Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Open House

It's been a month since we planted our lima beans. We didn't have very much success. Usually 2 or 3 plants don't grow but this time about half of our beans did not sprout. The students were so disappointed. I told them we'd plant again and they could take them home that same day.
These were the few that sprouted although one of them seems to have given up.

We also had Open House last week. I usually love Open House, but this year there was so much to do, testing, staff development and trainings, I kept it pretty simple. It was a combination of of two themes, spring and the farm.
We did some writing about the farm. We made a circle map about animals that live on a farm and what they do. I forgot to take a picture of the inside.
Saw this all over Pinterest. Went great with our plant unit.

Did some addition facts.
We watched the video The Very Hungry Caterpillar and illustrated the life cycle of a butterfly using a bean and pasta.
We  read The Grouchy Ladybug and made a book re-tell and a clock to go with it.
We also made the graduate portraits but I didn't take pictures of them. They came out really cute.