A few weeks ago we learned about the parts of a flower. Today I taught my first graders about what a flower needs to grow. We discussed plant food versus people food. I had the students tell me what they eat for lunch and dinner, then I had them guess what they thought a plant needs to grow big and strong. I made a chart for them to sort pictures of food into plant food and people food. Next, I had them Plants Need pictures. I wanted to use a lot of sensory stimulating materials for my students who have a great need for that. I had them cut thick paper, glue cotton balls, and sprinkle soil on their paper. I will provide a detailed lesson plan later!