Spring in the classroom means tons of fun is in store for science! Clouds and water, living and nonliving, insects, and plants are all topics that we cover as we teach our science standards. I wanted to show you just what I have up my sleeve for Science for March!
What I love most about these science topics is that it is so easy to bring them to life because these things are truly happening all around us—insects hatching, weather changes occurring constantly, and plants growing and blooming right outside the school doors! There are many activities to engage little learners in Science for March that cover all of these topics.
If you hang around here often, you know how much I believe in balanced literacy and integration whenever possible. (Don’t forget, strategy/skill over book/activity.) With this in mind, there are poems/songs for each week in Science for March. Each week also has a diphthong phonics focus with activities. You can read more about my weekly routine for teaching this HERE in this blog post or on this Facebook LIVE video.
Science experiments are one of the best things you can add to your science block of time because they provide hands-on experiences for students to investigate. I always take my students through the scientific method.
By the way, you can grab posters for the scientific method HERE FREE. I like to do an experiment either at the beginning of the week to capture my students’ attention and also to evaluate what they already know about the topic.
I also like to do them at the end of a unit to extend our learning and dig deeper into a topic! Here are some experiments you will find in Science for March about water, clouds, insects, and living and nonliving.
With each unit, I always like to anchor our learning with anchor charts. Some we make and add to throughout the week and others may be for only a few days, but either way, we hang them in our classroom for students to easily refer to and connect their learning as we explore other topics.
A great add-on item is Close Reading Passages: SpringEdition. Each week’s passage has comprehension questions, note-taking practice, vocabulary practice, and writing extensions. Great news, friends – you can get close reading passages for the entire year for FREE with the purchase of the First Grade Science Year-Long Bundle.
You can find all of this in Science for March! It’s filled with activities for whole group learning and independent learning, too! Each unit has a week-long teaching plan that makes planning a breeze! Go HERE to be set for clouds and water, living and nonliving, insects, and plants this spring!