Posted in LANGUAGE OF CATS

Cats` names

Here is the collection of real cats` names we found in our countries. 

In our homes there are:
Bučmam, Manč, Ýmir, Pési, Sól, Piki, Muc, Muca, Sushi, Safira, Maciuś, Flekica, Martyna, Pika, Lukec, Bleki, Blu, Leon, Milka, Donna Milka, Łatka, Yuki, Lili, Wacek, Kropka, Spryciarz, Kimi, Malinka, Pralinka, Mufinka, Czaruś, Felek and Łatka.

You can see them all here:
(click on the picture to see our padlet)

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Children from Frogs (Poland) gave their additional proposals for cats names, like: Plamka, Czaruś, Tusia, Szczęściarz, Plastuś, Aleksander, Pusia, Diana, Pecharz, Tosiek, Bandzior, Luna, Abra, Max and Rambo.

So many to chose, when you have your own cute kitten!

Posted in CATS DISCOVERIES, TRIPS WITH CATS

Bees discovering ZOO

Also BEES went for Erasmus trip to ZOO in Opole with the main aim to find the answer on their mind map question. DO CATS LIVE IN A ZOO?

Answer to this question wasn`t as obvious as we, adults, think. That is because Bees havent got the slightest idea about wild cats…

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Walking from one stall to another Bees tried to find arguments for the proof that animal IS or IS NOT a CAT. Cat`s features (which were previously discovered) were very helpful. Children were checking if animals they evaluate have: whiskers, tail, fur, four paws ended with claws… Every Bee already knows that cats have no humps, no feathers, flippers or hoofs. Even though teachers suggested that, cat is not the same as camel, donkey or owl…

With a great amazement Bees watched medical training of sea lions – and tricks their trainer tought animals to prepare them for serious medical checking one day…

Also Mr Gorilla (who is not a cat for sure) stole children`s hearts – he crunched cucumbers, apples and carrots, perfectly opened the bottle with water, giving children the best example of healthy nutrition.

Let`s go back to the topic of cats living in ZOO. Suprisingly, on one of lanes and in one of stalls children noticed animals which went with description of cats! But, are those two cats the only cats in the ZOO?

A moment after, Bees saw an animal which was certainly not a pet, but still show all cats` features. From information board they discovered that it is a CHEETAH. Its` picture and name was in our discovery book! After long discussion children stated that there are animals called cats but they don`t seem to be tamed, cause we cant meet them in homes or on the street. Mr Cheetah was proudly posing, while children were changing cat`s scheme into cheetah…

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You ask what cats did Bees find? They found a cat called SERVAL (by scientist)

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From the left to right side there was SNOW LEOPARD walking. Her colleague was also kindly posing to drawing metamorphosis.

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PUMAs were also amazing. There behaved as real models on catwalk.

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Another cat, called JAGUARUNDI was hiding in the deep part of his pen. Oh, so many letters in his name, like in any other cat species.

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While Bees were having their lunch, a big LION was watching at them – luckily he was just a sculpture. When children were searching a way back to the entrance on the map, they didnt even noticed a family of little cheetahs be all eyes on them and waving happily with their tails…

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Cats are amazing No matter if they are brown, black or grey. If they are big or small. if they live in our houses, in the junle or in the zoo. Even Green Cat from Icelandic Saga is exceptional. As much as our fabulous adventure in ZOO!

Report prepared by BEES

Trip to  ZOO in Opole was finantially supported by the budget of  Erasmus + “Through democracy to literacy” project

Posted in CATS DISCOVERIES, TRIPS WITH CATS

Frogs trip to the ZOO

Frogs and Bees went for the trip to ZOO for that to answer one of their project question: “Do cats live in a ZOO?”.
Here is the report on what Frogs discovered while this adventure.

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One of aims was gaining knowledge about wild animals living in different part of the world and conditions of animals life in ZOO. Main purpose was to discover as many cats as possible among ZOO inhibitants.

With a help of educational cards children were to find different wild cats species. Indeed, they found five out of nine species living in zoo in Opole: cheetah, snow leopard, jaguar, serval and puma. Independent way of gaining knowledge let children find the answer on their questions.

During long walk children had a chance to see uncommon animals from different continents. Looking at exotic species brought lots of emotions to children. Kindergarteners liked monkeys, sea lions and giraffes the most. After the walk children had a tasty snack.

Direct contact with animals will help children remember their experiences for a long time. Time in ZOO was very attractive lesson of Nature.

  Report created by: Frogs

Posted in KEY TO LEARNING-LITERATURE

Key to learning – working with shapes 1

We are now preparing for changing the pictures of the book “Saga of the Green Cat” into shapes inspired by “Key to learning – Literacy” (see further http://wp.me/P6Y4DC-8Q). Then we started out reading the book the children made during our “Four Headed Dragon project” (see further http://wp.me/P6Y4DC-pn). Then we read the book of the Green Cat and found different items and caracters that we would like to transform into shapes: the cat, the dog, the mouse, the sun, the ball, the feet, the house, the flowers and the old pot.

Now we needed to discover and discuss different possibilities.

We thought the sun, the pot and the ball looked like circles and drew pictures of these items.

Posted in CATS DISCOVERIES

A cat in a preschool!

There was a special day for Bees and Hedgehogs today. We had a unique guest in our preschool, who was a real cat!

It was Milka, our teacher Anna`s cat, who came to the classroom for that to let us check what we already learned about cats.

Milka was little bit scared at the beginning, but she let us count how much ears, paws, tails and eyes she has got. Thanks to her, we listed all features cats have to be called cats;)

After a short remonder about rules while contact with the cat, Milka was kind enough to let every child to touch or stroke her.

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She was observing everyone and when teacher let her walk freely, she sniffed all our toy corners, tables and chairs. That was a proper time to manage a task called “Reshape it to… ” when bees had to change a cat drawing into Milka`s portrait. Look how nicely Nina did it (with a support of Mikołaj):

And then, while sitting on the window sill Milka made a noise “MEEEOOOW” which probably meant: “I WANNA GO BACK HOME”. So teacher put her to the special container and brought her back to her real house.

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Bye bye Milka!

Posted in ASK EXPERT ANSWERS, LANGUAGE OF CATS

Names for cats

Trying to answer another “Ask expert” question (What do cats look like and what are their names in your countries?) , we tried to collect names of cats in our houses.

Firstly, Frogs made a mind map with proposals they could use to name their cats.

Among children ideas there were: Plamka, Czaruś, Tusia, Szczęściarz, Plastuś, Aleksander, Pusia, Diana, Pecharz, Tosiek, Bandzior, Luna, Abra, Max and Rambo.

We already collected some pictures of cats we have in our houses. There are: Łatka, Milka, Yuki, Blu, Donna Milka, Leon, Kimi, Lili, Pralinka, Malinka, Mufinka, Kropka, Wacek, Martyna, Maciuś, Felek, Szczęściarz and Czaruś.

We still wait to finish our collection of cats pictures, sent by parents.

Posted in CATS DISCOVERIES, LANGUAGE OF CATS

Ready for ‘Letters challenge’?

Are you ready for the letters challenge with a green cat in the background?

We invite everyone to create new cat`s name from the letters used in “THE GREEN CAT” book title. You can use only: A, C, E, G, H, N, R, T.
Letters can be repeated in one name, and you don`t need to use all of them.

Look how nicely they became animated under the imagination of students  attending C.R.A. Alto Cidacos (Spain).

We kindly ask parents to give support to our students` trials and to put their proposals into common poster HERE
(please – give name of the child and the country when you post an answer).