Wow, I can’t believe I am going back to April for postings! How crazy is that?! Obviously I was busy writing my final paper at that time and had no time to do anything else!
So, here is a glimpse of what we did in our classroom when we learned about plants and seeds!
We made our adorable Plant Books – the kids used these crayons to decorate the cover:
I love how they make the colors just POP on construction paper. They are also fun to add to the art center every now and then to spice things up a bit!
We read lots of fiction and non-fiction books this week about plants and seeds. One of my favorite authors, Kevin Henkes, has this BEAUTIFUL story:
I love, love, love, love, love this book! His illustrations are stunningly beautiful and I love how imaginative it is!
After we read, we brainstormed what OUR gardens would look like if they could grow anything we wanted. Here is a sample of their writing:
Here are some pictures of our plant journals. We included observations about our plants, things we learned, as well as story responses.
Here are our sweet little plants we planted. Each child got to pick their own seed, but they didn’t get to see which pack it came from. They made predictions of which plant they think they planted. These sweet little labels came from Kim Adsit’s pack.
We pulled miniatures out of a can and wrote the word next to the correct long vowel. Don’t ‘cha just love the Lakeshore Miniatures?!
This page came from my blogging buddy Julie Lee. She is a total rock star! I get a lot of ideas from her. The cute little carrots were found at the dollar tree. This center we found was quite challenging for some kiddos, so I put a green mini-dot on the back of the first letter and a red mini-dot on the back of the last letter. Simplified things a bit for those that were having a tough time.
Another great center inspired by Julie. The children chose a fruit or a veggie and write a sentence using that sight word. Can you spot what’s missing from this sentence?
At this center the kids chose a stamp and filled in the missing vowel sound.
This one came from Julie as well. The kids matched up the flower pot blend to the correct picture.
Most of these centers were inspired by or from Julie over at Mrs. Lee’s Kindergarten.
Adding with fruits and veggies.
Coin values and coin combinations.
Practicing with time to the hour and half-hour.
Some other ideas: (These are from the head start room down the hall!)
Aren’t these just lovely? They look so pretty hanging from the ceiling!