Spring Into Learning
This Topic Mini-Research & Literature Web Page
was developed for Mrs.Keel's Kindergarden Class at Moulton Branch Elementary School
Designed By Ashton Whitaker, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher

springtime

Water can
What is one thing that a flower needs to grow?  You can find the answer by clicking on this link.
Butterfly
What does a caterpillar turn into?  This website will show you the stages of a caterpillar.
Flower
Can you tell me the parts of a plant?  Find out what the different parts of a plant do at this website.
Ladybug
Do ladybugs have wings?  Visit this website for the answer and much more!


Flower Power
Now that we have learned all of the parts of a flower, pretend that you have your own flower garden.    Knowing the different parts of the flower is important so you can know how to take care of it and tell it apart from the others.  Pick a flower that you want to be in your garden, draw it, color it, and label its parts.  All flowers look different so be creative!


Steps to Complete Flower Power Activity
1.You can find an example of a labeled flower at this website.
2.Your teacher will have a real flower as an example.
3.
Draw your own version of a flower on your paper.
4.You will color their flower whatever color you want.
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. Label parts of the flower including roots, stem, leaf, and petal.



Topic Literature Activity
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle


The Very Hungry Caterpillar book

Topic Literature Activity
A. Butterfly and Moth Life Cycle     Caterpillar
B. Questions of Understanding
1. What did the caterpillar eat on Monday?
2. On what day did the caterpillar eat a lollipop?
3. What is a cocoon?
4. What happens to the caterpillar in the end?
C. Critical Thinking Questions
1. If you were the hungry caterpillar, what kinds of foods would you eat and why?
2. The caterpillar turned into a butterfly at the end of the story, what insect or animal would you want to turn into and why?



Valdosta State University


Ashton's Home Page
Pink Flower
arwhitaker@valdosta.edu
Ladybug

VSU Student Topic Pages
Butterfly

Topic Mini-Research Lesson Plan
Caterpillar


Topic Literature Lesson Plan