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Plants! Plants! .....More Plants!

Whew....Have we already been back for 2 weeks from Spring Break?!  I know many teachers are just now hitting their spring break (I'm still jealous, even though I already had mine!)  ;)

We have been super busy with new units and activities!  Our main unit...Plants!  I just love this unit because it is so hands-on with visuals, experiments, and so many things that students already know (they just didn't know it!)

I started off reading these amazing books (I bought them through Scholastic).   They have such great visuals for each part of the plant, and explains exactly what each part does!  (great for the lower grades!)

We then labeled the parts of a plant, using our anchor chart.  This shows some of the things that we labeled!
We also listed what Plants Have, what Plants Need, and what Plants Give!

What would a plants unit be without planting your very own plant??!!  We use garden beans, because they seem to grow the fastest and the students really get to see each part of the plant!  (use clear cups so you can see the roots!

To go along with our planting seeds activity, students created their How-To booklet for How To Plant a Seed!

You can grab your FREE copy of this little booklet by clicking {HERE}

My little firsties became Botanists for the day!  They created their little own hats that show each part of the plant!  

We planted our plants last week and they are FINALLY starting to grow! We had another cold-spell down here in Texas (spring break...82 degrees...last week 28 degrees in the morning....go figure!)
So, it's finally warming up a bit and they are growing!

I have a 3-day weekend and then it's back to work!  We still have TEN weeks left.. but I know they will fly by.  It won't be long and we will be posting our summer plans!  ;)

Have a great weekend and EASTER!!
Jessica Travis
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  1. LOVE LOVE your hats!! Where can I get that for my sweet students!! Just found your blog!! Cant wait to stalk along....Thanks for being GREAT!


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