Log in
  • Blogs
  • The Hamilton and Rotorua Clusters' Science PLD Group

The Hamilton and Rotorua Clusters' Science PLD Group's blogs

  • pear lsson

    By donnak Comments (1)

    On Friday I took my class of year two students through a pear observation lesson.  We practised using magnifying glasses.  How did they know it was a pear - because it of its shape - fat - where by an apple is round. It was green.  Felt bumpy.  They talked about the bump at the bottom which they thought was the flower - just like an apple.  They went to their lunch boxes to find an apple to show me.  I have a book from the library that we will look at next week shows the life cycle of an apple and the photos are very detailed.  They used their senses to describe the pear.  I found I wasn't listening enough - putting words into their mouths sometimes.  We cut the pear observed and talked about it and drew the pear both whole and in half.  One funny moment was when someone bought their picture to me.  He had written his best friends name (korey)beside the stalk because a girl at his table said he had to name the pear ! I meant label it.  The word were on the board and had talked about them - basic words skin stalk etc.

  • Welcome to our VLN community where I'm hoping you will all post, reply, offer, comment, think, discuss and possibly even disagree... Here all the files will be found -lesson plans, readings, etc so it will hopefully become a veritable treasure trove!

    I had thought about keeping the two clusters separate on the VLN but if we're going to be collaborative, then this is how we can start. I'm hoping that we might even get the two clusters together some time later in the year...

    At the moment I'm writing up our first workshop and looking forward to seeing you all there in a couple of weeks.