I use a song - "LULY the LIMA BEAN PLANT"
Luly the lima bean plant, LULY the LIMA BEAN PLANT
you need food and water, sun and love
Lulu the Lima Bean Plant.
The song is sung when I am teaching the children about what plants need to grow - we plant our lima beans in small clear bags, using cotton balls and water - we hang them with clothes pins and watch them begin to sprout - they take them home to take care of them - at the end of the school year they bring them back to class - we measure them and take pictures of them - we go to the other classes and ask the students to vote for their favorite plant. Throughout the school year the kids email pictures of their plants growth and discuss what they did to help their plants grow. The students write in their journals about the process of the needs and how to take care of their plants. I am able to integrate science, language arts, math and technology.