Kindergarten – Trees and Weather

Here are resources for your Kinder kitTrees and Weather

Curriculum Overview Priority Matrix

Scope and Sequence- 3 kits

Click on the following links below the investigations for a pdf of the word wall words.  You can laminate and cut them and use them to help aid in building vocabulary for your students during science.

Word Wall Words

Investigation 1 -Observing Trees
Investigation 2 – Observing Leaves
Investigation 3 – Observing Weather
Investigation 4 -Trees through the Seasons

Printable Vocabulary Cards  PDF

Target Strategies

Single Page of All Target Strategies Individual Strategies for Classroom Use

Things you might want to know


Table of Contents

(with Investigation Titles)

Word Format

Investigation 1

  • At the end of Investigation 1 of Trees and Weather, 1st grade, teachers can plant a tree at their school, after getting approval from either their principal or a grounds manager.  Do not plant the trees from this unit until you speak with facilities first.If a tree cannot be planted on school grounds, it can be planted somewhere else in the community.  If none of these options are available, your tree might just “visit” your classroom.
    It doesn’t say this in the curriculum, but I might also suggest some other alternatives –
     * That a student could get to take the tree home and plant it at their house.
     * The tree could get planted in a bigger pot and be left at the school.
     * The tree could be recycled for the next classroom!!
     * You could take the tree home!  🙂

Investigation 2

  • They are asking for a felt board to display the felt leaves.  You can use your cork board and pin them to the board instead.
  • Students will need to collect leaves.  To gain a variety, have them bring them from home.
  • Amazing Resource – check out this blog all about leaf activities!! 

Investigation 3

Investigation 4

Additional Materials