Thursday, April 24, 2014

Planting Flowers

Thumbs up Thursday...look what we did today! We planted flowers!! My awesome coworker was able to get a donation of flowers and soil for every kindergartner to plant their own flower. With Mother's Day just around the corner, these will make beautiful gifts :-) 

We read A Tiny Seed by Eric Carle, "examined and observed" the parts of the flower, planted them in a cup of soil, then completed a journal entry to record the process. So much fun! 
Investigating parts of a flower

Once the students had the hands-on experience of planting flowers, they began looking back through the books about plants and flowers.  I also noticed they were drawing pictures of flowers on the back of their work.  I knew they were ready for centers!

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At the word work station, they worked on Building Sentences. 

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These vocabulary cards were the perfect addition to the writing center.  We also used them for pocket chart activities.

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