Thursday, May 17, 2012

Down on the Farm!

Baa, Oink, Moo....Someone is glad this week is through!!!

That's right! Today is my Friday since tomorrow I'll be at the hospital for surgery instead of at school!

We've been working on farm fun for the last two weeks.
We started the first week talking very generally about farms and farmers -

from Deanna Jump's farm unit
And the second week we went more in depth about each animal. The kids have been writing about the animals as we learn and on Monday when I go back I will take pictures of their writing in their Farm books since they still have to finish up chickens with the substitute tomorrow. They will also be making the adorable cow glyphs from Deanna's unit, so I will be sure to take pics of those too.

We compared Pigs and Sheep: 
from Deanna
 And graphed our favorite farm animals:
Some of the books we read this week:

Some of our math journals:
These next two activities are from Fran at Kindergarten Crayons:
Little Reader

Syllable Sorting
And here are our centers from my Fresh from the Farm Pack (unless otherwise noted):
sorting Ch and Sh words

Ending Sounds

sentence order

bossy E words

beginning blends

making tallies

ten frames

missing numbers

number words 21-30

clapping syllables

sorting or/ar words from Deanna Jump

real/nonsense words

counting tallies

addition to 20

counting by 5s
We also finished up our American Symbols unit and I remembered to take pictures before they took their books home. Here's some of their writing and our anchor chart:

When I return to school on Monday we will start our two week study of Ocean Animals using Deanna's Ocean Unit and my Under the Sea Centers:

Then it's one week of pirates and we are done for the year!!! 13 Days to go!!!!


  1. I love your farm unit. You did a great job on making that farm! I hope your surgery goes well.

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. How fun!! We do farm in the fall so I'm packing away these ideas for later! :) Love your farm packet!
    Rowdy in Room 300

  3. Great ideas! Love the pics! Wishing you a speedy recovery from your surgery.