April 14, 2013

Plants + 2 FREEBIES and a SaLe!

I'm thinking all of our cold spells are gone {maybe I shouldn't hold my breath??} in south Texas. Spring seems like it is in full swing, so that could only lead to one thing...a plant study! One of my favorite science units to teach is plants. The kids LOVE getting to plant a seed and come in every morning to see what it has magically done overnight. It's the first place they visit before they even  unpack. They totally freak-out when they see the first root, leaf, etc.!! So fun to watch. If only we could hatch chicks this week....sigh!
Last year I used this observation log with my firsties and it worked out great.
For this unit, we observed our plants for a total of 10 days (excluding weekends). By the end of this time frame, they actually grew rather tall. Each day, we observed what our plant looked like and drew a picture on the picture observation sheet. We then turned to our daily observation page, wrote the observation date, number, and wrote 3 sentences about the changes we saw.

At the end of this packet, there is a place to sequence the steps of the life cycle of a plant: How a Plant Grows. This is a great way to assess what they know at then end of the unit.
This packet is posted in my TpT store and will be on sale for 3 days. So snag it while you can!

You can also find these two freebies if you have stuck with my ramblings this far! There are 2 graphic organizers.

The first is a plants can-have-are chart. The second is a life cycle chart. Pick them both up {HERE} and {HERE}.

Have a fabulous week friends!
I will also be giving this packet away to one lucky person who does the following:
1. Follow my blog AND TpT store
2. Pin this to Pinterest
3. Leave me a comment below with your email address.
Contest ends Tuesday!


  1. Awesome resources! I pinned your freebies, downloaded, and rated your products! Thanks so much for the freebies!
    Rambling About Reading

  2. I am a follower of both! Would love to be a winner! Here is my pin: www.pinterest.com/pin/145944844147077802/


  3. Great resource! I follow both! Thanks so much for the wonderful freebies!