National Tree Day at Kool Kidz Mill Park
As it was international Tree Day, The Jitterbug room decided to plant vegetables in pot plants. Kathy and Kylie asked the children if they could sit down and watch Kathy as she was going to explain what we were doing and to demonstrate planting seeds. Children showed an increasing capacity to understand and listen to instructions and were enthusiastic in their learning. Kathy poured soil into a pot plant and showed the children all the seeds which were Tomatoes, Carrot, Snow Peas and Zucchini. Children showed persistence and curiosity as they were waiting for their turn.
Children used their fine motor skills to manipulate the shovel in their hands and concentrated as they poured the soil into the pot plants. Ayrton planted Carrots, Karim planted Zucchini and Annabelle planted tomato. Once children had their turn it was time to water the seeds, children carefully watered their seeds and put them to the side. Kathy and Kylie then explained the importance of eating vegetables.
National Tree day in the Bettlebugs room. We briefly spoke about what things plants needs to grow. Soil, sun, water and air. The children that were interested (Alexander, Abby, Alyssa) all had a turn at filling a glass jar with soil and putting the seeds in the soil and giving the seeds some water. The reason why we choose a glass jar was too hopefully watch the root system of plants growing as well. Fingers crossed it works.
Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity as they learn to interact with others
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world by becoming aware of fairness
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing as they become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing and Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners when they transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another. Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place and technologies.
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators by interacting verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes.
Where to from here?
Children will take responsibility for their own pot plant and water them each day they are in.