|close up of the bees & flowers|
|the students made the letters|
|another close up of a bee & flower|
|the finished product :)|
This was such a fun project. The students picked the words that were on their petals. The only requirement was that they had to be spelled exactly right & they had to be able to read them to me before they were allowed to attach them to their stems. Otherwise, they would just copy words in the room & the words would really have no meaning to them. Several times a day I catch the students going over to the word garden & trying to read the words that their friends have on their flowers. They have also used the word garden as a resource during writer's workshop time. I have been pleasantly surprised at how useful this beautiful display has been to them.