ITEC project I ntergenerational Garden. Why gardening together ?.
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Whygardeningtogether? • I think ;by sharing skills and experiences, we can increaseunderstanding and respect between younger and oldergenerations.Forthisreason,I organized a couple of activities inside andoutsidetheclassroom.I alsowantedtointegratemycurriculumwiththisactivity.Lastweek’stopicwas ‘’to be in thepast ‘’and ‘’usedto’’ structures..Studentstriedtousethemand at theend of theactivities,they had toanswerthequestions in theworksheetsgivenbyme..
Bringing the young and the old together to learn from and abouteachotherwas a goodpoint.
Theyoungandold ;both of themaskedandansweredquestionstoeachother
At theend of thelesson;wewentoutside;theytriedtoplantflowersalltogether
Beforetheactivity ,studentstriedto organize theschoolgarden..
Some of thestudentsbroughtplantsandtheytriedtoplantthemwith his/her peers.
Classroomactivities: • Aftertheactivity;studentstriedtowritesentencesusing ‘’usedto’’structure.Sspreparedsomepresentationsandsomeposters.Ssdiscussedaboutintergenerationallearning in groups.Ssprepared a questionnaire. Thequestionnaireoffereda list of possible activities in which grandparents might engage with their grandchildren .Herearetheresults..
Thequestionnaireoffereda list of possible activities in which grandparents might engage with their grandchildren : • Talkingaboutfamilymembers/familyhistory, • Shoppingtogether, • Religiousactivities, • Gettingthemreadyforschool/takingthemtoschool • Havingbreakfast,lunchordinnertogether • Eatingout • Gardening/cookingtogether
Result: I had twomainaims: Thefirstonewas developing positive cooperation between the teenagestudentsandtheelderlyand improving the students’ respect for the others. Thesecondaimwastoimplement ‘’usedto’’ and ‘’to be in thepast’’structures.I think,theresult is positive. Creating practices that promote interaction across agesmadestudentslearnwithpleasure.