Getting Eio kids to eat fruits has been easy these days as they can “self-service”.
Mrs Eio thought of sharing some pointers she taught the kids using an apple. As a SAHM, having a proper sit-down lesson is a luxury.
Does Mrs Eio has 21st century competencies, PETALS framework, differentiated learning…(all that she learnt from MOE as a school teacher) blah blah blah.. in mind when she teaches Eio kids?
Most of the time, concepts & “lessons” are taught to the kids amidst of preparing meals, laundry, housework, changing bedsheets etc… best part is.. there’s no need for a lesson plan! Haha.
Em was told to leave the apple on the plate & to observe the change to the apple after an hour.
Needless to say, the apple turns brown. A natural question he asked is “why?”
Here comes our 1st learning point:
Mrs Eio showed Eio kids this YouTube video to help them better understand the concept.
(Photo above: browning of an apple after 1 hour. )
Besides sharing on the oxidisation of apple, Mrs Eio also shared another concepts that are related to apple with Eio kids.
2) Apple is a fruit. Mrs Eio shared with Eio kids how a flower on an apple tree grows into a fruit.
3) the story of Isaac Newton’s discovery of gravity! Wallah!! Apple!
There are many other stories (concepts) one can teach using an apple. 🍎
Having shared all the above, Mrs Eio thinks Proper “sit-down” learning & intentional teaching are important so Mrs Eio does set aside time for these.
Well… Learning can take place anywhere, anytime but not just from anybody though. 🤔