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Make magic in your classroom with a hands-on activity little ones will definitely love. Language arts and life science blend together as the class reads the story The Tiny Seed, and then plants some seeds of their own. Creating your kinder garden will be super easy because this resource describes the best seeds for the job. 
Germination is an amazing process that results in amazing things. The book The Tiny Seed is the inspiration for a set of activities that will help build early literacy, observation, language, and writing skills. The class observes how plants grow into flowers by planting seeds in small pots. As the plant grows, learners discuss what plants need to survive, the stages they go through from seed to flower, and how each part of the plant has a specific job.
Explore the life cycle of a seed by having youngsters create a comic strip journey. They read the book, The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle, then create comic strips that show the life cycle of a seed they have planted. A cute, fun, and engaging idea.
First graders, after listening to the book, "The Tiny Seed," by Eric Carle and summarizing what they feel were the most important points in the story, create and design a painting of flowers. They painting serves as one form of representation from the book through their eyes.
Even the youngest kids can make scientific comparisons using collected data. They read The Tiny Seed, then discuss the essential nutrients and elements needed for a seed to grow into a blooming plant. They plant seeds and track their growth using a sting, create paper plant, and label it. After their seeds have bloomed they give them to their moms along with a Mother's Day poem. Great ideas!
Not only is this lesson plan about story retell, main events, and making predictions, it's also about plants. Youngsters will read the tale, The Tiny Seed as they explore the plant life cycle and early literacy skills. The lesson plan is very simple and yet provides opportunities to have the class practice multiple literacy skills while also making a connection to science. 
Fourth graders complete various activities related to the plant life cycle. They read the book "The Tiny Seed," read and discuss the poem "Five Little Seeds," complete a "Plantenstein Mystery" and other online activities, write and illustrate a plant life cycle comic strip, take a field trip to a wildlife refuge, and dissect beans and seeds.
Young scholars hear Eric Carle's book, The Tiny Seed, to explain the concept of seeds changing and growing into plants when conditions in the environment are appropriate. They germinate seeds and learn the parts of plants.
Students investigate how seeds grow. In this plant biology lesson, students read the book The Tiny Seed and plant seeds. Students observe the growth of the seeds over time and record their observations in a log.
First graders use cues to identify unknown words. They will learn strategies to assist them in decoding while reading.  Then they discuss how to listen to themselves read in order to decide whether or not the word makes sense in the sentence.
Learn how to apply visual and meaning cues to reading unknown words. Readers will explore what to do when they come to a word they do not know as they watch the teacher model the use of these cues and then participate in guided and independent practice. In the guided practice, young readers get to be on the look out for the teacher to make mistakes! Various books with good illustrations are recommended for this activity.
3rd graders will participate in a variety of tasks which help them to understand the basic concepts of plant growth. Research and reporting skills are developed as they gather information from various sources related to the use of plants by humans for food, shelter and clothing, and in the production of various products.
In this creative lesson on seeds, 1st graders listen as the book The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle is read to them about the life of a seed. Students then draw a picture to show the life cycle of a seed in each season.
Students demonstrate how to plant seeds. In this gardening activity, students read the book The Tiny Seed and identify the steps to planting a seed. Students plant their own lima bean seeds in plastic cups and watch it grow.
Second graders examine a lima bean. In this seeds instructional activity, 2nd graders review the parts of a seed, read The Tiny Seed, complete a seed worksheet and examine a lima bean.
Students read and dramatize the stories "The Tiny Seed" and "The Carrot Seed" as an introduction to seeds and what they become. They work in small groups to plant their own seeds and over the span of a week (+ or -)students keep track of the gro
Students participate in shared readings of Eric Carle's books and investigate the art and story elements. They create a collage and answer questions.
Learners compare fall and spring. In this seasonal changes lesson, students read the book Apples and Pumpkins and discuss the fall season. The learners then read It's Spring and describe the spring season. As a culminating activity, students construct a Venn diagram, comparing the two seasons.
Seventh graders take part in a survey that helps them to better understand why bananas are so popular.  For this bananas lesson students will create a children's book about bananas. 
Learners work in small groups of three or four to create books based on the Eric Carle books studied. Topics may include tadpoles, guppies, people, moths, and plants. Media used may include Kid Pix, sound recordings, art pieces, sketches, digital camera, scanner, etc. Students end up with a hard cover copy of their book, as well as, a web-based multimedia version and present their creations to an audience of other learners.

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