Last week our class was immersed in plants. Lots and LOTS of plants!! We started the week tapping into our schema about plants and learning lots of new info. And then we moved right into diagrams and labels....and tree maps, too! I created this same anchor chart last year and used it again this year to guide our independent writing and hands-on activities. I made the kids responsible for adding to our tree map. I love their inventive spelling :) This year I had the kids assemble and label the parts of a flower. We used the info from our tree maps to create our little Flower … [Read more...] about Plants Aplenty!
I don’t really have a “plants dance” to share with you, but the words rhymed and I’m all about “catchy”, so I went with it. Happy Sunday, friends! Can you even believe Easter is next week?! Where’d the time go?!?! I have NO idea, but I’m not complaining! This just means we’re a little closer to summer! Woot!! Speaking of Easter, I’m home today and my laminator *might* need to be replaced after all the use it’s been getting this weekend! HA! Here’s what I’m prepping…. What do you have in store for the week?!!? This past week, we learned ALL about plants!!!!! And I don’t want to … [Read more...] about The Plants Dance
As promised, here are a few plant themed literacy & math activities for you! Sorry I didn’t post them last night…I fell asleep…fully clothed!!!!…at 8:30 and didn’t get out of bed to change into my jammies until sometime around 2 a.m.! All those late, sleepless nights caught up to me!!! Click on the pics for the downloads :) Graphics courtesy of Scrappin Doodles I don’t have too many station activities because I’ve been using everything from Kelly & Diane’s Plenty of Plants Unit! I was in a pinch on Sunday night…I spent the whole weekend celebrating my just turned 3-year-old and didn’t devote much time to … [Read more...] about Plant Freebies, Cinquain Poetry, & Dirty Word Work