Fun on the Farm!

  Last week we started one of my favorite units in first grade.  The farm unit is not only super fun, but also means that the pumpkin patch, sweaters and boots are in my future.  I've been pinning my fall wardrobe for months! So grab your overalls, and get ready for some fun on the farm.  
  Here are some more pictures of some of the farm fabulousness we've enjoyed so far.  We still have butter to make, a super cute class book in our future and maybe even a little farm animal art project.

Below is a little phonics activity we did during morning meeting on Monday.  
It's about 9 years old, but it serves it's purpose year after year and the kiddos love it.  
Farm animals were abundant during center time.  
 Here my sweeties are putting the animals in order from least to greatest.
 ABC order center on the farm!
Sorting Sums! On the farm.  
One pig, on horse, one, cow, one sheep = a full barn!
 Go clapping in the classroom. Syllable Sort! 
 We graphed, tallied and drew our favorite farm animals!
Looks like the horse was the winner.  
(Don't you love how every graph becomes a competition! 
And then someone gets all sad that their favorite lost?) 
Sad City, I tell you!
But I gotta love a graph.
Insert (Camera Battery Dies) No more pictures but....

We also made a chart of animals and their babies.  
And today we learned that nearly everything we love comes from the farm! We sorted picture cards into 2 categories "From the Farm & Not from the Farm". 
They couldn't believe that the t-shirt they wear and pillow they sleep on, could actually come from the farm. My kids also may never eat chicken nuggets again. They were surprisingly shocked that those sweet chickens ended up a McDonalds. GR-OSS!

So tomorrow it's on to more.

I can't wait to do the butter boogie! Yee-haw.

And... what would a post from me be without a little random? 
Anywhooo...Do you guys hear, "I'm hungry! When is lunch?" Right after lunch?! I swear, my kids are cutest darn bunch around, but they are always in the mood for food! 
So when I went to Wal-Mart, I picked up these:
Of course, they aren't going to get a snack without a little hard work, so I made this. 
 I have to thank The Scrappin' Cop for her great graphics! 
Cheez It Making Words


  1. Cute activities! :) Thanks for the freebie!

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the Cheez-It sheet! I bought some the other day and was wondering how to make it a fun learning tool! {without making a gross mess}

  3. I love the Scrabble Game! How perfect for little kids. Thanks for sharing your cute munch a word!

    Your barn graph is super cute!

  4. Making a worksheet for the cheez-it scrabble crackers was on my list of things to do this weekend... thanks to you, I scratch that one off! :)

    The Sharpened Pencil

  5. Are you selling this Farm unit? Cause I LOVE it! Or did you buy it from someone else? Such cuteness!
    Kerri B

  6. Where did you find this farm unit? It is fantastic!

  7. Hey girls- This farm unit is all me. I haven't really put it in a unit, but I am making a set of literacy and math centers. The centers that are pictured are included. I'll have it on TpT this weekend.

  8. Hey Michelle, Would you mind if I turned your "Who's in the barn?" activity into a smartboard file? I would offer it on my blog as a freebie and you could offer it here.
    I won't do anything until you let me know what you think. :)
    Spotlight on Kindergarten

  9. Love the Cheez It activity! Thank you! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  10. Thanks for the Cheez It activity! My kids are obsessed with eating; I think this will go over well. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  11. Completely agree with you that the graphing activities always turn into a competition :) It's so funny.


  12. tmarie- I don't think you can put it in a smart board file to give away because I got it out of a resource book. If it was mine, that would be fine, but it's not. Sorry

  13. Michelle,
    Thanks for letting me know. Total bummer that I can't share ! - but I wouldn't want to break any copyright rules etc... Thanks for responding tho!
    Spotlight on Kindergarten

  14. I love the Cheez It activity. Where did you get the darling border for that Worksheet. I went to the Scrappin Cop and couldn't find it. I love that border.

  15. Love this! I just saw these Cheez-Its the other day! How fun!

    Learning is a Journey


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