Studying Life Cycles in First Grade

We took the first graders outside and acted out a tree’s life cycle borrowing a PLT activity. Then, students each collected one seed from the ground (we primarily had acorns and sweet gum tree seeds available). Back inside the classroom, we diagrammed a simple tree life cycle, and students created their own diagram using their seed they collected! The kids had a great time, and it was a nice introduction to their new unit!