Grade 1 has started a new unit of inquiry Sharing The Planet. The unit is about plants and gardening with the central idea being 'Caring for plants is essential for survival'. The focus of the inquiry will be on the structure and needs of plants, the connection between plants and humans, and helping the environment. To introduce our students to this unit we had a few tuning in activities for them to engage in. One of them was to sort out different kinds of dry seeds (beans) so that they can notice the difference in color, size and shape. The other one was to look closely at a variety of fruits and notice what kind of seeds each fruit has, how many seeds and how they look. The students also started on their Gardener's Log recording their thinking and reflections about the unit.