Today is the era of project based learning, as it easily involves kids in learning process. The kids are given various thoughtful projects through which they learn through performing it. Also students are made to perform the task in groups through which they grow and learn together. The teachers are only responsible for mentoring the kids for over all process. Kids enjoy learning through activities. Although worldwide international schools are working hard to introduce novice and innovative projects to provide a learning environment, here are some of the interesting projects which make us wonder how kids perform so many activities:
- Grade 1 learning how light works:
Grade 1 kids were asked to observe the equipment which we use in daily life and explain its working. Recently in an International School at Japan grade1 kids were asked to observe and explain the usage of light. Kids came up with connections how electricity is received through light bulbs and how we people use lights. Interesting that this little citizens explaining such concepts.
- Vegetable Garden (Farm School):
Farming is an important occupation of the country. Vegetables are the essential element to live healthy life. What an idea to grow and learn the art of farming. Students of grade 5 onwards are introduced to farm schools. According to seasons they learn which crops can be cultivated accordingly start farming of it, they are responsible for watering and taking care those plants throughout their growth. Group of students take care of allotted vegetables and their harvesting. Once done with basic, they start experimenting the seeds to grow other vegetables. Lastly, they eat those vegetables also in schools.
3. Community development work:
To develop future community development citizens and understand the domestic animal life care, an international Finland school, conducted an animal visit. Before to the visit, they made their grade 2 kids to volunteer on the farm for cleaning pens, feeding and brushing the animals. They also learned their life cycle and food habits. With such a visit, they learn animal life .
- Visit to library:
It is difficult to explain kids the importance of reading books. Although, we explain them or read in front of them they will hardly understand it. Better to explore them what exactly book reading is. In this light, one of the school in Japan made kids to visit the library in groups, where the librarian read a book to them. Later the kids were asked about understanding from book listening and promised to read other book by next week.