Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Plant life cycle fun!
Today we had a blast learning about the life cycle of a plant. My class invited another class to join us for a lesson and craft. We started off by listening to a book and answering some comprehension questions. I then went over the life cycle on an anchor chart, the class was very excited to have this concrete visual to look at and explain. My teacher freind and I moved all of the tables to the sides of the room since we weren't going to have enoug spac fro each child to work at the table. The kids thought this was fantastic! I showed tem a finished project and we began to work in stages. I had all of the construction paper pieces cut ahead of time but you can gauge how much your class is capable of. We started with the stem which I folded a 13x18 piece of green construction paper 5 times. I then had the children cut out the lif cycle pieces and lue them into the stem. We then glued the stem to a 13x18 piece of white construction paper. Once this step was finished I allowed the children to color in the graphics for a few minutes, tis was the scene in my clasroom: I know this looks like chaos but the kids did such a great job staying under control and following directions. After we made sure everyone was ready we handed out the leaves, dirt, roots, flower and flower center for the children to glue onto their paper. Unfortunatly we ran out of time to put the pieces of a plant labels on the project but i plan on doing that with them first thing in the morning. Here is one of my cuties with the finished product: And here is the blooming plant life cycel garden hanging in my room, it is so pretty I think I am going to hang them as a bulletin board since I have to remove them on Friday. You can get this craftivity, teacher book, anchor chart, comprehension questions and more in my new Plant Life Cycle Unit. Click the link below the picture to go directly to it: Plant life cycle unit on TpT Plant life cycle unit on Teachers Notebook