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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

More Plants!

We are officially plant experts in the SuperKid classroom!  ;)  Here is a look at our grass plants on Day 8:
I love these babies, because they ALWAYS grow!  Some predictability is nice, especially when these plants are parked next to the ziploc lima beans - which are notoriously finicky.  Some grow nicely, while some never do anything except mold.  Hmph!  If anyone has any tips for consistent lima bean growth, please help a sista out!  Here is one of our successful lima beans:
A few days later, it even sprouted a leaf!  Like all good scientists, my SuperKids recorded their observations of both plant types in their logs.


 All of  the kids were able to record great progress with their grass plants...




While only a lucky few had lima bean growth...

Most were disappointed...


 

The observation logs were glued into their Science Journals.  The grass log and the lima bean log are both available on my TPT store.
We made a circle map of plant needs and checked-off the items that humans need as well.

The students completed Venn Diagrams to compare and contrast our needs and plant needs.  (I bet you can guess where these were glued.)   ;)


After researching plant life cycles, we made 2 "craftivities" to show our learning.



 And to connect with Language Arts, we brainstormed adjectives to describe sunflowers after reading our weekly trade book, Sunflower House.
I hope you are having a wonderful start to Spring and are able to celebrate the beauty of plants with your sweet kiddos, too!

4 comments:

  1. Love your kids' comments on their plant journals-- especially "not growing still". So cute and funny! I have always done planting in kdg. but not with an observation journal. I will have to add that in this year!

    Kelly
    Kindergarten Kel

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  2. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Looks like fun!

    Sincerely,
    Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  3. Just found your blog, and am your newest follower. Your activities look great!
    Anita
    Mrs. Bremer’s Kindergarten

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  4. Great project..so cute! I'm a new kinder teacher and always looking for ideas. Where did you get the template for the observation booklet? I'd love to this with my kiddos soon!

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