During week 9 we continued developing recycling topic. We focused on other things we can do to help keep our Earth healthy through recycling.
We mentioned that trees are very important because they give us healthy air to breath. So it is very important to take care of the trees that already exist and to plant new ones. We also mentioned that a lot of trees are cut down every year because they are used for making paper and furniture amongst other things, so it is important to replace them.
First we saw how trees grow from a single seed. The children had to opportunity to touch and feel different kinds of seeds such as pumpkin, butter bean and popcorn seeds.
The children got to know that plants need certain ingredients for them to grow into plants, vegetables and fruit.
They need space in the ground where there is some soil, sunlight and water. Sid the Seed is one of our friends who helped us understand this idea.
Sid The Seed –
Grow little seed grow which shows us all this.
This led us to our hands on creation – Planting the gulbiena.
The children then played with a seed sensory bin were they were able to sort out the by size thus revising big and small as well as by shape and colour. They also practiced their fine motor skills by drawing triangle shapes following dotted lines on their workbooks and colouring a growing plant.
The concept of a seed growing into a tree was linked to the letter g. You can find more information in the literacy blog.
You can spend some time with your children watching a short sweet film called the Lorax, the concept of which evolves around trees and plants and discuss it. Here is the link:
The original version of Dr. Seuss’s Lorax.
The Lorax Movie