Plan: Today I introduced pineapple and Guava to the children, we all sat on the big red mat in a yarning circle, I showed the children the pineapple first, I asked the children to describe what the pineapple look likes, feels like and smell like. I went around the circle and gave each child the opportunity to have a turn and these were the children responses Daphne- 'it smell like pineapple and feelsspiky' Marlee -apple Novia 'it smells like apple and feels hard' Laye - 'it smell like Chippies and feels hard' Hunter 'ta' Nahtan 'yummy' Nyibol and Tevita- is a pineapple' Pico and Fatima - 'is a pineapple' and the other Joeys just smelt it and smiled.. I asked, "What color do you think it is on the inside?" Daphne said 'yellow', I explained to the children it smelled sweet and ripe. I asked Sandra to research the benefits of pineapple for our, research shows that Pineapple is low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals. pineapples are rich in vitamin C which aids in tissue growth and repair. Pineapple is tropical fruit they grow in islands (Cultural awareness) and it takes pineapple two years to grow. I cut out the pineapple little pieces and everyone was excited to have a taste, most of the children asked for more. Next I showed the children the guava, I asked the children 'who know what this fruit is'? I had no responses . The children were very interested in how big the first one was I explained to the children that 'this is a green guava' and this morning Kavitha was able to tell me that there are different guava, I showed the children the smaller guavas, asked 'what differences can you all see' Allure said 'the green one is bigger and the other one is smaller'. I explained to the children that small guava will be red or pink inside and the big guava will be white inside. I cut out the big green guava and showed the children the inside, cut it up into tiny pieces and all the children tasted it the guava. They were not quit show how to describe the taste of the guava. I cut up the red guava and give it to the children that were willing to try it, most of the children didn't like the taste of the green guava. We research about guava and research showed that guava are originally from south America.
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Outcomes: 4: Children are confident and involved learners Elements: 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity. Children in this learning story were able to participate in a rich and meaningful inquiry-based cultural experiences.
This learning experience can be linked to Piaget's theories. He believes the child is an active learner and that the child must be given opportunities to explore, discover and experiment. These principles underpin all cognitive development
Critical reflection: This is a great learning opportunity for the Children, I was able to explain to the children where the fruit grows. We were able to plan experiences and provide resources that broaden children's perspectives and encourage appreciation of diversity the experience encourages the children to share and take turns. I was also able to engage in interactions with the children by asking questions and also having a taste of the fruits, this experience also promote respect for diversity and value distinctiveness. The children enjoyed trying and seeing something new. Follow up: Exploring different fruits and vegetables