Saturday, 29 April 2017

A GARDEN PROJECT

School vegetable gardens are a great way for children to learn about where their food comes from and to get them excited about eating fresh vegetables. 
It is also a chance to learn outdoors!

Urban Seedling  help our school plan, build, plant, and maintain a school vegetable garden. 
We involve students  in our planting workshops. 
 A vegetable garden is a great way to build ties between children, between parents and teachers, and within the community.

Benefits of School Vegetable Gardens

Teaching Tools:
  • Increase knowledge of nature and plant growth
  • Positive social interactions around the garden
  • Promotion of healthy development
  • Increasing consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • New producer-consumer relationships
  • The role of agriculture in the children’s lives (food chain)
  • Cultural and personal integration
  • Reduction of behavioral problems
Possible activities:
  • Seedlings and germination of seeds
  • Transplanting, calendar and seasons
  • Planning the garden
  • Planting
  • Composting
  • The web of biodiversity
  • Magic potions and homemade gardening solutions
  • Herb box in the classroom
  • Identification and observation of leaves
  • Art work, mural, mosaic, poster, scarecrow, “land art”
  • Parts of the plant
  • Seedlings that look alike: plant families
  • Diversity of shapes and colours
  • Origin of seeds (heirloom variety histories – crops from first nations and other countries – maps and geography)
  • Traditional foods and dishes throughout the seasons



Let's start watching a cute little  story about Sid, a seed, who lives underground...written and illustrated by Daniel R. Pagan


Now it's time to learn a planting song 


 we can learn in English the part of a plant with this rap








Friday, 31 March 2017

IT'S EASTER TIME

Let's start watching a video explaining where the bunnies hide their chocolate eggs


These are some ideas to work in the classroom

Some information about Easter

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/easter


http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/teacher/easter.htm


And some games and activities

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/easter/


http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/easter/games.php

http://www.thekidzpage.com/easter_games/

http://www.akidsheart.com/holidays/easter/egames.htm


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

SAINT PATRICK'S DAY



St Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture on or around March 17. It particularly remembers St Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century. 
 
St Patrick’s Day is celebrated in many parts of the world, especially by Irish communities and organizations. Many people wear an item of green clothing on the day. Parties featuring Irish food and drinks that are dyed in green food color are part of this celebration. It is a time when children can indulge in sweets and adults can enjoy a “pint” of beer at a local pub.

Symbols

The most common St Patrick's Day symbol is the shamrock. The shamrock is the leaf of the clover


Let's listen to a song about the Leprechaun


and play some games if you click on the picture

http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/st.patricksday/games.php

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

PANCAKE DAY

Let's celebrate on the 28th February, a very famous party in the UK and USA


Sunday, 1 January 2017

PEACE FOR THE WORLD !!!




Let's have a look to this video and try to answer some questions


Now it's time to learn this song and sing it together



and colour on line the peace symbols




Friday, 9 December 2016

CHRISTMAS TIME !!!

Let's start with  some carols singed by
Taylor Swift and White Christmas


Bruce Springsteen and Santa Claus is coming to town

And now you can play , learn, listen .... a lot of things about Christmas in this link

http://cp.claracampoamor.fuenlabrada.educa.madrid.org/juegosnavidad.htm

 

Sunday, 23 October 2016

HALLOWEEN TIME !!!

Let's learn some facts about Hallowweeen in the UK and the USA.
You only have to read an article and answer the on line questions

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/uk-now/read-uk/halloween


Now it's time to play some games

http://www.halloweenmountain.com/hangman.php


http://www.thekidzpage.com/halloween_games/index.html