This video will be shown to my class so they will properly know how to grow their own plants. I will provide all the materials needed and make sure we have them before our service project. This video is great for teaching the students because it is very fun, silly, and will keep my students engaged. Most of my students may already know how to grow their plant however, it is still good to show them this video so they can refresh their minds since they will be the ones teaching their partners.
Now that everything is prepared and ready in motion, we set a date and follow through. My students will show up and have around an hour to chat and discuss with everyone, get to know eachother. Then they will begin this project. They will need to get seeds, a pot, soil, and water and sun. The purpose of this lesson is for my students to not only be doing something within our lesson but to also guide their partner and help them through this assignment. Depending on the severity of the persons disability, more guiding may be needed. The purpose is that this should be a challenge and the students will see from another perspective in ways of teaching, and learning.
After our fun day at Big Lakes, i will create an assessment based on a reflection. I want the students thinking about what they thought going into it, how easy or difficult was it to keep their partner on track and to teach them, and how did this project impact or change your day? What did you learn about this project and would you do it again?