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Sharing the Planet

22 June 2015

After many weeks of applying various ways of teaching and learning inkg2, our preschoolers’awareness about the importance of having plants in our lives was aroused. As a demonstration of their learning, they took responsible actions towards plants grown up in their surroundings starting from their school community and decided to create their own signs to spread the word of how much we need flowers as well as oxygen to breathe!
Playing the role of little scientists, learners applied the scientific method in different ways by manipulating objects and using different tools among learning centers inside the classroom and outside. They were excited to learn independently about what soil and plants are. Using all their senses, they observed the change in living plants. Since they are curious by nature, learners have inquired about the growth of potato on their own. They had a hard time imagining that potatoes grow in the ground upon digging through the soil. Well guess what!! They turned into big believers when a big bag of soil was provided to them and they had to do the digging themselves. They were also responsible for the growth of their own plants as they recorded their observations on their charts in a systematic way, checked the weather, watered the plants, and even sang to them, and weeded them. They also did their inquiries in books, surfed the internet, and asked questions to gain more knowledge about plants and their benefits, and found that glue, paper, wood, pencils, medicine, and cotton also come from plants.
The learners’ curiosity led most of them to initiate the action of planting cucumber seeds, toya bean seeds, and pepper seeds. Lastly, they came to the most essential conclusion of that “We all, people, animals, and plants share the planet.”
“Nature study consists of simple, truthful observations that may, like beads on a string, finally be threaded upon the understanding and thus held together as a logical and harmonious whole. ““Anne Botsford Comstock,” Handbook of Nature Study

DarineYassine
KG2 English Homeroom Teacher
Preschool Department