Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Portugal traditional stories

How does it looks like the shells from Albufeira?

 Albufeira meeting offered the opportunity that our children to find out the answer: "these shells are different but it are very beautiful!".
More than that all of us found out that you are a wonderful team,  you are very interested in giving your students an appropriate education and you share all your experiences with joy, you have an extraordinary cultural heritage and you offer a rare hospitality.
Your ideas, opinions and enthusiasm were most helpful and will assist us in making valuable improvements to our program. 
Romanian team wish you all the best!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Activity with Legend of Rocha Beach

TOPIC: Legend of Rocha Beach. Mermaids, sea, fishermen.


- The child knows the legend of Rocha Beach. 
- The child knows who is mermaid, that she lives in the water and breathes on the land.
- The child knows the differences of the land from the sea, they know who lives in the sea and what grows on the land.
- The child can themselves make a fishing hook from wood stick.
- The child knows who's a fisherman.

TOOLS: The legend of Rocha Beach, an image of mermaid, a large A1 paper, white paper, crayons, fishing hook, wood sticks, string, modeling clay, tack tape.

PREPARATION: Printing out images of mermaid and the legend. Drawing mermaids sitting on the rocks on two A1 papers. On one paper also drawing the waves of the sea and to other land and montains. Tack tape the pictures one on tabel and the other to the other tabel. Also put some crayons beside them. Put ready white note papers and crayons. Also wood sticks, rope, modeling clay. Make one big tabel to everybody can sit around.

The children have heard the legend of Roch Beach once before. The teacher tells it again and they have a conversation about it. So everybody understands it.
Then teachers shows two big pictures of the mermaid. Now every child has to choos if they want to be the farmer or the fishermen. Some children couldn't decide like the mermaid. But in the end everybody made a choice. Then they had to draw the things that are good on land or in the sea.

Now we make the fishing hook. At first we observe and investigate real fishing hook. Then everybody tries to make one themselves. They had to tie the string to the wood sticks (with little help of teacher and assistant). On the end of the string they made little worm from modelling clay. Then everybody got a piece of paper and they draw fishes on it. And fishing game was ready. They put fishes into a box and started fishing with fishing hook.

Outdoor activity with Legend of Rocha Beach

TOPIC: Fairy tales - using Portuguese legend of Rocha Beach 

KID'S AGE: 6-7A 

GOALS: Environment and me, language and speech, movement, art.  
• The child listens to the Portuguese fairy tale "Legend of Rocha Beach." 
• The child is enjoying activity on the beach and in the forest. 
• The child can name a variety of fish species, flowers and various types of fruits. 
• The child embodies different characters (fisherman, farmer, mermaid and fish, fruit, flowers, sand, sea, mountain) and plays through the story of a fairy tale. 
• The child uses natural material at his own discretion. 

• Fairy tale "Legend of Rocha Beach." 
• Empty white papers and pencil. 
• All natural materials that attract attention and can be used on the beach or in the woods. 

• Go to the Pirita beach.
• Listen to the fairy tale. 
• Analyzing fairy tales. 
• Writing the fairy tales characters on the notes and everybody draws one. 

• Embody your character. 

• Discovering riches of the beach and selectively picking them.

• Discovering the riches of the forest and selectively picking them.

• Desired use of natural material. 

Summary: The action turned out to be a fun adventure for a couple of hours on the beach and in the forest. We saved a jellyfish who was stranded on the sand and we also observed very active crow. We walked in wet long grass and compared the aroma of the beach with the scent of a forest. We enjoied becoming the characters and also playing the legend, and just the beauty of being in nature. With the girls we made so-called photo shoot titled - "Autumn decorations in the hair."

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Outdoor activity with Portuguese story

Subject: "Mermaid visited Pirita beach" 
Children ages 6 -7 years

- The child understands that photos can be easily processed (edited)
- The child is able to use place definition words correctly (front, back, right, left, high, low)

Tools: phone / camera; paper; Scissors with jagged edges; glue; brushes; colored sand; seaweed. 

Preparation: Select a place to take a picture; Preparing the tools for processing the image in the classroom. 

The activity starts inside in the classroom. The teacher tells the Portuguese legend of the Rocha Beach to the children. Afterwards they have a conversation and discussion about the story to see if everybody understood it and what they thought of it. Then they have a discussion about what is image editing. Then the teacher gives them the news that: "Today, we are playing the photographers of a society newspaper, who go to Pirita beach to make a photo for the news entitled" Mermaid was seen on Pirita beach "".
Reminde the rules of walking to the beach and back (traffic, safety on the beach, safety vest). 

Walking to the beach. Onsite repeating place definition words through a game. 

Then made group of five children. One teacher took the groups to make pictures. The children had to choose where to make the picture. The teacher gave the rule that on the picture had to be sea and a stone (to which the mermaid could later be added). While some children photographed the sea with one teacher, the rest of the children played different movement games with a second teacher and teacher assistance and built a sandcastles. 

When everyone had photographed, the children picked some seashells and seaweed. And then they returned to kindergarten.

On the following day, the children glued the mermaids tale to the printed photos. Then the pictures were supplemented with seashells and seaweed.

Activity with Portugal legend of Rocha Beach

Artwork: collage of the riches of the sea and the earth
Age: 3 year children 

Field of study: I ​​and the environment, art, language and speech, mathematics. 
Theme of the week: Sea and Land
Teaching goals: 
- The child knows and tells the names of animals living in the sea and flowers that grow in the woods. - The child can name whether the object belongs to the group (fish, pearls, flowers). 
- The child feels the pleasure of engaging in artistic activities. 
- The child covers the base with glue and glues there teared paper pieces and shapes. 
- The child listens to a legend from Rocha Beach. 
- The child can tell with a couple of words about his/hers art work. 
- The child learns to use new words in the speech (coral, sea shell, pearls).

Tools: A3 base paper, cardboard plates, golden paper, yellow greasy chalks, green artificial sand, paper flowers, light blue gouache color, dark blue clay, PVA glue, napkins with fish, pearls and painting gombs.

Activity: The teacher has told children the legend of Rocha Beach on several days. Now teacher tells again and they have a discussion and conversation about the story. The children try to tell it themselves as well in couple of sentences. After the discussion the children examin pearls, napkins with pictures of fishes and paper flowers. They try to tell what they see and what they are. Afterwards the children make groups of pearls, fishes and flowers. Children name who lives in the sea and who belongs to the land.

Now teacher gives A3 paper to children, they have colored them light blue, glued a sun (paper plate colored yellow and then teared colden paper for sun beam) and flowers (glued the green artificial sand with PVA-glue and paper flowers)  on the days before.
Finally today they use for painting blue starch paste to paint the sea with a painting comb and then glue fishes and pearls to the sea.

The children observe their work with the teacher and tell with couple of sentences what their collage represents. The children were glad to do the artwork and very creative.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Inquiry-based learning activity with legend of Rocha Beach


- To learn about sea, agricultural and garden products. What gives us the sea and what land? (during one week).
- Products from the sea (fish and their body building), from the land (fruits and vegetables, forest woods) (we look at pictures).
- Children's storytelling: What can you get from the sea and from the land?
- Geometric shapes: ring (fish, mushrooms).
- Art- paste with glue: Fish, apple tree, mushrooms (joining and placement of parts, development of adhesive skills).
- Game: Sea and land

TOOLS: Telling children story about "Legend Rocha Beach" (simplified version). Pictures on paper and computer from fish, fish body parts, forest, garden and field products. Geometric shapes for making fish (round, half round), colored paper for apple tree and mushroom making (ready-made details), glue. Fruit and vegetables on a plate to  identify them eyes closed.

The teacher prepares picture materials and everything for the artwork. Read through the fairy tale to make it easier for children to tell. Prepare the fruits and vegetables for tasting and find scarf for eyes.

1. What can we get from the sea? You can catch fish from the sea. Ships can ride. (We will explore pictures, including your computer). Who still lives in the sea? (plants, boxes, molluscs).

Fish have fins, tail, scales, body. The tail is a steering wheel, fins balance, the body is smooth, scales protect the body. Who has eaten the fish, who liked the taste of fish, is the fish useful? Children talk.

Fish are caught with a fishing line and a net.
Imitate the swimming fish. The fish steers themselves in the water with a tail, with fines holding the balance. The children put their hands together in order to create a tail of the fish and begin to swim as if they were small fishes.

We glue the fish on a common base (two or three pieces to make one fish).

Small fishis also remind in the yard of how they can swim and control their own tail and balance with the fins.

2. What grows from the soil?

- Trees that bear fruit (apple, pear, cherry, plum tree). 
- Greenhouses grow tomatoes and cucumbers. 
- Finely grown carrots, beets, cabbage, peas, beans, strawberries. 
- Forest mushrooms, berries 
- The grain grows in the field. What can you do from the grain? Bread, white bread, small pastries, pretzel, Cake. Children telling of bread and baked goods.

 Apple trees in the apple tree yard.

We will explore pictures on paper and pictures of the computer. Who's at home what grows? Who has picked fruits herself? Children talk.

Berry bushes (red currant). Mushrooms in the woods.

Garden fruits and vegetable. Berries.

Grain on fields. Harvesting with the combine.

We taste the vegetables and fruits (beets, carrots, apples) blindly and we try to guess what that is?

We stick together a variety of mushrooms. We make a common apple tree. (practicing gluing skills, developing interconnection skills).

Play the game "Sea and Land". Developing children's attention. On one side of the border is the earth, and on the other side is the sea. Children jump into the place where the teacher tells (either land or sea).
You can play it also outside!!!