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Plants In Our Midst: Formative Week

Examining a bug!

How We Share the Planet

Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Share the Planet

Central Idea: Plants play a unique role in our lives and the lives of animals.

Lines Of Inquiry:
- the features of the plants in our local areas.
- how animals/people using plants.
- the needs of plants in our local area.

A leaf!!
Continuing with the formative assessment that Wendy began, we went on a nature walk.  The children had a checklist of different items to find. All items were found except an acorn.

This is what the children know:
Byron: A pine cone and an acorn are not the same. A pine cone has spikes.
Esme: Some trees have needles not leaves.
Grace: Fire ants live in the forest.
Jayla: Worms are in the dirt.
Sophie: Flowers are different colours.
Tyreese: Leaves are different shapes.

 On Thursday, all of the children of Creative Minds went on a walk to explore another area of the forest.
Documenting the findings!


  1. Beautiful candid shots that capture the moment! What an amazing bunch!

    1. Thank you Wendy! We have a group of curious naturalists!


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