Sunday, March 25, 2012

Garden Week 1

Well,  we have been super busy this past week with all things gardens! The kids are loving it and I am still in the process of finding time to finish this garden unit that I have in the works! The boy and I spent the majority of today working up at school with the garden. Let me tell ya, if you aren't a gardener, that is hard work! I was pooped and seriously considered jumping in the pool... since we are well on our way into summer here in Texas. I am hoping to have this unit posted mid week this week, but until then-- here is a sneak peek!

In no particular order:

We read the tiny seed and completed a little inferencing activity about what we think might happen after the story ended! The did really well!

 We learned the parts of a plant and discussed what each parts "job" is. We started this activity by watching a brain pop on plant parts. My kids LOVE brain pop-- i mean, they dance and everything! =)

 Lifecycle of a seed...  
We also have our lima beans in our baggies and are recording the seed progress daily. On Friday we are transplanting their little sprouts to a cup and they will work on a mini plant project at home.

 We read "From Seed To Plant" and afterward completed an anchor chart on our schema, misconceptions and new learning. Then we put this in our science journals.

 I got this off Deanna Jumps spring math questions unit on TPT. My kids are loving these and her think math idea. You can learn more about this unit here...

Well that is all I've got for now. Hopefully this week won't be as crazy and I will post sooner rather than later. Have a fabulous week!!! =)

1 comment:

  1. I would love to hear more about your mini plant project you have students complete at home. Great idea!