Planting our class tree

Planting our class tree

I don’t know about you all, but its raining acorns over here! So, we decided to plant a class tree.

We have quite a few steps for this process, so I’ll just take you on a picture walk. But first, let me give you a little background information! We spent a whole day discussing acorns. We read “Dot and Jabber and the Great Acorn Mystery” by Ellen Stoll Walsh. We became acorn detectives of our own! We did all kinds of things with the acorns we found like: estimating, washing, painting, weighing, and sorting! At the end of our week, we kept one special acorn behind. This would be the acorn that would grow into our class tree!

Getting ready for our tree!

First, we had to go collect our acorns – this wasn’t hard to do with all the oak trees in the yard!

Our class tree

Then, we made our tree “leaves”! All you need for this is some green paint, a paper plate, some glue, and a handful of acorns!

Our class tree

Now, let’s plant our acorn!

Before we planted the acorn, each child had a chance to wish our little acorn good luck and plop our little acorn was planted!

Our class tree

You’ll need to make the trunk of your tree so it can dry; while the kids are gone, of course!

Our class tree

Once everything is dry, it’s time to hang everything up! Our students were beyond excited to return to school and see that our little acorn had grown into an oak tree! It made the end results that much more worth it because they were involved from start to finish!

Our class tree

 

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