4. demonstrate an ability to use problem-solving skills in a variety of contexts, including social contexts
(BC, SRWB, PSI)
9. demonstrate literacy behaviours that enable beginning readers to make sense of a variety of texts (DLMB, PSI)
10. demonstrate literacy behaviours that enable beginning writers to communicate with others (DLMB, PSI)
29. demonstrate an understanding of the natural world and the need to care for and respect the environment (BC)
Provide an opportunity to view the video: Growing Plants and Vegetables as an initial provocation. After viewing, ask children if anyone is interested in learning more, such as planting seeds.
If there is not an interest, next day the educator may set out flower pots as the provocation. Invite children who wish to be part of further learning, to create a seed planting algorithm.
Growing Plants and Vegetables
Open Spring Planting Algorithm Images on the interactive whiteboard or LCD projector. Use the strategy for noticing and naming to view the images. Have children determine which images are not needed for a plant to grow? (ex. playing soccer, flying a kite, brushing your teeth). Then have children determine the order or algorithm.
Children who wish to plant seeds over next several days, could decorate a flower pot. Then have children plant seeds.
Boy Planting Seeds
Seed Pots on Counter
Gather children involved back for discussion using the following guiding questions (or come up with your own):