For our unit on plants, I would use this idea to have the students draw the plant life cycle on paper plates. Each student would have their own plate and draw each step of the plant life cycle. It would be a good assignment for independent practice.
Rock Monsters Craft
Floral Embroidery Clutch
Biography or character project.
The Morning Meeting --- neat idea... could be used to build class community, deal with any issues that come up, etc.