Friday, April 19, 2013

We are still having fun with our plant study, even though there is no sign of our lima bean plants sprouting anytime soon!!  I hope the pack of seeds were actually good seeds!  They will be so disappointed!!  Fortunately, our grass heads are growing!!  Some thought it was time for a hair cut! 

We've been reviewing greater than and less than with numbers to 120.  Check it out!

The activities above came from our PLANTS Math Unit. If you are interested, check it out on TPT by clicking on the title above!  It includes other skills as well.
Here is the preview page!

We also have a 43 page Science Unit on PLANTS. If you are interested, click HERE.  You can download the preview to see what all is included!!  This has been our top seller on TPT!

We did a hallway display on "How To Plant A Seed", using one of the sheets from the science unit.  Since we are a school that focuses on the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, we just had to have a cute sign to go with it!! 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fact Families FREEBIE

Here is an addition and subtraction FREEBIE to use for practice with  fact families. Our first graders love making the connection between addition and subtraction. They also love the challenge of making their own related number families. We always use the story of the three bears.  They can SO relate to this.  The biggest number is daddy, the middle size number is mama, and the little number is baby.  The numbers are a family that works together and there are no more bears ( numbers) in the family that can be used. 
                            Click here to grab this FREEBIE!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Observing Seeds

We started our Plant Unit this week!!  We started out with the kids observing, sorting and measuring with seeds!  They had a blast!!  It's always fun when magnifying glasses are included!!

Then we looked INSIDE OUR SEED!! 
They found the seed coat, food storage, and the little baby plant called the embryo!! 

Then it was time to plant!! 
They wrote the steps on a construction paper pot and put a flower inside!! 

 And now we wait!!!