6.21.2012

plant unit posted!

I am so excited to show you my newest unit! But first, I must tell you what inspired this packet. Since it is sweet, sweet summertime, I have been doing a LOT of shopping. While shopping, I came across some adorable, mini Terra Cotta pots and mini watering cans. 

When I saw them, I knew that: 
1. I had to have them for school
2. I had to make a unit to go along with them

So... I bought a little pot for each of my future students and 5 mini watering cans {one for each table}. 

But seriously, aren't they adorable???


My favorite part of this packet, are the Plant Life-Cycle anchor charts!  I have them all printed and ready to go! In fact, I have everything in this packet prepared and ready to go! Teaching plants this school year will be a BREEZE! Thank goodness for summer and my motivation for getting ahead of the GAME!


The anchor charts also come with a mini book for students to complete and take home! 
This also doubles as a great assessment!



This Product Includes:
-Lesson suggestion to teach plant parts {with anchor chart and worksheet}
-Plant craft for students to assess plant parts
-Plant observation journal {for students' individual plants in the classroom}
-Life cycle posters {in color and B&W} with mini book for students to take home
-Life cycle activities {assessments}
-Flower game {students get to build a flower using the correct parts}
-Nature walk activity outside {math connection}
-Writing pages
-Plant memory game
-Generic plant practice pages {or assessments}



How do you teach plants in your classroom?

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21 comments:

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  2. would love this!!!
    ashley.e.thurston@gmail.com

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  3. Soo cute!!

    thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

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  4. i would love this! i adore all of your work!

    sarahmorrow82@gmail.com

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  5. Ah, so close! I saw it go up on TPT and was waiting for your post to see the pictures since they weren't showing up on your TPT post. Super cute, love it!

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  6. Love the plants!
    Sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  7. SO cute!!

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip(at)yahoo(dot)com
    The First Grade Dream

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  8. This is too cute! Going on my Wishlist now!

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  9. Love the plants.....I would use this in the beginning of the year and have the unit continue for a few weeks (we live in FL...so it wouldn't be too late). I usually have the students use real plants to discover the parts....maybe after they discover the root system have them transplant them into the terracotta pot.
    mccld32@aol.com

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  10. This looks like a great unit. Plants is our first unit in science, and I will definitely be adding this unit to my plans!

    Delighted in Second

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  11. Love it! A plant unit was on my list of things to create...now I don't have to. There is a great game we play to simulate plant needs. My kids this year thought it was hilarious. Make a circle with yarn and have one student stand in the middle. Ask if he/she has enough space, could you feel the sun, get enough water, have enough soil etc. As you add kids to the circle you can talk about what happens to the "plants" space, air, water, sun. By the end everyone is so cramped in the middle they realize they couldn't feel the sun, get enough water etc. It was a hit and a different kind of activity to add to the plant unit. Thanks again!

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  12. Love those watering cans!! I already have the unit on my wish list!!
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  13. love this! where did you find the mini pots and watering cans?

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  14. You always have such cute units!! Putting this on my wishlist!

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  15. Love this unit! It's on my list at TPT!
    Thank you!
    Amy
    Where Seconds Count 2nd grade blog

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  16. Your packet looks amazing!

    One of my favorite activities with plants involves the Easter Bunny. One day we see an Easter egg trail leading back to our classroom. When we get there, we find a package and a letter from the Easter Bunny. He left us riddles about his favorite plants to eat...and they are inside the package! =)

    After solving the riddles, we open the package. We then use the plant parts to build and eat an edible flower. For example, the roots are carrots, the stem of the flower is celery, the leaves of the flower are spinach leaves, etc.

    My kiddos go nuts for this...especially when he leaves us magic bunny pills! =)

    I would love for you to come read about it!


    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  17. I love your new plant unit! The mini pots and watering cans are so cute. The kids will love them.
    Pamela
    First Class Teacher

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  18. I'm your newest follower! I just awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award. Stop by my blog to pick it up! :)

    Dixie
    Teachin' Little Texans

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  19. My favorite is the Rock Unit! Stephanie

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  20. I just purchased your plant unit and I can't wait to use this in my classroom next week when we cover plant cycles. Awesome packet!

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thanks for the love ♥

 
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