《声音》 VOICES Ivy's VOICES Fall/Winter Edition 2018 - Page 26

IVY MI KINDERGARTEN By Ivy MI KIndergarten First City Campus (Chengdu) T he silence of the school was broken by the sunrise. What’s happening? Children from Class K1B at Ivy MI Kindergarten First City Campus (Chengdu) were picking vegetables in the garden under the guidance of their teacher. They were all excited. What a fresh experience to pick vegetables they planted by themselves! Many children had already lined up to the freshly picked vegetables before the small vegetable market opened. They were talking excitedly, making the small vegetable market so lively and boisterous. In the end, the children sold all the vegetables, with the help of their parents. This is the first time that the students have been able to harvest their own vegetables and witness the fruits of their labor. A small piece of land provided them with an opportunity to observe, discover, play and harvest. They divided their work, cooperated with one another, communicated, shared, and were one with nature. They were all extremely happy and proud! This activity not only helped the students from Class K1B be proud of their work, it also brought joy to the children who bought vegetables, and parents alike. The kindergarten plantation provided a way for children to get close to nature. The school has set up “Yimi Garden” this semester, so that the children can plant by themselves. They can personally experience planting and harvesting, learn the growth process of common crops, and understand the difficulty of growing food. They can experience the hardships of labor, and the joy of harvesting. The plantation will become a paradise for children to attain personal development.