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The Tiny Seed
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.
"Five Little Seeds"
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.
A Planting We Will Go
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.
The Tiny Seed
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.
A Planting We Will Go
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!
Structure and Meaning Cues
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.
A'Planting We Will Go
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.
Exploring Bloom's Taxonomy Through Eric Carle Collage Technique
Students participate in shared readings of Eric Carle's books and investigate the art and story elements. They create a collage and answer questions.
Visual and Meaning Cues
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.
Life Systems - Plant Growth
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.
What Happens to a Seed?
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.
Gardening Project-Learning to Grow Seeds
Students demonstrate how to plant seeds. In this gardening lesson, 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.
Students make a mini book. In this pumpkins instructional activity, students list the characteristics of a pumpkin, read a book about how a pumpkin grows, make a mini book about pumpkins and explore the inside of a pumpkin.
Fall vs. Spring
Students compare fall and spring. In this seasonal changes lesson plan, students read the book Apples and Pumpkins and discuss the fall season. The students 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. In this bananas lesson students will create a children's book about bananas.
Dyed Flower Garden
Students create a dyed flower garden. In this art lesson plan, students read the book Tiny Seed and cut flowers out of tissue paper to create a paper flower garden.
Caterpillar, Caterpillar How Do You Grow?
Pupils 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 pupils.
Taking Care of Nature (Religious)
Young scholars discover how they can help care for the earth. In this environmental protection lesson, students discuss how God created the earth and what will happen if they fail to care for the earth properly. Young scholars grow their own plants which they will take care of themselves.
Plants Need Sun, Air And Water To Survive
Students read "The Tiny Seed" by Eric Carle and discuss what things a plant needs in order to grow and thrive. They explore websites, sing songs, draw pictures and plant bean seeds to observe.
Fall vs. Spring
Students compare and contrast the seasons of fall and spring. In this fall and spring lesson plan, students learn the differences between fall and spring through books and pictures, identify the differences, draw their own pictures, and write about each one.