My grade 1-2 class was out in our school’s courtyard putting out some bird seeds we had collected to set outside our classroom window. In our Science unit we had been working on expectations dealing with Living Things and in talking about showing care and respect for all living we decided to start feeding some local birds. We had examined the seeds from our bird seed bag. Compared and sorted them (math: sorting and classifying objects using one attribute ) and read the instructions and ingredients on the bag it self.
While out in the courtyard one students noticed a plant pod that was growing outside and pointed out.
Since I made such a big deal about him finding these other seeds, this then encouraged the class to go out into the courtyard in small groups and see what other seeds they could find. We had already spoken about how plants use seed to reproduce so there was some background knowledge already taught. After a few moments they had gathered a variety of seeds.