With Bulgaria in my heart

With Bulgaria in my heart is an educational system developed according to the National Bulgarian Language and Literature Curriculum for first, second, third and fourth grade and approved by the Ministry of Education and Science with Decree № 09-1034/19.08.2013. The system is adapted to the shorter horarium of Bulgarian educational institutions abroad. A list with the topics to be covered in class as well as the suggested amount of time to be spent on each of them can be found at the end of each textbook. The system consists of:

  • 2591 exercises that offer an opportunity for practical application of what the children have learned and for development of new skills;
  • 432 original texts (classic works of literature, general fiction, works of folklore, educational materials and texts created especially for didactic purposes) that motivate, contribute to the strengthening of literacy and aid the development of writing skills;
  • 894 original illustrations that provide a visual aid to the learning material.

The system focuses on literature and language training and development of the student’s communication skills, as required by the official curriculum. The suggested amount of time to be spent on each lesson is one class hour with the exception of writing lessons for which the monthly schedule provides additional hours. The proposed methodology combines the logical extraction and transfer of new knowledge with its practical application and solidification. The workbook with exercises is included in the textbook for the convenience of both students and teachers.


С България в сърцето 1. класWith Bulgaria in my heart: First grade

An ABC book and literature and language instruction for children of Bulgarians who live abroad

Author: Natalia Ognyanova

The didactic approach of this textbook applies modern methods for developing literacy. The literature training starts from the first pages of the book and accompanies the whole process of literacy development. The textbook includes:

• 470 exercises that offer an opportunity for practical application of what the children have learned and for development of new skills;

• 75 original and classic literary texts that motivate, bring new knowledge, contribute to the strengthening of literacy and aid the development of writing skills;

• 380 original illustrations that provide a visual aid to the learning material.

 

 


With Bulgaria in my heart 2nd gradeWith Bulgaria in my heart: Second grade

A Bulgarian literature and language textbook for children of Bulgarians who live abroad

Author: Natalia Ognyanova

• 674 exercises which offer an opportunity for practical application of what the children have learned and for development of new skills;

• 139 original texts (classic works of literature, general fiction, works of folklore, educational materials and texts created especially for didactic purposes ) that motivate, contribute to the strengthening of literacy and aid the development of writing skills;

• 160 original illustrations that provide a visual aid to the learning material.

 

 


With Bulgaria in my heart 3rd gradeWith Bulgaria in my heart: Third grade
A Bulgarian literature and language textbook for children of Bulgarians who live abroad

Authors: Natalia Ognyanova, Angelina Zhekova


• 724 exercises that offer an opportunity for practical application of what children have learned and for development of new skills;

• 115 original texts (classic works of literature, general fiction, works of folklore, educational materials and texts created especially for didactic purposes ) that motivate, bring new knowledge, contribute to the strengthening of literacy and aid the development of writing skills;

• 210 original illustrations that provide a visual aid to the learning material.




With Bulgaria in my heart 4th gradeWith Bulgaria in my heart: Fourth grade

A Bulgarian literature and language textbook for children of Bulgarians who live abroad

Author: Natalia Ognyanova, Angelina Zhekova


• 723 exercises that offer an opportunity for practical application of what the children have learned and for development of new skills;

• 103 original texts (classic works of literature, general fiction, works of folklore, educational materials and texts created especially for didactic purposes ) that motivate, bring new knowledge, contribute to the strengthening of literacy and aid the development of writing skills;

• 144 original illustrations that provide a visual aid to the learning material.