Sunday, April 29, 2018

Belgium storys

Ant has a problem
Floppy and the water

Children 2 - 3 years

By the end of the Belgian storys, we made a wonderful picture of the bottle caps.

In cooperation with parents, we collected bottle caps and the children glue them on a cardboard base
Of course the teacher also helped😃😊

Sort by color and size

Some class´s of Correeira's Kintergarten visited a special water theme park that we have in Albufeira: Zoomarine where we could discover many things about the oceans.

 We also saw the macaws and parrots

 A very nice girl told us about the importance of the Oceans and how important it is that we keep them clean
 And then dolphins appeared

 And they were so beautiful!!!

 They jumped so high that when they fell in the water they splashed us!

 We also discovered a spot where turtles were. They walked so slowly!

 We were close to Sea Lions and how funny they were. They raced with us and everything!

 Then we went into something that looked like a grotto and there the Sea Lions were peering at us!
The students at 3 ° C after hearing the story of the Floepje, drew the character as they imagined and reproduced it physically. This construction work was developed at home, with parents and used only recycled material.
 Timofiy - 9 years
 João Pedro - 8 years
 César - 8 years
Maria - 8years

Also made in group, in the school, a poster that represents:

the cleaned river 


 the polluted river.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Floepje and water - Belgium story


CHILDREN AGE: 3-4 years

OBJECTIVES: The child knows that the snow melts in warm places and turns into water. The child knows how to draw Lope (Floepje in Estonia). The child can paint with watercolors pure water pond and green around the pond. The child listens with interest the story told by teacher. The child understands that some water bodys are polluted and if you swim there the living organs will get ill. The child knows that in spring the weather gets warmer, snow melts and turns into water and that the water flows into the water body.

USED MATERIALS, TOOLS: plastic buckets to collect snow, white filter paper, funnels, can with tap water. Glove puppet Lope. Teacher painted Belgium flag, globe, watercolors, gouache colors, brushes, water cups, pencils, stickers.

PREPARATIONS: The teacher paints Belgium flag and organizes all the needed materials and put them ready for the activity.

At first activity inside:
The teacher tells the story of Lope who lives in the big forest with beautiful pure water pond. She also shows from the globe Belgium and then the state flag. Children compare Estonian and Belgium flags. 

The children discuss why riverwater turned filthy. They promise never to through trash on ground or on snow nor riverside water.

The children paint pure water pond where Lope lives. They glue ladygugs and clover leafs on the grass and frogs in the ponds.

The children can name the characteristicks of the seasons. Like the story takes place in summer because the river water is warm for swimming.

Outdoor education: The children are playing with melting snow. Pair work: 2 childs together fill plastic bucket with snow (they also have to describe snow) and bring the snow inside the classroom. 

After the nap time everyone examine its own plastic bucket with snow. What has happened? Is the melted snow water as clean the tap water? They examine it in filtering the water.

Ant has a problem - Belgium story


CHILDREN AGE: 3-4 years

USED MATERIALS, TOOLS: magnifying glasses, real live ants. For arts: big cardboard for base paper; green and brown gouache colores and clay; green color silk paper; from out side gathered natural materials (pine thorns and sticks) to make anthill. PVA-clay and brushes. From paper cut out bugs, tree, cherry and from nature found snail-shell.

OBJECTIVES: The child learns how to watch the little ants with the magnifying glass. The child knows the bugs - bee, ant, cricket and snail. The child knows that the ants are the oldest animals in the planet and they still live on. The child knows that ants are useful because they eat greenflys.

The child can cover the base paper with clay, glues and sprinkles torn paper, pine thorns and figures of animals on it. The child listens the story told by teacher. The child can play certain part in table theater "Ant has a problem". The child knows that the ant has 6 legs and can count them. The child knows that the scene takes place in season summer.

PREPARATIONS: The teacher has read the story "Ant has a problem" to the children several times. The teacher has organized all needed materials fro the activity and put them ready in the classroom.


In the beginning of the activity the
children learn about the bugs. They name the bugs who are on the pictures. They talk about where they live, what they eat, how they look like and so on. They the teacher lets them study the ants with magnifying glasses.

The children together with teacher are making an art work based on the Belgium story. They tear green silk paper into pieces, they put green colored clay on the base paper and glue the silk paper pieces on it. They make from PVA-clay and pine thorns big anthill. They glue pine trees on the base paper.


The children play on table theater and they tell the story in a couple of sentences. They play in group of fives: one plays ant, second snail, third cricket, fourth bee and fifth is storyteller. Every actor describes its animals looks and tells what the animal eats, where he/she has seen the animal, where is the animals home.
The children count how many actors are on tabel theater. They also answer question, how many legs has ant and they count the legs.
The children realized that if they work together then the hardest work can be very pleasant: Great power lies in friendship.


The children found great interest in making arts and playing in table theater. We will play the story in table theater as long the children want to.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Ant has a problem - Belgium story

Integrated activity                                                 Age group - 5/6 years old
Art Education, Science education, Language and communication education, Math education
Type: Knowledge Assessment: "How many differences could be between ants and bees?"
Methods: Brainstorming, Venn Diagram, Exercise, Cooperative learning,Group work