Last week, we completed a unit on plants.  Students read the book Plantzilla by Jerdine Nolen.  This book was about a student, Mortimer, who took home the class plant, Plantzilla, over the summer.  While taking care of Plantzilla, Mortimer documented Plantzilla’s daily activities and wrote letters to his teacher to inform him of the progress made.  As the summer went on, Plantzilla began to grow and do things that plants should not be able to do.  These things included hiding Mortimer’s pet Chihuahua in it’s leaves and eating food such as hotdogs.  After students learned about Plantzilla, they were able to create their own during an arts integration lesson.  Students made each part of their plant and later explained to their teacher where each part of the plant was placed.


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