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Delivery of welfare

“Koci kurier? Miau!” (Cat`s courier? Meow!) – with such a holler Bees went for the walk to the Vet clinic, for that to deliver lots of goods collected by parents and children for cats waiting for their new house in Vet Adoption Centre.

Bees took special Erasmus+ rucksacks filled with food, toys and products of care, which support animals waiting in Vet Clinic for new owners and families.

At the begining of the visit, while waiting in the anteroom, children had an opportunity to observe animals, both those showing happiness  on kids view, and those being afraid of the visit. then – kindergarteners saw a real courier, delivering medicine to the clinic. Suddenly, there was a phonecall asking for an immediate help needed for the dog living nearby. That was real Animals Emergency!

The Vet and her assistant explained the way they check animals health and important equipment in the Clinic. They were really patient answering children questions (like the one about cats` dentist or animals behaviour while the visit). Later children saw the black cat waiting in a clinic for new home and another cat, having his paw in a plaster!

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Our mission is accomplished! All snacks, toys and blankets went from Erasmus rucksacks straight to the clinic table. We hope it will make kittens` time in an Adoption Centre more cosy and tasty!

We are really proud of our preschoolers and their parents. Well done!

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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

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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

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Animal spies go for a walk again

Some time ago, in June – Bees went for their first scavenger hunt as “Animal spies“, to find cats and dogs who walk aroung our place of living. That day we were very lucky finding two dogs and two cats (what let us learn a word “equal” while comparing the amount).

These days Bees were walking outside again to mark all dogs and cats they found around. Then – to compare the amount and find some conclusions from their observation…

Bees have a special observation card for this task, you can use if you like: how-many-dogs-and-cats

1st day 

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Children found three dogs and one cat (which was running so fast towards trees that we couldn`t take a picture). Bees shared responsibility: Lena was responsible for the card, Adam for the marker, Bartek was a special table while all children were observers. After going back to the classroom they counted the amount of animals and stated that there were more dogs while their walk, trying to answer the question “How much more?” (succesfully, to be said).

2nd day 

CATS vs DOGS
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Next day dogs were the winners again. Bees has found five dogs and one cat. Two dogs were walking quite far away but children noticed them immediately. Next three dogs were walking closer – which was a good opportunity to practice how to behave with animals we don`t know. A cat was found in Maks` house as we went to visit him after staying in hospital for some time. Maks` cat is called “Łatka” and she is very cute!

That day we shared responsibilities again – Mikołaj was holding a card, Natan was a marker keeper while Filip wanted to be “a special table”.

Oh, almost forgot to tell you what else happened! While the task, Bees came across a dog drawing. Teachers wanted them to put this dog on the card, but children wisely noticed that this dog is not real but a sign.

Adam even clarified that this sign means : “You are not allowed to come with dog to this playing area”. Why it is like that? We aready learned that dogs make poo in unappropriate places and that would be strange to find dogs poo in the sandbox. So true!

Final statement was suddenly said by Lena, who found out that in this searching task “cats always lose”. Do you know why it is like that?

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Where do cats hide?

We have found different places outdoors where we think cats enjoy to hide themselves. We think they like to hide behind stones.

We also think they hide in the grass or this old flowers.

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We think they like to hide in these ruins.

Look this cat came along and decided to hide there, can you see it?We think cats hide from dogs.

We think the cat wants to eat the duck. The cat might go into the water to get the ducks.

Since the children thought that  cats might hide at the giantess we decided to check it out. We were going to bring our green cat along with us…but for some strange reason we could not find him. We looked everywhere….(maybe he is hiding in Reykjaneshöllina, London or even America?) Instead we brought the cats we received from you all. Look here where we think they would hide at the Giantess.

When we were to leave a cat appeared and look where he decided to hide.

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Hiding in nature

Hiding in our environment was such a great fun, that we decided to try it again but more in nature area. Suprisingly, we discovered that Filemon likes hiding as well!

We got inspired by the animation you can find here (Przygody kota Filemona. Zabawa w chowanego), but also Slovenian hiding question from “Ask Experts” and one of the picture from “The Saga about the Green Cat”. Look, can you spot the difference? 😉

First, we saw an old animation telling us a story about searching the highest tree in a forest. It was fun to play echo with Filemon (need to check it in the nature as soon as possible). We learned the meaning of the word “high” and “the highest” , working with our bodies and trees on the interactive whiteboard and on our green carpets. Now Filemon knows which tree is the highest to hide beneath!

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Then, there was the time to check our knowledge outdoors. We went to the greenery area between our blocks of flats, found some very high trees  (but couldn`t decide about the highest one). While the walk, we found many fantastic places to hide!

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We have learned that:
1. bunch of nettle is not a good place to sit in.
2. a pile of cut grass is a better place, but it tags to our clothes and can be wet.
3. people should clean after their dogs while they walk;)
4. generally – spending time together outside is awesome!

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Where do cats live?

Turtles with Mojca and Gregor visited shelter for homless cats in Horjul.

We were reading The green cat story and we started to think about cat’s homes, if all cats have a home… We found some homeless cats in our neighbourhood and some cats living in warm houses and soft sofas.

We started to explore what happens with homeless cats if we can do anything to help. We found a shelter for homeless animals in Horjul. We made posters for parents that we are collecting food and some other stuff and   we put boxes in all units of our preschool and ask for help.

We visited shelter in Horjul where we saw garden, homes for cats… They also told us how they take care for homeless animals.

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