Friday, March 30, 2012

Yummy Plant Parts, Egg-cellent word work and Texas Symbols

Well spring is finally in the air, and we started our unit on plants! We’ve learned all about the different parts of the plant this week, and then we discussed what parts of a plant you could eat. I don’t think my kids realized how many different plant parts could actually be eaten! They were loving it!

We made this little anchor chart as we brainstormed the different parts that would be yummy in our tummies.

plant parts chart 

After we thought of as many as we could, we made some plants to put in our “class garden.” I saw this idea on pinterest and just knew that we had to do it! It turned out so adorable!


Here are some close ups of the vegetables and fruits.

squash  carrot pea

strawberry turnip potato

You can download the labels in the picture below!

edible flowers

Next week, we’re working on the –ump and –unk chunk. Since Easter is just around the corner, I decided to make some word work eggs that I had pinned way back when! Here’s how they turned out. I added some tape around them to make the letters more secure. The labels kept wanting to peel off.


I also made a symbol chart and data sheet to go with them. I left the chunk section blank on one copy so that you can use them with different words. If you’d like to download, just click on the pictures below! Hope you enjoy!

Freebie with the –unk and –ump chunk.

Eggcellent Words -unk, -ump

This freebie has a blank space for the chunk so that you can choose your own!

Eggcellent Words blank Eggcellent Words symbol chart

We’re starting to wrap up our Texas symbol unit. We made a few more Texas crafts. We made these cute pecan trees that I saw on my sweet sister-in-law Jaymee’s blog, Adventures in First Grade. We also made the Alamo. They turned out so cute, and the kiddos always love to paint!

Pecan trees and alamo texas symbols board

That about wraps up this week! So glad that it’s FRIDAY!!! Hope ya’ll have a wonderful weekend!



FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

LOVBE the veggies and fruit!!
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FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

LOVE...not LOVBE (lol)

Jodi said...

Oh my word, I love the fruits and veges!!!


Heather's Heart said...

All of this is so cute!

You need to come see the flowers we made with the different plant parts! They always turn out so cute! =)

I hope you had a blessed Easter.

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Cute plants door!

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Krista Carlson said...

The "Plant Parts that you can Eat" board is so creative. What a great visual for the kids! Thanks for sharing!

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Anonymous said...

Wow, the activity is really informative and fun! It’s totally amazing! I bet the kids really had fun and learned a lot from it. It’s really nice that teachers take the time and effort helping these innocent ones learn and appreciate vegetable and plants, their use and benefits in an enjoyable manner. I really find it cute. Great job!

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