Thursday, May 9, 2013

Down on the Farm!

Whew! What a whirlwind week it's been!  I was out for curriculum mapping Tuesday, had a field trip Wednesday, and had a bazillion things going on today!  Lots of fun events happening at school right now.  We are down to.......14 days I believe!  We've been counting them down with my countdown chain!  The kids are loving the activities so far!  Today was "have a treat from your teacher" aka "your teacher brought you pretzels, organic raisins, and light apple juice as a snack before the field trip and was going to anyways but you didn't know that" day.

So onto farm festivities!  We began our study of farms {specifically cows b/c we went to a dairy farm today} on Monday.  We are using my Farm Animals: Informational Writing Pack all week long and then into next week.  Click the picture below to check it out!


Who doesn't love a good 'ole K-W-L?   Us old teachers still use them!  At least this one does!   Let's just ignore the "Where do baby calves come from?" question, shall we?


Next, it was time to browse some non-fiction books!  It was perfect timing b/c we had just finished up working on our non-fiction notebooks.  I was sure to pull lots of Gail Gibbons' farm-ish books as well as lots of other goodies.  The kids were loving the fact that they could answer some of their questions already by reading the books!


Diagram day was a fun one!  The kids loved drawing and labeling the parts of the cow!  Of course, they had the worst sketcher on the planet most fabulous artist to copy off of! Hey! I "just try my best" when it comes to drawing in front of the kids! Seriously it's such a train wreck.  #howdidigotoanartsmagnetschoolandstillcan'tdraw?


Onto the facts!  The kids had some great facts!  They were so proud to recall all they've learned this week!  Several were obsessed with writing all about the cows' udders!


Tomorrow, we will be making cows from Reagan's free farm animal craft pack!  We'll also do more in our cow books!  Remember to check out the book at the top of this post.  Each farm animal has 10 pages to coincide with it.  Great non-fiction study!  I'll be back next week with another post to show more about our farm fun!


I also have these packs for Arctic, Ocean, and Zoo Animals!!!!




7 comments:

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Adorable! This unit looks fun!

✞Heather
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Jennifer Judy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So cute!

Jennifer Judy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love ducks funny enough. I always laugh at the duck in click clack moo cows that type! We also hatched ducks in class last year! Jennlz53@aol.com

Reagan Tunstall said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Holy COW!!!! :) You have been busy! Looks fantastic!

jennifermeyer1 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This looks adorable! Pigs are my favorite! :)

Suzy Q said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My 'go to' comment is always "Go ask your mother!" My students are giving their oral presentations after researching an animal...of course, someone wanted to know how something was born. So, I smiled and said they were mammals and they were born live. "No, I mean, how are they BORN?" "Go ask your mother!"

So, yeah, I would have smiled and said baby calves come from female cows. :-)

Jennifer Ayers said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the pics! I can tell you put a lot of effort into both the project and the blog post!

Jenn
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