIILOR NOTRI

Cum este cu echilibrul printelui? n ce


proporie i mprtim copilului sentimentele noastre?

M-am ntlnit cu Maria Dermengiu ntr-o zi cu mult soare i mult energie

pozitiv. Maria este artist plastic i mam a doi copii minunai, Sophie i Andrei,
amndoi elevi la Grdinia i coala Olga Gudynn. Mereu fermecat de tablourile
Mariei, de armonia culorilor, de stilul curat de a lucra i exprimarea prin simboluri, am fost curioas s aflu care este sursa de inspiraie a artistei.
by Iulia Bcran

i mprtim copilului tot ceea ce ine de


relaia noastr cu el/ea, iubirea noastr
necondiionat. Restul problemelor nu i le
mprtim absolut deloc. Eu i fostul meu
so i asigurm mereu pe copii c sunt iubii,
c eu i tati gndim la fel. Niciodat nu le-am
spus copiilor notri afirmaii de genul sunt
suprat pe tati sau c tati ar fi suprat pe
mami sau orice fel de sentiment ce ar implica
cellalt printe. Asta deoarece pentru copii,
prinii sunt cei mai frumoi, cei mai detepi
i nu poate s vin niciunul din noi s le

cnd ne vedem, ne vedem fr probleme.


Tati nu are niciodat o problem s urce
sus cu bagajele, mai st cu noi, o dat pe
lun vine s le fac lor curat n camer i e
o chestiune de grup, pentru c poate i eu
sunt cu partenerul meu i ntotdeauna tati
vine nsoit i este binevenit n cas. Noi avem job,
avem viaa noastr, dar
ntotdeauna suntem aici
pentru voi, acesta este
mesajul pe care sigur l
simt, chiar dac nu le-am
spus-o n cuvinte.

Sophie: Nici dac-ai


fi un nger nu te-a
putea iubi mai mult,
poate ai fi doar mai
frumoas...
Andrei: Mami, eu
cred c tu pictezi
ca s-mi aduci mie
aminte de curcubeie...

Cum procedm cu diferenele de opinie


neateptate dintre prini?
Discutm ntre noi pn cnd ajungem la
o concluzie comun i, atta timp ct este
pentru binele copiilor, lsm foarte mult de
la noi.
Ce ne-am propus, eu i Carol, dei stm
separat, este ca lor s le fie bine, asta nsemnnd i c nu vor fi rsfai ntr-o parte sau
alta, c vom avea aceleai reguli, aproximativ.

Lucrrile artistei Maria Dermengiu pot fi gsite pe site-ul


www.marienouvellestudio.
com i expuse la Hotelurile
Residence LArc de Triomphe, Domenii Plaza i n
Expoziia de Pictur Colectiv care se va desfura n perioada 30 mai - 15 iunie la UArt Gallery, bd.
Iancu de Hunedoara, nr. 8.

Dac a putea ajunge la


stele, le-a drui pe toate
copiilor mei.

Cum vd Sophie i Andrei viaa n familie


dup divor?
Sophie i Andrei nu simt neaprat diferena
ntre ce a fost nainte i viaa lor de acum, deoarece la noi schimbarea s-a produs treptat,
iar ei petrec mult timp cu ambii prini i s-au
obinuit foarte uor cu programul.
Exist i timp petrecut mpreun cu
mami i tati la dorina copiilor? Cum l
organizm sau gestionm?
Copiii nu ne-au mai cerut n ultimul timp acest
lucru, s-au obinuit cu programul, tim c joi
vine tati, mergem la sport, facem lecii, dar

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familia

THE WORLD WE CREATE


FOR OUR CHILDREN

ve met Maria Dermengiu on a


sunny spring day. Maria is a painter
and the mother of two beautiful
children, Sophie and Andrei, both
of them studying at Olga Gudynn International School. Charmed by Marias
paintings, by the harmony created
through colours, by
the clean style and the
symbols used. I was
curious to find out what
the source of inspiration was.
As a mother, Maria
seems to be using in
rasing her children, the
same ingredients she
uses in her work: love,
light, art, wisdom and
emotional balance.
However, the parent will
always be above the
artist, as she creates
life, which is the greatest masterpiece of all.
How can we improve
the communication between parents and their
children when the parents are separated
and the child has two different schedules?
Maria: The most important thing for me, as a
mother and also for the father, is communicating with them. We always tell the children
about everything that we decide, for example, if we change the date when we are supposed to visit their father, we tell them: On
Friday we are going to see dad so that they
have time to adjust to the change. Children
need a fixed schedule. It doesnt matter if its
4 days at mums house and 3 days at dads
house, it just has to be consistent.
What about the balance parents need
in their own lives? How much of their
feelings should they share with their
children?
Maria: We share with the children everything that concerns the relation between us
and our unconditional love for them. The
grown-up matters should not involve them.
We want to make them feel that they are
loved and that we agree upon important

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issues. We have never told them things like


I am angry at your father or that their dad is
angry with me. To children, their parents are
the most beautiful, the smartest, the most
clever and none of us should say: look, your
father is this or your mother is that, because
you risk destroying a world that belongs just
to them. Even if we sometimes argue, I will
never damage the image that the children
have of their father.

Maria: The children havent asked us for


these kinds of moments lately because they
got used to the sepparate schedule. We
know that on Thursdays dad comes over, we
practice sports, we do homework, but when
we do see each other, we have no problem
with it. Dad can come upstairs with the luggage; he can spend a few hours over. Once
a month he comes to help the kids clean
their rooms. This is a group activity. I am with
my partner and their
father comes with his
partner, too. They are
always welcome. We
have a job, we have
our personal lives,
but we will always be
here for you - this is
the message that we
send to children.

Partenerul tu de vacan, cu peste 20 de ani


de experien, agenia ABC Tours v ofer:

Sophie: I
couldnt love
you more even if
you were an angel. Maybe you
would only be
more beautiful.

How do we deal with the differences


between parents?
Maria: We discuss until we reach a consenus in order to make sure our children are
happy.
Carol and I agreed that even if we live in
separate homes, we will do everything we
can for the well-being of our children.
This means that we try not to spoil them, by
having the same set of rules for the children
have to respects whether theyre at mums or
at dads house.
How do Sophie and Andrei see life after
the divorce?
Maria: Sophie and Andrei dont necessarily
feel the difference between what was before
and what is now, because the change
occurred gradually and they spend a lot of
time with both of us, so they got used to the
schedule easily.
Do you also spend time together, if the
children want it? How can we manage
these moments?

Andrei: Mommy,
I think the reason you paint is to make me recall the rainbows.
You can find Marias drawings at
www.marienouvellestudio.com or at Residence
LArc de Triomphe Hotels , Domenii Plaza or at the
Collective Exhibition of Paintings which will take
place between 30th of May - 15th June at UArt Gallery, No 8, Street Iancu de Hunedoara.

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familia

Menine-te
n form!
Diana ne spune ce trebuie s fac tinerele mame

te menii n form.

Fii un exemplu pentru copilul tu, att


din punct de vedere fizic, ct i din punct
de vedere comportamental.

Tips for healthy


mothers and families
Make time for yourself and practice
sports! Its healthy and it keeps you fit!

Encourage your child to move. It will


help him develop nicely.

Eat fruits, vegetables and try to stay fit.


Be an example for your child, both
physically and psychologically.

sportul de performan pentru copii i familie.

e sfaturi ai pentru tinerele


mmici care vor s se menin
n form?
DIANA: n primul rnd le
recomand s i fac timp pentru ele i s
fac sport. tiu c este foarte greu ca, pe
lng familie i birou, s mai gseasc timp
i pentru sport, ns, pentru a fi sntoase
trebuie s fac micare. Sportul ne energizeaz, ne binedispune, ne sculpteaz corpul
i ne ofer o mulime de beneficii.
De asemenea, trebuie s le insuflm copiilor,
nc de la o vrst fraged, ideea de a face
micare. Sportul i dezvolt armonios att pe
plan fizic, ct i psihologic. Noi, ca prini,
suntem primele modele pentru copiii notri.
Dac noi avem un stil de via activ i sntos, la fel vor crete i micuii notri.

Cum arat o zi din viaa ta?


DIANA: O zi obinuit ncepe la ora 6
dimineaa. Ajung la sal n jurul orei 7 i mi
dedic timpul antrenamentelor personale i
claselor de aerobic i concep noi programe
care pot ajuta la dezvoltarea clubului ONE
Fitness. O mare parte din timpul meu l aloc
fetiei mele, Alexandra, care are 11 luni.
ncerc s fiu ct mai echilibrat n rolul de
mam i n carier. Sunt zile n care resimt
oboseala, ns, am dou secrete care m
repun n micare: Alexandra i sportul.
Ce le recomanzi prinilor care i doresc o carier pentru copiii lor n sport?
Ce sacrificii implic susinerea unui
copil ntr-o carier de performan?
DIANA: Sportul de performan, indiferent de ramura sportiv, cere multe sacrificii,
ns ncurajez prinii care doresc o carier

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sportiv pentru copiii lor i le recomand s


i susin pe cei mici n tot ceea ce fac. E
bine ca micuii s nceap de mici s fac
micare, indiferent de ce sport aleg prinii
pentru ei.
Performana cere sacrificii. Antrenamente, cantonamente, accidentri i perioade
de recuperare, sacrificii financiare, timpul
petrecut departe de familie, toate acestea
sunt resimite att de ctre copilul sportiv,
ct i de ctre prini. Nu e uor s faci sport
de performan, ns, atunci cnd urci pe
podium i i primeti medalia, toate momentele grele se dau uitrii.
Ai o feti minunat. tim c eti preocupat de o alimentaie sntoas.
Cum reueti s o hrneti sntos?
DIANA: Alimentaia Alexandrei este foarte
diversificat, iar ea consum toate alimentele
din meniu cu mare drag. Fructele sunt preferatele ei. Tatl meu locuiete la ar i sunt
norocoas s pot procura constant fructe,
legume, ou i carne de pasre de cea mai
bun calitate. Noi, ca prini, vom ncerca s
o educm ct mai bine spre o alimentaie
sntoas.
Ce sport i-ar plcea s fac fetia ta i
de la ce vrst te-ai gndit s alegi un
sport pentru ea?
DIANA: Cu siguran, Alexandra va face
sport nc de la o vrst fraged. Nu ne-am
gndit nc la ceva anume, ns, cred c va
nclina spre o ramur sportiv artistic: dans,
gimnastic. Nu o voi presa s fac performan, dar nici nu o voi descuraja. Totul
depinde de ea, iar noi o vom susine din
toate punctele de vedere.

SCHOO
L

Mnnc fructe, legume i ncearc s

STOP
and W
IN!

pentru a se menine n formi ce implic

ncurajeaz-i copilul s fac un sport.


Astfel, se va dezvolta armonios.

GAZIN
E
MA

la fitness i mmica Alexandrei, o feti minunat de 11 luni.

hat advice do you have for


young mums who want to
stay fit and lead a healthy
life?
DIANA: First of all I recommend that
they make time for themselves and practice
sports. I know that its hard to do this when
you also have a job and a family to take care
of, but in order to be healthy, they have to
exercise.
We need to practice sports because it gives
us energy, it makes us happier and it shapes
our body, while also offering loads of other
positive benefits.
We also have to instill in our children, from an
early age, the love for sports and exercising.
Sports help them develop both physically as
well as psychologically. As parents, we are
models for our children. If we have an active
and healthy life, our children will grow up the
same way.
How does one of your days look?
DIANA: A usual day starts at 6 a.m. I arrive at the gym at 7 a.m. and I start trainings
and preparing aerobic classes that could
develop One Fitness.
A big part of my day is dedicated to my
daughter, Alexandra, who is 11 months old. I
try to lead a balanced life, as much as possible, combining my professional life with my
family life. There are days when I feel tired,
but I have two secrets that boost my energy:
my daughter and sports.
What advice do you have for parents
who want a career in sports for their
children? What sacrifices are involved?
DIANA: A career in sports, regardless of

the sport chosen, requires a lot of sacrifice.


I urge parents who want a sports career for
their children to support them in everything
they do. Its best when the little ones start
practicing sports from an early age.
The consequences of trainings, inevitable
injuries that occur and the recovery period
which follows are experienced by the child,
as well as by the parents. Its not easy to
practice a sport, but once you win a prize
and receive your medal you know that its all
worth it.
You have a wonderful baby girl. We
know that you are oriented towards
healthy eating. How do you succeed in
creating a healthy diet for Alexandra?
DIANA: Alexandras diet is very varied.
She eats all sorts of foods with great pleasure. She loves fruits.
My father lives in the countryside, so Im
lucky because I can buy fruits, vegetables,
eggs and meat of the best quality. As parents, we try to educate her towards a healthy
diet.

B
THE RID

F-i timp pentru tine i practic un


sport! Este sntos i te menine n form!

Stm de vorb cu Diana Oprea, campioan mondial

E
G

Sfaturi pentru mmici


i familii sntoase

Dragi mmici,
Trimitei-ne poze cu activitile sportive pe care le practicai mpreun cu
familia i putei ctiga un premiu oferit
de One Fitness: un abonament lunar
nelimitat de fitness i aerobic, cu acces
la saun, precum i 3 antrenamente individuale cu Diana Oprea, care va crea
pentru mmica norocoas un program
i un regim alimentar personalizat.
Dear mums,
Send us photos of the sports activities
you practice with your family and you
can win a prize offered by One Fitness: a membership for a month with
unlimited access to the fitness, aerobic
classes and to the sauna, as well as 3
individual trainings with Diana Oprea
who will also create a personalized diet
and schedule for the lucky mum.

What sport would you like your girl to


practice and what age do you think she
should start?
DIANA: Alexandra will certainly practice a
sport from an early age. We havent decided
yet what sport its going to be, but I think it
will be something artistic: dance or gymnastics.
I will not pressure her in any way, but I will
not discourage her either. Its up to her and
we will support her in all regards.
by Ana Lungu

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reading is fun
Cititul este distractiv

opilul tu nva s citeasc? ine minte c acesta este


un moment foarte important n viaa lui i sprijin-l n acest
proces. Iat doar cteva sfaturi care pot transforma lectura
ntr-o adevrat plcere pentru copilul tu.

Grdina secret
de Frances H. Burnett
Cartea descrie viaa unei fetie
care avea totul, ns nu preuia
nimic: nici oamenii, nici lucrurile,
nu tia s iubeasc. ntr-o zi
fetia a rmas fr tot ce avea:
prini, servitori i cas. Atunci
ea s-a hotrt s plece spre
Londra, la unchiul ei, unde a
descoperit o grdin secret, care o transform ntr-o
feti iubitoare, respectuoas i
miloas. Ea ncepe s schimbe
n bine tot ce ntlnete i s
mprtie iubire i bucurie.
n esen, aceast carte ne
arat cum, uneori, este nevoie
s se ntmple ceva ru, ca s
descoperi cu adevrat binele.
Toat cartea poate fi exprimat
printr-un singur cuvnt: transfor-

mare i printr-o singur culoare:


roz, pentru c fetia Mary Lenox
schimb n roz viaa tuturor.
Recenzie: Flavia Dorcea, clasa a III-a

Succesul
Succesul este important dac
vrei un copil fericit i motivat. Pune-l pe cel mic s citeasc doar
cuvinte i poveti pe care tii c
poate s le citeasc.
Urmareste cu
degetul
La nceput este bine ca micul
cititor s urmreasc cu degetul
ceea ce citete. Acest lucru
l ajut s fie concentrat i s
urmreasc uor firul povetii.
Blocat?
Dac se blocheaz la un cuvnt,
ofer-i cteva momente pentru
a-i da seama cum se citete,
dar nu ezita s l ajui dac nici
dup acest rgaz nu se descurc.
Povestea prima
Cnd tii c urmtorul cuvnt
va fi dificil, explic-i direct ce
nseamn acel cuvnt, pentru a
evita acumularea frustrrilor.
Faceti schimb de
roluri
Citii pe rnd, fiecare, cte o propoziie sau o pagin din carte.
Unii copii s-ar putea s considere anumite texte obositoare, chiar
dac tiu s le citeasc.
Incurajeaza-l
Arat-i copilului tu c eti
mndru de abilitile lui.
Folosete cuvinte de laud :

Sursa: Learn to read and write. A parents guide, Lucy Marcovitch, Lyn Wendon. Letterland International Ltd. 2012.

Citii Col Alb dac vrei s


stai cu sufletul la gur i s v
bucurai de aventuri care s v
uimeasc. Aceast carte ne
nva c animalele slbatice pot
fi mai ataate de aproapele lor
dect oamenii. Cartea descrie
viaa unui lup, Col Alb, care a
ajuns s se lase domesticit i
s iubeasc, apreciind astfel,
afeciunea stpnului.

grozav, minunat, extraordinar,


bravo, te-ai descurcat fr s
te ajut!
Mergeti la
vanatoare
Mergei la vntoare de litere.
Creeaz un joc n care trebuie
s gsii anumite litere n text.
Transforma cititul
intr-o activitate de
familie
Citete n mod regulat cu cel mic
i implic i ali membri ai familiei
n acest proces.
Bucura-te de
aceste momente
n perioada n care copilul tu
nc citete greu, nu uita c e
important s citeti n continuare.
Nu uita, scopul tu pe termen lung nu este doar s
i nvei copilul s citeasc,
ci s iubeasc cititul, astfel
nct lectura s devin un
obicei de durat.
Bucurai-v mpreun de aventura cititului!
by Margo Pelikan
- International Teacher
at Olga Gudynn Intl School

Book review: tefan Zaharia, 3rd grade

Recenzie: tefan Zaharia, clasa a III-a

educaie

ecoming a reader is one of the most exciting stages in your


childs life. There are many ways in which you can support
and encourage your child throughout the whole learning
process.

The Secret Garden


by Frances H. Burnett
The book
tells us the
story of a
little girl who
had everything, but
cherished
nothing; neither people,
nor things, she didnt know how
to love. One day, the little girl
lost everything: her parents, the
servants and her house. She
decided to go to London, to her
uncle, where she discovered

book review and drawing by


Flavia Dorcea, 3rd grade

a secret garden which turned


her into a loving little girl who
respected others. She started
turning everything for the better
and sharing love and joy.
Basically, this book shows us
that sometimes, it takes something bad to occur, for something good to follow.
The entire book can be expressed using one single word:
transformation, and just one
colour: pink, as Mary Lenox, the
little girl, turns everybodys life
into pink.
I recommend that you read this
book.

Success
Success is important to keep
your child motivated and happy.
Only ask him to read words or
stories that you know he will be
able to read.
Finger pointing
In the early stages, use your
finger to point to words as you
read them. Encourage your child
to do the same as they sound
out easy words. That will help
them to keep focused and keep
their eyes moving in the direction
of reading.
Stuck?
If your child is stuck on a word,
give them a little time to try
working it out, but also feel free
to sound it out for them or just
say it.
Story first
When you know the next word
will be difficult, avoid frustration
by explaining the meaning of it
without waiting, so you can get
on with the story.
Take turns and swap
roles
Take turns reading a sentence or
page of the book. Some children
may find a lot of text quite tiring,
even if they can read it.

I recommend White Fang by


Jack London, if you want to
hold your breath while reading
and enjoy a great adventure
which will amaze you. This book
will teach you that wild animals
can be more affectionate than
people. The book describes the
life of White Fang, a wolf which
is tamed and learns to love his
master.

Be a cheerleader
Show your child that you are
proud of their new skills. Use
praise words: brilliant, well done,
excellent, you did it without any
help!
Go hunting
Go on a Letter Hunt or a Word
Hunt. Make a game of spotting
and counting letters or words in
a text.
Make reading a
family activity
Read regurarly to your child and
share the supporting role of
your young reader with as many
family members and friends as
possible.
Just enjoy
During the stage when your
child is still reading slowly and
with some effort, make sure you
also take time to enjoy just reading to them.
Remember, your long-term
aim is for your child not just
to learn to read, but to enjoy
books so that reading becomes a lifelong habit!
Enjoy your reading adventure
together!

Reference: Learn to read and write. A parents guide, Lucy Marcovitch, Lyn Wendon. Letterland International Ltd. 2012.

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COALA PRIMAR I GIMNAZIUL OLGA GUDYNN - O COAL PENTRU VIA


ntr-un moment n care educaia trece prin schimbri majore, OGIS aduce ca noutate n peisajul nvmntului romnesc un concept de
succes o coal n care copiii se simt ca ntr-o cas primitoare. coala Olga Gudynn este locul unde copiii vin i nva cu plcere, unde i
descoper pasiunile i talentele, este locul unde profesorii sunt partenerii elevilor, mprtindu-le nu numai cunotine, ci i valori i modele
comportamentale.
FIECARE COPIL CONTEAZ
Scopul colii Olga Gudynn este abordarea holistic a copilului, ajutnd, astfel, la meninerea sntii corpului i a minii. Motivaia pozitiv i
ncrederea n forele proprii, profesionalismul cadrelor didactice i varietatea oportunitilor de nvare au dus la obinerea unor rezultate colare
deosebite la concursurile naionale i internaionale, precum i la performane remarcabile n domeniul artei, sportului i al limbilor strine.

OLGA GUDYNN INTL SCHOOL


Educaie personalizat de la 2 la 15 ani
Text: Olga Gudynn Foto: Mihai Chersin

lga Gudynn International School (OGIS) este o instituie de nvmnt precolar, primar i gimnazial, nfiinat n anul 2001, acreditat naional de MECTS i recunoscut internaional, cu predare bilingv, romn-englez.
OGIS gzduiete, n cele 5 locaii, un numr de peste 600 de copii de diferite naionaliti, cu vrste cuprinse ntre 2 i 15 ani.
Rezultatele elevilor i profesionalismul cadrelor didactice au poziionat coala noastr n liga profesionitilor, att pe plan naional, ct i
pe plan internaional.
OGIS face parte din cea mai prestigioas organizaie de recunoatere a colilor internaionale din Europa, European Council of International Schools, este membru asociat n Council of British International
Schools i deruleaz parteneriate cu instituii de nvmnt din Elveia, Marea Britanie, S.U.A. i Germania.

CURRICULUM
Procesul instructiv-educativ se desfoar conform Curriculumului Naional i Curriculumului
Cambridge ESOL, cu o deschidere larg ctre studiul limbilor strine i ctre o palet variat
de activiti artistice, sportive i de dezvoltare personal. n fiecare clas sunt echipe de cte
doi profesori, care lucreaz difereniat, innd cont de ritmul fiecrui copil. Niciun copil nu este
lsat n urm, organizndu-se grupuri de studiu sau programul Unu la Unu. Studiul intensiv al
limbii engleze ofer elevilor notri o ans n plus n cariera educaional i, mai apoi, profesional. Limba englez este predat att de profesori romni, ct i de profesori internaionali.
Alte limbi strine studiate sunt: germana, franceza i spaniola.
CREATIVITATEA I DEZVOLTAREA PERSONAL
Activitile extracolare i cluburile organizate n coal i ajut pe elevi s-i dezvolte creativitatea, gndirea critic i spiritul inovativ. Elevii nva s lucreze n echip, s realizeze proiecte,
particip la evenimente umanitare, ecologice, la cluburile de art, cultur general, muzic,
dans, teatru, sport, nva s scrie articole pentru revista colii, transmit tiri la radio, vin cu
propuneri n Consiliul Elevilor, merg n vizite tematice, n tabere, astfel, participnd activ la propria lor educaie.
FACILITI I INVESTIII N INOVAIE
Cei 12 ani de experien, ne-au ajutat s implementm cele mai bune practici ale unor sisteme educaionale de succes, mbinnd metodele tradiionale cu cele moderne, oferind, astfel,
o educaie de calitate i o coal dotat la cele mai nalte standarde. Facilitile pe care le
oferim elevilor notri: laboratoare, bibliotec, atelier de art, table interactive, cabinet de consiliere, bazin de not, teren de baschet, sal de sport, cantin proprie.

GRDINIA OLGA GUDYNN


Grdiniele noastre sunt un trm de basm, unde copiii vin cu plcere, se simt n siguran i iubii, unde nva lucruri interesante ntr-un
mediu calm i relaxant, propriile experiene fiind baza dezvoltrii personale.
La aceast vrst, cea mai potrivit metod de lucru este jocul,
acesta fiind cheia filosofiei grdinielor noastre.
Copiii particip la ore de limba englez susinute de profesori internaionali, la cluburi de limba german, actorie, art, muzic, dans, jocuri
de echip, excursii i vizite tematice.
CURRICULUM
Procesul instructiv-educativ se desfoar conform Curriculumului
Naional, fiind mbogit cu teme i discipline din Curriculumul Early
Years Foundation Stage i folosind tehnici de predare moderne,
interactive, materiale didactice performante i dotri la standarde internaionale.
Limbile de predare i de conversaie sunt engleza i romna, astfel
nct copiii s poat comunica n ambele limbi. OGIS este alegerea
potrivit pentru familiile care i doresc o grdini i o coal unde
copiii i dezvolt mintea, creativitatea i spiritul.

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educaie

Grupa
Baby
Ceea ce nva copilul n primii ani de via
reprezint mai mult de jumtate din ceea
ce va nva tot restul vieii.

opilria timpurie reprezint cea


mai important perioad din via,
prin faptul c tot ceea ce facem
pentru copil la aceast vrst fraged i va pune amprenta asupra dezvoltrii
ulterioare a acestuia.
Ideea central este aceea c fiecare copil
este unic, iar unicitatea lui reprezint punctul
de plecare n toate deciziile luate n privina
lui. Tot ceea ce tim, credem i gndim
despre copil trebuie s se reflecte n tot ceea
ce facem pentru el. Cu ct ne vom apropia
mai mult de el i l vom nelege mai bine,
cu att vom nva mai mult despre cum s
ne raportm la el i cum s-l ajutm s se
dezvolte pe deplin.
Grdinia este mediul ideal pentru accelerarea dezvoltrii cognitive a copiilor
Grupa baby ofer copiilor ocazii de explorare, relaionare i nvare. Copilul se nate
pregtit s nvee. Tocmai de aceea, includerea lui n colectivitate de la o vrst mic l va
ajuta s nvee din interaciunea cu ceilali i
utilizndu-i toate simurile.
Pare greu de crezut c jocul cu ppuile i
cuburile i va ajuta pe copii s se transforme
n aduli pe care te poi baza. ns, jucndu-se alturi de ceilali din grup, copilul i
dezvolt creativitatea i imaginaia, nva
s gndeasc i s se descurce n situaii
problematice, i dezvolt noi aptitudini i
capaciti. Toate achiziiile dobndite n primii
ani de via i vor da ulterior un grad ridicat
de autonomie i independen.

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Iat cteva idei simple pe care educatoarele din Grdiniele Olga Gudynn vi
le mprtesc:
Cuttorii de comori curiozitatea celor
mici este unanim recunoscut, drept pentru
care e binevenit o activitate n care ei vor
avea ocazia s scormoneasc, s descopere obiecte ascunse ntr-o grmad cu nisip,
cu mlai sau fin;
Pictura cu plmue copiii ador s
foloseasc acuarelele i s creeze lucrri cu
totul i cu totul originale, mai ales cnd pot
folosi mnuele n loc de pensule; mbrcai-v n tricouri vechi pe care nu le mai
folosii i mprietenii-v cu culorile. ncurajai
copiii s se joace liber, s foloseasc culorile
chiar dac acestea ajung pe hinue sau pe
obiectele din jur;
Ldia fermecat copiii pot decora o
cutie banal, folosind hrtie, staniol, fundie,
ambalaje de la bomboane i o pot folosi ca
pe o cutie magic, n care s depoziteze
figuri geometrice, jucrii mici, fructe sau
legume utile n cadrul altor jocuri;
Instrumente muzicale originale copiii
se distreaz realiznd i folosind instrumente
din borcane n care adaug cantiti diferite
de paste, pietricele, semine.
Un rol deosebit de important la aceasta
vrst l are educatoarea:
Educatoarea joac rolul cristalului care
polarizeaza lumina difuza i o transform in
raze, care se rspandesc ntr-un splendid
curcubeu.
S. Herbiniere Lebert

arly childhood is the most important


period in life, as all we do for children, when they are very young, will
have consequences in their further
development. The main idea is that every
child is unique, and his uniqueness will be
the starting point in all the decisions made
for him. All we know, believe and think about
children has to be echoed in all we do for
them. The closer the relationship, the better
we will understand them, and the more we
will learn about how to help them reach their
full potential.
The nursery is the ideal environment for
advancing the childs development.
The child is born ready to learn. Thus, introducing him into a community from an early
age will help him learn by interacting with
others and using his senses.
What the child learns in the first years of life,
represents more than half of what he will
learn in his whole life.

Primii 3 ani sunt cei mai


importani n dezvoltarea copilului
Entertain your baby brain!

Here are just a few simple ideas from our teachers that can be used
by the parents at home:
Treasure seekers childrens curiosity is a well-known fact, so an activity in which
they search for hidden objects in a pile of flour or sand, is always a good call.
Hand painting children love using paints and creating original drawings, especially
when they can use their hands instead of brushes.
The magic box children can decorate a simple box, using paper, tinfoil, ribbons,
or candy wrapping and use it to keep small toys, plastic fruits and vegetables for other
games.
Original musical instruments children have fun creating and using instruments
made out of jars in which they add different quantities of pasta, stones or seeds.

About Baby Group


by Claudia Stoica,
Principal at Olga Gudynn Intl School - Cotroceni Branch

It seems hard to believe that playing with


dolls and cubes will help children become
reliable adults! However, playing with colleagues, they develop their creativity and imagination, learn to think and manage difficult
situations, develop new skills and become
independent. An important role is played by
the teacher at this age: The teacher is like
the crystal which polarizes the diffuse light,
turning it into rays which form a wonderful
rainbow. (S. Herbiniere-Lebert).
Through these type of activities, the childrens need to know, communicate, relate
and create is satisfied. Its important to
provide our children with the possibility to
explore, to colour and move, to build, but,
most of all, its important to make them feel
motivated to take action.

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Despre
clasa pregtitoare
Foarte muli prini au ntrebri legate de aceast noutate n nvmntul
romnesc clasa pregtitoare. Stm de vorb cu Elena Riedl, unul dintre directorii
educaionali de la Olga Gudynn Intl School care ne spune mai multe despre acest
subiect pe ct de controversat, pe att de important n dezvoltarea celor mici.
Ce aduce nou clasa pregtitoare?

outatea o reprezint trecerea acestei clase pregtitoare n


cadrul nvmntului primar, ca prim treapt de colarizare. Astfel, precolarul pete ctre un spaiu nou, cu
cerine i informaii noi, iar toate acestea trebuie s-l atrag
i s-i dea ncredere.
Ce nseamn mai exact clasa pregtitoare? Ce ar trebui s tie prinii care i nscriu copiii n clasa pregtitoare?
Aa cum o sugereaz i numele, clasa pregtitoare este o pregtire
a copilului precolar pentru urmtoarea etap coala. Consider c
perioada pe care o petrece copilul n clasa pregtitoare este un ingredient important n deschiderea apetitului pentru studiu i nvarea
din plcere pe parcursul ntregii viei. Clasa pregtitoare este etapa
premergtoare clasei I, n care nu volumul cunotinelor primeaz, ci
ctigarea ncrederii n sine, pregtirea copilului pentru coal.

Ce este important s nvee copiii la aceast vrst, n


clasa pregtitoare?

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i buni - copiii pot schimba lumea

n primul rnd trebuie s nvee s caute singuri rspunsuri, si dezvolte gndirea critic, imaginaia, creativitatea, s nvee s
gestioneze singuri anumite situaii, gsind soluii. Concret, la Comunicare n limba romn - elevii sunt familiarizai cu alfabetul, nva
literele mari i mici de tipar i le recunosc pe cele de mn. Pentru
scrierea literei de tipar se pot alege diferite variante: modelarea literei
din plastilin, scrierea n aer, la tabl sau decuparea literei din diferite
reviste sau ziare, confecionnd cri sau mini jurnale. De asemenea,
elevii i scriu singuri numele, scriu mesaje pe cri potale pentru
prini i bunici, se joac de-a doctorul i copiaz reete, particip
la ore de antrenament grafic, confecioneaz litere din scobitori sau
compun propoziii scurte. Chiar dac le mai scap greeli, ceea ce
este normal la aceast vrst, i ncurajm s se joace cu literele i
s exerseze cu plcere. La Matematic i Explorarea mediului, elevii
descoper lucruri din natur i astfel nva noiuni matematice pe
baza celor observate: numr frunze i flori n parc, fructe i legume
la pia sau animalele la Zoo i ferm. Corelarea noiunilor nvate cu

realitatea i ajut pe copii s-i nsueasc mai uor noiunile predate.


De asemenea, scriem n caiete, folosim tabla interactiv i ne mprietenim cu numrtoarea.
Este foarte important s implicm copiii, indiferent de vrsta lor, n ct
mai multe activiti extracurriculare, oferindu-le, astfel, posibilitatea
de a nva din propriile lor experiene: ieiri n parc, vizite la muzee,
teatru, picnic n aer liber, excursii tematice.
Cluburile opionale joac i ele un rol esenial - cluburile de Arts &
Crafts, limba german, dans, Self Control sau actorie contribuie la
dezvoltarea holistic a copiilor.

Ct de important este studierea unei limbi strine la


aceast vrst?
n grdiniele noastre, limba englez este studiat intensiv nc de la
grupa baby, prin activiti specifice vrstei, conform curriculumului
Early Years Foundation Stage. Orele desfurate cu profesori internaionali dezvolt auzul fonematic i abilitile de conversare ale copiilor.

Ce prere avei despre locul unde ar trebui s se organizeze clasa pregtitoare: n grdini sau n coal?
Indiferent de locul unde se desfoar clasa pregtitoare, la grdi
sau la coal, important este s corespund din punct de vedere al
dotrilor, al spaiului, al msurilor de siguran i al pregtirii cadrelor
didactice.
Elevii din Olga Gudynn Intl School sunt norocoi pentru c pot
continua clasa pregtitoare fie n grdini, fie n coal, n funcie de
alegerea prinilor. Fiind Consoriu colar, clasele pregtitoare pot fi
organizate att n coal, ct i n grdini.
Acest lucru constituie un avantaj pentru viitorii colari, care pot asimila toate noutile de ordin educativ, n acelai mediu familiar i prietenos. Revenind la dotri i baza material, n clasa pregtitoare, unde
eu predau, la fel ca i n celelalte clase pregtitoare din OGIS avem:
tabl clasic, smartboard, coluri tematice: colul de lectur, de art,
colul tehnic, de tiin, jocuri de mas, jucrii variate, att pentru

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Spune-mi i voi uita, arat-mi


i poate mi voi aduce aminte,
implic-m i voi nelege!
~ Confucius

Copiii nva cel mai uor cnd


nu-i dau seama c nva

Ioana Moldovan, despre experiena lui Filip la clasa pregtitoare


A fost
dragoste la
prima vedere
cu Olga
Gudynn Intl
School, i
acum facem
mpreun cei

About the Reception Class


fete, ct i pentru biei, costume de teatru
pentru jocurile de rol, truse de tiin. Spaiul
de joac este amenajat cu leagne, jocuri de
curte, o mini-ferm i o grdin cu flori.
n recreaii, copiii i petrec foarte mult timp
afar, se joac, se relaxeaz, aceste activiti
fiind eseniale la aceast vrst.

Ce calificare trebuie s aib un


cadru didactic de la clasa pregtitoare?
Cadrele didactice care predau la clasa
pregtitoare pot avea dubl specializare
profesor n nvmntul precolar i primar
sau specializare profesor n nvmntul
primar. n Grdiniele i coala Olga Gudynn,
pe lng calificri i specializri, punem mult
accent pe: implicarea, pasiunea, motivaia
pozitiv i valorile morale ale cadrelor didactice, care sunt insuflate copiilor. Astzi nu
mai este suficient doar pregtirea academic, ci i dezvoltarea holistic a copilului,
pregtindu-l pentru via. Noi considerm c
fiecare copil este unic i, de aceea, oferim
o educaie personalizat. Ce se potrivete
la un copil nu se aplic tuturor. De aceea,
este important s adaptezi metodele folosite
i s-i planifici activitatea, innd cont de
grupul de copii cu care lucrezi. Este important s compari fiecare copil cu propriul lui
exemplu, i s evii s-l compari cu ceilali
colegi, pentru a nu-l demotiva. Aceste
aspecte cntresc foarte mult n dezvoltarea corect a copilului, poate mult mai mult
dect dotrile i locaia.

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any parents have questions


about the Reception Class a
new concept in the Romanian
educational system. Elena
Riedl, one of the Principals at Olga
Gudynn Nurseries, tells us more about
this subject which is both controversial
as well as extremely important in a childs
development.

What new things does the reception


class bring?
The first thing would be the fact that now
the Reception Class is part of the primary
system, as the first stage of schooling. Thus,
the pre-schooler enters a new space, with
new requirements and information, and all
this has to be appealing to him and give him
confidence.

What does the reception class


mean exactly?
The reception class is meant to prepare the
child for the next step-school. I think that the
period spent by the child in the reception
class is an important ingredient in stimulating
the childs interest to study, while developing
the long-life desire to learn. The reception
class is the step before the first grade, in

About Reception Class


by Elena Riedl, Principal at
Olga Gudynn Intl School

which developing the childs self-confidence


and preparing him for school is more important than the volume of knowledge.

What should children learn at this


age, in the reception class?
First of all, they have to learn to seek answers on their own, to develop their critical
thinking, imagination, creativity and learn
how to manage different situations, to find
solutions. Concretely, in Language and
communication, children get used to the alphabet; they learn the capital and lowercase
letters and to recognize handwritten ones.
There are several techniques to help children
learn how to write: shaping the letter out
of modelling clay, cutting the letters out of
newspapers and magazines and making
small books and journals.
Even if they sometimes make mistakes,
which is perfectly normal at their age, we
encourage them to keep exercising and play
with the letters.
In science class they discover things in
nature and with help, they learn how to
count and add. The connection between the
knowledge they gain and nature helps them
understand what they are being taught.
Its very important to involve children, regardless of their age, in extracurricular activities
and give children the opportunity to learn by
doing.
The optional clubs also have an essential
role: arts and crafts, German, dance, self
control and drama contribute to the holistic
development of the children.

mai frumoi pai ctre via!


Nu ne-am nelat ateptrile i ne-am dorit
s nvm unul de la cellalt.
Am descoperit un loc, unde n fiecare
diminea am venit cu plcere, cu bucurie i cu dorina de a afla. Un loc n care
toate provocrile au devenit realitate, unde
dragostea prinilor a fost preluat de Miss
Elena, Miss Roxana i Miss Alina.
Filip nu a fost obligat s fac lucruri, ci a fost
condus s le descopere singur.
Bucuria prin care descoperea lucruri
noi, mediul creativ, au fcut din Filip un
bieel sigur pe el, ncreztor, pozitiv,
vesel, dornic s afle ct mai multe.

How important is studying a foreign


language at this age?
In our nurseries, English is studied intensively
from the baby group on, according to the
Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
The classes held by the international teachers develop childrens communication
abilities.

What is your opinion regarding the


location of the reception class: in
the nursery or in the school?
Regardless of the location, what is important
is for the facilities to accommodate childrens
needs.
The students in Olga Gudynn Intl School
are lucky because they can continue their
studies both in the nursery, as well as in the
school.
The reception classes in our school have
cutting-edge facilities with black boards and

Ioana Moldovan, about Filips


experience in Reception Class
It was love at first sight with Olga
Gudynn Intl School, and now we take
the most beautiful steps together.
Our expectations were not deceived and
we wanted to learn from each other.
We discovered a place in which we came
with pleasure every morning and with the
desire to learn and find out new things.
It is a place where all the challanges
became reality, where the parents love is
echoed by the teachers love: Miss Elena,
Miss Roxana and Miss Alina.
Filip was not obliged to do things, but led
to discover on his own.
The joy of discovering new things,
the creative environment, made Filip
be self-confident,
positive, happy and willing
to find out more.

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smartboards, learnign centers: science,


technique and the arts.
The playground has swings, outdoor games,
a mini-farm and a flower garden.
During breaks, the children spend time
outdoors playing.

What studies and qualifications are


required in order to teach at Reception Class?
The recpetion class teachers are qualified
both for pre-primary and primary education.
In our teachers, we look for involvment,
passion, positive motivation and the moral
values which they transfer to the children.
Today, academic development is not
enough.
This is why we focus on creating holistic
personalities, preparing children for life.
We know that every child is unique and this
is why we offer personalized education.

NVA CU NOI!

Mai multe informaii despre


clasa pregtitoare pe site-ul
www.olgagudynn.ro seciunea
prini.

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educaie

De ce educaia britanic? Ce
are acest sistem diferit fa
de celelalte? Cum reuete
educaia britanic s se
numere printre cele mai bune
sisteme educaionale?
Universitatea din Sheffield, de
exemplu, ofer o educaie la cele
mai nalte standarde. Se numr

NOI
TENDINE
N EDUCAIE
Cu doar 2 decenii n urm, tot ce conta n Romnia pentru
a avea succes pe plan academic i profesional era s ai
cunotine teoretice solide. Acum, universitile i angajatorii caut: abiliti practice, creativitate i gndire critic.
L-am rugat pe Dr. Dimitrios Nikolaidis, Directorul Departamentului de Economie i Business de la City College
International Faculty of Sheffield University s ne spun
pe ce ar trebui s se axeze un copil i de ce abilitile
menionate mai sus sunt att de importante.

a fel ca majoritatea lucrurilor din zilele noastre,


educaia se schimb
rapid. Informaia circul
foarte repede, iar lucrurile autentice sunt tot mai rare. Acum
civa ani, autoritatea profesorului era de necontestat. Acum,
lucrurile sunt diferite i conceptul
de educaie este n tranziie. O
diplom de la o universitate de
renume este important, dar
nu este un panaceu. Teoria
trebuie mbinat cu practica,
implicnd elevii n proiecte reale.
coala trebuie s ofere acestora
oportunitatea de a se dezvolta,
de a-i exprima talentele. nc
se pune accentul pe memorare

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i nu pe gndirea critic, nc se
caut teoriile i nu aplicarea lor.
Familiarizarea cu valori precum
etica, integritatea, respectul pentru cei din jur, responsabilitatea
i dezvoltarea unei personaliti
complexe, astfel nct copiii s
aib simul umorului, entuziasm
i s fie pozitivi, ar trebui s fie
la fel de importante precum
geografia sau geometria. Este
timpul ca sistemul educaional
s fie supus unei schimbri.
Atenia trebuie pus pe dezvoltarea personalitilor care s fie
formate din caliti umane, cu
atitudini pozitive i dorina de a
contribui, de a crea, i nu doar
pe transmiterea de cunotine.

Gndire critic, este cel mai


disputat termen din educaie.
Putei s ne spunei mai
multe despre cum poate fi
dobndit ?
Este extrem de adevrat. Exist
studeni care nu au auzit niciodat termenul. Lucrm foarte
mult cu ei pentru a-i mbunti
aceast aptitudine, trebuie s
i nvm pe studenii notri s
compare lucrurile, s deslueasc nelesul de dincolo de evident, atunci cnd citesc ceva, i
s sintetizeze informaia culeas
din mai multe surse. Gndirea
critic este un element vital nu
doar pentru studeni, ci i un
factor decisiv n viaa de zi cu
zi, ajutndu-ne s ne argumentm punctul de vedere i s fim
convingtori ntr-o conversaie,
acestea fiind calitile cheie pe
care le caut orice angajator la
un proaspt absolvent.

printre primele 100 de universiti din lume, ocupnd poziia


66. Ca nivel de satisfacie n rndul studenilor este n primele
10 universiti din Marea Britanie.
Vrem s: dezvoltm personaliti
holistice, punnd accentul pe
etic, profesionalism, pe dorina
de a nva i de a progresa,
pe determinare i concentrare,
pe un sim al lumii reale i pe
bune abiliti n comunicare,
micornd distana dintre lumea
academic i cea profesional.

Ce abiliti ar trebuie s-i


dezvolte copiii pentru a avea
succes mai trziu n via?
Ar trebui s ne ntoarcem
la lucrurile de baz. Prinii,
mpreun cu profesorul, ar trebui
s dezvolte o serie de caliti
care s influeneze pozitiv viaa
copiilor. Trebuie ncurajate valori
care s le dezvolte potenialul:
dragostea pentru munc,
integritatea, flexibilitatea, grija fa
de societate, pasiunea pentru
progres i dezvoltare.

De ce a lansat Universitatea
din Sheffield programele i
n Romnia? Este publicul
roman deschis ctre noile
tendine n educaie?
n anul 2006, Universitatea din
Sheffield a adus n Romnia
programele de Executive MBA.
Anul trecut am mbogit oferta
prin programul de masterat n
Marketing, Publicitate i Relaii
Publice, desfurat n parteneriat
cu SNSPA. Ceea ce am remarcat n cei 8 ani de cnd venim n
Romnia este dorina oamenilor
de a nva, susinut de nivelul
ridicat de cunotine i abiliti
critice.

Avei doi copii: un bieel i o


feti. Pe ce punei accentul
n educaia lor?
Dincolo de cunotine, care sunt
absolut necesare n tot ceea
ce facem, ncercm n mod
constant s i nvm pe cei doi
copii, care sunt nc mici 5 i
8 ani, multe dintre valorile deja
menionate: s fie optimiti i
s iubeasc ceea ce fac, s fie
persevereni n orice demers, s
fie orientai ctre rezultatul final
pe care s l obin prin munc,
s fie sensibili fa de cei din
jur. ncercm s i nvm s i
respecte pe ceilali i s fie recunosctori pentru ceea ce au.

Trends in education
are shifting very fast. Less than
2 decades ago, what seemed
to matter most in Romania, for
academic and work success,
was having a solid theoretical
knowledge. Now universities
and employers are looking for
practical skills, creativity and
critical thinking. We asked Dr.
Dimitrios Nikolaidis, Head of the
Business Administration and
Economics Department at City
College-International Faculty of
Sheffield University to tell us
what should a
child focus on,
why the abilities mentioned
above are so important and what
the new trends in
education are.

time for a total re-construction of


educational systems. The focus
must be on the development of
complex personalities useful to
society, with human qualities,
with positive attitudes and with
a willingness to contribute, to
creativity, and not simply to the
transfer of dry knowledge.
Why a British education?
How does a British
education manage to rank
among the best in the world?

2006, with the Executive MBA


program. Last year we enriched
our programs in the country by
offering a Master degree in Marketing, Advertising and Public
Relations, in cooperation with
SNSPA. What we have seen
during these 8 years that we
have been here is an eagerness
to learn and a very high level of
intellectual and critical ability.
Critical thinkingits the
most spoken of term in

s with
many
things
in our
time, education
is changing as
well; and it is
changing rapidly. On the one
hand, knowledge
is moving very fast; on the other
hand, there are no more authenticities. Years ago the professor
was THE oneNo one would
doubt his words. Now things
are rather different and the
whole mentality in education is
in transition. A degree from a
well-known university is something very important, but not a
panacea. We should enhance
learning by combining theory
with practice, by engaging the
students in real-life projects. The
school should provide students
with opportunities to developing themselves, and to express
their talents. Schools still focus
on rote memorization and not
on critical thinking. It still looks
for theories and not for practical
applications. Why should these
attributes be less important than
Geography or Geometry? It is

The University of Sheffield, for


example, offers a first-class
education. It is ranked among
the best 100 universities in the
world (66th) and among the top
10 UK universities for student
satisfaction.
We want to develop all around
personalities with knowledge,
ethics, professionalism, eagerness to learn and improve,
determination, focus, a sense of
the real world, good communication skills, flexibility and a team
player mentality, while closing
the distance between the corporate world and academia.
Why did Sheffield bring its
programmes to Romania? Is
the Romanian public open to
the new trends in education?
The University of Sheffield
has been in Romania since

education, lately. Can you


tell us more about it and how
it can be achieved?
There are students coming to
College who have never heard
the term before. We work very
hard with them in order to
improve this skill. We need to
teach our students to compare
and contrast; to try to understand when reading, to look past
the obvious, to synthesize after
reading various points of views,
and to infer based on certain
assumption. Critical thinking
is a vital element not only for
students, but rather an integral
element of our lives: in decision
making, in justifying our actions,
in delivering concrete communication and in being an active
participant in decision making
processes while building on their
critical evaluative and presenta-

tion skills. These are seen as key


skills which employers expect
graduates to bring to the work
place from University.
What abilities and skills
should a child develop in
order to succeed later in life?
I strongly believe that we should
go back to the basics. The parent on one side along with the
teacher on the other side should
develop a variety of attributes
which will positively affect the
childs life. We
need to instill
such characteristics in our
children so that
we increase the
potential they
will have: love
for hard work,
ethics, integrity,
flexibility, care
for society, passion for
progress and
development.
You are a
proud father
of a little boy
and girl. What
do you focus
on, in their education?
Besides knowledge, which is by
default necessary in everything
we do, we are constantly trying
to instill in our two kids, which
are still very young, 5 and 8,
many of the principles mentioned earlier: to be ethical and
have integrity in anything they
do; to be optimistic and to love
what they do; to have passion
and persistence, to be results
oriented and to try their best
by working very hard in life, to
be sensitive and show care for
other people. We try to teach
them to respect others.

Sheffield Scholars at:


www.sheffield.ac.uk/sheffieldscholars

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educaie

Profi

Amazing
Teachers

de profi
C

opiii te tiu ca
doamna nvtoare, dar noi tim c
acas eti mai mult
dect att...

Acas sunt n primul rnd


mmic i soie i n al doilea
rnd partener de joac, prieten i educator. Am un bieel
minunat de 3 ani, Vlad, i un so
extraordinar. Ei mi ofer energia
necesar i starea de bine de
peste zi, fericirea mea pleac de
acas i din lucrurile pe care le
cldim mpreun n familie.
Sunt o mmic, spun eu, ca
oricare alta, care i iubete puiul
i ar face orice pentru buna lui
dezvoltare, mi place s m joc
foarte mult cu el, indiferent de
momentul zilei.
Cum reueti s obii performane cu elevii ti i n
acelai timp s fii un cadru
didactic iubit?

Sufletete, copiii mei sunt toi,


att Vlad, ct i cei de la coal.
Petrec foarte mult timp cu ei,
cu elevii la coal, cu Vldu
acas, astfel nct simt c toi
mi aparin. i iubesc pe toi i le
spun acest lucru n fiecare zi.
Consider c elevii nva mult mai
uor atunci cnd le face plcere.
Orele mele nu sunt doar nite
ore de predare, sunt adevrate
experiene pentru copii, construim mpreun leciile, i implic activ
i i ncurajez n permanen.
Oferindu-le mult dragoste i ncredere, ei m rspltesc cu respect i pasiune pentru a nva.
M bucur c am gsit n sfrit o
coal n care se pune mare pre
pe educaia pozitiv, ceea ce nseamn c relaia dintre profesori
i elevi este una de prietenie. n
coala Olga Gudynn, profesorii
nu se limiteaz la manuale sau
la programa colar, ci transmit
elevilor mult mai mult.
Care sunt momentele tale
preferate din timpul sptmnii?
Momentele mele preferate sunt
acelea n care copiii mi zmbesc
sau mi mulumesc. De asemenea, ador momentele cnd, n
timp ce le transmit copiilor noi
informaii, se lumineaz i spun

n gura mare: Am neles... ce


simplu este! mi plac dimineile
pline de energie cnd revd
copiii de la coal, mi place ziua
de luni cnd copiii sunt mai vorbrei, mai plini de energie pentru
c doresc s-mi povesteasc n
detaliu ce au fcut n weekend.
mi plac serile, pentru c, dup o
zi plin de evenimente la coal,
mi pot mbria familia i m pot
destinde prin jocuri amuzante i
relaxante.
Care sunt cele mai mari
provocri ca mam, dar ca
profesor?
Ca mam a dori, ca n orice context de via, s fiu un
exemplu permanent i foarte
solid pentru copilul meu. Dac la
coal copiii nva n timpul unor
lecii organizate, acas, n familie,
copilul mic nva din exemple,
prin imitaie.
Cea mai mare provocare a mea,
ca mam, este ca n permanen, fiul meu s vad un echilibru
i o armonie n mine. Ca profesor, a dori s transmit copiilor,
dincolo de coninuturi necesare
examenelor i concursurilor
colare i valori umane.

by Ana Lungu

Children know you as teacher


Flori, but we know that at
home, you are much more
than that...
At home Im a mother and a
wife, but also a playpal, a friend
and a teacher. I have a wonderful 3 year old boy, Vlad, and an
amazing husband. They give me
energy for the entire day and my
happiness starts at home, from
the things we build together. Im
a mum like any other mum, who
loves her child and would do
anything for his wellbeing and
healthy development. I like playing with him a lot, regardless of
the time of day.
How do you manage to make
the students love you, while
also stimulating them to obtain outstanding results?
Emotionally, they are all my
children, both Vlad and the
children from school. I spend a
lot of time with the students and
with Vldu, so I feel that they all
belong to me. I love them, and I
tell them this every day. I believe
that students learn best when
they like doing it. My classes are
not just simply teaching courses,
but real experiences we build
the lessons together, I get them

actively involved and I constantly


encourage them. Offering them
love and confidence, they reward
me with respect and passion for
learning. I am glad that I finally
found a school which focuses
on positive education, which
means that the relationship
between the teacher and the
students is one of friendship. In
Olga Gudynn School, the teachers dont use just school books
and the curricula in the teaching
process, but offer the children
much more.
What are your favorite moments in a week?
My favourite moments are the
ones in which the children
smile and thank me. I also love
the moments when, while I
am teaching, the faces of the
children brighten up as they
understand what I am explaining; they suddenly say: Now I
understandits so simple!
I love the mornings full of energy
when I see my students, and especially Monday mornings, when
the children are more talkative
and want to share every detail of
their weekend. I also love evenings, when, after a busy day, I
can hug my family and relax by
playing fun games with my son.

What are the biggest challenges, as a mother, or as a


teacher?
As a mother, I wish that regardless of the context, I will be a
permanent and solid model for
my child. If at school the children
learn in an organized manner, at
home, in the family, the young
child learns through examples,
through imitation.
The biggest challenge of all is,
as a mother, to constantly make
sure that my child finds balance
and harmony in me. As a teacher, I wish to impart much more
than knowledge, to also instil in
my students moral values.

Sfaturi utile:
- Ascult-i copiii - dincolo de
cuvintele lor se ascund triri
dintre cele mai intense.
- ncurajeaz-i copilul s viseze
i s-i propun lucruri; sprijin-l
n realizarea lor.
Useful tips:
- Listen to your child - their
words mask some of the most
intense feelings.
- Encourage your child to
dream and suggest new things.
Support him in turning his
dreams into reality.

Elevii clasei a III-a


ne recomand s
citim:

Furtul diamantului uria o


carte plin de haz, din care vei
afla aventurile oricelului Stilton.
Printre personajele haioase se
numr: Geronimo, Agentul
secret Zero Zero Ka, Bunicul
Traian Janc, Sally Rasmaussen,
Molly Rasmaussen i Umbra
Rasmaussen. Nu v pot dezvlui
mai multe din aceast carte
minunat. V las s aflai singuri,
savurnd aventurile minunate!
by Daria Achim, clasa a III-a,
coala Olga Gudynn

Povestiri istorice este o


introducere n tainele istoriei
care cuprinde multe povestiri ce
redau faptele de vitejie ale domnitorilor romni, de la Burebista
i Decebal, pn la Vlad epe,
tefan cel Mare, Mihai Viteazul
i alii. Recomand aceast carte
tuturor colegilor mei, deoarece
i pot mbogi cunotinele i
pot afla lucruri interesante despre
istoria rii noastre.
by Andrei Opriescu, clasa a III-a
coala Olga Gudynn

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pentru WEEKEND-uri n familie


Rupe mcar o bucic din agenda de lucru i relaxeaz-te mpreun cu familia. Vei
vedea ct de distractiv poate s fie i, n plus, vei avea mult mai mult putere de munc.

Iat cteva din evenimentele care se petrec vara aceasta, n


Bucureti i pe care vi le propunem:

Here are some of the events that will be happening in


Bucharest this summer:

13 MAI - The Beatles


Orchestra
Phoenix Entertainment are
plcerea de a v prezenta,
n premier n Romnia, un
concept muzical inedit.
Publicul este invitat la
Sala Palatului s asiste la
spectacolul The Beatles
interpreted by Bucharest
Symphony Orchestra.
Muzica memorabil a legendelor de la The Beatles va fi readaptat i interpretat n manier clasic.
Orchestra va fi nsoit de un toboar i de un cor format din 15 voci.
Dou genuri de muzic, aparent diferite, se vor mbina armonios ntr-o
prestaie extraordinar, plin de virtuozitate, care se adreseaz att
fanilor rockului clasic, ct i simpatizanilor muzicii clasice.

13 May The Beatles


Orchestra
Phoenix Entertainment has
the pleasure to present
you, for the first time in
Romania, a inovative
musical concert. The
public is invited to the
Beatles Show interpreted
by the Romanian Orchestra at Sala Palatului. The
memorable music of the
legendary The Beatles will be interpreted in a classical manner.
Joining the orchestra will be a drummer and a choir of 15 voices.
Two music genres aparently different will be harmoniously combined
in an extraordinary show designed both for the fans of classical rock
as for the ones of classical music.

14-16 iunie 2013 Street Delivery


Strada Arthur Verona este deschis publicului, amenajat cu proiecte i idei frumoase.
Evenimentul are loc n Bucureti, Timioara i
Iai. n fiecare din aceste orae, strada este
nchis traficului auto i se transform ntr-un
spaiu destinat pietonilor pentru plimbare
i implicare n activiti artistice i sociale
deosebite. n acest an programul conine
numeroase aciuni dedicate familiilor cu copii.
http://www.streetdelivery.ro/
21-23 iunie 2013 Jazz
in the park este un festival verde al muzicii bune.
Un week-end de muzic
n Parcul Central din Cluj
Napoca. Evenimentul este
deschis publicului larg i are
invitai artiti cunoscui din
lumea ntreag. Pe scene se
va cnta jazz, blues, folk i
muzic clasic, toate live i n
aer liber.
http://www.jazzinthepark.ro/

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14-16 June 2013 - Street Delivery on


Arthur Verona street in Bucharest - this
is an event that takes place every year in
Bucharest, Timioara, and now Iai. In each
of the cities, a street is closed for the auto
traffic, becoming a space for pedestrians to
stroll and take part in various artistic, social,
enlightening activities. This year they have
prepared children friendly special activities.
http://www.streetdelivery.ro/
21-23 june 2013 Jazz in
the park is a green festival
born in America in the 1970s
dedicated to good music. A
whole weekend of live music
is happening in the Central
Park in Cluj Napoca. The
event is open to the public
and has international guests
names in jazz, folk and classical music You are encouraged
to come dressed up as jazzy
as possible.
http://www.jazzinthepark.ro/

Bucur-te de tot ce este n jurul tu! Joac-te! nva! Descoper!

Riscm?
Copiii neleg mult mai uor lumea din care fac parte dac au acces direct la ea.
Copiii trebuie s nvee cum s depeasc anumite situaii problem, trebuie s-i
asume riscuri controlate i provocri, pentru a nva s evite pericole mari.

nc de cnd se nasc, copiii sunt proiectai s descopere


lumea din jurul lor, s cerceteze, s caute rspunsuri i s se
aventureze ctre nou. Asemenea vapoarelor care au fost create s navigheze, dei ar fi mai n siguran dac ar fi acostate
n port, aa i copiii au nevoie de ct mai multe experiene din care
s nvee, s cunoasc lumea din jurul lor, s se bucure de via.
Copiii nu trebuie inhibai sau oprii din jocul lor doar pentru c se
murdresc, pot strica ceva sau se pot lovi. Dac le explicm i le
artm cum funcioneaz lucrurile, ei vor nva cum s se apere,
s fac fa provocrilor i s evite pericolele.
Ce copil sntos nu i-a fcut mcar un cucui sau o julitur n
genunchi? Cum poi s nvei s mergi pe biciclet dac nu nvei
mai nti cum s cazi?
Copiii nu trebuie crescui cu fric,
pentru c ei nva s se team
i nu se mai bucur de plcerea
jocului i a descoperirii, exact
cum s-ar ntmpla cu un vapor
frumos, lustruit, dar care nu ar fi
scos niciodat n larg, deoarece
cpitanul se teme ca vasul s nu
peasc ceva. Aa c vaporul i
pierde menirea pentru care a fost proiectat - aceea de a naviga
i de a descoperi locuri i oameni noi. La fel este i cu copiii.
Protecia excesiv i temerea de a nu se ntmpla ceva ru se
transmit n comportamentul copilului i i vor afecta ncrederea n
forele proprii, precum i evoluia lui personal i profesional la
maturitate.

funcioneaz puin diferit.


Bieii prefer spaiile mari, locurile cu mai multe pericole i
provocri, unde pot alerga n voie i unde se pot juca periculos:
s se caere n copaci, s fac echilibristic pe un zid sau pe un
butean, s taie lemne cu fierstrul, s foloseasc trusa de scule
a tatlui, s se joace de-a cowboii i indienii, s sar unde este
bltoaca mai mare i, de cele mai multe ori, s ajung acas cu
hainele negre de murdrie.
La vrstele mici, murdria poate fi frumoas i un mijloc de
a nva. Jucndu-se cu ceilali, copiii nva cum s-i dea fru
liber imaginaiei, ceea ce le va folosi foarte mult n procesul lor de
dezvoltare i cretere.

Riscul controlat este o

necesitate
ncrederea n tine i ofer
Copiii ai cror prini au o aversentimentul de siguran
siune fa de risc obin rezultate
interioar i este indispensabil colare slabe la teste i, de foarte
puine ori, reuesc s-i continue
studiile la faculti, spre deosebire
pentru a fi fericit.

De ce au nevoie copiii pentru a fi curajoi i fericii:


Copiii trebuie s se joace ct mai mult n natur: s caute
gndcei, omizi, flori, crengi din care pot construi adpost pentru
psrele, s se joace n bltoace pentru a studia mormolocii, s
fac forme din noroi i s simt mirosul pmntului. Toate aceste
mirosuri, triri, mai bine spus experiene, le vor rmne ntiprite n
minte i n suflet pe ntreg parcursul vieii. Legtura cu natura este
foarte important n dezvoltarea copiilor.
Fetele prefer locurile mici, jocurile statice i sigure, au mai
mult rbdare s deseneze, s se joace cu ppuile, le place s
caute scorburi pentru veverie, s culeag flori , s fac un ierbar,
s construiasc din pmnt case pentru furnici, s hrneasc
ppuile cu mncare fcut de ele din nisip, pe cnd bieii

de cei ai cror prini sunt mai


tolerani n ceea ce privete asumarea riscurilor.
Asumarea unor riscuri calculate face parte din procesul de
maturizare, de fapt joac un rol uria, spune Sarah Brown de la
University of Sheffield.

V putem sugera civa pai?


Creeaz pentru copilul tu ct mai multe situaii n care s-i
asume riscuri calculate n activitile zilnice.
Cnd eueaz sau nu reuesc s duc o sarcin la bun sfrit ,
vorbete cu copilul tu, ncurajeaz-l s mai ncerce.
Povestete-i ntmplri asemntoare din propriile tale eecuri i
cum ai reuit s treci peste ele.
Srbtorete fiecare succes, dar n aceeai msur discut
despre eecuri, pentru a nva s-i asume responsabilitatea
propriilor fapte.
nva-l s se apere, stimuleaz-i instinctul de conservare.
ncurajeaz-l s colaboreze, s dobndeasc sentimentul grupului, mai degrab dect s-i lauzi meritele competiiei nverunate.

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will harm his self-confidence,


as well as his personal and
professional development.
Here are a few steps to
follow in order to have brave,
happy and cheerful children:

T
IN
AZ E
G

BRIDGE

P
STO N!
I
W
and

HOOL MA
SC

Children need to play as


much as possible in natural
settings: look for bugs, flowers,
branches which they can use
to build shelters for birds; play
in puddles to study tadpoles;
make shapes out of mud
and smell the earth. All these
smells and experiences will
remain in childrens minds and
souls for the rest of their lives.
The connection with nature
is very important in childrens
development.
Children understand the
world they are part of, when they
have direct access to it.
Girls prefer smaller places,
static and safe games, they
have more patience to draw, to
play with dolls; they love looking
for squirrels hollows, picking up
flowers, making a herbarium,
building houses for ants out of
dirt, feeding their dolls with food
made out of sand. Boys, on the
other hand, behave differently.
Boys prefer big spaces,
more danger-filled places, and
challenging envinronments,
where they run and play
daringly: climb trees, balance
on a wall or on a log, cut wood
with a saw, use dads tool
box, pretend to be Cowboys
or Indians, jump in the biggest
puddles, and in the end, go
home with their clothes a mess.
At young ages, mess can be
nice and a means to learning.
Playing with others, children
learn to unleash their
imagination, which will be of
great use as they are growing
up and are developing.

E
H

From birth, children have


a natural urge to discover
the world around them, to
explore, to seek answers and
to adventure into the new.
Same as ships, which were
designed to sail, although
they would be safer in the
harbor, children need as many
examples as possible in order to
learn, to get to know the world
and to enjoy life.
Children need to learn how
to overcome certain difficult
situations; they have to take
small, controlled risks and
challenges, in order to know
how to handle real dangers.
Children should not be stopped
from playing just because
they might get dirty, damage
something or get hurt. If we
explain to them and show
them how things work,
they will learn to
defend themselves,
to face challenges
and to avoid
dangers.
What healthy
child didnt
have at least
a bump on
his head or a
scratch on his
knee? How can
you learn how to
ride a bike, if you
dont first learn how
to fall?
Children should not be
raised in fear, because they will
learn to be afraid and will miss
out on the fun of playing and
discovering. Just as a beautifully
polished ship, which never
leaves the harbor because
the captain is afraid that
something might happen to
the ship. The ship defies
its purpose for which it
was created - that of
sailing, discovering new
places and people. Its
the same with children.
Overprotection and the
fear that something bad
might happen are echoed
in the childs behavior and

Demonstreaz c eti un skater


adevrat i trimite-ne poze cu tine
la adresa redaciei. Poi ctiga
skateboard-ul CURB, construit
dup originalul care a fcut revoluie
n anii 80 n S.U.A. oferit de Microscooters.
www.micro-scooters.ro

Controlled risk is a necessity.


by Olga Gudynn

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Dac te j ci,
joac-te int ligent
by Matei Manea, clasa a IV-a,
coala Olga Gudynn

Ct i cum
folosim
calculatorul i
televizorul?
Ti-au spus vreodat prinii ti c unele jocuri video
nu sunt bune pentru tine sau c sunt prea violente?
Dac nu, atunci continu s citeti articolul.

1 Dvonn

2 Apples to Apples

3 Metro

Ai auzit vreodat de Clubul creierelor MENSA?

MENSA este un club internaional, care cuprinde persoanele cu un coeficient de


inteligen de cel puin 148 de puncte - punctaj cu care se poate luda mai puin
de 1% din populaie. Clubul MENSA are 110.000 membri n 100 de ri.

lubul a fost creat pentru a


favoriza contactele ntre
persoane inteligente. Pentru a
face parte din clubul MENSA,
trebuie susinut un test, care dureaz
40 de minute i pentru care nu este
nevoie de o pregtire specific.
Aceast organizaie alege o serie de
jocuri care sunt mijloace excelente
de antrenare a gndirii i un mod
nemaipomenit de a petrece timp liber
ntr-un mod instructiv.
Avnd n vedere faptul c pot fi jucate
de persoane cu vrsta cuprins ntre
4-99 ani Sunt convins c poate iei o
adevrat competiie n familie.
Iat cteva exemple de jocuri Mensa:

1 Dvonn
Un joc elegant, frumos i abstract. Dvonn
este un joc de aranjare i stivuire. n prima
faz, juctorii aaz piesele lor pe tabl. n
faza a doua, se mut aceste piese, formnd
stive. Atunci cnd orice pies devine izolat,
de piese Dvonn, acestea sunt eliminate de
pe tabl.

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2 Apples to Apples
Potriviri neobinuite de adjective i substantive fac acest joc minunat, distractiv.
O versiune Junior este, de asemenea,
disponibil.

method to train the brain, as well as to spend


your free time cleverly. These games are
recommened for people aged 4-99, so Im
certain that a competition between the family
members is due.

3 Metro

Here are a few examples of Mensa


games:

n acest puzzle inteligent, juctorii ncearc


s construiasc o linie de metrou ct mai
lung, rsucind-o prin ora.
If you want to play, be smart about
it!
Have you ever heard of MENSA International, the high IQ Society? MENSA is a
club known worldwide.
Its members 110.000, in 100 countries, have an IQ of over 148 points that
is in the top 1% of the population.
The club was created in order to facilitate
conections between intelligent people.
In order to become a member of the club,
you have to take a 40 minute IQ test.
The test doesnt require special training beforehand. This organization offers a
series of games which are both an excellent

1 Dvonn
An elegant, nice and abstract game. Davonn
is a game of arranging and piling. In the first
round the players arrange the pieces on
the board. In the second round, the pieces
are moved, creating piles. When a piece
becomes isolated by Davon pieces, it is
elimintated from the board.
2 Apples to Apples
The game consists of unusual combinations
of adjectives and nouns and is very funny.
A version for juniors is also available.
3 Metro
In this intelligent game, the players have
to build a metro line as long as possible
throughout the city.

Fiecare or petrecut zilnic


de copil n faa televizorului i
a calculatorului n perioada de
vrst 1-3 ani crete cu 28%
posibilitatea apariiei problemelor de
atenie n perioada de vrst 1-7 ani.

Utilizarea n exces a televizorului


i computerului duce la pierderea
capacitii de iniiativ i a
creativitii. Televizorul i
calculatorul nu pot fi excluse
in totalitate din viata copiilor si
pot fi folosite cumptat cu scopul
informrii, cercetrii i relaxrii,
alegnd cu grij programele i
informaiile transmise.

2
3

Pentru a v proteja de site-urile i


programele nedorite, putei instala
filtre software pentru limitarea
accesului.

Cel mai sczut nivel de


competene lingvistice l au chiar
copiii care se uit cel mai mult
la televizor. Cel mai eficient mod
de nvare pentru copii este
comunicarea cu ali oameni.

Linkuri utile:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/games/
http://www.nick.com/
http://pbskids.org/
http://www.primarygames.com/

n industria de jocuri este o gam variat


de jocuri de genul: Curse, Sport, FPS
i multe altele. Pentru copii nu sunt
recomandate jocurile violente, de aceea,
dac joci vreunul, trebuie s te lai de el ct
de curnd, pn nu ai s regrei.
Iat o ntmplare din experiena mea:
- Ah Iar am pierdut! Nu-mi place mouse-ul
sta! Se blocheaz calculatorul, nu am reusit
s omor toat echipa advers i am pierdut!
- Mihai, ce se ntmpl? ntreab mama.
- M-am suprat c nu am ctigat meciul i
am primit dou headshot-uri consecutiv.
- Nu crezi c ar fi bine s nu mai joci jocul
acela? Uite, deja eti suprat pe ceva care
nu exist n viaa real! Este virtual! Gndete-te ce ai fi fcut dac s-ar fi ntmplat asta
cu adevrat! Jocurile acestea nu-i fac bine...
- Cred c ceva foarte ru
n acel moment, am realizat ct de mult
mi duneaz jocurile cu lupte i mpucturi. Aceste jocuri dau dependen i i
afecteaz foarte tare creierul. De la aceste
jocuri poi s fi suprat, nervos, s nu vrei s
nvei sau s mnnci i nu este bine deloc!
Ca s m las de jocurile violente nu a fost
uor. n prima sptmn le-am jucat doar
n week-end, apoi le jucam numai duminica
i de fiecare dat cnd voiam s joc, m
gndeam la altceva i jucam alte jocuri.
Mama i vrea tot timpul binele. Chiar dac
uneori i se par lucrurile nedrepte, cnd ia
decizii, cnd vei fi mai mare i vei mulumi
pentru ce a fcut. Dac nu i-ar atrage
atenia, i nu i-ar explica ce-i bine pentru
tine, cnd vei fi mare i-ai reproa c nu te-a
indrumat pe calea cea bun.

In the game industry there is a wide variety


of games, such as: Curse, Sport, FPS and
many others. For children, violent games
are not recommended, therefore, if you are
playing one, you have to stop as soon as
possible, before you start regretting having
played them.
This is something that happened to me:
- OhI lost again! I hate this mouse! I lost
because the computer crashed and I didnt
get to kill the entire army of the opponent.
- Mihai, what is going on in there? asks mum
Im upset that I didnt win the game and I got
two headshots in a row.
- Dont you think it would be best if you didnt
play that game? Look, youre already upset
because of something which doesnt even
exist in the real life! Its virtual! Think of what
you would have done if this was actually going on! These games are not good for you.
I think something really bad
It was then that I realized how harmful
these games with fights and shootings
were to me. They are addictive and harm
your brain. These games can cause you to
be upset and angry, to not want to learn or
eat and this is not good at all! It wasnt easy
to stop playing these violent games. In the
first week, I only played them during the
weekend, then I only played them on Sundays and each time I wanted to play them, I
would think of something else and play other
games. Your mum always has your best interest at heart, even if sometimes things might
seem unfair, when youll grow up, youll thank
her for what she has done. If she didnt tell
you what is good for you, when you grow up
youll blame her that she didnt tell you what
was right.
by Mihai Peia, 6 grade student
at Olga Gudynn Intl School.

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ACCOR rempdurete Transilvania

Kids say GREEN!

mpreun cu colile din Romnia

Eco education starts in nursery and turns


into a long-life experience

E
Copiii spun
VERDE!
Iat c leciile de ecologie ncep nc din
grdini i continu tot restul vieii.

Angajaii de la Pullman Bucharest World Trade Center, Novotel City Centre i hotelurile
Ibis au plantat peste 500 de arbori n Parcul Natural Comana

CCOR - grupul hotelier care include


printre altele i
Hotelurile Pullman,
Novotel i Ibis, a plantat
peste 3 milioane de copaci
n ntreaga lume, ca parte a
proiectului de rempdurire
spijinit de Naiunile Unite.
n Romnia, n cadrul programului PLANET 21, Grupul ACCOR
a plantat copaci n Sibiu i
Sighioara, cu sprijinul a 930
de elevi implicai n activiti
de continentizare a efectelor defririi i n activiti de
rempdurire.
Defririle masive din
Transilvania au avut
consecine dramatice.
Pe de-o parte, vorbim despre
inundaiile din anii 1998-1999 i
2005 care au dus la alunecri
de teren. Pe de alt parte, biodiversitatea bogat a Transilvaniei
este ameninat: oamenii de
tiin estimeaz c ecosiste-

mele au nevoie s fie formate


din pduri n proporie de 50%
pentru a se putea regenera, iar
n Transilvania proporia este de
doar 35%.
Prosoapele noastre planteaz
copaci, a declarat Markus Koller,
Manager General al Pullman
Bucharest World Trade Center.
Proiectul Plant For The
Planet este finanat din
economiile realizate de
ACCOR.
De fiecare dat cnd un prosop
este refolosit de ctre un client,
hotelul direcioneaz 50%
din suma economisit ctre
proiectul desfurat n Romnia.
Suntem mndri s anunm
c n data de 19 Aprilie 2013,
copacul cu numrul 1.000.000
a fost plantat la Baraolt.
Ne dorim s ne stimulm
clienii, furnizorii i partenerii s
se alture msurilor luate de
noi, pentru protejarea mediului
nconjurtor.

Defriarea reprezint un dezastru pentru mediu. La


fiecare 3 secunde dispare o suprafa mpdurit
de dimensiunea unui teren de fotbal.

ACCOR - Hotel Group which


includes among others the
Pullman, Novotel and Ibis
hotels has planted over three
million trees worldwide as
part of a global reforestation
project supported by the
United Nations.
In Romania, within the PLANET
21 program, the ACCOR Group
has planted trees in Sibiu and
Sighisoara, with the support of
over 930 students involved in
awareness-raising and reforestation activities.
Massive deforestation in
the region has had dramatic
consequences.
For one, the floods of
1998, 1999 and 2005 had
disproportionate knock-on
effects due to the bare terrain,
causing landslides for example.
For another, Transylvanias very
rich biodiversity is threatened:
scientists estimate that
ecosystems need at least 50%

forest cover to be able to renew


themselves, whereas this cover
has dropped to less than 35%.
Our towels plant trees, declared
Markus Koller General
Manager at Pullman Bucharest
World Trade Center.
The Plant For The Planet
project is funded from the
savings made by the ACCOR
hotels.
Every time a towel is re-used
by a customer, the hotels pay
50% of the cleaning charge
saved, to the project in Romania.
Thats why were very proud
to announce that on April 19th
the no. 1,000,000 tree was
planted in Romania, at Baraolt.
We are committed to inspiring
our employees, our guests,
suppliers and business partners
to join us in taking measures to
protect the environment.
by Tiberiu Cpudean Marketing & PR Director Pullman
Bucharest World Trade Center

Deforestation is an environmental disaster. An


area the size of a football field disappears every 3
seconds

rimvara, n fiecare an, pstrm tradiia n Olga Gudynn Intl


School i mpreun cu alte asociaii ecologiste, ieim la
plantat de copaci.
Sute de copii, alturi de cadrele didactice i prinii lor,
sunt de partea naturii i nu rmn nepstori la semnalele trase de
organizaiile ecologiste care ne spun c: n zece ani, Romnia
risc s rmn fr pduri! O demonstreaz un studiu Greenpeace care avertizeaz c n fiecare an dispar 28 de mii de hectare
de pdure i c la fiecare or sunt retezate trei hectare.
Dac ne uitam n jurnalul nostru, numai anul trecut, copiii grdinielor
i colii Olga Gudynn au plantat 500 de copaci n comun Vidra
la invitaia Asociaiei Familie Sntoas. Proiectul s-a intitulat Mic i
Ecologist i a fost o experien extraordinar pentru copii, nvnd
c dei sunt mici ca vrsta, iniiativele lor nu trec neobservate.

very year, when spring comes, Olga Gudynn Intl School


continues the tradition together with other ecological associations planting trees. Hundreds of children, together with their
teachers and parents are on natures side and cannot remain
indifferent to the signals sent by ecological organizations which say
that in 10 years, Romania risks having no forests left. According to a Greenpeace study which warns us that every year, 28.000
hectares of forest disappear and that each hour, 3 hectares are cut
down. If we take a look in our journal, we see that last year alone, the
children at Olga Gudynn Nursery and School planted 500 trees in
Vidra, responding to the invitation of Familie Sntoas Association.
The project was called Mic i Ecologist and was an amazing experience for children, who learned that, although, they are young, their
initiatives are important.
Join the campaign
Mic i Ecologist Copiii nverzesc Romnia
Starting in autumn of 2011, the project Mic i Ecologist aims to engage Bucharest in offering everybody the right to fresh air and health,
by reforesting some important areas around Bucharest and not only.
In the Mic i ecologist forests, each tree has the name of the child
who planted it and who will continue to take care of it, just like in a
real family.
You can join our team, either by buying a tree and planting it with
your child, or by helping the children who are already enrolled in the
project, to plant the trees, by registering your name on the lists of
volunteers at contact@familiesanatoasa.ro
by Roxana Iordache

Alturai-v i voi Campaniei


Mic i ecologist Copiii nverzesc Romnia!
ncepnd din toamna anului 2011, proiectul Mic i ecologist i
propune s antreneze Bucuretiului, s susin dreptul tuturor la aer
curat i la sntate, prin mpdurirea unor importante suprafee de
teren din jurul Capitalei i nu numai.
Pe lng leciile teoretice despre ecologie, susinute de ctre AFS
i Smburel, bunul lor prieten de ndejde, copiii iau parte alturi
de membrii Asociaiei, specialiti silvicultori i pdurari, i la lecia
practic de plantare a unor copcei. Aa au luat i vor lua natere
pdurile Mic i ecologist, n care fiecare copcel va purta numele
copilului care l-a sdit. Astfel, toi copceii vor avea cte un printe
care s-i ngrijeasc i s-i ocroteasc ntocmai c ntr-o adevrat i
frumoas familie.
Putei s v alturai n continuare echipei, fie achiziionnd i
plantnd proprii copcei al copilului dvs, fie ajutnd copilaii nscrii
deja s planteze, ca voluntar, la contact@familiesanatoasa.ro
Olga Gudynn Intl School mpreun cu Asociaia Familia Ta
ncurajeaz copiii s nverzeasc Romnia!

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Exclusiv n magazinele Plafar!


pentru prini

ORL, gastroenterologie, endocrinologie, neurochirurgie, nefrologie, neuro-psihiatrie, dermato-venerologie, alergologie, penumologie,


ortopedie, chirurgie,cardiologie, psihologie,
EEG, ecografie, tomografiecomputerizat,
rezonan magnetic, analize de laborator,
vaccinri specifice.
Ct cost o zi de spitalizare n
Sanador?
Pentru internarea unui copil mpreun cu
nsoitorul n secia de Pediatrie a Spitlaului
Sanador se pltete o sum de 600 RON
/ zi, dac copilul este asigurat n sistemul
CNAS.

Despre Sanador
Suntem adepii unei medicini preventive, i pentru
aceasta pacienii sunt urmrii n evoluie cu programe
de alimentaie corect, greutate, talie i profilaxie prin
vaccinri recunoscute n Europa i SUA.
Cu ce vine nou Secia de Pediatrie
a Spitalului Sanador n domeniul
sntii?
Spitalul Sanador este cel mai mare spital
privat din ar i se remarc prin Unitatea de
Primiri Urgene aduli i copii (UPU), cu 14
linii de gard 24/24: Pediatrie, Cardiologie,
Neurologie, Obstetric-Ginecologie, ATI, Neonatologie, Chirurgie General, OrtopedieTraumatologie, Urologie, Computer Tomografie, Ecografie, Radiologie Convenional,
Laborator, Medicin de Urgen. Acest lucru
face posibil investigarea copiilor cu diverse
patologii.Consultaiile pot fi efectuate i n
regim de urgen sau la domiciliu.
Sanador ofer i abonamente de pediatrie, n
baza crora copiii beneficiaz de toate serviciile medicale de care au nevoie, n baza
recomandrii medicului personal pediatru.
Avem o curiozitate: dac o mmic are
o urgen n toiul nopii, poate veni cu
cel mic la secia de pediatrie?
n ceea ce privete Departamentul de
Pediatrie a Spitalului Sanador, acesta ofer

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asisten medical 24 de ore din 24 pentru


copiii cu vrste cuprinse ntre o lun i 18
ani, acest lucru fiind valabil i n ceea ce
privete camera de gard.
Astfel, o mam ngrijorat de starea de
sntate a copilului su poate veni oricnd
la spital.
Ce poate implica examinarea copilului?
n ceea ce privete examinarea copilului,
aceasta poate fi nsoit i de investigaiile
necesare la nalt nivel tehnic i cu protejarea
copilui. Se ine permanent cont de faptul
c se lucreaz cu copii de diferite vrste
i cu caractere diferite de aceea se face
permanent parteneriat ntre prini , copii i
personalul medical.
Ce putei s ne spunei despre serviciul
de urgen din cadrul Seciei de Pediatrie a Spitalului Sanador?
n cadrul Spitalului Sanador funcioneaz i
ambulatoriul de pediatrie, n cadrul cruia
copiii pot beneficia de consultaii de pediatrie
i alte specialiti pediatrice: oftalmologie,

What does the Pediatrics Ward of


Sanador Hospital bring new to the
health field?
The Sanador Hospital is the biggest private
hospital in Romania and it stands out due
to the Emergency Room for children and
adults, with 14 specialties on call 24/7:
Pediatrics, Cardiology, Neurology, Obstetrics Gynecology, Neonatal Care, General
Surgery, Orthopedics, Urology, Cat Scan,
Conventional Radiology, Laboratory, Emergency Medicine, ATI.
This makes the examinations of children with
different pathologies possible.
We are oriented towards preventive medicine, thus patients are monitored in their
evolution through diet programmes, prophylaxis and vaccinations approved in Europe
and U.S.A.
Check-ups can be also done in case of
emergencies or even at the patients home.
Sanador also offers a pediatrics membership, which means that children benefit
from all the medical services they need, as
a result of a referral made by the primary
pediatrics doctor.
We are curious: if a mother has an
emergency in the middle of the night,
can she come with her child to the
Pediatrics Ward?
As far as the Pediatrics Ward of Sanador
Hospital is concerned, it offers 24 hour medical assistance for children aged 1 month
- 18 years. This means that a worried mum,
who has a concern about the health of her
child, can come anytime to the hospital.
What can the examination of the child
involve?
As far as examining the child is concerned, it
can also include highly technical tests, while
also protection of the child.

Programri
Programrile se fac la:
Call Center: 0219699.
Spital Sanador: Str. Sevastopol, nr 9,
sector 1, Bucureti.
Clinica Decebal: B-dul. Decebal nr.1,
sector 3, Bucureti
Clinica Victoriei: Str. Dr. Dimitrie Sergiu
nr. 26-28, sector 1, Bucureti
Clinica Bneasa Park: Bneasa
Business & Technology Park, Sos.
Bucureti-Ploieti nr. 42-44, sector 1,
Bucureti.

For an appointment:
Call Center: 0219699
Sanador Hospital: Sector 1, Sevastopol Street, nr. 9, Bucharest
Decebal Clinic: Sector 3, Decebal
Bld, nr. 1, Bucharest
Victoriei Clinic: Sector 1, Dr. Dimitrie Sergiu, nr. 26-28, Bucharest
Bneasa Park Clinic Bneasa
Business & Technology Park,
Bucureti-Ploieti Ave, nr. 42-44,
Bucharest

Laborator analize medicale: Str. Dr.


Felix nr. 32, sector 1, Bucureti.

Test Lab: Dr. Felix Street 32,


sector 1, Bucharest.

We constantly take into account the fact


that we are working with children of different ages and different characters, so theres
always a partnership between the parents,
the children and the medical staff.
How much does a day of hospitalization
cost in Sanador?
For a days hospitalization, including the person who comes with the child to the Pediatrics Ward of Sanador Hospital, you have to
pay 600 RON/day, if the child is insured by
the CNAS system.
What can you tell us about the
emergency service in the Pediatrics
Ward of Sanador Hospital?
In Sanador Hospital an emergency pediatrics service functions by offering children
pediatrics check-ups and other pediatrics
specialties: ophthalmology, ENT, gastroenterology, endocrinology, neurosurgery,
nephrology, neuro-psychiatrics, dermatovenerice, allergology, pneumology, orthopedics, surgery, cardiology, EEG, CT scan,
MRI, laboratory tests and specific vaccinations.

BIOSLINE IMMULENE JUNIOR


Nu contine gluten. Intareste sistemul imunitar. Cu indulcitor. Supliment alimentar.
Mod de utilizare
Se recomand 1-4 msuri de 5 ml de sirop
pe zi, ca atare sau diluat n ap. A se agita
nainte de folosire. A se pstra n frigider
dup deschidere.
Aciuni
Imulene Junior este un supliment alimentar
pe baz de suc de Echinacea i extract de
Cistus incanus i ajut la consolidarea sistemului natural de aprare al organismului, n
special n timpul iernii sau n alte perioade ale
anului n care organismul are nevoie. Echinacea purpurea ajut la creterea rezistenei
organismului i stimuleaz sistemul imunitar.
Cistus incanus sprijin funciile sistemului
respirator i ntrete sistemul imunitar.
Sucul de Ciree i de Soc ofer siropului un
gust foarte plcut i potrivit chiar i pentru
copii.

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pediatrie, ef secie pediatrie
Spital Sanador

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Copii, ce mancam primavara?

chimbarea de sezon este o


provocare, aa c o list cu
alimente ideale primvara este
i necesar i binevenit. Tot
ceea ce trebuie s faci este s-i umpli
farfuria cu aceste alimente ideale sau s
le combini.
Produsele alimentare, dac sunt
bine alese, n acord cu sezonul,
sunt adevrate medicamente. i pot
mbunti starea de spirit, puterea
de concentrare, energia, pielea i
metabolismul.

Nucile - cercettorii spanioli au


descoperit c cei care mnnc
nuci au niveluri mai ridicate de
serotonin ceea ce le asigura o
stare de spirit mai bun dect a
celorlali.
Spanacul - primvara fr spanac nu se poate. Spanacul este
o bun surs de fier.
O porie de spanac proaspt
face exact ceea ce face i o
ceac de cafea: te pune n
micare.
Oule - nu atepta Patele s
i faci plinul cu nutrienii din ou.
Glbenuurile sunt pline de
colin, un nutrient cheie pentru
regenerarea celulei nervoase i
pentru susinerea memoriei.
Ceapa verde - are n componena sa o serie de vitamine
i minerale care sunt de mare
ajutor organismul datorit faptului
c i mresc capacitatea de a
face efort fizic. n acest fel, ceap verde este un bun carburant
pentru energia fizic, mai ales
c multe persoane se confrunt
acum cu astenia de primvar.
Ridichile - au n componenta
lor o cantitate impresionant de
acid folic, fier i vitamina A, iar
studiile au demonstrat c acestea sunt aliai puternici n lupta
mpotriva cancerului. Ridichile
sunt foarte benefice n tratarea
afeciunilor stomacului, trateaz
cu succes bolile ficatului.

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Salata verde - este un aliment


excelent atunci cnd vine vorba
despre curarea arterelor i a
vaselor de snge, prevenind
astfel apariia bolilor de inim.
Cerealele - reprezint o
combinaie ideal de vitamine
i minerale, ceea ce ne va ajuta
s avem energia necesar n
aceast perioad. Este recomandat s consumm zilnic o
porie de cereale cu lapte sau
iaurt.

Kids, what
shall we eat
this spring?

hange of season
is a challenge so a
list of ideal foods
to eat in Spring
is very useful if we want to
keep healthy. All you have to
do is fill your plate up with as
many vegetables as possible. If well chosen, food
can be real medicine. You
can improve your mood, your
focus and boost your energy.
The foods mentioned are
beneficial for your skin and
metabolism.
Walnuts - Spanish researchers
found that those who eat nuts
have higher levels of serotonin

which ensures a better mood


than others.
Spinach - is a must in spring! It
is a good source of iron. Spinach does the same thing as a
cup of coffee: it gets you moving
for the entire day!
Eggs - dont wait for Easter to
get all your nutrients from eggs.
Yokes are full of choline, a key
nutrient for nerve cell regeneration and memory.
The green onion - is composed of several vitamins and
minerals that help your body
because it increases the capacity to exercise. In this way, the
green onion acts as a fuel for
physical energy, especially as
many people face spring fatigue.
Radishes - are made out of an
impressive amount of folic acid,
iron and vitamin A. Studies have
shown that they are powerful
allies in fighting against cancer.
Radishes are beneficial in treating stomach disorders and liver
disease.
Lettuce is an excellent food
when it comes to cleaning
arteries and blood vessels, thus
preventing heart disease.

ine
minte

mpreun cu copiii dumneavoastr. Ateptm


poze din timpul preparrii! Poft bun!
Cei care mnnc nuci
au o stare de spirit mai
bun.
Spanacul este o surs
bun de fier
Glbenuul
regenereaz celula
nervoas
Ceapa verde este un
bun carburant pentru
energia fizic
Ridichile trateaz bolile ficatului
Salata verde i
protejeaz inima
Mnnc cereale n
fiecare zi

Remember

Cereals - are an ideal combination of vitamins and minerals,


which will help us have the energy needed during this period.
It is advisable to eat a daily bowl
of cereal with milk or yogurt.

Those who eat walnuts


are in better spirits than the
ones who dont

by Iulia Bcran

The green onion acts as


fuel for physic energy

Our food should


be our medicine
and our medicine
should be our
food.
~ Hippocrates

Iat o reet simpl, pe care o putei face acas

Spinach is a good source


of iron

Radishes treat liver disease


Lettuce protects your
heart
Eat a bowl of cereal each
day

Turt dulce
40 de porii de turt dulce
Timp de preparare: 30 de
minute
Timp de coacere: 8 minute
Prenclzii cuptorul la 180 de
grade Celsius
Aluatul
500 g fin
350 g miere
100 g zahr
100g unt
1 ou
O lingur cacao
10 g bicarbobat de sodiu
3 linguri de lapte
40 g mixtur mcinat din:
scorioar, cardamon,
nucoar, cuioare, anason,
coriandru
Glazura
350 g zahr pudr
1 albu de ou
2-3 picturi de zeam de
lmie
Se bate albuul foarte tare, se
pune zahrul pudr i zeama
de lmie.
Se amestec mierea cu untul
i zahrul ntr-o crticioar
cu fund gros, se pune pe foc
foarte mic. Cnd zahrul este
complet topit, stingem focul
i lsam amestecul s se
rceasc 3 - 4 minute.
Adugm oul, o lingur de
cacao, mixtura de mirodenii i
amestecm bine. Adugm fai-

na dat prin sit i frmntm


sau mixm pn la nglobarea perfect. Vom obine
un aluat extrem de lipicios i
neasculttor.
La sfrit adugm bicarbonatul dizolvat n 3 linguri de
lapte i frmntm bine pn
se ncorporeaz.
nvelim aluatul n folie de plastic
alimentar i l lsm n frigider
24 de ore
Dup timpul de repaus,
mprim aluatul n 2 buci
i ntindem fiecare bucat pe
planul de lucru foarte bine
nfinat ntr-o foaie subire de
3 5 cm.
Decupm aluatul n diferite
forme i aezm turta dulce
ntr-o tav cu hrtie de copt.
Se coace 8 minute la o
temperatur de 180 grade.
Dup ce se rcete, se
glazureaz.

Gingerbread
Heres a simple recipe that
you can cook together with
your children. We look forward to receiving photos.
Enjoy!
Serves: 40 gingerbreads
Preparations: 30 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Level of difficulty: medium
Preheat the oven to 350 F/ 180
C/ Gas 4

Dough
500 g of flour
350g honey
100g sugar
100g butter
1 egg
A spoon of cacao
3 spoons of milk
40g of grounded mixture: cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg,
cloves, anise, coriander
Topping
350g powder sugar
1 egg white
2-3 drops of lemon juice
Beat the egg white until very
stiff; add the powder sugar and
lemon juice.
Mix the honey with the butter
and sugar in a pot and heat
them together, when the sugar
is almost melted, remove from
the heat and stir the mixture for
3-4 minutes, until it cools.
Add the egg, a spoon of cacao,
a mixture of spices and we stir
well, we add the strained flour
and we knead until we have a
sticky and elastic dough. Add
the baking soda mixed with
milk and cover the dough in
plastic and leave it in the fridge
for 24 hours. Cut the dough
in different shapes and we
place the gingerbread in a tray
covered with backing sheet
and cook for 8 minutes at 180
degrees. After the gingerbread
cools, we add the topping.

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Inspiring
Communication

UN CUVNT PENTRU TTICI


Taii joac un rol fundamental n construirea personalitii i n educarea copiilor, ncepnd de la naterea lor i pn cnd acetia devin
aduli.
Orice bieel i idolatrizeaz tatl. Pentru biei, tatl este cu siguran, cel mai important brbat din lume spune Croft n Connection-between-father-and-son.
Relaia pe care un brbat a avut-o cu tatl su n copilrie va prefigura modul n care bieelul devenit adult va face fa stresului cotidian,
ii va manageria relaiile i propria imagine, spune Kayo n Why a
Good Relationship Between Dad and Son is Important

The language of telling vs.


The language of suggestion

e-ar fi, dac n urma


unor simple conversaii, am putea
determina cu precizie
ce i motiveaz sau i demotiveaz pe copiii notri ntr-un anumit
context? Ct de mult ne-ar ajuta,
dac observndu-le fiziologia,
am ti exact n ce stare emoional se afl?

Carol Dermengiu este


facilitator acreditat la Londra
pe domeniul Neuro-Linguistic
Programming sau Language &
Behaviour Profile.

Care ar fi calitatea comunicrii i relaionrii cu copiii


notri, dac am ti s folosim un limbaj irezistibil de
influenare pentru a le trezi
curiozitatea i interesul?
Cu toii ne dorim copii cu zmbetul pe buze, pasionai i plini
de via. Iat cteva aspecte
eseniale de care prinii trebuie
s in cont cnd se gndesc
la formarea unei personaliti
sntoase a copiilor:
Ce i face pe fiecare dintre ei

Cu toii ne dorim copii


cu zmbetul pe buze,
pasionai i plini de via.

unici? Care sunt dorinele i


nevoile fiecruia dintre ei? Care
sunt particularitile firii, personalitii, nativitii lor?
Inspiring Communication
Un Must-Know, pentru toi cei
care contientizeaz c marea
majoritate a situaiilor neplcute
i a conflictelor de acas, de la
coal sau de la locul de munc
sunt create de o comunicare
neadecvat.

Avantajele utilizrii Inspiring


Communication pentru copii:
ne ajut s identificm cu
exactitate setul de valori al
copiilor notri, precum i ierarhia
importanei lor;
permite monitorizarea tiinific
a evoluiei comportamentale a
copilului, cu intervenia de finee
a prinilor i educatorilor n
procesul de modelare a viitorilor
aduli.

hat if you could


tell what motivates
or demotivates
your child after
just a few simple conversations?
How much would it help us if we
knew, just by looking at them,
exactly what their mood is?
What would the quality of
communication and relationship with our children be,
if we knew how to use an
irresistible language that influences them, arousing their
interest and curiosity?
We all want happy and passionate children. Here are a few
essential aspects that parents
should take into consideration
so that their children will have
strong personalities: What
makes each one of them
unique? What are their needs
and desires? What are their particularities in terms of character,
naivety and personality?

Inspiring
communication is
A must know for all those
who are aware of the fact
that most unpleasant
situations that occur at
home, at work or in a
relationship are a result of
poor communication.
The advantages
of using Inspiring
Communication for
children:
It helps us identify
accurately our childrens
set of values as well as
the way they prioritize
them
It allows the scientific
observation of the childs
behavioural evolution,
with the delicate
intervention of the parents
and teachers in the
process of shaping them
as future adults.

The person with the most flexibility of behavior has


the highest probability of achieving the responses /
outcomes they desire

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Un super ttic trebuie:


s fie o prezen permanent n toate momentele cheie din
viaa copilului su. Att n copilrie, ct mai ales n adolescen, fiul,
n special, are nevoie de o imagine masculin puternic, deci, va lua
drept model imaginea tatlui su pentru a-i construi, astfel, personalitatea. Absena tatlui va duce la dezechilibru emoional i chiar la
probleme comportamentale, care pot aprea n timp.
s ndrume, s informeze, s educe i s se distreze alturi
de copilul su. Nu este lips de masculinitate s fii nelegtor i
protector!
s consoleze copilul dac acesta simte nevoia, s-l mbrieze
i s-i spun c i va fi mereu alturi.
s creeze diferite ritualuri, mai multe, dac are mai muli copii:
un salut deosebit, o urare de noapte bun, un cntec, o strmbtur.
s se distreze, hrjonindu-se alturi de copil.
s se implice n educaia copilului n egal msur cu mama.

A WORD FOR DADS


Fathers play a key role in building their childrens personality and in
their education from the childs birth until adulthood.
A young boy idolizes his father. For boys, the father is without
a doubt the ultimate man in the world, says Croft in Connectionbetween-father-and-son. The relationship a man had with his father
growing up will strongly predict how well the grown son will handle
life stressors, his own relationships and his self-image, says Kayo in
Why a Good Relationship Between Dad and Son is Important.
A super daddy should:
be a constant presence in his childs life. In his childhood and,
especially, in his adolescence, a son needs a strong male figure in
order to build his personality. A fathers absence will lead to an emotional imbalance and to troubled behaviour.
guide, inform, educate and have fun with his children. You are
not less of a man if you are protective and sympathetic.
console, hug and reassure his children; give the feeling that he
will always be there for them.
create his own rituals: an exclusive goodbye handshake, a
goodnight saying, a song, a funny face.
having fun, playing with his kids.
equally involved in his childrens education as is his wife.

Juan Martinez
International Teacher at
Olga Gudynn Intl School

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Micuul tu e timid...?
acesta l eticheteaz ca
fiind timid, i rspunzi c
nu este aa i c va vorbi
atunci cnd va dori el.
Numindu-l timid nu vei
face dect s-i accentuezi timiditatea, iar el se
va simi ruinat. Unii copii
sunt prin firea lor nesociabili i nu este nimic ru
n acest lucru, pn la un
punct. Este nevoie s-l
accepi aa cum este,
lui
de
a
fi.
n
genere,
i
fr a-l compara cu ali
sihologul elveian
este team s nu fie
copii i s-l sprijini, s-l
C.G. Jung a artat c
pedepsit, neneles, s
ncurajezi acolo unde
nc de la natere copiii
nu greeasc, s nu fie
are nevoie, astfel nct
au o predilecie fie fa
potenialul
Fulgii de zpad sunt printre cele mai fragile lui s fie
lucruri ale naturii, dar uit-te ce pot face cnd valorificat.
Sunt
se lipesc Vista M. Kelly
numeroase
respins i criticat. Dac
exemplele de copii timizi
de lumea interioar, fie
te compori cu el n
care, la maturitate, i-au
fa de cea exterioar.
acest mod, se va simi
atins potenialul. i putem
n general, un copil timid
devalorizat, ceea ce i va
aminti pe Albert Einstein,
este introvertit i sensibil.
accentua nchiderea n
care a nceput s
Prefer s petreac timp
sine. Cnd te ntlneti
vorbeasc la 4 ani i s
de unul singur, evit
cu un cunoscut i copilul
citeasc la 7, fiind descris
contactul cu persoane i
se ascunde n spatele
n coal ca nesociabil i
situaii noi, este emotiv i
tu, nu ajut s ncerci
vistor sau pe Thomas
nu se simte confortabil
s-l faci s interacioneze
Jefferson, care, n 4 ani
s fie n centrul ateniei.
cu cellalt, ci s-i resde preedinie n S.U.A, a
Nu este nimic n neregul
peci propriul ritm i s-l
vorbit n public o singur
cu asta. Timiditatea nu
prezini celuilalt. Dac
dat. Chiar i talentatul
este alegerea lui, ci felul

Explicaii medicale

Influena Prinilor

Se pare c la copiii
extrem de timizi are
loc o activitate mrit
la nivelul amigdalei,
partea din creier rspunztoare de controlul emoiilor, ceea ce i
face s fie mai stresai
i mai anxioi.

Anumite trsturi i
atitudini ale mamei
sunt relaionate cu
timiditatea copilului:
supraprotecia, autoritatea, anxietatea i
stresul.

Fox A, Shelton SE,


Oakes TR, Davidson
RJ, Kalin NH. Trait-Like Brain Activity during
Adolescence Predicts
Anxious Temperament
n Primates.

Coplan RJ, Arbeau


KA and Armer M.
Dont Fret, Be Supportive! Maternal
Characteristics Linking Child Shyness
to Psychosocial and
School Adjustment n
Kindergarten

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Stresul la natere
Se pare c stresul
resimit la natere sau
imediat dup are o
influen puternic n
ceea ce privete dezvoltarea lor social.

Schmidt LA, Miskovic V, Boyle MH and


Saigal S. Shyness
and Timidity n Young
Adults Who Were
Born at Extremely
Low Birth Weight

Jim Carrey a fost n


copilrie foarte linitit i
nu avea muli prieteni.
irul poate continua.
Toate aceste personaliti
timide au ajuns celebre,
avnd ncredere n
propriile fore, acesta
fiind motorul prin care au
reuit s-i mplineasc
visele.
Copiii au nevoie nc de
mici s le fie cultivate
ncrederea i stima de
sine.
Iat cteva sfaturi prin
care-l poi ajuta pe
copilul timid:
Observ ce i atrage
atenia i direcioneaz-l
spre acele activiti pe
care la nceput le poate
face singur, apoi, treptat,
cu ali copii.
ndrum-l s-i nvee
pe cei mai mici ceea
ce el deja a deprins. E
important s simt c noi
avem ncredere n el.
nva-l gesturi simple:
s zmbeasc, s fac
un compliment, s mulumeasc altei persoane,
s-i priveasc n ochi pe
ceilali.
nva-l cum s nceap o discuie cu un alt
copil. Poi merge tu prima
dat spre acesta pentru
a ncepe discuia.
Arat-i cum s intre
ntr-un grup. Convinge-l
c aceast tactic funcioneaz de fiecare dat.
ncurajeaz-l s-i fac
prieteni. Dac observi c
un anumit copil l place,
spune-i acest lucru.
Caut mpreun cu
el subiecte interesante.
Poi exersa jocul de rol
mpreun cu cel mic,
punndu-l n diferite
situaii, astfel nct el, s

fie pregtit atunci cnd


se confrunt cu o situaie
nou: cum ne comportm atunci cnd cerem
ntr-un magazin lucruri
de care avem nevoie?
Cum s-ar fi comportat Alb-ca-Zpada n aceast
situaie? Dar Superman?
De fiecare dat, ai grij
s-i lauzi reuitele, chiar
dac ele sunt minore.
Spune-i ce i place i
ce apreciezi la el, avnd
grij ca, n diferite situaii,
s-i scoi n eviden
calitile i abilitile.
De fiecare dat cnd
are iniiativ, laud-l.
Pentru ca anumite comportamente s fie ntrite,
revin-o asupra lor: Te
felicit pentru felul n care
ai vorbit cu Felix azi!
E important s nu-l lai
s se nchid n sine. De
aceea, asigur-i locuri n
care s cunoasc ali copii, nscrie-l la grdini,
du-l la diferite cluburi sau
activiti recreative care-i
fac plcere.
ntlnete-te din cnd
n cnd cu prieteni care
au copii i invit-i pe
acetia la aniversarea lui.
Este totui nevoie s
existe o limit n toate
acestea. Unui astfel de
copil i face plcere s
petreac timp de unul
singur i este n regul s
acceptm asta i s ne
comportm ca atare.
Plecnd de la aceste
sfaturi, fiecare printe
poate inventa activiti
care s-i fac plcere
copilului i s-l ajute s-i
depeasc timiditatea.

Is your little one shy?


A

ccording to C.G.
Jung children have
a tendency to choose
between the inner world
and the outer world
from birth. Generally, a
shy child is introverted
and sensitive. He would
rather spend time by
himself; he will avoid
interacting with other
people or new situations. Also, he will not
feel comfortable being
the center of attention.
There is nothing wrong
with this. Being shy is not
his choice, but the way
he is. Generally, he is
afraid of being punished,
misunderstood, criticized
and rejected.
If he is punished or
misunderstood, he will
not feel cherished and
his self-confidence will
diminish. When you meet
somebody and your child
hides behind you, it will
not be helpful if you try
to make him interact with
a certain person. You
should respect that he
has his own pace when
it comes to socializing,
and introducing himself
to people. If he is labelled
shy, you will stress the
fact that it is not the
case and add that he will
speak when he is ready
to.
Calling him shy will only
make matters worse and
he will feel ashamed.
Some children are simply
not very sociable and, up
to a point, there is nothing wrong with it. You
should accept the child
the way he is, without
comparing him to other
children, and support
and encourage him, so

as to make the most of


his potential.
There are many shy
children that became
famous and successful:
Albert Einstein started
speaking when he was
four and reading when
he was seven. He was
labelled antisocial. Another example is Thomas
Jefferson, who, in his
four years as President of
the United States, spoke
only once in public.
Even the talented Jim
Carrey was a very quiet
child who did not have
many friends. All these
people became famous
because they were selfconfident.
Parents have to nurture
childrens self-confidence
and self-esteem from the
earliest ages.
Here are some tips
that you might find
useful:
Notice what your child
is interested in and encourage him to participate in the activities that
he can do on his own
and later on together with
other children.
Encourage him to
teach younger children
what he already knows. It
is important that he feels
trusted.
Teach him a few simple
gestures such as saying
something nice or thanking somebody.
Teach him to start
a conversation with
another child. To set an
example, you can initiate
such a discussion.
Show him how to become part of a group.
Encourage him to
make new friends. If you

notice that another


child likes him, tell
him this.
Seek interesting
subjects that he
likes. Try role-plays,
thus practising
with him different
situations, so he is
prepared when he
encounters something new: what
do we say when
we want to buy
something from a
store How would
Snow White react in

. Snowflakes are one of natures most fragile things,


but just look what they can do when they stick together - Vista M. Kelly
this situation?
What about Superman?
Make sure that you
praise his success each
time, even when its a
minor one.
Emphasize his qualities
and abilities and stress
the things that he did
right: Congratulations
for the way you talked to
Felix today.
Make sure he doesnt

isolate himself: take him


places where he can
meet other children,
send him to nursery, enroll him in different clubs
or relaxing activities that
he likes.
Once in a while, get
together with friends
who have children and
invite them over for his
birthday.
Parents who have shy

children should remember one thing: they


have a huge potential
to become successful
adults as long as their
self-confidence is nurtured. These tips can be
a starting point that can
help parents find other
activities that might help
their children to overcome shyness.

Medical proof

Parents influence

Birth stress

Extremely shy children


have higher than
normal activity in the
amygdala, a part of
the brain that controls
emotions and triggers
reactions to anxiety.
They respond more
strongly to stress and
are anxious in situations that non-shy
peers find safe.

Certain characteristics of the mother are


linked to the childs
shyness. Thus, attitudes such as overprotection, authority,
anxiety and stress
can cause a child to
be shy.

It seems that exposure to stress before,


during or even shortly
after birth can have
a strong influence on
social development.

Fox A, Shelton SE,


Oakes TR, Davidson
RJ, Kalin NH. Trait-Like Brain Activity during
Adolescence Predicts
Anxious Temperament
n Primates.

Coplan RJ, Arbeau


KA and Armer M.
Dont Fret, Be Supportive! Maternal
Characteristics Linking Child Shyness
to Psychosocial and
School Adjustment n
Kindergarten

Schmidt LA, Miskovic V, Boyle MH and


Saigal S. Shyness
and Timidity n Young
Adults Who Were
Born at Extremely Low
Birth Weight

pentru prini

Copilul hiperactiv

Copilul hiperactiv - o binecuvntare care cere mult rbdare

um putem s-l
ajutm pe copilul
hiperactiv, n calitate de
printe sau educator?
Copilul hiperactiv este
uor de recunoscut:
caracterizat de o nevoie
continu de micare, o

neputin de a sta locului


mai mult timp, o agitaie
la nivelul minilor i al
picioarelor, acest copil
se plictisete repede i,
n timpul unei activiti,
i mut scaunul de la
locul lui sau se ridic n

picioare. i este dificil s


stea linitit i s se joace
cu ali copii.
Prinii pot transforma
hiperactivitatea ntr-un
avantaj, aplicnd cteva
sfaturi utile:
ncurajeaz-l s practi-

ce un sport. Poate ncerca notul, jogging-ul, dar


i diferite forme de arte
mariale (tai-chi, wushu)
sau yoga, care-l vor ajuta
s se relaxeze i s se
concentreze.
Creeaz-i copilului
tu un spaiu n care s
se retrag ori de cte
ori simte nevoia. Copiii
hiperactivi vor avea momente n care au nevoie
s se liniteasc. Ai grij
s aib acolo obiectele i
jocurile preferate.
ncurajeaz-i copilul s
ia o pauz cnd simte c
nu mai poate continua,
dar amintete-i c trebuie
s ncerce s duc la
bun sfrit ceea ce a
nceput.
n cazul copiilor mari,
i va ajuta s aib un
jurnal n care s-i poat
aterne gndurile. Copilul
trebuie s tie c acest
jurnal este doar al lui i
c poate scrie orice n el.
ncurajeaz-i copilul
s-i vorbeasc despre
ceea ce simte. Asigur-l c l nelegi i c l
sprijini.

The hyperactive child


The hyperactive child a blessing that requires a lot of patience

ow can parents and


teachers help the
hyperactive child?
The hyperactive child is
easily recognizable: he
has a continuous need
for motion, an inability to
stand still and also a stir
in his hands and feet.
This child gets bored
quickly during an activity;
he moves his chair from
its place or stands up.
It is difficult for him to
sit quietly and play with
other children.
Parents can turn the

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hyperactivity of their child


into an advantage by applying some very useful
tips:
Encourage your child
to practice sports. He
can try swimming, jogging and different forms
of martial arts (taichi,
wushu) or yoga, which
will help him relax and
focus.
Create a place for
your child to go to
whenever he feels the
need for it. Hyperactive
children need to have

their quiet moments too.


Be sure that he will find
his favourite objects and
games in his quiet place.
Encourage your child
to take a break when he
feels that he cannot continue, but remind him that
he should try to carry on
with what he started.
Encourage your child
to talk to you about his

feelings. Make sure he


has your understanding
and all your support.
For older children,
some good advice would
be keeping a journal to
write their thoughts in.
The child must know that
this journal belongs to
him only, and that he can
write anything in it.

Stimuleaz-l mereu
Implic-l n activiti recreative diverse i ofer-i
posibilitatea de a alege
ntre mai multe variante:
cri de colorat, plastilin,
lut, instrumente muzicale,
benzi desenate, puzzle-uri,
board-games etc, ntruct
acest copil se plictisete
uor i are nevoie s fie
stimulat mereu.

Program organizat
Pstreaz aceleai ore
pentru momentele principale ale zilei: trezire/culcare,
mese, lecii.
Ofer-i un spaiu n care s
existe o saltea moale, una
de srit, jocuri wii, tenis,
fotbal, bowling, perne, sac
de box;
Redu ct mai mult consumul de zahr, pentru c intensific starea de agitaie.

Stimulate him all the


time
Involve him in different recreational activities and offer
him the choice between
several options: coloring
books, modelling clay,
musical instruments, comics, puzzles, board games
etc. because this child gets
bored easily and has
a need to be continually
stimulated.

Organized programme
Keep the same hours for
daily routines: waking up /
going to bed, meals, lessons. Give him a place with
a soft mattress, one for
jumping, wii games, tennis, soccer, bowling, pillow
punching bag; Reduce the
consumption of sugar as
much as possible because
it intensifies the level of
anxiety.

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pentru prini

Continum mpreun, dar separat

Together, but separated

tudiile arat c orice fel de conflict


existent ntre prini sau
chiar discuii aprinse,
i afecteaz pe copii i
c efectele pot aprea
att n copilrie, ct i la
maturitate.
Certurile ntre prini produc tensiuni i conflicte
care pot afecta personalitatea copilului.

Cum vd copiii
divorul
Unii copii se simt rspunztori de fericirea
prinilor i vor cuta pe
toate cile s ntreasc
relaia. Atunci cnd acest
lucru nu le reuete, ncep s se simt vinovai
pentru c nu au reuit
s-i fac pe prini s se
mpace.
Aceast situaie se rezolv atunci cnd prinii
evit implicarea copilului
n conflict.
Acesta simte c pierde
iubirea prinilor i c
va rmne singur, ceea

ce-i genereaz mult


suferin.
Dac pentru prini divorul este o certitudine, iat
cteva aspecte de care
acetia ar trebui s in
cont atunci cnd discut
cu cei mici:
Discuiile purtate cu
copiii pe aceast tem
trebuie s fie graduale
i ambii prini s fie
prezeni de-a lungul mai
multor ntlniri, astfel nct
copiii s aib timp s
neleag ce se ntmpl.
Prinii trebuie s fie
deschii, receptivi i
rbdtori la neclaritile i
temerile copilului.
Copilul trebuie s tie
c ceea ce se ntmpl
ntre prini nu are nimic
de-a face cu el.
Una dintre cele mai mari
temeri experimentate de
ctre copii este abandonul.
Chiar dac mami i tati
nu vor mai locui mpreun, copilul trebuie asigurat c ambii parteneri
rmn prinii lui, c l vor

iubi la fel de mult.


Copilul trebuie s
petreac timp cu ambii
prini, s-i trimit scrisori, e-mail-uri, s vorbeasc la telefon, s se
ntlneasc.
Discuia cu copilul va
ine cont de vrsta i de
particularitile acestuia.
Este bine s-l ntrebm
ce l frmnt n raport
cu divorul sau fa de
fiecare printe n parte.
Este posibil ca el s refuze situaia existent, s
o nege sau s se revolte
i, tocmai de aceea, este
nevoie de mult rbdare
i nelegere pentru el.
n cazul n care copilul
este disputat de ctre
ambii prini, se nate un
conflict de loialitate atunci
cnd un partener se exprim negativ fa de cellalt i copilul este forat
s treac de partea unuia dintre prini. Copilul va
simi c trebuie s aleag, fapt ce poate avea
efecte devastatoare la nivel fizic i psihic, ntruct

el i-a format un univers


personal n care ambii
prini sunt prezeni, iar
acest univers este compromis. Fiind egocentrici,
copiii i atribuie vinovia
tuturor relelor din jurul
lor (n special dac au
legtur cu persoane
speciale pentru ei), ajungnd la concluzia c, din
cauza a ceea ce au fcut
ei sau pentru c ei exist, prinii lor nu se mai
iubesc. Alii devin cumini
i ncearc s-i bucure
pe prini aa cum tiu
ei mai bine (prin diferite
cadouri sau gesturi), credina lor fiind aceea c:
dac eu sunt cuminte
sau m comport exemplar, atunci o s opresc
s se ntmple asta.
Reaciile copiilor la divor
depind de personalitatea

lor, de tipul de conflict


ntre prini, de poziia
fraternal, de vrst, sex
i susinerea de afar
(bunici, alte rude, prieteni).
Dac nu este gestionat
corect, divorul poate
produce copilului o traum major care poate
s fie reactualizat de
ctre acesta n propria
existen atunci cnd
el adopt acelai tipar pe
care l-a trit n familie sau
credine, atitudini ce duc
la nencrederea n cuplu
sau cstorie.
Pentru a depi mai uor
aceast perioad dificil,
este recomandat ca ambii prini s continue s
interacioneze sistematic
i pozitiv cu copilul.

Copilul ntre 6 i 8
ani nu face diferena
ntre propriile nevoi i
cele ale prinilor i nu
poate nelege de ce
acetia nu pot fi mpreun. Resimte tristee, furie, nsingurare,
sentimentul pierderii,
abandon, sentimentul
c printele absent
nu-l mai iubete.
Netiind cum s-i
exprime sentimentele,
poate dezvolta reacii
nepotrivite fa de
printele custode, ali
copii, profesori etc.

How children
see divorce
Some children feel
responsible for the parents happiness and
will seek ways to fix the
relationship. When they
dont succeed, they start
feeling guilty because
they couldnt fix it. This
situation can easily be
solved when parents
avoid placing the child in
the middle of the conflict.
If the parents divorce is a
certainty, here are some
aspects that they should
take into consideration
when talking to the little
ones:
Discussions with the
child have to be carried
out gradually, and both

parents should be present. Thus, children will


be able to understand
what is going on.
Parents have to be patient and answer all the
questions that the child
might have.
Parents should explain
to the child that what is
going on has nothing to
do with him, as one of
the biggest fears that
children have is that they
are being abandoned.
The child feels that he is
losing his parents affection and that he will be
alone.
It is very important for
the child to understand
that even though mum
and dad will no longer
live together, they will still
be his parents and will
always love him, that he
will spend time with both
of them, send letters or
emails, talk on the phone
and get together.
When talking to the child
about these matters,
parents should take into

account the age of the


child. Parents have to
ask the child what his
concerns regarding the
divorce are. Sometimes

the child might deny


the situation and rebel
against it.
If the parents argue
about the childs custody, the child might be
confused when it comes
to loyalty, especially if
one of the parents says
something bad about the
other one, as the child
will have the tendency
to take sides. This can
have severe physical and

psychological consequences.
In the childs personal
universe, which is now
being destroyed, both
parents are present.
Children are egocentric
and tend to take the
blame for all the bad
things going on around
them, especially if these
things concern people
they care about. They
reach the conclusion that
it is because of them that
the parents no longer
love each other. Other
children suddenly start
listening to their parents
and try to please them
through any means possible, as they believe that
if they have an exceptional behaviour, they will
stop this situation from

happening.
Childrens reactions
when it comes to divorce
depend on their personality, on the type of
conflict between parents,
whether they have siblings, on gender and other
support (grandparents or
other relatives).
Unless its managed
correctly, divorce may
cause major trauma for
children, especially if they
re-experience it in their
adult life. Sometimes,
as teenagers or adults,
children might no longer
have faith in love and life
as a couple.
In order to easily surpass
this difficult period, children should continue to
interact with both parents
positively.

The child aged 9 to


12 understands better
what is going on, but
emotionally he is not
ready to accept the
situation. At this age he
is able to distinguish
between his personal
needs and his parents needs , but feels
ashamed and angry
with the absent parent.
Thus, he expresses his
loyalty for the parent
that he lives with. The
child might experience
difficulties concentrating in activities or can
generate conflicts
between colleagues.

Teenagers have the


ability to fully comprehend the reasons
for which the divorce
occurs.
They can become
more ambitious and
obtain great results in
their schoolwork or
they can drop out of
school.
Some of them want to
become independent
or start using drugs or
drinking alcohol.
Generally, they experience contradicting
feelings, ranging from
shame to anger, sadness and pain.

Age related responses

Reaciile copiilor n funcie de vrst


Sugarii i copiii mici
nu contientizeaz
ceea ce se ntmpl
i triesc cu teama
de abandon, care se
manifest prin anxietate. Ei pot s devin
neasculttori, agresivi,
mai puin afectuoi. La
unii dintre ei, vor aprea tulburri de somn
sau regresia controlului
asupra sfincterelor.

tudies have shown


that conflicts and
arguments between
parents have consequences for children, consequences that appear
both during childhood,
as well as later on.

colarul mic manifest semne mai clare de


mnie, ngrijorare, tristee. Poate s adopte
un aer indiferent, negnd situaia existent
sau s devin foarte
cuminte (creznd
c dac se comport
n acest fel prinii nu
vor divora). i poate
manifesta agresivitatea
n mod pasiv: vrsnd
lucruri, pierznd obiecte, uitnd s fac anumite lucruri. La coal,
acest copil va avea rezultate slabe, probleme
de adaptare, precum
i reacii nervoase n
relaiile cu ceilali colegi
i profesori.

Copilul ntre 9 i 12
ani ncepe s neleag
mai bine situaia existent la nivel raional,
ns la nivel afectiv nu
este dispus s accepte
ruptura familiei. Copilul
este capabil s separe
propriile nevoi i trebuine de ale prinilor,
ns se simte ruinat,
stnjenit, nemulumit
i mnios pe printele
absent tocmai pentru
a-i demonstra loialitatea fa de cel cu
care locuiete. Poate
s manifeste deficiene de concentrare la
activitile colare i s
declaneze conflicte cu
ceilali colegi.

Adolescenii au capacitatea de nelegere


a motivelor pentru divor. Ei pot deveni mai
ambiioi, mai tenace
i pot obine rezultate
colare superioare
(compensator pentru
depirea situaiei
prin care trec) sau pot
abandona coala. Unii
dintre ei, ncearc s
ias de sub tutela familiei, lund calea delincvenei, a promiscuitii
(apelnd la alcool sau
droguri).
n general, experimenteaz sentimente
contradictorii de ruine,
mnie, tristee, durere.

Babies and toddlers


are not aware of what
is going on and live
with the fear of being
abandoned, which
manifests through
anxiety. They can
start misbehaving or
become aggressive.
Some of them might
experience problems
sleeping.

Children aged 6
to 8 cannot set apart
their personal needs
from the ones of the
parents and cannot
understand why they
are no longer together.
They feel sad, angry,
alone, abandoned
and they think that the
parent who moved out
does not love them
anymore. Not knowing
how to express their
feelings, they might
develop inappropriate reactions towards
the parent they live
with, other children or
teachers.

The young pupil


shows clear signs of
anger, concern and
sadness. He can
either be indifferent,
denying the situation
or become very good,
thinking that if he acts
this way, he will stop
the situation from occurring. Children might
manifest their anger in
a passive way, spilling
things, loosing objects,
forgetting to do certain
tasks. When at school,
this child will have
weak results, problems
adapting and nervous
reactions in his relationship with other
children and teachers.

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