Growing Great Children at AIS

Growing Great Children at AIS

Our Kindergarten children have been learning about living things and what they need to survive. They have been asking questions, researching, and investigating their ideas. They have used their environment to engage in their ‘Sharing the planet’ unit of inquiry. Ashton and Minh Khoa, from our Lotus Kindergarten, went exploring around their playground and stumbled across some leaves lying on the ground. They become curious as they examined the leaves and shared their prior knowledge about trees and leaves. They then wondered if the leaves would grow again and decided to do an experiment. They placed some soil and their leaf into a container. “Plants need water and sun to grow,” shared Ashton. When they arrived back in the classroom they shared their experiment with their classmates. They asked the class what they thought would happen to the leaves – “will the leaves grow or not?” The children decided they would write their names on the paper that said ‘Not grow’ or ‘It will grow’ to show what they thought would happen. Then they had a great discussion around the maths words ‘more’ and ‘less’. More children thought that the leaves would grow!

AIS Kindergarten environments provide opportunities so that our learners can be the author of their own learning. Through playful exploration, inquiry and discovery we build caring, confident, capable and curious learners (our CORE values). We wanted to take this opportunity to share one of our beautiful learning engagements with you that celebrates our CORE values here in AIS Kindergarten.

I wonder what has happened to the leaves over the spring break?