We started a new unit and are studying plants! We'll do many exciting things like planting in our school's organic garden and conducting experiments where we change variables to uncover what plants really need to survive and thrive. We started by activating our prior knowledge and recording in our journals things we already know. Students were asked to draw and label the parts of a bean seed and to draw and label the parts of a plant. In addition, if they knew the function of the plant part, they were asked to record its purpose. It looks like we are off to a great start! We can't wait to reflect on these diagrams in a few short weeks. Stay tuned to learn more about plants!