1-2-3 Come Do Some Seed Activities With Me
Fall is my favorite season. I love sweatshirt weather, hikes in the woods where trees flaunt their spectacular colors, hayrides, and sipping hot cider while shopping the bountiful harvest at a farmer's market.
While munching a juicy honeycrisp apple, I thought it would be fun to have my students compare the various seeds of a few of the items on display here. Leftovers would also provide a nutritious snack too.
Thus the "Exploration of Seeds" packet was born, and mixes a bit of science with a variety of math skills: data collection & analysis, sorting, comparing & contrasting, predicting, guess-timating, counting, sequencing, greater than, less than & equal to, plus graphing.
I've also included a descriptive worksheet as well as an emergent reader, so you can add a splash of language arts and reading as well.
There are also 19 photo posters.
Scatter them around your students' investigations to make an interesting bulletin board, or use them as flashcards to check comprehension after you've done your investigation.
Students could choose one and practice using adjectives to describe the photo, or use several as writing prompts.
You can do the exploration activities as a whole group, or set things up as a center and have students work independently on their own seed worksheets.
I've included a letter home to parents asking for donations, so that you can study the seeds of a pumpkin, apple, sunflower, and watermelon, as well as kernels of corn.
If your students are like mine, they will absolutely LOVE these hands-on activities.
As a busy teacher, being able to combine science with math and language arts is a wonderful time-saving bonus.
Today's featured FREEBIE is a "My School Daze Selfie". Do you have your kiddos draw a self portrait?
Why not hop on the "selfie" rage and use these cute worksheets for your kiddos to do their work on. They're sure to become a keepsake.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. The warm breeze on this lovely September afternoon is calling my name.
Time to take my poodle pup Chloe, for a walk and declutter my brain. Wishing you an awesome day filled with everything you most enjoy.
"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The life cycle of an apple dangler, is quite lovely when completed. Younger children can make this as a flat project, older students can add extra pizzazz, by making it 3D. To do that, simply glue 2 treetops and 2 tree trunks together on the fold. The 3D apple is made up of a red, yellow and green apple. The blossom is a coffee filter, with the edges colored by a pink marker.
These activities can be used several different ways: as a worksheet for table top sequencing, as a flip book, or for a game. Also includes 6 life cycle of an apple teacher cards, suitable for your word wall, pocket chart or mini booklet.
Look Out The Window! What's The Weather Like?
Studying the weather offers a nice chance to plug in a bit of science along with math-graphing skills.
I designed the easy reader booklet What’s The Weather so that students would become familiar with the various kinds of weather as well as those weather words.
To help in that endeavor, I’ve included 10 traceable weather word cards + matching picture cards and a cover, so students can make an Itty Bitty Weather Word booklet.
This weather packet includes a data collection sheet where students record the date and type of weather that’s taking place, as well as a graphing extension to see what everyone’s favorite kind of weather is.
Students trace and then write the weather words, and then cut and glue the matching picture to the appropriate page.
When everyone is done, read the book together as a whole group to reinforce concepts of print.
Click on the link to view/download What’s The Weather booklet.
Be sure to pop back tomorrow for more teaching tips.