Daily Prompt – Show and Tell

You’ve been asked to do a five-minute presentation to a group of young schoolchildren on the topic of your choice. Describe your presentation. 

I love growing flowers and plants. The whole process of either starting something beautiful from a seed or cutting is a thrilling and enjoyable exercise for me. For five years I ran a fair sized greenhouse business from my property. I would offer about 7,000 flowers and 10,000 vegetable plants each growing season.

The school kids in one of my smaller greenhouses.

The school kids in one of my smaller greenhouses.

During the time I did this, my children were in the elementary school age range. I made the most of this by inviting their classes out to have a field trip at my greenhouses  This was a perfect field activity to mirror their science class. They had subjects concerning photosynthesis. the anatomy of flowers and the way the plants drew nourishment and moisture from the earth.

I was able to cover all of this and illustrate the concepts to them during their field trips. Since I had familiarity with what my kids studied it was easy to directly relate my show and tell to their knowledge, while adding in some extra information.

Geraniums on the left ans Spikes on the right

Geraniums on the left ans Spikes on the right

I also made sure to include some hands on activities for the kids to be a part of the process. With children of my own and a love for the little ones I have so much experience dealing with them that I understand all talk and no play can be so very boring. I made sure I had some plants they could transplant into little pots to take with them. I hope I sparked an interest in some of them about plants and growing their own.

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About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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11 Responses to Daily Prompt – Show and Tell

  1. TammyeHoney says:

    That sounds like an all day fun trip…not just a five minute…that is a field trip I would want to chaperone. Thank you for the ping back.

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  3. Good share 😀 Sharing something you’re interested in and being able to teach during the process that helps with the growing up of kids is an amazing feeling.

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