I'll be back tomorrow to share more information on our plant unit and some of the fun activities we are doing. We will learn about seeds today and plant our seeds in a bag later this week. What are some of the fun things you do to learn about plants? Have a Marvelous Monday.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Parts of a Plant
We have been learning about plants in science, so of course I had to have my students create their own flower and label the parts of the plant. I have been doing this activity since forever. They created the flower by gluing cut up pieces of crepe paper into the center of the plate and then gluing a different color around the edge of the plate. Next they punched a hole in the plate and attached the chenille stem (I forgot to get the green chenille stems so I just used brown or yellow), then added the leaves, and placed the roots (tan yarn) at the bottom of the chenille stem. To differentiate instruction I had my advanced students make their own labels and my struggling learners were given the labels already printed. They loved doing this activity. My student teacher (Elizabeth Walker) created this cute display of the students flowers.