Second Grade Nest: Teaching Life Cycles

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Teaching Life Cycles

Hello, wonderful blog readers! Little break from my Exploring ELA blog series to bring you some Life Cycles ideas for the classroom. 

Life Cycles- Educational Ideas and Teaching Ideas for life cycles. Anchor charts, reading, resources, and technology to help teach this science topic in first and second grade classrooms.
 Below, you will find anchor charts, books, learning resources, videos, and crafts to help your teaching! I hope you find a few ideas to use in your classroom. 


Anchor Chart Ideas:

Life Cycles- Educational Ideas and Teaching Ideas for life cycles. Anchor charts, reading, resources, and technology to help teach this science topic in first and second grade classrooms.    Life Cycles- Educational Ideas and Teaching Ideas for life cycles. Anchor charts, reading, resources, and technology to help teach this science topic in first and second grade classrooms.
I always start a new science topic with KWL charts. First, having the students fill out the K and W column before we meet whole group brings a lot more independent thoughts. Then we come together and add all of our Ks and Ws on a class chart! The individual KWL Chart is part of my Life Cycles pack.

Life Cycles- Educational Ideas and Teaching Ideas for life cycles. Anchor charts, reading, resources, and technology to help teach this science topic in first and second grade classrooms.
I love this more advanced life cycles anchor chart from Jessica at What I Have Learned. It gives great vocabulary and introduction to the science topic. 



Video Ideas:
I always love to introduce science topics with videos and songs. It reaches some of your learners in a different way than reading! 
Life Cycles- Educational Ideas and Teaching Ideas for life cycles. Anchor charts, reading, resources, and technology to help teach this science topic in first and second grade classrooms.    Life Cycles- Educational Ideas and Teaching Ideas for life cycles. Anchor charts, reading, resources, and technology to help teach this science topic in first and second grade classrooms.
 Brain Pop Jr. has two videos:  one for butterflies and one for frogs. Both are great for introducing the frog and butterfly life cycles. 

Life Cycles- Educational Ideas and Teaching Ideas for life cycles. Anchor charts, reading, resources, and technology to help teach this science topic in first and second grade classrooms.
And here is frog life cycle video from the great Harry Kindergarten Music!



Book Ideas
I love nonfiction reading in the primary classroom! Kiddos love the photographs. 
Life Cycles Reading- Educational Ideas and Teaching Ideas for life cycles. Anchor charts, reading, resources, and technology to help teach this science topic in first and second grade classrooms.

Check out these fabulous reads!





Resource Ideas:
 I have a Life Cycle No-Prep Science Pack that I sell on TPT. It comes with passages, printables, mini books, cut and paste, and more for frogs, butterflies, and chickens. 
Here are a few images of what you'll get in the pack. 

Life Cycles- Educational Ideas and Teaching Ideas for life cycles. Anchor charts, reading, resources, and technology to help teach this science topic in first and second grade classrooms.

Life Cycles- Educational Ideas and Teaching Ideas for life cycles. Anchor charts, reading, resources, and technology to help teach this science topic in first and second grade classrooms.   Life Cycles- Educational Ideas and Teaching Ideas for life cycles. Anchor charts, reading, resources, and technology to help teach this science topic in first and second grade classrooms.


Art Ideas: 
I am in love with these crafts for chickens, frog, and butterfly life cycles! 

Life Cycles- Educational Ideas and Teaching Ideas for life cycles. Anchor charts, reading, resources, and technology to help teach this science topic in first and second grade classrooms.

Life Cycles- Educational Ideas and Teaching Ideas for life cycles. Anchor charts, reading, resources, and technology to help teach this science topic in first and second grade classrooms.

Life Cycles- Educational Ideas and Teaching Ideas for life cycles. Anchor charts, reading, resources, and technology to help teach this science topic in first and second grade classrooms.

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I hope you have enjoyed these ideas! For a no-prep resource pack, click below! 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Life-Cycles-2395065


Thanks for reading!

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