2nd LEARNING/TEACHING/TRAINING ACTIVITY

‘FLOWERS and FLOWER-VISITING INSECTS’
27th May-2nd June 2018, Antalya-TURKEY

Objectives

  1. To equip children with knowledge and skills on flowers, pollination and

flower-visiting insects;

  1. To stimulate children’s curiosity about seeds and flowers through science activities;
  2. To help children get acquainted with pollination process using simple and funny tasks;
  3. To improve children’s English through Drama activities and/or songs on Flowers and Insects.

All Partners have carried out the following Activities in their schools:

-FOREST DAY and WATER DAY Celebration

-PRE-SURVEY with children on flowers and flower-visiting insects.

-OBSERVATION of  flowers in the nature and doing some activities and crafts with flowers. (e.g. flower collage)

-A VISIT to a Botanic garden/Florist to learn more about flowers and plants, jobs related to flowers.

-WELCOMING Biologist or Science teacher in the kindergarten to carry out some science experiments (e.g. Dissecting a Flower/Sprouting seeds/Dyeing flowers).

-EASTER DAY Celebration

-EARTH DAY Celebration

-PLANTING a Tree and KITE Competition

-PLANTING flowers in the garden both local and international (those exchanged durng 1st TPM).

-OBSERVING flower-visiting insects in the nature and discovering the process of POLLINATION.

-Making a simple ‘BEE HOTEL in the kindergarten.

-ENGLISH Lessons to learn  some names of flowers and insects in English via songs&drama

-MOTHERS’ DAY Celebration with families in the kindergarten

-POST SURVEY with children and QUESTIONNAIRE with teachers.

The Agenda for the workshop of LTT-2 included

  1. PRESENTATION on ‘Preschool Education in Turkey and Education in Döşemealtı Ekolojik Kreş’
  2. PRESENTATION of LTT2 Activities + 1 Sample Lesson Plan by TURKEY
  3. PRESENTATION of Children’s Prepost Test Results & Teachers’ Questionnaire Reports Countries on LTT2 activities by TURKEY
  4. PRESENTATION of 6 Partners on LTT-2 activities+Sample Lesson Plans+*Pre-post Test Results

+Teachers’ Questionnaire Results

  1. Discussions/Comments about LTT2
  2. Updating the Etwinning Portal/Project webpage
  3. Discussing the Budget Management
  4. Deciding on the Booklet Content & Design
  5. Going over the Glossary
  6. Discussing the issues to be mentioned in Immediate Report.

Totally, 19 PARTICIPANTS were in the MOBILITY.

1) We did very fruitful JOB-SHADOWING in the host kindergarten ‘Döşemealtı Ekolojik Kreş’:

-We learned many things about the Pre school Education in Turkey;

-We admired the kindergarten’s garden, fruit trees, the flowers and the  animals living in the garden;

-We were very pleased to observe children doing planting work in the garden;

-We had great time watching the children’s drama performance.

2) It was a good opportunity to to visit a private K-12 school with kindergarten in the same district, where we observed children doing different ecological activities.

3)Thanks to our host project coordinator who organized a meeting with the mayor of Döşemealtı whom we learned a lot of things about Döşemealtı district.

4) A different but unforgettable memory for most of us: A visit to Mosque and Open Market.

5) We were lucky that we were able to see very nice samples of Turkish Hand Crafts when we visited Adult Education Center.

6) A Cultural Trip where we visited Karain Cave, Evdir Han Caravanserai, Nomad’s Tent, Antalya Museum was a great experience to learn more about the host partner’s country, history and culture.

At the end of the meeting, each partner country filled in the Participants’ Evaluation Form.

WORKSHOP

ACTIVITIES at PARTNER KINDERGARTENS