Education is all about empowering creative minds. It is not limited to the boundary of academics but exploring the world around it. Children have a great thirst for learning. They absorb what you pour into them. Be sure to offer them a wide range of creative materials, experiences and diversity in learning. Sometimes in their desire to know the world around them, they ask questions that make you question yourself, “why didn’t I gave it a thought to it earlier?” 😛
Some days ago, my twelve year niece came to me and asked, “How are pearls formed?” I said, “they are found inside the shells in the sea”. She said emphasizing the word “formed” and said, “I am asking how are they formed, not found!” even I was forced to think that how are they formed? I decided to explore more on the subject and then explain it her.
I read a lot about it and was wondering, how come I never got the opportunity to learn about all this in my school days? I came across a website that offers a program on pearls that is specially prepared with a goal to educate children in the amazing process that is pearl culturing and oyster life cycle.
Yes, I am talking about “Pearls in School” program by PearlOnly™. They offer an amazing opportunity to experience pearls in an exciting new way. Their experts have prepared a series of lesson plans carefully structured for children of different age in different parts of the world. The program is basically designed for teachers to have a chance to explain and learn with their students about the oyster and the fascinating process that is pearl creation.
They have different learning plans for students for different class grades (3-5, 6-8, 9-12). These lesson plans can also be downloaded from their website. You can request a “PearlsInSchool kit” which comes totally free. All you need to do is register yourself and confirm your shipping details. You will get a kit for free that contains: For each student, their own 5 sample pearls bag and Pearls in School card for each student the learning materials that include, Mollusk information, pictures of pearl farm, a video on how a pearl is formed, pearl characteristics chart, several books about oysters and cells, etc.
With the tremendous variety of pearls on the market today, pearls are considered the least understood of all gemstones. Please take the time to familiarize your students and yourself with the different type of pearls, pearl grading, their history and care. Pearls are the world’s only organic gemstone, and therefore, tend to be quite delicate.
So, what are you waiting for? Login here to order your free kit and have fun exploring the wonderful world of Pearls with your students .I bet, you’ll be thrilled to share the amazing world of pearls with your students!