Monday, April 23

Farm fun

We finished learning all about the farm. It was a lot of fun and the kids loved it. I used Deanna Jump's Fun on the Farm unit and Julie Lee's faces of the farm activities.

After learning about sheep and pigs we compared the two animals.

We created cow glyphs from Deanna's unit.

We made a T-chart and listed what each animal gives us.

We graphed our favorite farm animal and analyzed the data. This is from my farm unit available on TPT.


We wrote a farm fact book from Mrs. Lee's faces of the farm activties.

Here are some thinking maps also found in my farm unit.


We made giant farm animals and wrote animal facts using interactive writing. This idea is from KinderbyKim. Her farm ideas are amazing.


 We read Mrs. Wishy Washy's Farm and wrote mud poems. Then they made Mrs. Wishy Washy. This idea was inspired by Julie Lee.


We have been working on asking questions. We used this chart by Kim Adsit while reading a nonfiction book about pigs. My kids came up with some great questions.

Here is my retelling rope from Castles and Crayons. We used this to retell The Very Busy Spider.

Then I paired the kids up and we made a flow map of The Very Busy Spider. They drew and water colored each animal and dictated to me their part of the story. Another idea from Mrs. Lee.

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20 comments:

Reagan Tunstall said...

fabulous post! I have some pinning to do!
We launch into farms on Wednesday!

Oceans of First Grade Fun said...

I love this post! It's so full of wonderful ideas!! I usually do Farms in the fall and I'll definitely revisit this post, thanks for sharing!
Ms. A

Krogers Kindergarten said...

These are great....I'm going to try to incorporate some of these into my second week of farm this week :)

Lovely Nina said...

So fun! I love the Mrs. Wishy Washy display.

applesandabcs said...

I love it ALL! You did so many cute activities!

Michelle

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Oh my gosh, I love everything!
❤Teri
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Busy Bees said...

Love, love, love it!! Thanks for sharing!
Robynn
BusyBees

Liz Mccaw said...

This is absolutely wonderful. I am inspired by all of your photos. Thanks, Liz :)

Mrs. Miller said...

wow, I love your farm unit!! thanks for all the great ideas! I just finished my farm unit. Come look!!

http://kindergartencommotion.blogspot.com/2012/03/mrs-wishy-washy-day-3.html

Miss Trayers said...

Everything is just so bright and colorful! What a great way to display what the kiddos are learning!

NotJustChild'sPlay

Julie said...

LOVE all your displays and thanks so much for all the links and shout-outs!! This is all so cute!! :)
Julie

Hillary said...

What a fun farm unit :)

Susan Case said...

I'm your newest follower. What a wonderful blog. I found you on Pinterest Kindergarten blogs. I sure would like to be added to that board. Can you tell me how to get in touch with Jennifer Leadman? My blog is Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers. I hope you'll visit sometime. (I'm lds)

Susan Case said...

I forgot to check that I'd like to know of a follow-up reply. Thank you very much.

Heather at Teach It Today! said...

I love the mud poem! I'm your newest follower!

Heather
Teachittoday.blogspot.com

Heather's Heart said...

I love all of this! CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!!!! =)


Heather
Heather's Heart

Anonymous said...

My whole school is supposed to write a poem. Now I know what my class can write about. :)

Paula Beckerman said...

Thank you for the detailed post! I am prepping for International Mud Day, and was looking for a muddy way to use Mrs. Wishy Washy. My kiddos will be making the craft and writing poems about it this week. Thank you so much! I'll link back to you when I blog about the results this week, at www.Paulaspreschoolandkindergarten.blogspot.com

Amy Bianchi said...

Would it be possible for you to send me a template for her hankerchief on her head? I do the same craft and have misplaced mine....biancha@wyomingps.org

The Mechams said...

Love this! I realize that you did this unit years ago. By chance do you have a copy of your lesson plan for it? If so, could you email it to me? laceymecham@yahoo.com

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