2 Scoops of Kindergarten

Friday, April 25, 2014

Springing into Science!

 
This month's blog hop is all about Science and we have joined many other fabulous bloggers to share with you some ideas, freebies and giveaways.
We LOVE science in my K room!  Right now we have chick eggs in the incubator, butterflies coming next week and planting seeds happening right now!  What fun! Every chance we get we try and integrate Science into our curriculum. One of our required assessments for kindergarten is for our students to write an expository paper. The writing prompt is "How do you plant a seed?" So before the kinders start to write, we read a lot of wonderful books about flowers and seeds. Here are a few:
 From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons
From Seed to Plant by Allan Fowler
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Elhert
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

After we do our planting and labeling parts of a plant, we write our expository paper. Here is the graphic organizer we use and an example of one filled out.  This we are going to do next week.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Kindergarten-Expository-Writing-Common-Core-Aligned-How-to-Writing-1194898



This is one part of the Common Core Aligned Expository Writing packet that you can win by entering the raffle below. This writing was designed for Kindergarten but can easily be adapted for 1st and 2nd grade.
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Keep on hoppin' along and visit Linda at Primary Inspiration next!
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Monday, April 7, 2014

April Showers Bring May Flowers and Chicks!


Today the boys and girls did one of my favorite activities.  They painted their hands which I know we do a lot but their hands are so precious and small.  We decorated our room full of umbrellas and flowers and rainbows with adjectives to describe ourselves. I love the little hearts that the girls put over their names. Next we are starting to talk about our chicks and we made some fun chicks which always take a personality of their own.

 The kindergartners then wrote about something they are eggs-cellent at! We decorated our bulletin board with colorful eggs.  What a fun and eggs-citing place to be!

Gloria