Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Eric Carle Unit- The Tiny Seed

Each Spring my class works on an Eric Carle Unit.  This unit is a great way to connect math, science, and literacy. We start by learning about the author, and then use his stories as a starting point for lessons on insects, spiders, and plants.  Over the next few weeks I will be posting about the activities in this unit.

The first book we read this year was the Tiny Seed.

After reading the book my students wrote about the story.

Then they created this interpretation of the cover (we did not splatter paint our art this year).

When both parts of the project were completed I glued their writing next to their art. This will become a page in their Eric Carle book.

After reading the story we learned about the needs of plants, and the students wrote about the things that plants need.
Then the students completed this activity.  I love looking at the different flowers they drew! Both their writing and art will become another page in their book.

The final activity they completed was this seed planting sequencing activity. This can be a bit time consuming, but the students love it.

We will refer back to this activity in May, when we read Jack and the Beanstalk and plant beans during our Fairytale Unit.
Up Next: Eric Carle-The Honey Bee and The Robber

1 comment:

  1. I love the activity with the needs of plants! I will try my version of it this week. :)