Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Growing Our Research

Reading and research has definitely sprouted in our classroom. We have selected our topics and have been busily gathering information. What is your child's topic? Is it on this list, or is it something different?

  • life cycles of plants
  • plant parts: roots, stems, leaves, seeds, flowers
  • interesting or unusual plants: cactus, venus flytrap, WOW!
  • trees
  • plant colors
  • photosynthesis (It's what makes a plant a plant you know.)
  • sunflowers
  • ???
  • how seeds are spread
Whatever the topic, I'm sure your child has a bushel of information to share. While we gather this information, we are also thinking about how to publish what we know so others can learn from us. We are working as researchers and thinking like writers. Do we have enough information to publish? When we publish, how can we make it all look like an organized book a reader will be interested in? These are but a few of the questions we are considering as we wrap up our plant unit.

What's that you ask? Are we singing a song about plants too? Why yes we are, thanks for asking. This week we learned and sang along to the Garden Song as performed by John Denver and the Muppets. So, here's to the Garden Song Link; here's to plants; and here's to Seconds!

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