Plant Research Project: Schedulin Sunday

This week we are kicking off  our plant  unit with our plant research project!   We are also working on addition to 10 with ADDITION BOOTCAMP and continuing VOWEL TEAMS BOOTCAMP!

And as always you can download my lesson plans by clicking the image below!

kindergarten lesson plans

Plants  Research Project

The ‘staches will be using my Plants research creation to research and write about plants!!  With all of my research projects, I like to start with the big picture and then work our way down to smaller concepts.  So, we start our plant unit with Tops And Bottoms and foods we we eat, then we learn about living and on living things and we end the week with the parts of a plant.  Week 2 of our plant unit will be the plant life cycle!

This research project contains suggested books, recording sheets for insects and each type of insects as well as all the materials needed to create your research journal and graphic organizers!  This 2 week insects unit is aligned to the NGSS.

kindergarten plant activities

 We kick off our plant theme with a favorite book:  Tops And Bottoms!

We will be using our READ IT UP:  TOPS AND BOTTOMS creation to describe Bear and Hare and share the lessons we learned from each character.

Then we’re doing a sort.  We’re going to sort foods by where they grow:  on top or on bottom!

kindergarten tops and bottoms lesson plans

Then we will learn about living and non living items and the parts of a plant!

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To help us understand the parts of a plant, we do our rainbow flower experiment so we can see how stems get water to the plant!

kindergarten science lessons

Finally, we end the week by eating the parts of  plants!!  We identify each food and the part of a plant we’re eating!

Book suggestions for your plants unit:

Garden/Plants Emergent Reader:

For butterflies and insects check out these creations!

butterflies kindergarteninsects kindergarten activities

Of course, we’re also doing some plant art projects!  How about a footprint carrot and a directed drawing of a flower?!

tops and bottoms kindergarten

This week we’re we are continuing our Vowel Teams Bootcamp!  This week is ER/UR/IR words!  So that means circle maps, word building,  and word writing.

vowel teams

vowel pairs

Math: Addition Bootcamp

In math, we are starting Addition BOOTCAMP!  This differentiated math curriculum involves whole group practice with addition to 10.  Then it also allows us to provide differentiated small group or individual activities.

kindergarten addition

First, we do a circle map whole group.  Students find the equations that equal the number on the circle map.  (These pictures are from Subtraction Bootcamp but addition and subtraction work exactly the same!)

kindergarten adding to 10

Then, we do individual and small group work with differentiated activities.

First, for students who need some extra practice with adding, they will do individual circle maps!

For students who need a little challenge, we do our MISSION ADDITION activity!  Students go through each row and find the number pairs that equal the number when added!  They color the two numbers!

For more fun addition ideas, check out these posts:

Addition And Subtraction Resources:


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