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How Does It Grow?

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Read to children Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. After talking about the steps taken in planting a garden, create sentence strips with these phrases:

  • buy bulbs and plant them in the ground
  • order seeds from catalogs
  • wait all winter long
  • spring comes to warm the soil and sprout the bulbs
  • go to the garden center to select seedlings
  • sow the seeds
  • set out the plants in soil
  • watch the rainbow grow
  • all summer pick them and bring them home

Invite children to take turns placing the sentences into a pocket chart in the correct sequence. Review the book for the correct order.


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05/18/2009

 

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