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We’ve been learning about the different parts of a plant and their uses.  We learned about the stem and how it acts like a straw and takes nutrients and water from the roots and feeds the plant.

On Friday we performed a science experiment with celery where we placed it in water with food coloring.  Students wrote about their hypothesis on what they believed would happen to the celery.  Then this week we observed the celery and wrote about our findings.

First Page:
“I think the water will stay the same”
“The water turned red”

Second Page:
“I think that the celery is going to be a rose”
“The celery changed colors”

Third Page:
“I think the celery will die”
“It changed colors”

Fourth Page:
“I think it will turn into a monster”
“One of them turned red”


With spring in full swing and the weather getting warmer, we started our unit on plants this week.  We started off by watching a video on plant facts and then wrote 2 facts that we learned in My Plant Book.  We also wrote four things that plants need.  (Example Book #1: Some plants eat bugs, Example Book #2: Plants do not have bones & Some animals eat seeds)

 

The next day for shared reading we read Seed to Plant and then during read to partner students read the emergent reader Plant Life Cycle.  We took what we learned and made plant life cycle wristbands.


This week in our reading program we’ve been learning about plants, and the letter f.

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So to celebrate we learned about the parts of a flower, even though we usually talk about this during spring time.  We started off watching a few videos on plants growing and we sang the song “Flower, Stem, Leaves, and Roots” a song sung to the tune of “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”.  

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Then we did a cut and paste activity by labeling parts of a flower and decorating our flower.

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Then as Thanksgiving draws closer, for math, we read the story Countdown to Thanksgiving and practiced our number recognition as we read the book.  To celebrate the letter F we talked about our favorite thanksgiving foods and made a graph about what food group the food belongs to.

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