Today it was a tickle day! Bees took an inspiration from the book and Icelandic Lundur question: DO YOU TICKLE AND WHERE DO YOU TICKLE? And have lots of fun and discoveries…
You need to hear about our first language discovery that day. When taking a Polish word “tickle” into consideration (which is ŁASKOTKI) Bees noticed that there is a word KOTKI (cats) or KOT (cat) hidden in a word. Look: ŁASKOTKI or ŁASKOTKI! Isn`t it amazing? It means that tickling is strongly connected with being a cat! There was no other way but go further into this topic!
Firstly, children discussed where they are ticklish the most. Soon it turned out that some of us are ticklish in feet area, on neck or nape, under knees, on the back, belly, thighs or armpits. Others said they are ticklish everywhere while teachers maintained that they are not ticklish at all. Why not to check it out? Bees chose their own magic tickle feather and started a tickling battle…
At the beginning Bees tried to tickle themselves, checking if they were right with their statements.
Soon after Bees made pairs or triples and tickled their colleagues as much as possible. Then children told others which body parts are the most tickish on their friends` bodies.
We also checked teachers and all project cats. Conclusions after tickling them are: 1. Indeed teachers are not tickish at all. 2. Cats pour while tickling all the time;)
At the end, as some children asked about taking feathers home, we decided to make a tickling machine, to bring this fun to our families as well. That is how we managed this:
Simple question, but we learned: word formation, body parts, making conclusions, working in pairs, aome art and even had breathing exercises. Besides all these, it was a great fun! Thank you, Lundur!
After discovering shapes in a cat we discussed what other animals we could find in the book….like the dog and the mouse. We also discussed what other animals we could possibly find….like hens, horses, spiders, bulls, ravens, goats, sheep and pigs. One of the children announced that the raven has a triangle…and a circle. The circle is inside but the triangle is outside. Well we decided to go for an excursion looking for more animals.
One of the children heard a wasp, the child said it would look like a box (a term that the children often use instead of a square). We discussed why it was a square and not a box (you can put things into a box). Now we saw different squares everywhere.
We continued to the place where they keep some animals during he summer. But all the animals were gone…or almost all the animals. We heard some sound from indoors….We decided to draw some pictures all the same…looking for shapes in our drawings.
We heard a wierd sound.
A seagull eating from the dustbin.
This is a wolf.
We found a picture of some animals.
Now we were also wondering what kind of animals we would possibly find in Slovenia, Poland and Spain. We would like to know if there are cows, goats or pigs in your countries. We would also like to know if you have any green cats or if there might be dinosaurs in your countries. We think their might be dinosours in Poland.
Going back home we saw this thing. We recognized some shapes. The teacher took a photo and printed it in grayscale for the children to elaorate with different ideas. Some thought it reminded them of the green cat but others draw pictures of each other.
Maybe you can try and see if you can draw a cat from the picture?
In large group gathering in Laut (with our youngest) we talked about the green cat. We know he is SWEET and NOT MEAN (text talk), but when he is not sweet he can be very angry.
He finds it funny to tickle us, he tickles our ten tiger toes.
We also saw that he wanted to eat our lunch. We had fish and the green cat would like to eat it because he likes fish.
We practice counting, feets, ears and eyes.. ours and the animals