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Mistifying trails

Hedgehogs were spending morning time outside when they noticed some strange trails. Trails seemed to be cat`s ones!

Little Hedgehogs were curious to find an animal who left them on the pavement. Soon after, they found a letter with a cat drawing inside, and a special task to manage.

Children built a big chestnut cat in front of the kindergarten to let everyone know the sender of the letter!

Reported by: Zuzanna

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

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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!

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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 

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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?

Posted in ASK EXPERT ANSWERS, TRIPS WITH CATS

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.