Learning about the Farm

I have a hard time posting on the blog lately because my student teacher is teaching full time.  It has been nice because I have been able to pull students and assess or give them a little extra help, but I don't feel like I have a whole lot to say on the blog.

This week we were learning all about the farm and farm animals.  My sweet student teacher had a great idea to mix a great story with a math lesson from Saxon that is usually pretty boring.  :)

She read the story "Rosie's Walk" by Pat Hutchins.  It is all about a hen named Rosie who decides to go for a walk.  While on her walk a fox follows her, but she is unaware.  It is a cute little story.

Then my little kinder babies each made a little Rosie for themselves.  The students took their Rosie for a "walk" using positional words.  They went over, under, around, etc.  It was so much fun.  Here are a couple pictures.

The students also created a farm animal book.  Each day the students learned about a new farm animal and they wrote about the animal of the day.  My student teacher cut the books into the shape of a barn.  I think they turned out great!  :)

One day our animal was pigs.  We made "mud" or chocolate pudding.  The students also created these mud poems with adjectives we brainstormed.  Then they used their fingerprints to created little pigs at the bottom.

On Friday, we learned about cows.  We, of course, had to have a milk tasting.  We tried white, chocolate, and strawberry milk.  For the first time ever, strawberry milk was the winner in the classroom.  Usually chocolate milk wins.  

Last year, I made a farm mini-unit.  I plan on updating it as it was one of my first TpT units.  If you are interested in it, please click on the image below.

Next week, we are going to start learning about pumpkins as well as going on a field trip to the pumpkin patch.  It should be a lot of fun.  Fingers crossed for good weather.  :)

1 comment

  1. cute cute! I am sure you are itching to get back to teaching. It's hard to let it go to someone else but I'm glad it's all working out!
    Miss ya!
    Kickin' it in Kindergarten