Jasper: Jasper's Beanstalk
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When the seed germinates, or starts to grow, small parts inside the seed grow into the root and stem.
Regardless, the book's message seemed to come across well when it came to planting out own seed in a cup. It illustrates planting, watering, hoeing and getting rid of slugs and snails in a beautiful and simple way. It was great for questioning with the children and using it as a stimulus for other lessons such as draw what you think might be up the beanstalk.This was also an activity for counting practice and grouping using a tens frame template to place a seed in each space.
The sequential use of the days of the week will be useful in EYFS settings to reinforce the days of the week, and many of the pages will allow for discussion around gardening and associated vocabulary. Jasper's Beanstalk is ideal for EYFS children in that it provides large illustrations with a small amount of text.Unfortunately a week later, after waiting, waiting and waiting, Jasper gets very frustrated and impatient as nothing has grown. It was really great that Jasper does something on each day reinforcing the days of the week to my pupils.
Many Hamilton units come with interactive Grammar Presentations integrated into the overall teaching and textual context. Jasper wants to plant his own bean; the story goes through the different days of the week, showing what happens to Jasper's bean each day.Display Contents from Seed to Sunflower and model using the book to answer questions about the life cycle of a sunflower. It teaches some good concepts including perseverance, friendship (the robin is my favourite character), setting yourself challenges, using the physical environment around you, establishing expectations and developing patience and respect. I really enjoyed reading this book and rate it 5* because it teaches children many concepts and although it is a fiction book, it does provide the reader and listener with information of how to grow a bean.