Sunday, April 28, 2013


We have been learning all about plants in Science (and in Reading Group).  We had a lot of fun learning about the parts of a plant and each part's job.  Ask your first grader why a fruit is a suitcase for a seed!  We also learned the things that all plants need to survive.
Last week we did lots of activities with plants and then we PLANTED lima beans and corn.  (I checked on them today and you are going to be very excited on Monday!)  We sorted seeds and graphed our results.  We even opened seeds.  Did you know that you can see the parts of a plant INSIDE a seed?  Thanks to our FUN investigation on Friday, first graders got to see it!  We were great scientists using our observation skills with our hand lenses.  We also watched how a stem does it's job during a celery investigation.

Here are some pictures for you to enjoy.  I will take some more and post soon!

Don't forget to dress for our field trip on Tuesday.  We will be outside all morning!

By the way....Scruffy grew A LOT over the weekend!!!
Miss Gilbert

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