The Science School Yard: "Tree"mendous Book Finds

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

"Tree"mendous Book Finds

I am so excited to be working on perfecting my tree unit for my younger kiddos. As a science teacher, I am always looking for ways to help my classroom teachers incorporate what we are learning in science. So, in our school garden there are a great number of trees, stumps, and bushes to learn in our outdoor classroom.

Today, I am linking up with Mrs. Jump's Class for Book Talk Tuesday. I found some great tree books that I will be using this year that I will share with you today, but my favorite that I found is ...

I love, LOVE Gail Gibbons' books. This one is pretty comprehensive. It does a great job with vocabulary, for my youngers I will skim and share pictures, but for the olders it is rich with information and packed with ideas.
Not only vocabulary and background knowledge, but fun ideas too!

I also am using this fun video to start my tree/plant activities this fall...

Great video for starting your unit! I also made A FUN FALL UNIT that I will be using with my kiddos this fall. Here is a freebie from that pack...
                             "Tree"mendous Freebie


  1. Great ideas! Do you teach lower grades only?

  2. Wow, these are some great tree books!! I have some of them, but am definitely going to be on the hunt for the 'Tell Me, Tree' book!!! Our science for the year revolves around how trees change throughout the seasons, so this post was perfect for me!! I love that video, too!! Thank you so very much for sharing!! So glad I 'met' you through the linky party!! :-)

    Warmest Wishes, Erin from Kindergarten Dragons

  3. I teach K-5 science to over 22 sections of students at my school. Over 400 altogether. Love it and wouldn't trade it right now after 20 years in a regular ed classroom, I have been doing science like this for 3 years.