Written By Kru Nok and Early Years Team
In the Nursery class last year, the students were curious about the red flowers growing in the Upper Primary School garden. They soon discovered that they were called “Grajeab กระเจี๊ยบ ” or “Rosella”. The students wanted to grow some themselves and one of our parents supported them by giving them some seeds and they planted the seeds in the ECC Early Childhood Centre garden.
This year, during Thai Language and Culture, all of the Early Years students had a chance to explore how this local Thai herb which is high in vitamin C “Grajeab กระเจี๊ยบ Rosella ” grows.
Our Nursery students visited the garden to observe the shape and the colour of the plant while Preschool students made juice and our Kindergarten students made jam from their own locally grown herbs.
One of the main focuses of our students’ current Unit of Inquiry is ‘How the World Works’ and in this instance, they are focusing on ‘Living Things’. Through their curiosity students can become lifelong learners and their journey begins through a simple process such as making Nam Grajeab “น้ำกระเจี๊ยบ Rosella juice” or Yam Grajeab “แยมกระเจี๊ยบ Rosella jam”.
Aroi maak kha! อร่อยมากค่ะ