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Flowers and Plants: Easy-to-make charts and project ideas for kindergarteners

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My daughters who are 5 year old twins are attending Preparatory class this year. They have a very theme based curriculum in their school with more open discussions and practical knowledge. One of the topic of the month was “Flowers and Plants” and they were asked to bring any article, chart, plant, flower related to the topic. Not only we enjoyed making charts related to this topic, we learnt a lot in the process. The following are the charts we made, which are easy to understand and can be discussed with a 5 year old.

CHART 1:

This is a very simple chart showing the parts of the plant with their functions. I made it colourful and attractive using craft paper, seeds and yarn

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CHART 2:

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This chart shows the steps in the germination process from a seed to flowering. The things the plant need to grow are made on a separate panel which can be discussed separately.

CHART 3:

What are flowers important? Flowers are not only for ornamental use but have an important role in pollination and various other uses. This chart discusses the various uses of flowers.

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CHART 4:

This is a simple chart to know the names of flowers and identify them. We took this chart to a garden and a flower shop and tried to identify as many as possible.

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ACTIVITY:

This activity includes learning about a new plant, and understanding its needs and taking care of it. I chose specifically a Kalanchoe, which is very easy to take care, blooms everyday, and has quite a nice trivia.

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School Admissions (Part 1): Types of school boards in India

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”- Nelson Mandela

Education plays an important role in the progress of an individual’s mind and country. Education being one of the most important factors responsible to shape the personality of an individual.

Quality is the most cherished goal in human endeavour and especially in the field of education, hence choosing the right board and school for your child becomes a very important factor. Education in India is very highly dependent on the syllabus offered and most parents choose schools based on the syllabus it offers rather than on the kind of education imparted by the school. There are lot of factors which determine school admissions, so in this post I have discussed  basic points about the types of school boards in India. Continue reading

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School Admissions: Introduction

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

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If you are reading this article, that means you have come to the stage where your child is ready to go to school, and you are gearing up for school admissions. I know, it’s quite a competition out there, but relax if you have your sorted out your priorities regarding school selection, then it gets quite easy from there. Continue reading