Saturday, April 21, 2012

Our Lima Beans Finally Grew

This week has finally ended. FCATs are done for the most part (my husband teaches Fifth Grade and they have 2 days of Science next week). We managed to stay quiet during our lockdown time for testing. Yeah! : )
On another note, I wanted to post pictures from our Lima Bean Greenhouses last night, but I was so tired that I decided to go to bed early. We finished up our Plant unit last week, but it took our Lima Beans a lot longer to grow.
This is what our beans looked like on Monday after a few days.
By Wednesday our beans had grown a little bit more.

This is what our lima beans looked like today.

All of my Kindergartners were super excited. Many of them started dancing around the classroom first thing this morning when they came in and saw their beans. I wish I had it on video. Haha! They got to take their lima beans home this afternoon and were given instructions on how to replant them.

Since we finished our Plant Unit last week, we officially started our Insect Units this week. To give you a little insight on my classroom, I teach at a Project CHILD school. Project CHILD is a program that has three teachers working together as a cluster teaching three grades (K, 1, and 2). The students rotate between the three teachers. I teach Reading, while one clustermate teaches Writing and Social Studies and the other teaches Math. We all teach Science to our homeroom students. My homeroom class is Kindergarten.

Now that you got that little glimpse, you'll have a better understanding of why I will be sharing my three different Insect Units. That's right 3!!!! My Kindergartners are doing Butterflies. First Grade is doing Ladybugs and Second Grade is doing Ants. I will share some of the things done so far for the units and posting the units in my TeachersPayTeachers store this weekend. I off to bed as it has been a long week. I can't wait to share with all of you.


Heather's Heart said...

We make those greenhouses too! Our's are starting to grown and my kiddos get so excited each time we pass them in the hallway.

What a neat teaching situation that you have. WOW! 3 grades though to prepare for!

I am happy to be your newest follower and am excited to visit you often. I would love for you to come visit me when you get the chance. I have lots and lots of *freebies*! =)

Heather's Heart

Kinder Teacher said...

I heart your lima beans! Thank you for sharing! P.S. I am your newest follower! When you get a chance come on over to check out my newbie blog!

I Heart My Kinder Kids

The Teachers Backpack said...

It is hard to prepare for, but at the same time when they return the next year I already know where they are so I can start teaching faster. Thanks for following. I will be checking out your blog soon.

The Teachers Backpack said...

Our lima beans surely grew. Thanks for being my newest follower. I will be checking out your blog soon.