Monday, March 3, 2014

Plants




I just finished my plant mini unit. This unit focuses on the plant life cycle, plant needs, plant parts, and how to grow a plant.
I also added a plant craft to use as my hall display.
 

 
 
 
 
Students create a flower that has a picture of themselves in the middle of the bloom.
Students write about and illustrate what makes them grow. The example is a picture of my daughter. She wrote that candy, lemonade, and shrimp made her grow. She is so funny!

 
 


 
I created some activities that focus on plant needs. This set includes an emergent reader and a picture sort.
 

 


 
 
 
 
 
I added a plant life cycle pocket chart sort, flip book, and ordering printable to the set. I tried to make it pretty basic for my kinders.

 


 
 






 
This books lets students read about how to grow a plant and then illustrate their own images.
 When we were studying the parts of a plant, my kids created these coffee filter flowers. My kinders took dot markers and dotted the inside of a coffee filter one solid color. They then dotted the outside in a striped pattern to look like petals.


 
My kinders took butcher paper and twisted it to form the stem. They then cut the butcher paper to create leaves.

 
Here is the finished product. After we added roots using brown yarn, we labeled the parts of the flower. They turned out really cute!
 


 

 
We planted three different kinds of seeds. We planted a bean seed (they sprout quickly), some flower seeds, and some grass seed. Wow, this was messy!
 
 
 
 
 We finished our plant unit by reviewing what we learned using this graphic organizer. I loved that my kids could finally write these on their own. Writing in kindergarten is such an accomplishment!
 
 
 
 
I created these little flower pot desserts from materials I found at Dollar General. The flower pot is a pudding cup, the dirt is crunched up cookies, the worms are gummy worms, the stem is a green popsicle stick, and I found these cute little flower stickers in the stationary section.
 
 
 
 



It is definitely spring in my room! Today we made these cute little frogs that show the life cycle of a frog. The students put together the frog and then added the life cycle of the frog on the stomach. These looked perfect next to our life cycle of a chick craft.



 
 
 
 
 
 

 






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