Homestead cooperation makes “seed course” more interesting

2022-06-01 0 By

My garden is located in eryuan Town, known as “wencheng granary”, which is located on the periphery of farmland and is a kindergarten surrounded by vegetable gardens.Based on the actual situation of the garden and combining with the advantages of farming culture, we have carried out the “seed course” featuring planting.In the process of curriculum construction, parents with rich planting experience are our unique curriculum resources. How to make full use of resources to turn parents from onlookers and evaluators into “partners”?One autumn morning, a parent was told by the teacher to give his child a hoe.When he saw the child wearing a waterproof suit standing in the field and greeted him with a smile and said, “Dad, I am cutting rice.” The farmer sighed and said, “I have been a farmer and a farmer all my life. How can you still let my child farm?”Then the parents shook their heads and walked away.With the continuous progress of curriculum reform, parents also pay more attention to preschool education, why will there be such “soul torture”?We found that there were two reasons: first, our garden was located in the countryside, and most of the left-behind children were left behind. Some parents had outdated educational concepts and did not understand the kindergarten curriculum.Second, under such a background, teachers are half accustomed to and half clueless in the development of home work.In 2020, Wenzhou Preschool Education Guidance Center launched the rural curriculum reform project — nine keys, among which the key “Home Cooperation Station” successfully opened the heart door between homes, prompting parents to enter the kindergarten, becoming the “ally” of the curriculum.Based on the situation that rural parents do not understand kindergarten curriculum, we hold parents’ tea party by age group, explain kindergarten curriculum, one-day activities and other aspects, and sort out the development of planting ability and accumulated experience of children of different ages, so that parents can feel: what is the significance of the curriculum?What does the child gain?With these questions, our journey of discovery begins.Multi-dimensional observation, changing concepts and post learning: Watching the “seeds” sprout.In view of parents’ concept of “children in kindergarten is to play”, we try to let parents know their children’s daily life in the kindergarten and understand the “seed curriculum” of the kindergarten through post learning.In this process, parents found that children have a strong sense of rules, independent service consciousness, planting based “seed curriculum” permeated in all aspects, cultivate children’s good conduct habits.Inside: The World of Painting.During the observation, we provided the children’s paintings, the theme of “Strange seeds”.We hope that by observing the paintings, parents can see the improvement of their children’s painting ability, cognitive ability and expression ability from the aspects of color and structure.In the children’s immature paintings, parents saw vibrant plants, fruits of different shapes and colors, colorful seeds…To see the rich spiritual world with children’s whimsy.Recorded observation: farming by small farmers.”What can a child grow?Messing around.”Some parents say so.To do this, we invited a class of children to plant on site.Parents use “K-T-R-H records” to see how children work independently by “you know how to plant, how you think your child would plant, what the results were like, and what the child gained or learned.”Through recording observation, parents found that the children’s planting experience is much richer than adults imagine, and the earnest appearance of the children is also deeply impressed in the parents’ mind.Hands-on, child-oriented creative Experience: The charm of technological planting.In the eyes of parents, technological cultivation is just machine cultivation, and children can learn less knowledge.In this regard, we organized parents and children to visit the farm to understand the difference between aeroponics and traditional soil culture.Then we invited the farmer to guide us in the cultivation of seeds.In this activity, parents experienced the diversity of “seed courses” and felt the convenience of planting with technology.Participatory Experience: the secret of the curriculum.After successful planting, parents ask a new question: “We can, children can?”Therefore, we carried out “help home”, recording the growth process of plants with children, providing sponges, sprinklers and other devices, and inviting parents to act as science teachers and carry out teaching activities.Three months later, when parents saw the cabbages in the corridor, they were all amazed and believed more in their children’s hands-on ability and cooperative exploration ability.Interactive experience: Touch after perspective shift.As spring turned to autumn, the fields in the town and the vegetable fields in the kindergarten were full of harvest, and the children were sharing their planting experience with gusto, which was the strength of the course.Therefore, we launched the planting experience sharing meeting – I planted XX.Through interactive experience, parents correctly understand the concept of “seed curriculum” and gradually accept the child-oriented education concept.Home hand in hand, to build a win-win and common progress: the four seasons solicitation order.Observation and experience remove obstacles to home cooperation and promote home consensus.In order to enable parents to give full play to their advantages and participate in the curriculum, so that the curriculum has a richer connotation, we jointly create the “science and technology planting micro base”, and jointly promote the development of the kindergarten “seed curriculum”.We issued the “Four Seasons Solicitation Order” in the form of electronic questionnaire, collected plants suitable for four seasons from parents and their planting characteristics, investigated parents’ free time, selected seeds suitable for cultivation together with the base members, and optimized and sorted out the curriculum resources of the kindergarten.Integrated creation: home technology planting micro-base.The introduction of aeroponics has increased parents’ interest in technology growing, and some parents have decided to set up small home technology growing sites linked to kindergartens.Teachers carried out practice and on-site discussion in sections to guide parents to master the basic knowledge of scientific planting and improve the comprehensive quality of “seed course”.Block type expansion: kindergarten science and technology planting micro base.Planting base should not only consider the characteristics of children of all ages, but also arrange relatively stable or regular rotation of planting space.Site selection in the kindergarten, so, we with their parents and open different planting theme activities according to the ages: small class “soilless culture” on the ground floor, the middle shift “aerosol planting” on the second floor, the third floor of large “symbiosis” fish food, public area “tide”, and “total score” the structure arrangement of management personnel, a face type of planting technology.The process of exploration is long, but every exploration is a transformation.In more than a year, through the “home cooperative station”, parents’ attitude to the kindergarten “seed curriculum” from never understanding to active participation, the number of parents from a few to a group as a unit, rural parents’ education concept has taken on a new look…Gradually, the children are happy, the parents laugh, the teachers grow up, “see love and freedom, see the power of growth” the picture is clearer.(The author is from The Central Kindergarten of Eryuan Town, Wencheng County, Wenzhou city, Zhejiang Province.) China Education News, February 20, 2022, the second edition