29 Oct 2012

What do pumpkins need?

Hello!

Part of our Grade 1 science curriculum is the needs of plants. I was trying to think of a way to jazz it up a bit this year and I came up with this.



I enlarged the image above (you can click it to grab) on our school photocopier to 11 by 14. Below each of the three pumpkins I asked the children print "sun", "soil" and "water".

I gave them small pieces of orange and yellow construction paper and had them rip or cut the paper into a sun shape, complete with rays.

For soil, the kids coloured a brown area with their felts, smeared on some glue stick, and we sprinkled on gold glitter (I was thinking about how sometimes compost is called "black gold"). And actually, I couldn't find gold, so it's multi-coloured glitter -- ha ha!

For water, the kids met with me and sponge-painted blue onto their pumpkin shape.

Have a look!


I think they turned out pretty well:)

And for your listening pleasure ....




15 comments:

  1. Very cute and a super creative way to incorporate the standard. :D

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    1. You're welcome, Sarah. The kids had fun with it!

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  3. Love it! Thanks for sharing!
    Rozana

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  4. I love it! Especially the way you had the kids show each "need" with a different medium. Thanks for sharing this.
    Chrissy
    First Grade Found Me

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    1. Thanks, Chrissy. It's all my tired brain could come up with yesterday, but I thought it might help to cement the ideas.

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  5. still laughing over the singing pumpkins - thanks

    sandi
    rubberboots and elf shoes

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    1. They're hilarious, aren't they:))

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  6. Very creative! And makes a wonderful display too!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  7. I LOVE this!! Thanks for sharing. You gals are making me want to teach first grade again!!!


    Kate
    Second Grade Sparkle

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    1. Well, Grade 1 is the place to be, don't ya know? :))

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