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Trees Grade 1 by Mind Map: Trees Grade 1
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Trees Grade 1

Movement/physical education

Scavenger Hunt: Outside collecting leaves

Social Studies

Discuss planting trees in the community

Have children write a letter to a community leader discussing planting more trees in the area

Discuss how to Recycle (paper products)

Have children write in their journals ways that they can recycle

Discuss what types of trees live in certain parts of the country

Create a United States map with types of trees listed in each state. Children can work in groups to research what trees belong to each state

Science

Discuss structure and growth of a tree

Activity: Planting a tree at home/or family/friends home

Discuss different types of trees

Activity: Collect leaves and figure out what type of tree the leaves came from

Discuss Seasons and Climates

Have students document their ideas in their science journals

Literacy

Read "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein

Have students respond to the story in their journals and create their own story about a tree

Math

Counting and sorting leaves from scavenger hunt

Have students document their findings in their math journals

Creative Arts

Activity: Place leaf underneath paper & shade top of paper with a crayon (sideways) to see leaf appear

Activity: Use leaves (not dried-out) & lay them in paint. Pick-up the desired leaf and press leaf on paper. Can use same leaf or different leaves to create a tree