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Making pictures from shapes

Today we made pictures from the shapes. We started out discusing what item or character each shape was for. Than we decided what shape to use for that particular item if there were multiple possibilities. We cut the shapes with scissors and made arrangements for each page using the different shapes. We used concepts like above, below or in the middle.

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The Bank of Patterns

Now the children from the different countries have made their suggestions of SHAPES that we could use instead of items and characters in the Saga of the Green Cat. The children in Iceland will now discuss the different suggestions and decide what shapes to use in the story.

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Shapes for characters and items / SPAIN

These are our suggestions for the main characters and items we can find in “The Green Cat” story.

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We decided them after reading the story both in English and Spanish!! See how cool looks the story in Spanish, and it´s full or rhyme and rhythm!! Amazing!!

STORY IN SPANISH

PAGE 1.
Yo tengo un gato que es verde.
Mi gato es dulce y no muerde.
A mi gato le gustan las aventuras, ya veréis.
Así que venid y ahora escucharéis.

PAGE 2.
A mi gato verde le gusta hacerme cosquillas.
Ronronea sonando como una abejilla.
Se acurruca entre mis pies.
Enredándose del derecho y del revés.

PAGE 3.
Diez dedos tengo en mis pies.
Son como tigres, así es.
Ellos muerden y arañan si te acercas demasiado.
¡Ay mi pobre gato verde! Su nariz le han dañado.

PAGE 4.
Por allí viene una pelota de lunares botando.
Mi gato quiere cogerla y se va rodando.
Siguiendo la pelota, nuestro amigo se pierde.
Lloro y lloro… ¡Ay mi pobre gato verde!

PAGE 5.
Esto no acaba aquí
Todavía hay mucho por oír.

PAGE 6.
La pelota de lunares botando al lado de un ratón pasa
Que esperaba tranquilo fuera de su casa
El ratón no está muy contento
Por miedo al aplastamiento.

PAGE 7.
De repente el ratón ve a mi gato
Que es más grande que un zapato
Y rápido el ratón comienza a correr
Gritando: “¡no me comas como a un pastel!”

PAGE 8.
El ratón que es listo y espabilado
Encuentra a un amigo necesitado
Un perro gruñe con enojo
Mi gato se para a su antojo.

PAGE 9.
El perro la pelota muerde
Y a ella se agarra mi gato verde
La pelota hacia el cielo va
Y mi gato se pregunta “¿dónde está?”

PAGE 10.
La pelota ahora está desinflada
¿Puede ser? ¡Qué pasada!
Mi gato cae a toda velocidad.
Desde el aire ve la Tierra, ¡qué inmensidad!

PAGE 11.
Finalmente mi gato cae con delicadeza
Y no se rompe su preciosa cabeza
En una gran olla acaba aterrizando
Con sus cuatro patas en el fondo golpeando

PAGE 12.
Enojado y enfadado mi gato se ha perdido
Quiere comer, el hambre no se le ha ido
Aunque todos los caminos llevan a Roma
Mi gato verde, el suyo toma.

PAGE 13.
Rápido encuentra el camino a su hogar
Ronroneando va sin parar
Feliz de acurrucarse de nuevo entre mis pies
Mira mi gato ¡qué dulce es!

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Symbols for the Green Cat story

Bees for Polish kindergarten discussed the topic of reading books.

They discovered  that “The Saga about the Green Cat” is available in Icelandic, English and Polish to be read. But reading this story is also possible for those who can`t read letters  at all. It is possible through international language of illustrations, which we tried to translate into symbols.

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Bees tried different shapes and colours to find appropriate symbol for each item in a story. Sometimes we had to vote for our common choice. Despite that it was hard to decide a symbol of a green cat so we stil have two proposals for this.
Look what we decided to propose.

Waiting for the official bank of patterns to start scene making!

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Key to learning – working with shapes 2

Today we started discussing a cat that arrived to Iceland from Spain. It had many colors and consisted of different shapes. So what shapes could we find and what colors for different items or characters in the book? We looked in our ReMiDa and found different materials.

We played with the materials and found different solutions.

Some of the shapes did not have the right colours…this is what we did.

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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.