Theme 6- Things That Grow
-Living things need food, water, and proper living conditions to survive.
-Immature living things need special care.
-Living things interact, and among animals ther are predators and prey.
- Math- Which is Longer? - Children will compare various classroom objects. Vocabulary for this activity include; long, longer, and longest.
-Science- Making Greenhouses- Children will decorate their greenhouses. Then we will discuss what makes seeds grow. We will place a lima bean seed in a baggie with a papertowel and add water. We will put them in our classroom to observe them later.
-Weighing Veggies and Fruit- Using a balance scale, children will compare 2 food at a time to see what weighs more and less.
-Planting Seeds- We will plant green bean seeds in soil and discuss the sequence of growing from a seed to a plant to get food.
-Making vegetable soup- We will cut(with plastic knives) different vegetables in small groups. Then we will cook the veggies to make soup. Then we will taste the soup and create a chart to show who liked the soup and who did not like the soup. We will discuss our results of our chart.
-Math- Counting Seeds Activity
-Library- Books about growing
Songs, Word Play, and Letters
-Green Grass Grows All Around
-When I was one (a growing poem)
-Letter Garden- Each child will be given a fruit or vegetable. A "seed letter" will be planted and they will be asked if they have a fruit or vegetable that has the beginning sound of that letter.