This week, we planted our own classroom garden in our water table. We have covered the life cycle of a plant and the parts of a plant, as well.
Our "Morning Message" was altered. I had the children stand up, pretend their feet were a plant's roots, their torso was the stem, their arms were the leaves, and faces were the flowers.
We worked very hard on large projects, showing a plant's needs.
Here's my example.
Here are some projects, showing the life cycle of a tree.
I hung them outside of our classroom.
We watched two FABULOUS www.brainpopjr.com videos:
1. Parts of a Plant
2. Life Cycle of a Plant
During recess, I roll our garden table outside to get some sun. The children are allowed to give each plant three sprays, then pass the bottle.