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
Hopping Into Springtime Science
Need a quick and easy way to review the life cycle of a frog for your students?
I designed two that can be plugged in as an independent center your students can transition to when they’ve finished their tabletop lessons.
Run off my frog templates on green construction paper, and the life cycle on white copy paper.
Students can choose to either make a froggy slider or a frog crown.
They color, cut, and glue to complete a “perfect” project in a short amount of time.
Both of these activities can be found in the Life Cycle Of A Frog Packet.
Click on the link to view/download it.
I also have The Life Cycle Of A Frog booklet.Students review the life-cycle of a frog by cutting and gluing the pictures to their matching boxes.
Also included is a graphing extension, word-wall word flashcards, and a certificate of praise.
This is a nice self-esteem builder as it's easy to read and a wonderful way to follow up your science study by incorporating math, reading, writing and cutting skills.
Click on the link to view/download The Life Cycle Of A Frog booklet and activities.
If you're still looking for more frog activities, including an entire unit with lots of tabletop worksheets and centers, click on this link to view the entire list of all the FROG products available, and simply scroll down to pick whatever you'd like to view/download.
Enjoy! I hope you can hop on back tomorrow for more fun teaching tips and tricks.
Do you have one you’d like to share? I’d enjoy hearing from you. email@example.com or feel free to post a comment here, especially if you use one of my ideas.
As always you have my permission to PIN anything you feel might be helpful to someone else.
Thanks for visiting! Hoppy Spring; Hoppy everything.