The first day of camp got off to a great start! I was so excited to meet my imaginators this morning!
This book by Helene Jordan takes the young reader through an experiment in growing a seed. After reading about different types of seeds and how long they take to grow I directed my readers to the chart on the wall which showed the parts of a seed.
I asked my little ones: "what do you use a coat for?" "To keep warm"
"Not to get wet"
I then prompted them to think about the function of a seed coat. They quite correctly answered "to protect the seed". For each part of the seed I prompted my little ones to think about it's function and was pleasantly surprised that many of them were spot on with their answers.
I then handed out work sheets on which they were required to rate the book and label and colour the seed.
Of course....for our little ones the class is never complete until we go outside to play....how about some hop scotch?!
Here are some samples of today's worksheets. You can see some of my little ones do not care to be realist....rainbow beans :). Of course I had to add a picture of the hopscotch fun!