I LOVE spring! The days get longer, the weather gets warmer, and we get to learn about some of my favorite subjects!
I always like to talk about the season of spring the week we get back from spring break. I’m always surprised at how many of my students have no idea what a season is, but I also secretly love it because they get SO excited to learn about what makes each season unique!
I highly, highly recommend all the seasons books in the Exploring series:
The pages aren’t very wordy and the pictures are big and vibrant. My students always pull out so much information form these!
We put it all into a bubble chart:
From there, I tasked my students with choosing 3 things to write about spring. They could be things we added to our chart or things they already knew.
They then added a cover and made tissue paper flowers to complete this cute writing craft!
You can find these in my All About Spring unit:
From there we moved on to insects. We read about different types of insects using these pages, again from my All About Spring unit:
Of course, insects are one of those topics that certain students will already know A LOT about. 😉 So I let them add their information to our discussion too.
Then students each chose 1 of the 5 insects to write about. We ended by making this cute directed drawing craft inspired by Doodlebugs Teaching:
And, of course, we couldn’t talk about spring without talking about the changing weather! We actually are required to cover weather the entire second quarter in STEM, so we were already weather experts, but we spent some time talking about storms – a big deal this time of year in the midwest!
We started with what they already knew about storms:
And then we added our new learning after reading a few nonfiction books:
If you think your students would also love learning about spring, insects, plants, weather, and more, be sure to check out All About Spring and then let me know some of your favorite topics to teach in the spring!