Second Grade Nest: Plants!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Plants!

Plants Activities for the classroom- science activities, reading and writing all about plants


I love teaching plants! Every year, my students and I grow bean plants out of lima beans.
Their progress pics are always so much fun to watch. 

Planting the Seed

Plants Activities for the classroom- science activities, reading and writing all about plants  Plants Activities for the classroom- science activities, reading and writing all about plants
Materials needed:
Paper Towels
Water
Clear Cups
Black Sharpies
Lima Beans 

Plants Activities for the classroom- science activities, reading and writing all about plants
Getting the students to wrap their paper towels into a circle is always tough! 
But letting them try and try to get their cups perfect is always fun. When the students get disappointed because their seeds won't stay on the side of the cup, that's a learning experience. That's my opportunity to teach even more science and tell them that their seeds at the bottom of the cup will be an experiment just like the ones on the side of the cup. 



Observing the Seed: 
We watched the seed for a few weeks and wrote about what we saw in our learning logs. 
For a while, the students were drawing and writing about the same thing and getting quite frustrated!  
Plants Activities for the classroom- science activities, reading and writing all about plants




Learning About Plants While We Wait: 
Here is a look at fold-and-go books, printables, passages, and cut and glue pages from my plant unit that makes teaching plants quick and easy! 

Plants Activities for the classroom- science activities, reading and writing all about plants

Plants Activities for the classroom- science activities, reading and writing all about plants Plants Activities for the classroom- science activities, reading and writing all about plants
Love our fold and go mini books. 
Flip them over, fold them twice, and the kids are ready to go!  

Plants Activities for the classroom- science activities, reading and writing all about plants
They even come with comprehension questions! 

Plants Activities for the classroom- science activities, reading and writing all about plants  Plants Activities for the classroom- science activities, reading and writing all about plants
I'm wild about passages. They are short and sweet, teach the kids what they need to know, and keep them responsible for reading with their comprehension questions at the bottom.  
Plants Activities for the classroom- science activities, reading and writing all about plants



Plants Activities for the classroom- science activities, reading and writing all about plants
And print-and-go printables ready for supplemental lessons! 

Plants Activities for the classroom- science activities, reading and writing all about plants Plants Activities for the classroom- science activities, reading and writing all about plants

Grab the unit here!
Plants Activities for the classroom- science activities, reading and writing all about plants



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