We have been learning all about plants over the past few weeks and we're becoming quite the plant experts! We have been learning all about the plant life cycle, plant parts, plant needs, and steps to planting a seed. I have some very busy botanists in my class!
We worked on some cut & paste activities for the plant life cycle and plant needs.
We read our little readers with our reading partners and helped each other to fill out some vocabulary words. Reading our books several times turned out to be perfect practice for fluency! My little firsties are experts at reading our new vocabulary words :)
Here is a fun reading comprehension activity that we worked on! They are becoming such great readers and I'm so proud of their accomplishments :)
Check out their MAD writing skills!
I decided to put their interactive notebook pages on construction paper, instead of in their notebooks. We hung them in the classroom so everyone could admire our awesome work ;)
Look at the smile!
This was another writing activity that we worked on.
We wrote about what each plant part is responsible for.
Here is a fun graphic organizer. Some kids chose to write only adjectives and other wanted to write sentences about plants. They walked around the room showing their friends their awesome work. It was SO sweet and made this teacher smile :)
We love class surveys in grade one!
Want to know how I keep them QUIET when they are walking around the classroom?
We pretend we are mimes and we tap our friends on the shoulder to ask the survey question. To answer, we simply point to "yes" or "no" on our friend's paper.
Voila! A silent survey ;)
I always throw in a few read alouds for each of my units.
This was BY FAR my favorite book this week!
Take a look at what we have planned for the rest of our unit.