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Plant Teaching Ideas
1. Reading Corner – Set up a reading corner with books about plants. When students have spare time, they can go to the reading corner and read the books.
2. Venn Diagrams – Students read both fiction and non-fiction books. They choose one fiction and one non-fiction book and compare them by identifying what is similar and what is different on their venn diagram.
3. Reading Log – Students keep a reading log of books they read. They write the name of the books they read and write one to three sentences about the book.
4. Reading Buddies – Students read plant books with their reading buddies.
5, Alphabet Books – Students write an alphabet book about plants. They think of a word related to plants that starts with each letter of the alphabet.
6. Plant Reports – Each student chooses a plant and researches to find out details about it. Students decide how they are going to share the information with their classmates.
7. Acrostic Poems – Students write an acrostic poem about plants. They print the word ‘plant’ down the side of a piece of paper. Students then write a word or phrase that starts with each letter in the word plant.
8. Jack and the Beanstalk – Read the story “Jack and the Beanstalk” to the students. Discuss the story. Students write a continuation of the story or create their own stories that include a plant.
9. Class Book – Students fill in the sentence, “My favourite plant is _________ because ___________.” They print their sentence on a blank piece of paper and then illustrate it. Bind the individual pages together to make a book.
10. Plant Life Cycle – Students choose a plant and then write a book that illustrates the life cycle of their plant.
11. Song – Put students into small groups of two or three. The students write a song about plants.
12. Seed Comparison – Bring in a number of different plant seeds. Students compare the seeds and make a list of similarities and differences.
13. Plant Journal – Students plant seeds and then keep a journal of plant growth. They can draw diagrams and write about their observations.
14. Plant a Flower Bed – As a class, plant a flower bed at the school. Students take care of the flower bed and ensure the flowers get the sunlight and water that they need.
15. Visit a Greenhouse – Take students to a greenhouse and have them write about what they see, hear, and smell.
16. Guest Speaker – Bring in a guest speaker that has a career related to plants. Students can think of questions to ask their guest. After the guest leaves, have students write thank you letters and identify one or two things they learned.
17. Plant Paintings – Students paint a picture that illustrates the life cycle of a plant.
18. Clay Flowers – Bring in different colours of clay. Students create colourful flowers with the clay.
19. Plant Posters – Students create posters about plants. They write facts about plants on their posters.
20. Collages – Bring in magazines and newspapers. Students cut out pictures of plants and make a collage.
Phys Ed Ideas
21. Move to the Music – Play music for your students. Ask them to imagine they are a seed that is growing into a full-grown plant. Students can act this out as the music is played.
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Next Article: End of School Writing Activities
- Plants Part 1: How to Introduce a Plants Unit to Your Students
- Plants Part 2: 3 Ways to Teach Students About Plant Vocabulary
- Plants Part 3: 5 Ways to Promote Writing During a Plants Unit
- Plants Part 4: How to Formatively Assess Students During a Plants Unit
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