This week we learned about spring and plants. This has to be one of my favorite units. We began our unit by reading Peter Rabbit. We also received a letter in the mail from Mr. McGregor himself. He needed serious help with learning about plants and how to take care of a garden. After learning everything we could about plants, we wrote him back and gave him some advice. See below!
Due to limited time, I wrote the letter and the kids gave me all the answers. They came up with the words to the letter. Then, we circled first grade sounds and sight words.
This is the garden we "grew". The kids painted the vegetables. I got this adoreable idea from Kim Jordano on kinderbykim.com. She is awesome.
We made rain people on rain drops. We learned that in spring, it rains a LOT!
Here are our Peter Rabbits. We wrote about what we would do if we were Peter Rabbit. I got some of the cutest answers. Mostly, we would have minded our mommy and not went in the garden.
We made these flowers in art center. (This is mine, I forgot to snap a pic)
Our rain people from kinderbykim.com
This is our potato graph. Most of us like fries the best.
Check this out! Kiss your brain. These kiddos are so SMART! They came up with ALL of this by their selves.
symmetrical pattern block kites
These are our morning, literacy, and math centers for the week.
We played on peterrabbit.com and picked veggies.
So cute! I found these cute little carrots at Dollar Tree!! They have colored letter tiles in them. I have found that color coding things for centers helps the kids know which one they have done or not done. Also, it's a quick check for me to look for all the colors until I can look at it closer later. If they have 2 yellows, they have to go back. If they have 8 different colors I know they have see them all.