We had such a fun day that started off with little leprechaun footprints. I had green sparkly paint and left the "footprints" all over the room and turned the chairs upside down. The kids were SO excited! It was absolutely adorable!
We are still having a blast with our seeds/plants unit. Today, we labeled plant parts using our clipboards in the circle (where's my picture!?).
Then, I asked if the students had ever eaten plants. They were all, "EWWWWW!" I told them that today they would eat seeds, flowers, stems, leaves AND roots! Again- "EWWWWW!"
I proceeded to give each table a plate of carrots, spinach, peas, celery and broccoli. I told them that these were all plant parts and they had to guess and sort where all of the parts belonged. This is what happened:
They loved it! Most students did not match them correctly to begin with (see above).
However, we went over each part together and placed them correctly. It was so fun! Then we tasted each plant part and the students decided whether they liked it or not by filling in the happy or sad face next to each plant part.
As a conclusion, we drew a picture of our experience and sound spelled a sentence or two. I was really impressed with my little kinders! I didn't give them any ideas of what to write- this first one is my absolute favorite! Great vocabulary!
|Well, the bean was not very appetizing.|
|The plant I ate was peas and celery and carrots.|
We ended up not discussing the fruit of the plant until we snacked on them all later in the day. At that point, we added in our fruit- tomatoes with some Ranch dressing. Yummy!
Also, want a HUGE St. Patrick's Day freebie, too! Check out yesterday's post. Centers and worksheets and coloring pages, oh my!
And I leave you with my little boy toothless wonder who lost BOTH of his front teeth within the last two days. Adorable! I love how he talks now!