Specifically, we'll try to be more animated when standing at the front of the class - making our facial expressions more pronounced, using exaggerated hand gestures, changing the speed, tone and volume of our voice... we're trying it all! We also memorized a few cute tactics to refocus the group, whether this it's a clapping pattern or breathing exercise to calm the kids down, quiet their little mouths, and bring their attention forward.
It is important for us to wrap-up the lesson plan and ask them questions about things they learned. We’re testing out a few ways to do this to see which is more effective – will they respond more enthusiastically one-on-one or as a group? Will they actually be able to answer some of the questions posed to them? Examples: Individually, “can you trace the dinner you ate last night back to the soil?” As a group, “what are some of the behaviors you can do differently at home to make a difference?”
To grow enough food to share with local churches.
The grandchildren (now ages 4 and 6) help to choose plants, and they help to plant and care for them. They have selected fruit trees to grow and have specified which butterflies to try to attract to the garden. They help to water and to weed and to fill the bird-feeder.
I will write a potential plan, I will approach the P&C in relation to same and if same is approved will invite parents and students to participate. I will start with year 1 - 3 and then move to other years. If the P&C refuses I may approach the City Council for some space to implement the project.
Plan, plant, and harvest from our school garden.
A group of homeschool/unschool kids to be a part of weekly projects that are centered around teaching compassion through helping areas of the community in need.
School Mission Bethany Pre and Primary School’s mission is to provide a safe and caring educational environment, which aims for excellence in achieving the following goals: Provide appropriate educational opportunities, which empower students to achieve their potential. Adhere to academic standards and curriculum as set out by the Tanzanian Ministry of Education. Contribute to character development, independence, and self-motivation. Encourage students to become self-reliant, open-minded, and productive citizens. Promote an atmosphere of mutual respect. Deliver instruction that encourages joy in learning. Develop awareness of sustainable development. Welcome children from a variety of backgrounds and faiths.
We will use Philosophy for Children and Critical Thinking Skills to explore the causes of food poverty. We will speak to farmers and examined statistics looking at trends over time. We will examine our findings and see what action we can take locally in both school to address the problem.
Our project will provide food and fellowship to the homeless population of greater Fort Worth, Texas. We will be cooking the food on grills and then taking it downtown. We will set up a line for them to walk through and encourage them as they walk through. We will spend time with them as they are eating and afterwards to help build them up.