April Showers Bring May Flowers
This TopicQuest was designed for Ms. Kilgo's Kindergarten Class at Moulton Branch Elementary
By: Ashley Driggers, a Valdosta State Preservice Teacher



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Have you ever heard the saying, "April Showers bring May flowers?" Well, now that you have, let me tell you a little about it. When I was in school, my teacher taught me that after all the rain leaves us in April; beautiful flowers will began growing in May. Also, did you know that flowers have to eat food to grow, just like me and you? Below are some websites that will teach you all about plants. All you have to do is click on the blue links, sit back, and learn. Enjoy!!!





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Once the April showers have come and gone,May's beautiful flowers begin to grow. Go to kidport.com to see how these beautiful flowers grow!!!

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Now we know that plants need water to grow but what else? Surely water can't be enough. Visit Kid's Valley Garden to see what else plants need to grow.

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Great! You just learned what plants need to grow. Now you are going to learn the different parts of a plant. Visit Encarta Encyclopedia and explore the world of plants.

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Let's have a little fun! Get ready because you are going to learn even more about plants! Just click right here on CanTeach.com and let the fun begin.
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Some of the food that we eat are considered as plants. Do you like eating salads? Well if so, now is the time to find out what kind of plants you like to eat!



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Okay, by now you should know all there is to know about plants and what it takes for them to grow. Here's your chance to plant your own garden. Visit my first garden, get out your shovels and gloves and create a beautiful garden. Enjoy!!!


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Mission Activity

Hurry!!! We need to move fast. April is here and May is on its way. We need to pretend to get our gardens ready so our plants can begin to grow. You just learned about what plants need to live. If you have forgotten you can refer back. But I know that all of you know just what plants need, so let's get started. Let's go to our garden to find out what type of plants we want to grow. Once you have chosen your flowers, I want you to imagine that you are in a garden and you are getting ready to plant your favorite flowers.  Draw a picture of what you think your garden will look like once your plants are full grown. Be sure to label the flowers that you chose as your favorites. Enjoy and happy gardening!!!


Mission Steps

1. Visit the sites above to learn all that you can about plants.

2. Go to the site above about planting your first garden
and choose some flowers that you like best.

3.Once you have thought about your imaginary garden, draw a picture of what your garden looks like.Be sure to label the flowers that you chose as your favorite.

4. When you have finished your drqwing, turn it into your teacher.

5.Thank you for your wonderful help. Your gardens are going to be beautiful.


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