Once upon a time, when I was self-contained and taught using the basal reading textbook, I integrated science and literature. During our plant unit, we read Fly Traps: Plants that Bite Back by Martin Jenkins
Most kids have probably heard about the Venus flytrap, but what about the squishy bladderworts, sticky sundews, or the cobra lillies. Great illustrations help diagram how plants eat (at least carnivorous ones).
After reading the book, students were challenged to create their own carnivorous plant and create a seed packet. I put the project along with examples in my TPT store. Click here to download the project.
Example of student's work
I love linking up with Amanda & Stacia at Collaboration Cuties! Their mentor text linky has given me the chance to go back in time and explore some of my old files. Thank you ladies!
This week's topic: 3 favorite parts of my classroom
Top of my cabinet
This is generally wasted space in most classrooms, but in my classroom it houses
my collection of teacher memorabilia, including an antique desk.
My DIY storage
These cuties sit on my desk. This picture was taken at the beginning of the year.
Unfortunately, there is a pile of stuff to file in front of them now.
My library corner
I love my library.
A few years ago, I won a Really Good Stuff gift certificate.
I redeemed it on baskets for my books.
Hopefully, this summer I can phase out the red and replace it with green.
The last two state tests are this week, math on Tuesday and reading on Wednesday. Good luck to everyone else out there on your tests!