Week 1: Seeds and Sprouts

Learning Goals


Children will:

  • Begin to understand that plants and plant parts are an important food source for many animals, including humans
  • Begin to understand that many of the foods people eat come from plants, and that we eat certain leaves and roots
  • Continue to identify plant parts, including roots, stems, and leaves
  • Talk about how plants that grow in soil have some parts that are underground and some that are aboveground
  • Sort and classify plants and plant parts
  • Identify their favorite plants to eat and graph the results
  • Share, discuss, and record their observations


Children will:

  • Recognize, match, and form uppercase and lowercase “Ff” (Alphabet Awareness)
  • Identify parts of a book (Concepts of Print)
  • Identify the first letter (“Ff”) in context of a word (farm) (Alphabet Awareness)
  • Generate words with the same beginning sound in words (Phonological Awareness)
  • Repeat alliterative sentences (Phonological Awareness)
  • Engage in active viewing and listening (Listening and Speaking)
  • Build understanding through text-to-self and text-to-text connections (Comprehension)
  • Use sensory descriptive words to describe story events (Comprehension)
  • Interpret illustrations from a story (Comprehension)
  • Be exposed to new concept vocabulary in cross-curricular ways (Vocabulary)
  • Listen to, develop an understanding of meaning, and use new concept vocabulary words about planting including plant, root, flower, stem, and leaves (Vocabulary)


Children will:

  • Participate in one-on-one, small-group, and large-group conversations/discussions
  • Begin to initiate, organize, and participate in independent activities
  • Understand and respect group roles, rules, and expectations
  • Begin to understand the importance of helping others
  • Begin to understand that it is important to respect the environment and not to harm plants and other living things
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