Visit to Botanic Garden
Moving further with our inquiry into how human interactions affect other living things we visited the Learning Forest. Before our visit we wondered what animals we would see. Some of us thought we would see lions and some thought we would see snake.
When we visited the Garden we found out that there were lots of tall trees in the garden but a lot of trees were cut down because they were very old and were not safe. We also saw some tress which were held upright by poles. We wondered why people had done that? Was it to support the trees from falling?
We saw many insects and birds and trees. Here is a list of some of the living things that we saw:
Lizard, bumble bees, spiders and its web, water hen, fish, tadpoles, bamboo trees, rooster, lily pads, turtle, flowers, ants, snails and dragon fly.
We wondered why we did not see lions? Was it because there were so many people walking?
Unit Of Inquiry:
Sharing The Planet
Human actions affect other living things
Lines of Inquiry:
Human interactions with other living things
The result of human behaviour on other living things
This week, we looked at how human action affect other living things by visiting Mr Aik, our security guard who looks after the plants in our school. He showed us what he does to make sure the plants are well cared for at the front of the school. He talked to us about the importance of watering the plants, feeding the plants by giving them fertiliser, and getting rid of the weeds. All this helps the plants to grow into strong and healthy plants and trees. We had great fun potting our own plant and watering it. We think Mr AIk is being helpful to the plants by looking after them.
We are being responsible of taking care of the plant and watering them everyday. We also take water the bamboo trees in the little playground. As we do that we are also looking at the changes that takes place due to our actions.
We then had a look around the school campus and found plants that we know Mr Aik looks after and the ones he does not. We noticed that the big trees like the Banyan tree and the field plants are looked after by nature and not Mr Aik.
Our focus in math this week was combining, separating and exploring combinations of whole numbers through various fun games and hand on activities!
We had a mystery reader This week! It was Gabriella grandmother who came to read to us. We were all so excited! She read the 'Hungry Caterpillar' in Spanish to us! Even though we did not understand the meaning we could read the pictures:)
Sharing The Planet
Central Idea: Human actions affect other living things
Lines of Inquiry:
To learn about how we would react to other living things in the environment we went for a little picnic in our school! On two days we went to the lovely green areas in our school where we laid the mats and had our snack! It was so much fun (and we got lucky as it was not raining at that time and the sun was peeking out from between the clouds!). We saw some spiders, ants, bugs and a snail. And how did we interact? Some of us were scared, some of shooed the bug away and some of us just let let them be and watched them move!
On another day when we just got back from the library we found a big mess in our class! The pencils were lying on the floor, the toys were found thrown all around the class! We wondered who had made the mess? We were sad, mad, upset and disturbed to see our class in a mess. We took up the responsibility and cleaned up the mess. Ms Smita was so proud of us! We then made connections to our new unit ' Sharing The Planet'. Just like being responsible for class, we also need to be responsible for our planet. Everything we do affects our planet.
We are the class of K2 consisting of 5 and 6 year olds. Our teacher, Ms Smita, facilitates our learning through inquiry and lots of fun!