Growing Love with SMIC Garden
It is known that Mother Nature is a great source for education. The world of nature is an excellent environment for our children to explore, absorb, collaborate, and enjoy learning. Last Friday, and for weeks to come, our Kinders will have the opportunity to experience this while working on a garden project. Our Science unit has been thoughtfully crafted to integrate not only Math, but ELA, Character Education, and Life Skills all into one. Science is one of the subjects that our students can use to explore and think beyond the norm.
Here at SMIC, we feel that collaboration between grade levels is essential in creating new learning opportunities for all of our students. Our teachers are passionate about authentic education. With the strong support of Peter Griffin, Fish Dai, Conrad Edwards, Irina Edwards, and our EC teachers, the K1 and K2 students now have the opportunity to team up with the middle/high school students and ECO Club on this meaningful project.
This garden project delivers the idea that being surrounded by nature can create enrichment opportunities and give our students the ability to apply their own instinctive knowledge. When students are in a large group setting, especially of this sort, they will inevitably face different types of challenges. When they face these challenges, the students will not only need to apply their instinctive knowledge, but also use their problem-solving skills, leadership skills, and negotiation skills, as well as their ability to execute the art of persuasion.Furthermore, it’s a fantastic platform to exhibit SMIC ESLRs. We look forward to the precious moments of when the “big brothers” and “big sisters” step up to guide and support our young scholars. We are convinced that each student will walk away from this experience with substantial gains.
To enhance the overall experience, our students, teachers, and school leaders all wore outfits to align with the theme. Thank you ALL for your support! Let us all continue to celebrate learning and of course, Mother Nature!