Friday, October 20, 2017

Inquiry-based learning activity with legend of Rocha Beach


- To learn about sea, agricultural and garden products. What gives us the sea and what land? (during one week).
- Products from the sea (fish and their body building), from the land (fruits and vegetables, forest woods) (we look at pictures).
- Children's storytelling: What can you get from the sea and from the land?
- Geometric shapes: ring (fish, mushrooms).
- Art- paste with glue: Fish, apple tree, mushrooms (joining and placement of parts, development of adhesive skills).
- Game: Sea and land

TOOLS: Telling children story about "Legend Rocha Beach" (simplified version). Pictures on paper and computer from fish, fish body parts, forest, garden and field products. Geometric shapes for making fish (round, half round), colored paper for apple tree and mushroom making (ready-made details), glue. Fruit and vegetables on a plate to  identify them eyes closed.

The teacher prepares picture materials and everything for the artwork. Read through the fairy tale to make it easier for children to tell. Prepare the fruits and vegetables for tasting and find scarf for eyes.

1. What can we get from the sea? You can catch fish from the sea. Ships can ride. (We will explore pictures, including your computer). Who still lives in the sea? (plants, boxes, molluscs).

Fish have fins, tail, scales, body. The tail is a steering wheel, fins balance, the body is smooth, scales protect the body. Who has eaten the fish, who liked the taste of fish, is the fish useful? Children talk.

Fish are caught with a fishing line and a net.
Imitate the swimming fish. The fish steers themselves in the water with a tail, with fines holding the balance. The children put their hands together in order to create a tail of the fish and begin to swim as if they were small fishes.

We glue the fish on a common base (two or three pieces to make one fish).

Small fishis also remind in the yard of how they can swim and control their own tail and balance with the fins.

2. What grows from the soil?

- Trees that bear fruit (apple, pear, cherry, plum tree). 
- Greenhouses grow tomatoes and cucumbers. 
- Finely grown carrots, beets, cabbage, peas, beans, strawberries. 
- Forest mushrooms, berries 
- The grain grows in the field. What can you do from the grain? Bread, white bread, small pastries, pretzel, Cake. Children telling of bread and baked goods.

 Apple trees in the apple tree yard.

We will explore pictures on paper and pictures of the computer. Who's at home what grows? Who has picked fruits herself? Children talk.

Berry bushes (red currant). Mushrooms in the woods.

Garden fruits and vegetable. Berries.

Grain on fields. Harvesting with the combine.

We taste the vegetables and fruits (beets, carrots, apples) blindly and we try to guess what that is?

We stick together a variety of mushrooms. We make a common apple tree. (practicing gluing skills, developing interconnection skills).

Play the game "Sea and Land". Developing children's attention. On one side of the border is the earth, and on the other side is the sea. Children jump into the place where the teacher tells (either land or sea).
You can play it also outside!!!

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting. We will try to adapt your activity in our classroom. Thanks for share!