Monday, September 12, 2011

Plant freebies and Schoolhouse Rocks

We have started our unit on plants and I am so excited. I love teaching plants! There are so many things that you can do to teach plants and the kids love everything. Today, I introduced the topic by doing a graphic organizer with the class. Then, the kiddos completed one on their own. I forgot to take a picture of my anchor chart but it looks like the kids' version. Click on the image to grab yourself a copy.

 Tomorrow, we are going to plant our lima beans in a cup with some dirt. We have great light in our classroom so they usually grow pretty fast. The kids love seeing how fast and high their Lima beans grow. I made this plant observation journal to go with planting the Lima beans but I made it generic in case you plant something else. The kids will write down what they observe each day and make a drawing.  Click on the first picture for a copy.

By the way, as anyone seen the Schoolhouse Rocks video called "The Tale of Mr. Morton." I showed it today to teach subjects and predicates. I absolutely love it. I had never seen it before until yesterday. Check it out below. I had to buy it from iTunes because my school district blocks Youtube. The kids loved it so I will be showing it all week.

Have a great night!


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  2. I really enjoy your blog! I've bought a few things from you on TpT, and I am also a Tennessee teacher. I just started teaching 2nd grade, and I've gotten some great ideas from you! Thanks so much!


  3. Thanks Leah! I'm glad you can use some things I've posted. I hope you enjoy your first year in 2nd grade.

  4. Thanks for sharing! We just began our plant unit today and planted our lima beans in a greenhouse glove.

    2B Honey Bunch

  5. Love love love the things I bought on TpT! Please continue to make packets beyond The Tiny Seed, I will buy them all. My students sing the Tale of Mr. Morton---thanks!

  6. My school blocks Youtube as well, but I have found a way around it. On my home computer I downloaded a program called Youtube Downloader so I can download any video I want to use. Then I just transfer it to my school computer using a jump drive :)


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