Jack and the Beanstalk
This week we've been reading this Jack and the Beanstalk story by Nick Sharatt. It's a lift-the-flap book which the children always love. It also came with an accompanying cd so we can play the story again during rest time. This version of the fairytale classic differs a bit than the usual story. For a start the golden goose is a hen and the giant isn't so much into "I'll grind your bones to make my bread." My son had been doing a fairy tale focus at his school this term and that's all I…
simple greenhouse for kids - easy and fun for all ages
looking for something super easy to make with your kids...and growing seeds! Try this super simple greenhouse for kids. Easy and fun.
Peace, Love, and First Grade
Ideas and resources for early elementary teachers - First grade printables - classroom organization tips - classroom management tips -
Create a mini indoor allotment
Spark the kids’ interest in gardening with this mini allotment project. The perfect way to brighten up a windowsill. Visit the official B&Q YouTube channel. ...
Growing Carrot Tops, used to reinforce an ongoing 'garden/growing' theme
Growing Carrot Tops, This is the easiest way to show your toddler how things grow
We used plastic bags (document wallets would have worked too) and pegged them to a washing line. The children all held their own bean while I showed them a book all about the cycle of bean growing, introducing end emphasising words like soak, swell, root, shoot, germinate and stressing the importance of water. They soaked their beans, discussed the difference, then wet a paper towel and added this and the bead to their bag. These bags have spaces to write their names. I snipped a tiny…
Moving forward! Out with the cute and fluffy and on to the Sea Turtles! It felt GOOD today to clean up after our furry friends went back to the feed store farm. The teacher farmer was ready for them to go home! We started out with the Sea Turtle close reading, and read the Gail Gibbons book Sea Turtles. We started our can/have/are anchor chart and next week we'll be ready for making annotations from the close read, and then writing facts. We'll also do our sea turtle writing craftivity, they…
Using The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle, we created an experiment based on the fate of each seed in the story. Kids track growth each day of each seed.
We've been learning about the parts of a plant, and yesterday we read Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens and completed the fun *free* activity...